Simon Sharwood

Recent articles by Simon Sharwood

Xero’s DevOps drive zeros in on twice-daily updates

Xero’s DevOps drive zeros in on twice-daily updates

AWS migration swept away infrastructure team.
Oct 18 2018 11:19AM
Virtual graphics cards create critical VMware risk

Virtual graphics cards create critical VMware risk

Guest-host escape on vSphere and desktop hypervisors.
Oct 17 2018 10:09AM
Cisco says WebEx is totally fixed now (except for two problems)

Cisco says WebEx is totally fixed now (except for two problems)

Outage and subsequent wobbles lasted 20 days.
Oct 17 2018 6:52AM
Urbis files plans for Brisbane data centre build

Urbis files plans for Brisbane data centre build

Correction: AirTrunk not involved in four-hall 10 MW affair.
Oct 16 2018 6:03AM
BI-trained execs dip into data lake at cargo company LINX

BI-trained execs dip into data lake at cargo company LINX

“Data insiders” program makes analytics self-service.
Oct 15 2018 8:46PM
IBM brings elastic licensing to mainframes

IBM brings elastic licensing to mainframes

Z gets a little bit cloudier.
Oct 14 2018 3:57PM
Senate inquiry signs off My Health Record's new private parts

Senate inquiry signs off My Health Record's new private parts

But ALP and Greens call for extension of opt-out and extra protections.
Oct 12 2018 6:07PM
NSW Family Services staff given IT veto during transformation

NSW Family Services staff given IT veto during transformation

Staff slashed from 22,000 to 8,000, with new workflow engine to ease the pain.
Oct 12 2018 5:32PM
iTnews survives autonomous bus ride

iTnews survives autonomous bus ride

Survives the boredom, that is.
Oct 12 2018 10:54AM
TGA to update regulation for health apps

TGA to update regulation for health apps

Or as medicos call them, “software as a medical device”.
Oct 11 2018 10:48AM
Flight Centre tech team apologised for doubting power of ITSM

Flight Centre tech team apologised for doubting power of ITSM

Sometimes a transformation can just be proper processes.
Oct 10 2018 12:00PM
Comms Minister Fifield flags interest in GDPR-like laws

Comms Minister Fifield flags interest in GDPR-like laws

Says Internet no longer an ‘ungoverned space’ and era of hands-off regulation may need to end.
Oct 10 2018 6:36AM
ALP calls for crypto law debate to slow, for years if needed

ALP calls for crypto law debate to slow, for years if needed

And a reboot for NBN debate to focus on its purpose.
Oct 9 2018 9:51PM
Intel releases first Meltdown-and-Spectre-proof CPUs

Intel releases first Meltdown-and-Spectre-proof CPUs

Not all variants nobbled.
Oct 9 2018 12:12PM
Google Cloud product lead bails, explains why it lags AWS and Azure

Google Cloud product lead bails, explains why it lags AWS and Azure

Ignored containers for too long while it stressed startups and catchups.
Oct 9 2018 11:44AM
Big Dell investor to vote down re-float plan

Big Dell investor to vote down re-float plan

Demands higher price for VMware tracking stock.
Oct 8 2018 3:30PM
AI to translate 700 Victorian medicos

AI to translate 700 Victorian medicos

Bendigo Health goes for cloudy integration and transcription.
Oct 8 2018 10:02AM
Cisco automatically deleted VMs hosting WebEx Teams

Cisco automatically deleted VMs hosting WebEx Teams

Causing week-long service outage.
Oct 5 2018 11:36AM
Melanoma Institute Australia creates secure workspace

Melanoma Institute Australia creates secure workspace

Researchers share patient records between hospitals and offshore researchers.
Oct 5 2018 7:05AM
Tardy Cisco could confuse Office 365

Tardy Cisco could confuse Office 365

Microsoft changed format of Office365 approved URLs list and Cisco blew the deadline.
Oct 3 2018 10:55PM

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