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  • Data Management | Business Spectator
    Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Data Management Australian IaaS market to reach 380m by 2017 Infrastructure as a Service set to take off as more organisations switch to the IaaS provisioning model and more vendors enter the local market by Supratim Adhikari 8 52am December 06 Lifting the lid on IBM s Project Neo IBM s promising new project looks to break new ground with data visualisations but its success will rely on how well it distinguishes itself from Cognos Insight by Fredrik Tunvall 7 41am December 05 Vic Govt s cyber security data recovery plans roasted in Auditor General report Reports also put the state principal government IT provider CenITex in the cross hairs by Harrison Polites 10 54am November 28 Is Australia ready for the Internet of Things While we flounder with our broadband options the global market is getting more connected than ever The inability of our political and business leaders to invest and collaborate could cost us dearly by Paul Wallbank 10 34am November 18 9 comments Dooming public IT projects to failure HealthSMART myki T Card are all high profile public IT fiascos and the troubles start pretty much from the word go by Richard Fulford 9 07am November 12 11 comments Mobile apps the final frontier for brand loyalty As smartphones slowly replace wallets mobile apps look set to make loyalty cards redundant and will become the last vestige for harbouring brand affinity from consumers by Jennifer Polk 8 48am October 23 Deloitte scores double ICT deals Professional services firm joins forces with cloud consultancy Quattro Innovation Group and SAP integrator NXG Business Solutions by Supratim Adhikari 9 08am October 16 The future of payments will be shaped by value Better technology may have already led to speedier payment solutions but the evolution of devices will make point of sale devices redundant by Kristin Alford 10 20am October 10 Who will lead the Coalition s ICT agenda The Australian technology sector may be well represented in the cabinet but can it reasonably hope to be a priority industry under an Abbott government by James Riley 10 01am September 30 2 comments TECH TALK CA Technologies Peter Griffiths CA Technologies executive vice president of enterprise solutions and technology highlights what s holding back enterprise IT innovation and why companies don t need a Chief Digital Officer by Harrison Polites 10 21am September 25 Oakton expands IT agreement with David Jones Signs company on for another three years agree to onsite tech support by Harrison Polites 11 25am September 17 Why NSA s snooping means little for US tech Edward Snowden s move to expose the

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  • Reviews | Business Spectator
    Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Reviews REVIEW Will 3D tech take Lytro mainstream The latest rendition of the world s first light field camera allows you to display images in 3D but the feature just doesn t justify the steep learning curve and the price tag by Harrison Polites 7 42am December 16 1 comment The top 5 smart devices of 2013 With a multitude of smartphones tablets phablets and Ultrabooks to choose from here s our list of the five best that provide plenty of bang for buck by Krishan Sharma 10 16am December 10 2 comments REVIEW Google s Nexus 5 Despite its unremarkable exterior Google s Nexus 5 provides exceptional value for money and lots of raw speed by Neerav Bhatt 10 04am December 09 6 comments Vic Govt s cyber security data recovery plans roasted in Auditor General report Reports also put the state principal government IT provider CenITex in the cross hairs by Harrison Polites 10 54am November 28 REVIEW MacBook Pro 13 inch The 13 inch Macbook Pro refresh once again keeps Apple ahead of the game And if it continues to offer free upgrades to OS X every year then you may never have to pay for a new operating system again by Krishan Sharma 8 49am November 27 3 comments REVIEW Surface Pro 2 The Surface Pro 2 delivers on the productivity front but a hefty price tag and the weighty form factor might be a turn off for some consumers by Krishan Sharma 3 08pm November 18 1 comment REVIEW Sony Xperia Z Ultra The Xperia Z Ultra is a decent first effort by Sony in the phablet market but is ultimately let down by some questionable design choices by Krishan Sharma 6 19am November 14 REVIEW iPad Air Impossibly thin and light yet more powerful than ever the iPad Air proves that Apple hasn t lost its way in the post Jobs era by Adam Turner 8 18am November 11 REVIEW Nokia Lumia 1020 Nokia s new smartphone is admittedly more of a camera than a phone But if you re into photography and your favourite apps are already on Windows it s a worthy upgrade by Krishan Sharma 7 46am November 06 REVIEW Sony Xperia Z1 Despite a few missteps the Xperia Z1 strengthens Sony s position as a premier smartphone player But if you re buying the phone on the promise of an excellent camera then you will be disappointed by Krishan Sharma 8 11am October 29 Xbox One and the unified digital lounge room Microsoft s Xbox One console is aiming to forge new ground in the fight for the digital lounge room While the new Xbox aims to work with traditional broadcasters the future of television could be in the cloud by Adam Turner 7 56am October 14 2 comments REVIEW iPhone

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  • Social Media | Business Spectator
    success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Social Media Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success by Daniel Palmer 3 31pm January 08 Twitter founder s next social vision Details of Biz Stone s new social media venture Jelly may be thin on the ground but the app s focus on the nature of connectivity and its suite of high profile backers have the pundits talking by Daniel Palmer 10 03am December 31 Zuckerberg to sell Facebook stock Founder and chief executive to offload US2 3 billion worth of his shares 3 37am December 20 Facebook s Zuckerberg banks face lawsuit over IPO Charged with misleading investors about the health of the company before market debut by Reuters 8 05am December 19 Facebook gets serious on video ads The social network takes its first step in unlocking a source of revenue which could leave some users angry by Reuters 11 10am December 18 Twitter forced to reverse new block feature after user backlash Social network encounters its first revolt as a public company by Reuters 9 00am December 16 Gleaming success with social media action While most marketers grapple with converting social media engagement into tangible action Melbourne start up Gleam is doubling in size every month by Ben Shepherd 6 32pm December 13 2 comments Facebook to join S P 500 Decision follows Facebook s fourth straight profitable quarter in a row by Reuters 11 04am December 13 Instagram introduces photo sharing messaging service Features rival that of Snapchat s service by Reuters 8 35am December 13 1 comment Twitter shares soar to a new high Shares continue to climb despite the absence of any significant announcements from the social media debutante by Reuters 8 16am December 11 Snapchat files

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  • Start-ups | Business Spectator
    A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Start ups Australia risks missing tech boom Start ups enticed by incentives moving operations overseas report 2 34pm January 08 3 comments Twitter founder s next social vision Details of Biz Stone s new social media venture Jelly may be thin on the ground but the app s focus on the nature of connectivity and its suite of high profile backers have the pundits talking by Daniel Palmer 10 03am December 31 Where Freelancer led others may follow The resounding success of Freelancer s debut as a listed entity has other players looking around for suitable tech assets to bring to market by Ben Shepherd 10 29am December 24 4 comments REVIEW Will 3D tech take Lytro mainstream The latest rendition of the world s first light field camera allows you to display images in 3D but the feature just doesn t justify the steep learning curve and the price tag by Harrison Polites 7 42am December 16 1 comment Gleaming success with social media action While most marketers grapple with converting social media engagement into tangible action Melbourne start up Gleam is doubling in size every month by Ben Shepherd 6 32pm December 13 2 comments Freelancer com rival oDesk mulls an Australian expansion Sees Australia as a potential growth market based on the company s current success by Harrison Polites 9 03am December 12 Improve start up capital access ASX Exchange says local tech sector at risk of falling behind global rivals report 7 09am December 12 Equity crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd goes live Venture capital outfit Artesian s platform lets startups pitch and secure funding online from a crowd of investors in exchange for equity by Supratim Adhikari 11 29am December 11 Vic state govt launches 12m fund to promote government IT Program to assist with pilots and technology trials across the various state government s departments by Harrison Polites 9 22am December 05 Who s afraid of the big bad Netflix The arrival of the US entertainment juggernaut Netflix on Australian shores may not be as imminent as imagined and the likes of Quickflix and EzyFlix certainly aren t losing sleep over it by Harrison Polites 9 15am November 29 4 comments Airtasker raises 2 million for renewed micro task push Looks to cater to larger corporates in the near future by Harrison Polites 8 24am

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  • Security | Business Spectator
    mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Security Verizon to detail government information requests Company promises to publish online reports with data on the number of law enforcement requests following pressure from activist shareholders by Reuters 10 57am December 20 ANZ Bank Harvey Norman named and shamed in online privacy study Imgur and The Daily Mail also on the list as Canberra Institute for Internet safety report highlights deficiencies in how companies handle user data by Harrison Polites 10 44am December 20 Target suffers severe cyber breach Up to 40 million accounts compromised by AAP 8 54am December 20 UN votes to protect online privacy Resolution aimed at protecting the right to privacy against unlawful surveillance adopted unanimously by AAP 1 04pm December 19 Chinese technology smuggler sentenced to 3 years prison Arrested for smuggling US microchips into China by Reuters 8 56am December 19 Snowden asylum not on the cards Brazilian Govt Brazil says it is not considering granting asylum to NSA whistleblower even after he offered to help investigate revelations that the agency has spied on Brazilians and their president by Reuters 11 30am December 18 Surviving the Snowden cataclysm The US National Security Agency may still be in damage control but behind the scenes the agency is making sure that there s no repeat of the Snowden affair by Tabassum Zakaria and Warren Strobel Reuters 9 37am December 17 NSA surveillance program ruled unlawful US District Judge Richard Leon says government s program likely violated Americans right to be free of unreasonable searches by Reuters 8 51am December 17 Google removes privacy features from Android OS Users must now provide personal information to use particular apps by Reuters 8 23am December 16 Lawsuit accuses IBM of hiding China risks amid NSA scandal Accused of concealing information that saw its market value plunge more than US12 billion by Reuters 11 16am December 13 M2M advancements to take online privacy debate to a whole new level Deloitte Protecting privacy may

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  • Data Security | Business Spectator
    But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Data Security Data security rising concern study Information Commissioner finds growing fears about privacy data security 5 13am October 09 NSA denies it spies on social media Security agency denies that it collects data on Americans social media use 4 12am October 03 France threatens Google on data Google faces legal action for failing to comply with privacy guidelines 3 26am September 28 Online giants petition for spy data Google Facebook Yahoo say info on data requests has been misleading 3 15am September 10 Turkish researcher claims credit for Apple Developer site hack Site still shuttered as security researcher says his intentions were not malicious and he only wanted to highlight weaknesses in Apple s system by Supratim Adhikari with Reuters 7 40am July 23 Huawei is China spy ex CIA chief Michael Hayden says intelligence groups have proof Huawei is security threat 3 28am July 19 18 comments Yahoo wins data security case Internet giant wins court case against US govt over 2008 data request 10 54pm July 16 China hacking must stop Biden US govt calls on China to halt outright theft of online data 12 31am July 11 2 comments Data retention plan dead in the water Attorney General Mark Dreyfus shelves plans to force phone and internet companies to hold two years of phone call and email data following concerns raised by a parliamentary inquiry by Reuters 8 53am June 25 1 comment France Spain target Google over data Internet giant accused of breaching data protection laws 3 56am June 21 Cyber security the top concern at trade shows Bombardment of cyber threats and recent contractor leaks prompts closer vigilance from aerospace and defence companies by Reuters 11 26am June 20 Yahoo details govt data requests Internet giant says it received up to 13 000 requests in six months

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  • Identity Management | Business Spectator
    Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Identity Management Obama defends surveillance US president responds to dramatic revelations UK spy agency reportedly accessed data 5 45am June 08 4 comments Data breaches leave the Australian public fuming Public concerns about cyber attacks and loss of personal data hit their highest level in five years according to latest poll by IT services provider Unisys by Supratim Adhikari 9 34am May 27 Reflections on retrospective security With new and dangerous malware infecting our computers every day there s now a potent argument for cyber security measures that use data and insight gleamed from past infections to help prevent new ones by Chris Wood 10 42am April 17 Polish president s computer network hacked Hackers have broken into the computer network of the Polish president s office and attempted to spread a computer virus in the form of an email attachment by Reuters 7 43am March 15 Assange to sue Gillard for defamation nbsp Julian Assange has reportedly hired lawyers to try to sue Prime Minister Julia Gillard for defaming him 7 51am October 08 Wells Fargo website glitch raises cyber attack alarm ReutersWells Fargo amp Co has become the latest bank to suffer problems with its website amid heightened concerns about cyber attacks against US financial institutions 12 47pm September 26 German government urges citizens to avoid Internet Explorer ReutersThe German government has urged the public nbsp to temporarily stop using Microsoft s Internet Explorer following discovery of yet to be repaired bug in the web browser that the software maker said makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers 8 15am September 19 AT T hit by DDoS attack ReutersAT amp T Inc said some business customers temporarily lost internet access because its network was targeted by unknown attackers earlier this week 8 45am August 17 The online security mirage Yahoo Billabong Crikey have become the latest in a growing list of companies that have seen their databases come under attack So are hackers getting smarter or are we making their lives easier by Supratim Adhikari 11 04am July 17 Facebook LinkedIn agree to beef up privacy compliance teams ReutersTechnology groups Facebook and LinkedIn have agreed to beef up their international privacy and compliance teams in response to demands from the Irish regulator the deputy Data Protection Commissioner has told Reuters 9 04am June 29 Apple s corporate data mine sabotage Apple is annoyed about other companies mining infomation from the internet habits of its users and has filed a patent for software to blur their online footprint by Lisa Vaas Sophos 10 23am June 25 The big bad

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  • Wireless Security | Business Spectator
    to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Wireless Security Digital carjacking Security flaws in autos The secrets of breaking and entering into a car s critical systems have so far been a closely guarded secret but that s about to change as a couple of hackers get ready to reveal the blueprints by Jim Finkle Reuters 10 56am July 29 2 comments Obama defends surveillance US president responds to dramatic revelations UK spy agency reportedly accessed data 5 45am June 08 4 comments Reflections on retrospective security With new and dangerous malware infecting our computers every day there s now a potent argument for cyber security measures that use data and insight gleamed from past infections to help prevent new ones by Chris Wood 10 42am April 17 Small business lags on computer security Small businesses have embraced the internet but 16 per cent don t use anti virus software and 30 per cent don t use a protective firewall a new study shows 10 46am February 07 Symantec sued over scareware ReutersA lawsuit filed against Symantec Corp claims that the software maker seeks to persuade consumers to buy its products by scaring them with misleading information about the health of their computers 1 43pm January 11 The mobile malware myth Despite fears of an explosion the overall volume of mobile threats has remained pretty low compared to computer based threats That could change quickly as mobile technology gets more sophisticated by Craig Scroggie 8 41am November 01 Beware of smartphone snoopers While new research highlights the potential use of smartphones as spying devices by intrepid code breakers the technique of using accelerometers to keep

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