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Monday, 25 October 2010 08:04

Big iron shrinks and grows

The number of mainframe sites in Australia continues to dwindle - down from a peak of almost 120 in 1997 to 40 today, with expectations that it will eventually settle at around 35 sites by 2014. But there will be a role for mainframes in the largest enterprises for years to come, with at least three local mainframe sites running machines capable of processing 15,000-20,000 million instructions per second (MIPS).

Monday, 06 September 2010 14:05

Bank crashes force rethink

Three of Australia's four major banks - the ANZ, Commonwealth and Westpac have endured highly visible and lengthy systems failures in the last fortnight. Unless they further automate their data centres, and minimise human intervention, such outages are likely to continue and possibly worsen.

A report on the carbon implications of information technology, which was issued by the Australian Computer Society earlier this year ranks as an international high watermark according to BMC Software, and is helping Australian companies pioneer sustainable IT practices ahead of their international peers.

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