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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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Clouds gathering

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It’s no secret today that SaaS and Cloud have become the hot topics and key trends in all forms of I.T., from the buyer and user side to the provider and the developer. SaaS and Cloud represent many previously unseen scales and scope of market opportunities for ISVs and other I.T. provider types.
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CIO challenges

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Achieving and sustaining success in the current environment of unprecedented marketplace innovation means CIOs being constantly alert to new and exciting trends that provide business and technological opportunities, whilst under budget constraints.
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Supporting Aussie ICT battlers

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Are you the CEO of an Australian owned software or IT Services company punching above your weight? Are you battling to carve out your fair share of the local or overseas markets? We want to hear from you and to meet up when possible.
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Change or be left behind!

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These days it’s hard to have a conversation that doesn’t eventually role out around the state of the economy and what’s the likely effect on the Australia ICT industry. What’s amazing is that at this point we’ve stopped bothering with words like ‘bad’ ‘down’ and ‘tough’.
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Older players compete – changing directions

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The latest quarterly results underscore the uphill battle hardware, software and services vendors are currently facing catering to a new generation of consumers whose first device is often a smartphone or a tablet. Vendors are now reviewing their businesses to determine where they need to align investments based on the changing marketplace.
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Technology campaign points

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How many times over the past few years has it been stated that Australia needs a national ICT strategy that will unite and support our entrepreneurs, encourage commercialisation, develop our human capital and deliver the practical infrastructure to underpin the next generation of opportunity for all Australians.
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Changing markets

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Buyers, users, providers and investors in the I.T. market are today confronted with a wide range of market and technological forces, even though their approaches and concerns may be in different sectors. These forces are also reshaping the way the providers deliver and sell and how buyers buy.
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Sharing the vision

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Andrew Stevens IBM MD ANZ recent presentation at the ACS Foundation’s Sydney lunch provided an excellent concept for individuals and organisations to find and profit from emerging trends that will become significantly important in our futures.
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Raghav Sibal, MD ANZ, Manhattan Associates