Why is Microsoft dropping support for Windows 8.1?

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The Windows 8.1 operating system is barely eight months old but Microsoft is already keen to brush it under the carpet. The Windows 8.1 Update mandate is shaping up as a high-stakes gamble.

IBM unveils new server model to tackle big data, analytics

Technology giant launches high-end system servers that it says are 50 times faster than its closest competitor at analysing data.

It’s Microsoft but not as we know it

Microsoft could well be a very different beast to what we have known for the past 25 years and Office for iPad is another sign of the software giant broadening its appeal to the enterprise.

VMware revenue beats estimates

Virtualisation software maker acknowledges delay in closing some of its enterprise license agreements in the first quarter as customers looked to sign expanded deals.

The expanding digital universe: Business boon or burden?

What Australian organisations need to do to tackle the ever-increasing volume of data.

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 delivers on display and battery life but the overall experience leaves a lot to be desired.

NSW ‘talking truck’ trial shows faith in Cohda Wireless

Connected vehicle technology provider set to play a crucial role in the five-year anti-collision device trial initiated by the NSW Centre for Road Safety.

NDIS delivery faces IT disconnect

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A review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has identified that its ICT system is not fit for purpose. Given the scale of the project this is one implementation that will push the limits.

Bulletproof opens Melbourne office

Cloud services provider launches new office, adds three key hires as it eyes expansion.

JCurve acquires The Full Circle Group

Cloud services group raises $2.5 million in capital to boost growth strategy.

CloudCentral acquires US software IP

Cloud services provider says DEY's Software Defined Storage will reduce costs.

NICTA chief calls for open data approach to public infrastructure

Hugh Durrant-Whyte tells Productivity Commission that major projects could be massively improved through making datasets publicly available.

Simon Hackett buys 40% stake in UltraServe

Internode founder forks out millions of dollars for cloud services provider, which is establishing a new, separate CRM company.

Dropbox to open Sydney office

Cloud-based file-sharing service to launch its first APAC office to better serve its customers.

Zendesk buys live chat service Zopim

SaaS company acquires Singapore-based chat software provider, plans to integrate it within months.

Queensland govt adopts Microsoft Office 365

State government to roll out cloud software service to nearly 150,000 employees.


HTC is going through a rough patch at the moment but its latest device is just about the best designed smartphone on the market.

Researchers developing artificially intelligent elastic cloud

UNSW academics are working on a computer network that can manage its own consumption as needed.

New laser-based data collection technology to improve Australia's roads

The Traffic Speed Deflectometer looks like a semi-trailer but is filled with computer servers and lasers.

US movie studios turn up the heat on Kim Dotcom

Copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Dotcom alleges Megaupload isn't a cloud service but an unlawful hub for mass distribution.