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COVID-19 halts 53% of accounting automation projects
Manual accounting is untenable in a post COVID-19 environment, according to new global research from accounting automation software company BlackLine.
Nutanix research: Aussies not keen to return to the office
According to the research, Australia’s success with working from home has meant that just 1% of workers plan to return to the office in 2021.
Most Australian businesses’ comms not post-pandemic ready
New Zoom research finds that 55% of Australian businesses lack effective tools to communicate effectively in a hybrid workplace world.
Research: NZ easy-pickings for cyber-criminals
One in ten businesses would be willing to pay $50,000-plus to retrieve ransomed data and half aren’t aware of the incoming data privacy laws.
Aruba research: Value from data depends on the edge
Orgs with more mature Edge deployments are more likely to be gaining business value from their data by using it to inform decisions and processes.
Genesys: is A/NZ ready for customer experience post-pandemic?
The multi-region study shows the pandemic as an extraordinary catalyst for the adoption of cloud, automation, and greater digital engagement.
IDC survey: Nearly 1/3 of data-ransomed businesses pay up
A Rubrik-commissioned A/NZ survey by IDC finds that despite only 6% saying they would pay ransomware attackers, the reality is quite different.
Firms seek benefits of hybrid cloud, but rollouts pose problems
Hybrid cloud is the ideal IT model, although many organisations are struggling to adopt it.
Survey: How the pandemic is shaking up the network market
Network as a service adoption to accelerate by 38% within two years as businesses adapt, with APAC in the lead, according to a survey by Aruba.
Banks, government and health providers 'most trusted' with personal data
Banks, government agencies and healthcare providers, in that order, are trusted the most by Aussies and Kiwis to keep customer personal data safe, according to a report from Genesys.
Orgs to take to the cloud post-pandemic, study shows
87% of enterprises will accelerate their cloud migration in a post-COVID-19 world reveals a study by LogicMonitor.
Natural disasters, card fraud Kiwis’ top security concerns
A study by Unisys reveals the security concerns of Kiwi consumers in the world of COVID-19.
Software providers seeing light at end of pandemic tunnel
ABSIA’s report uncovers expectations of growth and innovation and technological change as the Australian economy emerges from the pandemic.
Survey: poor backup planning can cripple online retail
New survey finds one in four retailers have permanently lost critical business data, damaging sales and revenue.
Research: Tech execs’ priorities in the ‘new normal’
AppDynamics’ new research reveals 95% of organisations have changed their technology priorities because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cost-effective security key demand for MSPs
A new survey conducted by Omida and commissioned by Acronis shows that there is an “overwhelming” demand for security services among MSPs.
Omnichannel retail outshines online-only during pandemic
Although, the research shows that there is still plenty for all online retailers to work on to meet rising customer expectations.
Energy efficiency, decent budgets and strong teams crucial for data centre projects
“Having the key personnel and external partners is critical to the long-term success of any data centre project, so the time required to assemble that team needs to be factored into any transformation project.”
Survey reveals Australians' appetite for remote working
The survey quizzed 1,000 office-working Australians, as well as participants in France, Germany, Italy and the UK, and was completed between 23 and 26 March.
Organisations take cloud-first approach to security, though concerns remain
"While the results of this survey show that some security professionals still have concerns, having visibility into cloud services is vital and many organisations are now taking a cloud-first approach to security.”
Revealed: The top digital data trends for crime scene investigation
75% of law enforcement and investigators say gathering digital evidence at the scene of a crime is critical for investigations, according to research from Cellebrite.
Worrying gap in local consumer cybersecurity savvy
New research shows A/NZ consumers feel clued in, but there’s clear room for improvement in their education and tools.
SolarWinds reports growing strength and satisfaction of channel partners
“We strongly value our partners, and our ability to drive customer success includes our vast partner network. It's heartening to see strong confidence shared by our partners worldwide."
'We are in a permanent state of cyber warfare' say 88% of IT pros
“Powerful attack methods, like establishing backdoors with machine identities, are now available as commodity malware, making it harder for security professionals to defend against these attacks.”