Flash In The SAN: How Much Do You Need?

Flash is an obvious solution for high-speed storage, but what proportion of network storage is typically devoted to it? The answer might be less than you think.


Office 365 Running Slowly? Here's How To Tune It

While core Office 365 applications (such as Word and Excel) can be installed locally, much of Microsoft’s subscription suite is browser-based and can become sluggish. A new guide from Microsoft offers some hints on how to tweak your network if Office 365 isn’t performing properly.


Why It Took 15 Years For Apple Pay To Roll Out

Apple Pay has launched to much fanfare. People with the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus are now able to make credit card payments at certain shops and restaurants in the US. But Apple Pay isn’t the first of its kind and the technology it uses has actually been around for the past 15 years. So why has it taken so long to enter the mainstream?


Office 365 Now Has Unlimited OneDrive Storage

I’m guessing that not too many Office 365 customers have used all of the 1TB of cloud storage that Microsoft has been offering since June. But if you have, don’t panic: Office 365 users now get unlimited OneDrive storage.


Find Out When Windows Was Installed With The Systeminfo Command

If you’re curious how old your computer is (or when you last did a clean install), this command line utility that can tell you when Windows was installed.


Windows 10 Technical Preview Gets Its First Major Update

Already trying out the Technical Preview for Windows 10? Microsoft has just pushed out a major update that adds some new features — but also breaks some stuff. Remember, it’s a beta!


300 Australia Post Outlets Are Finally Getting Their Own Computers

Back in June, we noted that there were an astonishing 432 Australia Post outlets that used manual point of sale (POS) systems rather than computerised ones. Good news for some of them — the mail carrier has announced plans to upgrade 300 of them with full computer systems.


VirtualXP Runs Your Old XP Installation Safely In Windows 7 Or 8

Windows: Many people have kept their old Windows XP computers running because they have software on the systems that can’t be reinstalled. VirtualXP lets you migrate an existing Windows XP installation into a virtual machine that you can run on Windows 7 or 8.


Yes, Your Office Space Is Getting Smaller

As technology gets smaller, the space we are provided with to work also shrinks. In the 1950s, the typical office worker was assigned a total of 50 square metres of space. By the end of this decade, that figure will have dropped to 10 square metres.


The First 140 Suburbs Which Will Get NBN Fibre To The Node

I guess it’s better to be in a suburb where fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) NBN connections are promised than to be in one where no-one knows what’s happening. NBN Co has released a list of the first 140 suburbs that will be set up.