This Infographic Shows How Network Speeds Have Improved Over Time

You might not be able to get the NBN at home as soon as you want, but the history of networks is a history of faster speeds — even on copper lines. This infographic highlights some of the main milestones.


Why We're Bad At Dealing With Insider Security Threats

IT security risks aren’t just the result of software holes and determined cyber-criminals — insiders within the business also represent a risk. But do Australian companies take that prospect seriously enough?


Become Master Of Your Own BYOD With Our Free 'Making Mobility Real' Ebook

We live in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) world, but how can you enable that while ensuring your workplace stays secure? Find out in our free ebook Making Mobility Real.


Eloquent JavaScript Teaches You JavaScript For Free

These days, there’s no shortage of great resources for learning to code. Here’s another great one, a 21-chapter book posted online and chock-full of JavaScript training.


How Budget Cuts Increased Australian Cyber-Security Risks

You’d struggle to argue that this year’s budget cuts to funding for CSIRO and universities are going to give Australia any kind of advantage in science. It seems that anti-science agenda could also have a direct impact on our ability to deal with online attacks.


Can Workstations Work With Hot Desking?

In a hot desking environment, you grab the first available desk and either plug in your own laptop or log in on a standardised desktop. Can that approach be used if you need to use a more powerful workstation computer?


Behind The App: The Story Of Plex

At its most basic, Plex is an app that lets you stream media from your desktop to any other device, whether you’re using a phone or a tablet or another computer. But it’s slowly become an entire ecosystem of media management across virtually every platform you could think of.


Windows Phone 8.1 Update Will Feature 'MDM Lite'

The big headline addition in Windows Phone 8.1 Update is an alpha of the Cortana voice assistant for Australian users, and many of the other features such as folders are aimed at individual users. For IT managers, a more interesting potential inclusion is Apps Corner, a cut-down approach to mobile device management (MDM).


Google Hangouts Don't Need Google+ Anymore

Good news for Google Apps for Business users: Google’s well-regarded Hangouts video chat service no longer requires you to have a Google+ profile, making it a more viable option for business users.


Microsoft's Cortana Voice Assistant Will Hit Australia Next Week

When Microsoft launched its Cortana voice recognition assistant for Windows Phone at Build earlier this year, we were disappointed that it wasn’t available in Australia. That will change soon: as of next week, an alpha version of Cortana for Australia will become available to Windows Phone Developers.