Stories by Rodney Gedda

Want to get 'old' CEOs into social media? Try success stories

What do IT and marketing people do if their CEO and other senior managers are stultifying the use of social media? Show them case studies and examples of how other C-level executives are using it to their advantage, say leading social media professionals from Telstra and Facebook.

Keep social media outsourcing under control: Facebook, Telstra

Organisations looking to promote their brand through social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn should manage it with internal resources to avoid outsourcing the public image of the company, according to representatives from Facebook and Telstra.

CeBIT 2011: Trove search engine wins eGovernment award

The National Library of Australia’s Trove search engine project has taken out the 2011 Excellence in eGovernment Award and the Service Delivery Category Award at the CeBIT 2011 ICT Celebration Dinner in Sydney last night.

EMR success needs IT wake up: NSW e-health CIO

The success of an electronic medical records (EMR) project will depend on a level of high-velocity, mission-critical ICT not seen before in the sector, says the NSW Department of Health’s director of e-health and ICT strategy branch Ian Rodgers.

CeBIT 2011: Cloud computing 'like ordering a pizza'

IT industry professionals, analysts and vendors all have their unique ideas when it comes to describing what Cloud computing means, but according to one infrastructure leader it’s just like ordering a pizza.

Telstra CIO seeks Agile skills for change program

The CIO of Telstra has taken the unusual step of personally writing a job ad. Patrick Eltridge wants to hire experienced Agile process coaches for a change program he sees as exciting and rewarding.

BonitaSoft updates open source BPM suite

French software company BonitaSoft has released version 5.5 of its Bonita Open Solution, an open source Business Process Management (BPM) suite, adding more development and testing tools.

Woolworths traces lost trollies with mobile app

In an effort to reduce some $50 million a year in trolley collection and replacement costs, retailer Woolworths has launched a mobile application that allows people to report a lost trolley, including its location via GPS.

Telstra to launch Galaxy S II in July

A day after announcing the HTC Desire S and Wildfire S Android handsets, Telstra has indicated it will offer the high-end Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone in July, but won’t say for how much.

KDE 4.7 reaches first beta release

The next release of the open source KDE desktop environment won’t overhaul its interface but more features and stability is the way as the first 4.7 beta is now available for download.

Telstra adds Desire S, Wildfire S to Android stable

Telstra has announced the availability of the HTC Desire S smartphone, the successor to its most popular Android handset, the HTC Desire, on its $59 Freedom Connect plan and the new Wildfire S is coming in July for $360 outright.

Windows Phone 7 'Mango' update opens up messaging

Being able to message groups of contacts may not be new, but Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 update, dubbed ‘Mango’, will introduce multiple collaboration features and integrate with third-party Cloud services like Facebook.

Fedora 15 released, first with GNOME 3

The Red Hat-backed Fedora project has released version 15 today and is the first major Linux distribution to include GNOME 3 as the default desktop environment.