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The new digital world

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At this year’s “Computer Old Timers” Lunch in Sydney there was a lot of looking backward to looking forward discussions. The actual physical age of old timers vary very much in the IT industry today, old timers are younger in contrast to traditional industries as highlighted at this get together!
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Forces of change

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At this time of the year there is always a plethora of predictions for the future. Many of the technology developments we have witnessed are beginning to create a new wave that cut into the heart of the new business economy. No longer can vendors expect to build a dominant defendable market position by...
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Optus Business launches ASOC

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Cyber security is an important concern for every organisation. Headline-making cyber attacks have driven significant increases in cyber security awareness and spreading daily occurrences demonstrate the risk posed by cyber attackers-from individuals, opportunistic hackers, to professional and organised groups of cyber criminals with strategies for systematicically stealing intellectual property and disrupting business.
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Bridging IT skills gaps

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If you ask any CIO to name his top three biggest concerns today I would put good money on people being one of them. Finding and keeping the right talent has always been an issue, but these days the issue is far more complex than ever. The problem is not just finding the right...
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Chasing competitive advantages

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For both IT and business executives, knowing which vendors are moving in the right direction is a key factor in decision making, especially considering the industry megatrends that are now taking hold. It’s clearly the era of cloud computing and everything as a service and vendors built for that model or with the ability...
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NSW Pearcey tech entrepreneurs of the year

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The 2016 NSW Tech Entrepreneurs of the Year Awards were recently presented at NSW Parliament by the Hon. Victor Dominello, NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, on behalf of the technology industry and the Pearcey Foundation with awards going to the founders of Avoka, Digivizer, Expert360, Invoice 2GO, Saasu, Sentral Education, Showpo, Tyro...
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More changes day-by-day!

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Let’s face it the number of software and services vendors in our “landscape” is not going down anytime soon but things are changing weekly. Many players are now facing economic and competitive challenges that they have never faced before. Also during the last 12 months, customers have seen vendors gobble each other up at...
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Decision making

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The parade of new technologies and scientific breakthroughs today is relentless and they are also unfolding on many fronts. Almost any advance is billed as a breakthrough and then the list of “next big things” grows ever longer.
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Cybersecurity – so many challenges

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Cybersecurity today is on the top of the agenda of many boardroom and executive suites. Cyber breaches have dominated headlines many times over the past twelve months with corporations and government reporting incursions and new vulnerabilities creating global security risks.
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A snapshot of changing roles

Software AG expands ANZ management team | Juniper Networks appoints New ANZ Sales Director | Redflow announces new CEO and COO | Mobile commerce and payments company Mozido names Markus Remark as EVP of Sales and Service
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New work, new world

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It used to be easy. Big companies stayed big, small businesses struggled to succeed and business models were written in stone. But all that is changing, many smaller players are just one good idea away from next seasons big score.
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Seizing the future!

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Becoming dominant in the IT industry today is challenging and maintaining that dominance can be even harder. Developing meaningful and maintaining relationships with potential customers in today’s fragmented marketplace is even more essential.
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Stephen Singer, Sales Leader ANZ, Talend