Data Management

NEC scores $150m defence deal

Japanese giant's Australian IT solutions and service division to consolidate the Department of Defence's 280 data centres around the country and overseas.

CIO budgets are beefing up quickly

The number of chief information officers who have been granted a larger budget for the coming year has almost doubled, a report shows.

ADMA forges alliance with peak analytics professionals body

Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising and Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia forge alliance.

Govt launches interactive map of Australia in 'open data' push

Communications Department, NICTA and Geoscience Australia team up to build National Map showing broadband access and geographic information.

A data-driven financial transformation

Banks face a critical juncture: they can either capitalise on the opportunities provided by new technology, or risk becoming irrelevant.

Australian data services industry tipped to reach $1.74bn by 2020

Growth underpinned by demand for high-bandwidth apps and rapid uptake of cloud computing.

Turning data overload into business strength

Faster and more efficient data storage is a top priority for organisations. Data pressure is ramping up and it's time to get prepared.

Oracle offers 'real-time' analytics with new in-memory database

IT systems heavyweight Oracle launches new add-on allowing customers to increase the speed of data-processing exponentially.

IBM set for $1bn NSW deal

Tech giant to sign major data centre contract with Transport for NSW: report.

Forget the cloud, the future is in the 'fog'

Getting data into and out of the cloud is harder than most engineers admit. Big data needs big bandwidth and the answer may lie in the devices around us.

Rackspace results beat estimates

Higher web-hosting demand helps company report better than expected quarterly numbers.

SAP opens Sydney data centre

Cloud service provider says centre will improve speed and costs for SAP HANA clients.

UNIT4 signs deal with Monash University

UK management service to support global research grants and contracts processes.

Data industries must be prepared for $300bn Internet of Things

Gartner Inc says data management sector must transform itself to accommodate significant new challenges.

Hightail opens Australian office

US file sharing service launches APAC base to bolster global expansion.

MYOB narrows full-year loss

Accounting software firm optimistic for 2014 after revenue lifts 13% on cloud growth, BankLink buy; launching mobile payments in March.

TechnologyOne inks $15m schools deal

Group to provide administrative software to Catholic schools in Victoria.

Australian IaaS market to reach $380m by 2017

Infrastructure as a Service set to take off as more organisations switch to the IaaS provisioning model, and more vendors enter the local market.

Lifting the lid on IBM's 'Project Neo'

IBM's promising new project looks to break new ground with data visualisations, but its success will rely on how well it distinguishes itself from Cognos Insight.

Vic Govt's cyber security, data recovery plans roasted in Auditor General report

Reports also put the state principal government IT provider CenITex in the cross hairs.