Do You Have A Style Guide For Network Cabling?

We’ve all seen network cabinets that should be renamed “Spaghetti Junction”, with a tangle of cables that is destined to ruin someone’s weekend in the near future. One way to avoid that issue is to actually adopt a style guide for all network cabling.


The Complete Lifehacker April Fools' IT Tricks Guide

Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day, and what better way to celebrate than by messing with the computers of colleagues, friends and family members? We’ve rounded up some of the all-time classics ready for April 1.


NBN Co Is Now Officially Offering Fibre-To-The-Building Services

After trials last year, NBN Co is officially offering fibre-to-the-building options for unit blocks and offices as of today. Just how fast will those services be?


Office 365 Now Hosted In Australia For Business Customers

Well, that was speedy. Yesterday, Microsoft kicked off its Office 365 Summit in Sydney by saying that hosting for Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in its Australian data centres would be coming very, very soon. Today, it has launched the service.


Career Spotlight: What I Do As A Research Geologist

It’s appealing to think that a geologist spends most of their time scouring remote landscapes with a rock hammer and a magnifying glass, but in reality they spend more time in a laboratory than a Land Rover. The work of a research geologist is eclectic, analytical and scientific.


How Particle Accelerator Maths Helped Me Fix My Wi-Fi

Electromagnetic radiation — it might sound like something that you’d be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world — from the light emissions through which your eyes perceive these words, to the microwaves that carry the Wi-Fi signal to your laptop or phone on which you’re reading it.


How To Fill Those 'Impossible' IT Roles

Is there a vacancy in your IT department that hasn’t been filled for months? These tips can help you get someone into that seat.


Still No Date Set For Office 365 Hosting In Australia

Last year, Microsoft announced plans to host Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in its new Australian Azure data centres, providing a potential performance boost for business customers. At the time Microsoft said it hoped that would have happened by March 2015. So what happened?


Cloud Patches: Azure App Service, Google Cloud Launcher

The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.