Rust E-Research

SME sentiment with Government at five-year high

Six months after the 2013 Federal Election, satisfaction with the Federal Government among SMEs is at its highest level since 2009, according to Australia’s leading accounting software provider, MYOB.
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New era of ‘Mega Breaches’ signals bigger payouts and shifting behaviour for cybercriminals

After lurking in the shadows for the first ten months of 2013, cybercriminals unleashed the most damaging series of cyberattacks in history.
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Australian smart home automation market to reach almost $1b by 2017

According to Telsyte’s research, the successful centrepiece of home automation enablement will be a multi-purpose, multi-connected hub that is standards-based and manufacturer agnostic.
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Gov sector to pursue streamline tech services

Australian governments (State and Federal) are expected to be pursuing more conservative fiscal policies and wider socioeconomic initiatives. Notably, government ICT investments will be guided by three strategic principles, "deliver better services, improve the efficiency of government operations and engage openly."
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70% of CIOs to change technology and sourcing relationships in the next 2-3 years

Torrential changes will reshape the service provider landscape over the next several years as organisations struggle to adjust to a digital future, according to Gartner, Inc. A recent global survey of CIOs by Gartner's Executive Programs found that 70 percent of CIOs will change their technology and sourcing relationships in the next two to...
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Estimated 48% rise in mainframe application IT debt over last 18 months

CIOs Estimate 48% Rise in Mainframe Application IT Debt over Last 18 Months, a new global study has found. As a result, 68% of CIOs admit their business is exposed to compliance and risk issues.
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Bring Your Own App (BYOA) storming Australia, IT departments ill prepared

Nearly two-thirds of Australian enterprises now have staff that use personal apps for work, or Bring You Own App (BYOA), and businesses are struggling to keep up with this phenomenon which is set to overtake BYOD as a strategic IT change, according to a new study released by emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte.
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Australian C-suite will be three times more collaborative over the next five years

IBM recently released the Australian findings of its Global C-suite Study. The study reveals that Australian customers wield less influence on business leaders than in other countries (47 percent versus 54 percent globally), with only 29 percent claiming to have strong collaboration with customers today.
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Superannuation industry not exploiting online services

Specialist technology, operations and risk consultancy, IQ Group has released the findings of its inaugural study of the Superannuation sector’s digital engagement with members and employers. IQ Group researched the Top 50, retail, industry and public sector Superannuation Funds that represent $717 billion in Funds under Management across 21.7 million memberships.
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Web-scale IT approach will be operating in half of global enterprises by 2017

By 2017, Web-scale IT will be an architectural approach found operating in 50 percent of global enterprises, up from less than 10 percent in 2013, according to Gartner, Inc. Web-scale IT is a pattern of global-class computing that delivers the capabilities of large cloud service providers within an enterprise IT setting by rethinking positions...
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Recent cyber attacks on international banks and retailers to spur growth in cyber security spend

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence research indicates that many Australian companies are planning to increase spending on cyber security following recent cyber attacks on international banks and retailers.
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Buy-side firms cite front-office benefits of IBOR yet no immediate action plans

SimCorp has announced results from a survey conducted during a recent webinar entitled “Investment decisions based on incomplete data? Where is your IBOR?” Survey respondents include 136 buy-side executives representing 79 investment management firms.
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Kylie Kelly, General Manager ANZ, Micro Focus