Rust Bucket

The race is on!

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Driven by a combination of consumer demand and the development of new products and services, the ICT world is rapidly transforming. Everybody is worried about another disruptive technology suddenly popping up.
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Fifteen years on!

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Back in October 1999, I’m reminded by LinkedIn connections we started The RustReport! It’s been an extraordinary journey. Following the handing over of the helm at IDC Research after 20 years, Don Kennedy, the head of sister IDG-Computer world suggested we establish a weekly newsletter, from day one readership was over 6000 Aussie users,...
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Grow faster or die slowly!!

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All the reputable media outlets have been awash with stories of mergers and acquisitions, company split-ups and many more rumours over the past few months.
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Moving marketing to a higher level

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The business of information management helping organisations to make sense of their proliferating data is growing in leaps and bounds. Quantifying the amount of information that exists in the world is hard.
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Positioning to win

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Complex radical change, both risk and opportunity will define the next year. New trends will change the game of business, government and society. Every person, government and organisation must get ready now for the trends that will drive the future.
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Need for vision to ride the next wave

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After all the shocks of recent years the cutbacks, the changes of direction, the economic false starts, marketers are now settling down to a longer term effort to grind out new sources of growth, profitability and market share within a slow or even no-growth environment.
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From core systems to the edge

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There’s a sense of despair these days in the boardrooms of companies struggling with IT. They are all too aware that information technology is vital to strategic success. Yet their application portfolios are inflexible, costly and difficult to maintain.
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The 2014 iAwards

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The 2014 iAwards hosted in Melbourne recently again honoured companies both at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as an enthusiastic group of leading professionals and students from across Australia.
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Where to from here?

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Information technologies are transforming our economy, our society and our lives. Modelling the interconnections, the transformations and the impact of IT require specifications of a vast, interlocking, simultaneously-determined set of relationships.
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Austechs moving forward

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As the government continues to try to sell the budge (with no end currently in sight) the Aussie technology vendors are releasing their results and plans for the next twelve months. The following is a cross section of vendors who have reported revenue and profit growths and transformations into new business areas.
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Show-and-tell time for the vendors

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One of the major things successful companies are doing is also developing their human resource planning and development systems that reinforce and support their overall strategies and plans. As many studies have shown, the demand for IT people who are innovative will only keep increasing.
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Big data, analytics, challenges and benefits …

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In today’s interconnected world of transactions and interactions, data has become a key factor in the production process.
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Dr Terry Percival, Director Broadband and the Digital Economy, NICTA