A common concern expressed about cloud computing in Australia is that it's not viable to use cloud services located offshore, either for questionable legal reasons or because of performance. But that concern doesn't seem to actually be impacting buying decisions.
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Alright, we know -- your IT budget is shrinking because corporations are staffed by soul-sucking monsters that value dollar signs above absolutely everything else, sanity included. But another key factor is that money that was once assigned to centralised IT is now often ending up in individual departments instead.
When the phrase "Internet of things" gets bandied about, it's usually taken to refer to collecting data from sensors, whether those are on consumer devices like fridges or workplace devices like temperature controls. But is that too limited a view to adopt?
We recently reported figures showing that on a global basis, Android tablets outsold Apple. In Australia, though, Apple still remains dominant.
Mobile device management is definitely the most comprehensive solution to the management and security woes of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era, but that doesn't mean it's easy to do. New research from Telsyte suggests that just 24 per cent of companies have MDM software installed and processes in place.
Here at Lifehacker, we've long advocated the view that buying a phone on a contract is a bad idea -- an outright buy and a prepaid or month-to-month contract is better value and gives you more flexibility. That approach is becoming more common: new statistics from Telsyste suggest that less than half the phones sold in Australia in 2013 were purchased as part of a long-term contract.