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New ACS report reveals challenges ahead for blockchain
“Blockchain has some way to go before it becomes a mainstream technology."
Why NZ businesses have less than two years to adopt digital before disruption hits
Research found that digital disruption is already impacting two-thirds of New Zealand organisations.
Certificate-related outages impact 60% of businesses - Venafi
Certificate-related outages harm the reliability and availability of vital network systems and services while also being difficult to diagnose and remediate.
Why tech pros still prioritise hybrid IT and security
This reality ultimately puts businesses at risk of performance and competitive advantage losses.
SSL/TLS certificate marketplaces thriving on dark web - study
These services deliver machine-identities-as-a-service to cybercriminals who wish to spoof websites, eavesdrop on encrypted traffic, perform man-in-the-middle attacks and steal sensitive data.
Why 55% of Australian IT environments are too complex
“The study found a strong correlation between the increasing levels of complexity and the delay of digital transformation."
Retail industry delaying digital transformation out of security concerns – Microsoft
While significant losses can result from cyberattacks, the benefits of digital transformation far outweigh the risks, according to Microsoft New Zealand.
Almost half of NZ businesses unprepared for data breaches
The HP New Zealand IT Security Study surveyed 434 New Zealand small to large businesses across the services, production, retail and hospitality.
New online tool helps organisations evaluate security maturity
The report also assigns a current security maturity tier and compares the organisation’s results to peer benchmarks.
Study: 80% of enterprises struggle to protect machine identities
The study focused on enterprise machine identity protection challenges and included responses from 350 senior IT security professionals.
Australian SaaS players draw in US investors
US-based investors are paying close attention to the accelerated growth in the Australian tech sector.
Optical transport network equipment market declined in 2Q18 due to ZTE ban
“Now that the ZTE ban has been lifted, we think optical revenue from China will increase substantially in the second half of the year.”
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.
Why internal financial controls are more important than ever
Global research from BlackLine suggests that data is increasingly seen as one of a company’s most crucial assets, yet it's always at risk.
Kiwi adoption of contactless payments driving merchant growth
The study shows that for contactless merchants, growth in customer numbers (8.3%) was double that experienced by non-contactless merchants (3.5%).
Study: Focusing on risk aversion? It may be doing you more harm than good
A study carried out by Frost & Sullivan has highlighted the benefits associated with being an agile business, instead of a risk-averse one.
ComCom preparing for looming telco regulation with new study
“Starting this study now under our market studies power in the Telecommunications Act gives us a head start on gathering information."
Enterprises must move at startup speed or risk disruption - study
A whitepaper by ZeroPoint Ventures says NZ enterprises are failing to innovate at the speed necessary to drive long-term impact and success.
ComCom confirms scope for study on mobile services market
The study’s results will help to ensure regulation keeps pace with changes in the mobile telecommunications industry.
Aussie workers ready for paperless DX productivity gains – study
A third of office workers say they want to start using more digital tools to buy back time currently spent dealing with manual paper-based tasks.
Most NZers prefer to engage Govt online or via mobile apps – Unisys study
The Unisys Connected Government Survey provides insights into the attitudes of consumers toward digital government services.
Fitbits for animals: New data could revolutionise Aussie farming
“In the past, farmers got to know the habits of their individual animals. However, with large-scale farming, that is now impossible."
Auckland among top nine cities for digital payments leadership
More than three-quarters (77%) of New Zealanders own a contactless capable card.
Boom in cloud adoption driving Australian IT transformation
Harry Kingma, SUSE A/NZ sales director dives into the results of a SUSE-commissioned study that looks at current trends in digital transformation.