VMware Has An Easter Egg In Its Easter Egg

Who says virtualisation can’t be fun? VMware has a neat Easter egg which allows you to play Pong — and even the Pong game has its own Easter egg.


The Challenges In Getting Rid Of Lotus Notes

Lotus Notes was once a dominant platform for database-centred collaboration applications, but these days it feels outdated. Gartner has some useful suggestions on how to make the move if Notes is still in your working life.


What Should Lifehacker Investigate At Data Center World Asia Pacific?

Data Center World is one of our favourite IT industry events, and we’re looking forward to covering the Asia-Pacific Symposium event in Melbourne from 1-3 September. It’s still not too late to register and attend, but if you can’t make it, we’d love to know what data centre issues you’d like to see covered.


Armidale Data Centre Shows The Business Attractions Of The NBN

Last month, we listed Armidale in northern NSW as somewhere that might be worth moving to for its already-in-place National Broadband Network (NBN) access. Similar thinking appears to be behind plans to open a new data centre in the city.


TechEd 2014 Registration Opens, Entry-Level Tracks Dumped

Having outlined plans to split TechEd across two events in Melbourne and Sydney back in May, Microsoft has now opened registration for the October conferences. We’ve also learned how it will cram what used to be a four-day event into just two — by only offering 300- and 400- level content.


Prepare Your Pizza Order Now For SysAdmin Day

July 25 is SysAdmin Day, when the hard work system administrators do behind the scenes is actually acknowledged for once. There will never be a better time to insist that your boss orders you the luxury pizza of your choice for lunch.


Cloud Providers Won't Be Cutting Prices To Reflect A Lack Of Carbon Tax

Australia’s recently-repealed “carbon tax” had a direct impact on power prices, and power is one of the biggest components of data centre operating costs. But if you think that means cloud computing prices are about to fall, think again.


The Gear In Corporate Networks Is Increasingly Obsolete [Infographic]

Network equipment is not like smartphones: we tend to leave it in place until it stops working. However, new data on utilisation suggests we might be taking this tendency too far: more than half the networking gear currently used is outdated.


P3 Is A WordPress Plug-In That Profiles The Speed Of Other Plug-Ins

We’ve seen examples of mistakes you can make that will cause your WordPress-powered site run worse… but how about some advice to make it run better? There are a number of simple tweaks you can make, sure, but there’s one thing that will often trump any other improvement — disabling slow plug-ins.


System Center 2012 R2 Is Essential For Windows 8.1 Tablet Deployments

If you’re running Windows 8.1 in your business, the chances are it’s sitting alongside Windows 7 systems as well. Forrester analyst JP Gownder points out that this approach is likely to be messy if you don’t also have an up-to-date System Center deployment.