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  • New undersea cable to link Australia and New Zealand

    By Chris Player | 18 December, 2014 11:44

    Alcatel-Lucent has been contracted to build a 2,300 km undersea cable connecting Australia and New Zealand, as part of a Telstra, Vodafone and Spark consortium.

  • Microsoft and IBM keep the pressure on Amazon's cloud

    By Brandon Butler | 18 December, 2014 08:05

    Until further notice, Amazon Web Services is the reigning public IaaS cloud leader. But deep-pocketed companies Microsoft and IBM are keeping the pressure on AWS with a flurry of announcements beefing up their clouds to close out the year.

  • NSW Government moves to privatise shared services

    By Chris Player | 17 December, 2014 12:14

    The New South Wales Government has established a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Infosys and Unisys to progress shared services for NSW Government agencies.

  • IN PICTURES: The Missing Link's Christmas Party

    By ARN Staff | 17 December, 2014 12:05

    IT services and solutions provider, The Missing Link, held their Christmas party at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art. Guest speaker and South Australia's 2013 Entrepreneur of the year, Vinh Giang, entertained staff, partners and clients at the event.

  • New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca

    By John Dix | 17 December, 2014 06:44

    The Advanced Cyber Security Center is a three year old organization with a bold mission to "bring together industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats" and drive cybersecurity R&D in the New England region. Network World editor in Chief John Dix attended their most recent meeting in Boston and later tracked down ACSC Executive Director Charlie Benway and ACSC Board Chair William Guenther (CEO and Founder of Mass Insight) for a deep dive on the organization's goals.

Round Table
  • Roundtable: Improving the channel's bottom line

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 June, 2010 17:32

    How to retain profitability within the channel is an issue vendors, distributors and resellers have to constantly stay focused on

  • Cloud Computing: Outsourcing 2.0?

    By Nadia Cameron | 29 March, 2010 09:22

    Cloud computing is being touted as a completely new way of delivering technology, yet many of the solutions on offer sound surprisingly similar to traditional outsourcing. So what is the difference between the two?

  • Business transformation

    By Nadia Cameron | 22 April, 2009 13:33

    Managed services providers (MSPs) attending ARN’s recent roundtable claimed a proactive approach around delivering technology could be a business enabler for end users. It also allowed the service provider to move up and talk to higher levels of management, which brought about a better understanding of the business requirements and demands.

  • The sweet spot

    By Nadia Cameron | 22 April, 2009 13:31

    SMBs have always been thought of as the sweet spot for managed services providers, but many are also experiencing strong take-up in the mid-tier through to enterprise space.

  • Feature: Managed services matters

    By Trevor Clarke | 22 April, 2009 13:26

    It may be the silver lining in an otherwise stormy economy, but that doesn’t mean the managed services game is not without its challenges. TREVOR CLARKE reports.

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  • Top 10 tech industry megatrends of 2015

    By Michael Friedenberg | 22 November, 2014 15:40

    "Futurology has always bounced around between common sense, nonsense and a healthy dose of wishful thinking." That's how a 2012 Scientific American article summed up the history of prediction. Our compelling annual urge to predict the future traces back to the ancient Greeks and their Delphic Oracle--so who am I to argue with such venerable tradition? Here's my top 10 countdown for the shape of our industry in 2015:

  • Watson shows the power of intelligent computing

    By Rob Enderle | 11 October, 2014 00:18

    At IBM's Think Forum in New York, CEO Ginni Rometty took us through the success and future of Watson, IBM's automated decision engine. This technology fascinates me because it's the first major step to change the basic computing paradigm.

  • Physical Layer management in 10G to 40G/100G Ethernet migration

    By Pat Thompson | 27 August, 2014 06:27

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • The rise of vagueness as a service

    By Mike Elgan | 10 May, 2014 21:10

    An unexpected trend is emerging in technology. Information presented to the user is growing vague. Columnist Mike Elgan explains why.

  • Are transparent displays dumb or brilliant?

    By Mike Elgan | 02 February, 2013 12:07

    See-through screens won't happen for phones and tablets, but get ready for your windows to run Window, says Mike Elgan

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