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News about Utilities
  • Hydro Tasmania searches for new CIO

    Hydro Tasmania has appointed Omera Partners to lead its search for a new chief information officer, following the departure in August of its previous IT chief, Luke Stow.

  • Service Stream CIO departs

    The chief information officer of ASX-listed network infrastructure firm Service Stream has departed the company.

  • GWMWater eyes future as ‘digital utility’

    A focus on customer service outcomes at GWMWater — the Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water Corporation — has been underpinned by the organisation’s investment in a unified enterprise software suite that can deliver a single source of truth for key data, as well as an emphasis on eliminating manual processes at the utility.

Tutorials about Utilities
  • Install Microsoft Fix it Center

    QUESTION: I get an error message when trying to install Microsoft Fix It Center on my Windows XP Service Pack 3 PC. It reads: 'Detail: The remote name could not be resolved: go.microsoft.com'.

  • Stop frustrating pauses in YouTube videos

    In response to some recent posts about YouTube, reader Miles wrote me to ask about YouTube "buffeting" (I think he means buffering, unless YouTube has started generating strong winds in his area).

Features about Utilities
  • ConTEXT text editor a boon for programmers

    ConTEXT is a powerful, free, and open-source text editor squarely aimed at programmers. Its feature set makes it especially useful for system administrators, toolsmiths, and Web mavens, all of whom often have to juggle many small files written in a variety of languages or markups.

  • Acronis Drive Monitor Is S.M.A.R.T. about hard drives

    Your hard disk is a time bomb, waiting to go off. If you're lucky, like most people, it will never detonate. But if you're unlucky, like some people, you could lose all of your files, works, and applications, with no warning when your hard disk crashes. Acronis Drive Monitor (free) promises to give you warning before that crash, so that you can take action before you're hit with disaster.

  • The best Windows 7 downloads

    Not quite happy with the way Windows 7 works, or looking to get more out of the operating system? You've come to the right place. We're big fans of Microsoft's latest OS, but we're also big fans of making Windows better. In this article, we've rounded up the best Windows 7 downloads. They'll let you customize it in any way possible, give it features that Microsoft removed or neglected to include, and more. So get ready to download--you're about to take Windows 7 to a new level.