Stories by Andrea Malcolm

Messaging gets a hurry-up

Instant messaging has taken a step forward with the industry’s standards body approving an open source-developed protocol.

.Net skill demand likely says Spherion

Research by recruitment and training company Spherion suggests that experience in Microsoft's .Net platform could be the most in-demand IT skill in coming months.

Sparc's future not about to be doused

With Sun Microsystems Inc.'s show of support for Linux on Intel, what is the future of the Sparc chip? Will it go the same way as Digital's popular but doomed Alpha processor?

TVNZ looks to future with SAN

A storage area network implemented to handle TVNZ's business applications could ultimately support its highly specialised audiovisual requirements.

Email bridges Persian Gulf

Email from New Zealand sailors aboard Navy frigate Te Mana on duty in the Persian Gulf is making its way home via satellite.

EMC storage takes aim at Unix, Windows users

EMC's Symmetrix storage servers have long been the domain of mainframe-heavy organisations such as banks and government departments, but the newest, modular offerings in the range aim to push down into the Unix and Windows markets.

DoC uses .Net to manage mud, frogs

From monitoring lahars to managing frog species, the Department of Conservation in New Zealand is engaged in a raft of projects using Microsoft's .Net development framework.

DoC uses .Net to manage mud, frogs

From monitoring lahars to managing frog species, the New Zealand Department of Conservation is engaged in a raft of projects using Microsoft's .Net development framework.

Services choice faces shrinkage - analysts

IT analyst company Gartner Asia-Pacific is warning of consolidation in the IT services market with companies such as EDS, Unisys and Fujitsu as possible takeover targets.

Integration: EAI business case now more solid

Are you in point-to-point hell? It's how Aaron Kumove, managing director of Wellington-based Horizon Consulting, describes the Sisyphean task most organizations face of managing the connections between their various IT systems.