Stories by Rodney Gedda

TransGrid switches on desktop virtualisation

NSW electricity grid operator, TransGrid, will move as many as 500 of its desktop PCs to virtualised thin clients in an effort to reduce costs and extend the hardware refresh cycle to seven years.

Cotton On does e-commerce with Aussie open source apps

Fashion retailer Cotton On has launched into global e-commerce with a rapid two-month project which leverages local open source apps developed with the Django framework, with point of sale and supply chain integration thrown in for good measure.

Fortescue, SBS CIOs prep Office 365 move

The heads of IT at broadcaster SBS and mining giant Fortescue Metals Group have outlined their plans to adopt Microsoft’s new Office 365 Cloud service at the Sydney launch event today.

Devops Down Under 2011 draws in big Cloud names

The second annual Devops Down Under conference will be held in Melbourne next month with attendees representing Australia’s largest online businesses and a few international speakers thrown in for good measure.

Home-grown Cloud storage service launched

Sydney-based Cloud computing provider Ninefold has launched a storage service it claims is the first local equivalent of Amazon Web Services’ S3 offering and announced its inclusion into the jclouds multi-cloud library.

Local .au DNSSEC scoping complete: auDA

Australia has moved a step closer to secure DNS services with the Australian .au Domain Administration (auDA) completing the assessment phase of the planned transition, but a final go-live data is yet to be decided.

Get your act together councils tell NBN Co

Councils involved in first release sites for the National Broadband Network struggled to prepare for the change and recommend hiring project managers to facilitate the roll out a new report has found.

UXC merges IT businesses to form UXC Connect

IT infrastructure and services businesses UXC Connect, Integ and XSI Data Solutions have been merged by parent company UXC Limited and now fall under the UXC Connect brand from July 1.

Huawei in Aussie telco talks for Android tablet

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei has announced its first Android-powered tablet, the MediaPad, at a conference in Singapore, but won’t say when it’s coming to Australia or which telcos will offer the device.