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The 2013 Pearcey Awards

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The 2013 iAwards identified and celebrated the very best inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs in Australia. In addition to the national award winners the annual Pearcey Medal and Pearcey Hall of Fame Awards were announced in memory of Australia’s great ICT pioneer Dr. Trevor Pearcey,
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Survival of the fittest

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Information technology is central to our economy and to our society. It is driving many of today’s innovations and it also offers enormous potential for further innovation in the coming decades. It also is the basis for an extremely successful industry that is critical to our competitiveness.
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The network of networks challenges

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The consumerisation of IT today is more than a buzz phrase – it’s a very disruptive force affecting corporate IT and business management, employees and also challenging company’s value chains of customers, suppliers and distributors.
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Mobilising the future

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As Clayton Christensen made famous in his book “The Innovators Dilemma” he commented that once-leading brands in every industry have fallen from their high perch due to disruptive innovations.
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Enormous opportunities still lie ahead

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With the amount of ink spent on federal and state politics you would think that IT would be at least in all the ‘pork barrelling’ (the process of giving or favour to get votes). The happenings of the past weeks have driven the point home to me.
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Tools for competitiveness

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Advances in technology drive change through organisations enabling them to improve their business processes by replacing routine activities with information and robotics. Technology is also opening up a world of true employee participation in business decision making.
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Taking advantage of change

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These days it’s hard to have a conversation that doesn’t eventually roll around to the state of politics and/or the Australian economy. What’s amazing is that, at this point in time, no one needs to use adjectives when they refer to the current scene.
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The continuing adventures of change

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In today’s high-stakes quest for leadership, vendors in the High-Tech industry are in a constant race, jockeying for market positions. Innovation is at the heart of numerous strategic initiatives to develop competitive and fast-mover advantages.
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Digital economy issues

Back in the 1980’s information technology took off. Computing went from an occasional activity for specialists to routine in the lives of technical professionals. Then it did likewise for white collar workers and blue collar workers. In the 1990’s we got networked – first the technical community then business, colleges and schools, then the...
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Changing market places

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The unprecedented growth of the Cloud today can be measured in the number of users, media reports, analyst papers, conferences, new players and also now acquisitions. Organisations of all sizes across nearly every industry sector are increasingly investigating where, when and how to take advantage of the rapidly expanding assortments of Cloud alternatives to...
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Australia’s digital future

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In the new global economy, ICT is the major driver, not just of improved quality of life, but also of economic growth. Moreover, there are strong indicators that I.T. has the potential to continue driving growth for the foreseeable future.
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CeBIT Australia 2013

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Now in its 12th year, the largest annual ICT event CeBIT Australia crept through the foggy days in Sydney last week. This year below the fog CeBIT held the largest ever Cloud event to reach these shores.
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Rob Barrow, Regional Director ANZ, Perceptive Software