Stories by Helene Zampetakis

Lean data centres try to turn down the heat

Data centres are notoriously energy hungry, with a large pod drawing as much power as a small town.
National Australia Bank's data centres, for example, draw around 22 per cent of the total of all the energy consumed by the bank, including its branches.

Written by Helene Zampetakis04 June 08 22:00

A matter of degree

From the aspiring finance director to the would-be chief executive, professionals aiming for the upper ranks of a specific field of management are sometimes held back by a lack of a broad qualification beyond just technical skills.
A Master of Business Administration degree can bridge the gap between functional expertise and management skills, but finding the right program among the 40 Australian universities offering MBAs is not as straightforward as it appears.

Written by Helene Zampetakis23 March 08 23:00

Data centres feel the heat over emissions

The data centre is shaping up as an environmental rogue as electricity prices rise, servers become hotter and denser, and climate change gels in the public consciousness.
Cutting the power used by data centres is one of the issues being dealt with by businesses in their efforts to make office buildings greener.

Written by Helene Zampetakis06 Oct. 07 22:00

Coming face to Facebook with cyber identity theft

You meet an investor in a virtual world.
Attractive and friendly, he also seems to be very astute and says your business idea shows great promise.

Written by Helene Zampetakis12 Sept. 07 22:00

Web 2.0 - be in it

Technology chiefs are watching warily as Web 2.0 gathers momentum overseas, and it's not just the security risks they mistrust.
Uptake of this second web generation is driven mainly by marketing departments keen to engage customers. Web 2.0 tools are quickly and cheaply deployed without IT department participation, and they can be highly effective.

Written by Helene Zampetakis02 Sept. 07 22:00

Message from the future

The driving principles behind modern technology are running out of steam: It is becoming prohibitively costly to continue to shrink technology, while Moore's Law, which postulates the doubling of computer power every 18 months, is reaching its physical limits under current processes. By 2015 we will be hard pressed to use today's techniques to make devices increasingly smaller and more powerful.
But research that is underway today is expected to usher in a new technological era. Dubbed 'embedded connectivity' by Bob Hayward, vice-president and research fellow at Gartner, it will draw strength from nanotechnology, sensors and wireless technology.

Written by Helene Zampetakis27 Feb. 05 22:00