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  • Charles Clarke | Business Spectator
    the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics 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 Charles Clarke Rethinking business continuity IT downtime whether planned or unplanned still gives organisations headaches but the potential to cut costs through well managed multi tiered data recovery has never been bigger by Charles Clarke 9 21am December 17 Safeguarding against data disasters With virualisation on the rise companies need to ensure that all the eggs aren t in the one basket and here are four tips to build an effective disaster recovery strategy by Charles Clarke 10 00am June 04 Rethinking business continuity IT downtime whether planned or unplanned still gives organisations headaches but the potential to cut costs through well managed multi tiered data recovery has never been bigger by Charles Clarke 9 21am December 17 Safeguarding against data disasters With virualisation on the rise companies need to ensure that all the eggs aren t in the one basket and here are four tips to build an effective disaster recovery strategy by Charles Clarke 10 00am June 04 Search

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  • Invest in new technology, invest in organisational change | Business Spectator
    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 Invest in new technology invest in organisational change Graham Jackson 13 Dec 2013 11 04 AM Technology Applications Industries Retail Fulfilling the true potential of any new technology investment requires a comprehensive rethink of just what the change means to your organisation 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 Too often companies fail to reach the potential of their technology investment through failing to grapple with the need for organisational change Similarly when deciding to invest in new commerce capabilities businesses not just in Australia but across the globe need to appreciate the full ramifications across the whole organisation to achieve the best results and a solid return on investment To engage with customers seamlessly across multiple channels omni channel well it takes more than buying the right technology it requires implementing changes in culture training and operational practices There is no use spending millions on an online store for example if you ve got salespeople in your bricks and mortar stores on commission for sales through the till Many brands and retailers often overlook the need to incentivise shop floor staff to embrace the online store and use it to their advantage to increase sales If they view it as taking away from their sales targets or commissions they won t use it as effectively as they could to boost the customer experience Businesses need to change the culture of differentiating between their online store and the bricks and mortar store they are both commerce channels They both have the same objective to sell as much of your company s products as possible The online store if used well can complement the bricks and mortar store and help overcome showrooming It can enhance the customer experience through the ability to check out customers waiting in queues at peak times via an iPad for example Or give the sales assistant the ability to order a product that is currently out of stock in the shop and have it delivered direct to the customer s home reducing the chances of the customer walking out and buying from another competitor s store It s not just the customer service team that need the right training and incentives but organisational change must extend through the business from call centre to marketing merchandising product buyers IT management and the board The entire organisation needs to understand how to use the technology for

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  • Graham Jackson | Business Spectator
    its history of disappointment a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics 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 Graham Jackson Invest in new technology invest in organisational change Fulfilling the true potential of any new technology investment requires a comprehensive rethink of just what the change means to your organisation by Graham Jackson 11 04am December 13 Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators Scoreboard Dollar bounce Adam Carr 11 min

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  • Are Australian organisations ready for new Privacy laws? | Business Spectator
    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 Data is a valuable business resource especially in our increasingly digital world That s why Big Data is such a hot IT trend right now as companies hold increasing amounts of data on their customers and internal operations to enable them to make better business decisions So does more data increase a company s risk threat profile The answer is in most cases yes In reality a Big Data database may have records on the same number of people but it is Big Data because it contains larger richer records which can then be analysed and correlated to identify everything from business trends to crime fighting For example an online retailer may track a person s activity on their website over the last six months purchase decisions credit cards used items placed in a cart but never purchased as well as other personal profile and activity details So for a cybercriminal looking for credit card numbers this may be a particularly attractive source of their target data as well as a wealth of other information they may be able to sell on the cyber underground Customer data has moved higher up the agenda recently with the changes in Australian privacy legislation due to take effect early next year The Federal Government is looking to make companies more accountable for protecting customer information The Privacy Commissioner will be granted more powers to impose penalties including substantial fines on businesses that do not take adequate steps to protect customer data While the Privacy Alerts Bill 2013 which would mandate companies to report data breaches to the Privacy Commissioner and to affected customers did not pass in the Senate the privacy legislation that is coming into force in March 2014 significantly strengthens the powers of the Privacy Commissioner to investigate data breaches Therefore the financial brand reputation and other impacts of a data loss are potentially staggering Everyone is impacted by these changes The principals of the current Privacy Amendment Act passed on 29 November 2012 are different for government agencies IPPs and businesses NPPs but will become unified as a single set called the Australian Privacy Principals APPs The new legislation will also introduce 13 new APPs as well as significant changes to some of the existing principles This means Australian companies urgently need to re evaluate their IT security and ensure they have the layered defences in place to stop data leakage Their security posture needs to address all angles of data loss from a simple internal error or a purposeful attack by a malicious insider right the way through to being able to detect and block the most sophisticated targeted attacks They must also maintain pro active measures to mitigate cyber crime risks particularly against increasingly

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  • Gerry Tucker | Business Spectator
    case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics 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 Gerry Tucker Are Australian organisations ready for new Privacy laws Many companies are still not fully aware of the changes the revised Privacy Act will bring and compliance doesn t guarantee safety by Gerry Tucker 11 07am December 10 Top five tips to master BYOD security New innovations in enterprise technology only seem to be making it harder for CIOs to protect their workplace from prying cyber criminals Here s some hints on how to handle one of the most pervasive tech trends the bring your own device revolution by Gerry Tucker 11 32am May 13 2 comments Are Australian organisations ready for new Privacy laws Many companies are still not fully aware of the changes the revised Privacy Act will bring and compliance doesn t guarantee safety by Gerry Tucker 11 07am December 10 Top five tips to master BYOD security New innovations in enterprise technology only seem to be making it harder for CIOs to protect their workplace from prying cyber criminals Here s some hints on how to handle one of the most pervasive tech

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  • Pure Storage inks partnership with Blue Connections | Business Spectator
    Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics 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 Pure Storage inks partnership with Blue Connections Harrison Polites 10 Dec 2013 11 05 AM Technology Applications Big Data Deal serves as the first major win since the US flash storage firm s Australian debut 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 Melbourne based IT solutions provider Blue Connections has partnered with all flash enterprise storage firm Pure Storage to bolster its own assortment of storage solutions The terms of the deal were not disclosed however the partnership serves as the first major win for Pure Storage s Australian arm which officially launched in region last October The agreement also comes off the back of a 12 month hunt by Blue Connections for a enterprise storage partner The decision to go all flash was non negotiable for Blue Connections We assessed the market and it quickly became clear that flash is the future Blue Connections GM Wayne Morris said in a statement Pure Storage s FlashArray is suited

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  • Patients, doctors at odds over electronic medical records access: study | Business Spectator
    unparalleled Google Analytics 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 Patients doctors at odds over electronic medical records access study Harrison Polites 10 Dec 2013 10 34 AM Technology Applications Industries Health and Pharmaceuticals Considerable gap highlighted between doctor and consumer attitudes towards electronic access to medical records 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 Doctors and patients are at odds on whether patients should have full access to their own electronic medical records ERM a new study has found Out of a survey of over 1000 patients across Australia 78 per cent said they should have full access to their ERM but only 22 per cent confirmed that this is what they currently have The results from health IT provider Accenture s latest study also correlate with figures from an earlier survey from the firm which found that only 18 per cent of Australian doctors believe that patients should have access to their own records The health sector is developing more advanced electronic capabilities to support clinical decision making and more integrated care Consumer engagement is a part of this but not necessarily a primary driver managing director of Accenture s health business Leigh Donoghue

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  • The top 5 smart devices of 2013 | Business Spectator
    to run and this is where the iPad nails it While most Android tablet apps are just upscale versions of their smartphone counterparts with Facebook being the most famous examples apps for the iPad have been properly optimised to take full advantage of the extra screen real estate The new iPad mini with retina display is a great alternative for those who prefer a smaller form factor but the roomier 9 7 inch display of the iPad Air is a better option for those who like to use their tablets for productivity as well as content consumption Macbook Air 13 inch Apple s also at the top of the table when it comes to Ultrabooks with the 13 inch Macbook Air the undisputed king on battery life and offers the best balance between power and portability With the display set to 50 per cent brightness we were able to comfortably achieve 14 hours of streaming video over Wi Fi browsing the web and editing documents before we finally needed to reach for the charger This means that your iPad is more likely to run out of juice before the Macbook Air does It s also incredibly thin measuring in at 17mm when folded shut If you simply need to have the best possible battery life and you re happy to sacrifice the high resolution retina display to get there then look no further than the 13 inch Macbook Air If you re looking for a bit more power and a higher resolution display the Macbook Pro is also a great choice and still offers an outstanding 12 hour battery life Playstation 4 or Xbox One The console wars have certainly ticked up a notch before Christmas with Sony s Playstation 4 and Microsoft s Xbox One vying for supremacy The launch lineup is admittedly thin especially when compared to the vast library of games available on the older consoles but after you experience the visuals of next gen you won t want to go back The speed of the user interface on both machines is like night and day when compared with their predecessors and the ability to multitask between games and apps is finally a reality In a move that is likely to bother brick and mortar stores but please end users all retail PS4 and Xbox One games can be purchased and downloaded via the Playstation store and Xbox Live marketplace respectively The new consoles also have the unique ability to play games even while they are still downloading This might seem trivial but when you consider that PS4 and Xbox One games can be anywhere between 40GB to 50GB in size it s an appreciated convenience Much like the app store model on smartphones and tablets developers can now self publish games and apps to the new consoles Microsoft has taken this a step further by effectively allowing retail units to act as development kits This is a boon for indie developers who would otherwise need to

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