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Inaugural Microsoft APAC Partner Awards winners announced
Three new regional awards introduced this year for APAC: Independent Software Vendor, Global Systems Integrator, and Services Partner of the Year.
Cloud adoption: The barriers and benefits in 2020
A new report from Accenture reveals that even after years of investment into cloud initiatives, many organisations are not seeing the results they expected, and full value realisation remains a stubborn challenge.
Accenture acquires Olikka, looks to become leading AWS and Azure cloud provider
The acquisition extends Accenture’s AWS and Microsoft Azure capabilities, as well as its broader cloud capabilities across Australia and New Zealand.
Organisations struggling to realise full business value from cloud investments
“Our study shows a surprisingly small two-year improvement in returns on corporate cloud initiatives, suggesting that a more thoughtful and holistic approach is needed to fully unlock the value of cloud.”
NZ retailers urged to embrace new e-commerce experiences ahead of holiday season
Retailers should expect to see new shopping behaviours from customers
AR, VR and 3D tech boost consumer confidence in online purchases - report
The report found that 47% of global consumers acknowledged that immersive technologies made them feel more connected with products while shopping online.
Four security threats affecting FSIs in 2020
This time last year nobody predicted that the world would be battling a pandemic and fighting off hordes of cybercriminals using the pandemic as a topical way of peddling their wares.
NZX, Metservice attacks show Kiwi companies must rethink cyber security
The attacks are a wake-up call for New Zealand businesses to step up their threat protection and contingency planning systems.
Accenture acquires SAP specialist provider Zag
The acquisition of the Kiwi company was spurred by growing demand for SAP and cloud migration services across A/NZ.
Accenture invests US$3 billion into cloud migration initiative
Accenture Cloud First is a new multi-service group of 70,000 cloud professionals that brings together Accenture’s industry, technology capabilities and ecosystem partnerships.
Artificial intelligence key to NZ's economic future - report
"During this time, the value of human-machine collaboration has never been clearer."
Plugging the gaps: Australian organisations are leaving their defence barriers wide open
Cybercriminals are are walking through the gaping holes in Australia’s organisational defences – gaps that leadership teams don’t even realise are there.
The 4 barriers to overcome to successfully migrate to cloud
According to the latest research from Accenture, which surveyed leaders in the realm of cloud adoption in the APAC region, there are four concepts that DX laggards (voluntary or involuntary) can adopt as an antidote to common adoption barriers.
Are robust digital experiences the future of healthcare in New Zealand?
“People’s perceptions of and relationships with technology are changing, and to adapt, healthcare payers and providers need to redesign digital experiences.”
Robots in the wild – how COVID-19 has brought robots from the factory to the forefront
If organisations get it right, the potential global impact of robotics will be vast and exponential.
The four key practices of supply chain strategies, according to Accenture
The Accenture analysis found that these leading companies follow four key practices that cement them as leaders among their peers. First, they begin with the customer in mind.
A/NZ partners win big at Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards
Microsoft’s annual Partner of the Year Awards have this year recognised several Australia and New Zealand partners for their achievements within the partner ecosystem.
Humans VS machines: Focus must be on people - report
The majority of Australian executives believe organisations need to dramatically reengineer the experiences that bring technology and people together in a more human-centric manner.
5G to be 'revolutionary' - yet security concerns remain high
“The introduction of 5G will alter consumer expectations and lead to a change in how businesses deliver services."
80% of Australian companies think cybersecurity investments 'failing'
A new report from Accenture finds that 70% of Australian organisations are in a 'constant battle' with cyber attacks, while costs are spiralling out of control.
IDC names Accenture APAC Leader in pro security services
Accenture was recognised as having one of the most comprehensive security advisory and security assessment offerings.
Fujitsu and Accenture launch new project to advance blockchain
The project aims to develop the foundation for a new architecture that will eliminate differences such as the timing of transactions between multiple blockchains, enabling asset transfers and recovery from transaction errors.
Accenture named Leader in managed security MarketScape
In IDC’s Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2020 Vendor Assessment, Accenture was recognised for its approach to both industry and customers.
People + Work Connect aims to bridge employment gap during tough times
People + Work Connect will bring together companies whose workforces are laid off due to COVID-19 with those in urgent need of workers.