digital economy news stories
New Zealand falls behind on digital economic performance
New Zealand has dropped from place 16 to 20 on the NTI overall between 2020 and 2021; seven places behind Australia.
Akkodis joins MIT research centre for digital transformation
Modis, soon to become Akkodis, has joined the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) as a corporate member to collaborate on research projects, events and education.
$20m boost for digital technologies announced
The government is spending an extra $20m over four years on its plan to transform the digital technologies industry.
Undoing the productivity gaps of knowledge work
As Australia accelerates its digital economy and Australians head for the polls, one word is central: productivity.
Pandemic accelerates adoption but widens digital divide
1 in 10 Australians are digitally excluded, and it's estimated 1 in 5 New Zealanders struggle to engage in the digital world, an industry panel hears.
Visa launches program to help SMBs navigate NFTs and crypto
Visa has launched a one-year immersion program designed to bring together a global cohort of entrepreneurs interested in building their business with NFTs.
Open finance set to benefit New Zealand consumers - report
Open finance is expected to become the standard for consumers' financial welfare and empowerment, according to an Aotearoa fintech research report.
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.
Skillsoft finds IT salaries rose 10% in APAC during 2021
Skillsoft has released its latest annual report exploring skills gaps, training and development, compensation, and job satisfaction in the IT industry.
COVID-19 drives up digital payments throughout APAC region
"From these solid statistics, we can infer that the pandemic has triggered more people to dip their toes into the digital economy, which may fully dethrone cash use here in the next three to five years.”
80% of better performing companies more willing to collaborate with competitors
A new study reveals a sharp divide in the digital strategies of better-performing companies (leaders) versus followers.
MBIE announces launch of new digital identity numbers for NZ businesses
MBIE says Organisation Parts enable New Zealand organisations to digitise their businesses and compete in the changing digital economy.
Sitecore attracts major martech capital investment of US$1.2b
According to Sitecore CEO Steve Tzikakis, the investment marks an ‘unprecedented’ milestone for the martech industry.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Veeam?
Today we speak to Veeam senior global technologist Anthony Spiteri, who discusses the great shift to a digital economy, how this could impact payments, privacy and more, and whether organisations should invest into digital platforms as an exercise in future-proofing.
How impatience drives our digital behaviour
Your reward for slow load times is a more fleeting interaction with your customer.
Funding worries hold back Singapore SMEs from digitalisation
Many of Singapore’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seek government support in order to remove barriers to adopting digital business infrastructure.
Forrester Research names leading global digital experience agencies
Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, Publicis Sapient, and PwC named as leaders in the Q4 2019 report.
IDC: What CEOs need to know about the digital economy
In just a few short years, IDC predicts that half of all GDP worldwide will come from digitally enhanced products, services, and experiences.
Asia Pacific economies poised for public cloud boom, says Google Cloud
Public cloud will create more than 1.6 million jobs and contribute US$450 billion to global economies, according to a new Google Cloud report.
Google to launch new cloud region in Poland
Google Cloud is launching a new cloud region in Poland, in addition to a partnership with Polish firm Domestic Cloud Provider (DCP).
Callaghan Innovation: 'Unicorns' create $34b for New Zealand
New Zealand ‘unicorns’ behind some of New Zealand’s most successful innovation businesses like Rocket Lab, Xero, and LanzaTech have helped to create more than $34 billion in value to the country.
New report identifies top digital investment trends for 2019
There are countless trends emerging in IT, but Virtusa xLabs has identified what it believes will be the 10 most influential.
IT employers having to up salaries and bonuses to attract talent
As the modern economy relies increasingly on data, it’s certainly a good time to be working in IT.
Trade Me receives $2.54 billion takeover bid
“This indicative proposal is subject to a number of conditions, including the completion of due diligence.”