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PwC: NZ home to world’s most pessimistic CEOs
PwC New Zealand’s 21st CEO Survey shows NZ CEOs expect the worst for the global economy but are positive about their own company's success.
‘App overloaded’ employees want simple comms solution - Survey
A survey has revealed that employees are spending up to an hour each day navigating between various communications apps.
Survey finds businesses stung with $16m hidden cybersecurity costs every year
New research from Bromium has found the hidden costs of 'detect-to-protect' security are immense with businesses being blindsided every year.
76% of CIOs say soaring IT complexity is making job 'impossible'
IT teams are now spending an average of 29% of their time dealing with digital transformation problems, costing employers $2.5 million annually.
SMB business confidence drops as economy tightens – survey
The survey took responses from over 200 firms, comprising micro (up to 5 staff) and intermediate businesses (6 to 20 staff).
Government IT spending for 2018 - Gartner survey results
Cloud, cybersecurity and analytics are where government CIOs plan to spend in 2018 according to a recent survey by Gartner.
Survey reveals next three years to be crucial for IT in Aussie retail
More than half confided their company would need to adopt new technology within the next three years in order to evolve and stay competitive.
Work-life balance a challenge for NZ businesses
Stress was a challenge in 62% of organisations surveyed, and 50% of respondents noted concerns about the mental health of staff or colleagues.
Smartphones losing ground to digital voice assistant devices in homes
Two-thirds of consumers who own digital voice assistants use their smartphones less in the home since acquiring the devices.
IHS: Juniper recognised for router and switch leadership
The automated networking company was placed first in four categories in an IHS 'Markit' survey.
How businesses can address low engagement levels in millennial employees
Millennials can provide fresh ideas and deliver significant value, so organisations must present opportunities to learn and grow where possible.
IDC outline differences in the data centre market across APAC in new report
Research is according to a new survey of 1100 enterprise data centre operators across the region.
Adobe: Gen Z don’t feel prepared for a tech-driven workforce
93% of students and 78% of teachers agree that Gen Z would be better prepared for the future if they had a good understanding of technology.
Schneider Electric survey provides insights on the future of hybrid IT
The survey had many responses, including: “Be open to change. Internal data centres aren’t going to be here forever. Be ready to move with them.”
Widespread mismanagement of privileged accounts and access revealed in global survey
These findings are significant considering that privileged accounts grant access to nearly every component of a company’s IT infrastructure.
Increase in multi-cloud strategies sees higher OpenStack adoption
Surveys conducted by Cloudify, Heavy Reading, SDxCentral, SUSE and the OpenStack Foundation demonstrate growth of OpenStack adoption across industries
Asia Pacific CIOs leading adoption of disruptive technologies - Gartner
CIOs in Asia Pacific have been faster to adopt technologies such as IoT, AI, conversational interfaces, and blockchain.
Vanson Bourne survey reveals huge global AI investment
The survey indicates that 80% of enterprises are investing in AI, but 1 in 3 business leaders believe their company could do better.
IDC: Aussie businesses to bolster analytics investment in 2018
They say the increased investment is driven by a need more effectively utilise the data that has been captured and maintained.
New research prompts businesses to get ready for ‘EoT’
In addition to its almost infinite opportunities, BlackBerry asserts the Enterprise of Things (EoT) comes with a host of security risks.
Study: Oracle says IaaS proving critical for Aussie businesses
A global survey of 1,610 IT professionals, commissioned by Oracle and Longitude research, shows IaaS to be crucial in local markets.
SMBs in regions showing steady growth – MYOB
44% of operators in Waikato and the Bay of Plenty saw their revenue improve in the last 12 months, with similar levels of growth seen in Southland.
Gartner survey shows CIO role to be fundamentally changing
The global research gathered data from a record number of 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries and all major industries.