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nbn has released its Corporate Plan for 2017-2010. If the government-owned corporation can be believed, the national broadband network is on track to connect 8 million active end users by 2020. But how many of these will be fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) compared to fibre-to-the-node (FTTN), hybrid fibre co-axial (HFC) and fixed wireless/satellite? This chart breaks down the numbers, along with how much each technology actually costs.

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Last week, Australian pizza chain Eagle Boys entered into voluntary administration which is usually a death knell for struggling businesses. If you're wondering why this once-dominant franchise is in danger of shutting down, the following chart from Roy Morgan Research paints a pretty stark picture.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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If you can't remember the last time you received a pay rise, it might mean you suck at your job. Alternatively, you can blame Australian wage growth, which has fallen to the lowest level on record. The latest wage price index from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows just how bleak things have become.

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For many Australian businesses, Windows Phone is the employee device of choice due to OS familiarity, sophisticated security and attractive pricing. However, if you're in the market for a new fleet of handsets, Microsoft could be a riskier option than you think. As this chart shows, overall sales of Windows Phone devices has shrunk every quarter since 2015.

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Check Point Software has released a new study analysing the authenticity of business apps on thousands of iOS devices. It discovered that the majority of enterprise certificates for these apps were linked to mystery developers with shady reputations. Just what are your employees downloading?

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The latest gender parity report from Roy Morgan Research shows there is still room for improvement in the Australian workforce. While there has been a slight increase in the number of women employed (up 2 per cent from 2006), there remains a dramatic gender imbalance in many industries and occupation categories; particularly when it comes to high paying jobs. Women also continue to ear less than men in the same occupations.

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When the time comes to update your work phone fleet, you might want to consider an Android rollout over Windows Phone or iOS. As this graph shows, Google's operating system is the most dominant OS by far -- which means employees are a lot more likely to be familiar with it.

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Yesterday, Dick Smith's receivers announced that all 363 stores across Australia and New Zealand will be closing down over the next eight weeks. It was a sad and ignoble end to one of Australia's most beloved tech retailers...Except it wasn't actually that beloved at all. As this graph from Roy Morgan Research points out, customer satisfaction with the franchise was significantly lower than any of its competitors and had been spiraling downward for years.

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The following charts look at Australia’s full- and part-time employment data over the past 37 years. As you can see, there has been a notable shift in employment trends, with part-time work rising at the expense of full-time employment.

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The Australian media industry relies primarily on advertising dollars to stay afloat. This is bad news for traditional/print media platforms, which have seen their ad spend plummet dramatically over the past few years -- and it's only going to get worse. This graph from investment banking firm Morgan Stanley paints an extremely grim forecast for print's future.

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Cisco has released its Annual Security Report for 2016 which analyses the most compelling cybersecurity trends and issues facing IT professionals today. This infographic breaks down all of the key findings, from the latest security measures employed by the industry to the new ways hackers are breaking through these defenses.

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CES 2016: In 2008, the total number of streaming hours worldwide was estimated at 0.1 billion. Today, it's 42.5 billion. That's an astronomical increase in just seven years -- and its only going to keep growing. In another seven years, most free-to-air networks will be as good as dead.

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CommBank has compiled transaction data from December 2014 to show the quietest and busiest shopping periods over the month. If you still haven't done your Christmas shopping, this graph can help you to avoid the Christmas rush. And if you work in retail, use it to prepare for the storm...

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Determining Australia's economic health can be pretty difficult for the layman -- with gloomy economist forecasts, dubious government spin and constant mud-flinging in Parliament, the overall picture is never crystal clear. Thankfully, our chums over at Business Insider have produced some graphs on the topic -- and the outlook is rosier than you might think.