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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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Where to now for Australia’s digital future?

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Today being heard is crucial to influencing policy and to create the right policy framework for business growth and Australia’s future prosperity. Having a collective voice to do this is better than a single one. The ICT industry has long been overlooked as a critical stimulus and growth driver for our nation.
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Industry winds and waves

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Having covered technology for over 30 years, I’ve seen patterns repeat themselves over- and-over. Today looking at the shifts in technology and the impact they’re having on the strategies and operational priorities of organisations around the world it appears here are tremendous opportunities for every C-suite executive to be a digital disruptor – to...
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Embracing the knowledge economy

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At the RustReport we’re proud of the fact that we spend as much time talking to Aussie IT firms as we do to the giants of the industry. Ten years ago we started the “Aussies Worth Watching” segment in the newsletter and this week we revisit six vendors we highlighted in 2004, these are...
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Are you ready!!

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Vendors today are all trying to reboot their business model to one that revolves around subscriptions. Gartner has warned that large monoliths and heavily customised in-house ERP systems for example will be relegated to the status of “legacy ERP” over the next several years as smaller, nimbler and often cloud computing alternatives eat the...
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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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Steven Fitzjohn, Regional Director, APAC, LivePerson