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Gartner
Digital currencies on the up, role of CFO more important than ever
By 2024, 20% of large organisations will use digital currencies for payments, stored value or collateral, according to the analyst firm Gartner.
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Malware
End of 2021 marks drop in cyber attacks, and increase in remote access malware
In Q3 2021 there has been a decrease in the number of unique cyber attacks, however there’s been an increase in the share of attacks against individuals, and also a rise in attacks involving remote access malware.
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Mastercard
Mastercard: Digital resilience and experience spending key trends for 2022
Shifts in household savings, economic growth, leisure travel recovery and consumer spending on stuff versus experiences are in focus as businesses continue to move digital.
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Cyber Threats
IDC: Digital transformation investments lead to increased cyber threats for APAC
IDC has explored what the cyber threat landscape will look like in the new year, with a few key predictions around different attack models and possible solutions.
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Remote Working
IT leader predicts HR tech trends for 2022
With 2022 guaranteed to show continued growth and development in HR tech software, Nick Bailey from WorkForce Software lays out several key insights for the year to come.
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Cyber attacks
IT and comms top sectors targeted by cyber criminals, AI provides a solution
“Over the last 12 months, it is clear that attackers are relentlessly trying to access the networks of trusted suppliers in the IT and communications sector."
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Cloud
Semiconductor market experiences significant growth, breaks $150bn mark
Semiconductor revenue rose 7.6% in Q3 2021 from Q2 2021, and climbed above $150 billion in revenue during a single quarter.
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Customer experience
Poor customer experience could cost Aus businesses up to $69bn every year
Nearly nine in ten Aussies say they were dissatisfied with their experiences as customers in 2021, according to the Qualtrics 2022 Global Consumer Trends.
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Microsoft
Supply chain attacks, ransomware leads to loss of trust in IT vendors
"The evolving remote workplace is surely accentuating challenges for businesses as legacy software like Microsoft struggles to keep up in today’s accelerated digital world."
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Big Data
The year ahead: Unpacking customer engagement and loyalty trends for 2022
In this insights and trends piece, Loizou and Toolin unpack the key innovations and trends driving customer engagement, loyalty and retention for the year ahead.
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Kodari Securities (KOSEC)
Investment in innovation: trends and opportunities
Moving into 2022, with COVID-19 still front of mind, there are interesting and immediate implications when it comes to investing in innovation as a result of the pandemic.
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Customer experience
How businesses can better adapt to meet the changing demands of customer experience
While it will take time for the long-term effects of the pandemic on businesses to be fully realised, some of the most significant impacts that have emerged are in the customer experience (CX) arena.
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Infrastructure
IDC forecasts quantum computing market to grow to $8.6 billion by 2027
"For many critical problems, classical computing will run out of steam in the next decade and we will see quantum computing take over as the next generation of performance-intensive computing.”
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IDC
IDC: Software spend on the rise as A/NZ orgs adapt to ongoing changes
According to IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker, 1H2021, the total A/NZ software market reached US$7.5 billion, showing a double-digit annual growth in both countries.
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Artificial Intelligence
Gartner reveals worldwide AI software revenue to hit $62.5bn, up 21.3%
Gartner forecasts that the top five use case categories for AI software spending in 2022 will be knowledge management, virtual assistants, autonomous vehicles, digital workplace and crowdsourced data.
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Digital Transformation
Pegasystems investigates where IT functions will be 5 years from now
"The accelerated pace of digital transformation has put IT leaders front and centre. It’s also taught many within organisations the strategic value these teams can provide if they are given the tools and the opportunity."
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IDC
IDC: Top 10 predictions for CIOs in lead up to 2026
"CIOs will be instrumental in helping their enterprise navigate the winds of change by enabling ecosystems, co-creating new business models and outcomes, empowering employees, and building resiliency.”
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Microsoft
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update with Enlighten Designs
Today, Techday speaks to Enlighten Designs general manager Alan Grainer.
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Artificial Intelligence
Gartner identifies the top strategic technology trends for 2022
Generative AI, Distributed Enterprise and Cloud-Native Platforms are amongst the top strategic technology trends for 2022, Gartner has predicted. 
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CompTIA
Organisations falling behind on security preparedness, mindset shift required
"Organisations must approach cybersecurity with a completely different mindset. Practices considered good enough in the recent past are no longer sufficient.”
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Enterprise Storage
External OEM storage revenue hits $6.9 billion for enterprise market
Revenue generated by the group of ODMs selling directly to hyperscale data centres declined by 7.7% year over year in 2Q21 to $6.4 billion, while capacity shipped grew 13.8% year over year to 88.7 exabytes.
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IDC
Dedicated cloud IaaS market expected to hit $14bn by 2025
"Increasing demand for service-based consumption of IT resources triggered a broad move within the system vendor community to introduce a variety of offerings to fulfil this demand."
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Workplace of the future
Future of work tech spend to reach $656bn in 2021, IDC finds
The largest area of investment in 2021 will be hardware, where companies are expected to purchase $228 billion in endpoint devices, enterprise hardware, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and robotics and drones.
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Trends
Businesses to recover to pre-COVID-19 levels this year, report finds
The study also found that 22% of enterprises expect their levels of business in 2021 to exceed pre-pandemic levels, with global enterprise services revenues forecast to grow by 8.8% in 2021, after slowing down to 6.2% growth in 2020.