Issues

IBM separates reality from rhetoric; reveals the truth behind IT trends

IBM has launched the findings of its Truth Behind the Trends whitepaper, which revealed that only half of 10 commonly-cited IT trends across mobility, cloud and security are immediate realities for Australian organisations in 2013, with the other half not yet transpiring.
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Innovative BiG Day In events inspiring students

John Ridge, AM, Executive Director of the ACS Foundation, explains how school and tertiary students are responding enthusiastically hearing real world experiences from industry professionals
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Latest products, services and ventures

Kroll Ontrack Launches Ontrack PowerControls 7.0 | Compuware APM for mainframe enhanced with greater functionality | OKI targets business market with new range of enterprise-class solutions | Nutanix launches NX-1000 and NX-6000 for enterprise applications | Dassault Systèmes launches new industry solution experience for aerospace & defence programs | Emerson Network Power announces Liebert...
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All the bottom-line action

Prescience Technology partners with Acumen | CDAA create website for Mollydooker Winery | Dimension Data and Oakton announce strategic partnership | Financing funds future growth and expansion of 2degrees | Sage Business Solutions signs up Aquion | Shandong acquires Stonewall Mining |
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Who’s who of Aussie ICT

ANDROGOGO | REACTIVE | INVITBOX | JOBFIT SYSTEM | TRIFORCE provides I.T. Infrastructure solutions and services to top 200 ASX listed corporations and subsidiaries of companies with an Australian presence.
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A snapshot of changing roles

Oakton creates new division & senior appointment | Braintree invests in Australia with strategic hire | SAS appoints head of customer intelligence | Good Technology appoints senior business leaders for ANZ and Asia | ING CIO takes on global role | Sitecore appoints Robert Holliday
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Changing market places

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The unprecedented growth of the Cloud today can be measured in the number of users, media reports, analyst papers, conferences, new players and also now acquisitions. Organisations of all sizes across nearly every industry sector are increasingly investigating where, when and how to take advantage of the rapidly expanding assortments of Cloud alternatives to...
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Government sets sights on Oz becoming a world-leading digital economy by 2020

Federal Government updates National Digital Economy Strategy | Industry welcomes $6.5M boost for ICT education through launch of national Digital Careers program | NSW State State iAwards winners announced
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Gartner says worldwide mobile payment transactions to surpass US$235 billion in 2013

Worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach US$235.4 billion in 2013, a 44 percent increase from 2012 values of $163.1 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. The number of mobile payment users worldwide will reach 245.2 million in 2013, up from 200.8 million in 2012.
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Most Data Breaches Caused by Human and System Errors

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) and the Ponemon Institute today released the 2013 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis which reveals human errors and system problems caused the vast majority of data breaches globally in 2012, while malicious attacks were the major cause of data breaches in Australia.
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IT executives plan to expand teams; skilled IT roles hard to fill

A survey of 100 Australian and New Zealand CIOs and CTOs found that 70% of business executives are confident about the country’s economic prospects for the year ahead, as well as for growth in their business’ and have plans to expand their teams in 2013; however, there is concern about losing top IT talent.
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Latest products, services and ventures

Emerson Network Power announces Asia-wide availability of the Liebert ITA series | Avaya video collaboration solution launched | Sage Business Solutions puts social and mobile at centre of new CRM solution for SMBs | Riverbed Technology launches Stingray Traffic Manager | Compuware redefines the boundaries of APM with new PureStack Technology | Avaya announces...
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Damien Spillane, Director Engineering, Australia, Digital Realty