Technology news for Australia's largest enterprises
Polycom & Plantronics rebrand to Poly, a new UC powerhouse
The name change comes after last year’s Plantronics acquisition of Polycom, a deal that was worth US $2 billion.
NVIDIA announces enterprise servers optimised for data science
“The rapid adoption of T4 on the world’s most popular business servers signals the start of a new era in enterprise computing."
SUSE completes move to independence
“Current IT trends make it clear that open source has become more important in the enterprise than ever before."
Unencrypted Gearbest database leaves over 1.5mil shoppers’ records exposed
Depending on the countries and information requirements, the data could give hackers access to online government portals, banking apps, and health insurance records.
SAS announces US$1 billion investment in AI
"At SAS, we remain dedicated to our customers and their success, and this investment is another example of that commitment."
Two Ministers’ thoughts on blockchain in Oz
Minister Karen Andrews, and Minister Simon Birmingham have released a joint statement on the national blockchain roadmap and extra $100,000 funding.
IntegrationWorks continues expansion with new Brisbane office
The company’s new office space at the Riverside Centre overlooks the Brisbane River and Storey Bridge.
DXC subsidiary takes SAP energy industry partner award
Winners of the awards were selected from SAP’s A/NZpartner ecosystem and announced at the recent SAP A/NZ Partner Kick-Off Meeting held in Sydney.
NetApp and allegro.ai showcase an integrated solution for deep learning
Unlike traditional software, in deep learning, the data rather than the code is of the utmost importance.
Opinion: Moving applications between cloud and data centre
OpsRamp's Bhanu Singh discusses the process of moving legacy systems and applications to the cloud, as well as pitfalls to avoid.
Workflows should benefit people, not devices
It is important that, in digital transformation journeys, managers remember technology should complement, rather than overtake, employee talent and skillsets.
ForgeRock launches Sandbox-as-a-Service to facilitate compliance
The cloud-based testing environment for APIs enables banks to accelerate compliance with Open Banking and PSD2 deadlines.
Cloud application attacks in Q1 up by 65% - Proofpoint
Proofpoint found that the education sector was the most targeted of both brute-force and sophisticated phishing attempts.
Huawei picks up accolades for software-defined camera ecosystem
"The company's software defined capabilities enable it to future-proof its camera ecosystem and greatly lower the total cost of ownership (TCO), as its single camera system is applicable to a variety of application use cases."
Maximising blockchain’s potential with privilege controls - CyberArk
While blockchain itself is considered to be ‘safe’, vulnerabilities can be targeted on the endpoints.
Why mainframe modernisation could help drive digital transformation
"Mission-critical mainframe applications must be kept up to date to address modern business demands."
Why talent attracts talent in the IT industry
Only 22% of respondents believe their entire management team is qualified to set the right tech strategy and make the right technical hires.
Are you building (or breaking) digital trust?
Business leaders can wait and be forced to respond to market change, or they can embrace digital and lead market change themselves.
The Data Literacy Project expands its library of free courses
Upskilling the workforce in data literacy is fundamental to unlocking business growth.
How businesses can transform their customer experience in a realistic and timely way
“Businesses can’t simply decide to transform one day, then jump straight into making change for change’s sake."
Healthcare breaches on the rise - here’s how Philips protects data
As healthcare becomes increasingly digitalised, medical institutions need to ensure the systems they are using are storing patient data in a reliable and secure way.
Case Study: Infoblox protects the network that hosts City University’s curriculum
After recovering from a ransomware attack, City University began to work with Infoblox to bring its network security to the next level.
F5 spends US$670m to boost app and API management offerings
The acquired company, NGINX, will continue to operate as a brand, working with and for the F5 leadership.
How Central Innovation prototyped the game-changing Nura earphones
The premise of their product was a set of headphones – the Nuraphone – able to measure hearing sensitivities across the frequency spectrum and personalise the output for each individual.
Whitepaper: Why time matters in a disaster
"Natural disasters, cyber-attacks, human error or disrupted site access may impact your ability to conduct business."
Why credential theft can be devastating
The term “credential” usually conjures up an image of an employee identification card, however, it's so much more.
Whitepaper: Microsoft’s tips for designing a socially responsible cloud
Microsoft has put together a resource for anyone wanting to build a trusted, inclusive, and responsible cloud.
Why you should collect Docker infrastructure logs
Syslog-ng is a log management application that enables you to collect logs from multiple platforms in a central space.
A guide to using automation to digitally transform business
The report includes steps to an effective digital transformation, including what the leaders are doing right and what the laggards are doing wrong.
Whitepaper: Business continuity in the age of compliance
Installing a continuity solution in a highly regulated industry can be tricky in this age of regulation. What are the questions you should be asking?
How business leaders must prioritise cyber risk - Palo Alto Networks
Prioritising threats ensures organisations are taking a logical approach to cybersecurity, focusing their time and money on the most pressing dangers.
Digitally transform or fall behind - 3 key points to remember
In this report Unisys details three key areas focus on when implementing a successful digital transformation as with every opportunity comes risk.
Business continuity: Who do you call when you need help?
How many specialist engineers will be available to help you during the short window you require to get your systems up and running again?
Cloud security: What you need to know before you make the move
Thinking about moving your business to the cloud? Often there’s a misconception that businesses can simply ‘set and forget’ when it comes to security, but that’s not always the case.
Opinion: 5G’s imminent impact on data centre infrastructure
Digital Realty’s Joseph Badaoui shares his thoughts on how 5G will transform data centre infrastructure now and beyond.
Whitepaper: How to improve your cybersecurity sales pitch
Boards and executives who normally approve funding for IT security projects do not speak tech - they speak the language of ROI, NPV, etc.
Interview: Why log management is crucial to modern business
One Identity's IT veteran Balázs Scheidler shares his insights on log management's history and where it's going to next.
App downtime costs businesses over $700k per event
One hour of business-critical application downtime can cost larger companies $144,062.52 per hour, with an average repair time of over five hours.
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.
The 3 essential elements to consider with SaaS security
Speed, ease of use, and low capital expenses are just some of the factors driving the continued growth in SaaS security adoption.
Whitepaper: How many log messages are you losing to bad classification?
Operating systems, applications, and network devices generate text messages of the events that happen to them.
Dell EMC named number one… and loving it
A recent Dell EMC blog post celebrates IDC naming it number one in a myriad of storage and systems markets.
HP extends laptop & workstation recall due to battery fire hazard
HP has extended its worldwide recall of several notebooks and mobile workstations due to the high risk of fire and burn hazards.
How AI is changing the medical industry
With NVIDIA Clara, developers can speed up their medical imaging applications and implement AI.
Rapid7 reveals cybersecurity gaps within ASX 200 organisations
Even the most mature and well-resourced ASX 200 organisations have trouble sufficiently deploying cybersecurity basics.
4 ways AU’s job market will change in 2019 thanks to AI and ML
Splunk's Simon Eid delves into all the difficult issues, like will robots take IT jobs and what this means for the future of jobs in AU.
Report: How IT Is responding to digital disruption and innovation
Today “every company is in the software business" to get a competitive edge, and this survey reveals how app dev is affecting IT teams.
Count the hours (or the weeks): DNS attacks are a severe downtime threat
Attackers can conduct DNS attacks, including Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that can take servers offline for minutes, hours, days, or even weeks.
From magstripe to mobile: The evolution of access management
HID Global examines solutions available today, the future of mobile access, and why it’s critical to ensure that each component of the access control ecosystem is as secure as possible.
IT teams have a new job: Physical access control
Now IT departments are more involved in an organisation’s physical access control decisions and implementation.
Hyperconverged infrastructure: The unsung hero of cloud and data centre
Hyperconverged solutions can deliver new levels of agility, flexibility, scale and public cloud economics. What can they do for you?
Whitepaper: Making AI work for the healthcare sector
This whitepaper explains how and why AI should be focused on people in healthcare, not technology. Philips calls this approach adaptive intelligence.
Global security concerns have major impact on Australian firms
Consumers in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the Philippines are not comfortable using digital identities to interact with commercial or financial service providers.
M-Files and Ricoh enter into a strategic partnership
“We have launched M-Files as part of our offering officially in Australia and we are already seeing traction with customers.”
Spot the hazards with meta security strategies
Is your security really secure? Find out the biggest IT security threats, the five layers of meta security with this free resource.
Telstra workers across Australia strike after escalated dispute
“Of course, we never wanted to be forced to take protected industrial action, but Telstra hasn’t left us with any other option."
Digital experience managers, get excited for Adobe Summit 2019
“Digital transformation may be a buzzword, but companies are trying to adapt and compete in this changing environment.”
Product review: LogRhythm CloudAI a revolutionary tool
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
Insider threats & breach reports: Why security needs more investment
Insider threats (those that come from within your organisation) are a serious concern - here's why.
NATO picks BlackBerry's encrypted voice technology to secure calls
The NCI Agency acquires, deploys and defends communication systems for NATO's political decision-makers and command centres
Why 70% of organisations believe RPA is enabling more human interaction
Organisations are increasingly concerned with the employee experience as they grapple with the forces of automation and RPA.
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."
How to resolve network issues using PRTG
PRTG can warn you with an immediate notification when something uncommon occurs.
Whitepaper: The Mobile Risk Matrix - how exposed are you?
The proliferation of cloud services has increased the attack surface to include applications, devices, networks, and external web and content delivery methods.
Don’t fear the robot: How to overcome automation anxiety
"Automation anxiety stems from a deeper fear of not being able to fulfil your purpose."
8x8 announces Google Cloud contact centre AI integration
“Contact centre AI empowers enterprises to use AI to augment and improve their contact centres."
How to optimise the performance of SIEMs
Optimising your SIEM is most easily and effectively done by also optimising your log management.
Should you rely on Elasticsearch to simplify your logging system?
Elasticsearch allows you to store any number of arbitrary name-value pairs coming from structured logging.
Nintex named a leader in digital process automation for wide deployments
Forrester analysed the 10 most significant vendors in digital process automation for wide deployments, referring to the category as DPA wide.
Report: Women being sexually harassed at tech conferences
A new survey has uncovered some startling findings, with not only misrepresentation of women but also sexual harassment.
SIEM can improve security or make it worse – here’s how to get it right
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.
It's an ultimatum: Mobile security or securing mobility
Move your organisation towards the mobile-first world, securely.
Can your vulnerability assessments protect your organisation?
33% of enterprises surveyed are at a low maturity, conducting only limited assessments of selected assets.
Soprano announces a partnership with Smart Communications
Within Asia Pacific, Soprano is seeing a surge in demand for enterprise-grade messaging platforms.
Whitepaper: The key to maximising office space efficiency
Most offices worldwide are approximately 50% under-utilised on any given day, causing issues for facility management in understanding the number of people in a facility.
Kathmandu breached, customer information accessed
Kathmandu is notifying potentially affected customers directly and has advised them to change their passwords for its online loyalty programme.
Whitepaper: Making cybersecurity risk measurement more efficient with AI
Enterprises are looking for ways to grant autonomy and freedom of use to their employees while maintaining both visibility of their inherent level of risk and a high level of protection against nefarious activity.
Who, what and where: Define the business context of access requests
Compiled by leading security firm RSA, this white paper will take you through those six key elements to a risk-based approach in an informative and easy-to-digest format.
Navigating the complicated world of DNS security
Over the years, DNS, both the protocol and the servers, have become the target of a variety of attacks, including the Lion worm.
Why application downtime costs Aussie businesses more than $762,000 on average
“These findings highlight the critical need for all Australian businesses to ensure ongoing monitoring of applications."
Study: Is it possible to detect breaches as they happen
Breaches often happen when businesses least expect them, causing slow reaction times and possibly catastrophic loss.
Infographic: The security concerns keeping business leaders up at night
Almost half of Australians are concerned about war or terrorism, the Unisys Security Index has found
Gartner: Good talent put off by old tech
Technology now ranks in the top ten reasons Australian employees will leave their current role, according to Gartner’s 4Q18 Global Talent Monitor.
Interview: Cisco on digital transformation and data centres at the edge
"On-premise we speak English, Amazon speaks French, and Amazon and Microsoft speak something else. But someone has to translate all of that and Cisco is involved with normalising those rule sets.”
Nine reasons distributors need an analytics upgrade
“Traditional data management solutions are no longer sufficient for distributors in today’s fast-moving environment.”
Was Citrix unaware of its own data breach until the FBI got involved?
According to a blog post from Citrix’s CSIO Stan Black, the FBI contacted Citrix on March 6 and advised that international cybercriminals had allegedly gained access to Citrix’s internal network.
Healthcare breaches down, but impacts more significant - Bitglass
Of the 11.5 million individuals affected by healthcare breaches in 2018, 67% had their information exposed by hacking and IT incidents.
Why data management challenges cost organisations US$2 million a year
Companies that fail to address their data management issues risk significant longer-term damage to their business.
Whitepaper: Why strong log management gives you invaluable data
Most log messages traditionally come from three types: system logs of servers, network devices, and applications.
A/NZ organisations slack in Notifiable Data Breach scheme
Following the introduction of the Notifiable Data Breach Scheme (NDB) last year, a survey of ANZ businesses has revealed some concerning findings.
The questions A/NZ businesses need to ask before diving into SaaS
"Before A/NZ businesses dive deeper into SaaS in search of the great business outcomes it can provide, they would do well to ask certain questions."
Flashpoint: APAC companies must factor geopolitics in cyber strategies
The diverse geopolitical and economic interests of the states in the region play a significant role in driving and shaping cyber threat activity against entities operating in APAC.
Unisys named Leader for managed workplace services
The company was named a Leader in the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, positioned highest on the ability to execute axis.
Why it’s time to move ID card issuance to the cloud
Many smartcards are still issued from standalone printers tied to a dedicated PC workstation, which creates challenges and unnecessarily bottlenecks the process.
Whitepaper: How to manage mobile risk in a perimeter-less work environment
Enabling mobility and the ability to access data seamlessly is a great development for enterprise productivity, but it causes a serious challenge to security teams.
Insider insight: How to get more from your Splunk platform
Having the right tools is only half the battle, not until you can leverage them most effectively can you see the gains that properly managed data can provide.
Don't waste office space - optimise location data
A flexible working environment and mobile employees mean that security and facility managers must create new efficiency protocols that keep employees happy.