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Business futures

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We cannot hold back the forces of change. We cannot deny that our society and the very nature of business and technology is changing almost daily. Yet some leaders resist change. Global commerce is rapidly redefining business in a virtual borderless world.
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Leading the parade

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You’ve probably heard the expression many times, “If you want to be a market leader, find a parade and jump in front of it”. Countless vendors are attempting to jump in front of the “Internet of Things” (IOT) with a range of products and services promoting their socially conscious business practices. What trends are...
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The changing cloudscape

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Today alongside mobile computing the cloud is one of the most talked about concepts in technology right now. The cloudscape is dynamic and constantly evolving. Characters in the “clouderati” community with views on where things are going are clambering to gain attention.
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Software winds of change

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The software industry began in the late 1950s when the use of computers for business applications expanded rapidly creating a huge demand for people with programming experience.
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Advancing business goals

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The IT function within every organisation is continually evolving in order to support the new demands of the business. Long gone are the days when IT was just confined to data centres and help desks. This year as in most years past, many companies are investing considerable time and money – seeking out the...
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Building and maintaining momentum

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One of the common themes we’re hearing from top management in companies this reporting season is the expectation that once markets improve so will margins! Whether they are looking outside the firm or inside, managers today are looking for new ways to build momentum toward the pursuit of corporate objectives. Some interesting comments came...
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Keeping on target

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For well over a decade now, the Web, the Internet on which it rides and the various devices and programs that make it work have been evolving so rapidly, creating so many new opportunities and challenges that many organisations have had their hands full just hanging on.
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Aussie IT battlers half year reporting

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The reporting season is upon us for the first half and the results are flowing in daily all highlighting the changing moods in the marketplace. The arc lights are upon them from the armchair investors, analysts and competitors. Most of them are clamouring to get noticed in the challenging year ahead. Things they are...
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Kickstart/tech leaders forum 2014

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The Annual MediaConnect Kickstart Tech Leaders Forum for journalists and IT vendors was held last week on the Gold Coast. The presentations and discussions over the three days covered a wide range of products and services.
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By association(s)!!!!!

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Today in Australia there are many associations competing for corporate membership dollars. Fees can be high, with budgets under pressure from a slow economy; it may appear to be difficult to justify expenditure on this non-intangible item.
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The changing vendor world

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The past two years have been a transformation period for several of the Information Technology majors. Executive changes are happening as companies attempt to right the ship and capitalise on emerging trends and the new challenges.
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Interesting times abound

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Interesting times we have in the IT industry. New business models, new economic realities and new customer buying patterns warrant a pretty serious look at business transformation
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Kylie Kelly, General Manager ANZ, Micro Focus