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2021 will see the back-office thrive as digital turns the transactional into the human and relational

Karen Stephen, COO, SurePayd, tells us that 2021 will likely see a shift that will see the potential of Accounts Receivable unlocked by CIOs, CMOs and CFOs. Our focus is in the digitization and cloud migration of a traditionally manual area of most businesses: Accounts Receivable, a classic back office function, and this focus has […]


A global reset: Predicting cybersecurity trends in 2021

FireEye shares its top cybersecurity trends for 2021 and says business leaders must build capabilities and strategies that will protect them in the days to come. Companies across all industries commonly release forward-looking reports about what’s to come in the next year, but very few in 2019 anticipated the global pandemic and the worldwide reaction […]


Why cybersecurity will set businesses apart in 2021

As the opportunities for cybercriminals are ever-expanding due to the effects of COVID-19, AT&T Business surveyed 800 cybersecurity experts across the UK, France and Germany to better understand the cyber risks. John Vladimir Slamecka, Regional President, EMEA, AT&T, explains why adapting quickly is critical to help stop a vulnerability from turning into a catastrophic breach. […]


Financial services organisations’ push towards hybrid cloud is built on private cloud investments

A report from Nutanix shows 43% of financial services companies globally plan to increase their investment in private cloud over the next year. Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid and multi-cloud computing, has announced the financial services industry findings of its third annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report, measuring organizations’ plans for adopting private, hybrid […]


The shift is on: From data centres to ‘centres of data’

Michael Dickman, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, offers his best practice advice about how to prepare for a shift to the Edge and tells us why this new architectural approach – one that is Edge-centric, cloud-enabled and data-driven – is much-needed. According to Gartner, ‘by 2025, 85% […]


Malware: Trends, defence strategies and incident response planning

Threat actors have leveraged the fear and uncertainty created by the global pandemic to ramp up their social engineering and malware attacks – both of which can be hugely detrimental for organisations. Sherrod DeGrippo, Senior Director, Threat Research and Detection, Proofpoint, highlights the malware trends organisations need to be aware of and offers some key […]


Top five priorities for CIOs heading into 2021

With CIOs playing a critical role in charting their organization’s course, Joanne Wong, Vice President, International Markets, LogRhythm, outlines five priorities for them heading into 2021. It would be a gross understatement to say that 2020 has been a whirlwind year – COVID-19 has dramatically disrupted the way we live and operate, and even with […]


The changing role of a CIO during a pandemic

Navigating the IT landscape is currently proving challenging as the future seems uncertain. Ian Pitt, CIO at LogMeIn, discusses the role of a CIO and some of the obstacles they are facing, as well as how they should be adapting and transforming to avoid getting left behind. The last few months have brought in drastic […]


How can data centre leaders combat the skills shortage as further outages disrupt the industry?

Uptime Institute has announced the key findings of its 10th annual Global Data Center Survey, the largest and most comprehensive in the data centre industry. The results show a growing sector adapting to rapid change on multiple levels. In almost every area under discussion — outages, resiliency, staffing, workload placement or innovation — there is […]


Building a human firewall to address insider threats

Creating a strong cybersecurity culture is paramount to the smooth running of a company’s operations, particularly as attacks become more advanced. Renee Tarun, Deputy CISO/Vice President Information Security, Fortinet, discusses the steps for how CISOs can establish a baseline for good cyberhygiene and ensure their employees take cybersecurity seriously. During the first half of 2020, […]


Transforming to a scale-out data storage approach

Leo Lynch, Director, Asia Pacific at StorageCraft, outlines some of the key benefits of scale-out storage solutions, including scalability, simplified management, data storage optimisation and disaster preparedness in the event of natural disasters or a ransomware attack. Data growth is surging. IDC predicts that data creation in APJxC will increase from 5.9ZB in 2018 to […]


Attracting and keeping the best tech talent in A/NZ

Angus Dorney, Co-CEO of Kablamo, and former MD of Rackspace, talks us through 10 ways to attract and keep the best tech talent in Australia and New Zealand – even though many people claim this is impossible. Not too long ago, a report by the Australian Industry Group (AIG) found that 75% of businesses surveyed […]


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