Stories by Computerworld Staff

Why is robot autonomy so difficult?

Roboticists at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals discuss with Computerworld the difficulties of creating fully autonomous robots that can handle tasks without human intervention. Many of the robots at last week's finals were semi-autonomous or relied on human operators.

IT pro's revitalization guide 2015

For seasoned and new IT leaders alike, the new year is a good excuse to pause and take stock of your professional and personal progress in our always interesting, always chaotic industry.

National Voice + Data signs up to Equinix Melbourne data centre

Telecommunications company National Voice + Data has signed up to take space in Equinix’s Melbourne data centre, ME1, which is currently under construction.

Where giant companies are in their cloud journeys

CIOs at Humana, Progressive, Vanguard, Western Union and other huge companies talk candidly about where they are with cloud computing -- some are "all in" with all things cloud, others are proceeding more cautiously with, say, public cloud for specific types of apps -- and some of the lessons they've learned along the way. Skills development, avoiding vendor lock-in and security issues are all on their minds, too.

Amazon reportedly scoops up video gamer site Twitch for $1B

Amazon is about to buy Twitch, a video game live-streaming service, according to reports.

Humans want autonomous robots that take control

If a company wants humans and robots to work well together, they need to give the robots more freedom to work on their own.

White House's new IT engineer is sharp, witty, and blunt

If the White House learned one thing from the debacle, it was that the website needs clear-thinking people who can see a problem for what it is. Mikey Dickerson may just be that person.

Exclusive webinar: Telsyte Australian infrastructure and cloud computing update

Find out what more than 300 Australian CIOs and senior IT and business leaders are thinking when it comes to infrastructure and cloud.

User authentication: Improving user experience while ensuring business efficiency

There is no doubt that the twin storms of cloud and mobility are transforming the business landscape.

The software-defined data centre, and how it affects you

The software-defined data centre, and how it affects you

EMC/Infront workshop report: Journey to the centre

How far will software-defined solutions, including networks and data centres, take you on the road to IT maturity?

Best Places to Work in IT: Search the archives 1994-2014

See who's made the list the last 21 years.

We want to know: Is converged infrastructure part of your IT?

Computerworld Australia, in partnership with Cisco and EMC, is conducting a nationwide survey on how IT organisations are employing or planning to employ converged infrastructure.

Converged Infrastructure Survey Terms and Conditions

By participating in Computerworld’s Converged Infrastructure Survey , you have the opportunity of winning one an iPad mini valued at $349. Simply answer the question: Which technology will most change the role of the IT Department over the next five years and why?" The survey opens on 12th of June 2014 and closes on 12th July, 2014. The prize draw will take place on 28th July, 2014.

In baffling move, TrueCrypt open-source crypto project shuts down

In a bizarre move, the anonymous managers of the TrueCrypt open-source encryption project abruptly pulled the plug on the effort without explanation.