Worldwide digital transformation investments to reach $US1.8 trillion

Operational investments stand out among the 51 strategic priorities. Global spending on the digital transformation (DX) of business practices, products, and organizations is forecast to reach $US1.8 trillion in 2022, an increase of 17.6 per cent over 2021. According to a new update to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Digital…

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VMware addressing the data sovereignty needs of regulated industries

VMware is empowering and equipping trusted national or regional cloud service providers. VMware recently announced that it is adding several new partners to its Sovereign Cloud Initiative, along with several new cloud-native developer-centric capabilities. The initiative strengthens VMware’s ability to address the needs of enterprises from regulated industries to meet…

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Revenue increases due to real-time data

80 per cent of companies surveyed report revenue uplift due to real-time data analytics. KX and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) have published ‘The Speed to Business Value’ an industry report showing the commercial and operational benefits to be gained by businesses adopting real-time data analytics technologies. Announced…

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Disconnect between women holding roles on boards

Companies with women in executive leadership roles have significantly more balanced boards. Deloitte Global in collaboration with The 30% Club released the seventh edition of Women in the boardroom: A global perspective. The latest edition of the report finds that women hold 19.7% of board seats globally, a 2.8% increase from the report’s last…

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CxO 5.0: New model for data, analytics, and digital leaders

Five components to help drive digital capabilities in their businesses. The Gartner Research Board has identified a new model for digital leadership that binds together data, analytics, digital technology and transformation capabilities onto business. The Gartner Research Board said that data and analytics (D&A) leaders are uniquely positioned to drive this change…

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Asia/Pacific CEOs are now engaged in cybersecurity interactions

There are many infrastructural issues across people and processes. 69 per cent of CEOs are now engaged in cybersecurity interactions either weekly (37.2) or bi-weekly (31.5 per cent), supporting the ongoing importance of cybersecurity to the business. However, complexity, legacy, and ill-defined roles and responsibilities still hamper more effective approaches…

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Top 10 Twitter influencers on cybersecurity

There is a noticeable spike in cyberattacks on businesses and government agencies. Despite the impressive growth of the global security industry, there is a noticeable spike in cyberattacks on businesses and government agencies in the recent past. Now the prevailing geopolitical tensions are further threatening to disrupt and undermine industries…

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Ukraine says it thwarted Russian cyberattack on electricity grid

The hackers had struck in two waves. Ukraine said on Tuesday it had thwarted an attempt by Russian hackers last week to damage its electricity grid with a cyberattack. “This is a military hacking team,” said government spokesman Victor Zhora. “Their aim was to disable a number of facilities, including…

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The great resignation hits 91 per cent of Asia Pacific & Japan

The talent crunch is impacting organisation’s ability to digitally transform their businesses. A new study by SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) has found nine in ten (91 per cent) small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) say workforce volatility, including the Great Resignation, has directly impacted their digital transformation…

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