Rust Bucket

Aussie IT battlers half year reporting

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The reporting season is upon us for the first half and the results are flowing in daily all highlighting the changing moods in the marketplace. The arc lights are upon them from the armchair investors, analysts and competitors. Most of them are clamouring to get noticed in the challenging year ahead. Things they are...
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Kickstart/tech leaders forum 2014

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The Annual MediaConnect Kickstart Tech Leaders Forum for journalists and IT vendors was held last week on the Gold Coast. The presentations and discussions over the three days covered a wide range of products and services.
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By association(s)!!!!!

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Today in Australia there are many associations competing for corporate membership dollars. Fees can be high, with budgets under pressure from a slow economy; it may appear to be difficult to justify expenditure on this non-intangible item.
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The changing vendor world

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The past two years have been a transformation period for several of the Information Technology majors. Executive changes are happening as companies attempt to right the ship and capitalise on emerging trends and the new challenges.
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Interesting times abound

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Interesting times we have in the IT industry. New business models, new economic realities and new customer buying patterns warrant a pretty serious look at business transformation
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Meeting the evolving market changes

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If there is one thing that holds true in today’s IT world it is simply this – “Those of us who anticipate the changes and who constructively act upon them will indeed succeed and those who attempt to ignore the changes unfolding all around us and conduct our activities as before will stagnate and...
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Not choices but necessities

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The pace of change has become so rapid that it takes different types of firms to be dominant. The new environment is also characterized by “more far reaching technological advances and consumers who have adjusted to this faster pace”.
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Capturing the value of digital transformation

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It’s that time of the year when the predictions flow continually about the next 12 months. During the past year change has emerged as a profound metaphor, capturing many trends around the world in technology, economics, in politics and other facets of daily life.
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What’s in store for 2014

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As we close off events covered by the Rust Report in 2013, session after session, vendor after vendor highlighted market changes to the Internet of Things and/or the Internet of Business.
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Online China opportunities

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Few nations have changed as fast as China has since the 1970s. China has gone through an online revolution, its ecosystem is vast, vibrant and growing at an incredible rate, which is now creating many opportunities for businesses to enter the world’s largest consumer market more efficiently.
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Future changes and leadership challenges

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With all the information available at IT's fingertips it would seem that things would get easier, but a new study by Forrester finds that only a minority of business leaders feel that IT has the ability to deliver initiatives on time and on budget.
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New era – new planning into 2014

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The buzz around cloud computing has reached fever pitch. Regardless of whether a company seeks to adopt cloud computing, the technology is having a significant impact on the competitive landscape of many industries.
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Mark Parker, GM ANZ, Livescribe

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