Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies, and is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society.
NBN Co struck a deal at the weekend to acquire the Optus and Telstra HFC networks and make them part of the NBN rollout. There will be implications for existing customers if the agreement is approved by the ACCC.
Deliver the software users want and need (not just what management thinks is required), look for deployment flexibility, and beware of API charges. They are the messages from SugarCRM CEO Larry Augustin.
Lenovo has recalled power cables supplied with or for a range of its notebooks, warning of a fire hazard.