Stories by Patrick Budmar

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Data growth due to duplicate data: Actifio

Organisations are creating so much data that some do not know how much they have or how quickly it is growing, according to Actifio.

AVG becomes a Cloud company with CloudCare

AVG Technologies is moving away from being a traditional antivirus company to become a provider of Cloud services.

AWS is safe, but it can be safer: Trend Micro

Cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) are already secure, though Trend Micro would like to make them safer.

The paperless office is not here yet: Oki

Despite the popularity of BYOD and Cloud, the office is no closer to being paperless than it was a few years ago.

Private Cloud appeal lies in cost, governance: UXC

A growing number of organisations are using the public Cloud, but UXC Cloud Solutions positions the private Cloud as the better option in some use cases.

Mobile devices contributing to storage growth: Seagate

Mobile devices are fast becoming a big driver in the storage space, according to Seagate.

Competing solely on price is not wise: Teradata

It’s not a good idea to just differentiate on price, according to Teradata CTO, Stephen Brobst who spoke about the importance of pricing and innovation at the Teradata Summit in Sydney.

Red Bull Racing taps into faster speeds from AT&T

Red Bull Racing has gained a 2.5 times faster performance boost from AT&T’s network since last year.

Public Cloud is not for everybody: Brocade

Despite all of the market hype, Brocade does not expect the public Cloud to appeal to every organisation.

Business gamification works when it is functional, not fun

Gamification in enterprise applications should focus on being functional instead of fun, according to motivation design expert, Jason Fox.

IT salaries to be mostly flat for 2014: Robert Walters

Robert Walters expects 2014's IT salaries to grow by 2.3 per cent nationally, and by one per cent in NSW.

The datacentre of today has no place tomorrow: Eaton

The datacentre landscape is continually shifting and evolving, meaning there is no room for complacency, according to Eaton.

The Internet of Things has potential for innovation: Riverbed

The "Internet of Things" promises to create new business models, improve business processes and reduce costs and risks, according to Riverbed.

Australians open-minded about Big Data: Cloudera

Australian has shown an openness to try certain technologies earlier than other markets, and Cloudera identifies Big Data as one of those early adopter technologies.

Unstructured data growth is big, but not surprising: CommVault

One of the biggest drivers for change in 2013 was the rapid growth of unstructured data, according to CommVault A/NZ area vice president, Bryan Stibbard.