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Australian companies getting better at preventing focused cyberattacks
A study by Accenture found that only one in eight focused cyberattacks are getting through versus one in three last year.
IDC - APAC’s security services vendor Leaders and Players
IDC has released the results of its 2018 APAC vendor assessments for managed security services and threat lifecycle services.
Cost of cyber attacks up 62% in five years - report
Malware infections globally are the most expensive cyber attacks – costing $2.4 million per incident.
Busting the top five myths and mistruths about cloud security
Myths and mistruths continue to exist when it comes to security within the cloud.
SAP looks to bolster S/4HANA cloud adoption with expanded partnerships
SAP says the new partnership arrangements will lead to new ‘innovative solutions’ designed to deliver on the promise of the intelligent enterprise.
Accenture: Data is king in age of disruption
To survive and thrive, companies need to make the most of their data to see trends and act quickly, just as digital disruptors do.
Building customer trust is paramount as data breaches become more common
Digital trust is no longer solely about firewalls and encryption. It reflects an organisation’s character.
Accenture: The importance of trust in data
As businesses continue to use more and more data, how can they improve the accuracy and legitimacy of their data?
Media & entertainment industry data centres being pushed to the edge
Schnedier Electric's Russel Senesac says there are a number of factors behind the growing need for the industry to be powered by edge computing.
US healthcare workers willing to sell confidential data for as little as $500
The survey found that 18% of the 912 respondents would be willing to sell confidential data for between $500-$1000 - and they have the means to do so.
Comms industry needs to invest in AI to prevent disruption - Accenture
Accenture’s ‘Disruptability Index’ shows that the communications industry should invest in AI to take advantage of recognisable disruption patterns.
Robotic Process Automation: Six common mistakes and how to avoid them
As RPA remains largely misunderstood, Australian organisations are vulnerable to costly mistakes.
5 trends ripe for the channel to leverage - Accenture
Rapidly advancing technology is fueling intelligent enterprises but requires a fundamental shift, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2018.
RMIT launches blockchain strategy course to educate business leaders
The 8-week online course starts on March 19 and was developed by the University’s Blockchain Innovation Hub, Stone and Chalk, and Accenture.
Aussie firms slow to adopt 'breakthrough innovation' for cyber defence
Australian businesses need to be on the lookout for malicious insiders, phishing and social engineering or face price tags of as much as $137,000.
New IT training initiative targeting 1m people launched by World Economic Forum
The Initiative has the goal of sorting the global skills gap and addressing job displacement arising from automation - with a number of big partners.
Smartphones losing ground to digital voice assistant devices in homes
Two-thirds of consumers who own digital voice assistants use their smartphones less in the home since acquiring the devices.
How to deploy data exchanges and integration for data monetization
These and other digital business models are predominately based on data exchanges, which are now a pre-requisite for doing digital business at scale.
The global enterprise getting Kiwi kids into coding
Accenture employees across 55 of these countries have pledged to volunteer more than 10,000 hours to Hour of Code.
Accenture: How to get more girls into technology
“It's not only an economic imperative that we bridge the gender gap when it comes to technology...it is a critical societal one."
Accenture: Industrial Internet of Things, big data & analytics at the edge
Although big data is a valuable resource for organisations, many businesses are stuck in the “what, how, where” phase of their IIoT thinking.
Getting to Equal: Accenture on overcoming the gender pay gap
The research found that – globally - a woman earns an average $100 for every $140 a man earns - a gap of about 30%.
Report shows app dev causing crisis for digital transformation
Digital transformation has been cited as the reason why half of the companies on the Fortune 500 have failed since 2000 - this report explains why.
Accenture's data breach stark reminder of server misconfiguration dangers
Publicly downloadable information included credentials, platform configurations, certificates, decryption keys and API data.