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  • The iPad will not replace the laptop in 2013

    While the iPad has made giant strides in the enterprise, it is still hobbled because it doesn't replace laptops in many use cases because of immature tablet apps and security concerns. But the case for tablets in the enterprise will only get stronger in the next few years.

  • Early days for 4G in the enterprise

    Australian enterprises are slowly adopting 4G wireless, according to industry analysts. While operators are selling 4G service at the same price as 3G, service coverage and equipment costs constraints remain.

  • NBN targets Australia's small businesses

    Many small businesses may not understand the benefits of NBN, despite many plans on the way targeting 2 million such companies in Australia, according to Flying Solo founder, Robert Gerrish.

  • Can Windows play well on the iPad?

    All those iPads racing into the enterprise must maneuver around a tricky corner: getting Windows desktop apps to run on iPads without wrecking the user experience. Sure, Citrix virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI, can render entire Windows desktops and their apps on the iPad-but not always well.

  • Forrester to CIOs: End the Mac prohibition

    Forrester analyst David Johnson likes to compare Macs in the enterprise with the heady days of the Prohibition Act of 1920, the great thirst, stealthy bootlegging, and the rise of the speakeasy bar.

  • Mobility in the enterprise - Part 1

    No CIO wants to be the person who says ‘no’ to productivity -- especially when the request for iPads comes from the company’s senior executives. But when it comes to mobile devices entering the enterprise, CIOs face the ultimate challenge: How to best service their employees while keeping a lid on costs and security.

  • Growth the new CIO buzzword for 2011: Gartner

    Growth is the word on CIOs lips this year, according Gartner Executive Program's annual CIO agenda survey, as organisations look to create new products and services and attract new customers.

  • CIO priorities reflect NBN opportunities in ANZ: Gartner

    Organisations are looking to make the most of opportunities associated with the National Broadband Network (NBN), with Gartner Executive Program’s annual CIO agenda survey showing that networking, voice and data communications are a higher technology priority in Australia and New Zealand than globally.

  • 10 signs you can bring an iPad to work

    Can you bring your iPad to work? Or will you get in big trouble? With a nod to David Letterman's Top Ten list Signs You've Purchased a Bad iPhone, here are our signs that grease the wheels for iPads to roll into the enterprise.

  • Supply restrictions as a result of Japan earthquake: IDC

    Australian and New Zealand CIOs can expect minor supply restrictions from Japanese technology brands as a result of the Tohoku Pacific Ocean Earthquake, which hit north-eastern Japan on March 11, according to analyst, IDC.

  • Take the guesswork out of business relationships

    We all understand the advantages partnering can bring to business. But, as any CIO who has had to negotiate a partnership-gone-bad knows, adversity is not often a good bedfellow when it comes to keeping partners — and your CEO — happy.

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