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Chinese multinational Huawei has announced grand plans for its cloud computing arm. In short, it wants to form a global "cloud alliance" with telco partners around the world. This will allow for greater collaboration on the delivery of cloud solutions for international enterprises, similar to how airline alliances operate today.

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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Public cloud services spending in Australia is set to reach $5.55 billion (US$4.18 billion) by the end of the year, while the global market is expected to hit $276.73 billion (US$208.6 billion). But surprisingly, a large number of organisations still have no plans to use cloud services, according to analyst firm Gartner. Read on to find out more.

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As businesses begin to adopt cloud technology to reduce their operating costs, more and more are falling victim to cloud bill shock -- where the unseen costs of support, tools or skills can eat into planned budgets. GorillaStack allows IT managers to automate their cloud infrastructure and receive real-time notifications about their expenses, tools which can save up to 40 per cent on cloud deployments.

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Cloud computing is a hot topic right now but there’s a real lack of clarity surrounding the solution. Before you sign on the dotted line, there are a whole host of business considerations that you need to make. We’ve collated the most important business considerations to help you identify which option makes more business sense.

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Australian organisations love cloud computing for a host of reasons, one of which is because they assume it will save their business money. But IT analyst firm Gartner warns that it's unrealistic to think that cloud will bring guaranteed savings. Here's why.

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Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has gained traction with organisations that want to speed up the deployment of IT and lower the total cost of ownership for IT assets. As companies progress further on their IaaS journey, they should consider adopting a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) model. Here's why.

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Today, Microsoft reported solid quarterly earnings, and investors are pleased. The stock is up about three per cent after hours. Unlike Netflix and its subscriber numbers, or Facebook and its monthly active users, there’s no single stat for Microsoft that made Wall Street happy. Instead, Microsoft offered a mix of solid metrics that showed that the company’s master plan is proceeding right according to schedule.

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The American computer pioneer often known simply as "Lick" imagined many of the concepts that are now core to the way we use and interact with technology. He provided both ideas and funding for graphical computing, point-and-click interfaces, digital libraries and banking or shopping online. From IBM to the US military's advanced research agency (DARPA) and MIT, his vision in the 1960s ultimately inspired the Internet and even parts of Unix. Here's what you may not know about J.C.R Licklider, pioneer of cybernetics, psychoacoustics and artificial intelligence.

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It's the dream of many and the inspiration for a number of science fiction stories: transferring the mind to an immortal robot body or uploading your consciousness into a network of computers. But unfortunately, there are insurmountable barriers to separating the body and the mind which prevents this from ever becoming a reality.

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The emergence of internet of things (IoT) has altered the requirements for identity and access management (IAM) in businesses. With a vast amount of electronic devices communicating directly with each other, IAM in an IoT world is no longer just about defining a relationship between a human and a machine. All IoT entities, be it people, application, services or devices require an identity. Here are some tips from Gartner on implementing a successful IAM strategy for IoT within organisations.

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Cloud computing, by its very nature, transcends location, geography and territorial boundaries. Data accessed in one country might be stored half way across the world, or even in servers in multiple countries. International law, on the other hand, sees the world through the lens of various jurisdictions, which are inherently linked to location, geography and territorial boundaries. So when cloud computing and international law interact, sometimes the results can be highly problematic.

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In a recent study by Tech Research Asia for NetApp, 468 business and IT leaders across Australia and New Zealand were asked what "megatrends" they thought would be the most disruptive to their businesses in the long run. While these trends do bring challenges for government and private organisations, they present a wealth of opportunities as well, especially for the IT industry.

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Your employees have gone rogue. No, they're not selling secrets to competitors or anything so nefarious, but they are using IT systems and services without the express knowledge of the company they work for. This is known as Shadow IT and it's a growing problem within enterprises propagated by the fact business leaders seem to be turning the other cheek.

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I received a press release from a vendor the other day which was riddled with the words "always-on" and "zero downtime" to describe what its offerings bring to IT environments. These terms are being used more frequently by service providers and IT vendors, but is zero downtime even possible?