Digital’s share of Australian IT budgets set to surge: Gartner – Which-50

Digital transformation will absorb a much greater share of IT budgets in Australia and New Zealand next year, but CIOs must look to Asia for inspiration, according to research group, Gartner.For a country of a little over 24 million people, Australia tends to punch above its weight when it comes to technology adoption and digitalisation, says Jenny Beresford, research director at Gartner.

Take Deakin University, for example, which is building an ecosystem of learning and teaching designed to shift its business model from being faculty-centric to one that is student-centric and dependent on technology to scale. Its deployment of IBM Watson technology as a student advisor attracted global attention, helping to market the university to potential students from around Australia and abroad.

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