Stories by Patrick Budmar

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Elastichosts opens new datacentre in Sydney

Cloud provider, Elastichosts, is continuing its global expansion by opening four new datacentres around the world.

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Could 2013 be the year of the Smart TV?

The television is probably one of the greatest technological innovations of all time, at least in the consumer space.

Desktop virtualisation, mobility areas to watch in 2013: Citrix

The desktop virtualisation business will expand substantially in the corporate market in 2013.

ISP prices to go up as providers focus on profitability: MyNetFone

Consumers will continue to pay more for mobile and wireless services as ISPs will push up prices to increase profitability.

Continued growth in Cloud and mobile to drive storage in 2013: Seagate

Data consumption and creation will continue to be robust in 2013.

More than 75 per cent of enterprises now support BYOD: Good Technology

The percentage of enterprises supporting BYOD has increased to 76 per cent, according to Good Technology’s 2nd Annual State of BYOD Report.

Businesses focused on making virtualisation more energy efficient: Eaton

There are market observers predicting doom and gloom for 2013, but that is not a reflection of what is actually taking place in the market, according to Eaton Industries power quality marketing manager, Michael Mallia.

Datacentre virtualisation big in 2012, SDN focus for this year: Brocade

As more datacentres become virtualised, Australian IT businesses are pushing to maximise the benefits this brings.

Sophisticated stages of virtualisation require a different approach: CA Technologies

Partner engagements with virtualisation customers will progress from basic implementations of traditional hardware to the next level of applying service virtualisation.

Tablets not PCs will first introduce users to Windows 8: Lenovo

In 2012, Lenovo noticed an increasing popularity of the Ultrabook category within the market.

Hybrid online software offerings to face market scrutiny in 2013: Xero

The pace by which SMBs adopted the Cloud in 2012 was surprising, according to Xero Australia managing director, Chris Ridd, who said adoption was much quicker than originally anticipated.

Collaborative social decision-making grows strongly

Collaborative social decision-making had a stronger impact than expected in 2012, according to QlikTech regional vice-president, Phillip Beniac,

Rackspace focuses on Sydney datacentre and building support team

Partners dealing with Rackspace can look forward to an even bigger support team next year as the IT hosting company expects to double the number of staff by the second quater of 2013.

Employers still ambivalent about BYOD, but tablets might change this in 2013: Unisys

What surprised Unisys Asia Pacific IT outsourcing vice president and general manager, Lee Ward, this year was the attitude of many IT managers towards mobility.

Geospatial, big data will be used more strategically in 2013: Google

2012 showed that the “consumerisation of IT” trend is no longer just changing the workplace culture of start-ups and small businesses.