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When crafting your API Strategy put design first

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Opening up services with an API is more than an engineering project. For most, it’s a new way of thinking about their business. If you’re not designing your API to delight your consumers - in this case, your developer community and even your own team - you’re setting yourself up for failure.
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Veterans of the IT Industry celebrate a 21 year lunch

There are few things that stay unchanged in the fast moving computer industry. But a luncheon that has lasted 21 years must be one of them.
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Why IdM (done right) is a no-brainer: Centrify Regional Manager for ANZ India Derek Morwood

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For the latest proof that passwords are passé, just look at the 4Chan nude celebrity photo uproar. Allegedly hacked from online storage services such as iCloud, intimate photos of stars including actress Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton were posted anonymously on the 4Chan website.
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Laurent Dedenis, President of International Operations, Acronis

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The Acronis offering has evolved from a strong pedigree in traditional backup and recovery solutions. With a presence in all five continents, we are now leading the way with next generation data access and data protection - across all environments and any location.
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The evolution of digital data – Alec Gardner, General Manager Advanced Analytics, Teradata ANZ

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Organisations are increasing the number and variety of channels through which they go to market with their products and solutions.
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BiG Day In comes to Newcastle

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On Tuesday August 12th, the University of Newcastle came alive with university and school students learning about careers in information technology. Over 550 school students from around the region took part in an excursion to the Callaghan campus to explore the tech jobs of the future. Over 30% were female students.
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Cloud has come of age, but now it’s time to grow

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While Cloud has been hailed as anything from the saviour of the industry to some New World for technology, when CIOs remove the rose-tinted glasses through which they’ve been viewing Software-as-a-service, they begin to realise that they’ve exchanged one set of problems for new ones.
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In the Cloud, Size Does Matter! Jonathan Rubinsztein, CEO, UXC Red Rock Consulting

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Rackspace’s recent travails, plunging share price and a failure to find a buyer indicate the Cloud market is entering a new chapter. With Cloud now sitting very comfortably in the mainstream of technology offerings, it is time perhaps for the next stage of this market’s development: consolidation.
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Five ways to build the right thing—Anthony Farr, Regional Vice President, Rally Software

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Waterfall software development usually follows the same steps: software developers work in silos while executives frantically worry about beating competitors to market.
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Transform, or be trampled: Bjorn Schliebitz, CEO, PANTHA Corporation

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You don't have to look very far to find examples of industries in which the fundamental ground rules they’ve been following for years are changing.
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The upside of Heartbleed, Derek Morwood, Regional Sales Manager, Centrify

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The Heartbleed bug has generated a lot of catastrophic commentary and reverberating repercussions since it was publicly disclosed in April.
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XP withdrawal of support: Ty Miller, Threat Intelligence

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The significance of XP is that it is so widely used and that so many companies are still running it, or are unable to actually move off it. This can be due to legacy software that isn't supported on the more modern operating systems, or that the project to move an entire organization or...
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Dr Terry Percival, Director Broadband and the Digital Economy, NICTA