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Top salespeople on average spend an hour and half a day on social media and it’s good for business

New research announced by professional network LinkedIn has revealed that Aussie salespeople who spend up to an hour and half a day on average on social media could be more likely to hit their targets compared to their less social colleagues.
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Server virtualisation market reaching peak growth and driven by maintenance, rather than new licenses

The worldwide x86 server virtualisation market is expected to reach $5.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 5.7 percent from 2015, according to Gartner, Inc. Despite the overall market increase, new software licenses have declined for the first time since this market became mainstream more than a decade ago.
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Oracle study: millennials mobile use reshaping hospitality industry

More than 9,000 millennials from around the world have discussed their use of technology in hotels, restaurants, bars and coffee shops in a groundbreaking survey that quantifies the impact mobile devices are having on hospitality.
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MuleSoft survey finds Australia among the leading countries executing on digital Transformation

MuleSoft, provider of the leading platform for building application networks recently announced the release of its 2016 Connectivity Benchmark Report, which explores IT challenges and the role of APIs in meeting digital transformation.
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Three factors to help organisations be less vulnerable to cyber attack

As long as the cost of perpetrating a cyber attack remains low, and attackers continue to reap rewards, companies and individuals will remain at risk.
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Gartner says digital banking demands new technologies – and new vendors

Banks face intense pressure to increase efficiencies and reduce costs while delivering next-generation digital services; however, incumbent application vendors have been slow to respond to new requirements, according to a new report from Gartner, Inc.
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Five reasons to incorporate mobility into workforce management strategies

Organisations are escaping traditional geographical constraints by using technology to build a distributed, mobile workforce. This lets both workers and businesses become more flexible. To make sure these geographically-dispersed employees operate as effectively as possible, companies need to incorporate mobile capabilities into their workforce management strategies.
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Almost 75% of Australian employees say their office is slow to adopt the latest tech

The majority of Australian workers (73 per cent) say their office is slow to adopt the latest technologies, according to a new survey conducted by online expenses management provider, webexpenses
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Gartner 2016 CEO and senior business executive survey results

CEOs have underlined that growth will be their top business priority for 2016, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc. The 2016 Gartner CEO and senior business executive survey found that despite indications that the global economy is struggling in early 2016, CEOs do not plan to significantly change their priorities. After growth...
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Australian businesses could use a digital reality check

A new Transformation Study 2016 from IDC and Canon shows 82 per cent of Australian businesses are well in the midst of their digital transformation journey or have at least started, the remaining 18 per cent have no digital transformation strategy or are evaluating one.
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Employees choose Apple for work

Organisations are increasingly offering employees technology device choice, and when given the choice people choose Mac and iPhone for work. This is a key finding from a global survey of executives, managers, and IT professionals on choice programs in the workplace from JAMF Software, a leader in Apple device management.
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Innovation by press release: the waffle is not cutting through

A new study commissioned by Terem Technologies has analysed Australia’s top 100 companies to establish whether claims of innovation boost a company’s bottom line. The study’s key findings point to a deep market scepticism around innovation activities which are not backed by tangible results.
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Leah Rankin, Vice President of Product and Engineering at nearmap