I read with great interest this article by Dr Keir Winesmith, the person leading many of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia's (MCA) digital initiatives. The article touched on a bunch of ideas that are key to where IT is at the moment, and what IT leaders are trying to achieve. Here are some thoughts:
As Keir points out, we are on the cusp of having more people accessing the internet from a mobile device than from a laptop or PC. This demands a different experience of the internet designed specifically for a mobile device if it is to be effective (I find myself giving up very fast on sites whose mobile expression is awful, although Android beats the iPhone experience hands down).
This gives rise to the question of whether to build an app (which almost certainly accesses the internet for information) or a mobile friendly website experience - Keir's article has some great links that cover that way better than I will. (or you could t ...
We had the great pleasure of being accepted into the NSW Government ICT Services Scheme SCM0020, the category required to be able to provide services and support to NSW Govt departments as well as a plethora of related a quasi-government entities. Combining our proven capabilities in designing and delivering excellent IT solutions, as-a-service offerings and ninja paperwork skills (applying to government required some serious Word document writing, uploading and form filling) we look forward to working with a new range of clients and partners.
We have already been in discussion with a range of government departments and cultural institutions and now look forward to moving to the next level.
VMware Distributed Switches (vDS), which was enhanced in VMware vSphere 5.1 and has become an important part of the management of our virtual infrastructure.
After implementing the newer version of this great feature and looking at the dashboard, one of the senior engineers on the projects and solutions team was running Netflow statistics- something that was useful and relevant only with all traffic on our virtual infrastructure being captured.