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IDC
Growth streak for traditional PCs continues during holiday quarter
"Consumer need for PCs in emerging markets and global commercial demand remained strong during the quarter with supply being a gating factor."
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Business Intelligence / BI
Business intelligence and analytics top use case of edge computing, IDC finds
"Industries such as manufacturing are already recognising the impact that edge resources are having on operational efficiency and improved product quality."
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Internet of Things
IoT spending to reach $437 billion by 2025, IDC finds
“IoT in the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) markets continues to grow steadily across multiple industries including transportation, retail, manufacturing, resources and utilities."
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Artificial Intelligence
AI tech poised to help reduce carbon emissions, IDC and Baidu finds
AI-related technologies' contribution to carbon reduction will increase every year, reaching at least 70% by 2060 with the total carbon reduction exceeding 35 billion tons.
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Cybersecurity
Future of trust: Security compliance automation investment set to increase
Data security, confidentiality, integrity, and availability are now key issues for all organisations, as is the imperative to use data ethically while complying with a complex web of industry and regional regulations.
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Cyber Threats
IDC: Digital transformation investments lead to increased cyber threats for APAC
IDC has explored what the cyber threat landscape will look like in the new year, with a few key predictions around different attack models and possible solutions.
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Cloud
Data fragmentation a significant growth barrier according to new research
Results from a recent IDC Global Survey sponsored by Informatica have shown that even though APJ is at the forefront of global data leadership, data fragmentation has distracted from innovation.
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Blue Prism
Blue Prism named leader in Robot Process Automation
Blue Prism was named as a leader due to its outcome-based pricing, studio capabilities and market momentum.
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Smart Home
Worldwide market for smart home devices holds steady amid disruption
The worldwide market for smart home devices such as smart TVs and speakers has risen 10.3% year over year in the third quarter of 2021, according to new figures from IDC.
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Cloud
Smartphone shipments to grow despite supply chain constraints
Shipments of smartphones will grow 5.3% year over year in 2021, reaching 1.35 billion shipments, according to new forecasts from IDC.
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Infrastructure
IDC forecasts quantum computing market to grow to $8.6 billion by 2027
"For many critical problems, classical computing will run out of steam in the next decade and we will see quantum computing take over as the next generation of performance-intensive computing.”
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IDC
IDC: Software spend on the rise as A/NZ orgs adapt to ongoing changes
According to IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker, 1H2021, the total A/NZ software market reached US$7.5 billion, showing a double-digit annual growth in both countries.
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Cybercrime
Australian FIs are seeking more robust crime management solutions, report finds
FIs across APAC are continuing to grapple with financial crime management strategy and investment to take full ownership and build in-house systems, buy a solution, or utilise managed services from a solution provider.
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GBG
IDC and GBG examine the Australian perspective on digital identity verification
Customer identity is the foundation of customer engagement and trust, particularly during a time when organisations are onboarding more customers than ever before.
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Cloud
OpenText expands capabilities in latest Cloud Editions release
OpenText is adding new capabilities to its Business Network Cloud as part of the Cloud Editions 21.4 launch at OpenText World.
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Digital Transformation
Digital transformation initiatives on the rise as organisations focus on strategic priorities
Global spending on the digital transformation of business practices, products, and organisations is forecast to reach $2.8 trillion in 2025, according to new forecasts from IDC.
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Microsoft
Avanade named a leader in Microsoft business applications services evaluation
Research firm Forrester has named Avanade a leader in The Forrester Wave: Microsoft Business Applications Services for Q4 2021.
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Digital Transformation
IDC: Over half of all ICT investment will be linked to digital transformation
For enterprises to compete in a digital-first world, they must prioritise investment in digital tools that will augment physical spaces and assets. 
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IDC
IDC: Top 10 predictions for CIOs in lead up to 2026
"CIOs will be instrumental in helping their enterprise navigate the winds of change by enabling ecosystems, co-creating new business models and outcomes, empowering employees, and building resiliency.”
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Gartner
$4.5 trillion to be spent on IT next year — Gartner
“What changed in 2020 and 2021 was not really the technology itself, but people’s willingness and eagerness to adopt it and use it in different ways.”
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COVID-19
NZ telco market reinvents itself post COVID-19
"The flat market and pandemic impacts are driving new behaviours from the telcos to innovate as well as become more efficient."
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IDC
IT services revenue to hit $1.1 trillion this year — IDC
Global IT and business services revenue is estimated to grow by 3.4% this year, according to new data from IDC.
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PC Market
PC shipments grow despite supply chain woes - IDC
Shipments reached 86.7 million units in the third quarter of this year, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of growth.
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Cloud
UiPath predicts billion dollar growth for RPA in lead up to 2025
The UiPath-commissioned IDC whitepaper states that the economic benefits expected by the use of RPA software by UiPath customers will grow from $7 billion worldwide in 2021 to $55 billion in 2025.