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Australian business software-as-a-service (Saas) customers complain of opaque pricing with hidden costs, implementation challenges, limits on capability and auto-renewals. Security also remains a key concern. Little wonder SaaS vendor are sweating on renewal rates. With Australian companies tipped to spend $4 billion on SaaS products this year, according to figures

Aligning technology and business strategy helped News Corp transform its sales processes, according to the publisher’s technology chief.   Speaking at Salesforce’s World Tour event in Sydney last week, Dominic Hatfield, CIO of News Corp, said it was vital technology and business work together to identify a goal and design

Nearly one fifth of the 21st century is behind us already – gosh time flies. Generation Z, those who were born in the 2000s, are now entering the workforce as adults. I wonder what the term “IT” means to them? If they learn by listening to office conversation, they would

Successful digital transformation initiatives must be accompanied by culture changes, says Gartner. That means CIOs responsible for digital initiatives will need to play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as chief HR officers

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Artificial intelligence deployments are rapidly accelerating around the world and organisations in APAC are particularly enamoured with the technology, according to new research from Gartner. But AI applications remain relatively basic and a considerable talent shortage exists. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The percentage of organisations implementing artificial

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Government chief information officers will focus their technology investments on data analytics and cybersecurity, according to a new Gartner survey. Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda Survey said this increased focus on data reflects CIOs’ acknowledgment that artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics will be the top “game-changing” technologies for government in

The rise of new digital competitors and business models has ushered in tremendous change for the CIO role. Once viewed as obstructionists, research shows they are increasingly taking on more strategic roles within their organisation as digital transformations progress. Now new research shows that almost nine out of 10 CIOs

Australian cyber security programs are dangerously centralised as security leaders struggle to collaborate with their c-suite peers, according to research from Accenture. Nearly half of CISOs surveyed acknowledge that their responsibilities for securing the organisation are growing faster than their ability to address security issues, according to the report. The

Renee McKaskle, CIO of Hitachi Vantara

CIOs risk becoming irrelevant if they don’t start to think differently and align themselves with the strategic direction of the company, according to Hitachi Vantara’s IT chief. Renée McKaskle, CIO of Hitachi Vantara, used her keynote presentation at the company’s annual conference last week to argue that “it’s time for

Shadow IT is a “concerning” practice for the University of Technology Sydney but solving the problem starts with the IT department, according to the school’s deputy CIO.   Speaking at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit in Sydney this week, the deputy CIO explained that often the IT department’s