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The Business is Essential to Business Continuity Planning

The topic of the last PicNet User Group meeting was on Business Continuity and Resilience.  The discussion in this meeting revolved around the importance of business involvement and eventual business ownership in a successful BCP project and how to develop resilience in an organisation.  It is from these discussions I would like to share some […] Read more

Feb, 24, 2010

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Riverbed Performance Optimizations – Beyond the default Configuration

After working with the Riverbed Steelhead Appliances for a number of years now I thought I would share some of the additional performance tweaks you can make beyond the out the box configuration without the need to contact Riverbed Technical Support. Some of the tweaks here require that you have the latest version of the Steelhead […] Read more

Feb, 19, 2010

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Five tips to kit out your data centre on the cheap

This is a great article put up by ITnews.com.au for any IT Manager out there: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/166078,five-tips-to-kit-out-your-data-centre-on-the-cheap.aspx/0

Feb, 01, 2010

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Cloud Computing Offering Comparison

Hello and welcome to my first new blog post of the decade…aka 2010! I recently underwent a research of the various big cloud providers as part of a new project / product inside PicNet and I thought this would be a good place to share with you some of my thoughts on the differences between […] Read more

Jan, 13, 2010

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The unspoken truth about why your IT sucks

I stumbled across this article this morning and found it quite an interesting read. The article describes why many organisations struggle with IT due to a lack of standard definitions for terminology and practices. Click here:

Dec, 15, 2009

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Exchange 2010 has launched!

Microsoft has recently released the new version of Exchange Mail Server 2010. As with each new version of Exchange new features are added and it’s very nice to see that the focus on new features around retention, governance & compliance and the ability to get rid of PST’s in the organisation! Disparte PST’s in the […] Read more

Nov, 16, 2009

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Agile Software Development & PRINCE2

The majority of projects that I have managed have been software development projects. At PicNet we use an agile software development methodology. We like the Agile approach because it allows us to get feedback from the business on the system in development at a very early stage, thus enabling us to fix business logic and […] Read more

Nov, 04, 2009

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Anyone attend VMware vForum 2009 in Sydney??

I’ve just come back from spending 2 days at the biggest virtualization forum in the ANZ region for 2009…….the VMware vForum! I must say that the event was huge with over 2500 attendees and over 60 technology vendors with their products, solutions and services on offer all circling around virtualization! Cloud Computing being the new […] Read more

Oct, 28, 2009

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Gartner outlines 10 strategic technologies for 2010

Cloud computing and green solutions high on the list for next year! Cloud computing Advanced analytics Client computing IT for green Reshaping the datacentre Social computing Security – activity monitoring Flash memory Virtualisation for availability Mobile applications   Click here for more detail:

Oct, 23, 2009

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Time is Money

As the old adage goes – “Time is Money”. This is especially true for those who provide professional services. Traditionally, professional service providers such as accountants or lawyers have recorded their times on paper timesheets and then at the end of each day / week, their data entry staff would enter these timesheet into a […] Read more

Sep, 16, 2009

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