Issues shaping IT decisions

This partly reflects the growing importance of regulation Data sovereignty and compliance are now an important factor in shaping IT selection and design decisions. Almost half the respondents (48 per cent) to IDC’s Cloud Pulse 2Q22 survey (n=1350) say that data sovereignty and industry compliance have factored highly in discussions…

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WEF establishes a cyber resilience in oil and gas initiative

At Davos 2023, 20 global CEOs committed to working together to improve cyber resilience across the ecosystem. The impact. The oil and gas industry uses a range of complex systems and interconnected technologies to extract, transport and refine oil and gas products. While these technologies are necessary to support the delivery…

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Budget-conscious IT organizations

Shift from run to change by creating better predictability Are you one of those IT leaders who is facing the challenge of making change happen at their organization with only a limited budget? Here are IDC’s suggestions for considerably improving the software development lifecycle with a small spend. These small investments…

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Leaders in the payments industry

The payments industry is continuing its march towards further digitization Disruptive solutions such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology are creating new growth opportunities in the payments industry for companies that can capitalize on these trends. However, current economic market conditions such as inflation, high interest rate and…

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China calls for digital cooperation

The Chinese president said the digital gap must be bridged Building global consensus and bolstering confidence in world economic recovery is a critical task for the 17th G20 Summit, with the theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger.” As a new driving force for global economic growth, the digital economy has great…

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Spending on compute and enterprise storage systems

Technical Applications will be the fastest growing workload The workload driving the largest share of enterprise IT infrastructure spending in the first half of 2022 (1H22) was Structured Databases/Data Management. Organizations spent $US6.3 billion on compute and storage infrastructure to support this workload in 1H22, which represents 8.5 per cent…

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China-Pakistan ironclad ties consolidated

The two sides held in-depth exchange of views on the bilateral relations Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held talks with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, and Sharif is one of the world leaders that has visited China right after the conclusion of the…

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Cybersecurity remains a high priority in Southeast Asia

Organizations embrace digital-first era As organizations in Southeast Asia embrace a digital-first mindset, cybersecurity remains a high priority investment area for majority of the businesses in the region. Findings from a recent IDC Asia/Pacific Security Sourcing Survey 2022 indicate cybersecurity as a critical investment area for organizations in Southeast Asia…

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Institutional push for digital leadership drives China businesses

Many Chinese businesses are increasingly adopting digital technologies The government initiatives to boost digital economy and digital leadership through the expansion of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and regulatory support mechanisms are driving China’s enterprises to increase their ICT spending in 2022, finds GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.…

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