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Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 6.2% in 2021

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According to the latest Gartner forecast, worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.9 trillion in 2021, an increase of 6.2% from 2020. Worldwide IT spending declined 3.2% in 2020 as CIOs prioritised spending on technology and services that were deemed “mission-critical” during the initial stages of the pandemic. The unprecedented speed of digital transformation in 2020 to satisfy remote …

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Upcoming Events

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Here’s a list of the BICSI South Pacific and other ICT industry events that are coming up in the months ahead for you to attend online: Friday 19 February 2021 – 3:00 to 5:00 pm AEDT – BICSI TDMM Study Group Session: ‘Chapter 6: Optical fibre & Coaxial connecting Hardware and Chapter 7: Fire Stop Systems’, via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86361290759?pwd=OC9uaVBIZFMzNFRtckVuTitLRjlVZz09, Meeting …

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TDMM Study Group Zoom Sessions to Recommence

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The BICSI TDMM Study Group sessions, hosted by BICSI Korea member Forrest Yoon during the latter part of 2020 via Zoom, will recommence on Friday 19 February, 2021. There are no restrictions in how many can attend the class, so members from all around the world are invited to attend. There will be two sessions held on 19 February, covering …

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Study Outlines Expansion of CIO Role and Tech and Business Initiatives Expected to Drive IT Investment

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IDG’s recent ‘2021 State of the CIO’ report defines a new post-pandemic ‘tech landscape’ where, due to the impact of COVID-19, 82% of CIOs say that they have implemented new technologies, IT strategies and/or methodologies. To support these implementations during this time, 37% of organisations increased their IT budget; 36% said they made no changes to their IT budget; and …

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NZ Rated “Least Corrupt” Nation in World

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According to a recent Statista report, New Zealand and Denmark were rated equally as the “least corrupt” nations in the world by Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index. At the opposite end of the scale, Somalia and South Sudan were rated the “most corrupt” nations. The Index gauges levels of perceived public-sector corruption in 180 countries and territories around the …

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Light at the End of COVID-19 Tunnel?

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A recent Statista report cited a World Health Organisation announcement that the seven-day average of daily new COVID-19 cases fell to 428,000 on 11 February – the lowest it has been since late October 2020. One year earlier, on 11 February 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) found the name for what has been shaping our lives ever since: COVID-19. …

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Australian Govt Introduces Cyber Incident Response Takeover Bill

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The Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 was recently introduced to Australian parliament by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. If passed, the legislation would give government agencies the power to defend networks and systems of critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks, much to the alarm of global tech companies. The bill will give effect to an “enhanced regulatory framework” for critical …

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58% of Workforce Will Need New Skill Sets to Do Their Jobs Successfully: Research

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According to new Gartner research, HR leaders are finding it increasingly difficult to quickly find and develop talent with the most in demand skills, yet 58% of the workforce needs new skills to get their jobs done. Gartner TalentNeuron data shows the total number of skills required for a single job has been increasing by 10% year-over-year since 2017. Furthermore, …

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Upcoming Events

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Here’s a list of the BICSI South Pacific and other ICT industry events that are coming up in the months ahead for you to attend online: Friday 18 December – 3:00 to 5:00 pm AEDT or 6:00 to 8:00 pm AEDT – ‘TDMM Chap. 5 – Horizontal Distribution Systems Part 1’, hosted by BICSI Korea via Zoom – contact Forrest …

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Australia’s Economy Roars Back: Deloitte

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There’s a long way to go, but Deloitte notes that the latest quarterly National Accounts shows a record rebound in the Australian economy – all part of a heartening global trend. The attached chart compares the quarter with the largest fall in the economy versus the following quarter. For China, that is the March and June quarters. For everyone else, …