Economic downturn stories
Australian fintech investment plummets by 76% amid global downturn
Australia's fintech deal value sunk by 76% to US$587m in 2023, a six-year low, amid a worldwide investment downturn, reports KPMG's Pulse of Fintech.
Auvik report shows need for advanced security in tech landscape
Auvik's latest trend report highlights a surging interest in Wi-Fi 7, cloud security, and 'cloud cost' amid a complex tech landscape.
Cyber security budget cuts linked to mental health issues, survey reveals
IT professionals' mental health impacted by reduced cyber security budgets, Integrity360 survey shows.
Equinix report explores Australian mining leaders' tech views amidst uncertainties
Equinix's latest report reveals Australian mining leaders maintain optimism amidst geopolitical and economic challenges, acknowledging technology's crucial role in industry adaptation.
Centrix and Envestnet | Yodlee to enhance financial data in New Zealand
Centrix partners with global data aggregator Envestnet | Yodlee to enhance financial data improving bank feeds for New Zealand. .
Australian shoppers heavily rely on user-generated content for purchases
Over 80% of Australian consumers rely on user-generated content to influence purchase decisions, finds Bazaarvoice.
Navigating uncertainty: The value of a robust finance unit
With the economy in a state of flux, a proactive, a high-performing Finance and Accounting team is the best asset an organisation can have.
1.1 million SMEs risk collapse in current UK economy: CyberSmart
According to the survey, 15% of senior SME leaders are willing to commit accounting/tax fraud or evasion to ensure survival.
Offboarding strategies crucial during economic downturn
Over a third of Australian companies have made lay-offs in the last year, according to a study by Capterra. Find out more here.
Huawei Cloud sets off SMB business development revolution
Huawei Cloud's new Digital Workspace package is designed to help SMBs keep up with digital transformation amid economic uncertainty.
How CFOs can plan for the financial pressures in 2023
Throughout 2023, CFOs need to explore how to manage their spending during a recession and look beyond just cutting budgets or reducing expenses.
CFOs prepare to automate their way through a challenging future
After a year of unexpected challenges for CFOs, they are looking increasingly to automation and technology to manage what comes their way.
How can retailers become more recession resilient?
With another recession looming, retailers must prioritize customer experience and mitigate developer burnout to survive and thrive.
How companies can save money on cloud usage
Companies are finding that their bills are rising as they harness the cloud to use new technologies and explore new opportunities.
Understanding end-user behaviour critical for cost-cutting and sustainability goals
CIOs have an opportunity to take a comprehensive look into the health of their IT infrastructure, and in particular, end-user experience.
China’s smartphone market fell to a decade low in 2022
IDC says that the full-year market size neared the level ten years ago when two out of five mobile phone shipments were still feature phones.
Use the downturn to set your business up well for the upswing
How can businesses navigate an economic downturn? Invest in compliance, marketing, R&D, and customer service, say experts.
NZ economy entering 2021 as fit as a fiddle - research
New Zealand's economy is poised for a strong start in 2021, rebounding sharply from its COVID-induced recession. .
Ensuring business continuity during COVID-19
There are three main areas that IT leaders must focus on when striving to ensure business continuity is maintained during the pandemic.
Disruption – it's coming, ready or not
Suddenly the ultimate disruption has blindsided us and much of what was purely aspirational has become urgent necessity.
COVID-19: 92% of top 25 tech companies report market capitalisation decline
23 of the top 25 tech companies have reported a major quarter-on-quarter decline in market capitalisation for Q1 2020, according to new research.
Maclean CEO: Integral's Axon deal good for industry
The recent acquisition of Axon by Integral will see more opportunities opening up for companies specialising in servicing New Zealand's SMBs.
Digital camera market declines
Digital camera sales are in the doldrums, but a leading market<br />researcher predicts they will rebound.
Mobile computing & the green strategy
Reducing travel by greater use of mobile applications is a sound move for reducing costs, and your carbon footprint.