Technology news for Australia's largest enterprises
Vendor of the week:
Exclusive: Strengths and limitations of the AWS/Cisco partnership
Iguazio CEO Yaron Haviv discusses whether the partnership really is a 'match made in heaven' and what it means for the industry.
Talend and Databricks partner for scalable data solution
The strategic partnership combines unified analytics and data management in the cloud.
How Sony is using distributed learning to create enterprise AI
The results of this experiment demonstrate that learning/execution carried out using Neural Network Libraries can achieve world-class speeds.
Video conferencing in dire need of simplification, study shows
A Forrester study shows that 84% of companies are using two or more cloud-based video conferencing apps.
Three ways to achieve data security whilst enabling BYOD
"A mobility strategy is now more important than ever before, that said, selecting the right one is often no small task."
Mobile Infrastructure market sees fastest growth since 2014
The report from Dell’Oro shows that while the vendor rankings for the top three vendors remained unchanged with Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia leading.
HPE unveils AI-driven operations for ProLiant, Synergy and Apollo servers
With global learning and predictive analytics capabilities based on real-world operational data, HPE InfoSight supposedly drives down operating costs.
How IoT and hybrid cloud will change in 2019
"Traditional VPN software solutions are obsolete for the new IT reality of hybrid and multi-cloud."
Enterprises to begin closing their data centres
Dan Hushon predicts next year companies will begin bidding farewell (if they haven't already) to their onsite data centres.
Citrix acquires micro app platform Sapho
Sapho’s micro applications improve employee productivity by consolidating access to tools, activities and tasks in a simple and unified work feed.
HPE expands AI-driven operations
HPE InfoSight extends select predictive analytics and recommendation capabilities to HPE servers, enabling smarter, self-monitoring infrastructure.
Dimension Data nabs three Cisco partner awards
Cisco announced the awards, including APJ Partner of the Year, at a global awards reception during its annual partner conference.
WatchGuard’s eight (terrifying) 2019 security predictions
The next evolution of ransomware, escalating nation-state attacks, biometric hacking, Wi-Fi protocol security, and Die Hard fiction becomes reality.
Why the adoption of SAP is growing among SMEs
Small and medium scale enterprises are emerging as lucrative end users for SAP.
Gartner - Global RPA spending hitting its stride
The biggest adopters of RPA today include banks, insurance companies, utilities and telecommunications companies.
Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution boasts enterprise-class routing enhancements
Riverbed’s solution enables businesses to experience fast, agile and secure access to all applications across the hybrid IT landscape.
NEXTDC partnering with Superloop to bring Asia and AU closer
NEXTDC’s customers will be among the first to take advantage of APAC’s shortest submarine cable route between Sydney and Singapore.
Making the most out of IPv6 deployment
IPv6 is the latest version of the Internet Protocol, which identifies devices across the internet so they can be located.
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.
The quid pro quo in the IoT age
Consumer consciousness around data privacy, security and stewardship has increased tenfold in recent years, forcing businesses to make customer privacy a business imperative.
Interview: Mobile Mentor CEO shares mobility strategies
“We recognise that mobile speed is ultrafast! We’re not really focused on the competition, but we look to do two things really well."
The future of privacy: What comes after VPNs?
"75% of VPN users said they are seeking a better solution for cloud networks."
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.
Tips for building a safer and more secure flexible workplace
Predictive reporting and real-time location data can optimise your space requirements.
Exclusive: Why Australian enterprises are prime targets for malware attacks
"Only 14% of Australian organisations are continuously training employees to spot cyber attacks."
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.
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.
How to effectively implement a software-defined secure network
The unified SDSN platform combines policy, detection, and enforcement with a comprehensive product portfolio.
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."
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.
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.
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."
14 milestones Workday has achieved in 2018
We look into the key achievements of business software vendor Workday this year
Five major risks of letting shadow IT go unchecked
A department creating its own bespoke IT solution may sound like a good idea, but are the risks really worth it?
SonicWall secures hybrid clouds by simplifying firewall deployment
Once new products are brought online in remote locations, administrators can manage local and distributed networks.
Get ready to ride the new wave of WiFi
With the increasing demand for wireless internet in every space, it is time be thinking about how the inevitable next-generation of WiFi will look.
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.
Why mobile web could be a secret weapon for strategy
On mobile, a poor user experience is exacerbated and design flaws are magnified.
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.
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.
Find out more
A roadmap to AI project success
Five keys preparation tasks, and eight implementation elements to keep in mind when developing and implementing an AI service.
Digital Realty opens new AU data centre – and announces another one
On the day that Digital Realty cut the ribbon for its new Sydney data centre, it revealed that it will soon begin developing another one.
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.
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."
Exclusive: Why botnets will swarm IoT devices
“What if these nodes were able to make autonomous decisions with minimal supervision, use their collective intelligence to solve problems?”
Bitdefender announces security integration with Kaseya
The new partnership will allow VSA by Kaseya’s cloud and on-premises users to deploy and manage security with Bitdefender Cloud Security for MSPs.
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.
Find out more
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.
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.
Altaro introduces WAN-optimised replication for VMs
"WAN-optimised replication allows businesses to continue working in the case of damage to on-premise servers."
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.
5G expected to hit A/NZ by 2020, according to MIT
According to a report by MIT Technology Review Insights, APAC is well on the way to being a digital landscape with 5G just around the corner.
Cyber crisis continues unabated – is ATP the answer?
Statistics on cybercrime certainly makes for grim reading, and that is set to continue unless businesses take measures to stack the odds better in their favour.
Gartner names Silver Peak Leader in WAN Edge infrastructure
Gartner’s WAN Edge Infrastructure Magic Quadrant names Silver Peak among the leaders in a growing market.
Interview: Building secure apps from the ground up
Security should be a key consideration from the initial design phase before any build even begins.
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 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.
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.
DXN continues colocation charge with two senior appointments
The company has a vision to expand firstly across Australia and then ultimately Asia.
How CTOs can get the most out of their performance metrics
"Industry research suggests that deploying and managing networking infrastructure consumes a whopping 36% of IT budgets."
HPE extends cloud-based AI tool InfoSight to servers
HPE asserts it is a big deal as the system can drive down operating costs, plug disruptive performance gaps, and free up time to allow IT staff to innovate.
Five digital trends that will dominate the enterprise landscape in 2019
Evolving technology and data trends are paving the way to significant IT and network architecture changes in 2019.
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.”
Connected humans and the quest for health, wealth and happiness
"By 2020 it’s estimated there will be more than 20 billion connected devices in use."
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.
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.
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.
What does sustainable compliance look like?
Getting an organisation compliant is one thing, keeping it that way is another.
Forrester’s 14 quick tech predictions for 2019
Forrester weighs in on 2019 predictions, looking at how organisations will shift into a more precise application of transformative technologies.
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."
Digital transformation an almost $2 trillion industry by 2022
"The unprecedented speed at which technologies are coming to market supporting DX strategies can only be described as frantic."
Cisco expands security capabilities of SD-WAN portfolio
Until now, SD-WAN solutions have forced IT to choose between application experience or security.
Workday customers start deployments to AWS infrastructure
Business software vendor Workday has turned it's previously announced AWS partnership into a reality.
Zebra finds 10x increase in intelligent APAC enterprises
Second annual survey reveals increased IoT investment, real-time data sharing and front-line empowerment.
AlgoSec delivers native security management for Azure Firewall
AlgoSec’s new solution will allow a central management capability for Azure Firewall, Microsoft's new cloud-native firewall-as-a-service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Public cloud is not a panacea' - 91% of IT leaders want hybrid
Nutanix research suggests cloud interoperability and app mobility outrank cost and security for primary hybrid cloud benefits.
Workday – who are they and what do they do?
We quickly summarise everything you need to know about the up and coming business software leader.
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
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.
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.
How to leverage cloud for data-driven business ops
The next gen of cloud-based data platform services are flexible and cost-effective so even small organisations can unlock data insights.
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.
Whitepaper: Everyday network issues PRTG network monitor helps resolve
Your IT infrastructure needs a constant review in order to ensure the health of your system.
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?
The importance of workflow automation in a modern business
"Intuitive, integrated, and collaborative processes are hugely important to the success of an organisation."
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.
Exclusive: How the separation of Amazon and AWS could affect the cloud market
"Amazon Web Services is one of the rare companies that can be a market leader but remain ruthlessly innovative and agile."
Start your company’s mobile innovation journey here
Mobile Mentor is transforming the way people work by putting app building at their fingertips
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.
Why you should leverage a next-gen firewall platform
Through full lifecycle-based threat detection and prevention, organisations are able to manage the entire threat lifecycle without adding additional solutions.
HPE launches new Datacenter Care capabilities
The company asserts the new capabilities will be delivered by HPE PointNext and will help businesses simplify complex IT environments.
Whitepaper: What are the best practices for choosing credential technology?
Have security professionals and end-users evolved alongside credential technology?