Storage News, Features, and Interviews

  • National Library of Australia embraces digital future

    This year marked the conclusion of one of the largest technology projects ever undertaken by the National Library of Australia, with the organisation completing an overhaul of its core digital library systems.

    12 Dec. 17 12:12 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ATO sticks with DXC, despite outages

    The Australian Taxation Office has extended its centralised computing contract with DXC Technology until 30 June 2019.

    01 Dec. 17 13:49 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Hyperconvergence gathers speed in 2018

    Hyperconverged systems combine storage, compute and network functionality in a single, highly virtualized solution. Hyperconvergence gained traction in 2017 as enterprises shifted storage spending to software. As the new year rolls in, the momentum will continue.

    30 Nov. 17 04:31 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Victoria Police relying on obsolete tech

    Seventy-nine per cent of the IT systems relied on by Victoria Police to support critical business functions are “obsolete,” an investigation by the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office has concluded.

    29 Nov. 17 11:14 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ANZ deploys Azure Stack to keep processing in-house

    ANZ, the first — and so far only — named Australian customer for Azure Stack, Microsoft’s recently released on-premises version of its Azure public cloud service, is using the system to avoid having to move masses of data for a new application into the public cloud.

    23 Nov. 17 11:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Data: Lifeblood of the Internet of Things

    Much has been written about the rise of autonomous vehicles with testing being conducted globally and the increasing number of consumers who are already enjoying the benefits.

    06 Oct. 17 11:10 Written by BS Teh, Seagate Technology
  • Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

    Ratcheting up the pace of enhancements to its software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, Oracle is riding the wave of companies that are ditching on-premises enterprise apps and heading to the cloud.

    03 Oct. 17 06:54 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • Imagination wants to add intelligence to smartphone chips

    Specialized hardware needed to accelerate machine learning algorithms is moving out of the data center and into high-end mobile phones. Soon it could be in everyone's pocket, if chip designer Imagination Technologies has its way.

    21 Sept. 17 21:44 Written by Peter Sayer
  • Light slowed with sound in photonic chip breakthrough

    ​Having travelled halfway round the world down underwater fibre optic cable in an instant, by the time data in light form reaches your computer, it has to be slowed down to be processed.

    19 Sept. 17 09:01 Written by George Nott
  • New cloud, HPC services to help drive research in South Australia

    eResearch South Australia is preparing for the imminent retirement of its Tizard supercomputer, officially launching a high-performance computing system dubbed TANGO and preparing to unveil a new cloud infrastructure service.

    24 Aug. 17 11:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Top storage certifications for IT pros

    Storage industry certifications that help demonstrate technical competency and boost qualifications for a better job.

    21 July 17 01:37 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • What is hyperconvergence?

    Hyperconvergence aims to simplify data center operations by combining compute, storage and networking in a software-driven appliance.

    12 July 17 08:07 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Housing developer builds resiliency with DRaaS

    Milhaus turned to provider Online Tech for its disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering. Support for cross-hypervisor failover is a priority for Milhaus, which is standardized on Hyper-V.

    06 July 17 03:57 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Construction company streamlines operations with Dropbox

    When Australian construction company Built adopted Dropbox to enable the sharing of large files between its offices, construction sites and partners the wide usage of the file sharing software by individuals helped accelerate uptake.

    03 July 17 10:01 Written by Stuart Corner
  • AI in Australian Business: The race to invest

    “Application of cognitive and AI systems is the foundation of the technology-led transformation we are seeing drive change across almost every industry segment”

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