Australia ICT sector must do more for diversity

Non-profit organisation calling for the ICT industry to address gender diversity, discrimination, and sexual harassment. Australian employee association registered organisation, Professionals Australia is calling on the information and communication technology (ICT) sector to do more to address gender diversity, discrimination, and sexual harassment against women. The call comes after the ICT…

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Global IT supply chains disrupted during COVID-19 says US CISA

Pandemic highlighted heavy reliance on ICT, while global supply chains were weakened. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), US government and industry members of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force released an analysis report on the impact of COVID-19 on global supply…

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Diversity plays an important role in cybersecurity advancement in APAC

Women are needed to help solve the challenges business are facing resulting from changes in work dynamics. Technology has taken a prominent role during COVID-19 pandemic, post APAC region-wide lockdowns, cybersecurity has become the forefront of technological advanced. However more women are needed to help solve the challenges business are…

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Profile: CIO challenges of working for a corporate Commonwealth entity

Mike Brett CIO of Hearing Australia gives some unique insights 15 months into his tenure. Working for a corporate Commonwealth entity has its unique challenges for Mike Brett chief information officer at Hearing Australia. While it competes in a commercial market, Hearing Australia also has a responsibility to its major…

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COVID-19’s impact on ICT budgets in APAC

Traditional technology spend is down, but digital transformation and remote working drive Cloud and collaboration tools. The global pandemic is still impacting ICT budgets in Asia Pacific region. According to analyst firm GlobalData Asia Pacific countries are seeing a decline of seven per cent to five per cent in ICT…

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COVID-19 to affect enterprise ICT spending in New Zealand

Buying decisions re-looked at due to an increased focus on profitability amidst the uncertainty. ICT spending in New Zealand is estimated to register a 6.3 per cent year-on-year decline to reach US$9.5bn in 2020, against the initial estimated growth of 9.6 per cent before the COVID-19 outbreak, according to GlobalData.…

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Training packages needed to fill IT skills gap in Australia

Australian Government called on to focus training packages required for the technology industry. The AIIA, Australia’s peak industry representative body for innovation technology, has called on the Australian Government to focus on agile training packages that are able to react faster to the emerging opportunities and new skills required for…

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Hong Kong Govt. spends HK$1B to support IT adoption in businesses

Funding will support enterprises looking at remote working to continue their business and services during the epidemic. The Technology and Innovation committee of Hong Kong the Government, under the Anti-epidemic Fund has allocated an additional provision of $1 billion to the Distance Business Programme, to help support enterprises adopt IT…

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KT invests in Hyundai Robotics for digital transformation

KT Invests 50 Billion Won for 10 per cent in Hyundai Robotics. South Korean telecommunication company,  KT has invested in Hyundai Robotics, to accelerate digital transformation based on 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and smart factory. The investment will allow KT to acquire a 10 per cent equity stake in Hyundai…

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