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Survey forecasts rapid growth of edge computing in APAC
Almost all respondents said they will be adopting edge computing within the next three to five years despite many not being fully aware of what it is.
Survey shows NZ businesses adapting practices for millennials
Millennials will make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020 - something businesses in NZ are getting ready for.
Survey reveals digital transformation playing into cybercriminals’ hands
Digital transformation has many positives but it also benefits cybercrime as organisations are trying to walk before they can crawl.
Xero scores top marks for highest overall satisfaction with Aussie SMBs
Only 5% of Canstar Blue winners have ever achieved the same award for three consecutive years, including Xero.
BDO & AusCERT kick off 2017 A/NZ Cyber Security Survey
They’re looking for input from all decision makers across Australia and New Zealand.
Cybercrime causing financial losses to 69% of Hong Kong businesses
Two companies said they had each suffered a loss of US$1 million or more.
Get it right the first time: Customers want better, faster response to feedback
Qualtrics recently surveyed 1,100 respondents from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore to explore key customer experience trends.
Kiwi SMBs optimistic as growth expectations hit two-year high – ANZ survey
“As we approach the middle of the year, small businesses are increasingly upbeat about investment, employment and profit expectations.”
A/NZ companies still on the fence about cloud – survey
34% of A/NZ enterprises have moved workloads from public cloud back on-premises. The biggest concern against public cloud use is security.
90% of Aussie IT pros agree - IT automation is now critical
“Only through new digital-first technologies with automation solutions that support hybrid multi-clouds, will CIOs enable their companies to innovate.
Bad reputation: The impact of bribery & corruption on A/NZ businesses
Our cross-Tasman regulators are actively enforcing agendas to minimise money laundering, terrorist financing, corporate misconduct and fraud.
Is the annual performance review too delayed to be effective?
A Hays survey has found that most employees say ongoing regular conversations are more useful.
School IT procurement survey finds out which tech wins
A recent survey has asked schools what their IT preferences are for digital devices in the classroom. Which product would be best for you?
Survey: 70% of Australians would rather get praise over pay
85% of workers believe managers should spot good work and give praise and thanks whenever it happens.
MYOB survey reveals business priorities for Budget 2017
MYOB asked 1,015 business owners around New Zealand about their thoughts on the government’s economic initiatives.
SMEs that engage in international trade are more confident – survey
Businesses that trade internationally learn from more sources and have a higher-than-average number of business-related educational interests.
Lots of data available - why do customers still feel misunderstood?
While 88% of IT leaders agree that their organisation understands their customers, only 61% of customers believe organisations understand their needs.
Are we legally allowed to ignore work on the weekend?
“It’s been a long time since most of us worked 9 to 5."
New Zealand companies lagging behind in creating human-centric customer experiences – PwC
Only 6% of Kiwi companies are thinking about creating better customer experiences while 76% are focused on growing their revenues.
Windows 10 adopted by 91% of IT professionals, but plagued with concerns
87% of IT professionals have Windows 10 concerns, including application compatibility, need for user training, and manual migration effort.
More SMEs back tighter immigration laws despite skill shortages
Worries about the impact on public services and housing are likely behind the current high level of concern.
Project managers need to upskill in order to deliver – KPMG report
KPMG’s Project Management Survey 2017 revealed that two-thirds of projects undertaken in New Zealand are failing.
NZ small businesses show solid growth in first quarter of 2017, but skilled labour hard to find
Small businesses have shown the strongest growth outlook in two years in the last quarter, but shortage of skilled labour remains a critical issue.
IT leaders unprepared for e-discovery process, research finds
"Business and IT leaders would be well-advised to immediately take a proactive approach to their e-discovery readiness."