You Can Now License Windows Per User, Not Per Machine

There’s a big shift coming to Windows town — from 1 December (that’s today!), you can license Windows on a per-user basis rather than per machine. But when does that make sense, and is it really that simple?


All The NBN Construction Locations Until 2016 On A Map

The National Broadband Network (NBN) has outlined its construction plans until June 2016, which will add an additional 1.9 million homes to the network. Have you finally got lucky in the NBN lottery? Find out with our interactive map and full listing of the new locations.


Traps To Watch For When Licensing Office 365

With Office 365, Microsoft is pushing all its customers to ongoing subscriptions rather than one-off software fees (with a side course of maintenance). There are benefits in that approach, but what traps should you watch for when shifting from conventional Office licensing?


Forget Big Data, Think Fat Data

One of the constant debates around big data is around how to connect together disparate data sources, some of which will be unstructured. But before you start worrying about that, make sure you’re fully utilising the structured data sources you already have.


Why The NBN Still Isn't Helping Rural Australia

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the importance of the National Broadband Network (NBN) for regional and rural Australia in an address to the NBN Rebooted conference in Sydney last week:


Reminder: Sites Don't Have To Be Pig-Ugly

What’s worse than not being able to do something online? Doing something online using a site that appears to have been thrown together rather than designed.


The Tech Tweak That Helped Australia's Customs Detector Dogs

The Australian Customs And Border Protection Service maintains a squadron of detector dogs to help identify illegal imports. Dogs might be a low-tech solution, but a recent “technology update” has significantly improved the breeding program for the service.


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.