The enterprise traditionally lags behind consumer trends and social is no exception. While our personal lives are enhanced through sharing experiences with our networks of family, friends and followers, when it comes to work, engrained business culture is wrestling with the socialisation on their doorsteps. If you ask any medium to...
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    One of the new features in the Windows 8.1 preview is Workplace Join, it’s the ability to join your computer to your Workplace network securely to enable additional functionality. First of all your workplace has to enable this functionality and be running Windows Server 2012 R2 before you’ll be...
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    Cloud computing. It’s the idea that the content from all of your (and your class’s/company’s/family’s) devices can be held in virtual servers over the Internet. This seems simple enough, but as cloud computing has become THE data storage method, the technology and terminology surrounding it has become much more...
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    Woolworths pushes Microsoft aside, now using Google software wall-to-wall

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    The Future of Blackberry

    Blackberry is no longer the force it used to be in the mobile world – you know it, I know it, Blackberry knows it. With Blackberry’s recent release of their new BB10 devices they hope to change all that and become player number 3 in the mobile world. Sure,...
  • Rackspace’s Sydney datacentre almost done

    Hosting services company Rackspace, have just added their latest datacentre, the first in Australia. Located in Erskine Park, Sydney this is their 9th data centres which now spread across America, Europe, Asia and now in Australia. The new multi-million dollar investment will support local offerings of dedicated hosting and...
  • Ever wonder why the IT department continually says “No” ?

    Image credit: http://flic.kr/p/7XLksP There are many challenges that face an IT support worker in a day to day environment. Starting at the urgent call from someone who has to be back up and working within the next 5 minutes or the company will lose millions, to the inane questions...
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    The cloud services are setup, but who’s paying the bills?

    Unless you’ve been stuck under a rock for the last 127 days, you will have probably heard of “the cloud”. The cloud is the raging trend being discussed in enterprise meeting rooms everywhere, as a way of saving money and trimming the bottom line. It’s been touted as the...
  • The software update merry-go round. When can I get off?

    The process of updating software in a large enterprise environment can be grossly under estimated. With the remote delivery tools available in the market today, perception is that patching and software update processes have become almost trivial. In reality, if the job is to be done properly, the actual...

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