Issues

A snapshot of changing role

CollabIT ACT Committee appoints David Mathews as new Chair | Certus restructures and expands its BI and IM Divisions | Emerson Network Power boosts IDC Regional Focus in Asia | TAS Managed Services appoints Jim Williscroft as CIO and Jonathan Plaskow as COO
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Changing markets

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Buyers, users, providers and investors in the I.T. market are today confronted with a wide range of market and technological forces, even though their approaches and concerns may be in different sectors. These forces are also reshaping the way the providers deliver and sell and how buyers buy.
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Slower but cheaper – coalition NBN plans under the microscope

Coalition NBN plans inspire heated commentary as key election issue | Global PC shipment decline the worst in four years | Aussies urged to set new world record for e-waste collection | $250,000 technology vouchers foster Vic innovation
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Downside to growth in IT Budgets—rising waste

While corporations have been investing in efficiency-creating technologies, such as new software systems, a new Flexera Software Survey, prepared jointly with IDC, has found that a significant portion of that new tech investment is being wasted – and even mismanaged.
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Business adoption of social media outpaces consumer demand

The use of social media by business has become the norm rather than the exception, with more than two-thirds of Australian organisations using the channel to deliver customer service. Consumers however, are proving slower to adopt social media for these purposes, with just under one third (31 per cent) using the channel for a...
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Digital business transformation: Andrew Stevens, Managing Director, IBM ANZ

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Andrew Stevens IBM ANZ’s Managing Director speaking at the recent ACS Foundation lunch in Sydney highlighted that The Digital Business Transformation is the tectonic shift brought about by new technologies that affect every business, industry and government.
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Vaughan Rowsell, Founder & CEO, Vend

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Vend is a web-based point-of-sale (POS) powering the front counter checkout for retailers globally.
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Latest products, services and ventures

Eaton Launches Eaton 93PM UPS | Kroll Ontrack introduces new language and operating systems support in Ontrack EasyRecovery 10.1 | Dassault Systèmes Launches “HT body” | Compuware launches free native mobile application performance monitoring service | Imation Expands IronKey line of secure USB flash and hard drives | Brocade advances fibre channel innovation |...
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All the bottom-line action

PowerHealth partners with leading UK-based firm Datix | Trend Micro, Deakin University and Macquarie University join forces to protect Australians online | HP to convert customer interactions into revenue opportunities using SAP Mobile | Akamai announces new partnership with Melbourne IT in Australia | Macquarie Telecom to power Intersect’s big data research with supercomputer...
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Who’s who of Aussie ICT

ETSAS | ABUZZ | HOLOWWPOINT INTERACTIVE | NEON STINGRAY | KINESIS | TREND CARE SYSTEMS is a leading patient acuity, workload management and workforce planning software solution.
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A snapshot of changing roles

FourPL engages prominent CIO Chris Fechner in advisory role | Emantra appoints Canberra IT veteran to promote Microsoft enterprise hosting services to government | Good Technology strengthens executive bench | Michaeli Gotley joins Check Point team in Australia | Integral Technology Solutions kicks off new testing and quality practice with Pearce appointment |...
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Sharing the vision

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Andrew Stevens IBM MD ANZ recent presentation at the ACS Foundation’s Sydney lunch provided an excellent concept for individuals and organisations to find and profit from emerging trends that will become significantly important in our futures.
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John Ridge, Executive Director, ACS Foundation