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ABI Research
ABI Research calls for universal data governance framework
The researchers state that a new universal data governance framework must be introduced to address the data governance needs in emerging technologies.
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Emerging Technology
Trends to follow when dealing with NFTs, generative AI, sovereign cloud, data fabric and composable networks
Three overarching trends to drive organisations to explore emerging technologies such as non-fungible tokens (NFT), sovereign cloud, AI and composable networks.
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Workplace of the future
Future of work tech spend to reach $656bn in 2021, IDC finds
The largest area of investment in 2021 will be hardware, where companies are expected to purchase $228 billion in endpoint devices, enterprise hardware, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and robotics and drones.
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Cybersecurity
Interview: Assessing the challenges in securing emerging technologies
In his almost 20 years in the cybersecurity industry, Infosys CISO Vishal Salvi has watched threats change — and how they've ramped up in the last 18 months.
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Artificial Intelligence
The transformative power of AI comes within reach of every business
The power that high-end technology brings to business should be in the hands of the many, rather than an elite few, writes giniPredict general manager for A/NZ By Fung Lim.
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Business Continuity
Co-creation and digital skills are crucial to accelerate Australia’s digital economy
Essential funding from the recent federal budget will promote tech innovation, and foster digital skills that will inevitably drive momentum in our economy. 
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Digital Transformation
Three success factors for business and IT transformation
As technological progress is continuous, it forces business leaders to remain agile if they want to secure a competitive advantage.
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Cloud
Low-code goes mainstream
By enabling software development without relegating coding to specific developers, low-code is set to soar in popularity this year.
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Remote Working
The three layers of a successful digital transformation project
2021 brings hope of new opportunities for C-suite executives. CIOs and their IT teams who get the right mix now can bake success into their digital business strategy.
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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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Artificial Intelligence
IDTechEx: the role of emerging tech in fighting COVID-19
2020 will go down in history for the year of the global pandemic, but also for the rise of innovative digital technologies.
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Artificial Intelligence
RMIT researchers create ‘light-powered’ AI chip
The nanoscale advance combines the core software needed to drive artificial intelligence with image-capturing hardware in a single electronic device.
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KPMG
Australian executives shift focus to must-have technologies amid COVID-19
Business survival has emerged as the number one reason to invest in emerging technologies as Australian executives re-evaluate strategic priorities.
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Artificial Intelligence
Social distancing tech amongst top emerging technology trends - Gartner
“Emerging technologies are disruptive by nature, but the competitive advantage they provide is not yet well known or proven in the market."
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Email
Reducing the amount of time employees spend on email
In many organisations, business managers are looking for ways to minimise the use of email or make it more efficient so that employees can focus more on deep work and creative tasks instead of on managing their emails.
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Collaboration
Eight positive technology trends to come out of COVID-19
The involuntary adoption of these technologies will have a long-lasting impact well beyond COVID-19, says SYSPRO Asia-Pacific chief executive officer Rob Stummer.
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Cybersecurity
Ingram invests in APAC with new leadership and partner support
Expands Advanced Solutions strategy to APAC to advance partner capabilities, with ASEAN VP Francis Choo at the helm.
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Cybersecurity
Chinks in the armour: Why the post COVID-19 cloud is easy game for cybercriminals
Now’s the time for CIOs to pause and make sure their digital transformation projects are fit for today, and the future.
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Cloud
Quantum technology holds 'huge potential' in Australia - report
The emerging sector could create 16,000 jobs in Australia and generate over AU$4 billion in annual revenue in the next 20 years, according to CSIRO.
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Diversity
Nuclear sector encourages diversity & emerging tech
Sydney played home to an event that promoted diversity in the nuclear sector, celebrating those who are using nuclear technologies and science in ‘peaceful’ ways.
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Investment
Revealed: Global trends in technology investment
The US and China see total investment values drop year-on-year, but the UK records a rise in investment into British tech companies.
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Frost & Sullivan
Female-focused healthtech solutions a growing market
Technologies such as mHealth, telehealth, and wearable devices to help pregnancy care, fertility, and menstrual care treatments while reducing costs.
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3D Printing
Nanotech brings tough, flexible sensor to life
Engineers at the University of Waterloo have created a silicone/graphene material that can act as a sensor for wearable technologies.
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Microsoft
CompTIA launches tool to measure emerging tech-readiness
CompTIA says the assessment will help to identify what steps are needed to ensure organisations expand their business.