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Cyber security: coping with increasing complexity

Complex legacy it environments hinder good cyber security Many large organisations struggle with complex legacy IT environments made up of fragmented, non-standard systems that often need to be supported by information held in spreadsheets. These complex IT environments are typically the result of many years of business and IT decisions, and one of the unintended… Read More Cyber security: coping with increasing complexity

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New accounting software heads to the cloud

By Sholto Macpherson Cloud computing looks likely to trigger a generational shift in practice software. For a textbook example of technological disruption, look no further than accounting software. In the early 2000s, MYOB and Reckon had comfortably divided the world of business accounting software between them. They had largely done the same for practice software… Read More New accounting software heads to the cloud

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Embracing the age of digitalization

By Philip Tsai Mainland enterprises face a number of challenges on their digital journey, says the Chairman of Deloitte China. The “digital age” is upon us, where smart, connected technology has become an integral part of businesses, governments and communities. This continuing wave of technological transformation creates abundant opportunities, but also considerable challenges that must be… Read More Embracing the age of digitalization

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Strategy is about more than just technology

Globally, and increasingly locally, there is growing noise about the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), which has led many technology futurists to predict a utopia for humankind while others predicted, paradoxically, that millions of jobs would soon be obsolete and taken over by robots, not to mention the coming apocalypse. However, I believe these views… Read More Strategy is about more than just technology

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Algorithms are everywhere

By Pierre Theroux They can be useful in our daily lives but do they know too much about us? Many companies may not want you to know the answer. They have names such as HardBacon, Ambo, Wealthica and Covera. These are among the dozens of startups across the country that are sparking a revolution in… Read More Algorithms are everywhere