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Gartner anticipates $117.2 billion 2022 Australian IT spend
Gartner has projected a total Australian IT spend of AU$117.2 billion in 2022 in its latest forecast, increasing by 13.1% from 2021.
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Widespread threats increase by 38% in 2021 - Rapid7 report
Rapid7 has released its latest Vulnerability Intelligence Report detailing the most significant security vulnerabilities and cyber attacks in 2021.
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Salesforce insights show 83% of Aussies digitally unequipped
Salesforce has released its Global Digital Skills index, revealing that 83% of Australians do not feel prepared to learn the digital skills modern businesses require.
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APAC orgs underprepared for cyber risks, study finds
New research has found that IT decision-makers are complacent about risks to the business from phishing and business email compromise, also known as CEO fraud.
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IDC reports NZ smartphone market struggled in 2021
According to a new report from IDC, supply issues and lockdowns caused a 3.6% decrease in delivered units of smartphone shipments.
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The cost of hiring new workers doubles to more than $23,000
A study of more than 1,500 human resources professionals has revealed the cost to hire an employee has more than doubled in the past year.
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Financial services organisations
InterSystems says data democratisation a missed opportunity
InterSystems has found that financial services organisations are missing the opportunity to democratise data to achieve new levels of innovation.
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Bitcoin ATMs becoming more mainstream, increasing by 4,200% worldwide
Bankless Times has recently carried out research that highlights an increase of 4200% in global Bitcoin ATMs in the past six years. 
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Remote Working
Ivanti study reveals employee sentiments about future of work
Focusing on technologies that improve employee and IT experiences is critical for ‘future of work’ success and retaining talent.
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Digital Marketing
Dotdigital report helps companies to better serve customers
Dotdigital has released a new report to help companies bridge the gap between what their customers expect of them and what they experience in reality.
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Supply chain
Supply chain issues leaving customers frustrated, with brand loyalty at risk
According to new research, supply chain disruptions continue to impact consumers, affecting their mood and shopping behaviour. 
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
Mambu report shows 68% of SMEs struggle to secure funding
Mambu has released a new report indicating that more than two-thirds of SMEs in Southeast Asia have struggled to secure funding in the last five years.
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Mighty Ape
Canstar awards Mighty Ape for Most Satisfied Customers
Canstar has announced that the results of its survey for Most Satisfied Customers in the Online Retailers category reveal Mighty Ape as the winner.
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Artificial Intelligence
Juniper research funding to advance artificial intelligence and network innovation
The research is to focus on AI, ML, routing and quantum networking for advanced communication, Juniper Networks says.
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20% of CTOs reached the position in less than five years - A fast career path?
STX Next research has found that 20% of CTOs reached their position in fewer than five years, demonstrating a fast, viable career path.
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IWD 2022: Celebrating achievements of women in the Australian manufacturing industry
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has highlighted leading female voices who address biases and generalisations when it comes to a career in manufacturing. 
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Ventana Research names IBM Planning Analytics with Watson an Exemplary Vendor
A common industry problem is business planning, and knowing where to turn and who to trust for the best quality business planning software can be difficult.
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New report shows increase of ICS vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure
The amount of Industrial Control System (ICS) vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure sectors have been found to have increased by 110% over the last four years, according to a new report by Claroty.
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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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DSA study finds economic benefit of using MHz band
A new study by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has found that Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa’s economies could benefit if they decide to enable unlicensed access to the 5925-7125 MHz band.
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APAC businesses struggling to cater to new digital customers
“Understanding and serving a new breed of online consumers, many with mobile-first preferences, has become the new competitive battleground."
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New Xero App Launcher helps get more apps to small businesses
Xero has announced App Launcher, a new way for customers to launch and sign in to their favourite Xero App Store apps.
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Broken brand promises cost businesses customers in ANZ
New research by Qualtrics shows making sure the customer experience matches consumer expectations will be vital to retaining customers in 2022.
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Machine Learning
University of Melbourne uses Oracle Cloud to harness the power of IoT
Researchers at the University of Melbourne rely on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to tackle the massive amounts of data generated by the industrial IoT.