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


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


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


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


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


Top 10 Bad IT decisions

Want to take a look at the history of stupid decision making in the IT field? Click here:

Sep, 01, 2009


Handy Tool in Windows 7 to force what codec Windows uses

Windows 7 now has built-in support for DivX, XviD, H.264 out of the box! – so you no longer need to install codec packs etc, when playing back your favourite video (AVI) files However even if you do Windows 7 won’t use them and use its own DirectShow Filters. I’ve found this annoying as playing […] Read more

Aug, 31, 2009


Windows 2008 R2 goes RTM!

The newly released Windows Server 2008 R2 has a stack of new features that build on the award-winning Windows Server 2008. This new version expands on existing technologies and enables organisations to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures. New virtualisation tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration will help […] Read more

Aug, 20, 2009


Dell enters the smartphone market

In an already crowded and growing market segment Dell launches its own smartphone in China. However base specs indicate that it could be missing some key features such as wifi and 3g. See the full article here: Image courtesy of

Aug, 18, 2009


Your iPhone could soon dob you in!

Apple is apparently applying for patent that will allow its products to detect and record if they are damaged by water / heat / dropped etc for the purpose of Apple determining whether warranty claims are due to manufacturing defect or lack of customer care of their devices. Full story here: Image courtesy of

Aug, 12, 2009


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