Drupal 8 will be the open-source project's "boldest release to date", according to Drupal's creator, Dries Buytaert. The new version of Drupal is due at the end of the year or "whenever it's ready" and includes significant behind-the-scenes changes, such as the incorporation of elements of the Symfony2 Web framework.
The Australian Antarctic Division is seeking to upgrade its network storage system. The scientific organisation, which is a division of the federal department of the environment, is grappling with an explosion of data, with production data growing at rate of 60 per cent per year since 2007.
IBM has thrown its weight behind open cloud standards, announcing that all future cloud services and software would be based on "open cloud architecture". As a first step the company today unveiled a new private cloud tool, SmartCloud Orchestrator, based on the open source OpenStack project.
Sydney's Mardi Gras is the highest profile annual event in Australia for members of the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex communities. And although the event has its origins as a political protest, and some parade participants still take aim at the inequalities and violence suffered by non-heterosexual people in Australia, it's also big business.
“Linux is here in the prime time,” according to IDC Australia research director Matt Oostveen. The analyst, speaking at the Sydney leg of SuseConf Australia, said that the operating system is “accelerating in the Australian marketplace”.
Holly Ross joined the Drupal Association on 1 February as its executive director. Techworld Australia caught up with Ross at DrupalCon Sydney seven days into her new role to chat about her background and what she sees as the top priorities for the DA in the next period.
Australian businesses are aware of the importance of disaster recovery planning, but their reliance on manual approaches means that organisations risk falling short of target recovery times if an incident occurs, according to research released today.
For Chuong Vu and the other members of Suncorp Group's new media team, the decision to standardise on Drupal to manage the banking and insurance corporation's Web presence was not a decision taken lightly.
New Australian telco Yatango Mobile is betting on social networking integration and a high-level of user control over spend to differentiate itself in the crowded mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) space.
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