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Websense 2015 threat report: cybercrime gets easier, attribution gets harder

The Websense Security Labs 2015 Threat Report details eight key behavioural and technique based trends, along with actionable information and guidance to assist security professionals in planning their network defence strategy.
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Global IT spend to shrink to US$3.66 trillion in 2015

Gartner’s quarterly IT spending forecast update has just been published. Worldwide IT spending is set to shrink to US$3.66 trillion in 2015, a 1.3 percent decrease from 2014, largely due to the rising US dollar. In Australia, spending on technology products and services is forecast to grow to A$78.7 billion in 2015, an increase...
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Competition hotting up in the Video Entertainment Market

A new report from BuddeComm concludes that video streaming is finally taking off with more and better broadband coming available to more and more people.
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New Webroot survey reveals company disconnect between perception and use of cyber threat

A new report, “Importance of Cyber Threat Intelligence to a Strong Security Posture”, reveals a greater reliance on threat intelligence as a viable enterprise cyber security defense.
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$79 billion: Digital economy grows and grows, changing the face of Aussie business

Australia’s rapidly growing digital economy has been valued at $79 billion, and 5.1% of GDP – bigger than traditional industry sectors such as agriculture, retail and transport. When Deloitte Access Economics first calculated the size of the internet economy for Google in its landmark The Connected Continent report in 2011, the $50 billion figure...
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APAC devices shipments to grow 3.2 percent in 2015: Gartner

Combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) in the Asia Pacific region are forecast to total 1.2 billion units in 2015, an increase of 3.2 percent over 2014 (see table 1), according to Gartner.
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Digital business will drive 75% of CIOs in APAC to adapt leadership

Seventy-five percent of chief information officers (CIOs) in Asia/Pacific and Japan recognise the need to adapt their leadership style from "control" to "visionary" in the next three years to succeed in digital business, according to a new report from Gartner.
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CFO Research Reveals only 33.7% of Australian corporates have realtime transparency of cash

A new research study conducted amongst CFOs of corporates by East & Partners Asia, called the Cashfac Operational Cash Index, highlights cash visibility issues and the realities of managing multi-bank relationships in large corporate treasuries in Australia and across Asia Pacific.
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Machine intelligence and AI to come of business age

Senior executives across industries agree that new software ‘robots’, leveraging attributes such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and effective use of big data, will unlock significant value within the next three to five years, according to a new study released by Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH).
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Tech trends 2015 – The fusion of business and IT

Professional services firm Deloitte recently released its sixth annual report, Tech Trends 2015 – The Fusion of Business and IT that is broadly inspired by a fundamental transformation in the way C-suite leaders and CIOs collaborate.
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80 percent of businesses fail interim PCI compliance assessment

Nearly 80 percent of all businesses fail their interim PCI compliance assessment, leaving them vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to Verizon’s 2015 PCI Compliance Report.
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Smartphone culture hampering classroom productivity

A study by Dell has found that up to 70 percent of Aussie students are browsing social media sites in class rather than focusing on the lesson, hampering their grades in the process.
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Scott Morris Vice President, APAC and Japan, SimpliVity