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.

2020 Australia tech conference guide

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

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