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Thai agriculture sector gets aggressive with IT spending: IDC
The modernisation and digitalisation of the Thai agricultural sector is driving growth in IT spending to 7.02%, according to IDC.
CIOs: Evolve, or face the dire consequences
The role of the CIO has been changing over the years, but 2016 is the year that they should accept these changes seriously or face the 'dire consequences,' according to two industry experts.
APAC digital transformation to ‘scale massively’ in 2017: IDC
By the end of 2017, 60% of Asia Pacific 1000 (A1000) enterprises will have digital transformation (DX) at the centre of their corporate strategy, with the majority even creating an independent position to oversee the DX strategy implementation, according to IDC Asia/Pacific.
Digitalisation to drive Asia’s higher education IT spending to US$10.4bil
IT spending in the higher education sector in the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APeJ) will increase from US$8.7 billion in 2015 to US$10.4 billion in 2019, a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2%, according to IDC.
Eyeing a US$24bil market, VMware ups mobile ante in APAC
VMware Inc said that it has centralised its Business Mobility solution sales team in Asia Pacific, which be led by Sanjay Deshmukh, general manager of Business Mobility, Asia Pacific and Japan, VMware. 
Riding the digital workforce wave
Since ‘Millennials’ are key implementers of your digital strategy, you need to recruit them and build a ‘Digital Enterprise’ to empower them, writes OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea, who offers three key steps.
Digital tech? It’s about people, says Tencent OMG’s SY Lau
The technological revolution and the profound changes brought by expanded connectivity will only become relevant when we ‘see’ the actual human face behind the device, according to Tencent Online Media Group (OMG) president S.Y. Lau.
The evolving role of the CIO
The new CIO will need to break out of operations mode and adapt to the changing digital landscape, one in which he or she plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the company is successful whilst driving the use of new technologies, writes Mao Gen Foo of OpenText.
Customer experience: Innovate or suffer consequences, says IDC
Senior IT executives must ensure that they are able to offer IT-enabled products and services to address gaps in customer experience so that their companies can survive in today’s ever-changing business environment, according to IDC.
EMC chief on what businesses need to transition to digital future
EMC Corp chairman and CEO Joe Tucci has outlined three key business imperatives that organisations must address in order to successfully transition into the new digital age, Gabey Goh reports from EMC World in Las Vegas.
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