Economy stories - Page 2
Australians prioritise value-for-money as economic pressures mount
Australian shoppers are more stressed about the cost of groceries than housing, a new study from Shopify has revealed. .
Conversational AI's role in optimising debt collection
By leveraging conversational AI, companies across multiple sectors can automate various aspects of customer interactions.
Google reports - rise of AI set to boost UK economy by $400Bn
The rise of AI could boost the UK economy by £400bn by 2030, according to a report by Google, despite job losses.
Customer loyalty proves critical for grocery retailers
New Eagle Eye research reveals how grocery retailers can win with customer loyalty standards and practices in light of the current economic climate.
Aussie SMBs increase prices. use own money to combat cash flow woes
Australian small businesses are resorting to personal savings or increasing prices to cope with rising costs, says a report from Xero.
Software spend set to grow 13.5% in 2023 - Gartner report
Worldwide banking and investment services IT spending is forecast to reach $652.1bn in 2023, with software seeing the largest growth, according to Gartner.
APAC tech spend remains robust despite fragile economy
In spite of challenges including fragile post-pandemic supply chains, Asia Pacific tech spend will continue to grow by 6.8% to 7.3% per year from 2024 to 2027.
Aussie MSPs expect revenue growth despite economy pressures
Research shows that growth, powered by new services and industry sectors, comes at a cost to employee stress levels and well-being.
Holistic API security needed in face of increasing cybersecurity risk
Growing digital ecosystems, increasing cybersecurity risk, fragmented regulations and economic challenges emphasise the need for holistic API security.
Governments increase digital investments in response to global turmoil
Global challenges like inflation and workforce scarcity and their local repercussions are testing the abilities of government CIOs.
Australians fear they don't have enough for retirement
Two-thirds of Australians fear they won't have enough money to retire, according to research from Findex. Baby Boomers are the least confident.
How digital exclusion is costing New Zealand's economy
New research reveals that providing more homes with internet connectivity could benefit New Zealand’s economy by up to NZD $700 million annually.
Customer trust crucial during times of economic struggle - report
Lack of customer trust in banks, investment firms, and life insurers found in Asia Pacific, according to Forrester survey.
The Icehouse Welcomes New Heavy-Hitting Board Members
New Zealand business growth organization, The Icehouse, welcomes Two new board members, Lindsay Zwart and Steven Joyce.
Five product development trends impacting the CAD market
The Computer Aided Design (CAD) market continues to be driven by the needs of manufacturers in response to macroeconomic trends.
Top business performers are embracing the cloud, you should too
In businesses alone, cloud computing has resulted in a cumulative productivity benefit to the economy of $9.4 billion in the last five years.
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.
SYSPRO chimes in on economic and supply chain challenges
The company has stated that what began as supply chain issues post-pandemic has evolved into severe inflation on a global scale.
How AR automation can help your B2B business grow sustainably in 2023
Despite the predictions that tougher times are incoming, plenty of businesses are identifying opportunities to expand their range, reach and revenue.
Global IT spending in 2023 continues to trend downward
IDC lowers its 2023 forecast for global IT spending for the fifth month in a row, as the weak economy takes its toll.
Financial frugality and the technology device market
Global smartphone shipments fell 18%, wearable bands fell 18%, smart personal audio fell 26%, and PC shipments fell 29%.
Gig workers denied equal opportunity to financial services
Gig workers face financial exclusion despite their contributions to the UK economy, new report finds. #GigEconomy #FinancialInclusion.
Alternative Data: Emerging Uses in the New Economy
Data is fueling the new economy by enabling governments and enterprises to formulate policy, track consumers, and develop future-forward strategies.
The factors that will shape cloud computing in 2023
2023 will be a pivotal year for cloud computing with some of the key trends from previous years even more relevant due to the effects of the economic downturn.