Cyber attackers will have weaponised operational technology environments 

Organisations can reduce risk by implementing a security control framework By 2025, cyber attackers will have weaponized operational technology (OT) environments to successfully harm or kill humans, according to Gartner, Inc. Attacks on OT – hardware and software that monitors or controls equipment, assets and processes – have become more common. They…

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Worldwide IT spending to grow 9 per cent in 2021

Technology spending enters a new build budget phase. Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$4.2 trillion in 2021, an increase of 8.6 per cent from 2020, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. “Technology spending is entering a new build budget phase,” said John-David Lovelock, distinguished research vice president at…

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Optimize data and analytics value

Better business decisions happen when business, data and analytics, and other IT leaders work together. Data and analytics is a business function that fuels digital acceleration. However most organizations don’t have a systematic way to assess, optimize and articulate data and analytics value. Rita Sallam distinguished VP analyst at Gartner, believes…

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Four types of technology buying by organisations

Tech buying behaviour trends. About seventy percent of global technology buyers are exploring more ways to purchase technology this year, however vendor engagement strategies continue to under-deliver when it comes to meeting tech buyer expectations, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. “Technology providers often create go-to-market (GTM) strategies with limited insights…

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Four actions for CIOs to take in advancing diversity

IT leaders can leverage influence and technology resources to support marginalised groups As part of their leadership responsibilities, CIOs should leverage their influence and technology resources to take an active role in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. “The disruption from the pandemic and social injustices has…

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Worldwide IaaS public cloud services market grew 40.7 per cent in 2020

The era of CIOs investing in cloud IaaS and PaaS maybe over. The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market grew 40.7 per cent in 2020 to total USUS$64.3 billion, up from US$45.7 billion in 2019, according to Gartner, Inc. Amason retained the No. 1 position in the IaaS market in…

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Clouds on the horizon

Manufacturers are under extreme pressure to digitise. The Manufacturing Execution Systems market has been pretty lively in 2020-21, noted Gartner. Much of the activity has been the crush of vendors rushing to embrace microservices, containerized applications and low-code/no-code development, wrote Rick Franzosa senior director analyst at Gartner. In a blog…

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