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Your new BICSI South Pacific Board of Directors

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Please welcome the following BICSI South Pacific members to the Board of Directors: –          Trevor Kleinert RCDD NTS DCDC as Chair-Elect; –          Peter Lochner RCDD as Treasurer; –          Paul Donovan RCDD; –          Lawrence McKenna; and –          Karin Pasalich These members will take up their new Board roles as of 26th September, serving for a two-year term. They will join standing …

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New Zealand stands out in “digital evolution” rankings

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The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston, USA recently released its latest Digital Evolution Index which, again, put New Zealand as a standout nation, identifying it as among the “digital elites” characterised by high levels of digital development and a fast rate of digital evolution. Commenting on the announcement, New Zealand’s Minister for Internal Affairs, Peter Dunne said: “I …

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Australian full-time employment growth continues

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Monthly trend full-time employment increased for the ninth straight month in June 2017, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Full-time employment grew by a further 30,000 persons, while part-time employment decreased by 4,000 persons, underpinning an increase in total employment of 26,000 persons. “Full-time employment has increased by around 187,000 persons since September 2016, with particular strength over …

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BICSI South Pacific is moving office

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After six years at St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, BICSI South Pacific is moving its office to Melbourne’s south east suburbs. As of August 1, the new address will be 318 Bay Rd, Cheltenham, and the new phone no will be +613 958 33445. However our post office box address – PO Box 1018 South Melbourne, VIC 3205 – and Australian toll-free …

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Compete in the BICSI 2017 South Pacific Cabling Skills Challenge

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The BICSI 2017 South Pacific Cabling Skills Challenge has recently been launched, with qualifying heats scheduled across Australia and New Zealand through the month of August, with winners of the heats competing in the Grand Final at the Australian conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September. We are looking to recognise and reward the most …

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NZ job advertisements remain steady in June

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According to the latest New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report, growth in online job advertisements in New Zealand was steady at 0.5% in June and 10.6% over the year. By industry, the biggest increases in online job vacancy listings were in the hospitality and tourism (up 1.2%), and accounting, human resources, legal and administration …

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“Everything-as-a-Service” is next big cloud opportunity

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According to 451 Research, there is a boom in demand for managed services and managed hosting as enterprises reduce the complexity of their IT infrastructure and focus on digital transformation. The managed services market is changing rapidly as enterprise adoption of external, managed and unmanaged infrastructure services goes mainstream, according to 451 Research. It sees the biggest opportunity for vendors …

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Ethernet Switch Market to Exceed $28 billion in 2021

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According to a recent Dell’Oro ‘Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 5-Year Forecast’ report, the overall Ethernet Switch market is forecast to exceed US$28 billion in 2021, with speed upgrades, software-defined networking and subscription-based models expected to shape the market over the forecast period. “The Ethernet Switch market will remain robust over the next five years,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director …

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Risk averse companies struggle with digital transformation: report

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Overcoming aversion to risk is one of the most important characteristics of digitally native companies, according to a recent study from MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR) and Deloitte Digital. The sixth annual study found that 71% of digitally maturing organisations accept the risk of failure and actively encourage their organisations to experiment, compared with 29% of early stage companies. …

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Video Services Analytics to reach $3.7 Billion in 2022

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ABI Research forecasts the market for analytics within Pay TV services will grow by 105% in the next five years, from US$1.8 billion this year to $3.7 billion in 2022. Comcast, Netflix, Sky, Telstra and other successful video companies differentiate themselves from their peers by their strong use of analytics to optimise and improve operational metrics. Pay TV companies are …