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Australian businesses lead the way with AI, edge computing and IoT
“Australian businesses are once again showing why we are a leader in innovation. They relish new technologies and are adept at leveraging them to improve services for customers, staff and the wider community."
Why CEOs can be the weakest link in cybersecurity – Mimecast
Research by Vanson Bourne revealed that 44% of respondents believed that their CEO was the weak link in their cybersecurity operation.
73% of enterprises moving apps back on-premise - report
Vanson Bourne conducted research on behalf of Nutanix to learn about the state of global enterprise cloud deployments and adoption plans.
Lack of IT security input in DevOps creates unnecessary risk
The lack of security involvement in DevOps projects was reportedly creating cyber risk for IT leaders.
Where do ethics lie in regard to AI implementation?
"Those who successfully integrate the revenue-driving power of AI with trust, safety, and values will be successful in creating powerful digital experiences."
Dell: How tech will shape the future of our lives
Extensive research shows the ways that emerging technologies will change the way we live and work in the next decade.
Aussie organisations lack understanding of AI, report finds
Although the report exposes the shortcomings of local enterprises, the research revealed there are positive signs ahead.
GDPR: Where does your organisation stand after the first year?
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has received an average of 1267 data breach notifications each month.
92% of businesses experience identity challenges - LastPass
Data from the report reveals IT professionals overwhelmingly (82%) agree that poor identity practices have exposed their business to risks.
What you should know about the public cloud - Cohesity
Respondents expressed concerns about using multiple products to move data between on-premises and public cloud environments.
Veritas launches enterprise data services platform
“Infrastructure complexity is damaging IT’s ability to meet the demands of today’s always-on enterprise.”
Manufacturers will double multicloud use in next two years
Manufacturing industry gears up to outpace average adoption of hybrid cloud by 2020, reports Nutanix.
Manufacturing businesses look to modernise operations with hybrid cloud
“Manufacturers are investing in modernising their IT stack, and adopting industry 4.0 solutions to keep up with ever-changing business demands in areas like production and supply chain management.”
Untagged data a major risk to businesses - Veritas
Over half of company data remains unclassified, despite a rise in security breaches and stringent data protection regulations.
46% of financial organisations operating traditional data centres
Much has been said of its future prominence, but in no other industry is hybrid IT more prevalent now than in the financial services industry.
Cohesity and Softbank partner to offer data services in Japan
The joint venture asserts it will enable Japanese enterprises to back up, store, manage and derive insights from all of their secondary data and applications.
Why data management challenges cost organisations US$2 million a year
Companies that fail to address their data management issues risk significant longer-term damage to their business.
Hybrid cloud adoption accelerating in healthcare
In just two years, healthcare providers’ hybrid cloud deployments are set to almost double from 19 percent penetration to 37 percent.
Why there's a major lack of digital transformation globally
"80% of business leaders believe that digital transformation should be more widespread throughout their organisation."
Australian government turns to Rimini Street for SAP support
Several Australian federal and state government agencies have switched their enterprise software support to Rimini Street.
Singapore tops the world in hybrid cloud adoption
A new report has revealed Singapore is in the midst of a dramatic movement away from traditional data centre infrastructure.
Skill retention and cloud cost real concerns, research shows
New Nutanix research has shown that Australian enterprises are struggling to retain AI talent. Also, they love the cloud, but not the price tag.
Why organisations need to implement information management solutions
“Information and the speed at which it flows throughout an organisation is a key determinant of business success."
Why A/NZ organisations need to improve compliance protocols
Only a mere 4% of IT decision makers and data managers surveyed said their organisation faced no data management challenges.
'Public cloud is not a panacea' - 91% of IT leaders want hybrid
Nutanix research suggests cloud interoperability and app mobility outrank cost and security for primary hybrid cloud benefits.
Opinion: Strategies for avoiding digital transformation failures
Dell Boomi APJ's MD says digital transformation journeys are rife with potential disasters.
More than half of UK organisations struggling to use data
A new report has found many businesses are floundering with siloed and legacy approaches to data management.
Mimecast acquires Solebit to improve threat protection offering
The acquisition offers enhanced protection against advanced cyberattacks, zero-day threats and malware.
Phishing scams – a deep dive into this year’s cyber attack trends
There’s no doubt email is the number one vector used to initiate attacks on organisations, and of those email attacks, phishing is king.
Mimecast acquires cybersecurity training firm Ataata
Ataata's security awareness training and cyber risk management platform will be integrated with Mimecast’s cyber resilience for email.
New study shows email security systems not up to scratch as malicious emails pour in
“Emails ranging from opportunistic spam, targeted impersonation attacks and unknown malware are getting through incumbent email security systems."
57% of enterprises suspect their mobile workers have been hacked
iPass has released the results of a survey that sought to determine how companies are dealing with the trade-off between security and mobile workers.
UK lags behind EU in tech investment, but strong in hybrid cloud
A new survey from Dell Technologies has revealed the UK is lagging behind its EU counterparts in tech investment like AI, VR and HPC.
Chaos in the cloud: Majority of organisations moving to the cloud aren't prepared for an outage
“Getting this right means less downtime, financial impact, loss of customers' trust and damage to brand reputation."
GDPR is imminent but 69% of businesses can’t secure customer data
GDPR is looming (May 25) over the heads of IT staff throughout Europe and beyond but this survey found data is still not being managed properly.
Dell EMC announces new digital transformation certifications
Dell EMC will be offering certifications for IT professionals to confirm knowledge and experience around digital transformation implementation.
What to consider when moving into the cloud generation… securely
IT professionals are starting to realise just how different securing a cloud computing environment is from traditional on-premises IT environments.
Alarming majority of businesses have misconceptions about cloud
"Our research backed up our assumptions that the primary responsibility for data management lies with the customer."
74% of CISOs say cybersecurity hinders productivity & innovation
An independent survey of 500 CISOs found cybersecurity is causing frustration with users reporting it's disrupting productivity and innovation.
80% businesses already investing in AI - all expecting huge ROI
Terdata has released the findings of its report that shows AI's rampant rise amongst businesses and the creation of a new job role - chief AI officer.
Australia's cybersecurity is 'undermined' by skills shortage
Cybersecurity is being undermined by the ongoing skills shortage and Australia will need at least 11,000 new security employees to keep up.
Research: Dell Boomi says get connected or pay the price
The company's survey on connectivity found that the level of organisational connectivity is set to nearly double within a six-year period
Confusion around GDPR with 37% unsure if they need to comply
A large portion of businesses have no idea what they need to do in the wake of the fast-approaching General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Many AU companies need 14+ months to be GDPR compliant, deadline is May 2018
Organisations that are not yet GDPR compliant estimate it will take an average of seven months. AU businesses say they need double the time.
In depth: Mimecast talks email security, insider threats and human firewalls
“The bottom line is, internally generated email, whether staying inside or going out, needs to be part of every organisation’s threat detection."
VMware report: Decentralisation of IT spending is 'stressing' Australian business
VMWare's State of the Cloud Report has shown that decentralisation of IT spending is having a detrimental effect on Australian and global enterprises.
Rise of digital start ups could be the end for other industries
"Now is the time to accelerate their digital transformation journey beginning with IT transformation."
Brands struggling to fulfil customer expectations for eCommerce
“As consumers’ expectations are paramount to business, it’s time for brands to focus in this area.”
Is your manual accounts payable system running you in circles?
Manual accounts payable (AP) processes are inefficient, costly and increase the risk of inaccurate payments that are not compliant, so why risk it?
Singapore businesses ignorant about the real cost of cyber breaches
Singapore businesses will find themselves in dire situations if the continue to pay lip service to data protection, a new survey by EMC reports.
Study finds mobile not so user friendly
It's reported that 45% of consumers have given up within a minute of their search because it's taken too long.
Study finds brands aren’t ready for consumer expectations on mobile
97 percent of brands believe that a good mobile experience impacts customer loyalty, yet 4 in 10 remain without a mobile strategy .
Employees worry about security but don't do anything about it, survey finds
“This year’s survey shines a light on the significant disconnect between how employees view their personal information and that of their employer."
Aussie businesses aware of email threats, but are they prepared?
"Australian respondents indicate they have experienced the highest levels of attacks/breaches compared to other markets."
How cloud technology is helping SMBs take on giants of their industry
At last, the argument of whether a small business should or shouldn’t be operating in the cloud has been put to bed. The cloud has won.
Employees ignoring cyber risks a growing trend
There is a growing disconnect between employee awareness of cyber threats and their actions, with many workers engaging in risky behaviour.
ANZ CIOs estimate 48% rise in mainframe application IT debt
CIOs and IT directors polled across New Zealand and Australia estimate it would take an average of $9.78 million to bring their outdated mainframe applications up to date – an increase of almost half (48%) from May 2012 when the figure stood at $6.6 million.
Kiwi firms well-prepared for DR plans but struggle with data loss
New Zealand organisations appear to be on top of their disaster recovery plans, but recovering data in the event of an incident is another story according to a new survey released by EMC.
Backup is broken and it’s best you fix it
Despite the essential nature of the service, backup has never been easy or even a priority for IT administrators.
CIOs struggling to deliver the mobile goods
CIOs cannot keep up with device vendors releasing new versions of mobile applications for existing mobile device updates every couple of months.
Do you know your 'IT debt'?
Two thirds of kiwi IT decision makers users don’t know what it would cost to bring their application portfolios up to date.