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Gartner Says Australian Organisations to Spend $2.5 Billion on Data Centre Systems in 2015

Australian organisations are forecast to spend A$2.5 billion on data centre systems in 2015, an increase from A$2.3 billion in 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. This includes spending on enterprise communications applications, enterprise network equipment, servers and external controller-based (disk) storage.
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Power outages increase in frequency in 2014 due to severe weather and human error

The frequency, severity and human impact of power outages in Australia and New Zealand increased significantly in 2014 compared to previous years.
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Performance driven IT solutions critical to reduce fragmentation in healthcare

In comparison to other Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries or the US and Europe, Australia’s healthcare system allows easy access and provides quality care. However, as of 2014, of all APAC countries, Australia had the highest healthcare expenditure at AUD$6,400per capita, per annum, and ranks amongst the highest healthcare spenders in the world. 67% of Australia’s...
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Australian utility sector ICT spend set to exceed A$1.9 billion by 2018

The Australian Utility sector ICT spending growth will remain moderate at 2.0% five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to 2018. IT investments by utilities companies remain focused on delivering cost savings and efficiency gains, but change is in the wind. Utility sector business priorities highlight the increasing importance of customer related initiatives.
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Digital revenues will double to 41% by 2019: Gartner

Most CEOs expect positive business conditions and accelerating technology innovation in 2015, according to a recent survey by Gartner.
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Deloitte launches inaugural Australian Privacy Index

The way an organisation responds to a data breach has changed consumers’ perception of privacy, from one of simply trusting an organisation to keep data safe and secure, to one of being transparent, and letting the consumer know of any change in data use or a data breach.
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New era, new strategies

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The year is a changing for the major IT vendors. The recent first quarter earning’s reports from the mega vendors have highlighted that competition is changing. The IT business is now poised for slower growth, the industry is also facing several reinforcing forces – cloud computing, mobile computing and the consumerisation of technology that...
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Electronic payments critical for two-thirds of Australian businesses

Australia's hunger for mobile and digital services is gradually revolutionising the way businesses are paid for their goods and services, with almost half (45 per cent) of Australian businesses accepting customer electronic payments using methods such as PayPal or digital wallets.
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Enterprise mobility market to near $5 billion by 2019

Enterprise mobility market will near $5 billion by 2019 as mobility becomes strategic to Australian organisations.
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Improving mobile customer experience tops security priorities for AU orgs

A new study by CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) reveals that 45 per cent of Australian enterprises have named ‘improving mobile customer experience’ as their top security priority.
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Websense 2015 threat report: cybercrime gets easier, attribution gets harder

The Websense Security Labs 2015 Threat Report details eight key behavioural and technique based trends, along with actionable information and guidance to assist security professionals in planning their network defence strategy.
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Global IT spend to shrink to US$3.66 trillion in 2015

Gartner’s quarterly IT spending forecast update has just been published. Worldwide IT spending is set to shrink to US$3.66 trillion in 2015, a 1.3 percent decrease from 2014, largely due to the rising US dollar. In Australia, spending on technology products and services is forecast to grow to A$78.7 billion in 2015, an increase...
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Dean Economou, Technology Strategist at NICTA