10 things we learned this week 
Which tech giant flies economy class? The Japanese love a nice smile.
 
Japan free trade deal unlikely to mean IT price cuts 
Five percent tariff removed from electronics.
 
Energy star stickers for servers 
Government seeking industry views on new ratings scheme
 
Optus signs $19.5 million defence contract 
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Satellite contract extended until mid-2018.
 
Oakton wins $4.8 million national ID project 
Reseller scores win with Attorney-General's department.
 
Closing date looms for Aussie resellers to join cloud list 
Disties and resellers have until 1 April to apply.
 
Melbourne IT firm in $4.5m legal fight with ATO over tender 
Spent $770,000 on bid, but tender allegedly cancelled.
 
Dimension Data scores $10m Qld software deal 
Newman government aims to cut software costs and boost buying power.
 
Defence's huge IT tender put on backburner 
 
Sydney reseller acquires NSW govt's IT services provider 
Klikon adds public sector clout with ac3 takeover.
 
3D printers impress at James Dyson Awards  
Titan exoskeleton and 3D-printed innovations take the top three spots.
 
Apple reveals Aus government requests for user data 
 
Telstra, Optus battle for enterprise market 
 
Smart thinking to win government 
Agencies face twin hurdles of demanding citizens and tight budgets, setting the scene for savvy suppliers to swoop in.
 
Qld govt signs up 170 IT suppliers 
Trying to make it easier to sell to agencies.
 
Telstra beats integrators to Qld emergency services deal  
Will partner with Motorola on $450m Government Wireless Network.
 
Qld Govt reveals new guidelines for SME contracts 
State's IT Action Plan lowers barriers to entry.
 
eHealth: where digital meets surgical 
After a slow start Australia's key ehealth initiatives are gathering steam, creating opportunities for smart resellers.
 
Queensland mulls blacklisting Big Blue 
IBM rejects payroll inquiry findings.
 
Hackers attack NZ govt websites to protest spy law 
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Issue: 325 | March 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.