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  • Taking the measure of Microsoft Office 365

    LAN649 Taking the measure of Microsoft Office 365

    Microsoft likes to commission Forrester Consulting to do total economic impact analyses of the use of Office 365, because the findings are consistently impressive.

  • Tech skills shortage tipped to hamper digital transformation

    LAN642 Tech skills shortage tipped to hamper digital transformation

    Cultural change and lack of skills will be two of the biggest barriers facing companies in Asia Pacific undergoing much needed digital transformation, according to research firm IDC.

  • The business cost of network inadequacies

    LAN641 The business cost of network inadequacies

    In this day and age it’s a given that the performance of IT systems — networks and applications — can have a significant impact on business performance, but putting numbers to the nexus of network and application performance and business performance is no small undertaking. Citrix commissioned research firm Tech Research Asia to do just that. Here’s what they found.

  • The human factor in Office 365 deployment

    LAN645 The human factor in Office 365 deployment

    Any new technology introduced into the business environment is likely to meet user resistance, regardless of its benefits.

  • The perils of aging infrastructure

    lan606 the perils of aging infrastructure

    For every technology product (hardware or software) there is a point in its life beyond which it will be more cost-effective to retire and replace it than to continue using and maintaining it. The difficulty is determining that point to minimise costs and maximise operational efficiency.

  • The power of Microsoft Power BI

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    In January 2015 Microsoft set out to “fundamentally transform the business of business intelligence.” The basis of that bold claim was the release of a new version of Microsoft’s business intelligence tool, Power BI.

  • The rise of shadow IT

    lan615 the rise of shadow it

    Question: what does BYOD have in common with shadow IT? Answer: they both started out as headaches for CIOs but have now become, or are becoming an accepted, and valued part of corporate IT.

  • What’s bugging Aussie CEOs and what CIOs can do about it

    lan614 what s bugging aussie ceos and what cios can do about it

    The CEO Institute — an organisation that claims to be Australia’s leading networking group for senior executives who want to be better informed and more effective business leaders — has surveyed close to 180 CEOs from various Industries — resources, manufacturing, retail and importing — to try and tease out key challenges and concerns. Mastering disruptive technology came out on top, closely followed by hiring and retaining talented staff.

  • What’s new in Office 365?

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    Back in June 2014, {cslimited}Microsoft introduced the Office 365 for Business Public Roadmap{/cslimited}, a website listing all recent and planned upgrades to Microsoft Office. Announcing the move, Jake Zborowski, a group product manager for Office 365, said it would provide a few months’ view of new features, enhancements, and major updates.