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Future Tech
Top seven CIO disruptions highlighted by Gartner
Last month
CIOs need to consider “what if” scenarios to avoid being blindsided by social, behavioural and technological disruptions, according to Gartner.
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Big Data
IDC research shows rise in big data and analytics adoption
Last month
According to IDC, A/NZ spending on BDA solutions is expected to grow at 13.3% in the five years between 2021-2026, and hit US$8.9 billion by 2026.
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Sustainable IT
SoftIron joins Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance
July 2022
SoftIron has joined the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA), a platform designed to help the digital sector reduce its environmental impact.
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Digital Economy
New Zealand falls behind on digital economic performance
June 2022
New Zealand has dropped from place 16 to 20 on the NTI overall between 2020 and 2021; seven places behind Australia.
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Digital Transformation
Akkodis joins MIT research centre for digital transformation
June 2022
Modis, soon to become Akkodis, has joined the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) as a corporate member to collaborate on research projects, events and education.
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IT budget
$20m boost for digital technologies announced
May 2022
The government is spending an extra $20m over four years on its plan to transform the digital technologies industry.
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Digital Transformation
Undoing the productivity gaps of knowledge work
May 2022
As Australia accelerates its digital economy and Australians head for the polls, one word is central: productivity.
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COVID-19
Pandemic accelerates adoption but widens digital divide
April 2022
1 in 10 Australians are digitally excluded, and it's estimated 1 in 5 New Zealanders struggle to engage in the digital world, an industry panel hears.
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Cryptocurrency
Visa launches program to help SMBs navigate NFTs and crypto
March 2022
Visa has launched a one-year immersion program designed to bring together a global cohort of entrepreneurs interested in building their business with NFTs.
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Finance
Open finance set to benefit New Zealand consumers - report
March 2022
Open finance is expected to become the standard for consumers' financial welfare and empowerment, according to an Aotearoa fintech research report.
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Cloud
Salesforce insights show 83% of Aussies digitally unequipped
March 2022
Salesforce has released its Global Digital Skills index, revealing that 83% of Australians do not feel prepared to learn the digital skills modern businesses require.
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Cloud
Skillsoft finds IT salaries rose 10% in APAC during 2021
November 2021
Skillsoft has released its latest annual report exploring skills gaps, training and development, compensation, and job satisfaction in the IT industry. 
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Payment innovation
COVID-19 drives up digital payments throughout APAC region
October 2021
"From these solid statistics, we can infer that the pandemic has triggered more people to dip their toes into the digital economy, which may fully dethrone cash use here in the next three to five years.”
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Digital Economy
80% of better performing companies more willing to collaborate with competitors
September 2021
A new study reveals a sharp divide in the digital strategies of better-performing companies (leaders) versus followers.
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Digital Economy
MBIE announces launch of new digital identity numbers for NZ businesses
July 2021
MBIE says Organisation Parts enable New Zealand organisations to digitise their businesses and compete in the changing digital economy.
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Cloud
Sitecore attracts major martech capital investment of US$1.2b
January 2021
According to Sitecore CEO Steve Tzikakis, the investment marks an ‘unprecedented’ milestone for the martech industry.
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Veeam
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Veeam?
December 2020
Today we speak to Veeam senior global technologist Anthony Spiteri, who discusses the great shift to a digital economy, how this could impact payments, privacy and more, and whether organisations should invest into digital platforms as an exercise in future-proofing.
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CX
How impatience drives our digital behaviour
March 2020
Your reward for slow load times is a more fleeting interaction with your customer.
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Enterprise
Funding worries hold back Singapore SMEs from digitalisation
March 2020
Many of Singapore’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seek government support in order to remove barriers to adopting digital business infrastructure.
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CX
Forrester Research names leading global digital experience agencies
January 2020
Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, Publicis Sapient, and PwC named as leaders in the Q4 2019 report.
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Digital Transformation
IDC: What CEOs need to know about the digital economy
October 2019
In just a few short years, IDC predicts that half of all GDP worldwide will come from digitally enhanced products, services, and experiences.
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Public Cloud
Asia Pacific economies poised for public cloud boom, says Google Cloud
October 2019
Public cloud will create more than 1.6 million jobs and contribute US$450 billion to global economies, according to a new Google Cloud report.
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Cloud Services
Google to launch new cloud region in Poland
September 2019
Google Cloud is launching a new cloud region in Poland, in addition to a partnership with Polish firm Domestic Cloud Provider (DCP).
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Innovation
Callaghan Innovation: 'Unicorns' create $34b for New Zealand
April 2019
New Zealand ‘unicorns’ behind some of New Zealand’s most successful innovation businesses like Rocket Lab, Xero, and LanzaTech have helped to create more than $34 billion in value to the country.