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Google is launching a new zero-touch enrollment tool for Android rollouts so companies can configure the devices they purchase and ship them with management and settings pre-configured. This removes the need for users to configure devices manually and ensures that devices always have corporate policies in place.

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When most business think about archiving records or customer relationship management, they think in terms of years. But for the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, they need to keep meticulous records of burial plots, memorial gardens and other assets for decades - and, in some cases, for ever. I spoke with Tony Saulters, the head of customer strategy and communications for the Adelaide Cemerteries Authority about the technology behind this fascinating business.

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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You probably scarcely give them a second thought - those little soaps, shampoos and other toiletries supplied by hotels. Or perhaps you grab a few extras for the next time you're on holidays. But those amenities are big business. Concept Amenities is a Melbourne-based business that recently undertook a significant business transformation. I spoke with the company's CFO Sue McDonald during the SuiteWorld conference held in Las Vegas last month.

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The pay of executives of a company, whether in salary, bonuses or other types of remuneration, is usually justified as an incentive to improve the financial performance of a company. This has led to ever more complex performance packages with increasing percentage of variable, performance-based payments. But what is increasingly evident is that this definition of a role of an executive needs to change, as do the incentives, to act not only in the best financial interests of the company but to focus on how it serves the wider community.

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If you're still making your staff suffer by running Windows XP, the end is nigh: extended support for XP ends on 8 April, 2014. Whether you need to urgently migrate from XP or you're contemplating a shift to a newer version of Windows, here are some key principles to keep in mind.

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Here’s a great new video series to help IT Pros understand, deploy and manage the new Office. This week Microsoft’s Jeremy Chapman and Australia’s own Yoni Kirsch (from Fastrack Technology) deep-dive into Click-to-Run: the new Setup tech used by Office 365 ProPlus instead of the traditional Windows Installer (MSI). Yoni also tries to install 365 -- without Internet access -- while performing high-G Aerobatics in a Red Bull stunt plane!

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What do you get when Australia’s leading internet challenger joins forces with the world’s leading software provider? iiNet Hosted Exchange: Enterprise-class email for small and medium-sized business, at SMB prices and backed up with award-winning customer service. Just another example of how the cloud is empowering SMBs to work smarter than ever.

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Here’s a great new video series to help IT Pros understand, deploy and manage the new Office. Microsoft’s Jeremy Chapman and Australia’s own Yoni Kirsch (from Fastrack Technology) demonstrate Office 365 with celebrity blogger, podcaster and Windows guru Paul Thurrott. This week’s special was recorded live at Microsoft’s Redmond campus and investigates some of the most common questions surrounding the new Office as a service.