Samira Sarraf

Senior Writer

With years of experience covering technology and business across the IT channel, Samira Sarraf now reports for Computerworld Australia on all aspects of enterprise ICT.

How Australia is using AI, sensors, and more to tackle bushfires

How Australia is using AI, sensors, and more to tackle bushfires

The New South Wales and federal governments are both evaluating and helping develop new technologies to better detect, model, and communicate around devastating bushfires.

Australian companies’ tech priorities for the post-pandemic era

Australian companies’ tech priorities for the post-pandemic era

Australian organisations are prioritising investments in artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud and edge computing—while keeping a clear eye on the budget.

City West Water shares its secret to a successful Microsoft 365 upgrade

City West Water shares its secret to a successful Microsoft 365 upgrade

The Melbourne water and waste management organisation talks about the decisions made to provide a modern workplace to staff and how it had to change plans in the face of COVID-19.

Cost, flexibility drive SD-WAN adoption in Australia

Cost, flexibility drive SD-WAN adoption in Australia

The uptake of SD-WAN by Australian enterprises has moved more quickly compared to other countries, according to GlobalData.

What you need to know to become an automation engineer in Australia

What you need to know to become an automation engineer in Australia

Looking for jobs has significantly changed in the last three decades from when people would knock on doors of companies to deliver their resumes in person, to doing so with one click on employment sites like SEEK, Indeed and even...

Australian IT unemployment rises, with 6,900 out of work in May

Australian IT unemployment rises, with 6,900 out of work in May

The number of unemployed IT workers in Australia has increased in line with national trends during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 6,900 professionals unemployed in May, according to the latest ABS data.

Scaling down: How Joval Wine Group saved on IT costs during COVID-19

Scaling down: How Joval Wine Group saved on IT costs during COVID-19

While most companies that move to the cloud do so for the ability to scale up as the business grows, Australia’s Joval Wine Group needed to scale down during COVID-19 when orders slowed down.

WA aged care group gets rid of legacy IT in cloud move

WA aged care group gets rid of legacy IT in cloud move

Juniper Aged Care has been moving all its systems to the cloud in what has so far been a 12-month project that will help it dedicate more funds to support its 4,000 Western Australian residents.

How AusPost dealt with Christmas parcel volumes in April

How AusPost dealt with Christmas parcel volumes in April

With an unprecedented amount of mail suddenly coming through, the Australia Post digital applications team was relieved they had just done a peak load readiness check.

Aussie developers  get quantum computing service in the cloud

Aussie developers get quantum computing service in the cloud

Access to quantum services in the cloud could benefit researchers and developers trying to solve complex problems that a normal computer would either take days to solve or not be able to solve it at all.

Aussie-hosted conferencing apps performed better during COVID-19

Aussie-hosted conferencing apps performed better during COVID-19

Video conferencing apps Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Skype performed better due to lower latency during May 2020 as these used Australian-based servers.

How COVID-19 has affected Australian financial software users’ plans

How COVID-19 has affected Australian financial software users’ plans

An industry survey revealed more sales for some, less for others, but mostly flat results.

IT hires are the top priority for Australian businesses

IT hires are the top priority for Australian businesses

Survey reveals greatest demand is for infrastructure professionals, software developers and engineers, and cloud architects and engineers.

After COVID: The AIIA’s proposal to grow Australia’s economy through technology and training

After COVID: The AIIA’s proposal to grow Australia’s economy through technology and training

The plan focuses on building a national digital backbone and a digital Australia that is secure and resilient, building digital skills for the future, and reformimg taxes, incentives and government procurement.

Australian small businesses advance their digitalisation, thanks to COVID-19

Australian small businesses advance their digitalisation, thanks to COVID-19

A study revealed that 79 per cent of small and medium business employees are looking to take on a more virtual future via additional software investments.

How to become a successful SRE in Australia

How to become a successful SRE in Australia

Computerworld Australia asked site reliability engineers about what they do and to share tips for those looking to follow this career.

How to have a successful career as a data engineer in Australia

How to have a successful career as a data engineer in Australia

Organisations in Australia are more and more looking for data engineers and data scientists to help them make sense of their data and improve the way they make business or run their businesses through the smart use of its existing...

Free tech resources to help Australian IT during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Free tech resources to help Australian IT during the COVID-19 pandemic

Several technology vendors have made software or services available at no cost to help Australian organisations to adapt to a growing work from home reality and keep their businesses running.

Why Aussie telcos are connecting voice services to Microsoft Teams

Why Aussie telcos are connecting voice services to Microsoft Teams

Macquarie Telecom and Optus join Vocus and Telstra in providing internal voice calls via Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft could be the first to launch a cloud region in New Zealand

Microsoft could be the first to launch a cloud region in New Zealand

Proposed data centre is not a guarantee that an Azure region will operate in New Zealand anytime soon, as government approval is needed.

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