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Australian SaaS players draw in US investors
US-based investors are paying close attention to the accelerated growth in the Australian tech sector.
Optical transport network equipment market declined in 2Q18 due to ZTE ban
“Now that the ZTE ban has been lifted, we think optical revenue from China will increase substantially in the second half of the year.”
Cost of cyber attacks up 62% in five years - report
Malware infections globally are the most expensive cyber attacks – costing $2.4 million per incident.
Why internal financial controls are more important than ever
Global research from BlackLine suggests that data is increasingly seen as one of a company’s most crucial assets, yet it's always at risk.
Kiwi adoption of contactless payments driving merchant growth
The study shows that for contactless merchants, growth in customer numbers (8.3%) was double that experienced by non-contactless merchants (3.5%).
Study: Focusing on risk aversion? It may be doing you more harm than good
A study carried out by Frost & Sullivan has highlighted the benefits associated with being an agile business, instead of a risk-averse one.
ComCom preparing for looming telco regulation with new study
“Starting this study now under our market studies power in the Telecommunications Act gives us a head start on gathering information."
Enterprises must move at startup speed or risk disruption - study
A whitepaper by ZeroPoint Ventures says NZ enterprises are failing to innovate at the speed necessary to drive long-term impact and success.
ComCom confirms scope for study on mobile services market
The study’s results will help to ensure regulation keeps pace with changes in the mobile telecommunications industry.
Aussie workers ready for paperless DX productivity gains – study
A third of office workers say they want to start using more digital tools to buy back time currently spent dealing with manual paper-based tasks.
Most NZers prefer to engage Govt online or via mobile apps – Unisys study
The Unisys Connected Government Survey provides insights into the attitudes of consumers toward digital government services.
Fitbits for animals: New data could revolutionise Aussie farming
“In the past, farmers got to know the habits of their individual animals. However, with large-scale farming, that is now impossible."
Auckland among top nine cities for digital payments leadership
More than three-quarters (77%) of New Zealanders own a contactless capable card.
Boom in cloud adoption driving Australian IT transformation
Harry Kingma, SUSE A/NZ sales director dives into the results of a SUSE-commissioned study that looks at current trends in digital transformation.
Aussies leading the way in machine learning adoption
ServiceNow's “Global CIO Point of View” study reveals that 57% of Australian CIOs rate their organisation’s use of machine learning as mature.
Cloud adoption boom fuelling IT transformation - report
Mature cloud technology, software-defined infrastructure, containers and DevOps are being pursued by IT professionals.
Application performance management critical for successful cloud migration - IDC
IDC surveyed 600 global enterprise decision-makers about their cloud migration challenges.
Kiwi SMEs need to leverage more digital advertising tools
A third of SMEs with a website say they receive less than 50 visitors each week, whereas 25% had no idea about their web traffic numbers.
Microsoft: Kiwis not ready for the demands of the digital workplace
Only 31% feel empowered by their organisation to be able to work together productively and collaboratively while working remotely.
New business programme focuses on alternate model to scale startups
Rather than the traditional get-investment-ready approach, the Sprint Launch programme will instead focus on early revenue and customer acquisition.
Rise of our robotic friends: Will human-robot collaboration have a breakthrough?
Compact, user-friendly collaborative robots are expected to drive the automation market.
Why you need to respond to customer feedback – especially online
Online shoppers have high expectations for how promptly online retailers should reply to questions and complaints.
Misunderstanding millennials: why businesses need to understand what drives this lucrative market
Research by Qualtrics and Accel has found that this demographic may be the most misunderstood generation.
Mega data center: Non-blocking architecture is essential, study finds
In today’s digital world, it’s not uncommon to see entire industries undergo digital transformation.