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Documentation
Adobe study finds lack of digital trust and utilisation in Australian Government agencies
New research commissioned by Adobe has revealed a significant lack of digital trust within Australian Government departments, along with the continued underutilisation of key digital processes.
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Cloudera
Overcoming hybrid and multi-cloud challenges to drive innovation
Driven by improvements in technology, financial services companies have advanced both internal and external systems and processes, with the likes of digitisation, personalisation and risk management redefining the industry.
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Consumer
Adobe survey reveals link between brand trust and consumer buy-in
Adobe has announced results from a study, which finds a strong correlation between brand trust and consumer behaviour.
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SMEs
Aussie small business losing money on bad digitisation
"The digital systems that businesses use are not integrating together properly and its costing businesses dearly."
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Digitisation
Using digitisation to reduce carbon emissions in building and construction
The building and construction sector is one of the largest in the world economy, as well as one of the most energy-intensive polluting industries on the planet.
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Sustainability
AyalaLand and FLOW partner for data center development
AyalaLand Logistics Holdings Corp (ALLHC) and FLOW Digital Infrastructure have entered into a framework agreement to bolster the development of carrier-neutral data centers in the Philippines.
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Cloud
Accenture report highlights the importance of government cloud strategy
A recent IDC estimate pegged spending on public cloud by governments in APAC (including China and Japan) at US$12.6 billion in 2025, growing by a CAGR of 20.3% between 2020-25.
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Cloud
Snowflake launches data cloud platform for retail sector
Snowflake has announced the launch of its Retail Data Cloud to break down data silos and improve business agility and customer experiences in the retail sector.
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Startup
Alibaba Cloud launches initiatives for startups, developers
“The interest of so many cutting-edge startups in our events signals the momentum of technological innovation in Singapore and across the APAC region."
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Digital Transformation
SMEs investing in digitisation, despite cost challenges
Since gaining incredible momentum over the past couple of years, digital transformation of business operations by local SMEs hasn't slowed down.
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Digitisation
Salesforce to train 400 Kiwis with Mission Ready and TupuToa
“As an industry, we need to do more to ensure that pathways to digital skills are accessible for all New Zealanders."
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Cloud
APAC businesses struggling to cater to new digital customers
“Understanding and serving a new breed of online consumers, many with mobile-first preferences, has become the new competitive battleground."
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Hybrid
Keppel Data Centre partners with AsiaPac, delivers hybrid and multi-cloud services to DC clients
"By partnering AsiaPac, Keppel Data Centre is able to enhance its suite of services to offer clients turnkey cloud implementation solutions.”
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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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Artificial Intelligence
Digitisation proving positive for finance companies
Finance companies who invested in digitisation during 2021 are already experiencing the positive effects, according to a new survey by Broadridge Financial Solutions.
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Malaysia
New roundtable series by The Malaysia Global Business Forum to discuss threat matrix in digital economy
The Malaysia Global Business Forum (MGBF) has announced the launch of a new roundtable series titled "The Evolving Threat Matrix of the Digital Economy".
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Infrastructure
New report finds investments in digital infrastructure the key to data center growth
A new data center market report has found that increasing investments in digital infrastructure have led to growth opportunities for data centers globally.
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Trade
Digital trade pivotal in unlocking economic benefits for NZ, report finds
“If we can increase understanding through outreach programmes to MSMEs and SMEs and demonstrate the value of digital trade, we will begin to realise that the cost reductions are truly significant.”
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Digitisation
Consulting companies are growing, but so are skill gaps according to new study
In a record-breaking quarter, a new Cinodes Q3 report has revealed that one-third of listed consulting companies have grown by over 20%, and the median turnover rate has had an increase of as much as 13.4% compared to last year.
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Empired
Capgemini completes Empired acquisition, extends presence in A/NZ region
“It was clear that by bringing together our two organisations we could have more impact as a strategic partner helping our clients innovate and compete in an increasingly digital world."
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Cloud
Zoho launches major enhancements to operations platform
Global technology firm Zoho has released new apps and services for Zoho One, its operating system for business. 
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Accuity
Manual processes leave financial orgs open to risk, study shows
“Trade compliance is a critical function where mistakes can cost businesses millions. An area where the smallest omission can throw off the entire strategy of a business is no place to take a chance."
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Agriculture
Cirralto teams up with Mastercard and Fresh Supply Co to help Aussie farmers
Cirralto is leveraging the Mastercard Provenance Solution blockchain-based innovation and the Fresh Supply Co digital supply chain network, to provide Australia’s farmers with better access to trade finance.
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CFO
BlackLine and Kyriba bring digitalisation to CFOs
BlackLine has teamed up with Kyriba to further enable digitalisation of the office of the chief financial officer, in order to improve collaboration between finance and treasury departments.