Why IBM Has Dumped The PC Hardware Business

With the sale of first its desktop PC business and now its server business to Chinese partner Lenovo, IBM has come full circle. By exiting the hardware business IBM leaves behind the low-end market it invented and returns to its roots in high performance computers, software, and a focus on the client.


Parallels 10 Includes Yosemite Support, One-Click Windows Trial

Parallels, already well-regarded as a solution for running Windows on Mac hardware, has updated to version 10. New features in this release include support for the forthcoming Yosemite Mac OS X update release and a number of enterprise enhancements.


The Argument For Fibre-To-The-Premises NBN Isn't Over Yet

In his independent audit of the public policy process behind the national broadband network, former Telstra director Bill Scales suggests there was never an internal debate about different technology options for the NBN.


Tablet Sales In Australia Are Down

Research firm Telsyte says that 1.8 million tablets sold in Australia in the first half of the year. That’s a large number, but it’s also down 28 per cent on the same period last year. What’s happening?


Find Out If You've Installed Microsoft's Corrupted Hotfixes

If over the past few days you’ve been confronted with an unhealthy amount of crashes or blue-screens and recently updated your Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 system, you might have inadvertently grabbed a corrupted hotfix or two from Microsoft. The suspect files have since been removed for download, but that doesn’t help you if you’ve already applied them. Here’s how you can find out if you’re affected and if so, what you need to do.


Make Remote Working Work In The Public Sector

Working remotely is not something new for the public sector, a world seen by many to be behind the times and slow to react to change. In fact in order to our job — that is to serve the public — public sector employees are on a constant search for quicker and cheaper ways to do things.


Hardware Still Dominates In The 3D Animation World

In a world where cloud computing is increasingly important, software often takes centre stage. But when it comes to producing 3D animation, the big money is still in the hardware space.


How The TrueNorth Chip Could Transform Computing

Computers and brains work in virtually opposite ways. Computers are laboriously programmed for specific tasks. Brains learn from experience and can perform a wide variety of complicated tasks that are currently impossible for a computer.


Telstra Is Spending A Lot Of Money On Lighting

We’re used to the idea that power can be expensive when you’re running a lot of data centres. But we were slightly surprised that Telstra singled out lighting expenses in its annual results.


Lessons Every IT Pro Can Learn From Commonwealth Bank

Commonwealth Bank made an $8.3 billion profit last financial year, and its IT systems are generally held to be the best of any major Australian bank. You might not have $1.38 billion to spend on technology, but you can still adopt some of the approaches CommBank uses.