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5 ways cloud is fuelling the next wave of innovation in Australia’s fintech space

In fact, Australia’s fintech space is booming. It has been predicted that our fintech sector will reach $4.2 billion by 2020 (up from just under $250 million in 2015).

The next evolution of the cloud will see businesses say goodbye to their servers

The main benefit of a private cloud is the provision of shared IT resources across multiple applications and/or locations, which contribute directly to increased productivity and bottom line cost benefits.

This start-up wants blue collar workers to keep their trade papers in the cloud

Sydney start-up TradePapers has launched its app for blue collar and industrial workers to keep their qualifications in one accessible cloud-based location
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Never buy another notebook, other than this one [VIDEO]

Despite using technology all day, everyday, sometimes you just have to write something down. Or draw. Or just sketch out that idea that's in your head. But,...

Gartner’s 2014 Trends: Smart machines, personal cloud, 3-D printing et al

When Gartner talks, the IT world does lend an eager ear. What the think tank says is eagerly awaited at year's end. In keeping with...

Just a buzz word or, so much more? How big is big data really?...

The concept of big data has been around for a very long time. So, why is it one of the current buzzwords? And, just how big is big data?

What to do with your smartphone other than play Angry Birds? Keep your assets...

An insurance industry professional has developed an app that will help everyone keep track of their assets and what insurance is in place to protect them.

Meet StageBitz, Anthill 2012 Cool Company Award Winner [X-Factor Category]

StageBitz is a service that is changing the entertainment business for the good. In the past, prop masters (for example) always made their own lists of materials in inventory inside a desktop office application like Word, then emailed it to someone else working in Excel, and then printed it out and ticked each item off in pencil. Now, with StageBitz, users can put their entire inventory up in the cloud with photos to boot!

Are you afraid of the cloud? According to MYOB’s Simon Raik-Allen, cloud users are...

Did you know that one if four Australian SMEs are afraid of cloud computing? Furthermore, according to the same MYOB report, SMEs that embrace cloud computing were 53% more likely to see their revenue rise in the last financial year and were 55% more likely to have more sales/work than usual in their three-month pipeline.

Why the 21st century will be remembered as the ‘Software Century’

If the 20th century can be labeled "the device century" then surely the 21st century should be labeled "the software century"? Companies manufacturing applications in The Software Century need to to review their development road maps and ensure they are focused on the 20% of their functionality that is their "special sauce".

HP joins that cloud thing that everyone is talking about [VIDEO]

I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to having 5G, in fact all the Gs, available on the cloud. The team at The Onion have woven their comedic magic and taken aim at HP, the cloud, Gs and CD-ROMs. The cloud must be getting pretty darn full. I mean, every second person you talk to is building something on the cloud, putting something on the cloud or building their own private cloud, which is very Rolling Stones, if you think about it.

Cloud computing made easy

If you hang in the right circles, you may hear variations on the concept of cloud computing. Cloud computing also goes by the name of the cloud, hosted services, utility computing, grid computing, Software as a Service (Saas), Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). With so many super-catchy titles, just what the heck is it? So glad you asked…

“To the cloud”: Microsoft hosts weekend startup camp to promote Azure

Ten teams participated in the Azure training camp, and a clan of high-profile investors and entrepreneurs oversaw the teams' development and pitching of their Azure applications, said Microsoft's Catherine Eibner. Participants also acknowledged learning a series of helpful business lessons for inside or outside the cloud.

Dual Drivers: Sheng Yeo and Alex Sharp, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Winners

If 2011 proves to be the year in which cloud computing transformed from a growing techie trend into an integral component of our wired lifestyles, Sheng Yeo and Alex Sharp will have had much to do with it. The two UTS mates co-founded Orion Virtualisation Solutions (aka OrionVM) in 2010 with a straightforward goal in mind: build the fastest cloud storage platform in Australia. Today, OrionVM competes among the fastest in the world.

Dropped a toaster on your notebook? No worries, it’s a Chrome

Google says its Chrome notebook integrates with cloud data storage seamlessly and without interruption. So if, for instance, you're in the middle of a PowerPoint for the stockholders and your notebook (oops) is accidentally dipped into a vat of liquid nitrogen, you don't lose your place.

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