Technology news for Australia's largest enterprises
Vendor of the week:
NEXTDC adds 9MW customer contracts at new Sydney data centre
“The demand for our data centre services continues to accelerate and exceed our expectations, particularly in the Sydney market."
DXN continues colocation charge with two senior appointments
The company has a vision to expand firstly across Australia and then ultimately Asia.
Samsung joins a global league of AI experts
“As a member of the PAI, Samsung will strive to facilitate the ongoing progress of artificial intelligence.”
Ransomware infection? Here’s how you control the damage
Ransomware has evolved to be more sophisticated and targeted, and remains a threat to businesses of all sizes.
VMware’s bid to accelerate enterprise adoption of Kubernetes
“Kubernetes is emerging as an open framework for multi-cloud infrastructure that enables business transformation."
Exclusive: Fileless malware driving uptake of behavioural analytics
Fileless malware often finds its way into organisations via web browsers (or in combination with other vectors such as infected USB drives).
How Azure can encourage digital innovation
Gap is working with Microsoft to migrate hundreds of applications to Azure, focusing on a seamless customer experience.
It's time to rethink your back-up and recovery strategy
"It is becoming apparent that legacy approaches to backup and recovery may no longer be sufficient for most organisations."
Why the mobility industry is moving towards 5G
Reliable and timely radio performance is a crucial requirement for all those with a stake in transport safety.
Cisco and AWS collaborate for hybrid cloud platform
News has emerged of more data centre giants forging public cloud partnerships.
Opinion: Strategies for avoiding digital transformation failures
Dell Boomi APJ's MD says digital transformation journeys are rife with potential disasters.
Intel drafts model legislation to spur data privacy discussion
In a white paper published last month, Intel’s Global Privacy team laid out six policy principles for safety and privacy in the age of AI.
Dropbox strengthens security with raft of new partnerships
Integrations will keep customer content protected and secure with tools for controlling identity access, governing data, and managing devices.
Why Huawei's SD-WAN solution is causing a fuss
Huawei provides customers with a broad array of WAN edge functions.
Nutanix extends Beam to enterprise private cloud
"Hybrid cloud is no longer considered a brief stopping point in the journey to an all public cloud future."
The impact of digital disruption on IT departments
The ability to identify and respond to digital innovation will determine if your company sinks or swims.
The perfect place to attend a coding bootcamp
A good coding bootcamp focuses on the process of problem solving and logic building.
The security tool conundrum: Can you have too much of a good thing?
Organisations across Asia Pacific are using many different security tools to protect their businesses, but often they have no centralised platform to manage those tools.
Why building a resilient cyber security strategy for 2019 is vital
Cyber attacks are getting more sophisticated as hackers embrace their own methods of innovation, businesses need to evolve as well.
Case study: Startup revamps systems with HID mobile access
“We want our clients to have the best experience here. This is the reason why we chose to work with HID Global solutions."
DXN begins shipping modular data centres in AU – next stop Asia
Pre-fabricated modular data centres have gained traction in recent times, and it's something DXN is looking to capitalise on in APAC.
Gartner’s top 10 IoT tech trends
“CIOs who master innovative IoT trends have the opportunity to lead digital innovation in their business.”
Dell EMC advances hybrid cloud for VMware environments
Through collaboration and joint engineering, Dell EMC and VMware are enabling organisations to derive more value from IT investments.
How to manage and secure your digital workplace
“A recent study found that 30% of IT fixed assets are missing or can’t be found."
Whitepaper: The key to compliance is governing access to data
By implementing a governance-based approach to identity governance, companies can secure their organisation’s sensitive data.
When good tech goes bad - the challenge of complexity
Beautiful system tapestries have created confusing labyrinths that people have to navigate just to get their job done, wasting time and energy.
Impact of legacy technologies on threat alert response and cloud adoption among Aus enterprises
Most Australian enterprises today are hamstrung by the same technologies that once helped advance the nation’s IT economy.
SUSE awards Zag Accredited Partner status
“Zag’s technical specialists have a deep understanding of the value SUSE adds to the SAP landscape."
IDC predicts 55% of APAC organisations will be digitally determined by 2020
By 2020, at least 55% of organisations will be digitally determined, transforming markets and reimagining the future.
Intel who? AWS opts with AMD chips for cost-savings
AMD shares surged about four percent after the announcement that Amazon Web Services (AWS) would be employing its services.
ABB drives the standard for automation and IIoT architectures
Adoption of the OPC UA over TSN standard will allow companies to leverage the benefits of multi-vendor, peer-to-peer communications.
The six success factors for successful smart card migration
Smart cards are easy to carry around, can be programmed and reprogrammed remotely, and offer a secure way for students and teachers alike to access campus facilities.
Aus businesses see themselves as prime targets for cyber attacks
The survey of 307 Australian IT and security executives demonstrates the considerable uncertainty faced by businesses in trying to combat cybersecurity threats.
Modernising your ERP could unlock a potential goldmine
Businesses with the wrong or outdated ERP systems are being deprived of insights and capabilities to drive their business forward.
Working with normalised SQL Tables – a guide
The goal of this workshop post is to explain a method for working with normalised SQL data in PowerApps.
Why Cognizant is at the forefront of cloud migration
“Cognizant leveraged its deep cloud technology to architect, design and build SAP systems on HANA."
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?
Toshiba develops a high-speed algorithm for deep learning processors
Toshiba is continuously focusing on the research and development of AI technologies.
Why open source is at the core of app development
The NativeScript framework was created to ease the app development process by leveraging a user’s existing web development skills.
Avoid underutilising office space with optimisation solutions
Facility managers and security professionals need a real-time view of how their workforce interacts with a building.
Don’t let your network outgrow your IT team
"IT professionals spend less than half of their time at work optimising their networks and beefing it up against future security threats."
Why an ecosystem platform is critical to business growth
"The right ecosystem platform can help businesses become more agile."
Is a low-code app building approach what your organisation needs?
Microsoft PowerApps is a service that lets you build business apps that run in a browser or on a phone or tablet, and no coding experience is required.
Create custom, enterprise-grade mobile apps to accelerate workflows
Mobile Mentor assists organisations with the process from start to finish and keeps the backend up-to-date after the app is completed.
The silent security risk of unstructured data
"IDC estimates that 90% of today’s enterprise data is unstructured."
The features that should be front and centre when evaluating SIEMs
According to Frost & Sullivan, SIEM can either be an enabler or a retardant and there's a thin line between the two - here's the key attributes.
Opinion: Top 5 myths about cloud adoption in Asia
Dell Boomi's Asia MD says there are a number of myths holding back cloud adoption, despite it being the obvious future.
Whitepaper: How to build cloud policies your organisation can stand by
Done right, digital transformation can transform the way governments engage with citizens, make businesses more productive and help non-profits be more effective.
Four ways automation improves business efficiency
MSPs are well-placed to take advantage of the productivity boost that results from automating aspects of their business.
Secure Logic calls on Federal Govt to introduce IoT regulation
“The vast majority of people are not aware of the significant risks posed by unsecured IoT devices.”
So you want to keep tech talent in your business
So you want to keep your tech talent, but you’re not sure what they need to stay put – is salary the biggest factor?
Whitepaper: The evolution of physical access control
Despite the enhanced security and convenience that comes from newer options, many organisations are still using outdated and vulnerable access control technology.
Nitro partners with Dropbox for greater integration
Nitro integration with Dropbox Extensions will expand PDF productivity capabilities for users directly within Dropbox.
Huge vulnerabilities in software supply chain being exploited
A very exposing report has revealed breaches are rising and response times are falling, largely due to shoddy software development practices.
Dell Boomi expands its enterprise iPaaS portfolio
"Dell Boomi's ability to connect data, processes and people has an extremely positive impact on the experience Sky provides."
Using analysis to save on IT maintenance costs
Ill-fitting maintenance plans, whether over- or under-prescribed does cost you money - but, with a little analysis you can save a lot.
Tips for building a safer and more secure flexible workplace
Predictive reporting and real-time location data can optimise your space requirements.
Combatting the rise of Cybercrime-as-a-Service
Amateur cybercriminals (or anyone with a grudge), can execute spam attacks, steal people’s identities, and more.
What does sustainable compliance look like?
Getting an organisation compliant is one thing, keeping it that way is another.
How AI can improve employee productivity
AI could provide a boost to workforce productivity, but organisations need to build their employees’ trust in these technologies.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
Interview: Mobile Mentor’s long term future with Microsoft
Mobile Mentor is Co-Sell Ready: We quizzed founder Denis O’Shea on what the news means for Mobile Mentor, its partnership with Microsoft, and the company’s growth plans for the future.
Aussie innovation lagging despite transformation buzz
24% of Australian IT professionals say that innovation is neither encouraged or rewarded at their company, according to an AppDynamics report.
AU startup hitches a ride to space with Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab and Australian IoT startup Fleet Space Technologies have signed a contract to launch two Proxima IoT satellites this month.
Will blockchain be the next big thing in the healthcare sector?
"Organisations within the healthcare sphere are likely to take an ‘adopt with caution’ approach to the use of blockchain."
Gartner names Bitglass a leader in cloud security
Bitglass was evaluated based on its ability to execute and its completeness of vision.
IBM targets hybrid cloud with VMware partnership
BM and VMware have announced a new partnership intended to accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud adoption.
Is your security really secure?
ot so long ago a firewall and a virus scanner were enough to protect a network, but today the scene is much different.
Three access management trends making waves in APAC
Consumer identity proofing, authentication, and authorisation will top the $37 billion value mark by 2023.
The importance of workflow automation in a modern business
"Intuitive, integrated, and collaborative processes are hugely important to the success of an organisation."
The five-step guide to securing data in the cloud - IDC
This is especially important with the implementation of privacy regulations such as GDPR.
Whitepaper: An inside look at the benefits of cloud
"Cloud computing is revolutionising business, enabling organisations to move faster, spend less and deliver greater value."
Could IoT performance problems derail operations and damage revenue?
"Enterprises are already struggling to master cloud complexity and IoT substantially magnifies this challenge.”
GDPR compliance: A step-by-step guide
The GDPR affects any company that deals with individuals living in the EU and has very specific requirements for the treatment of their personal
Hands-on review: TablePlus database management app for Mac
TablePlus is a new desktop application developed with the goal to make database management easier, faster, and more efficient.
Start your company’s mobile innovation journey here
Mobile Mentor is transforming the way people work by putting app building at their fingertips
GlobalData: Comms services about to become a utility
According to GlobalData, the recent Optus deals with Origin and Sumo mean that communications services are on their way to becoming a utility.
Cutting through the noise with AI-driven threat analytics
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
How processes can be the key to RoI in digital transformation
Process management and automation is vital to any digital transformation, but it is about more than just taking some forms online.
Survey: App dev is surging, but how are businesses doing it?
Today “every company is in the software business" to get a competitive edge, and this survey reveals how app dev is affecting IT teams.
Whitepaper: How to detect and respond to threats faster
This white paper uncovers how UEBA reduces your organisational risk and enables you to respond more quickly to attacks.
You’re invited: Getting proactive about security - an Empired webinar
We all know that proactive security is the best security, but what does that look like? Don’t miss your chance to find out.
The key to a successful digital transformation journey
"According to a Deloitte study, 90% of organisations believe their core business is threatened by new digital competitors."
Whitepaper: What are the best practices for choosing credential technology?
Have security professionals and end-users evolved alongside credential technology?
How Equinix optimised Carsales.com applications across regions
As part of its regional expansion, the company faced integration challenges due to the inheritance of disparate technology capabilities.
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Paessler protects world’s most precious computing artefacts
Without air conditioning, The National Museum of Computing must keep a close eye on environmental factors like temperature, humidity, and UV light levels.
How businesses can benefit from hybrid cloud
In this short video, Equinix details how businesses can interconnect private and public clouds to create a hybrid infrastructure and get the best of both worlds.
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Whitepaper: Threat detection and risk measurement with machine learning
ResponSight focuses on two key areas of cybersecurity – threat detection and enterprise risk measurement – and the need for more sophisticated approaches in each.
Top 10 challenges facing MSPs – and how to overcome them
In a perfect world all businesses would happily invest enough to protect their data, but it’s not, which is why Probax released a guide.
Whitepaper: Automation platforms giving companies better insights on data
451 Research has produced an analysis sponsored by Nintex on how automation is increasingly being used to transform businesses.
IT's rising role in physical access control - what you need to know
T and physical security teams are now required to consider fundamental change in day-to-day operations.
Using SOLIDWORKS CAD to take an idea from prototype to product
Sound pioneer Nura had an ambitious concept to deliver when it raised almost two million dollars via crowdsourcing and then over five million dollars through a seed round.
How to effectively implement a software-defined secure network
The unified SDSN platform combines policy, detection, and enforcement with a comprehensive product portfolio.
VMware unveils new innovations for the multi-cloud era
VMware unveiled significant cloud product and service updates for enterprises and service providers.
Informatica releases its next-generation iPaaS in APAC
Enterprises in APAC can now leverage Informatica’s iPaaS, which delivers a secure microservices-based solution.
Increase visibility and productivity with fleet tracking software
Know what’s going on in the field so you can dispatch more efficiently, improve customer service and reduce time spent calling drivers for updates.