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Gartner: IT Spending Expected to Grow 8% in 2024

Worldwide IT spending is likely to grow 8% to $5.06 trillion this year, according to Gartner’s 2024 IT spending forecast. Data center systems and software are the segments expected to drive that growth the most. Gartner made its predictions by analyzing sales of IT products and services across hardware, software, . . . Read more

Kaspersky Study: Devices Infected With Data-Stealing Malware Increased by 7 Times Since 2020

The number of devices infected with data-stealing malware in 2023 was 9.8 million, a sevenfold increase over the same figure for 2020, according to new research from Kaspersky Digital Footprint Intelligence. However, the researchers believe that the true figure could be as high as 16 million, as credentials from devices . . . Read more

CRM Pricing Considerations: 2024 Complete Guide

A customer relationship management (CRM) system gives businesses of all sizes the ability to actively engage with their customers and track the progress of those customers as they move through the company sales funnel. When used correctly, a CRM system gives businesses the ability to maintain customer satisfaction, attract new . . . Read more

Intel, VMWare, Linux Foundation & Others Form Open Platform for Enterprise AI

In order to provide open frameworks for generative AI capabilities across ecosystems, such as retrieval-augmented generation, the Linux Foundation, Intel and other companies and groups have created the Open Platform for Enterprise AI. What is the Open Platform for Enterprise AI? OPEA is a sandbox project within the LF AI . . . Read more

Tech Worker Salary Growth in Australia Has Normalised

IT workers in Australia are not too far past the pandemic to remember the upward surge in salaries it resulted in. As companies ramped projects back up after shelving them during 2020, suddenly the competition for tech skills and talent was back on in earnest, and salaries spiked. That grab . . . Read more

Cloud Cost Optimisation Tools Not Enough To Rein In ‘Uncontrolled’ Cloud Spending

APAC companies are struggling with wasteful cloud spending, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting. Also, cloud cost management initiatives and tools are being introduced too late or without a full picture of their environment to be very effective. In the new study, commissioned by IPaaS provider Boomi . . . Read more

AMD Reveals Ryzen Pro 8000 Series for High-Performance Computing Needs, Including AI

Today, AMD introduced the Ryzen PRO 8000 desktop and Ryzen PRO 8040 mobile processors, the latest high-performance computing-focused iterations of the Ryzen processors for creative work, gaming or speeding up work assignments. Both the desktop and mobile processors are made with the x86 instruction set and run on AMD’s Zen . . . Read more

Sophos Study: 94% of Ransomware Victims Have Their Backups Targeted By Attackers

Organisations that have backed up their sensitive data may believe they are relatively safe from ransomware attacks; however, this is not the case based on findings from a new study from IT security company Sophos. The report showed that cybercriminals attempted to compromise the backups of 94% of companies hit . . . Read more

Top 5 AI Trends to Watch in 2024

The AI trend may seem to be following a similar trajectory of hype and adoption as previous enterprise tech trends such as cloud and machine learning, though it’s different in significant ways, including: AI requires massive amounts of compute for the processes that let it digest and recreate unstructured data. . . . Read more

Australian IT Skills Shortage: 2024 Is The Year To Self-Upskill

A recent series of reports and data point to one consistent theme: The skills crisis in the Australian IT industry is deepening and the nation-wide solutions seem unrealistic, but for IT professionals who are motivated to develop their skillsets, the opportunity is massive. The skills crisis in Australia starts at . . . Read more