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  • Cirrus Networks signs $4.6 million in contracts via new strategy

    By Brian Karlovsky | 30 March, 2015 15:39

    Western Australian integrator, Cirrus Networks, has landed three major contracts worth more than $4.6 million as part of a strategy to move away from the mining and gas industries.

  • Invigor uses Big Data to slice prices for consumers

    By Brian Karlovsky | 30 March, 2015 14:16

    Data analtyics group, Invigor, is using Big Data to slice and dice prices for consumers with its new real-time price comparison browser plug-in, Shopping Ninja.

  • Lenz leaves Ingram Micro for Hills

    By Julia Talevski | 30 March, 2015 13:14

    Ingram Micro enterprise technology group senior director, David Lenz, has left the distributor after seven years.

  • IN PICTURES: 2015 Royal Easter Show, Sydney (+62 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 30 March, 2015 07:50

    The Royal Easter Show is on the face of it hardly a tech-heads dream but below the surface, of course, runs a rich vein of technology. In fact, technology is everywhere at the Show. From the rides to the fireworks to the special effects, the lights, even the precision driving, there is technology involved. And then there is the ubiquitous smartphone. It's everywhere you look. So without further ado, welcome to the Show. Photos of the night session by editorial director, MIKE GEE. Equipment: Canon EOS 6D DSLR full frame camera and Canon EOS 24-70mm f2.8 L lens.

  • Fujitsu develops thin, solar-powered IoT beacon

    By Tim Hornyak | 26 March, 2015 12:42

    In a move that could help spread IoT (Internet of Things) devices, Fujitsu has developed a thin, flexible IoT beacon that can send out location and ID information to smartphones and other mobile devices.

Round Table
  • Roundtable: Improving the channel's bottom line

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 June, 2010 17:32

    How to retain profitability within the channel is an issue vendors, distributors and resellers have to constantly stay focused on

  • Cloud Computing: Outsourcing 2.0?

    By Nadia Cameron | 29 March, 2010 09:22

    Cloud computing is being touted as a completely new way of delivering technology, yet many of the solutions on offer sound surprisingly similar to traditional outsourcing. So what is the difference between the two?

  • Business transformation

    By Nadia Cameron | 22 April, 2009 13:33

    Managed services providers (MSPs) attending ARN’s recent roundtable claimed a proactive approach around delivering technology could be a business enabler for end users. It also allowed the service provider to move up and talk to higher levels of management, which brought about a better understanding of the business requirements and demands.

  • The sweet spot

    By Nadia Cameron | 22 April, 2009 13:31

    SMBs have always been thought of as the sweet spot for managed services providers, but many are also experiencing strong take-up in the mid-tier through to enterprise space.

  • Feature: Managed services matters

    By Trevor Clarke | 22 April, 2009 13:26

    It may be the silver lining in an otherwise stormy economy, but that doesn’t mean the managed services game is not without its challenges. TREVOR CLARKE reports.

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Opinions
  • Same-day delivery's big chance

    By Evan Schuman | 07 January, 2015 01:31

    Stats about online retailers' holiday performance poured into my inbox as the year ended, but one in particular really caught my eye. Amazon noted that its final Christmas Prime Now (same-day delivery) order was placed on Dec. 24 at 10:24 p.m. -- and was delivered 42 minutes later, at 11:06 p.m.

  • Top 10 tech industry megatrends of 2015

    By Michael Friedenberg | 22 November, 2014 15:40

    "Futurology has always bounced around between common sense, nonsense and a healthy dose of wishful thinking." That's how a 2012 Scientific American article summed up the history of prediction. Our compelling annual urge to predict the future traces back to the ancient Greeks and their Delphic Oracle--so who am I to argue with such venerable tradition? Here's my top 10 countdown for the shape of our industry in 2015:

  • Watson shows the power of intelligent computing

    By Rob Enderle | 11 October, 2014 00:18

    At IBM's Think Forum in New York, CEO Ginni Rometty took us through the success and future of Watson, IBM's automated decision engine. This technology fascinates me because it's the first major step to change the basic computing paradigm.

  • Physical Layer management in 10G to 40G/100G Ethernet migration

    By Pat Thompson | 27 August, 2014 06:27

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Security Manager's Journal: Giving thanks for SIEM

    By J.F. Rice | 03 December, 2013 17:24

    This tool helps with a lot more than telling you at a glance about the threats you face.

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