China's cloud market services spending surges to $9.2bn
In Q3 2023, China's spending on cloud market services saw an 18% rise to $9.2bn, while Chinese cloud giants saw a surge led by AI technology innovations.
Aotearoa New Zealand sees dip in Boxing Day spending
Aotearoa New Zealand sees slight decline in Boxing Day spending in 2023, which could be disappointing for retailers, a new report reveals.
Kiwis hopeful of economic upswing amidst looming concerns
In contrast to the global outlook, New Zealanders are more optimistic about the future economic climate, according to the latest Global Predictions Survey.
American Express launches OptBlue to boost card acceptance
American Express introduces OptBlue in Australia, aiming to expand small businesses' acceptance of Amex cards by offering favourable processing rates.
Ex-Google Cloud & Mandiant CTO takes helm at DTEX as CEO
Ex-Google Cloud and Mandiant CTO, Marshall Heilman, joins DTEX as CEO to tackle increasing insider risk threats.
Mangopay introduces FX solution to transform platform currency conversions
Mangopay launches a new foreign exchange (FX) solution for platforms to streamline currency conversions and boost cross-border ecommerce.
Securing festive shopping: Tips to avoid online scams and protect personal data
As online festive shopping skyrockets, concerns about personal cyber security have deepened. Avoid becoming a victim of scams with these top tips.
Aptum study: 62% of organisations lack cloud cost expertise
According to a study by Aptum, a lack of effective cloud management continues to drive significant waste of IT resources.
Public cloud market booms, set to reach $1.35 trillion by 2027
Although annual spending growth is expected to slow slightly over the 2023-2027 forecast period, the market is forecast to achieve a five-year CAGR of 19.9%.
Spend pipelines: A key for organizations in looming downturn
Spend pipelines can deliver the data, systems, and workflow necessary to enable greater visibility and understanding of an organization's spending commitments.
55% of enterprises boost cloud spend despite challenges - HashiCorp
HashiCorp has released its 2023 State of Cloud Strategy Survey, showing positive outcomes for APAC organisations that adopt and scale multi-cloud.
98% IT leaders 'satisfied' with cloud transformation, but challenges remain
Clear Skies Ahead: Aptum's annual Cloud Impact Study reveals challenges in cloud management and spending optimization.
Six ways to get your SaaS spend under control
Without the proper strategy and guardrails in place, SaaS costs can spin out of control, from duplicate subscriptions to wasted licence spending.
How can retailers become more recession resilient?
With another recession looming, retailers must prioritize customer experience and mitigate developer burnout to survive and thrive.
Consumer habits transformed by COVID-19 and upcoming generations
By 2027, blockchain technology will enter the mainstream, touching over 70% of common consumer activities, predicts IDC.
Differences in generations propelling huge changes in spending
IDC has revealed some dramatic shifts occurring in how different generations earn income, spend their money, and leverage technology to do both.
Three factors influencing growth in security spending
Increased remote and hybrid work, the shift to zero trust network access, and cloud-based delivery models are driving growth in security spending, says Gartner.
Cloud cost-cutting is in vogue, but pitfalls abound
Something interesting is happening in cloud finance management, and the way to think about this is: there’s more than one way to skin the cloud costs problem.
Slower spending, turbulent economy to make 2023 planning difficult
Business leaders who plan for 'business as usual' spending increases will fall short, according to Forrester's 2023 Planning Guides.
Airwallex announces global expense management platform
Airwallex launches global Expenses platform to help organizations manage expenses more efficiently amid the rise of hybrid working models.
IDC spending guide shows AI spending will double by 2025
According to a new IDC spending guide, U.S. spending on artificial intelligence solutions will double by 2025.
Why manual calculations are a CFO’s Achille’s heel
Accuracy and strong attention to detail are essential for finance professionals in order to perform well and to hold the respect of their peers.
Australian businesses are boosting their cyber security budgets
Australian businesses are increasing their cyber security budgets, but still struggle to stay ahead of attackers, according to a new report by Accenture.
Public cloud computing spend to overtake traditional IT
Gartner finds that by 2025, 51% of IT spending will have shifted from traditional solutions to the public cloud, compared to 41% in 2022.