Rust Bucket

How ‘things’ work together is everything

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The current competitive environment can be particularly tough on ‘best-of-breed’ vendors, especially those with traditional business models.
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From China to the world

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Few nations have changed as fast-or as dramatically as China. The world’s most populated nation has radically liberalised its economy and gone from producing low-quality and simple exports to sophisticated high technology products. China’s transformation is far from over.
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Keeping pace with change

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Putting aside economic uncertainty and the National Commission of Audit Report, there are many ‘things’ happening in the Australian IT industry that we all need to be thinking about to maintain our focus on building Australia’s long term growth.
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Moving into a different world

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The Information Technology Industry is more competitive today than at any time in its history. The Industry is now characterised by strong competition in every sector – hardware, software and communications, as well as all forms of service.
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Innovation through co-creation

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Australia needs a plan that takes advantage of the opportunities that technological change presents both socially and economically. A strong ICT industry is central to this. Report after report has highlighted this over the past two decades.
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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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Dean Economou, Technology Strategist at NICTA