Harbour IT lands Cisco marketing award

Harbour IT has been named Cisco Australia and New Zealand 'Mid-Market Partner of the Year' at Cisco's annual Partner Insight and Partner Marketing Excellence Awards ceremony, held in Melbourne on 17 March - ahead of the opening of Cisco Live, Cisco's annual conference and expo - to acknowledge the achievements of Cisco partners and distributors.

Taxis, cloud and digital disruption

hitb448 taxis cloud and digital disruption
There is a meme doing the rounds at the moment that points out: In 2015, Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the world’s most valuable retailer, has no inventory. Airbnb, the world’s largest real estate provider, owns no real estate.

The machines are taking over, says Gartner

hit444 the machines are taking over says gartner
Well-known IT research firm Gartner has revealed its top predictions for IT organisations and IT users for 2015 and beyond. It envisages machines becoming more autonomous and increasingly fulfilling roles traditionally undertaken by humans.

Australian Cybercrime costs up 33 percent to $4.3m per year

Australian Cybercrime costs up 33 percent to 4.3m per year
HP recently unveiled the results from a third annual study and found cybercrime cost Australian enterprises an average of $4.3 million, an 8.3 percent increase from 2013 and representing a 33 percent increase since the study was initiated three years ago.

Get ready for the experience economy

hit450 get ready for the experience economy
“The experience economy is now supplanting the service economy, which overtook the industrial economy in the latter half of the 20th century, which superseded the agrarian economy before the industrial revolution.”

It's a hybrid cloud world

hit452 it s a hybrid cloud world
A survey of 1000 C-level executives, business unit leaders and IT decision-makers in 21 countries suggests that more than half of their applications and services will be deployed on the hybrid cloud within an average of three years.

Big future for big data in the cloud

Big future for big data in the cloud
More than 25 percent of Australian organisations with more than 20 employees are already using big data applications and services and that figure will be 65 percent by 2018, according to technology research firm Telsyte.

The future of cloud, in data and dollars

hit447 the future of cloud in data and dollars
It’s one of those statistics that is mind boggling and incomprehensible, and at the same time, somewhat meaningless. Cisco predicts that global data centre traffic will nearly triple from 3.1 zettabytes/year in 2013 to 8.6 zettabytes/year in 2018.

SA Government shows the way on digital disruption

hit448 sa government shows the way on digital disruptionIn March last year Forrester Research produced a report that should have rung alarm bells with CIOs. Entitled 'The Digital Business Imperative', it warned any CIO or business leader reading it that "Digital has changed the game of business. Your customers, your competitors, and your suppliers are all digital now. You can’t address this change with a bolt-on strategy that adds an app here or a site there. You need a comprehensive strategy that embraces both digital markets and digital operations."

Quantifying collaboration

hit445 quantifying collaboration
Collaboration: no organisation could function without it. But can you measure it? Assess the extent of it? Quantify its benefits? Calculate the costs of poor collaboration?

Aussies enterprises urged to integrate their data

hit443 aussies enterprises urged to integrate their data
Australian enterprises are being urged to deploy data integration tools to bring together customer data held in multiple applications after a survey suggested that few have such tools and that many have duplicate or disparate data.

Enterprises: beware, or be aware, of wearables

hit446 enterprises beware or be aware of wearablesIn July global enterprise software-as-a-service company Salesforce announced Salesforce Wear, billing it "the industry's first initiative for wearable computing in the enterprise."

Good cloud news to kick off 2015

Here's some good news to start the year on: companies that are moving most aggressively to adopt cloud computing are being rewarded with competitive advantage through increased business agility. That's the finding of a recent survey of 527 Harvard Business Review readers in large and midsize organisations around the world.