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Mind the Gap: IT Misalignment
A recent study from IDC revealed that despite 83% of all managers believing IT is an enabler of business innovation and competitive differentiation there is a mismatch between the IT managers, executives and end user perceptions
IDC's 2012 ICT predictions
ICT organisations will continue to reap rewards despite cautious spending in 2012 according to research company IDC.
Reduced IT spend becomes norm in 2012
CIOs to 'just get on with it' as budget constraints become standard: IDC.
Accounting for point of sales
It’s self-checkout and mobile all the way when it comes to point of sale trends, as Heather Wright discovers.
Cisco aims for intelligent sharing
Channel intelligence is the name of the game for Cisco’s New Zealand operations, as the company looks to be more open with its information and drive partner profitability. Cisco’s Kris Boyd tells Heather Wright about his plans for the NZ channel
Samsung ousts Apple
Samsung, Fuji Xerox and LED monitors have come out on top in three IDC reports on the New Zealand and Australian markets in Q3 2011.
Overview of printing market - shows Fuji Xerox win
The ANZ printer market has continued to plunge although laser printers and supplies picked up in Q3, 2011.
Apple rises in ANZ PC rankings
HP still leads the pack, although analysts acknowledge 'PSG spin-off debacle' has hurt the company's reputation.
Business productivity through printing
Printers offer a greater opportunity to enhance business productivity than many realise, says Carmel Mosser, general manager, Lexmark Australia and New Zealand.
Aggressive channel promos keep printer sales up
The market for printers in ANZ was up both sequentially and year-on-year in the second quarter of 2011.
Shipments up thanks to price erosion
The report says 1.8 million units were shipped in the second quarter of 2011, representing a 7% year-on-year improvement.
CIOs offered industry info on the go
Free app from IDC to keep IT bosses up to date while out of the office.
IDC: Servers are here to stay – for now
A future where New Zealand companies no longer buy servers is unlikely to come within the next five years, according to IDC, but the research company says nonetheless, the server market will post flat growth out to 2015.
IDC: Servers here for immediate future
IDC research suggests servers won't be completely supplanted by cloud computing in next half decade
Virtual Private Clouds first step for big biz, says IDC
Market research firm IDC reports adoption of Virtual Private Clouds as a stepping stone for big business.
Microsoft targets SAP, Oracle apps business
"If we don't dramatically outgrow Oracle and SAP I'd be disappointed," says Microsoft's Steve Ballmer.
IBM reports increase in clients moving to the cloud
Company joins over 45 organisations to launch a Cloud Standards Customer Council aimed at addressing the challenges of using an open cloud.
IBM hails breakthroughs in cloud, virtualisation
A series of "technology breakthroughs" have been showcased that can virtualise a data centre in minutes to meet business demand.
IDC: RBI open concerns valid
Lack of details on the true openness of Telecom and Vodafone's RBI project is making informed debate difficult.
PC out of puff?
New software suite has launched with the sole aim of keeping your workstations in optimal condition.
Print’s shifting landscape 2010
Forecast changes in the printer market are likely to see the emergence of five ‘mega-vendors’ in years to come, so it will pay to back your horses wisely.
A loyal customer
In monetary terms, IDC figures show the potential small business market (1-99 employees) for IT vendors in New Zealand is expected to reach $NZ1.07 billion in 2009.
Finding order amongst chaos
“Suppliers offering managed services or project outsourcing – backed up by a proven business model – can help solve some of the huge challenges CIOs face."