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Driving digital services

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The parade of new technologies and scientific breakthroughs is relentless and unfolding on many fronts. Almost any advance is labelled as a breakthrough, and the list of “next big things’ grows even longer.
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Shaping new strategies

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The recent Criterion Government Cloud conference “Transitioning to ICT as-a-Services” was an enlightening event with high level speakers and delegates from major Australian State and Federal agencies.
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The digital divide is changing

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The major technology shifts underway in the IT industry today, especially the shift to Cloud Business Services are having a huge impact on the current offerings of a range of key vendors.
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Powering the internet of everything

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After years of predictions about its imminent arrival the Internet of Things (Iot) is indeed upon us. It’s now basically connecting things with the internet, facilitated by a range of embedded technologies.
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Development of a shared Aussie vision

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Many Australians fail to appreciate the size, sophistication, skills and successes of the ‘Australian Information Technology and Communications (ICT) Industry.
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To the cloud and infinity

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How is business? The Cloud has precipitated major changes in the IT industry, impacting both the vendors that provide a wide spectrum of technology solutions and the enterprises that acquire, configure, develop and integrate that technology to power their businesses.
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Unwinding from the past

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As we move into 2015, fast moving technologies are hitting the headlines. Complex changes and trends that will redefine business markets plus loads of wishful thinking!
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2015, the year of change

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These are exciting times as we move into 2015; the rate of technology change is accelerating with thousands of new views and predictions hitting the marketplace. There are also plenty of recent examples in the technology sector of falling players - those organisations that have failed to adapt quickly enough to market demands and...
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2015—new ideas, apps and innovations

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As the year draws to an end, many organisations – both vendors and consumers of technologies are trying to determine how they can capitalize on the new market opportunities and avoid the pitfalls created by the changing marketplace dynamics.
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Working together

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The impact of technology and innovation on Australia’s economy continues to be not understood as well as it could be. This lack of recognition was also highlighted at the recent G20 meeting. The number one priority for the event was supposed to be growth and jobs. But the benefits to the economy of ICT...
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Cranking up for 2015

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Today many technology companies are hemorrhaging their profits by failing to open up new revenue streams or closing deals as fast as they would like. In particular opportunities within target customers have dried up over the past 2/3 quarters.
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Who will remain relevant?

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The IT world used to be relatively easy to map and research. Big companies stayed big, small companies struggled to succeed and business models were written in stone.
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Shaji Sethu, Executive General Manager, Oakton Applications