• Enjoy the freedom to innovate and grow your business


    [ad] With Microsoft Azure you have hybrid cloud flexibility, allowing your platform to span your cloud and on premise data centre. Learn more at microsoftcloud.com.

  • IT Admin: No Time to Save Time?


    [ad] Do you spend too much time patching machines or cleaning up after virus attacks? With automation controlled from a central IT management console accessible anytime, anywhere – you can save time for bigger tasks. Try simple IT management from GFI Cloud and start saving time today!

  • Free Forrester analysis of CRM solutions


    [ad] In this 25 page report, independent analyst house Forrester evaluates 18 significant products in the customer relationship management space from a broad range of vendors, detailing its findings on how CRM suites measure up and plotting where they stand in relation to each other. Download it for free now.

  • Great articles on other sites
  • RSS Great articles on other sites


  • Reader giveaway: Google Nexus 5


    We’re big fans of Google’s Nexus line-up in general at Delimiter towers. Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10 … we love pretty much anything Nexus. Because of this we've kicked off a new competition to give away one of Google’s new Nexus 5 smartphones to a lucky reader. Click here to enter.

  • News - Written by on Monday, September 12, 2011 8:46 - 4 Comments

    Renai’s Holiday Time News – Monday

    Normally Renai has his finger on the pulse of Australian IT news, but seeing as he’s on a break, that responsibility is on me. Unfortunately, my finger is more on the rectum of the Australian IT industry than it’s pulse, so instead of timely news with details analysis, I will be providing a brief overview of work other people have done in reporting Aussie tech news, so you can still get a well rounded sense of what’s going on.

    Melbourne tech start-up incubator, AngleCube, has announced the first four start-ups they will take under their wing.

    The SMH reports on Google’s study of Australian smartphone adoption. Apparently we really, really like them.

    Speaking of smartphones, the SMH reports on another study, this time from Deakin University, regarding difficulty in selecting mobile phone plans. Here’s a link to the actual study.

    Staying on the telco theme – ever wanted to look inside a relatively modern Telstra exchange? Someone on Reddit took a whole bunch of photos inside one!

    According to the The Australian Information Industry Association, the South Australian state government has the best e-commerce planning of all the Australian states.

    Today, Nicola Roxon is going to release a new report on Australia’s e-health program. According to this report, Australians will be able to sign up for a “personally controlled e-health record from July 2012″ – The Australian has more info.

    Over on MacTalk & Gizmodo, there’s some opinion pieces regarding Android tablets. MacTalk’s take is “why do specs matter on Android tablets?” and Gizmodo’s is “how can Android tablets compete vs. the iPad?”

    submit to reddit

    4 Comments

    You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

    1. AJ
      Posted 12/09/2011 at 2:10 am | Permalink |

      WOW that mac talk “Article” is horribly condesending bordering on insulting to anyone who dare consider a tablet that is not an iPad.
      How dare I want a tablet with an interface that has more than just squares on it or that plays my videos without needing to re encode them. Has flash ect ect

      But apparently I am to stupid to know what I want

      • Anonymous
        Posted 13/09/2011 at 12:08 am | Permalink |

        What do you expect from a site that is all about a certain brand?

      • tobes
        Posted 13/09/2011 at 2:32 am | Permalink |

        Yup, you are totally stupid ;)

        But seriously as, PointZeroOne said, what do you expect from a site dedicated to the brand that inspires the most fanatical fanboi-ism of any other?

      • tobes
        Posted 13/09/2011 at 2:32 am | Permalink |

        Yup, you are totally stupid ;)

        But seriously as, PointZeroOne said, what do you expect from a site dedicated to the brand that inspires the most fanatical fanboi-ism of any other?




    Get our 'Best of the Week' newsletter on Fridays

    Just the most important stories, one email a week.

    Email address:


  • Most Popular Content


  • Six smart secrets for nurturing customer relationships
    [ad] Today, we are experiencing a world where behind every app, every device, and every connection, is a customer. Your customers will demand you to be where they and managing customer relationship is the key to your business’s growth. The question is where do you start? Click here to download six free whitepapers to help you connect with your customers in a whole new way.
  • Enterprise IT stories

    • NetSuite in whole of business TurboSmart deal turbosmart

      Business-focused software as a service giant NetSuite has unveiled yet another win with a mid-sized Australian company, revealing a deal with automotive performance products manufacturer Turbosmart that has seen the company deploy a comprehensive suite of NetSuite products across its business.

    • WA Health told: Hire a goddamn CIO already doctor

      A state parliamentary committee has told Western Australia’s Department of Health to end four years of acting appointments and hire a permanent CIO, in the wake of news that the lack of such an executive role in the department contributed directly to the fiasco at the state’s new Fiona Stanley Hospital, much of which has revolved around poorly delivered IT systems.

    • Former whole of Qld Govt CIO Grant resigns petergrant

      High-flying IT executive Peter Grant has left his senior position in the Queensland State Government, a year after the state demoted him from the whole of government chief information officer role he had held for the second time.

    • Hills dumped $18m ERP/CRM rollout for Salesforce.com hills

      According to a blog post published by Salesforce.com today, one of Ted Pretty’s first moves upon taking up managing director role at iconic Australian brand Hills in 2012 was to halt an expensive traditional business software project and call Salesforce.com instead.

    • Dropbox opens Sydney office koalabox

      Cloud computing storage player Dropbox has announced it is opening an office in Sydney, as competition in the local enterprise cloud storage market accelerates.

    • Heartbleed, internal outages: CBA’s horror 24 hours commbankatm

      The Commonwealth Bank’s IT division has suffered something of a nightmare 24 hours, with a catastrophic internal IT outage taking down multiple systems and resulting in physical branches being offline, and the bank separately suffering public opprobrium stemming from contradictory statements it made with respect to potential vulnerabilities stemming from the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug.

    • Android in the enterprise: Three Aussie examples from Samsung androidapple

      Forget iOS and Windows. Today we present three decently sized deployments of Android in the Australian market on Samsung’s hardware, which the Korean vendor has dug up from its archives over the past several years for us after a little prompting :)

    • Businesslink cancelled Office 365 rollout cancelled

      Microsoft has been on a bit of a tear recently in Australia with its cloud-based Office 365 platform, signing up major customers such as the Queensland Government, Qantas, V8 Supercars and rental chain Mr Rental. And it’s not hard to see why, with the platform’s hybrid cloud/traditional deployment model giving customers substantial options. However, as iTNews reported last week, it hasn’t been all plain sailing for Redmond in this arena.

    • Qld Govt inks $26.5m deal for Office 365 walker

      The Queensland State Government yesterday announced it had signed a $26.5 million deal with Microsoft which will gain the state access to Microsoft’s Office 365 software and services platform. However, with the deal not covering operating system licences and not being mandatory for departments and agencies, it remains unclear what its impact will be.

    • Hospital IT booking system ‘putting lives at risk’ doctor

      A new IT booking platform at the Austin Hospital and Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne is reportedly placing the welfare of patients with serious conditions at risk.

  • Enterprise IT, News - Apr 17, 2014 16:39 - 0 Comments

    NetSuite in whole of business TurboSmart deal

    More In Enterprise IT


    News, Telecommunications - Apr 17, 2014 11:01 - 146 Comments

    Turnbull lies on NBN to Triple J listeners

    More In Telecommunications


    Featured, Industry, News - Apr 17, 2014 9:28 - 1 Comment

    Campaign Monitor takes US$250m from US VC

    More In Industry


    Digital Rights, News - Apr 17, 2014 12:41 - 15 Comments

    Anti-piracy lobbyist enjoys cozy email chats with AGD Secretary

    More In Digital Rights