Australian leaders see correlation between DE&I efforts

Diversity matters more to companies now than ever before With lasting global impact from the pandemic and growing expectations for hybrid work, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) has been brought to the forefront of every business agenda. A new report, Employees at the Center: What It Takes to Lead on DE&I…

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Banks twice as likely to be carbon neutral

The report assessed businesses against seven key dimensions One in 10 Australian financial services providers have already reached net zero emissions from their own operations, compared to one in 20 businesses across all Australian industries. This is the key finding in a new report into sustainability progress from Microsoft ANZ…

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Leaders expect circular economy to increase profits

Measurement is essential to showing progress to stakeholders A recent survey by Gartner, Inc. found that 74 per cent of supply chain leaders expect profits to increase between now and 2025 because of applying circular economy principles. On average, supply chain organizations have been applying circular economy principles for three years to…

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Chris Fechner regarding DTA procurement of ICT-related services

ANAO’s focusing on providing increased transparency The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has tabled the performance audit of the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) procurement of ICT-related services in 2019–20 to 2020–21. The audit was not a review of the DTA’s whole-of-government digital sourcing responsibilities and, as such, the ANAO’s findings…

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Data management is critical for successful AI adoption featured

The findings of the report are based on a survey of 600 global CIOs, CDOs, and CTOs A new survey report by MIT Technology Review Insights highlights AI and data management as essential pillars to enterprise success but found that the majority of survey respondents cited data mismanagement as a…

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Seven disruptions CIOs might not see coming

Disruptions are fundamental shifts that create lasting change CIOs must take time to consider “what if” scenarios to avoid being blindsided by social, behavioral and technological disruptions, according to Gartner, Inc. Speaking at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in Australia today, David Yockelson, VP analyst at Gartner, said many disruptions that seem futuristic may be…

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Banking-as-a-service will hit mainstream adoption

Analysts continue to explore digital banking trends Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) will hit mainstream adoption within two years, according to the latest Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Banking Transformation. Gartner predicts that 30% of banks with greater than $1 billion in assets will launch BaaS for new revenue by the end of…

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Preparing critical infrastructure for post-quantum cryptography

Quantum risk to digital communications by CISA Quantum Risk to Digital Communications Nation-states and private companies are actively pursuing the capabilities of quantum computers. Quantum computing opens exciting new possibilities; however, the consequences of this new technology include threats to the current cryptographic standards. These standards ensure data confidentiality and…

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Five priorities APAC security leaders need to know for 2023

Cybersecurity has been thrust to the forefront of minds of business and technology leaders Info-Tech Research Group, one of the top global information technology research and advisory firms, has published its annual trends report on the upcoming priorities security leaders need to plan for. Info-Tech’s Security Priorities 2022 report combines insights from…

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