Stories by Gerard Norsa

Threat to open Internet as 32-bit addresses run out

A senior Internet Society (ISOC) contributor has warned of dire consequences including gradual degradation of the free and open internet that we enjoy today if the world does not start deploying and transitioning to IPv6 as a priority.

No set timeline for IPv6 over Telstra Bigpond and NextG

Having begun its rollout of IPv6 services for enterprise, government and wholesale customers via its internet backbone that is now fully dual stacked, Telstra will still only commit to its broader Bigpond and NextG mobile access networks being compliant with the latest standard “over time”.

A new culture Club

Most mature organizations now recognize that best practice IT service management has the potential to deliver significant business benefits. Attaining operational efficiencies, cost savings and alignment of technology to business objectives, however, involves much more than just an off-the-shelf solution and some consulting services. At the core of any successful IT service management strategy is cultural change across the entire organization. Gerard Norsa reports

Federal grant optimises Exinda opportunity

Fledgling software developer, Exinda Networks, has been given a boost after winning a Federal Government grant to develop and market its Internet optimisation technology for national and international distribution.

Cluster wants to open sources

A consortium of Victorian businesses supplying services and technology based on free and open source software are looking to further push the cause of open computing within government agencies and corporate enterprises.

Di Data sorts EIM for Melbourne Airport

Integrator, Dimension Data, continues to find good opportunities in the security space and recently completed an enterprise-wide Internet management (EIM) addendum to Melbourne Airport's solution.

Staff cull begins at HP

The process of making redundant between 10 and 15 per cent of the post-merger HP's approximately 4,000 staff has begun under a "managed selection" process.

Presence Online goes global with IBM

Australian Web content management vendor Presence Online is gearing up to pitch to the big boys of multinational business after securing a formal global agreement with IBM.

7-Eleven readies bank services

Hewlett-Packard Australasia's managing director, Norman McCann, died suddenly Tuesday after suffering a heart attack.

Harris sets a retirement date

While he may well now be able to see the roses, Ron Harris, managing director of Coles Myer-owned Harris Technology has a lot of work to do before he actually stops to smell them in June next year.