GUEST OPINION by Fleming Shi, Chief Technology Officer, Barracuda: With remote working now the norm for many organisations, security is topping the list of concerns for Australian CIOs.
As the pool of skilled talent diminishes in the Australian market, organisations cannot afford to take a misstep in their talent strategy, according to new independent research by one recruitment firm revealing that the impact of a bad hire is more damaging and costly today than it was a year ago.
Seventy three percent of Australian CIOs plan to extend salary increases to their tech employees in 2021, according to a new salary guide from one recruiting firm.
GUEST OPINION by Kathryn Ramanathan, ANZ Channel and Distribution Manager, Cohesity: As Australian organisations recover from the disruptions of the past 12 months and make fresh plans for the year ahead, many are seeking ways to improve the performance and flexibility of their IT departments.
GUEST OPINION by George Tsoukas, ANZ Manager, Gigamon: In a recent study, 60 percent of CIOs and IT executives surveyed said they expect a decline in their budgets as a result of the pandemic. Simultaneously many CIOs and IT managers are being told to find ways to accelerate digital transformation to provide an improved customer and user experience.
GUEST OPINION by Derek Cowan, Cohesity: It’s been on the medium and long-term strategic roadmaps for organisations of all sizes, but now digital transformation has become a must-do item.
GUEST OPINION by Paul Randlesome, global vice president of Value Management at Silver Peak: This year has seen Australian enterprises accelerate their digital transformation efforts, migrating applications and infrastructure to the cloud as they shift from dedicated data centres to shared public infrastructure.
As cloud technology, data analytics and cyber-security increasingly dominate the ICT agenda, old school CIOs need to find new ways to add value to the organisations they serve.
GUEST OPINION by Wayson Vannatta, Chief Information Officer at WatchGuard Technologies:Infrastructure, intellectual property and IT security…just a decade ago, the CIO’s role as curator and custodian of the backroom cost centre that was ICT was well defined. So was their place at the top table, where their expertise in what was then an esoteric area of operations went largely unchallenged.
GUEST RESEARCH by Gartner: Enterprise IT spending across all industry sectors in Australia will grow 3.6% to reach more than A$95.8 billion in 2021, following an expected 2.8% decline in 2020, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc.
A survey of cyber security professionals in NSW has found that 96.5% were working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic and the income of 12.6% had been affected due to the outbreak.
An extra US15 billion a week has been spent globally on technology by IT leaders to enable safe and secure home working during the first wave of the COVID-19 crisis, representing one of the biggest surges in technology investment in history - with Australian IT leaders increasing spending on cyber security, despite struggling to find skilled cyber security professionals, according to a new global survey.
Business cloud software provider Infor has named Bega Cheese CIO Zack Chisholm as the recipient of its first CIO of the Year award in Asia-Pacific as part of its 2020 Customer Excellence Awards.
VENDOR CONTRIBUTION by Ryan Trost - Co-Founder & CTO, ThreatQuotient: Businesses continue to place more and more data in the cloud, from personal details to intellectual property. The growing adoption of cloud-based solutions by businesses, whether for greater agility, data analytics or to support employees in accessing the data, for example when they were remotely or from home, also increases the risk of cloud attacks.
Property developer Cedar Woods Properties has promoted Jimmy Lee to the new role
of chief information officer.
A survey of 250 Australian chief information officers, chief technology officers and chief information security officers has found that both cyber attacks and breaches had risen during the last 12 months, prompting increased expenditure on cyber defences.
ASX VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT by WhiteHawk: WhiteHawk Ltd (ASX:WHK) announced that it has established a new sales partnership with a major global consulting firm which is already bringing in new revenues.
ASX VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT: WhiteHawk Ltd (ASX:WHK) announced that it has established a new sales partnership with a major global consulting firm which is already bringing in new revenues.
Digital transformation, migration to the enterprise cloud and increasing customer demands are creating a surge in IT complexity and the associated costs of managing it, according to a global survey of CIOs commissioned by software intelligence company Dynatrace.
Blockchain technology will be transformational across most industries within five to 10 years, with 60% of CIOs recently surveyed expecting some level of adoption of blockchain technologies in the next three years, according to a new report from Gartner.
Skilled migrants have been an “overwhelming net positive” for the Australian economy and particularly sought after for filling skilled IT positions like developer programmers and ICT business analysts, according to a new report.
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