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US-China trade war a ‘double-edged sword’ for ICT spending
The trade war, among other factors, is set to negatively impact global ICT spending but the market will still experience positive growth.
IT security teams suffering an 'image problem'
Security professionals feel like they are perceived as ‘policemen’, and 13% say they experience negativity from colleagues all the time.
Gartner CIO survey: enterprises are entering third IT era
“CIOs should use their financial resources to make 2019 a transformative year for their businesses.”
IT struggling with increased roles and limited budgets
With digital transformation rife, IT departments around the globe are being forced to do more with the same resources.
ESET survey: Lack of funding a major problem for Japan SMBs
"Businesses which do not see cybersecurity measures as a priority can be extremely vulnerable to cybercriminals."
IT spending by AU educational institutions to exceed US$1.6b
Educational institutions in Australia are loosening the purse strings in a move the IDC says is in response to ‘dramatic changes' in student demands.
Golden times for channel as Indian enterprises increase ICT budgets
A whopping 85 percent of survey respondents reported being willing to increase their ICT budgets in 2017, compared to 75 percent in 2016.
Government CIOs spending 21% of IT budget on digital initiatives - tipped to grow
A global Gartner survey has made some interesting revelations, including the average IT budget amongst all IT industries - and where it should be.
LogRhythm report casts damning eye on enterprise security tactics
LogRhythm’s latest cyber resiliency report casts a damning look into the state of Asia Pacific organisations in Asia Pacific.
India Union Budget 2017: Here’s what three business leaders think
Every year, citizens of India wait with bated for the announcement of the country’s budget - here's what three business leaders think.
Global IT spending increases – opportunities for vendors to continue
Global IT spending is forecast to reach nearly $2.4 trillion USD in 2017, representing an increase of 3.5 percent over 2016.
Queensland Govt investing $180 million into IT and digital innovation
The Queensland Government's 2016 budget has introduced $180 million worth of a number of innovation and digital expansion benefits for businesses.
NZ Govt invests $22.2 million into cyber security
“Our national CERT will be a key piece of New Zealand’s cyber security architecture. It will be the central place for businesses to go for help."
SMEs need to up their security game or risk becoming a target
“It will be interesting to look at these numbers in a year’s time and see whether the SMEs are stepping up their security spend, and why."
Disaster recovery: No longer just a 'nice to have'
According to Gartner, the average cost of business systems and network downtime is $5,600 per minute, which equates to $336,000 per hour.
Discussing bimodal IT, digital business and IT budgets with CIOs
Gartner's Peter Sondergaard participated in the recent Wall Street Journal CIO Network conference in California, which produced a number of insights.
Local ANZ govt councils gear up for oncoming change
“It has obviously been a period of significant change for many local councils across ANZ, however their leaders remain very optimistic and focused."
Global IT budgets hindered by ageing software
IT budgets for the coming year are not going to be breaking any world records. IT pros will need to adjust their tech buying habits due to budget cons