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  • Triple J turns to Hostworks for Hottest 100 streaming

    When listeners tune into the ABC’s Triple J Hottest 100 countdown online on Australia Day, managed service provider Hostworks will be ensuring that fans won’t encounter streaming delays or dropouts.

    Written by Hamish Barwick25 Jan. 13 09:00
  • Microsoft System Center further fuses Azure with on-premises assets

    With the release of the first service pack for Microsoft System Center 2012, Microsoft is taking another step in its ambitious goal of helping customers manage their on-premises IT and Microsoft Azure cloud services with a single set of IT management controls.

    Written by Joab Jackson15 Jan. 13 19:43
  • Amazon launches workflow orchestration service

    Users of Amazon Web Services will soon be able to orchestrate workflows across different AWS services and their own internal resources, using a new orchestration engine called the AWS Data Pipeline.

    Written by Joab Jackson29 Nov. 12 23:10
  • HP launches cloud service for the IT help desk

    Hewlett-Packard has launched a hosted offering called HP Service Anywhere, providing IT service management (ITSM) software over the Internet.

    Written by Joab Jackson22 Oct. 12 11:49
  • Red Hat adds app lifecycle tools to PaaS preview

    Red Hat has outfitted its OpenShift hosted application platform with a set of application development lifecycle tools to simplify deployment on the PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), the company announced Tuesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson16 Nov. 11 04:50
  • IBM clouding the midmarket

    Small and midsized organizations will deploy cloud services more readily than their larger counterparts, predicted the IBM general manager for midmarket sales at a company event Tuesday. As a result, IBM is aggressively pursuing this market, namely by helping partners market the company's PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) to these potential customers.

    Written by Joab Jackson20 Oct. 11 05:20
  • ICANN takes charge of Internet time zone master list

    After a lawsuit spurred a cadre of volunteers to cede management duties of Internet Time Zone Database, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has assumed control of the master list, which is used to coordinate time across different systems on the Internet.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 Oct. 11 05:17
  • Microsoft Intune update addresses remote users

    Seeking more medium-sized enterprises as customers, Microsoft has expanded the number of capabilities of its Intune PC subscription management service to address issues of remote management.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 Oct. 11 03:16
  • IT services market in Australia: Logica CTO

    The uncertainty in the stock market and global economy is driving the growth of the managed services market in Australia. With IT budgets tight, CIOs risk adverse and boards looking for flexibility, managed services appear set to dominate IT activity, according to John Taylor, chief technology officer of Logica.

    Written by John Taylor13 Oct. 11 09:45
  • Amazon adds free encryption to storage service

    Using Amazon Web Services' new Server Side Encryption feature, enterprises will at no extra cost be able to encrypt data stored on the company's Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon said on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs05 Oct. 11 23:22
  • VMware launches cloud-packaged Postgres

    Augmenting its line of software to support cloud deployments, VMware has created a package for running the Postgres database in a virtualized environment, the company announced Monday.

    Written by Joab Jackson29 Aug. 11 22:00