The paperless office is still far from a reality for many -- if not most -- industries. But there's a big difference between having a stack of snail mail correspondence taking up desk real estate and juggling multiple technical drawings, when primitive document management practices can have financial, safety or legal implications
Stories by Rohan Pearce
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' program to expand the number of domains on the internet has suffered another embarrassing setback.
A number of financial institutions have jumped on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) opening up of a round of application for 'dot word' domains.
More than 30 Australian businesses and non-profit organisations have applied for new top-level domains, under a process managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which will result in a dramatic expansion of the internet's namespace.
Social networking site LinkedIn has revealed details of attempts to increase security in the wake of 6.5 million usernames and hashed passwords being published on a Russian hacker forum.
Tonight, at 10pm Australian EST, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will unveil the list of applications for new top-level domains (TLDs), which will allow organisations to register 'dot word' domains along the lines of .bank and .web.
On Wednesday the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which is responsible for maintaining the internet's domain name system, will reveal the list of applications for the first round of new generic top level domains (gTLDs).
In the world of freelance Web design and contract programming, it's not unheard of for client and contractor to come to (virtual) blows. And it's not unusual for a freelancer to be burnt when a client refuses to pay up, citing one excuse or another. And what can you do about it?
The transit of Venus has provided an amazing opportunity for images as it passes between the Earth and the Sun. NASA has taken some stunning images of the second planet from the Sun during the transit. There won't be another sight like this one until 2117, as it only happens every 105 or 121 years.
Bring your own device (BYOD) is already a reality. Ninety five per cent of the 600 IT and business leaders in the US surveyed for the latest Cisco IBSG Horizons Study indicated their organisations permitted employee-owned devices in the workplace.
Google has begun offering the option of in-app subscriptions for Android applications hosted on Google Play (the app store formerly known as the Android Market)
It's the end of the line for Cisco's Android-based Cius tablet, the company's OJ Winge, senior vice-president, TelePresence Technology Group, revealed in a blog post last week.
Techworld Australia dropped down to CeBIT at Darling Harbour to have a look at some of the gear and gadgets on offer.
There's nothing unusual about having a bad day at the office. But some people have worse days than others, and in his time Charles (Charlie) Pellerin has had a few notable ones. Not many people find themselves having to explain why an organisation has invested a decade and half and in the vicinity of $3 billion on a project that has failed.
In 2011 'Big Data' was, next to ‘Cloud’, the most dropped buzzword of the year. In 2012 Big Data is set to become a serious issue that many IT organisations across the public and private sectors will need to come to grips with.