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  • Jeremy Wagstaff - Reuters | Business Spectator
    Data engines Formula One racing is quickly evolving into a strong metaphor for an industrialised internet F1 racing teams are putting pressure cooker data analytics through its paces and other industries should pay attention by Jeremy Wagstaff Reuters 9 42am October 25 Who has vision to crack the smartwatch Samsung s Galaxy Gear is the latest attempt by tech heavyweights to exploit a brand new form factor While the market potential is immense redefining the genre is easier said than done by Jeremy Wagstaff Reuters 6 27am September 05 Why the iPhone no longer the apple of Asia s eye A combination of iPhone fatigue and nimbler competition has seen Apple s iconic smartphone lose its shine among Asia s well heeled consumers by Jeremy Wagstaff Reuters 10 41am February 04 Myanmar s lagging mobile revolution The telco market isn t moving fast enough for the citizens of Myanmar A lack of services has become a political issue for the country and a lack of progress is only exaggerating the issue by Jeremy Wagstaff Reuters 11 09am January 22 Game over for the e reader Our growing love affair with tablets is making things hard for its shelfbound sibling the e reader by Jeremy Wagstaff Reuters 11 37am October 31 Samsung s shaky sphere of influence Samsung s efforts to build strong relationships with its users have been halting at best but the company may be making some headway when it comes to fostering brand loyalty by Jeremy Wagstaff Reuters 11 29am September 10 Redefining the smartphone We ve come to accept what a smartphone should look like with touch screens and icons But the rectangles with rounded corners look could well give way to a brand new design paradigm by Jeremy Wagstaff Reuters 11 49am September 04 Testing Facebook s Asian grip The 100 billion dollar social network s growth in Asia is slowing and it s one market that could make or break its mobile plans by Jeremy Wagstaff Reuters 10 54am May 18 Beating social media stress Social media is more than just a hobby for many young adults and is quickly becoming a key source of stress for many worn down by the need to constantly maintain their online lives by Jeremy Wagstaff Reuters 11 23am May 11 A Samsung Galaxy without the Deathstar Samsung may have experienced a meteoric rise with its smartphones but could its long term relationship with Google s Android be its looming pitfall by Jeremy Wagstaff Reuters 10 19am May 04 Formula One revs up its Big Data engines Formula One racing is quickly evolving into a strong metaphor for an industrialised internet F1 racing teams are putting pressure cooker data analytics through its paces and other industries should pay attention by Jeremy Wagstaff Reuters 9 42am October 25 Who has vision to crack the smartwatch Samsung s Galaxy Gear is the latest attempt by tech heavyweights to exploit a brand new form factor While the market potential is immense redefining

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  • VMware profit beats estimates as licensing revenue jumps | Business Spectator
    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 VMware profit beats estimates as licensing revenue jumps Reuters 22 Oct 2013 8 30 AM Technology Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Shares rise 4 per cent on results 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 Cloud software maker VMware Inc reported a higher than expected quarterly profit as licensing revenue rose 15 per cent sending its shares higher in extended trading VMware controlled by data storage equipment maker EMC Corp sells virtualization software which enables the creation of a virtual machine that acts like a real computer with an operating system This helps companies use server and storage space more efficiently and reduce IT costs The strength in the quarter was licenses they had a very good license quarter and that s kind of front and centre for investors FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives said It seems the company is poised to see a nice reacceleration in license revenue heading into 2014 he said VMware s shares were up 4 per cent at US86 18 in extended trading VMware raised the high end of its full year revenue forecast range in July to US5 26 billion from US5 24 billion saying federal government demand and enterprise deals were likely to pick up in the second half Over the last year the company has been renewing its enterprise licensing contracts at a higher rate and adding more enterprise customers Mizuho Securities USA analyst Abhey Lamba

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/10/22/technology/vmware-profit-beats-estimates-licensing-revenue-jumps (2014-01-12)
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  • Big Data and the return of bigger computers | Business Spectator
    that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Big data means big computers and good news for Cray Inc The pioneer of supercomputers in the 1970s stood on the brink of obscurity 20 years ago but is now surging back to prominence Its shares have almost doubled over the past 12 months The explosion of data measuring weather traffic health and countless other areas coupled with a desire to tease meaning out of it demands greater computing power than is accessible via standard machines The assumption was that supercomputers were cliché five years ago People thought I can run my simulation on my laptop said Barry Bolding a Cray vice president at the company s Seattle headquarters last week That may have been true so long as the data associated wasn t growing as well But raw data is being created in exabytes as we sit here More data means bigger computer bigger computer means more data Experts estimate that 2 5 exabytes or 2 5 billion gigabytes of data are now generated every day and the world s capacity to store that data is doubling every 40 months which all plays to Cray s strengths A basic Cray cabinet costs 500 000 and up and is roughly the size of a refrigerator Big customers can group 200 or more into massive supercomputers worth hundreds of millions of dollars such as Titan at the US Department of Energy s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Titan completed by Cray last year is the world s third fastest supercomputer takes up the size of a basketball court and can perform more than 20 000 trillion calculations a second To be sure most companies will never need that scale or can process what they need through multiple machines running in tandem on a high speed network or in the cloud which for many projects works out cheaper and more power efficient What makes supercomputers different is that they can make a huge number of interconnected calculations at the same time rather than a consecutive list of unconnected calculations which makes them good for running complex simulations and mining unrelated data For example weather apps on smartphones are based on vast models run by research agencies on supercomputers Financial firms can detect online fraud or cybersecurity breaches in seconds rather than days by using supercomputer models which would take days on standard set ups Big data is a new term but arguably the supercomputer market was the original home of big data and Cray has been dealing with it forever said Steve Conway an analyst at tech research firm IDC Market on fire The Seattle based company with just over 900 employees and a market value of around 940 million has changed ownership several times but was started in 1972 by Seymour Cray the father of supercomputing With a recent resurgence in supercomputers Cray is garnering Wall Street s attention This June it sold one of its new XC30 supercomputers to

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/10/21/technology/big-data-and-return-bigger-computers (2014-01-12)
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  • Bill Rigby - Reuters | Business Spectator
    Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Bill Rigby Reuters Amazon s drone delivery grounded for now Amazon com boss Jeff Bezos radical plan sounds like a lot of fun but it s unlikely to get off the ground in a hurry by Bill Rigby Reuters 9 58am December 04 Big Data and the return of bigger computers The explosion of data and the rise of analytics is good news for Cray Inc a company that aims to place a refrigerator sized supercomputer in every office by Bill Rigby Reuters 8 45am October 21 Steve Ballmer s Microsoft misstep Microsoft s outgoing CEO never got the respect he deserved while none can doubt his commitment to the software giant it was execution that ultimately let him down by Bill Rigby Reuters 6 03am August 26 Steve Ballmer s Microsoft misstep Microsoft s outgoing CEO never got the respect he deserved while none can doubt his commitment to the software giant it was execution that ultimately let him down by Bill Rigby Reuters 6 02am August 26 Steve Ballmer s Microsoft misstep Microsoft s outgoing CEO never got the respect he deserved while none can doubt his commitment to the software giant it was execution that ultimately let him down by Bill Rigby Reuters 5 57am August 26 Microsoft s patchy investment history Microsoft is forking out US2 billion to lend Michael Dell a hand to buy back his company It s the latest in a number of major investments made by the company in its 37 year history and here s what its track record looks like by Bill Rigby Reuters 9 05am February 06 Why Windows 8 lost its corporate mojo The launch of a new Windows operating system was usually a big deal for enterprises but not anymore In fact the release of Windows 8 this week is likely to be a non event for most companies by Bill Rigby Reuters 7 32am October 23 App choices and the platforms war Developing apps for the iPhone might have been a no brainer so far but many internet publishers are having to make some tough calls about which mobile platforms are worth the investment by Bill Rigby Reuters 11 05am October 03 Microsoft s heir apparent Windows 8 could be the ticket for Steve Sinofsky to become the head honcho at Microsoft and he certainly has what it takes to take Steve Ballmer s crown by Bill Rigby Reuters 9 37am March 01 Amazon s drone delivery grounded for now Amazon com boss Jeff Bezos radical plan sounds like a lot of fun but it s unlikely to get off the ground in a hurry by Bill Rigby Reuters 9 58am December 04 Big Data and the return of bigger computers The explosion of data and the rise of analytics is good news for Cray Inc a company that aims to place a refrigerator sized supercomputer in every office by Bill Rigby Reuters

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/contributor/bill-rigby-reuters (2014-01-12)
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  • Big Data | Business Spectator
    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 Big Data Intuit s Quickbooks primes for an Aussie assault US firm aims to lead the Australian cloud computing accounting software market with its new web app by Harrison Polites 11 47am October 18 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 Big Data is good for answers not for questions Big data is good at predicting outcomes but does a poorer job of explaining the causes that drive them It can only provide answers for the right types of questions by Michael Wade 7 12am October 11 2 comments University of Queensland partners with SAP in mobility analytics research project SAP to provide a 1terabyte SAP HANA and extra funding as part of the deal by Harrison Polites 11 51am October 10 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 A BI infusion for healthcare providers BI is shaping up to be more than just a band aid solution for the healthcare sector With its ability to provide access to real time information the trend is enabling healthcare workers to gain powerful insights by Phillip Beniac 7 39am October 07 1 comment Why the world s most evil corporation is turning to Big Data It turns out Monsanto needs a little help with its mission to create genetically modified chemically enhanced supercrops that are resistant to everything the planet could throw at them by Rebecca Grant VentureBeat 9 44am October 04 Big Data doesn t belong to IT When businesses hear the phrase big data they often assume it s a IT problem best left to the techies They couldn t be more wrong by Tristan Sternson 8 21am October 02 1 comment 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 A Big Data makeover for telcos Telcos capture trillions of bytes of unstructured information about their customers suppliers and operations

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/technology/applications/big-data?page=1 (2014-01-12)
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  • Big Data | Business Spectator
    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 Big Data The next big crunch facing Australian companies Business once relied on the insights that came from a strong personal relationship between supplier and customer The successful companies of the future will be those who understand the strength in numbers by Robert Gottliebsen 6 56am January 03 30 comments 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 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 Pure Storage inks partnership with Blue Connections Deal serves as the first major win since the US flash storage firm s Australian debut by Harrison Polites 11 05am December 10 Will open data lead to open government The way we engage with the government is set to get a digital makeover but an open innovation agenda doesn t necessarily equate to citizen engagement by Sarah Barns 7 43am December 05 1 comment 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 Turning Internet of Things into a growth engine The next wave of innovation promises to drive economic growth but the private sector and governments will have to make important investments in infrastructure training and education by Paul Wallbank 6 32am December 03 4 comments What if networks had a user facing nervous system There is a major shift underway for traditional IT businesses with the focus on technology and machines swiftly giving way to an age of users and applications by Damien Murphy and Russ Elsner 9 25am December 02 1 comment 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 Technology and taxes A tough nut to crack Corporate taxpayers are still making clerical mistakes on the GST to the tune of over 1 billion in the last three years Taxation compliance and reporting is hard work but it doesn t need to be by Peter Boyle 9 35am November 27 Is Australia ready for the Internet of Things While we flounder with our broadband options the global market is getting more connected

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  • A view from the G-cloud | Business Spectator
    deployed quickly as well as responsive to demand Technology is evolving constantly and so are the unexpected challenges for governments terrorism recession natural disasters slow economic growth are just few examples So citizens expect their government to take proactive measures to monitor and mitigate these risks Current smart governments have started to leverage the scalability and agility of cloud services to drive the initiatives to provide value for money to the taxpayer Government cloud G Cloud is the evolution of the traditional government services to a catalyst to revolutionize the way IT is used G cloud will create a platform for future governments who will be confronting bigger challenges like huge demand due to increase in population rapid urbanisation and technological obsolescence G Cloud will be the game changer for the future governments as they will be able to match the demand with real time reporting pro actively devise better service delivery mechanism to common man G Cloud requires a well planned road map which involves three major framework iterations Digital services transformation This can be described as the imperative to better enable more online service delivery through key technologies such as mobile applications Open Data and Cloud computing A recent Market Analyst report mentioned that there is a shift from capital intensive IT investments to affordable operational IT expenditure and Asia Pacific governments will spend more than US100 billion on IT in 2014 Gone are the days when Adam used to get surprised that despite the heavy traffic all his key document verification tax returns submission and auditing is done over cloud within no time Now when he makes a tax saving investment it directly gets verified and updated in the IT department linked to his citizen ID avoiding the need for document verification by citizen Along with the confirmation of this saving on mobile he receives suggestions with comparisons of similar government accredited tax saving investment offerings for the remaining taxable amount Even credit card payment entries for tax exempted payments are updated in IT department without any duplication IT returns filing is just a one click verification of these entries in the year end All government systems and applications are always accessed by millions so sizing a system in silo for a particular capacity is not a viable option as it is often rapidly overwhelmed Sharing resources will provide flexibility for scalability enable high load levels and improve service management Cloud services along with datacentre consolidation for cross government economies of scale will reduce the inherent costs and complexity of traditional on premise server based systems Security data governance concerns of government departments can be resolved by utilising the assurance levels and benefits of different cloud computing models private public cloud and categorising the government applications based on the sensitivity of data Public sector organizations can access their hosted ICT from a secure and cost effective shared environment of G Cloud through the public network A complex IT environment with diverse technologies devices and methods makes it

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/12/5/technology/view-g-cloud (2014-01-12)
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  • Pradeep Bindal | Business Spectator
    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 Pradeep Bindal A view from the G cloud Government ICT has seen a significant change over the last few years with smart governments starting to leverage the scalability and agility of the cloud to drive value for money initiatives by Pradeep Bindal 7 44am December 05 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

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