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The evolving IT operations scene

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Today at conferences the whole panoply of technologies, applications and architectures are being highlighted to meet the real-time demands of organisations. At the recent Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Data Centre Summit in Sydney, the analysts presented select research all targeted at improving organisations performance.
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Improving competitiveness & economic prosperity

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Entrepreneurship is a vital source of change in all facets of our society, empowering individuals to seek opportunity where others see insurmountable problems. The recent Oracle IT Innovation leaders Round Table – Innovation and Technology – the “Perfect Pair” raised many questions that are being raised in government and business as Australia charts new...
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The entrepreneurial country

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The Tech Circus has been in Sydney town these past two weeks. The AWS Summit at the famous showplace the Hordern Pavilion was a complete sell out again this year.
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Cloudy future with a chance of rain

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We are currently moving and living in the cloud era, and our thinking is now being shaped by several key areas like the need for more flexible infrastructures, the emergence of big data analytics and increased mobile usage. Leadership today requires a range of intangible talents, vision, the ability to change and inspire into...
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What’s next after what’s next?

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The recent Knowledge National 2016 Summit in Sydney brought together leaders from the innovative, science and technology ecosystem including entrepreneurs, business leaders, researchers, scientists and policymakers.
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Revitalising the next generation

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The challenges facing technology and business leaders have never been more daunting. Customers are hoarding their cash and sales teams are reporting lengthening sales cycles and many projects are now “on hold”.
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Leapfrogging the competition

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The big tech companies are racing to do M&A deals; the long time technology firms can no longer stand still. The blockbuster US$67 billion acquisition by computer giant Dell of data storage company EMC, the largest deal in the history of the tech industry, has heated up the M&A scene. Acquisition can help the...
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Where to next!

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Digital innovation and internet connectivity is today driving both new and old players across all industries to invest in new capabilities, define new business models and compete in new ways. These areas were all highlighted at the Data 61 + Live event at ATPs Carriage Works.
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Need for bigger cyber security budgets

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The information technology industry association CompTia recently held a ANZ community meeting get together to hear about and discuss the current cyber security issues for the channel. The event provided a forum for the local channel community to talk about IT security, how it is changing, how the treat landscape is evolving and...
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Leadership is on the line

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I recently spent a couple of days in the beautiful Blue Mountains at the Media Connect Tech Leaders conference and I must say I found it especially intriguing how the IT industry has been changing so rapidly lately.
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Innovation from the classroom up

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The recent ‘Big Day In’ event in Sydney attracted over 2000 students who are interested in careers in technology. The Australian Computer Society Foundation ACSF) has over 12 locations built into the 2016 roadshows. In 2015 the ‘BDI’ event had over 150 speakers, 165 exhibitors and 89 organisations involved in delivering 11 events across...
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From the first half

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Following the recent first half 2016 earnings results, this group highlights some notes and quotes of future expectations from a mixture of Aussie industry leaders.
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Mark Stanton, General Manager ANZ, Brightcove