13 April 2022
As transformation moves beyond executive aspiration to a boardroom necessity, CIOs are charting a new path forward in Asia Pacific with the partner ecosystem in fast pursuit. Motivated by a desire to overhaul technology portfolios and business models in equal measure, CIOs now hold increased responsibility for digital agendas – an agenda redefining outsourcing requirements in the process. According to State of the CIO research in 2022 – commissioned and produced by IDG – 60% of CIOs across the region are prioritising the upgrading of outdated IT infrastructure, supported by increased focus on customer experience (59%) and product innovation (42%). In response, partners must move beyond traditional box selling to embrace new solutions such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and high performance computing (HPC). Yet challenges remain as the channel skills up to meet the new demands of the CIO.
16 August 2021
IDG proudly launched the State of Gender Diversity in the Tech Channel, a new research initiative designed to examine gender diversity and inclusion progress across the entire ecosystem of partners, vendors and distributors. Shaped by the feedback of more than 50 leading female technology executives, this in-depth survey focuses on three core pillars of gender diversity and inclusion, spanning Tech Industry, Workplace and Personal Experience. In an industry-first for the channel, research was open to female, male and other gender identities, welcoming submissions from CEO to graduate levels across all company sizes, industry segments and locations. Questions were designed to be fielded by participants across different age groups, cultural backgrounds and job functions - spanning management, sales, operations, technical and marketing roles - irrespective of industry tenure. The aim was to independently and confidentially source a range of perspectives industry-wide, aligned to the collective goal of moving the conversation forward in relation to gender diversity and inclusion within the channel.
24 April 2020
In this special briefing, we are proud to feature Nikesh Arora, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Palo Alto Networks, and The Right Honourable Sir John Key Former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Board of Directors, Palo Alto Networks, who provide perspectives on navigating economic uncertainty, remote workforces and how to maintain business continuity. They will look at resilient leadership in challenging times, including how to embrace the opportunities for change.
1 August 2019
New market forces are coming together to transform the workforce, with a diverse employee base placing new demands on businesses. In housing multiple generations - spanning full-time, part-time and freelance workers - customers today are struggling to balance employee productivity and engagement, with innovation and security. Technology now plays a pivotal role in the workplace, creating opportunity for the channel to capitalise. Customers realise workforce transformation is required, but are struggling to initiate change. This IDG webinar, in association with Dell Technologies, will outline how channel partners can help customers transform the workforce, documenting the key areas of focus for profitability in 2019 and beyond. Key areas of discussion: • Assessing the changing workforce in the market • Outlining the key challenges facing CIOs today • Drawing up a blueprint for transformation through technology • Detailing how partners can help customers create a workforce of the future • Documenting the market opportunities ahead for the channel
25 August 2017
As security threats arrive on New Zealand shores en masse, businesses require new levels of protection from managed service providers. Creating a need for multi-layered defences, partners today must develop in-depth security strategies for customers, delivered through as-a-service methods. Twenty eight per cent of Kiwi organisations faced a cyber attack in 2016 - with the number set to rise further in 2017 - the onus is now on the channel to create compelling security offerings capable of delivering long-term return on investment. This Reseller News Webinar, in association with SolarWinds MSP, will demonstrate how partners can deliver on the value of security services, outlining the required approach to capitalise on lucrative market opportunities.