Rust E-Research

Wearable electronic fitness devices market still poised for strong growth

Wearable electronic devices for fitness shipments are forecast to reach 68.1 million units in 2015, down from 70 million units in 2014, according to Gartner. This temporary dip in sales will be driven by an overlap in functionality between smart wristbands, other wearable fitness monitors and smartwatches.
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Only 37% of Australian business leaders say their organisation’s data is secure

Information security is considered low on the list of risks to the business, a new report from global information security and risk management company, NTT Com Security, reveals.
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Growing momentum of Internet of Things at enterprise level

Zebra recently released survey results that showed a growing momentum of the Internet of Things (IOT) in the Enterprise globally.
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Digital economy to push technology spending up 4.1 percent to $78.7 billion in 2015

Spending on technology products and services is projected to reach almost A$78.7 billion in Australia and NZ$11.6 billion in New Zealand in 2015, and much of this spending will be driven by the digital industrial economy, according to Gartner.
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ANZ CIOs know the need to change

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in Australia and New Zealand are aware that they will need to change in order to succeed in digital business, with 79 percent of respondents saying that they need to adapt their leadership style in the next three years, according to a new survey from Gartner, Inc.
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B2C digital marketing becomes more personal and more sophisticated

Australian and New Zealand marketing professionals have grown significantly more confident in their digital marketing abilities in 2014, with more than three-quarters of marketers now rating their skills as “excellent” or “good”, compared to just 60 per cent twelve months ago.
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Global survey reveals customer concerns with Oracle’s applications strategy and support model: Rimini Street

Rimini Street has revealed the top priorities and concerns of current Oracle application customers who took part in a global survey.
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On-premise solutions to give way to hosted and cloud-based UC solutions

In 2013, Australia’s on-premise Unified Communications (UC) market experienced a decline in revenues. This was mainly due to the improved understanding of the benefits of hosted and cloud-based UC solutions, which have now reached mainstream adoption.
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Majority of Australian CEOs still predominantly male, but females earning more

New research from Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), the leader in data discovery, reveals that the gender gap that has long existed between females and males in the workplace is still very much present in today’s Australian business environment.
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59% of Australian SMBs Believe Internet of Things will improve revenues

The Internet of Things (IoT) - including multiple devices, wearables and Cloud-based services in general – is the current IT trend that is starting to boost income for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
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Malicious traffic and web attacks have significantly increased: Imperva

Imperva, Inc. (NYSE: IMPV), pioneering the third pillar of enterprise security with a new layer of protection designed specifically for physical and virtual data centres, has released the results of its fifth annual Web Application Attack Report (WAAR).
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Data integration the biggest challenge facing Australian distribution practices

A recent study of more than 300 IT and business decision-makers has highlighted the biggest distribution challenges and opportunities facing Australian businesses.
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Raghav Sibal, MD ANZ, Manhattan Associates