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Tech trends 2015 – The fusion of business and IT

Professional services firm Deloitte recently released its sixth annual report, Tech Trends 2015 – The Fusion of Business and IT that is broadly inspired by a fundamental transformation in the way C-suite leaders and CIOs collaborate.
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80 percent of businesses fail interim PCI compliance assessment

Nearly 80 percent of all businesses fail their interim PCI compliance assessment, leaving them vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to Verizon’s 2015 PCI Compliance Report.
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Smartphone culture hampering classroom productivity

A study by Dell has found that up to 70 percent of Aussie students are browsing social media sites in class rather than focusing on the lesson, hampering their grades in the process.
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Top 10 strategic technologies impacting global education in 2015: Gartner

Education institutions in Australia will spend A$2.6 billion on technology products and services in 2015, up 4.9 percent from 2014. In New Zealand, technology spending in the education sector will total NZ$362 million in 2015, an increase of 1.9 percent over 2014.
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OZ research reveals the competitive advantage of IoT

A new Australian report into the application of the Internet of Things has highlighted the significant cost, revenue and productivity benefits for adopting companies, but also revealed an high level of business indifference to the technology.
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ANZ organisations spend up on BI and analytics: Gartner

The global business intelligence (BI) and analytics software market is projected to grow 6.9 percent in 2015, with sales predicted to total US$16.5 billion, up from $15.4 billion in 2014, according to Gartner.
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Australia’s smartwatch market to exceed $400M by 2018

With some 370,000 smartwatches sold in 2014, Australians are warming to wearable computing with the market poised to exceed $400 million by 2018, according to new research from emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte.
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Mobile commerce poised to eclipse traditional online spend

New research from PayPal and Ipsos shows that mobile commerce is growing at nearly three times the rate of total online commerce.
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Victorian businesses see highest illegal software usage for the second year running

BSA | The Software Alliance (BSA), the leading advocate for the global software industry, is urging businesses across Australia to be mindful of increased cybercrime risks as it recorded a busy 2014, actioning 12 cases where illegal software with an estimated value of $825,000 was found.
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Australian online search market to reach A$3,525 million by 2019

The Australian online search advertising market grew 17% from June 2013 to June 2014. This was a reduction on the 23% growth rate achieved during the prior 12 months as expenditure from industries such as Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Travel and Consumer Electronics decreased significantly. Revenue in the online directory market increased...
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Australian IaaS market grew 42% in 2014, A$439 million in 2018 predicted

The Australian Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market has evolved from an early adopter stage to an early growth stage.
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Gartner says power shift in Business Intelligence and analytics will fuel disruption

Traditional business intelligence (BI) and analytic models are being disrupted as the balance of power shifts from IT to the business, according to Gartner.
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David Magson, Group CEO, Mitrais