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Aussie IT battlers half year reporting

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The reporting season is upon us for the first half and the results are flowing in daily all highlighting the changing moods in the marketplace. The arc lights are upon them from the armchair investors, analysts and competitors. Most of them are clamouring to get noticed in the challenging year ahead. Things they are...
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Huawei and Optus conduct world-first Gigasite trial

Huawei and Optus conduct world-first Gigasite trial | NBN Co reports $715m loss | Expert panel to judge Aussie students for global award | base2Services helps JUST Auto to go Live on AWS | Global expansion of malware attacks; Malicious servers in 206 countries and territories
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84% of operators in emerging markets pushing mobile data services to increase ARPU

Prepaid subscriptions represent the majority of mobile subscriptions in emerging markets, ranging from 75% up to almost 99% in some countries. Although the postpaid segment generates the largest revenue share for the operators, they cannot ignore the fact that prepaid customers are the vast majority of their subscriber base and responsible for a significant...
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Global shipments of streaming music enabled auto infotainment systems to exceed 66 million by 2019

Streaming music services have shown that there is a market for personalized radio and on-demand subscription based services — companies are now turning their attention to the car and are seeking ways to offer their services to motorists, moving into territory the traditional radio stations have held sacred for decades.
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Productivity increases as Big Data takes hold: Deloitte

Three emerging trends in the evolution of Big Data strengthen its claim as a driver of business productivity and competitive advantage, says Deloitte. In recent times, the business case for Big Data has suffered more than most as businesses have struggled to prove a definitive link between investments in Big Data systems and financial...
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Brad Paterson, VP and MD, Intuit APAC

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At Intuit, we create cloud-based business and financial management solutions that simplify the business life of small businesses and accounting professionals. Our hero product here is Intuit QuickBooks which is designed to make it easier to manage small businesses and payroll processing.
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Latest products, services and ventures

Brocade extends ethernet fabric leadership | RES Software launches full-service IT store solution | New Shavlik Patch eliminates security risks caused by unpatched applications | WatchGuard Technologies extends real-time network security visibility tool to Microsoft's Hyper-V Platform | Kroll Ontrack’s “decryption-on-the-fly” technology speeds up data recovery time | Eaton Boosts Power Protection with New...
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All the bottom-line action

Ruckus Wireless and Global Reach Technology Ltd announce partnership to deliver Polish Wi-Fi | Sitecore signs RXP services as new Australian Channel partner | Good Technology to acquire BoxTone | Kiwibank opts for SAP | Contexti to support Intel Data Platform for APAC data analytics | Beat the Q acquires mobile loyalty platform eCoffeeCard...
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Who’s who of Aussie ICT

ATTAIN IT | PANTHACORP | IGNIA | EMAGINE INTERNATIONAL | STONEBRIDGE SYSTEMS | INTERCAD is a 3D CAD Engineering solutions provider that delivers robust, flexible and scalable solutions to meet business requirements.
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A snapshot of changing roles

MapR Technologies welcomes ANZ Country Manager to extend APAC reach | Iseek Communications appoints new COO | Oakton appoints David Matthews ACT Executive General Manager | SMX Limited appoints Phil Harper to lead partner and pre-sales team | AAPT CEO David Yuile resigns | Huawei Australia announces the appointment of new CEO |...
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Kickstart/tech leaders forum 2014

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The Annual MediaConnect Kickstart Tech Leaders Forum for journalists and IT vendors was held last week on the Gold Coast. The presentations and discussions over the three days covered a wide range of products and services.
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Big stick for companies unprepared for new privacy laws

Penalties of up to $1.7 million for non-compliant organisations | Gartner bets big, and gets bigger | Giant Magellan telescope design wins approval | Telcos to lose US$386bn over five years due to the rise of OTT VoIP | Altium wins DesignVision Award at DesignCon 2014
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Shaji Sethu, Executive General Manager, Oakton Applications