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IT budget research 2018: Funding and spending priorities

As the new calendar and fiscal year approaches, businesses begin preparing their annual budgets. With more companies implementing a digital transformation strategy, technology spending and the IT budget are an increasingly important component of the budget planning process. In July and ...

Tech industry must secure against ‘unintended consequences’: Elop

The path to disruption is paved by unintended consequences, Telstra group executive of Technology, Innovation and Strategy Stephen Elop has said, with the tech industry needing to secure machine-learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications against unconscious biases and breaches of ...

Artificial Intelligence: an evolving landscape

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) landscape has gone from a postulated concept in the 1950s – an idea brought to life by Marvin Minsky, Allen Newell, Herbert A. Simon and John McCarthy – to a science fiction favourite to a burgeoning ...

Apple in the enterprise? It’s already there

For decades, Apple tried to push into the enterprise market through the data center back door. In the 1990s, it rolled out its Apple Network Server, which quickly failed. In the early 2000s, it introduced its Xserve line – a data center server ...

Switching on the IoT opportunity

The opportunities presented by the Internet of Things (IoT) are not bound to specific sectors. While many industries are showing an interest in the potential benefits, approaches and motivations differ. Some have been sagely developing their strategy for several years, ...

Big data and digital transformation: How one enables the other

You may have heard the phrase, "data is the new oil." It's actually a pretty good metaphor because oil doesn't have any value on its own, it has to be refined into something like gasoline or plastic. Similarly, we're all ...