As part of Computerworld's silver anniversary celebrations 25 IT managers recall the ups and downs of their careers. Here, Warren McDonald, CIO, Proteome Systems, North Ryde, NSW, shares his experiences with Rodney Gedda.
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As part of Computerworld's silver anniversary celebrations 25 IT managers recall the ups and downs of their careers. Here, Tim Fleming CIO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Sydney, shares his experiences with Rodney Gedda.
As part of Computerworld's silver anniversary celebrations 25 IT managers recall the ups and downs of their careers. Here, Ian Jenkins, director of information technology, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Qld, shares his experiences with Rodney Gedda.
IT managers must lobby vendors to get more value out of their infrastructure platforms in order to avoid large costs associated with provisioning and upgrades, according to speakers at IDC’s ServerVision conference.
Members will get a custom-made program at this year's annual System Administrator's Guild of Australia (SAGE-Au) conference in Hobart next month.
Many enterprise software users and vendors have made significant commitments to open source technologies. Projects such as the Linux operating system, Apache Web server, and the Perl programming language, have proven themselves as viable alternatives to equivalent commercial offerings. But what about the tools used to hold core information assets? Are open source databases ready for the enterprise?
Security vendor Symantec has updated its intrusion detection and prevention systems while renouncing claims that IDS is a failed technology.
Symantec Australia and New Zealand managing director John Donovan said that traditionally intrusion detection has been implemented as a point product solution.
In an effort to ease the load on its main Alpha-based supercomputer, and to add more processing power to the existing 100-node Intel cluster, the Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (APAC) has ordered another 50 Intel computers which it will bring online using in-house skills.
Sydney-based Moriah College has replaced its legacy networking infrastructure in a move to deliver better online learning to students.
Commercial real estate agent CB Richard Ellis has implemented an IPSec VPN in preference to dedicated leased lines for its network of branch offices.
Officers in the Queensland Police Service have started training for command and control roles with virtual reality imaging in what the department believes is a world first.
Linux vendor Red Hat has moved to reassure its customer base that SCO’s claims against the operating system, although taken seriously by the company, are baseless.
Videolinq, the organisation that administers Queensland’s TAFE videoconferencing network, has set its sights on migrating from ISDN to ADSL for data transfer.
Snapx, one of Australia’s largest couriers, has implemented a scalable GPRS delivery tracking mechanism that integrates with the company’s enterprise resource planning system.
BT Global Services has implemented network and server monitoring software that has reduced support costs while establishing a platform for business intelligence-style reporting.