Stories by Darren Pauli

Microsoft saves time for WA users

Microsoft has provided an operating system update to synchronize time settings with Western Australia's daylight savings trial which is scheduled to run during December 3 to March 25, 2007.

Backing up Sydney

With more than 60 branch offices connected via IP WAN, backing-up data is critical for Sydney City Council.

Meeting Client Demand

With its data centre housed in 1923 square metres and spread over two levels, ensuring power continuity is at the top of Macquarie Hosting's to-do list.

Innovation moves up the CIO priority stack

Organizations have moved from slashing IT budgets and questioning the importance of technology to recognizing the role of innovation for business strategy, according to Gartner's 2006 CIO Agenda.

SNIA standardizes storage struggles

Standardization is the last line of defence for many enterprise firms in the battle against vendor lock-in; however, the time taken to formulate product standards, for the early adopters, is risky. We asked Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Australian and New Zealand vice chairman Clive Gold about how standards, and standard-based products, free enterprise firms from being locked into using proprietary technologies for years to come.

Bill's fair dinkum he's no wuss

In a bid to become fair dinkum, Microsoft has given Aussies a go too and included national colloquialisms in the Office 2007 Australian dictionary.

Vodafone outsources mobile networks

Nokia announced it has signed a $297 million, seven year contract with Vodafone Australia to supply engineering, operations and maintenance for its mobile networks.

FANs to leave SANs for dead

With data storage demands rising every year, and technology lagging behind, analysts say big business will adopt file area networks (FANs) by 2008.