Simon Sharwood

Recent articles by Simon Sharwood

Azure outage turned off Australia for breakfast

Azure outage turned off Australia for breakfast

DNS issue brought down services for a few hours this morning.
May 3 2019 12:35PM
Australian Electoral Commission boots online blitz to counter fake news

Australian Electoral Commission boots online blitz to counter fake news

Urges voters to “Stop and Consider”, but not everyone is convinced
Apr 16 2019 7:19AM
Blame Tesla if your data centre loses power

Blame Tesla if your data centre loses power

Electric car-makers have cornered the market for the best UPS batteries.
Apr 15 2019 7:10AM
189 Australian banks, finserv providers attacked by SMS-borne malware

189 Australian banks, finserv providers attacked by SMS-borne malware

'Gustuff' malware ships with catalogue of fake logon screens, localised targeting mechanisms.
Apr 10 2019 12:03PM
Microsoft pauses Windows 10 upgrades, advises admins to prepare for May release

Microsoft pauses Windows 10 upgrades, advises admins to prepare for May release

May Update is late, will add ability to stop Windows auto-upgrades.
Apr 8 2019 1:01PM
Melbourne's flagship Apple store rejected by Vic heritage authority

Melbourne's flagship Apple store rejected by Vic heritage authority

Apple ditches plans.
Apr 5 2019 3:06PM
AWS drops cloud storage price to $2/terabyte/month

AWS drops cloud storage price to $2/terabyte/month

For those who are sick of tape, and in no rush to see data
Apr 1 2019 12:28PM
Microsoft finally declares last year's Windows fit for business

Microsoft finally declares last year's Windows fit for business

Windows 10 1809 approved for 'broad deployment' just weeks before its successor lands.
Apr 1 2019 12:05PM
Security industry 'Spakfilla' doesn’t really work, says Nine Publishing CTO

Security industry 'Spakfilla' doesn’t really work, says Nine Publishing CTO

As Telstra weighs in with message to focus on the core.
Mar 29 2019 12:00PM
Google’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad fortnight

Google’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad fortnight

It's not just Gmail that's wobbled lately, and the problems have been self-inflicted.
Mar 20 2019 1:05PM
VMware demos hypervisor running on a network card

VMware demos hypervisor running on a network card

Yes, a network card, for very edgy use cases.
Mar 19 2019 2:10PM
StartupLand darling Shoes of Prey files for insolvency

StartupLand darling Shoes of Prey files for insolvency

The hunter becomes roadkill.
Mar 12 2019 10:34AM
Vodafone OZ charts own 5G path... despite 15 other Vodas going virtual

Vodafone OZ charts own 5G path... despite 15 other Vodas going virtual

Infrastructure still being defined, while much of VodaWorld is already software-defined.
Mar 12 2019 6:55AM
Oracle warns on Java licenses for Solaris

Oracle warns on Java licenses for Solaris

Your OS license has you covered, except when it doesn't.
Mar 7 2019 7:05AM
Melbourne Council opposes Apple Store in Federation Square

Melbourne Council opposes Apple Store in Federation Square

Bad Apple in every bunch, say activists.
Mar 5 2019 10:12PM
Microsoft starts selling extended support for Windows Server 2008

Microsoft starts selling extended support for Windows Server 2008

It’s not cheap and Microsoft wants a year of fees up front.
Mar 4 2019 12:46PM
IBM warns customers no-deal Brexit could choke business data flows

IBM warns customers no-deal Brexit could choke business data flows

Prepares itself and customers for the worst and expresses preference for soft Brexit.
Feb 26 2019 3:33PM
Cisco licensing SNAFU could put call centres on hold

Cisco licensing SNAFU could put call centres on hold

Your call is important to us. Your license details, however ...
Feb 25 2019 9:26AM
NetComm Wireless plans sale to US company Casa Systems

NetComm Wireless plans sale to US company Casa Systems

$161m all-cash offer is 50 percent premium.
Feb 22 2019 9:32AM
Apple makes 2FA mandatory for boss developers

Apple makes 2FA mandatory for boss developers

Better late than never, and you’ve got a week to make this happen.
Feb 21 2019 12:12PM

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