Stories by Trevor Clarke

Server technology guide

The fact is there is no onesize-fits-all server for small and medium businesses (SMBs). There are hundreds of choices across a dozen or so brands and far more configuration possibilities. Then there are the different approaches to server spend. Some buy on price, some on technology, some on brand, and some a mixture of factors at varying levels. Thankfully, there are some general guidelines on how to approach a new server purchase.

IT achieves strong ASX showing in FY10

Ongoing confidence in Australia’s economic performance will likely see the IT pocket of the ASX continue to perform well but a peak in the business cycle may see share prices drop.

Drupal on the rise in government with ALRC website win

The Drupal community has notched up another win with the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) joining the ranks of organisations implementing the open source content management system (CMS) for its web presence.

Investors expecting more from online services

IT departments in publicly listed companies will need to ensure their online investor services are top notch according to a survey by the Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA).

Comms Alliance NBN Project to forge ahead

The Communications Alliance NBN Project will seek to assist the Coalition’s broadband plan should it win support of the independent MPs that hold the balance of power to form a minority government.

ANZ suffers second EFTPOS outage in 3 months

ANZ bank has suffered its second EFTPOS and credit card machine failure in three months with thousands of machines nationwide unable process transactions between 11am and 2pm.

Security skills in demand and being poached

The success of security firm stratsec in taking out the top honours at this year’s Telstra Business Awards, highlights a security skills shortage according to IBRS analyst James Turner.