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Digital transformation crucial to enterprises for operational resilience amid COVID-19 crisis
"At this point, where it is critical for enterprises to rapidly respond and remain sustainable, digital transformation has emerged to be the silver lining."
What does COVID-19 mean for the print industry?
As with many industries, COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns has significantly impacted the print industry, however there is an opportunity to diversify service offerings and capture key markets.
Low-code platforms gaining popularity with Aussie businesses
Low-code platforms are gaining popularity in Australia at a rapid rate, according to a new study by OutSystems and IDC. In fact, 59% of organisations have recently adopted low-code platforms, and 18% plan on adopting low-code in the next 18 months.
OpenText drops latest release of Cloud Editions, complete with DX features
“OpenText Cloud Editions (CE), OpenText OT2 Applications, and our new Business Network are designed to help customers manage and transition to new priorities."
Cyber-worries delaying move to digital, says Deloitte
The report, commissioned by VMware, states that the Asia Pacific is delaying digitalisation due to fear of cyber-attacks.
Equinix launches fourth data centre in Singapore, backed by US$74m
The new facility has received an initial investment of US$74 million and is designed to meet the increasing demand for interconnectivity and infrastructure that supports digital transformation and remote working.
Lack of skills holding back digital transformation
“A successful digital transformation means ensuring the right blend of skills across an organisation and the empowerment of the IT department to make a positive difference."
Wipro invests in Microsoft partnership with dedicated business unit
Wipro has launched a Microsoft Business Unit designed to aid development of solutions for digital transformation. The unit will leverage Microsoft’s enterprise cloud services and will consist of a team of trained and certified Azure consultants and specialists.
New portals at ACT Revenue Office cut refund processing time by 90%
The ACT Revenue Office equates to more than $2 billion a year in taxation revenue.
Rapid adoption of mobile devices for utilities companies, study shows
The need for real-time data access is becoming more critical for energy and utilities field workers, leading to the rapid adoption of rugged mobile devices and tablets over the next five years.
Is APAC losing the digital transformation race?
The Asia Pacific region is lagging when it comes to digital transformation efforts, according to a new report from EY.
New solution promises cloud deployment in two hours
Australian IT services company Linktech Australia says its Kloudily IaaS and virtual desktops solution will get employees into remote work in a hurry.
State of Application Services: Opportunities for A/NZ organisations to scale and accelerate digital transformation
“Applications are the most valuable asset driving Australian and New Zealand economies today."
AI will be unstoppable with market value to jump 457% by 2025
As a result of AI entering the mainstream, one in five workers in a nonroutine job will rely on it for at least part of their role, according to Learnbonds.
Digital transformation halted by lack of skills, money and partner support
Despite a desire to engage in digital transformation, Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and BT research finds that lack of skills and resources, as well as support from partners, is slowing down these plans.
Inland Revenue shuts down to make changes to tax system
The revenue system will be closed for a week in April as Inland Revenue introduces a new round of changes to make tax more straightforward.
Cybersecurity: why responsibility needs to extend beyond the IT department
Most employees are now skilled in the use of technology and are much more IT savvy than they were in the past. IT teams, therefore, have to stop acting as gatekeepers.
Global consumers to trade in 810 million smartphones in favour of 5G devices
68% of consumers would be willing to trade-in their device in favour of a 5G-capable upgrade, according to research from Blancco Technology Group.
Moving to the cloud proving too costly for businesses
While moving to the cloud remains a top priority for most organisations, the process of moving is proving to be more costly for businesses than originally expected.
QCT develops 5G foundation in preparation for steep demand
QCT, Quanta Cloud Technology, has extended its 5G portfolio with the primary aim of providing more end-to-end products and open solutions to customers.
Financial organisations leading the way for hybrid cloud, Nutanix finds
“As Australia and New Zealand’s financial industry adapts to pressure from fintechs and bank disruptors and increasing regulation requirements, the time to innovate is now.”
Zscaler updates partner programme
Aims to improve reseller and service provider partners’ technical knowledge with products and integrations.
Hawkes Bay Council achieves greater digital transformation with Nintex
Hawkes Bay Regional Council (HBRC) is utilising the Nintex Process Platform to protect New Zealand’s air, land and sea.
The art of EPM in the cloud era
Enterprise performance management: Enterprises want self service access on demand.