Stories by Mitchell Bingemann

  • Australia still an IT follower, not leader, says study

    While a recent study released by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) identified Australia as amongst the best in the world when it comes to IT infrastructure and global competitiveness, a Catch 22 between research and development (R&D) and the IT skills shortage has cemented the country as a follower rather than an innovator.

  • EMC refreshes storage lineup

    Storage vendor, EMC, has enhanced its major storage systems to include higher capacities, greater energy efficiency and partner-friendly installation features.

  • Acision targets tier-two telcos

    Having recently demerged from LogicaCMG, mobile software and services provider, Acision, is looking to broaden its market reach by developing a hosted services business tailored to tier-two telcos.

  • Ex-Novell CEO takes the reins at Freshtel

    IP telephony provider, Freshtel, has snared former Novell Asia-Pacific president and CEO, Rhonda O'Donnell, as its new CEO. She will be tasked with leading its global expansion and overseeing a complete revamp of local channel operations.

  • Free ADSL2+ from Dodo amounts to bird feed

    ISP Dodo Australia is offering "free" ADSL2+ connections coupled with a complimentary 150MB of download data per month when customers sign up for a Dodo telephone service. That is of course if customers are willing to fork out 18 cents for each megabyte they download over the 150MB limit.

  • SharePoint guru on .NET, collaboration and the future of the offline Web

    Belgian-based U2U training consultant, and Microsoft MVP, Patrick Tisseghem, has specialised in Microsoft's SharePoint Server since its version 1.0 days. As the author of <i>Inside Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007</i> and <i>Inside MOSS 2007</i>, he's positioned himself as the go-to man for all things SharePoint, and is now bringing his vast knowledge to Australia for a series of classes to show .NET developers how to leverage the upcoming Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and build better Web applications. Tisseghem takes some time out to share his thoughts on SharePoint 2007 and its future involvement in the development of Web 3.0 with Mitchell Bingemann.

  • Apple iTunes ditches DRM

    Apple Australia's iTunes store is going DRM free with the launch of iTunes Plus, a new and better quality song format that frees users to play music on portable players other than Apple's iPod.

  • Coonan caught out over broadband sledge

    After <a href="http://secure.idg.com.au/images/cw/Key_Analyst_Report_Slams_OECD_Broadband_Rankings.pdf" target="_blank">slamming</a> the OECD's findings on global broadband rankings as inaccurate, and accusing the Labor party of misleading the Australian public on its broadband adoption, IT minister, Senator Helen Coonan, may have some pie to clean from her face after an OECD spokesperson claimed the Minister's department had been directly involved in the formulation of the findings she was criticising.