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Where are smart machines heading in 2015?

Job losses will be on the cards for many IT and call centre workers next year, while more countries will trial driverless cars and drones for delivering goods, analysts predict.

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  • CIO Government

    NSW govt commences talks with Infosys, Unisys for shared services

    The NSW government has established a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Infosys and Unisys to progress detailed discussions for both companies to provide shared ICT services to agencies.

  • Cloud Computing

    Allianz Australia embraces IT-as-a-service

    Allianz Australia’s IT department has moved to a service-oriented model where IT provides for the needs of the business in a timely fashion.

  • CIO Executive

    7 inter-related habits driving high performance

    Many Australian companies are looking for quick fixes and easy answers to ride out difficult economic times, but often don’t realise performance comes down to practicing what they preach.

  • Opinions

    Why Australia is becoming a digital backwater

    Stagnating digital content and delivery is sending a poor message to our western peers and Asia-Pacific neighbours.

  • Change Management

    Living the strategy dream

    Investing and building a new corporate strategy can't just be about planning or theorising, it also requires a healthy dose of change management and review.

  • Security

    Fake passports are big business in underground markets: report

    New identities, fake passports and social security cards have emerged on the hacker market in 2014 as criminals look for more ways to commit fraud, according to a new report by Dell SecureWorks.

  • Cloud Computing

    Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in Australia alleviates data sovereignty concerns: analysts

    IT analysts have welcomed Microsoft’s decision to deliver Office 365 and Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) in two Australian data centres from 2015, saying it will alleviate fears about data sovereignty in the cloud.

  • Data Centre

    Data centre monitoring proves a business winner

    Data centre power consumption and cooling were generating extra costs for Brisbane-based wagering and lottery firm ,Tatts Group, until it rolled out data centre monitoring software.

  • Consumerisation of IT

    Streaming music hits the right note

    Video conferencing and streaming have often been positioned as a way of helping organisations reduce travel costs. But for the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO), the technology is also providing an opportunity to bring a fresh generation of players and listeners into its fold.

  • Data Centre

    Getting the right data centre connection

    After its acquisition of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider Infraserve in March 2014, the International Cloud Integrators & Telecommunications Alliance (iCITA) found itself in need of a new data centre provider.

  • Finance

    Suncorp backs NFC payments, Apple Pay

    Suncorp Bank has revealed it will soon support contactless mobile payments on Apple iOS and Google Android devices.

  • Management

    Google wants you to design the Internet of Things

    Have an idea for how the much-anticipated Internet of Things should operate? If the idea is good enough, Google may pay you to see it to fruition.

  • CIO Executive

    Qantas names new IT head

    Qantas' executive manager, Robert Marcolina, has been promoted to a role that includes IT, following a shake up of the airline's executive team.

  • Everyone loves a good hack

    In this age of cyber security concern, it is amusing that the word “hack” has entered our lexicon. The word has never had a positive connotation and in my view, it’s always a negative. In golf parlance, a “hacker” is not a description that one ever wants to be labeled with.

  • Big Data

    Tackling big data challenges with Hadoop

    Big data and analytics sounds nice in theory but in practice it can be no mean feat. This partly due to limitations in technology and challenges in storage costs and disparate systems, said Eva Andreasson, pioneer of deterministic garbage collection and product manager at Cloudera.