Dynata’s new global consumer trends survey

42 per cent of people optimistic about 2023 Dynata, the world’s largest first-party data company for insights, activation, and measurement, today released its latest Global Consumer Trends survey, which explores the attitudes and behaviors of 11,000 people across 11 countries, aiming to better understand how evolving economic and social factors…

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Worldwide security investments to grow 12.1 per cent

Almost all industries and company size segments will see low double-digit growth Worldwide spending on security solutions and services is forecast to be $US219 billion in 2023, an increase of 12.1 per cent compared to 2022, according to the new Worldwide Security Spending Guide from International Data Corporation. Investments in hardware, software,…

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Digital inclusion for students and teachers in Fiji

It is important to us that everyone has access to the digital tools and resources Ciena, Digicel Fiji and Southern Cross have jointly launched Project Semata, an initiative to provide high-speed internet access and online learning resources to three schools in Savusavu, Fiji. The initiative will give dedicated direct 10Mbps internet access to the Digicel…

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AFP and Indonesian National Police strengthen ties

The AFP maintains its dedicated presence in Indonesia The AFP and Indonesian National Police (INP) will jointly target regional cyber criminals after signing a new cooperation and intelligence sharing agreement in Sydney this week. The agencies also renewed a longstanding arrangement to cooperate on preventing and combatting transnational crimes and…

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Flashpoint state of cyber threat intelligence

A deep dive into the perpetual cycles of cybercrime A growing body of evidence, outlined in Flashpoint’s State of Cyber Threat Intelligence: 2023 report, demonstrates just how extensively cyber threats are overlapping, intersecting, and relating. The risk intelligence firm examines why these threats—from the online spaces in which cybercriminals operate to the…

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Lloyds Banking Group invests £UK10 million in Yoti

The investment will be used to develop innovative technology Lloyds Banking Group has invested £UK10 million in digital identity company Yoti, an investment which supports the development of innovative technology to keep people safe online, tackle the ever-growing risks of identity fraud, and give people more control over their personal…

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Global effort to drive a more inclusive internet

ICANN and the UASG to mobilize the global internet community The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) invite the global Internet community to participate in Universal Acceptance (UA) Day events on and around 28 March 2023. The intent of this day is…

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New initiatives to back more women business leaders

Boosting women’s entrepreneurship in Australia is important to the economy Westpac has today announced new measures to help more female-led small businesses to get started or to grow with dedicated start-up and scale-up loans. These support measures are part of a total $US500 million commitment to back more women in…

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Expanding digital platform ecosystems

Large digital platforms have become an integral part of our daily lives The ACCC will examine the expanding ecosystems of digital platform service providers in Australia as part of its’ five-year Digital Platform Services Inquiry. Large digital platform service providers, like Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Meta (Facebook) and Microsoft, continue to…

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Indian enterprises consider consumption-based models

Adoption of as-a-service or consumption-based models is increasing rapidly International Data Corporation ’s (IDC) new report finds that “Anything as a Service”, or XaaS, is quickly becoming the preferred delivery model for several products, tools, and technologies. As per IDC Future of Digital Infrastructure 2022 Global Sentiment Survey (India, n=100), almost…

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