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Cloud
LogicMonitor shares resiliency framework for IT teams and CIOs
LogicMonitor has released a framework that IT teams can leverage to evaluate their readiness, determining their ability to deliver resiliency and continuity.
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Supply chain
Knowledge graphs and digital twins to optimise supply chains
Organisations are increasingly seeing the potential in digital twins.
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DevOps
Orgs increasingly vulnerable to supply chain attacks - study
“We can’t solve this problem using existing methodologies. Instead, we need to think differently about the identity and integrity of the code we are building."
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Sustainability
Inaction no longer an option when it comes to sustainability
Research and advisory organisation ADAPT has revealed a 9% year-on-year increase in IT leaders demanding carbon transparency from their providers since 2021.
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Digital Transformation
CIOs to drive digital transformation and connect stakeholders
A new global research study from Lenovo reveals how the CIO role has evolved, shedding light on growing areas of responsibility.
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Digital Transformation
Role of CIO continues to evolve into 2022 - Lenovo study
A new study from Lenovo reveals how the CIO role has evolved, shedding light on growing areas of responsibility and increasing influence in the C-Suite.
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Cloud
ADAPT reveals top CIO priorities during ongoing skills shortage
Australia is experiencing a shift in focus as the skills shortage forces CIOs to prioritise talent acquisition and retention over technology initiatives.
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CIO
Airline CIOs look to technology to aid in COVID-19 recovery
"Smart technology, automation, and digitalisation are the only ways our industry can thread the needle between profitability, safety, and sustainability.”
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Microsoft
Apptio collaborates with Microsoft to deploy financial decisioning platform
Apptio has announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deploy its financial decisioning platform.
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Firewall
Cloudflare announces new migration program and firewall expansion
Cloudflare has announced it is expanding its Zero Trust firewall capabilities while also revealing a new program to help customers migrate from legacy hardware to the Cloudflare One suite of Zero Trust solutions.
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IDC
IDC: Top 10 predictions for CIOs in lead up to 2026
"CIOs will be instrumental in helping their enterprise navigate the winds of change by enabling ecosystems, co-creating new business models and outcomes, empowering employees, and building resiliency.”
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SaaS
Productiv redefines employee experience with SaaS Intelligence solution
Productiv’s solution is designed to give IT departments visibility into app usage, spend and compliance, enable greater automation of workflows and policies, and help teams to create personalised experiences.
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Chief technology officer
Link Group appoints ANZ's Nicole Pelchen as new Chief Technology Officer
After an extensive global executive search process, Link Group has appointed ANZ’s CIO Nicole Pelchen as the company's new Chief Technology Officer.
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CIO
The steps CIOs should take to advance diversity, equity and inclusion
“CIOs have an enormous opportunity to use their position as a digital business leader to support marginalised groups and meet executive commitments with action.”
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Business Continuity
Australian CIOs unprepared for further business disruption following COVID-19
As the power of the cloud, data, and AI redefine the future of work, the CIO role is evolving exponentially but not equally."
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Customer experience
CIOs take on more responsibility for DX - Adobe survey
CIOs are now dealing with improving customer experiences, as well as the tools and frameworks to help capture, convert, and glean insights from customer data.
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Cybersecurity
CIOs massively underestimate Secure Shell risks - study
While CIOs say they are concerned about the security risks SSH machine identities pose, Venafi data indicates they seriously underestimate the scope of these risks. 
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Digital Transformation
Six digital transformation trends to watch in 2021
During 2021, CIOs will have to work throughout their organisations and apply digital technologies and data to unlock new business opportunities, writes Cohesity head of systems engineering A/NZ Derek Cowan.
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Gartner
Gartner: The character traits CIOs will need to have in 2021
“CEOs are looking for executives who are capable of weathering crises."
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IBM
Organisations unprepared for IT needs of the future - IBM
Organisations are not prepared for the future IT needs of the business and nearly all are moving to advance their transition to cloud infrastructure.
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Gartner
Gartner: The 10 rules CIOs must follow for rapid IT cost reduction
CIOs need to approach cost cutting in the least damaging way to the medium-and long-term health of the business."
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DDoS
NZX CIO David Godfrey to resign by year's end
"David has been in the business for more than a decade, and has been a great contributor over that time - including through the challenges we faced this year due to COVID-19 and the more recent cyber attacks where he has shown wonderful calmness and support of his teams.”
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Remote Working
Cloud migration needs to be an urgent priority for enterprises
There’s a strong sense of urgency for companies to move away from archaic and costly systems and towards establishing a clear plan for cloud migration and digital transformation before the year is out.  
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CIO
Three steps to cloud migration success
IT investments and initiatives that drive operational effectiveness, build a data-driven organisation, and acquire and retain customers are key priorities for Australian CIOs.