Stories by Patrick Budmar


Windows has made a “comeback” with 8.1: Lenovo

The recently released Windows 8.1 is “light years ahead” of last year’s Windows 8, according to Lenovo Thinkpad product manager, Simon Kent.

The data that is growing is unstructured: CommVault

Data is growing very rapidly, with CommVault global chief operating officer, Alan Bunte, seeing most of it being unstructured.

More than half of Australian SMBs still lack a website: MYOB

Despite the popularity of buying online, only seeing 38 per cent of Australian SMBs have websites according to latest research by MYOB.

Half of Australian SMBs admit to low levels of digital literacy: PayPal

More than half (57 per cent) of Australians have singled out low digital literacy as an obstacle to running their business more efficiently.

iPhone 5S and 5C hype used for Apple share scam: Bitdefender

Spammers have attempted to convince people to buy shares in Apple off the back of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C buzz.

Online privacy should not be choice but a right: AVG

As people begin to experience the online world, a common concern AVG A/NZ general manager, Sam Hendry, has seem amoung users is around trust.

Review: Navman MY450LMT car GPS navigator

GPS based navigation devices have become indispensable tools when driving in both familiar and unfamiliar territory, though in recent years users have had the option to use their smartphone devices to carry out the same task.

Review: Huawei Ascend P2 smartphone

Huawei is not a name that is commonly associated with smartphones, but it is something the company seems to want to change with the introduction of the earlier Ascend P6.

Cloud adoption in Australia significantly higher than two years ago: Citrix

A recent IDC study found that 86 per cent of businesses in Australia are now using the Cloud.

Review: Targus 17” travel laptop roller

Doing business on the move has become easier than before now that devices are getting smaller and multi-functioned, but managing all of these belongings has not become any easier.

How Lenovo became number one in PC sales

After consistently nipping at the heels of PC market leader HP, Lenovo finally managed to grab the top spot in PC sales last month.

Carriers are struggling with growing network loads: Gigamon

Data-intensive media and apps on mobile devices are putting a strain on carrier networks, a situation that is increasingly becoming unfeasible, according to Gigamon CEO, Paul Hooper, if left unchecked.

Lenovo wrestles top PC spot from HP

After maintaining a firm hold on the second spot in PC sales, Lenovo has managed to surpass incumbent HP to grab first place.

Review: Kensington contour roller laptop case

Notebook PCs may be getting smaller in size, but dedicated PC users likely have a growing collection of accessories to accompany the system.

Symantec Australia tech support layoffs not as widespread as reported: reseller

Symantec has not let go of its Australian tech support team and off-shored it to India, according to an insider who spoke on condition of anonymity.