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Upcoming Events

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Here’s a list of the BICSI South Pacific and other ICT industry events that are coming up in the months ahead for you to attend online: Friday 18 December – 3:00 to 5:00 pm AEDT or 6:00 to 8:00 pm AEDT – ‘TDMM Chap. 5 – Horizontal Distribution Systems Part 1’, hosted by BICSI Korea via Zoom – contact Forrest …

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Australia’s Economy Roars Back: Deloitte

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There’s a long way to go, but Deloitte notes that the latest quarterly National Accounts shows a record rebound in the Australian economy – all part of a heartening global trend. The attached chart compares the quarter with the largest fall in the economy versus the following quarter. For China, that is the March and June quarters. For everyone else, …

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Remote Work and Shift to Cloud will Drive ICT Infrastructure Trends: Report

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According to Gartner, by the end of 2023, more than 90% of infrastructure and operations (I&O) organisations will have the majority of their staff working remotely. COVID-19 may have accelerated this trend, but it’s also the result of the changing nature of ICT infrastructure led by the shift to cloud and edge. “Trends like ‘anywhere operations’ and ‘core modernisation’ have …

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Pics from BICSI 2020 WA Golf Day

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We recently had the unique please of reporting on an actual physical BICSI 2020 event – the 2020 WA Golf Day, held 13 November at the Joondalup Golf Resort in Perth. This was such a rare event for 2020 amidst COVID-19 lockdowns – a year that saw all of our conferences and seminars cancelled. There was so much interest from …

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NZ Small Business Support Expanded

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More New Zealand small businesses will be eligible to take out interest-free loans under recent changes to a government cashflow scheme. Commenting on the initiative, Revenue Minister David Parker said one of the Government’s top economic priorities was to extend the Small Business Cashflow Loan scheme for three years and extend the interest-free period to two years: “We have extended …

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New IEEE 802.3 Study Group to Define Next Ethernet Threshold Beyond 400 Gbps

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With bandwidth demand growing across all areas of Ethernet connectivity globally, IEEE recently formed the IEEE 802.3 Beyond 400Gbps Ethernet Study Group to explore initiating a new IEEE project that would standardise capabilities exceeding today’s maximum data rate of 400 Gbps for IEEE 802.3 Standard for Ethernet. The publicly available IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment (BWA) report, released in April …

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Call for BICSI Regional Coordinators

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Would you be interested in representing BICSI in your local area as regional coordinator in 2021 and 2022? With the rotation of our Victorian, Western Australian and New Zealand North regional coordinators at the end of 2020, we’re looking for motivated members to nominate for these positions. What do you need? First and most importantly, you need to have a …

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Autonomous Vehicles Take a Major Stride Forward

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The need for greater ICT infrastructure took a huge lead forward in the intelligent transport systems industry, with the recent announcement by Honda of its intent to become the first company to mass-produce cars with Level 3 self-driving ability. Autonomous driving technologies are rated according to the six level Society of Automotive Engineers scale. Level 3 is considered the first …

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Australian Budget Outlook Brightens

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Reflecting on Australia’s experience through the COVID pandemic and its post-COVID economic prospects, Chris Richardson, Partner at Deloitte Access Economics sees an optimistic outlook for 2021 and beyond. On budget night just over two months ago, there was a risk that the government hadn’t done enough: Treasury was forecasting an Australian economy that would permanently be around 5% smaller than …

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90% of Companies Will Allow Employees To Work Remotely Even After COVID Vaccine: Survey

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A recent Gartner survey of 130 HR leaders revealed that 90% of respondents plan to allow employees to work remotely at least part of the time, even after the COVID-19 vaccine is widely adopted, with 65% reporting that their organisation will continue to offer employees flexibility on when they work. As discussions around COVID-19 vaccines continue, most respondents predict that …