Stories by Patrick Budmar


Storage controllers no longer last for years but months: VMtech

Storage controllers that would usually last for years end up becoming full in months. VMtech director, Len Findlay attributes this to more being put on the disk than before.

VMware looks to Horizon

VMWare has released its virtual workspace solution, dubbed Horizon, in order to simplify end-user computing in the multi-device era.

Near 80 per cent of Australian organisations investing in mobility: IFS

Australian business are investing in mobility, with the majority (79 per cent) doing so to increase productivity and lower costs.

Why all the hype for hybrid Cloud?

Stand by, Cloud bursting is here. And that's just one reason there is so much focus on the hybrid Cloud, according to VMware Cloud infrastructure and management product marketing manager, Aaron Steppat.

Apple’s iPhone concedes top spot to Samsung in 2012

Gartner recently announced that worldwide mobile phone sales declined last year by 1.7 per cent, with sales totalling 1.75 billion units.

In Pictures: Top surprising moments in IT

We look back at the more unusual moves made by IT companies

Choice leads businesses to the hybrid Cloud: FrontRange

There is a lot of buzz around the hybrid Cloud, and this can be attributed to customer choice, according to FrontRange Solutions Asia-Pacific VP, John O’Brien, who claims the hybrid approach gives customers the choice of utilising either Cloud or on-premise deployment options.

Elastichosts opens new datacentre in Sydney

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


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.