FSIs use private cloud as 'stepping stone' towards ideal hybrid cloud
50% of financial services organisations (FSI) respondents say they have boosted their investment in hybrid cloud as a direct result of the pandemic.
Cognizant significantly expands Australian presence with Servian acquisition
Nureva conferencing system now Teams certified
Emotet remains leading malware in global threat index
COVID-19: The gateway to innovation for Australia?
F5 to pay US$500m for edge app platform vendor
Sisense and Profectus partner up to meet compliance for new payment regulation
The 5 biggest decisions for business leaders in 2021, according to Gartner
Focusing on the role of HR leaders within the organisation, Gartner has highlighted five future of work decisions that must be made in 2021 if businesses want to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cisco's APJC executive team has a new leader
"I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead our business in this dynamic region and am looking forward to building on our success," says Dave West, new president for APJC.
Workplace for Facebook rolls out two new broadcast capabilities
Workplace from Facebook has rolled out a couple of new services designed to help businesses and their employees navigate hybrid working and lockdown periods.
Red Hat to acquire Kubernetes-native security provider StackRox
Red Hat will further expand its security offering, adding StackRox's complementary capabilities to strengthen integrated security across its open hybrid cloud portfolio.
Microsoft to launch dedicated cloud service for retail sector
Microsoft Cloud for Retail is designed specifically to help retailers turn data into insights through various Microsoft services.
Six digital transformation trends to watch in 2021
During 2021, CIOs will have to work throughout their organisations and apply digital technologies and data to unlock new business opportunities, writes Cohesity head of systems engineering A/NZ Derek Cowan.
The six critical factors for a successful data science project
Despite the significant value that data science can deliver, there are still some significant hurdles that need to be overcome, writes Snowflake vice president of sales for APAC, Peter O'Connor.
Microsoft: new Surface Pro 7+ for Business, 85” Hub to start shipping
The newest Surface model includes an LTE option for those who need mobile connectivity.
Former VMware COO jumps ship to Nutanix as new CEO; VMware begins litigation
Former VMware COO Rajiv Ramaswami has been caught up in litigation from his former employer, which alleges that he breached contractual obligations after jumping ship to Nutanix as its new CEO.
Oracle releases new version of converged database
The current state of ransomware — and its future
Discoveries made by analysts at Sophos have unearthed a new development: ransomware code appears to have been shared across ‘families’, and some of the ransomware groups seemed to work in collaboration more than in competition with one another.
Fujitsu develops behavioural recognition tech, completes world first
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed technology designed to achieve the world’s most accurate recognition of complex actions and behaviours based on skeleton data.
Can an organisation’s data achieve its full potential?
The key to innovating with data lies in integration, states Qlik.
SaaS banking 'unicorn' Mambu eyes APAC expansion
This latest funding round was backed by TCV, which is a capital investment firm that has backed the likes of Airbnb, Expedia, LinkedIn, Netflix, and Zillow.
Frost & Sullivan: “Massive growth” ahead for 5G enterprise market
To support future applications, enterprises should explore 5G capabilities to serve their wireless connectivity requirements, the company says.
LogRhythm buys out MistNet to bolster analytics capabilities
LogRhythm says its aim is to bring stronger levels of machine learning-based detection and response.
Microservices-based applications rely on key-value or NoSQL databases - study
“The change of application architecture into microservices significantly impacts the data layer supporting these services."
Oracle releases APEX platform as a service
The low-code app development platform is now available as a standalone managed cloud service.
nbn sets world record for long-range 5G transmission
Achieved a stable 5G mmWave transmission of close to 1Gbps at 7.3km, double the distance recorded three months ago, and a new record globally.
A/NZ embraces creative leadership for business success - Adobe report
Adobe concludes that plenty of respondents are creative leaders (60%), but only a few achieved the title of ‘visionary’ (13%).
VMware chief to take the reins at Intel as new CEO
In a tweet, Gelsinger describes his time at VMware as ‘incredible, and life-changing’.
Telstra's 5G footprint now covers 50% of Australians, the company says
“Our customers have told us coverage is the most important thing when it comes to 5G so Telstra’s 5G roll out reaching more than half of the Australian population is a huge milestone.”
Hootsuite announces acquisition of SaaS provider Sparkcentral
"Brands and organisations must grow their digital capabilities to connect with their customers on the social and messaging platforms their customers use, not the other way around."
Three keys to keep remote workforce operational: VPNs, SaaS apps, and internet health
In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in what is effectively the largest work-from-home experiment ever conducted in human history. For many organisations, this has brought forward plans they had for digital transformation.
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
What, no crystal balls? Public Trust moves to dynamic forecasting
Financial planning can be challenging in the best of times, but planning in a crisis takes it to another level.
Lenovo extends carbon offset service to APAC
Companies can choose offsets from selected United Nations-approved eco-friendly projects from around the globe when purchasing selected products.
Teradata Vantage arrives on Microsoft Azure Marketplace
Teradata has announced an additional purchasing channel for Teradata Vantage on Azure - the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
Palo Alto announces new cloud location in Australia
The move will allow regional organisations in Australia to utilise several of Palo Alto’s high-performance solutions, as well as enabling these organisations to store their logs within Australian borders, the company says.
Avaya brings AWS AI, machine learning intelligence to OneCloud CCaaS
Avaya has joined the AWS Partner Network as an AWS Select Technology Partner.
DCI Data Centers to build $400m facility in Sydney
DCI Data Centers has secured development approval for a new AU$400 million data centre in Sydney’s Eastern Creek.
Trump social media ban too little, too late
"Big Tech has made mega profits by turning a blind eye to the true extent of misinformation on their platforms."
Lenovo announces smart glasses and OLED for Yoga 7i Pro
The new ThinkReality A3 smart glasses are designed for enterprise or industrial use for various AR use cases.
Report: Why businesses should take care to seek a 'true' cloud offering
The move towards cloud communications is inevitable for most organisations. But choosing a solution with DNA rooted in the benefits of a true cloud offering can go a long way in preventing future headaches.
Avolution a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools
This is the fourth year in a row that the company has been placed as a Leader in this Magic Quadrant.
Google completes $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit
It comes after the European Commission announced its approval of the acquisition late last month, with the condition that the search engine giant would not use Fitbit health data to target ads to users in the European Union.
Majority of professionals believe employers should require proof of COVID vaccination
New research has revealed 67% of professionals believe employers should require proof of vaccination for COVID-19 before returning to the office.
Pega acquires speech analytics firm Qurious.io
Qurious.io uses artificial intelligence to help customer service employees deal with customers.
Confidence in public cloud grows, but challenges persist
“As organisations continue to radically transform their infrastructures and rely more on the public cloud, they are uncovering new connectivity and security challenges."
NBN and LEDC partner up to improve infrastructure in 'underserved' areas of Australia
LEDC will first see measures implemented across 14 LEDC locations in New South Wales, with later roll-outs in Victoria and Queensland.