Australians Addicted To Free Wi-Fi

Australians love us some free Wi-Fi. According to new figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), three million Australians made use of public Wi-Fi hotspots for internet access.


Access OS X's Packet Sniffer With The Wireless Diagnostics Tool

We’ve shown you how to tap your network and monitor everything that’s happening before. However, blogger Jacob Salmela’s shows off a trick that makes it even easier using OS X Yosemite’s packet sniffer.


How To Use The Turing Test To Improve IT

Pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing is likely to be even better known after the release of the Benedict Cumberbatch film The Imitation Game this year. His approach can also be useful when you’re trying to plan new IT deployments.


BYOD Rules: Most Australians Bring Their Own Phone To Work

Looks like the argument over whether corporations will embrace bring-your-own-device is all but over in Australia. EY’s new digital Australia report suggest that just 7 per cent of us have our phones supplied by our employers.


When Windows 10 Will Be Released (And How To Plan For It)

The Window 10 technical preview continues to chug along, and while we don’t have an official release date for the finished software, it’s widely assumed that it will appear before the end of 2015. What milestones can we expect along the way, how can businesses begin planning to make the shift, and what traps should they avoid?


Five Questions To Ask To Make ERP Suck Less

Pedicure picture from Shutterstock Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software has all the sex appeal of an infected toenail, and is considerably more difficult to manage. Cloud technology is improving ERP, but it’s a very slow process. Here are five questions to ask to help speed the transformation.


Stop Talking About The Importance Of Data And Start Using It

We constantly hear about the importance of data to effectively running businesses, and there’s no shortage of sources we can draw on. But actually doing that? It’s still much rarer than it should be.


Analysis And Procurement: Where The IT Jobs Will Be

Picking the best areas to develop IT skills for future career security is always difficult, but two themes do keep popping up at Gartner’s Symposium/ITxpo event this week: analytics and procurement.


Office 365 ProPlus Adds OneDrive For Business Access

One of the peculiarities of online storage platforms is that consumers are often given access to features ahead of paying business customers. And so it proves with the enterprise-focused ProPlus version of Office 365, which is belatedly adding support for OneDrive for Business.


Choose Powerline Adaptors For Distance, Wireless AC For Speed

Most of use use wireless to connect the devices in our home, but as we’ve discussed before, wired is usually faster, even if it’s through your wall with a powerline adaptor. With wireless AC, however, the game has changed a bit.