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Two out of three IT administrators at large organisations with Macs and PCs said they expect to see an increase in the number of Macs this year, according to a newly released survey by the Enterprise Desktop Alliance.
Tom Cromelin, spokesperson for the Enterprise Desktop Alliance, says the survey shows "a green field of opportunity to educate people" about how to manage a Mac-PC environment in the enterprise.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has foreshadowed a sweeping restructure of its A$768 million a year technology operations and management, cherry-picking a senior executive from the beleaguered Bank of Ireland to become its new chief information officer.
ANZ chief executive Mike Smith said yesterday that the retail institution had hired career technologist Anne Weatherston to head a new technology division within the bank, a move that means responsibility for key systems will be transferred out of its existing operations and shared services group.
Wesfarmers insurance firm Lumley will boost investment in new technology platforms for its core business applications as part of a wider program to upgrade those systems and offer more online products.
Despite a number of Australian insurance companies distancing themselves from expensive overhauls of their core business systems, Lumley Insurance chief information officer Rolle Walraven said his company had decided to upgrade.
For all the stories about enterprises holding off on Windows 7 deployments, Windows XP's dominance in the enterprise is at the beginning of the end, says one industry analyst.
This will not happen overnight, writes Forrester analyst Benjamin Gray in a new research report, but there are enough reasons for IT managers to "shake the status quo, and finally end Windows XP's corporate reign".