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Technology Leaders: Align Your IT and Business Strategies to Deliver High-Performance IT

As economic conditions improve, Forrester estimates that global technology spending will accelerate to $4.7 trillion this year. This increased spending raises expectations for technology leaders to drive their firm’s growth agenda. Unfortunately, IT strategies disconnected from business strategies often hinder the positive impact that IT teams can have on business . . . Read more

9 out of 10 UK Business Leaders Suffer From Tech Anxiety That Disrupts Their Sleep, BT Study Finds

While rapid digital transformations can result in many business benefits, a new study has revealed that they also take a toll on mental health. Nearly nine out of 10 U.K. business leaders say they suffer from tech-related stress that’s severe enough to disrupt their sleep. BT commissioned a survey of . . . Read more

Is the Australian Government’s Quantum Computing Gamble Good for the Local IT Industry?

Over the last year, Australia’s potential to become a leader in quantum computing was given a number: potentially adding $6 billion to the economy in the coming decades. Now, there is meaningful progress being made towards this ambition, and in the medium term, the IT industry needs to prepare for . . . Read more

The Australian Government’s Manufacturing Objectives Rely on IT Capabilities

In recent weeks, the Australian government has announced several objectives and initiatives that are intended to drive towards a single outcome: a far more robust local manufacturing industry. For Australia to be able to achieve this, it’s going to need a highly capable and equally well-resourced IT sector working in . . . Read more

The Tech Needed to Survive This Decade’s ‘Seismic’ APAC B2B Trends

The business-to-business market will see a number of big changes in the years to 2030, according to a new report from customer experience firm Merkle. APAC regional B2B enterprises will need to consider their levels of investment in a number of technologies and integrating new tools now to prepare for . . . Read more

UK Tech Trends & Predictions for 2024: AI Boosts Productivity, Hiring Increases, Fintech Matures, More 5G Rollouts

Harnessing AI to boost productivity will top the U.K.’s tech agenda in 2024, as the country’s IT industry and startups try to regain lost momentum, while tech job hunters will have to adapt to a changing market, according to predictions from industry experts. Here are tech predictions for the U.K. . . . Read more

Microsoft Bets Big on UK AI with $3.2bn Investment

Microsoft has committed £2.5 billion ($3.2 billion USD) to expanding its artificial intelligence capabilities in the U.K. as part of plans to fuel the country’s AI sector. The investment, announced by the U.K. government on November 30, will see Microsoft more than double its AI data centre footprint in Britain . . . Read more

Generative AI: UK Business Leaders Face Investment Challenges as Everyone Claims to Be an Expert

U.K. business leaders feel pressured to accelerate investments in generative artificial intelligence despite an abundance of potentially dud advice clouding decision-making, research from Ernst & Young suggests. Meanwhile, a survey of 150 U.K. CEOs by KPMG finds that 71% see generative AI as a top investment priority, despite ongoing economic . . . Read more

Forrester’s 2024 Tech Leadership Predictions About AI, HR, Budget and Manufacturing

Organizations are already reaping up to 40% improvement from AI software development initiatives, and productivity and problem-solving gains will increase by 50%, the firm said. Image: Яна Деменишина/Adobe Stock AI will deliver efficiency and effectiveness in the enterprise next year, with initiatives expected to boost productivity and creative problem-solving by . . . Read more

KPMG Survey: Momentum for Generative AI Continues to Build in Organizations

A new KPMG survey finds nearly all respondents expect generative AI to positively impact their organizations and are not overly concerned about the evolving regulatory environment. Image: metamorworks/Adobe Stock It has been nearly a year since ChatGPT burst onto the scene and excitement about it in organizations continues to grow. . . . Read more