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  • Huawei rules out future mobile phone maker acqusitions | Business Spectator
    must go further 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 Huawei rules out future mobile phone maker acqusitions Reuters 5 Sep 2013 7 21 AM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Mobility Tech Deals Says it want to rely on itself for innovation You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password China s Huawei will not buy another mobile phone maker such as Blackberry to grow its market share in smartphones senior vice president and board member Chen Lifang said on Wednesday Analysts attention has focused on the future of struggling smartphone makers Blackberry and HTC Corp after Microsoft agreed to buy Nokia s handset business on Tuesday Huawei was linked to Nokia in June when the head of Huawei s consumer business Richard Yu was quoted by the Financial Times newspaper as saying the company could consider an acquisition such as buying the Finnish group Huawei played down the report saying it had no plans to buy Nokia Chen Lifang said on Wednesday the group was not considering buying any handset makers We haven t considered an acquisition she told reporters in London We want to rely on ourselves Underlining Huawei s innovation the company said on Wednesday it had signed an architecture licensing deal with British processor design company ARM that will enable it to

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  • Malware profits continue to rise | Business Spectator
    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 Malware profits continue to rise Vanessa Desloires 27 Jun 2013 12 27 PM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Security Hackers target Androids to turn over tidy profits new report says You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Malware has become an increasingly profitable industry for business savvy hackers according to a new report examining mobile threats The Mobile Threat Report published by Juniper Networks found that in the period between March 2012 and March 2013 malware in mobile devices grew a staggering 614 per cent to more than 276 000 malicious apps Of the malware detected three quarters were found to be FakeInstallers or SMS Trojans which trick recipients into sending SMS messages to premium rate numbers potentially earning tricksters US10 per attack Riding the growing popularity of Android Google s devices were overwhelmingly targeted containing 92 per cent of all mobile malware up from 24 per cent just three years earlier Malware also takes advantage of Android s fragmented ecosystem which prevents owners from receiving Google updates and leaves them more exposed than other OS In a warning to BYOD adopters the report also found that free apps are three times more likely to track location and two and a half times more likely to access address books than paid ones leaving users open to privacy breaches Juniper Networks VP of global product marketing for the security business Michael Callahan said that with

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  • Vanessa Desloires | Business Spectator
    fees by Vanessa Desloires 10 44am June 26 PC shipments continue to drop Gartner Research firm s latest worldwide devices forecast shows an overall increase of 5 9 per cent in device shipment but PCs are struggling to compete smart phones and tablets by Vanessa Desloires 12 13pm June 25 Thinksmart teams up with Kogan Point of sale retail finance provider ThinkSmart signs deal with online retailer Kogan to launch an e sign enabled online rental product by Vanessa Desloires 12 01pm June 25 Vodafone s HD Voice clears way for comeback The embattled telco continues its fightback adding HD Voice technology to its 3G network by Vanessa Desloires 11 59am June 25 1 comment BYOD a stepping stone to mobility Corporate customer focus has shifted from BYOD to mobility strategy according to an IT solutions provider by Vanessa Desloires 11 57am June 25 Insurers get green light to communicate online The passage of the Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2013 gives insurers legal ability to communicate with customers online by Vanessa Desloires 11 51am June 21 Shelving data breach notifications will hurt consumers ACCAN Telco consumer body slams cynical critics of the mooted mandatory data breach notification laws for putting business interests ahead of the safety and privacy of consumers by Vanessa Desloires 11 48am June 21 Online sales net Australian businesses 237bn ABS statistics show a dramatic increase in online sales for local businesses as well as a rise in innovative activity by Vanessa Desloires 11 35am June 21 Braintree branches out in Australia The global payment platform appoints former PayPal executive as head of market development to sharpen focus in Australia by Vanessa Desloires 9 31am June 21 Facebook outage no laughing matter The general reaction to the Facebook service outage was one of mirth but the tone of the response reflects the social network s shifting relevance in today s world by Vanessa Desloires 7 57am June 20 1 comment Australian government IT spending to grow 2 2 in 2013 Government spending on IT product and services in Australia bucks the global downturn in spending by government organisations by Vanessa Desloires 12 19pm June 19 Big data mismanagement a security risk McAfee Latest study shows that only a third of businesses are able to detect security breaches in real time by Vanessa Desloires 9 10am June 19 Oakton seals Dimension Data deal Oakton and Dimension Data join forces to provide integrated cloud and on premise business solutions by Vanessa Desloires 8 59am June 19 Page 1 Training the next generation of digital natives Cyber safety is a hot button issue thanks in large part to the pervasive nature of smart devices But the dizzying rate of adoption is bringing a number of pitfalls for the most vulnerable members of our society children by Vanessa Desloires 12 04pm June 28 1 comment Tornado light beams could turbocharge bandwidth New method of transmitting data in a twisted motion down fibre optic cables has the potential to dramatically boost internet

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  • Rubik unveils COIN Rapid iPad app for financial planners | Business Spectator
    service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further 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 Rubik unveils COIN Rapid iPad app for financial planners Vanessa Desloires 27 Jun 2013 12 24 PM Technology Applications Data Management BYOD Smart Devices Mobility The iPad app will allow financial planners using COIN software to access and update client information while on the road You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password A new iPad app designed by Rubik Financial Limited will help financial planners using COIN software to go mobile and access client data on the road Rubik s managing director of wealth Wayne Wilson said the listed company developed the COIN Rapid app in response to demands from the market COIN Rapid delivers the key client information that is available on COIN Software direct to the users iPad allowing users to access client information at any time and any place he said COIN Rapid comes fully integrated with COIN software to allow users to access key data and portfolio information update personal details of existing clients as well as create new client groups and view and create file notes COIN Rapid will be available to clients who have COIN version 4 1 or later and those that

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  • ING Direct joins smartphone age, launches app | Business Spectator
    users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further 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 ING Direct joins smartphone age launches app Vanessa Desloires 27 Jun 2013 12 15 PM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Global bank s Australian arm launches an app to tackle the massive surge in mobile banking You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password ING Direct has launched an app bringing the bank s services into line with customer s expectations in response to a 280 per cent increase in mobile banking ING Direct s executive director of distribution Lisa Claes said that online banking accounted for 95 per cent of their customer transactions 39 per cent of which were through mobile banking and the number was increasing We know that our mobile customers bank with us more regularly and we want to make that experience easy and intuitive to ensure customers have visibility and control over their personal finances Ms Claes said Ms Claes said a survey conducted by ING Direct in Europe found that 66 per cent of customers felt more in control of their money because of mobile banking a further 62 per cent paid their bills on time as a result and the Australian trends were reflecting these results The app was created in

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  • Optus launches fresh assault on bill shock | Business Spectator
    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 Optus launches fresh assault on bill shock Vanessa Desloires 26 Jun 2013 10 44 AM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Telecommunication Telco delivers on CEO Kevin Russell s promise to focus on existing customers by introducing new plans that stop excessive data usage fees You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Optus has delivered on its promise of tackling bill shock head on with the launch of its new smarter mobile phone plans Optus CEO Kevin Russell earlier this month spoke about Optus number one priority a focus on retaining existing customers and the telco has put its money where its mouth is launching a new range of plans radically changing the way excess data usage is billed Subscribers to the My Plan range available from July 1 will be charged rates starting from 10 for a block of minutes or data over their plan value rather than blanket excess usage fees The managing director of Optus customer division Vicki Brady said consumers often feel there are hidden traps in mobile plans and they don t always have the flexibility to use their phones as they wish So we are delivering Optus My Plan genuinely new plans that offer actual fairness flexibility and transparency The smart plans move users automatically up to the next plan when the overspend and revert back to the original plan at the end of the month allowing users the flexibility to find the plan that best suits their needs The My Plan breakdown Plan Included Standard Minutes Included Data Voice Level 1

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  • PC shipments continue to drop: Gartner | Business Spectator
    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 PC shipments continue to drop Gartner Vanessa Desloires 25 Jun 2013 12 13 PM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Research firm s latest worldwide devices forecast shows an overall increase of 5 9 per cent in device shipment but PCs are struggling to compete smart phones and tablets You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Global PC shipments looks set to continue their decline as the surging demands for smart devices and a trend towards mobility sends tablet shipments through the roof says research firm Gartner According to the firm s latest worldwide devices forecast the combined worldwide shipment of devices including PCs tablets and mobile phones are projected to reach 2 35 billion units in 2013 a 5 9 per cent increase from the previous year However the shipment of traditional PCs looks set to dip 10 2 per cent with 305 million units to be shipped in 2013 Continuing the world s appetite for anywhere anytime access the demand for tablets is projected to rise a whopping 67 9 per cent shipping 202 million units Mobile phones will also continue their dominance growing 4 3 per cent delivering more than 1 8 billion units Worldwide Devices Shipments by Segment Thousands of Units Device Type 2012 2013 2014 PC Desk Based and Notebook 341 273 305 178 289 239 Ultramobile 9 787 20 301 39 824 Tablet 120 203 201 825 276 178 Mobile Phone 1 746 177 1 821 193 1901 188 Total 2 217 440 2 348 497 2 506 429 Source Gartner June 2013 It s not all smooth sailing for the tablet industry however with basic tablets becoming the preference over premium models as entry level offerings entice more people into the market Gartner s research director Ranjit Anwal said

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  • Vodafone's HD Voice clears way for comeback | Business Spectator
    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 Vodafone s HD Voice clears way for comeback Vanessa Desloires 25 Jun 2013 11 59 AM 1 Technology BYOD Smart Devices Telecommunication The embattled telco continues its fightback adding HD Voice technology to its 3G network You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Embattled telco Vodafone continues its comeback fight unveiling High Definitition HD Voice which enables eligible customers to talk on their mobile with unprecedented clarity and noise reduction Following on from the rollout of its 4G network the innovation is an improvement to its 3G system However the technology is only available to users of the latest smartphones including the iPhone 5 Galaxy S2 3 and 4 Sony Xperia Z and SP and the Nokia Lumia Vodafone s chief network officer Benoit Hanssen said aside from the improvement in voice clarity suppression technology reduces background noise and allows users in noisy or crowded spaces to be understood without the need for shouting Features like HD Voice will just further enhance the dominance of the smartphone by making phone conversations sound more natural making it easier for two callers to communicate clearly with the other he said HD Voice uses Wideband Adaptive Multi Rate coding technology doubling the voice bandwith 50 7000 Hz compared to traditional services which operate on lower

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