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Physical Security
Physical security industry leaders embrace new tech - study
The report looks at how the role of physical security continued to evolve in 2021 as organisations adapted to changing conditions.
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Phone
Best looking phone survey reveals surprising market trends
The survey not only found the best looking devices, but revealed some interesting facts about the cellular phone market on a whole.
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Gaming
Study shows Australians prioritise protection over convenience
A recent study by McAfee has identified the shifts in needs, attitudes, and actions that will impact Australia in 2022.
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Divipay
Why manual calculations are a CFO’s Achille’s heel
Accuracy and strong attention to detail are essential for finance professionals in order to perform well and to hold the respect of their peers.
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Digital Transformation
COBOL market 3 times larger than previously estimated - survey
A Micro Focus survey finds COBOL is viewed as strategic by 92% of respondents, and the amount of COBOL code in daily use increased to 775-850 billion lines. 
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Customer experience
Excellent CX requires first party data and robust strategies, survey finds
Brands must look at managing their data collection strategies, investment strategies, and deploying improvement in their identity management practices to reach, engage, and retain customers moving forward.
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Cloud
Cryptocurrency trading in NZ below world average, but signs show increased awareness
A recent study has revealed that although cryptocurrency is still a growing market in New Zealand, the country's usage rate is still well below those of our overseas counterparts.
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Artificial Intelligence
Digitisation proving positive for finance companies
Finance companies who invested in digitisation during 2021 are already experiencing the positive effects, according to a new survey by Broadridge Financial Solutions.
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Remote Working
New Citrix study says employees prefer remote work to office work
According to a new poll conducted by Citrix, nearly 80% of employees say they would rather work in a hybrid way, and more than 70% would prefer to remain fully remote.
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Digital Transformation
Pegasystems investigates where IT functions will be 5 years from now
"The accelerated pace of digital transformation has put IT leaders front and centre. It’s also taught many within organisations the strategic value these teams can provide if they are given the tools and the opportunity."
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
New study shows IT decision-makers think organisations compromise cybersecurity in favour of other goals
A new study by security firm Trend Micro has revealed that 90% of IT decision-makers believe organisations compromise on cybersecurity in favour of other goals within their business.
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Malware
Rackspace highlights top security challenges of today's organisations
Half of global IT leaders say they are not fully confident in their ability to respond to data, malware phishing, supply chain, ransomware, cloud, IoT and application attacks, according to Rackspace's global survey.
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IT Risk
SMEs face growing security risks thanks to remote working
“Our research has found that remote working is exposing SMEs to additional risk of compromise and some businesses are being forced to leave infrastructure unmonitored."
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Cloud
Ransomware grows 1,070%, organisations struggle to secure operations
Two-thirds of organisations have been the target of at least one ransomware attack, and the majority are more concerned of a ransomware attack than any other cyber threat.
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CompTIA
Organisations falling behind on security preparedness, mindset shift required
"Organisations must approach cybersecurity with a completely different mindset. Practices considered good enough in the recent past are no longer sufficient.”
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Financing
Finance leaders must shift their focus to data, report finds
“The Resurgent Finance Leader report from Board shows finance leaders worldwide know now is the time for the office of finance to make the transformational leap to become the strategic hub for driving more value from their data."
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Customer engagement
Self-service in high demand for today’s enterprise customers
"Enterprises stand to increase sales, improve customer experience and brand image while reducing churn and customer support costs by facilitating a seamless product-content process.”
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Survey
COVID-19 continues to influence digital workspace deployments
"This survey sheds light on how organisations have adapted to the changing requirements and highlights process and technology improvements that organisations can make to get better return on investment in digital workspaces.”
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Survey
Organisations struggle to manage databases following COVID-19 digitisation
"Now that the dust has settled, many companies are left grappling with data platforms that can't easily handle all of their diverse data types and workloads."
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Cloud
SD-WAN grows in popularity during time of COVID-19
"The pandemic caused enterprises across the globe to really re-evaluate their operations and seek new ways to improve performance and efficiency."
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Database
Data platforms failing to meet requirements of today, survey shows
“Business leaders are coming to the realisation that their existing technology cannot keep up with the data requirements of today and tomorrow."
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Fintech
Are Australian businesses missing out on fintech benefits?
Despite increasing digital adoption in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the survey revealed that only a third of businesses in APAC have actively adopted fintech solutions.
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Trends
Barracuda survey reveals top security concerns for Australian businesses
“As applications are rapidly becoming the most exploited threat vector, these security concerns underscore the importance to safeguard data with confidence by eliminating application vulnerabilities and stopping data breaches."
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Accounting Software
COVID-19 halts 53% of accounting automation projects
Manual accounting is untenable in a post COVID-19 environment, according to new global research from accounting automation software company BlackLine.