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
- Susan Sly quits AEMO
- David Gee departs Credit Union Australia
- Former Jetstar CIO picks up new gig
- Bitcoin goes retail with Westfield ATM
- Turnbull too quick to abandon faster, smarter broadband service
- NBN hypocrisy confirms contempt for process
- Turnbull walks away from NBN high ground claims
- Costs must be fixed first in piracy solution: Comms Alliance
- NAB deploys Chaos Monkey to kill servers 24/7
- History won't judge Turnbull's governance-free NBN kindly
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.
Gadgets, News - Written by Renai LeMay on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:36 - 11 Comments
Surface 2 lands in Australia October 22
news Technology giant Microsoft has revealed the second versions of its Windows 8-based Surface tablet will land in Australia from October 22, with prices to be similar to the cost of the devices when sold in the US.
A number of enhancements have been made to the Surface family of tablets for their second major launch. According to a statement issued by Microsoft globally, both the Surface 2 and the Surface 2 Pro tablet “each benefit from significant updates, including improvements to processing power and battery life, to display and camera resolution, and to the Kickstand, now with dual angles, so it’s more comfortable for you to use your Surface on your lap or at your desk.” The Surface 2 will ship with Windows RT 8.1, while the Surface 2 Pro will ship with Windows 8.1
According to a blog post this morning by Tina Flammer, Microsoft Australia’s Windows Business Group Lead, the devices will hit Australia from October 22, at the same time as they will launch in a number of other first-world countries. Accessories such as new ‘Touch and Type’ covers, a ‘Power Cover’ and a Docking Station for the Surface Pro are also to be made available.
“In Australia, the new models and select accessories will be available at MicrosoftStore.com, via retailers Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi, and from authorised Surface commercial resellers,” wrote Flammer. “Customers can pre-order Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 starting at 10 p.m. AEST on Sept. 24, 2013, at MicrosoftStore.com and via Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi.”
Local Australian recommended retail pricing (including GST) for the Surface 2 is: $529 RRP for the 32GB version, and $639 for the 64GB version. Local pricing (including GST) for the Surface Pro 2 is: Surface Pro 2 64GB + Surface pen – AU$1019; Surface Pro 2 128GB + Surface pen – AU$1129; Surface Pro 2 256GB + Surface pen – AU$1469; and Surface Pro 2 512GB + Surface pen – AU$2039.
According to analysis of the pricing conducted by Lifehacker, there isn’t any ‘Australian technology tax’ added to the prices.
I haven’t seen a lot of interest from individuals in Microsoft’s Surface line, but I have seen a great amount of interest from corporate buyers. Massive kudos to Microsoft for ramping up its manufacturing and getting the new line to Australia at the same time as it launches in the US, and at the same price. That’s not something we could say about the previous Surface launch Down Under.
Image credit: Microsoft
Enterprise IT, News - Apr 17, 2014 16:39 - 0 Comments
More In Enterprise IT
- WA Health told: Hire a goddamn CIO already
- Former whole of Qld Govt CIO Grant resigns
- Hills dumped $18m ERP/CRM rollout for Salesforce.com
- Dropbox opens Sydney office
- Heartbleed, internal outages: CBA’s horror 24 hours
News, Telecommunications - Apr 17, 2014 11:01 - 146 Comments
More In Telecommunications
- CBN FTTN test shows speeds of 105Mbps
- “Labor mindset”: Turnbull denies cost/benefit hypocrisy
- One.Tel saga finally concluded
- NBN Co’s Telstra bill may be $98 billion
- NBN Co to kill TPG rollout while Minister dithers
More In Industry
- Hackett takes 40 percent UltraServe stake
- Tesla Model S may come to Australia shortly
- Equinix expands third Sydney datacentre
- Atlassian sells US$150m stock to US funds
- NSW Govt directly regulates taxi mobile apps
Digital Rights, News - Apr 17, 2014 12:41 - 15 Comments
More In Digital Rights
- NAB’s Bitcoin ban a symptom of the digital currency threat
- Europe says no to data retention, so why is it an option in Australia?
- House Foxtel: Unbowed, Unbent and Unreasonable
- Once again, Australia sets new Game of Thrones piracy record
- Website blocks, court orders, three strikes: Rights holders want it all