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Update on new Transpacific cable

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New Zealand’s Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran recently announced that the new Hawaiki Transpacific cable system should be up and running by mid-2018, improving and enhancing New Zealand’s international connectivity.   “This cable will provide significantly more capacity for international data traffic, ensuring our growing domestic demands for data are supported,” said Curran. “It will also increase …

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SA govt backs control centre for IoT satellite network

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Adelaide company Fleet Space Technologies recently secured a AU$500,000 Future Jobs Fund grant from the South Australian government to construct a new mission control centre in Adelaide for its planned global network of 100 nanosatellites to provide communications for IoT applications.   The ‘Mission Control South Australia’ project will create 17 ongoing jobs in IT and advanced manufacturing, more than …

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Global IT Spending to Reach US$3.7 Trillion in 2018

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According the Gartner, global IT spending growth began to turn around in 2017, with continued growth expected over the next few years. However, uncertainty looms as organisations consider the potential impacts of Brexit, currency fluctuations and a possible global recession.   Commenting on the forecast, John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner added: “Despite this uncertainty, businesses will continue to …

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New IT World Order reveals enterprises shifting to off-premises IT by 2019

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In its inaugural Voice of the Enterprise (VotE) Digital Pulse survey, 451 Research found that IT leaders are embracing a new model of off-premises, service-oriented IT solutions and will be looking to harness data in new ways to differentiate themselves in 2018.   The research firm surveyed over 1,000 IT professionals worldwide to take a top-line ‘pulse’ of the state …

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NZ IT Industry Predictions for 2018

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IDC recently issued an extensive list of predictions for New Zealand’s IT industry for 2018 and beyond, after noting the maturity and growth of New Zealand’s digital economy, with many organisations accustomed to leveraging powerful digital innovation platforms.   Over the next two years, IDC expect this will manifest itself in expanding digital developer communities, open innovation ecosystems, hyper-agile application …

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Global Micro Datacentres Market set for Impressive growth

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A recent report on the global micro-datacentre market projects the global micro-mobile datacentre market to exhibit an impressive 21.1% CAGR over the period between 2017 and 2025.   The report, entitled ‘Micro Data Centre Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2025’ from ResearchMoz states that reduced deployment time, minimal capital expenditure, and ease …

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Enterprise IT Infrastructure Spending up in 2017

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Recent data from Synergy Research Group showed that, across six key enterprise infrastructure segments, vendor revenues for the last four quarters globally increased by nearly 3% on an annualized basis.   Aggregate revenues for the last four quarters reached US$113 billion, with revenue in each of the last 12 quarters typically in the $26-29 billion range.   ‘Datacentre servers’ comprised …

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Demand for Next Gen Technologies to Grown PON Market

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According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, demand for next generation PON technologies will grow the PON market at 6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years. Of the next generation PON technologies, XGS-PON is forecast to be the clear winner. “As the two primary next generation PON technologies – XGS-PON and NG-PON2 – work …

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2018 Wi-Fi Predictions

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With more than three billion Wi-Fi devices expected to ship in 2018, and an installed base reaching 9.5 billion, Wi-Fi continues to impact everything from home networking and retail applications to critical business operations around the world. 2018 will present numerous exciting Wi-Fi enhancements, further improving security, capacity and performance.   With the emergence of popular personal assistants and everyday …

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400GbE Drive to Datacentre Ethernet Switch Bandwidth

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In its latest Data Centre Switch Long-Range Forecast Report, Crehan Research predicts that 400 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches will see initial shipments this year and grow exponentially, driving the majority of datacentre Ethernet switch bandwidth by 2022.   “Beginning with high-density 100GbE systems, we entered a new era of much faster datacentre switch upgrades, and that trend is predicted to …