CIOs in Asia expect budget increase post COVID

Remote working and cyber attacks prompt further technology investments Entering 2020, investment in technology had remained at an all-time high; 55 per cent of technology leaders had received a budget increase, driven by the need for operational efficiencies, customer engagement and developing new products and services, states the recent 2020 Harvey…

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Tracking health metrics for a better quality of life

Alliance of healthcare and insurance company. Healthcare services Huami and Prudential Corporation Asia  announced an extension of their partnership to provide Pulse by Prudential (Pulse) users access to Huami’s Amazfit range of wearable technology. Huami and Prudential will explore the integration of digital capabilities, including features from Pulse in Huami’s smartwatches…

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Global tech leaders spent billions to secure work from home

Despite financial investments, companies experienced attacks. Companies globally spent the equivalent of around US$15B extra a week on technology to enable safe and secure home working during COVID-19, reveals the 2020 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. This was one of the biggest surges in technology investment in history – with the world’s IT…

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Technological innovation is driving new opportunities, Tencent

Tencent and Professor Eric Maskin, 2007 Nobel Prise winner discuss how 2020 is all about innovation. China-based multinational conglomerate company, Tencent believes once the shock of COVID-19 is wearing off, technological innovation is driving new opportunities. Tencent’s chief strategy officer and senior executive vice-president James Mitchell recently sat down with…

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China will dominate APAC cloud computing market revenue over next five years

Demand comes from enterprises who want to manage the large amounts of data they generate. China will continue to dominate the Asia-Pacific (APAC) cloud computing market during the period 2019-2024 with one-third revenue market share, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. According to GlobalData’s Market Opportunity Forecasts Model,…

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Australian construction industry relying on data for business decisions

Over half of companies surveyed said they would look for a new vendor for better control and access of data. In a poll conducted by ACA Research has shown the importance of data to the increasingly digital Australian construction industry. Not only are construction companies realising the significant benefits of…

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Hearing Australia launches systems modernisation program

Modernisation Program will replace Hearing Australia’s ageing core ICT systems. Hearing Australia has launched a Systems Modernisation Program with independent technology services provider DXC Technology to make it even easier for people with hearing loss to get the help they need. The Systems Modernisation Program will replace Hearing Australia’s ageing…

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The value of transparency for CIOs

Andrew Matuszczak, former CIO/CTO at Wesfarmers gives his thoughts on what giving everyone access to a central source does for a company’s transformation. According to Wesfarmer’s former CIO/CTO Andrew Matuszczak there are many companies out there that have spent a lot of money doing things on the shiny frontend and…

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