Stories by Rodney Gedda

SBS looks to Cloud services

When Klaus Schelp started at SBS at the beginning of this year he focused on business outcomes ahead of technology operations. As the head of information technology at the national broadcaster, Schelp was met with increasing business demands for online collaboration without the on-premise infrastructure to support it. A journey to Cloud services looked increasingly compelling.

Written by Rodney Gedda16 Sept. 11 08:49

Beyond today’s Cloud to Outsourcing 3.0

Today’s public Cloud services will combine with on-premise virtual private Clouds to deliver business services in the form of ‘Outsourcing 3.0’, according to IT industry analysts.

Written by Rodney Gedda12 Sept. 11 11:50

Linux Australia sorts out finances, keeps membership free

Australia's peak body for Linux and open source software, Linux Australia, will change its constitution and financial year arrangement this month and has committed to offering free memberships for anyone interested in the organisation's programs and events.

Written by Rodney Gedda04 Aug. 11 11:40

OPEL would be serving bush broadband today: Turnbull

Federal opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull has used his National Press Club address to argue the decision to scrap the Howard government’s OPEL network for an NBN has denied the bush broadband services over the past three years.

Written by Rodney Gedda03 Aug. 11 14:37

Enterprise data warehouse key to national health reform

The federal government’s Department of Health and Ageing is seeking information from suppliers in preparation for the upcoming national health reform enterprise data warehouse (NHR EDW) program.

Written by Rodney Gedda03 Aug. 11 10:01

Hyundai goes all virtual, desktops next target

Virtualisation is still growing strong among IT departments, but at the Australian operations of Hyundai cars, the company is running a 100 per cent virtual infrastructure and the IT head is liking the lack of support calls.

Written by Rodney Gedda01 Aug. 11 15:49

NBN costs 'thousands less' than today's fibre: Quigley

At the launch of the next trial site of the National Broadband Network in Kiama, NSW today, NBN Co chief Mike Quigley said concerns about pricing for Internet access are unfounded as fibre connections cost "thousands" already.

Written by Rodney Gedda29 July 11 11:01

Optus releases femtocell mobile 3G 'base station'

Optus has released a portable 3G “hot spot” based on femtocell technology that can be used by its mobile service customers to get full coverage in areas without a regular base station nearby.

Written by Rodney Gedda28 July 11 15:59

KDE releases 4.7 for refined user experience

The KDE open source project has released version 4.7 of its KDE Software Compilation (SC) suite debuting support for the new Telepathy unified communications infrastructure and a new level of user experience, according to its developers.

Written by Rodney Gedda28 July 11 10:24

Virgin Mobile: The telco without a CIO unifies IT, customer service

While most Australian telcos have CIOs presiding over dedicated IT departments, mobile network operator, Virgin Mobile, has unified its project management, IT and customer service business units under the guise of its chief operating officer, Matt Anderson.

Written by Rodney Gedda27 July 11 15:55

HP webOS TouchPad coming to Harvey Norman August 15

HP has announced the local availability of its new webOS-powered TouchPad tablet PC with Harvey Norman set to offer the device from August 15 starting at $599.

Written by Rodney Gedda26 July 11 13:07

Post-merger Vodafone, 3 unify project management

With 5000 staff, 600 stores, 7.5 million customers and $4.4 billion in revenue, the merged Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has consolidated its project management office around one core application which it is now integrating with other business systems.

Written by Rodney Gedda26 July 11 09:31

Former Google CIO says business misses key people marks

The former CIO of Google and founder and CEO of ZestCash, Dr Douglas Merrill, says companies stuck in traditional management practices risk becoming irrelevant and leaders should not be afraid to do 'dumb' things.

Written by Rodney Gedda25 July 11 11:49