Meet Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s vision of the future of computing. It’s called simply ‘The Machine’. It’s a radical departure from today’s computer architecture that is being developed HPE’s R&D arm, Hewlett Packard Labs, to deal with the conflicting trajectories of computing hardware and software.
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VMware says the digital workplace, or digital workspace, is making a big impact on the healthcare sector
Big Switch Networks — a US startup that develops software-defined networking technology for data centres that bills itself as a “disruptor of traditional Ethernet switching” — has formally launched its operations in Australia and named Mario Vecchio as managing director of Asia Pacific, based in Melbourne.
Global credit card company, Visa, is staging a competition for Australian and New Zealand for startups that can develop innovative applications using Visa APIs “to solve business challenges and bring new ideas to payments.”
InternetNZ has launched a set of reporting tools to help New Zealand organisations to boost transparency around the customer information they provide to government agencies.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, the former enterprise communications arm of Alcatel-Lucent, now majority owned by Chinese company Huaxin, has chosen Australia and New Zealand as the first countries, along with Singapore, in which to launch a new business model for providing enterprise fixed and wireless local area network services, dubbed Network On Demand (NOD).
Prudential Investment Company of Australia (PICA), one of Australia’s largest property management companies, is scrapping all its in-house IT systems and moving to a cloud-based solution from ASX-listed property management software company, Urbanise.
Oracle has introduced a range of new hardware for in-cloud and on premises deployment based on a new SPARC chip, the S7, that it says offer SPARC processing power and features at a price point normally associated with x86 architecture.
Network analytics startup Saisei, of which Dodo founder Larry Kestelman is the largest shareholder, has been recognised as a ‘Big50 Startup’ in the US.
Cloudera, which provides a distribution of Apache Hadoop and associated services, says it is doubling business annually on the back of growth in the use of Hadoop to analyse the massive volumes of data being generated by connected ‘things’ of all kinds.
Standards for the next generation of cellular technology that will support multigigabit bandwidths are yet to be finalised and commercial deployments in Australian networks are unlikely before 2021, but Ericsson has announced upgrades to 4G networks that will enable network operators to offer some 5G features from 2017.
ServiceNow started life as an IT service management (ITSM) company. Today it’s a company with a US$1 billion turnover whose cloud-based platform “provides service management for every department in the enterprise including IT, human resources, facilities, field service and more.”
German software company, Software AG, was founded in the early days of the IT industry, 1969, but today is positioning itself as offering a solution to organisations facing today’s many challenges of ‘going digital’.
Gary McLaren was chief technology officer at NBN Co and a member of its executive committee through its earliest and most turbulent times.
Gustav Grundin, an associate principle in McKinsey & Co’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology Practice in Asia, claims there is a very close correlation between a nation’s economic performance and its level of connectivity, and says that connectivity is the driver of economic performance.