Simon Sharwood

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Microsoft expands Azure price reservations

Microsoft expands Azure price reservations

Open source databases and storage join the deep discount program.
Nov 18 2019 6:45AM
HP Inc rejects Xerox deal, but happy to keep talking

HP Inc rejects Xerox deal, but happy to keep talking

Execs "recognize the potential benefits of consolidation" but says deal undervalues HP.
Nov 18 2019 6:41AM
NAB security team chases down investment scam sites

NAB security team chases down investment scam sites

Mike Baird applauds as Andrew Forrest takes Facebook to task in searing letter.
Nov 12 2019 7:00AM
Optus makes 220-store Apple-for-business push

Optus makes 220-store Apple-for-business push

Small business zones featuring iThings and iExperts to appear across Australia.
Nov 7 2019 6:56AM
Microsoft delays 'ridiculous' self-service software procurement plan

Microsoft delays 'ridiculous' self-service software procurement plan

Plan would have let end-users buy licences with little oversight.
Nov 4 2019 12:20PM
Microsoft pegs Australian Azure prices to US dollar

Microsoft pegs Australian Azure prices to US dollar

All cloud prices based on greenback from next week.
Oct 25 2019 1:45PM
Deloitte swoops on SAP and Oracle payroll master Presence of IT

Deloitte swoops on SAP and Oracle payroll master Presence of IT

Aims to create human capital management colossus.
Oct 23 2019 10:28AM
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.
Oct 18 2019 12:53PM
Cutting iiNet staff helps keep TPG steady

Cutting iiNet staff helps keep TPG steady

NBN revenue boost revealed in annual report.
Oct 18 2019 12:19PM
Telstra flags 3G funeral date for June 2024

Telstra flags 3G funeral date for June 2024

Kit vendors ready forklifts for legacy replacements.
Oct 9 2019 11:07AM
University of New England outsources DC to Macquarie Cloud

University of New England outsources DC to Macquarie Cloud

When a UPS ‘exploded’ it was obviously time to change strategy.
Oct 3 2019 7:13AM
Cisco upgrades ancient bug from 'High' to 'Critical' status

Cisco upgrades ancient bug from 'High' to 'Critical' status

New attacks found against security appliance bug revealed in March 2018.
Sep 27 2019 6:55AM
Microsoft makes big Software Assurance changes

Microsoft makes big Software Assurance changes

Limited support for US$250k spend, new planning services, training and more.
Sep 24 2019 1:03PM
Datacom plots attack on TechOne, Civica

Datacom plots attack on TechOne, Civica

“Datascape” local government product already has users.
Sep 24 2019 6:59AM
Major Perth-to-Singapore submarine cable cut

Major Perth-to-Singapore submarine cable cut

SEA ME WE 3 sinks. Again.
Sep 20 2019 11:58AM
Australian Computer Society buys rivals to target data

Australian Computer Society buys rivals to target data

Acquires Data-driven Marketing Association and three more data-centric orgs.
Sep 19 2019 6:52AM
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
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

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