Simon Sharwood

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Microsoft makes major Azure price policy change

Microsoft makes major Azure price policy change

Cheapest prices now offered with monthly payments, not just up-front commitments.
Sep 17 2019 11:55AM
From the street to the rack, data centre security must be everywhere

From the street to the rack, data centre security must be everywhere

PODCAST Third party data centres secure infrastructure with layers of controls.
Sep 12 2019 7:02AM
Kubernetes is your future, because your suppliers want you there

Kubernetes is your future, because your suppliers want you there

Clouds actually complicate the life of a software vendor.
Sep 11 2019 1:02PM
Gallery: The epic four-day Antarctic trek to maintain ONE IoT device

Gallery: The epic four-day Antarctic trek to maintain ONE IoT device

Staff at Casey Station, one of Australia's Antarctic bases, have just detailed the four-day trip Law Dome, a mountain on which rests an automatic weather station that uses a bunch of sensors and a satellite uplink. The journey required a 240km trek across ice and snow and may just set a new benchmark for IT repair services! All photos come from Craig Butsch, a Senior Observer with the Bureau of Meteorology.
Sep 9 2019 12:00AM
After dumping Apple, Myer limps to profit

After dumping Apple, Myer limps to profit

Decision to dump low-margin products vindicated.
Sep 6 2019 7:00AM
iTnews launches landmark digital transformation series

iTnews launches landmark digital transformation series

Inside technology transformations at Australia's leading businesses and why they matter.
Sep 3 2019 1:35PM
CenITex's complex hybrid cloud VDI revealed

CenITex's complex hybrid cloud VDI revealed

Cloud-bursting desktops and DR, with less reliance on second DC.
Sep 3 2019 6:55AM
The business impact of data centre decisions

The business impact of data centre decisions

PODCAST Building on-premises resilience isn’t easy.
Sep 2 2019 12:43PM
IBM leaves Cumberland Forest site

IBM leaves Cumberland Forest site

Outer-Sydney office founded in 1983 is no more.
Sep 2 2019 6:10AM
Atlassian warns of critical security vulnerability

Atlassian warns of critical security vulnerability

Confluence server can leak creds, cloud version is safe, fix is in.
Aug 29 2019 6:43AM
Michael Dell cautions trade war with China "not productive"

Michael Dell cautions trade war with China "not productive"

CEO urges ongoing talks, says kit supply not in doubt.
Aug 27 2019 6:46AM
IAG follows Alice down the rabbit hole to teach security

IAG follows Alice down the rabbit hole to teach security

Stages Wonderland-themed Escape Room for staff.
Aug 19 2019 6:55AM
Comms Minister Fletcher roasts telcos in speech

Comms Minister Fletcher roasts telcos in speech

Vocus as serial dumpee, NBN as ‘evil monopoly’ and more.
Aug 16 2019 12:57PM
Does it make sense to keep your data centre?

Does it make sense to keep your data centre?

PODCAST: Racking and stacking skills aren’t a competitive advantage.
Aug 14 2019 12:13PM
Canva embraces chaos engineering with new deliberate destruction team

Canva embraces chaos engineering with new deliberate destruction team

Plans to break its own service, piece by piece, again and again.
Aug 9 2019 9:30AM
Mac Mini endorsed as enterprise server

Mac Mini endorsed as enterprise server

What? Why?
Aug 9 2019 7:10AM
No dedicated CIO needed at Administrative Appeals Tribunal, says report

No dedicated CIO needed at Administrative Appeals Tribunal, says report

Suggests combining the job with chief legal officer.
Aug 5 2019 7:08AM
Tap transactions go sour: Banks decree booze is fun, not food

Tap transactions go sour: Banks decree booze is fun, not food

Blame the Banking Royal Commission.
Aug 2 2019 7:20AM
WA Main Roads picks ASG as new outsourcer in $75m deal

WA Main Roads picks ASG as new outsourcer in $75m deal

Signs for five years of support for apps and infrastructure.
Aug 1 2019 10:19AM
ASX says distributed ledger test environments are live

ASX says distributed ledger test environments are live

Expects payoff in 2023 once markets grok the tech.
Jul 30 2019 10:38PM

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