Rust Bucket

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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Leaders of the next information revolution

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Many leaders in business today seem so overwhelmed with their current workloads that suggesting they prepare for the future may seem impractical. There is a new era emerging that requires new breeds of leaders. These new leaders need to have the ability to change and adapt quickly with a future view of what’s possible.
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The future is out there!

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From devices to services to apps, users have a lot of choices and these choices are bleeding into organisations IT faster than ever. With the ever-evolving marketplace – including the explosion of new channels and the advantages of real-time communications – many new ideas and best practices are emerging for how to create both...
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Closing the gap

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At a time when revenue growth is the critical need the CEO or principal of an IT business must have a clear understanding of the effectiveness of the organisation’s sales and marketing functions. These, after all are what primarily drives the revenue stream.
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Preparing for a digital future

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Globalization is being celebrated and this simply means the world is getting smaller and trade across borders is getting easier. Much of this change is driven by IT – by connecting all the corners of the world to global networks of information.
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New vendor and customer journeys

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Growing business pressures on many fronts are creating the imperative for ever increasing efficiencies, it’s also no great surprise that many current discussions tend to view cloud computing as a new, lower cost form of IT outsourcing due to factors such as economics of scale, virtualisation, utility computing and faster software deployment.
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Business transformation or tech transformation?

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It is a fact that history is littered with far more business failures than successes. Many of those that succeed have been driven by a desire and capability to fundamentally transform and evolve their businesses. The nature of business is changing.
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Terry Lancaster, Managing Director, eHat Systems