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Sustainability
Driving the Green Software Framework with Accenture
It's clear that technology is a fundamental driver of sustainability, but in most cases, the solution itself needs to be monitored so that it doesn't become the problem.
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Gartner
Top 10 government technology trends for 2022 revealed
“Government and public sector CIOs now need to sustain the momentum of digital acceleration after the initial chaos of the pandemic."
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Sustainability
Australian energy suppliers actively using digital transformation to reach Net Zero goals
The Next Stop: Net Zero survey, initiated by Publicis Sapient, features a survey of top digital heads at energy suppliers examining whether companies are empowering their senior leaders to make the changes needed to meet targets.
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Cloud
Fortinet partners with Telecom Niue to increase network security
Fortinet has provided the island nation of Niue with a range of cybersecurity solutions in an effort to increase network communications among residents.
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Gartner
Gartner: Tech spending set to skyrocket in Australia for 2022
Overall spending on tech in Australia is forecast to grow 6.3% to reach A$111 billion in 2022, as analysed in Gartner's latest quarterly IT spending forecast update.
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Cybersecurity
Hybrid working exacerbating cybersecurity problems for CIOs
Security needs to keep up with the evolving nature of today's workforce, as hybrid working continues to exacerbate cybersecurity problems for IT leaders.
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Gartner
Gartner: More than half of digital government programs failing to scale
“Citizens expect results, they are not interested in effort."
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CIOs
Top 3 actions of progressive CIOs, according to Workday and Deloitte report
Findings reveal that individuals referred to as Progressive CIOs take a specific approach to enterprise finance transformation and behave differently than their peers with regard to mindset, collaboration and technology strategy.
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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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Digital Transformation
CIOs have more business influence as COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation
“Along with other business leaders, CIOS have embraced their enhanced responsibilities and influence as an opportunity to further collaborate and succeed in today’s new digital-first reality.”
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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: A/NZ organisations increased investment in digital innovation during COVID-19
Two-thirds expect digital investment to increase further in 2021, despite flat IT budgets.
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Gartner
Gartner: Six step framework CIOs must follow for cost optimisation during COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis has put pressure on CIOs to do more with less and make difficult decisions. 
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Healthcare
Gartner: Top five areas CIOs can use AI to combat COVID-19
Gartner has identified five areas where artificial intelligence can improve decision making for government and healthcare CIOs during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Gartner
Gartner: The eight actions CIOs must take to ensure financial survival during COVID-19
"Survival will depend on maintaining cash flows and income while continuing to be innovative with technology."
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ICT
IT leaders still buying despite economic uncertainties around COVID-19
Despite many organisations putting their IT buying on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some organisations are still reviewing their digital needs and progressing with their buying decisions.
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Digital Transformation
The role of the CIO is evolving, survey finds
Digital transformation has impacted almost every industry, which has led to the role of the CIO increasing in importance."
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Digital Transformation
Gartner: A/NZ orgs digitally mature but lagging in “Fitness”
Research shows that “Fit” enterprises will win when business conditions turn.
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Gartner
Gartner: CIOs need to start delivering on digital
“CEOs think it’s time for digital initiatives to show value. They have been investing in digital for many years, and now expect it to ‘grow up’ and start delivering at scale."
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Cybersecurity
Gartner: Top 10 government tech trends
“Public sector leaders expect government CIOs to find ways technology can reduce costs, create efficiencies and improve outcomes for citizens and businesses."
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Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise cloud complexity making IT performance 'extremely' difficult to manage
Digital transformation, migration to the enterprise cloud and increasing customer demands have tech leaders looking to AI for the answer 
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Digital Transformation
C-suite dynamics shifting as DX takes front seat
“Technology leaders are more emboldened to drive organisational change: their priorities are shifting as they take a more agile approach to IT strategy."
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Cybersecurity
IT spread in organisations good for business, bad for security
Tech spend outside IT department creates opportunities, but increases security and consumer trust risks, finds world’s largest tech leadership survey.
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Artificial Intelligence
CIOs in A/NZ are slowly making digital business progress
“A/NZ CIOs have the chance to step up to become more influential business leaders, but most are not seizing that opportunity to drive change.”