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China's cloud market services spending surges to $9.2bn
Tue, 2nd Jan 2024
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cloud services
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smartphones
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bi
In Q3 2023, China's spending on cloud market services saw an 18% rise to $9.2bn, while Chinese cloud giants saw a surge led by AI technology innovations.
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Aotearoa New Zealand sees dip in Boxing Day spending
Fri, 29th Dec 2023
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wellington
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shopping
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nz
Aotearoa New Zealand sees slight decline in Boxing Day spending in 2023, which could be disappointing for retailers, a new report reveals.
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Kiwis hopeful of economic upswing amidst looming concerns
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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climate change
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inflation
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cios
In contrast to the global outlook, New Zealanders are more optimistic about the future economic climate, according to the latest Global Predictions Survey.
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American Express launches OptBlue to boost card acceptance
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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martech
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cx
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spending
American Express introduces OptBlue in Australia, aiming to expand small businesses' acceptance of Amex cards by offering favourable processing rates.
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Ex-Google Cloud & Mandiant CTO takes helm at DTEX as CEO
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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public cloud
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advanced persistent threat protection
Ex-Google Cloud and Mandiant CTO, Marshall Heilman, joins DTEX as CEO to tackle increasing insider risk threats.
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Mangopay introduces FX solution to transform platform currency conversions
Mon, 20th Nov 2023
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online shopping
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spending
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sales
Mangopay launches a new foreign exchange (FX) solution for platforms to streamline currency conversions and boost cross-border ecommerce.
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Securing festive shopping: Tips to avoid online scams and protect personal data
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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apple
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martech
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commerce systems
As online festive shopping skyrockets, concerns about personal cyber security have deepened. Avoid becoming a victim of scams with these top tips.
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Aptum study: 62% of organisations lack cloud cost expertise
Wed, 27th Sep 2023
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spending
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study
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cloud management
According to a study by Aptum, a lack of effective cloud management continues to drive significant waste of IT resources.
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Public cloud market booms, set to reach $1.35 trillion by 2027
Wed, 30th Aug 2023
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cloud services
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saas
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public cloud
Although annual spending growth is expected to slow slightly over the 2023-2027 forecast period, the market is forecast to achieve a five-year CAGR of 19.9%.
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Spend pipelines: A key for organizations in looming downturn
Mon, 24th Jul 2023
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workflow automation
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spending
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digitalisation
Spend pipelines can deliver the data, systems, and workflow necessary to enable greater visibility and understanding of an organization's spending commitments.
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55% of enterprises boost cloud spend despite challenges - HashiCorp
Wed, 14th Jun 2023
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accounting systems
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cloud services
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it automation
HashiCorp has released its 2023 State of Cloud Strategy Survey, showing positive outcomes for APAC organisations that adopt and scale multi-cloud.
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98% IT leaders 'satisfied' with cloud transformation, but challenges remain
Mon, 29th May 2023
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cloud services
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digital transformation
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management
Clear Skies Ahead: Aptum's annual Cloud Impact Study reveals challenges in cloud management and spending optimization.
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Six ways to get your SaaS spend under control
Tue, 21st Mar 2023
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saas
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software
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subscriptions
Without the proper strategy and guardrails in place, SaaS costs can spin out of control, from duplicate subscriptions to wasted licence spending.
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How can retailers become more recession resilient?
Tue, 7th Mar 2023
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cx
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martech
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retail
With another recession looming, retailers must prioritize customer experience and mitigate developer burnout to survive and thrive.
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Consumer habits transformed by COVID-19 and upcoming generations
Fri, 30th Dec 2022
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blockchain
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spending
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idc
By 2027, blockchain technology will enter the mainstream, touching over 70% of common consumer activities, predicts IDC.
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Differences in generations propelling huge changes in spending
Thu, 29th Dec 2022
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spending
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report
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shopping
IDC has revealed some dramatic shifts occurring in how different generations earn income, spend their money, and leverage technology to do both.
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Three factors influencing growth in security spending
Tue, 18th Oct 2022
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wfh
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cybersecurity
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gartner
Increased remote and hybrid work, the shift to zero trust network access, and cloud-based delivery models are driving growth in security spending, says Gartner.
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Cloud cost-cutting is in vogue, but pitfalls abound
Mon, 10th Oct 2022
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cloud services
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cloud infrastructure
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spending
Something interesting is happening in cloud finance management, and the way to think about this is: there’s more than one way to skin the cloud costs problem.
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Slower spending, turbulent economy to make 2023 planning difficult
Wed, 31st Aug 2022
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vr
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metaverse
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spending
Business leaders who plan for 'business as usual' spending increases will fall short, according to Forrester's 2023 Planning Guides.
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Airwallex announces global expense management platform
Fri, 8th Apr 2022
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wfh
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fintech
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expense management
Airwallex launches global Expenses platform to help organizations manage expenses more efficiently amid the rise of hybrid working models.
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IDC spending guide shows AI spending will double by 2025
Fri, 18th Mar 2022
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ai
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idc
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spending
According to a new IDC spending guide, U.S. spending on artificial intelligence solutions will double by 2025.
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Why manual calculations are a CFO’s Achille’s heel
Wed, 16th Feb 2022
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finance, leasing & rental
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business
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cfo
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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Australian businesses are boosting their cyber security budgets
Mon, 14th Feb 2022
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cybersecurity
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investment
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spending
Australian businesses are increasing their cyber security budgets, but still struggle to stay ahead of attackers, according to a new report by Accenture.
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Public cloud computing spend to overtake traditional IT
Fri, 11th Feb 2022
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cloud services
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public cloud
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gartner
Gartner finds that by 2025, 51% of IT spending will have shifted from traditional solutions to the public cloud, compared to 41% in 2022.