Issues

Australian government agencies turning to mobility to boost efficiency

80% of Australian government agencies believe mobility can improve their efficiency | Vivid Ideas forum on creativity and innovation - free double pass for Rust Report readers | Cyber weapons, most fatal innovation of this century
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Australian supply chain management software market grew 17.9% to reach a$176.8 million in 2012

Despite economic challenges, the worldwide supply chain management (SCM) software market grew 7.1 percent to US$8.3 billion in 2012. The Australian supply chain management software market grew 17.9% to reach A$176.8 million in 2012, up from A$149.9 million in 2011.
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CIOs predict 50% increase in number of business apps moving to mobile but are struggling to deliver the goods

CIOs say it takes an average of five months to deliver new versions of mobile applications for existing mobile device updates, confirming they cannot keep up with device vendors releasing updates every couple of months.
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The OS race continues …

CIOs have made a clear choice to back Android as their mobile operating system, with 78% of organisations (88% in ANZ) developing their mobile apps for this system today.
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Wayne Moulton, Managing Director, Ciena ANZ

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Ciena provides converged packet and optical networking platforms as well as offering a suite of professional and consulting services and programs to help network operators differentiate and accelerate revenue growth by both modernising and monetising their networks.
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Latest products, services and ventures

WatchGuard expands network security support for Microsoft Hyper-V customers | Compuware extends APMaaS Platform with dynatrace real user monitoring | Barracuda increases copy cloud storage offering to 15GB | New Oki multi-function printer satisfies SME high volume print requirements | Ciena unveils new packet capabilities for its 6500 Packet Optical Platform | Riverbed Technology...
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All the bottom-line action

Airwave appointed to manage NSW GRN | Kresta Blinds consolidates a 10 year Macquarie Telecom relationship | Blue Coat acquires Solera Networks in Australia | Gen-i and SAP partner to mobilise NZ business and Government | AGL powers up with Microsoft Cloud | TechnologyOne signs first UK cloud customer | Digital Realty contracts with...
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Who’s who of Aussie ICT

FORESIIGHT | BRYTE SYSTEMS | ALEIS INTERNATIONAL | MANDRAIT | FABRIC GROUP | OPTIMATICS is a world leader in creating value through water systems optimization.
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A snapshot of changing roles

SAS appoints Larry Roadcap | NICTA welcomes two new Board members | 3D Networks appoints Vincent Chiappazzo as National Sales Director | Canon Australia appoints new Consumer Marketing GM | NewVoiceMedia expands presence in APAC with key appointment
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CIO challenges

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Achieving and sustaining success in the current environment of unprecedented marketplace innovation means CIOs being constantly alert to new and exciting trends that provide business and technological opportunities, whilst under budget constraints.
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Budget polarises industry analysts on tech sector benefits

Budget ‘like no other’ did not disappoint: Ovum | Federal Budget fails to consider innovation holistically: AIIA | Key budget measures impacting SMEs | ACS helps inspire the next generation of ICT workers at “BiG Day in WA” student conference
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Asia Pacific CEOs view themselves as tech-savvy pioneers

A large number of Asia Pacific CEOs see their organisations as ‘pioneers’ or ‘fast followers’ in adopting business- and IT-led innovation, according to a recent survey by Gartner.
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Dr Terry Percival, Director Broadband and the Digital Economy, NICTA