Infrastructure News, Features, and Interviews

  • How to design a CMDB in the cloud era

    Since 1994 many Australian IT organisations have been implementing configuration management practices. However, it has been done with limited success when assessed against the key objectives of configuration management process and its associated database (CMDB) in terms of service availability and configuration items interdependencies.

  • AARNet launches SDN Testbed

    AARNet has launched a new software-defined networking testbed for Australian researchers.

  • Tasmania prepares for cloud transition

    Under a policy unveiled in October, Tasmanian government agencies will have transitioned most of their ICT to ‘on-island’ cloud services by 2018.

  • Swift has hit its stride, ThoughtWorks says

    Although it's only a year since the language's public release and despite some issues around tool support, there's no good reason for avoiding Swift, according to ThoughtWorks' latest Technology Radar.

  • Ninefold to close down

    Australian cloud hosting provider Ninefold will cease operations as of 30 January next year, the company has revealed.

  • NAB builds new tech platform for life insurance sell-off

    Selling 80 per cent of its life insurance business to Nippon Life will bring in $2.4 billion for NAB, but the bank expects the deal to incur significant separation costs, including the cost of building a new technology platform for the spin-off.

  • ​Australian companies still investing in mainframes: Survey

    Good security and centralised data server capabilities have been cited as reasons why Australian businesses are continuing​ to use mainframes according to a new survey.

  • ISPs request changes to Australian Internet Security Initiative

    ISPs have suggested improvements to the Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) portal including more detailed information on malware infections.

  • Is DevOps secure?

    DevOps — one of the biggest trends in software development among startups and big business alike — first began in 2007. Its aim is to increase the speed at which companies develop and publish software.

  • Qantas Credit Union to replace core platform

    Qantas Credit Union's core banking platform will be completely replaced by mid to late 2017 as part of a thoroughgoing overhaul of QCU's infrastructure.

  • CIOs are finding agility through cloud-based communications

    Companies grappling with new customer expectations turn to Communication-as-a-Service model (CaaS) for a more agile, cloud-based omnichannel experience.

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