Coast2Coast Tour de Keller kicks off July 30th.
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.
Leading IT research and advisory company Gartner have identified the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015. Three themes dominate the illuminating list:
A survey of 102 organisations was undertaken to "take the temperature of cloud computing in the financial sector and provide guidance to accelerate adoption of secure cloud services."
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.
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.
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.
“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supplanting the service economy, which overtook the industrial economy in the latter half of the 20th century, which superseded the agrarian economy before the industrial revolution.”
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.
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.
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.
In 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."
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?
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.
In 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."
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.