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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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Why are we taxing risk instead of rewarding it?

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As the treasurer and his team put the final touches on the Federal Budget for next month, I’d like to add my voice to a growing chorus of business people calling for a very simple, easy and potentially wealth-creating amendment to the current tax framework.
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Forget big data, we need smart data – Jonathan Rubinsztein

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It seems the IT industry has done it again. Too often in the past the Technology Sector has created a huge bandwagon onto which every marketeer in the industry has jumped without anyone scrutinising the actual value being proposed, or making the case with any depth. Pretty soon customers see through the...
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No votes in technology – Lou Richard

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For about 30 years I have been saying “there are no votes in technology”. Various Government ministers have vowed to make a difference- and done zip. Generally and almost without exception since Minister Richard Alston in the Howard Government , Government has done little more than pay lip service to the technology industry.
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A forward-thinking economy: Why ICT businesses should help the innovators of tomorrow

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Australia must stop obsessing about industries past their use-by date, says Richard White, CEO of WiseTech Global. Instead, it must seek to excel in new industries if it wants to secure a prosperous future and must educate and encourage the next generation set to lead it.
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CSR: Responsibility or opportunity? Dr David Cooke, MD, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia

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Global corporations were once seen by some as powerful structures driven by the pursuit of profits and operating with no thought to the negative consequences which may result from their consumption of resource materials, manufacturing processes or supply chains.
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Even NBN speeds will require go-faster technology – Brian Grant, Sales Director, Silver Peak Systems

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Although the National Broadband Network (NBN) promises rich opportunities for Australia, we must appreciate that it will not represent a cure-all.
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Creativity and innovation – the passport to an international career, John Ridge, ACS Foundation

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I met Colombian-born Jose Alvarado at the recent iAwards and his inspiring story tells so comprehensively the potential for our society when it can benefit from the input of those young people whose passion is technological innovation.
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The TCO of Cloud — Jonathan Rubinsztein, CEO, UXC Red Rock Consulting

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While it is perfectly understandable that Larry Ellison missed his own Keynote at Openworld so he could watch his yacht do battle in the America's Cup; what is harder to understand is that the entirety of the content - ultimately delivered by his chief engineer, Thomas Kurian - was about Cloud.
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Office 365 revives Y2K frenzy, Matt Ramsay, RD APAC, Centrify Corporation

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Cloud infrastructure, we are told, offers ubiquitous and compelling advantages. It is forcing everybody to re-evaluate their infrastructure and re-consider the cost-benefit trade-offs. Almost any piece of IT can be “cloudified” it is said, so everything is under scrutiny.
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A-TEC and A-TEF overview, Newport Capital

Newport Capital Group – the Sydney based TMT markets specialist M&A and advisory firm – is sponsoring two initiatives designed to address Australia’s nearly $30 billion trade deficit in technology products and services.
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Security Q&A with Gartner’s Rob McMillan

The Australian security technology and services market is forecast to reach more than A$1.7 billion in 2013, up 12.2 percent from $1.5 billion in 2012, according to the latest Gartner forecast.
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Kylie Kelly, General Manager ANZ, Micro Focus