Stories by Len Rust

Australia tops cyber crime list

Australia has the highest incidence of cyber crime in the world, according to a global survey of nine countries by software security vendor, AVG.

Limited WiMax growth in Australia

The Asia/Pacific region can expect to be home to some 43 million WiMax subscribers by the end of 2013 and to generate estimated revenues of close to $US11 billion at a compound annual growth rate of 45 per cent (2007-2013). However, Australia will only make up two per cent of the Asia/Pacific region's WiMax subscriber base by 2013.

Do-not-call register comes up short

With the Australian Government's Do Not Call Register celebrating its first full year of operation this month, findings from the Dimension Data Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Report 2008 revealed that it has not adversely affected Australia's largest contact centres.

Ten technologies that will disrupt

Social networking technologies, Web mashups, multi-core and hybrid processors, and cloud computing are amongst the 10 most disruptive technologies that will shape the IT landscape over the next five years, according to research firm Gartner.

Aussies worth watching

This week the spotlight falls on Response Education Services, Bio Recognition Systems, FlowBiz, FreeConnect, Rinex Technology, and IQ Design

Server shipments continue to rise

Server shipments worldwide increased 7.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2008 compared with the first quarter of last year, while worldwide server revenue for the same period climbed 4.3 per cent, according to Gartner.

Aussie bosses turn blind eye to cyber bullying

Almost half of victims of cyber bullying attacks in the workplace have not been taken seriously by their employers when seeking support and assistance, according to a survey of 1782 employees by Australia's leading online career network, LinkMe.com.au.

Security spend is strong Down Under

The Australia and New Zealand security solutions market reached more than $US1 billion in 2007 and is set to continue to grow at a CAGR of 11.8 per cent to reach more than $US2 billion by 2012, according to IDC.

Aussies worth watching

The spotlight this week falls on Superconnect, Task Retail Technology, Innovative Technology Services, @mail, Meridian Health Informatics, and Roam Interactive

Australia's ICT industry - Where next?

A cursory overview of Australia's position in the regional and global arenas indicates we are a developing country with an economy still largely driven by the export of minerals and agricultural products.

Managed comms services take off

The value of the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) market for enterprise ICT outsourcing and managed services is expected to exceed $US29.5 billion in 2008, an 11 per cent increase over 2007, according to IDC. The research company expects value-added managed services or discrete outsourcing to outperform the market with 16 per cent growth, reaching $US9.1 billion in 2008.

Big opportunities in integration

Building on a strong customer base, and forecast to record consistently high annual growth until 2011, the enterprise application integration (EAI) services market will emerge as the largest opportunity in Asia/Pacific's (excluding Japan) IT services space, according to information released by Springboard Research.

Services growth hits double digits

Worldwide IT services revenue totalled $US748 billion in 2007, a 10.5 per cent increase from 2006 revenue of $US677 billion, according to Gartner.