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. Contact samira_sarraf@idg.com.au

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.

How the Australian internet has kept running during the pandemic

How the Australian internet has kept running during the pandemic

Quick adjustments by broadband providers and streaming services helped, but the underlying network remains a mishmash of technologies that create longer-term risk.

Canberra construction firm shows how to automate systems in the field

Canberra construction firm shows how to automate systems in the field

PBS Building realised its teams were being slowed down by siloed and paper-based systems, so it embarked on a 18-month scoping process that allowed the business to trial different solutions and figure out what was best for the entire...

How Perth’s Searcher Seismic built its data-as-a-service platform

How Perth’s Searcher Seismic built its data-as-a-service platform

The geologic data firm used a hybrid cloud approach to improve how it manages and deliver subsurface exploration data to its oil and gas customers.

Meet the top nine Australian smart city projects

Meet the top nine Australian smart city projects

Nine Australian smart city projects have been shortlisted for the 6th edition of IDC's Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards, which recognises in this edition the progress Asia Pacific municipalities have made and provides a forum for...

Retailer tackles network security and device management

Retailer tackles network security and device management

With 120 stores across Australia, retailer Vita Group needed to increase the visibility and control of its 10,000 devices across its Telstra and other stores

Office 365 is basis for Australian government’s new communication blueprint

Office 365 is basis for Australian government’s new communication blueprint

The Protected Utility Blueprint details how agencies would configure and deploy Office 365 as the standard platform.

Telstra suspends job cuts, will add staff to help nation cope with COVID-19

Telstra suspends job cuts, will add staff to help nation cope with COVID-19

The telco will also hire more call centre workers and accelerate its 5G rollout, while still planning to reduce costs after the crisis.

Aussie telcos prepare for surge in residential data demand

Aussie telcos prepare for surge in residential data demand

As the coronavirus pandemic forces more people to work at home, learn what the six major Australian telcos are doing to cope

Cancellation tracker: Australian IT and tech events

Cancellation tracker: Australian IT and tech events

Cisco, AWS, and Akamai are among those who have had to cancel local tech events due to COVID-19

AI roadmap aims to put Australia at the forefront of shaping international standards

AI roadmap aims to put Australia at the forefront of shaping international standards

Standards Australia has published the Artificial Intelligence Standards Roadmap: Making Australia’s Voice Heard, which aims to place Australia at the forefront of the creation of international AI standards.

Strategic Group, University of Newcastle get $50k funding for IoT research

Strategic Group, University of Newcastle get $50k funding for IoT research

NSW IT provider Strategic Group has reached the second stage of the Federal Government's Entrepreneur's Programme in partnership with its mentor the University of Newcastle.

NSW government kicks off $100M Gig State protect

NSW government kicks off $100M Gig State protect

The NSW government has allocated $100 million to improve Internet services in regional NSW, as part of the $400 million Regional Data Connectivity program announced in 2019.

Why Trans Tank International dumped its ERP for Business Central

Why Trans Tank International dumped its ERP for Business Central

The limitations of its existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and a subsequent period of extensive market research led Victorian manufacturer Trans Tank International (TTI) to migrate to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business...

Australian government looks to cut support costs with Rimini Street deal

Australian government looks to cut support costs with Rimini Street deal

Rimini Street is the latest technology provider to sign a volume sourcing agreement (VSA) with the federal government's Digital Transformation Agency (DTA).

ASX prepares to launch DAML training service

ASX prepares to launch DAML training service

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is looking at DLT Solutions, DataSphere and Sympli to help it grow revenue and provide new services to customers.

Government believes blockchain could boost finance sector competition

Government believes blockchain could boost finance sector competition

The federal government says that blockchain technology may provide an opportunity to reduce costs and increase efficiencies in the financial services sector, as well as enhance the competitiveness of new market players and support...

Federal government prepares for 'GovERP' trial

Federal government prepares for 'GovERP' trial

The Department of Finance has announced an industry briefing to "prepare and educate" the market on the GovERP project before launching "multiple approaches to market".

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