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Four Email Problems That Technology Can't Solve Yet

The email address as we know it was born when Ray Tomlinson introduced the “@” sign in 1977, since which email has continually grown in popularity as a communication tool for work and pleasure — until last year. For the first time ever, 2014 recorded a sharp decrease in the number of emails sent around the world, from 204m per second in 2013 to 138.8m per second in 2014.


Dealhacker: Play Thousands Of Classic Video Games For Free In Your Browser

Attention retro gamers: The Internet Archive has released 2400 old MS-DOS video games into an online repository, including timeless classics like Dune 2, Bubble Bobble, Street Fighter II, Prince Of Persia, Sim City, Golden Axe, Doom, Lemmings, Speedball 2, The Hobbit and Eye Of The Beholder. The best part is that every game can be played for free in your browser. (That’s my entire life cancelled for the rest of the year.)


Big Blue, Big Bird, Big Data: The IBM And Twitter Partnership

IBM seems to be making a habit of strange alliances with consumer-centric brands. We’ll soon see the first actual products from its partnership with Apple, and now it has formed an alliance with Twitter to help develop and sell products based on analysis of tweets.


Australian Data Centres Embody Sydney-Melbourne Rivalry

Not only do Australian organisations demand onshore data centres, they frequently demand dual locations — Sydney and Melbourne. IBM is the latest provider to go down that path, but why is it necessary?


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.


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Lotus Notes was once a dominant platform for database-centred collaboration applications, but these days it feels outdated.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.


Why The Apple-IBM Deal Is Not Earth-Shattering

Last month, Apple and IBM announced a partnership which will see the two tech giants partner on the development of specific enterprise apps for iOS and offering new management and delivery options for iPhones and iPads. It’s an interesting development, but it’s not going to fundamentally change the role of Apple technology in the enterprise.


How Dick Smith Will Ditch Its AS/400 For An Amazon Cloud Solution

IBM’s AS/400 was first introduced way back in 1988, but a quarter of a century later, the midrange platform still plays a crucial role in IT for electronics retailer Dick Smith. Here’s how it plans to eventually get rid of the aging system and replace it with a cloud-centred platform using different best-of-breed components.


Google's Kubernetes Docker Project Gets Support From Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat

Kubernetes is a Google-led project to create an open source manager for Docker containers. Although only launched in June, Kubernetes now has some other friends in the big end of town: Microsoft, IBM and Red Hat have all signed up to support the project.


How The 'Reuse Principle' Drives IT At The Australian Open

We might focus on the racquets and the sweat, but Tennis Australia marshals a huge range of technology resources to organise and broadcast the Australian Open each year. The key underlying principle to make that happen? Reusing everything as much as possible.