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News
  • IN PICTURES: 2014 WIICTA Judges' Breakfast

    By Mike Gee | 30 October, 2014 10:37

    With the 2014 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) event rapidly approaching, ARN hosted a Judges' Breakfast at the O Bar in Sydney. A lively discussion broached a number of topics relating to better work practices for both women and men in business and developed some key initiatives which will be revealed in forthcoming months. The 2014 Women in ICT Awards will be presented at special luncheon on November 27.

  • 3 power-sipping monitors lower energy bills

    By Brian Nadel | 29 October, 2014 00:24

    While businesses have always been careful about how much they spent on electricity, today's displays are making it a lot easier to keep bills lower -- and the environment safer.

  • WIICTA: last chance to nominate

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 27 October, 2014 10:47

    This it. Nominate now or miss out on nominating for the 2014 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA). Entries close today, Monday, October 27, at midnight.

  • Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

    By Lucian Constantin | 21 October, 2014 03:11

    Network-attached storage (NAS) devices are riddled with vulnerabilities that can put the security of sensitive data and networks at risk, a researcher has found. To prove his point, he has created a proof-of-concept worm that can infect devices from three different manufacturers.

  • Chinese workers strike at Foxconn factory after HP cuts orders

    By Michael Kan | 09 October, 2014 19:56

    About 1,000 workers at a factory of manufacturing giant Foxconn Technology Group went on strike on Wednesday demanding better wages, after production orders from Hewlett-Packard were cut, according to a labor protection group.

Round Table
  • Sustainable IT: End-of-life considerations

    By ARN Staff | 14 October, 2009 15:47

    While most of the conversation at ARN’s Sustainable IT roundtable focused on energy efficiency, a critical issue that can’t be forgotten is asset disposal. E-waste is a massive problem around the world and one that’s not easy to contain, Symantec’s Jose Iglesias said.

  • Sustainable IT: Driving interest

    By ARN Staff | 14 October, 2009 15:46

    So how can the channel demonstrate environmental savings to their customers and drive interest in sustainable solutions? ComputerCorp’s Michael van Zoggel said integrators can only do what they can do and what they can measure and justify.

  • Sustainable IT: On-demand computing vs. green

    By ARN Staff | 14 October, 2009 15:44

    It’s one thing to talk about greening your own infrastructure by better utilising or buying more energy efficient assets, but what happens when those computing resources are being delivered by a third-party provider? Is outsourcing in fact, a way to minimise your carbon impact?

  • Slideshow: ARN's sustainable IT roundtable

    By ARN Staff | 14 October, 2009 15:17

    A collection of images and industry expert comments from ARN's sustainable IT roundtable.

  • Green IT: Beyond the hype

    By Brian Corrigan | 01 October, 2008 17:20

    Although heavy-handed messaging has led to a great deal of scepticism in the market, there’s no doubting that environmental concerns are creating serious market opportunities. ARN recently brought together a group of IT industry thought-leaders to talk about myths and margins.

Features
Interviews
  • PROFILE: Powering Asia

    By Hafizah Osman | 26 August, 2011 16:43

    With the evolving needs of regional management, Emerson Network Power is transitioning to dedicate and focus on growth in its specific organisations within the Asia-Pacific. ARN spoke to the company’s new president of the Asia market, Anand Sanghi, about his recent promotion, company strategy and recent acquisitions.

  • Global outsourcing: IT service providers will reach for the cloud in 2010

    By Denise Dubie | 06 January, 2010 07:50

    Despite the economic recession that started in 2008, many IT service providers didn't see the expected boon to business in 2009. Some outsourcers struggled to a degree alongside the rest of the high-tech industry, but IT services experts say they started to see a return to growth toward the end of 2009. That means 2010 could find many outsourcing providers taking advantage of hot technology trends such as cloud computing to sell their services into smaller IT shops. Mike Slavin, partner and practice leader for Global IT Advisory Services at outsourcing industry advisory and consulting firm TPI, shares his take on the coming year and the outsourcing industry with Network World Senior Editor Denise Dubie.

  • Being green for love and profit

    By David Ramli | 27 October, 2009 16:37

    Once upon a time, the idea of using expensive, environmentally-friendly IT was expected to flop in the harsh world of business. But fast-forward to 2009 and green technology has leapt off the drawing boards into the realm of profitability.

  • Dean of Juniper’s datacentres

    By Trevor Clarke | 03 December, 2008 15:06

    Juniper Networks datacentre solutions director, Bobby Guhasarkar, spoke with ARN about where the datacentre is headed and the way market conditions affect strategy.

  • Asus: Processing less energy

    By Matthew Sainsbury | 09 December, 2008 08:00

    The IT industry is responsible for a great number of products that contribute to the global greenhouse gas emissions problem. In response, many vendors are now looking at re-architecting their goods and striving to find ways to improve energy efficiency and social responsibility while retaining quality.

Opinions
  • The PSTN transition to VoIP: Going green

    By Larry Hettick | 25 June, 2014 07:18

    We've discussed some of the advantages of transitioning the PSTN to IP, but there we haven't yet covered the environmental implications of the pending transition. At their annual partner conference Perspectives14, GENBAND hosted a discussion which addressed the power costs behind the PSTN, pointing out the benefits an IP transition.

  • Reviews: D-Link's Wi-Fi Smart Plug; LaCie's Fuel wireless storage

    By Keith Shaw | 28 May, 2014 08:07

    The Wi-Fi Smart Plug is a power outlet adapter that includes Wi-Fi connectivity, letting you turn any electrical device into a connected device for power on/off purposes. With an included app for iOS and Android devices (phones or tablets), users can control the connected appliances wherever they are (whether inside their own home networks or over the cloud).

  • Being green and the madness of crowds

    By Mark Gibbs | 11 April, 2013 19:21

    Some time ago I had a call with a company that ran data centers they claimed were "green." Their argument for their greenness was they purchased power with green credits, which meant they paid a premium for electricity to fund alternative energy programs. Along with that they had a car park full of solar cells.

  • Next-gen servers: The next big thing

    By Mark Lafferty, director of system solutions, servers and storage, CDW | 14 December, 2012 19:54

    As small businesses implement the latest technology to keep up with client demands, next-generation servers come to the forefront of the discussion. But what is a "next-gen" server exactly?

  • Monitors that do more than just display stuff

    By Keith Shaw | 18 October, 2012 17:53

    Shaw reviews HP's Passport 1912nm Internet Monitor and AOC's Portable USB Monitor.

Reviews
  • Keep watch: 5 cloud security cameras for your home

    By Robert L. Mitchell | 25 June, 2013 13:33

    Cloud-based security cameras can keep watch on your home when you're not around. We tested 5 of these systems and report on our findings.

  • Gigabit Wi-Fi? Not so fast.

    By Wayne Rash | 25 February, 2013 15:29

    The newest Wi-Fi technology -- 802.11ac -- promises blazing speeds of up to 1.3Gbps, according to claims made by the leading vendors.

  • Microsoft System Center targets cloud, virtualization

    By Tom Henderson | 16 July, 2012 14:23

    With the revamped System Center 2012 suite of management tools, Microsoft has launched a powerful new weapon in the battle to control the virtualized data center and the cloud, both private and public.

  • Microsoft raises the bar with SQL Server 2012

    By Barry Nance | 16 July, 2012 04:40

    While SQL Server 2008 was little more than a service-pack level upgrade, the 2012 version of Microsoft's database has a boatload of new features and delivers solid performance improvements.

  • How we tested Microsoft's System Center 2012

    By Tom Henderson | 16 July, 2012 04:40

    We initially attempted to implement System Center 2012 modularly, which is almost impossible, so we used the Unified Installer after reading the salient documents for each module, then installed each module into its own VM, combining SQLServer resources where necessary. We recommend that up to four SQL Server instances may be necessary for protecting all of the modules.

 

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