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Double-digit growth ahead for smart home devices as consumers embrace home automation
"Sales of smart home devices have remained fairly resilient during the global Covid-19 pandemic."
Security and risk management spending in Australia to increase in 2021
Australian organisations will spend more than A$4.9 billion on enterprise information security and risk management products and services in 2021, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.
A/NZ businesses increase spend on cybersecurity in wake of COVID-19
Despite organisations cutting spending in many areas during 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19, security remains a consistent area of increased investment.
Cybersecurity spending for critical infrastructure to surpass US$105 billion in 2021
The brunt of security spending is still first and foremost focused on IT networks, systems, and data security from a defensive perspective.
Global IT spending to hit almost $4 trillion this year — Gartner
This is a marked improvement from last year, where IT spending declined by 3.2% in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced IT teams to prioritise mission-critical infrastructure over IT spending.
Enterprise driving spend in data and content management solutions across APAC
The revenue growth is driven by the rise in enterprises' need to organise, categorise and structure content in a meaningful manner.
Data centre infrastructure spending still on the rise, despite setbacks
“Gartner expects larger enterprise data centres sites to hit pause temporarily and then resume expansion plans later this year or early next. However, hyperscalers will continue with their global expansion plans due to continued investments in public cloud.”
Thales: A/NZ cybersecurity approach more talk than action
“While some organisations are talking a good story … predicted spending shows that most have the wrong focus.”
Cloud spending surges in Q2 2020 - Canalys
Global spending on cloud infrastructure services reached $34.6 billion in Q220
Public cloud spending and revenues to soar in 2020
The sector will see its revenues grow from US$243 billion in 2019 to $258 billion this year, according to new research from Gartner.
IT buyer confidence plummets in US but slivers of hope seen in APAC
While spending on some technologies, like cloud and remote platforms, has seen an uptick, IDC says a ‘significant’ overall contraction will be felt in the next few months.
Opportunity awaits for tech spend despite COVID-19, says IDC
Recent forecasts may point towards declines in overall tech spending in 2020, but there also opportunities where business may be looking to increase short-term investments as part of their response to the COVID-19 crisis.
GlobalData: A/NZ security service spending set to skyrocket
Australia and New Zealand are estimated to witness the highest compound annual growth rates (CAGR).
Worldwide spending on security products and services set to reach $151.2 billion in 2023
"Considering there have been many attempts for hackers to acquire funds from banks, the banking industry is expected to spend the most on security solutions."
IDC: A/NZ second highest APAC IoT spenders per capita
New IDC forecast expects the Internet of Things spending in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan to reach US$381.8 Billion by 2022.
IDC: Global smart cities spending will near $100b this year
The IDC spending guide has expanded the scope of its spending guide to over 100 cities and 30 use cases.
IDC - APeJ blockchain spending ready to skyrocket
Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) spending on blockchain solutions to reach US$2.1 billion in 2022, according to the latest IDC report.
Tourists want contactless as spend into NZ grows
Visa has released a report showing that tourist spend in NZ is growing and they want to use contactless payment systems.
IDC says global IoT spending to hit $1.2 trillion in 2022
The findings come from the Analyst's worldwide IoT spending guide, which forecasts IoT spending for 14 technologies across 20 vertical industries.
Synergy reports record-breaking Q1 capex spend for big cloud providers
The capital expenditure (Capex) of hyperscale operators jumped to $27 billion in Q1, according to Synergy.
Opportunities as IOT, Cloud & ML keep growing, says Kiwi research
“Manufacturing and agriculture are taking the lead… with the view to continue implementing industry 4.0 technologies.”
Blockchain spending to surge 90% in 2018 with 60% on IT services
APAC spent around US$148m on blockchain solutions in 2017, with 2018's forecast almost double that and IT services taking the lion's share.
Government IT spending for 2018 - Gartner survey results
Cloud, cybersecurity and analytics are where government CIOs plan to spend in 2018 according to a recent survey by Gartner.
Concur: How businesses can reign in overspending employees
Where overspend occurs, managers should ensure those responsible can justify their actions and, if necessary, educate them appropriately.