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Hitachi Vantara expands digital manufacturing portfolio
Includes new manufacturing practice and expanded portfolio of digital manufacturing solutions, services and consulting services.
DX spending set to grow in 2020 despite pandemic woes
New data from IDC predicts digital transformation spending will grow by 10.4% worldwide to an eye-watering US$1.3 trillion.
Modern data integration: A must-have for the data-driven enterprise
By collecting and interpreting multiple datasets, modern data integration eliminates information silos, democratising data access and providing a consistent view to users.
Expert urges NZ to begin health system’s digital upgrade
The chief executive of NZHIT says the Government should release a report that will kickstart the digital transformation of NZ’s health services.
Data integration firm Talend expands presence in New Zealand
Demand to digitally transform businesses drives continued growth across region.
Huawei Cloud launches new offering for govt and enterprise customers
"Huawei Cloud has released the Huawei Cloud Stack, aiming to accelerate digitalisation and intelligent upgrade of government and enterprise organisations alike."
Venafi acquires Jetstack, brings greater security to digital transformation
"Our team is thrilled to join Venafi so we can accelerate our plans to bring machine identity protection to the cloud native stack, grow the community and contribute to a wider range of projects across the ecosystem.”
Nutanix announces promotion of Christian Alvarez to head of worldwide channels
“Christian is an innovator, strategic thinker spearheading new offerings and contributing to collaboration across the organisation."
Google Cloud & VMware reach 'milestone' for customer cloud journeys
A new first-party offering will allow customers to run VMware environments directly within Google Cloud.
IDC: A/NZ needs to implement more digital transformation tools
"While digital transformation has been identified as a priority across Australia and New Zealand, there are key roadblocks and challenges that must be addressed."
Is legacy technology holding you back?
Getting off legacy systems can be difficult but the potential benefits of updating IT infrastructure or even better integrating old systems can be immense.
Interview: Base 2 head discusses digital transformation during pandemic
If small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) didn’t deem digital transformation important enough to invest in before, they should now, according to Base 2 managing director Greg Sharp.
Digital transformation crucial to enterprises for operational resilience amid COVID-19 crisis
"At this point, where it is critical for enterprises to rapidly respond and remain sustainable, digital transformation has emerged to be the silver lining."
What does COVID-19 mean for the print industry?
As with many industries, COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns has significantly impacted the print industry, however there is an opportunity to diversify service offerings and capture key markets.
Low-code platforms gaining popularity with Aussie businesses
Low-code platforms are gaining popularity in Australia at a rapid rate, according to a new study by OutSystems and IDC. In fact, 59% of organisations have recently adopted low-code platforms, and 18% plan on adopting low-code in the next 18 months.
OpenText drops latest release of Cloud Editions, complete with DX features
“OpenText Cloud Editions (CE), OpenText OT2 Applications, and our new Business Network are designed to help customers manage and transition to new priorities."
Cyber-worries delaying move to digital, says Deloitte
The report, commissioned by VMware, states that the Asia Pacific is delaying digitalisation due to fear of cyber-attacks.
Equinix launches fourth data centre in Singapore, backed by US$74m
The new facility has received an initial investment of US$74 million and is designed to meet the increasing demand for interconnectivity and infrastructure that supports digital transformation and remote working.
Lack of skills holding back digital transformation
“A successful digital transformation means ensuring the right blend of skills across an organisation and the empowerment of the IT department to make a positive difference."
Wipro invests in Microsoft partnership with dedicated business unit
Wipro has launched a Microsoft Business Unit designed to aid development of solutions for digital transformation. The unit will leverage Microsoft’s enterprise cloud services and will consist of a team of trained and certified Azure consultants and specialists.
New portals at ACT Revenue Office cut refund processing time by 90%
The ACT Revenue Office equates to more than $2 billion a year in taxation revenue.
Rapid adoption of mobile devices for utilities companies, study shows
The need for real-time data access is becoming more critical for energy and utilities field workers, leading to the rapid adoption of rugged mobile devices and tablets over the next five years.
Is APAC losing the digital transformation race?
The Asia Pacific region is lagging when it comes to digital transformation efforts, according to a new report from EY.
New solution promises cloud deployment in two hours
Australian IT services company Linktech Australia says its Kloudily IaaS and virtual desktops solution will get employees into remote work in a hurry.