Digital Economy stories
Microsoft announces data centre academy in Singapore
At a Microsoft Innovators event, CEO Nadella met regional developers and business leaders and reinforced how Microsoft Cloud can help businesses grow in Asia.
SME digitisation to give NZ$8.5 billion economic boost: MYOB
The modelling showed for SMEs with low digitisation levels, digitising just one or two activities could provide a benefit-cost return of 2.4 - 3.1 to 1.
How to make your cybersecurity budget work harder
The digital economy is being disrupted by data, with an estimated 79 zettabytes of data created and consumed last year.
Gartner says 89% directors link growth with digital strategy
According to Gartner's survey findings, only 35% of board directors have achieved or are on track to achieving digital transformation goals.
Gartner forecasts worldwide IT spending to grow 5.1% in 2023
Despite economic headwinds, IT spending in Australia and New Zealand is forecast to grow 6% next year as organisations push ahead with digital initiatives.
Equinix invests in Indonesia with a $74m data centre
The centre will be strategically located near the largest internet exchanges to meet the country’s growing digital needs.
Top seven CIO disruptions highlighted by Gartner
CIOs need to consider “what if” scenarios to avoid being blindsided by social, behavioural and technological disruptions, according to Gartner.
IDC research shows rise in big data and analytics adoption
According to IDC, ANZ 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.
SoftIron joins Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance
SoftIron has joined the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA), a platform designed to help the digital sector reduce its environmental impact.
New Zealand falls behind on digital economic performance
New Zealand has dropped from place 16 to 20 on the NTI overall between 2020 and 2021; seven places behind Australia.
Akkodis joins MIT research centre for digital transformation
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.
$20m boost for digital technologies announced
The government is spending an extra $20m over four years on its plan to transform the digital technologies industry.
Undoing the productivity gaps of knowledge work
As Australia accelerates its digital economy and Australians head for the polls, one word is central: productivity.
Pandemic accelerates adoption but widens digital divide
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.
Visa launches program to help SMBs navigate NFTs and crypto
Visa has launched a one-year immersion program designed to bring together a global cohort of entrepreneurs interested in building their business with NFTs.
Open finance set to benefit New Zealand consumers - report
Open finance is expected to become the standard for consumers' financial welfare and empowerment, according to an Aotearoa fintech research report.
Salesforce insights show 83% of Aussies digitally unequipped
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.
Skillsoft finds IT salaries rose 10% in APAC during 2021
Skillsoft has released its latest annual report exploring skills gaps, training and development, compensation, and job satisfaction in the IT industry.
COVID-19 drives up digital payments throughout APAC region
"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.”
80% of better performing companies more willing to collaborate with competitors
A new study reveals a sharp divide in the digital strategies of better-performing companies (leaders) versus followers.
MBIE announces launch of new digital identity numbers for NZ businesses
MBIE says Organisation Parts enable New Zealand organisations to digitise their businesses and compete in the changing digital economy.
Sitecore attracts major martech capital investment of US$1.2b
According to Sitecore CEO Steve Tzikakis, the investment marks an ‘unprecedented’ milestone for the martech industry.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Veeam?
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.
How impatience drives our digital behaviour
Your reward for slow load times is a more fleeting interaction with your customer.