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The need to respond faster!

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Digital transformation continues to transform many of our lives and professional bodies are today no exceptions. Australian technology associations are on the front lines of innovation and must have a handle on what’s to come when considering the future of the technology.
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The lucky country disrupted!!

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The recent Australia 3.0 Forum – “The Lucky Country Disrupted” raised many discussion points around embracing disruption and keeping ahead of the curve. In his first statement after being elected Liberal party leader, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urged Australians to embrace disruption.
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Technologies accelerating

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Technology companies seeking to increase revenues and market share in 2016 will all be straddling the consumer and business marketplaces. The past two decades of industry growth have largely been driven by information technology (IT) applications that automated key business processes, especially those that supported large enterprise.
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Sixteen years on!!

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The RustReport recently celebrated its sixteenth birthday. Technologies have come and gone over this period as well as many vendors. Recessions have also drained the coffers of many enterprises – and their vendors.
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The changing Aussie landscape

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Over the life of the RustReport much as been covered about the future of technology associations and their mandate for addressing the ICT industry transformation in changing times.
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Staying ahead of the curve

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Today computing is increasingly evolving business changes and underlying every process that runs operations from financial management, security, supply chain, payroll to human resources.
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Acquisitions changing competitive landscape

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The speed and the numbers of mergers and acquisitions both large and small in the technology sector have ramped up over the past few months.
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The demand for new skills

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The nature of the IT services business has changed dramatically over the past few years. Customers are looking for help in adopting new technologies as well as supporting the ongoing use of information systems.
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An entrepreneurial future

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Today we have a growing number of accelerators, incubators and mentoring programs throughout Australia. These programs help entrepreneurs gain the skills and expertise necessary in founding, building and scaling their technology start-ups. Much has been written about the accelerator and incubator ecosystem in recent years – and understandably so.
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Policy makers and tech progress

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More and more people today in Australia are coming to understand that innovation as a concept is no longer the preserve of just a small group of Australians, but the means by which all of us in small business, in larger companies and as parents see opportunities.
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The ‘things’ wave

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As an industry we love buzzwords and we love new trends. Today, we’re embedding software in everything from our cars to our refrigerators and increasingly linking that software via the Web.
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ASX techs FY-15 results

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Welcome to our quick look at a cross section of the Australian Software and Services players. This is a selection of the ASXTechs that we regularly try and map and track. Currently in our Aussie to Watch section we are looking for companies that have moved into global markets in particular vertical...
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Stephen Singer, Sales Leader ANZ, Talend