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Catherine Knowles
Journalist
Currently working as a freelance writer and content creator, Catherine has a keen interest in all areas of technology and storytelling in our digital age. Having worked with a number of businesses and people across media, education, publishing and communications, Catherine has a definite respect for common sense, great content and turning ideas into reality.

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NGMN recommends open-source tech for energy efficiency in broadband
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network management
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broadband
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power / energy
NGMN Alliance advocates for the use of open-source technology and full network transparency for improved energy efficiency in global broadband industry, as per their new report.
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ExtraHop hires Simon Howe, eyes expansion in Australia & NZ
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managed services
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siem
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advanced persistent threat protection
ExtraHop appoints Simon Howe as Area VP for ANZ, marking a noteworthy move in their Asia Pacific expansion strategy, following a recent securement of $100M growth capital.
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New Zealand's digital advertising revenue soars in 2023
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video
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search
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nz
IAB New Zealand's latest report reveals an impressive 4.3% YoY growth in total digital advertising revenue for 2023, totting a figure of $2.112bn, with Q4 seeing a 7.3% quarter-on-quarter boost.
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CYREBRO partners with Google Cloud for precision threat detection
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big data
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ml
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bi
Tel Aviv-based CYREBRO partners with Google Cloud to develop a precision-guided detection engine, enhancing security threat identification through advanced machine learning.
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Sophos & Tenable join forces to launch Sophos Managed Risk service
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firewall
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ransomware
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network security
Cybersecurity company Sophos partners with Tenable to unveil Sophos Managed Risk, a new vulnerability service that aims to increase protection against cyber attacks.
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Fisher & Paykel introduce Kitchen Assistant for SmartHQ app
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smart home
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technology gifts
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vr
Fisher and Paykel innovate kitchen technology with the launch of a virtual sous chef feature, Kitchen Assistant, developed in partnership with Dynamo6, revolutionising home cooking.
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TrueConf named High Performer twice in 2024 G2 Grid Report
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uc
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ai
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video conferencing
TrueConf, a global leader in video collaboration technologies, has been commended as a High Performer in the G2 Grid Report for Video Conferencing in 2024, highlighting its substantial impact and customer satisfaction.
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CAST Highlight tops user satisfaction in G2's SBOM software rankings
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ecm
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martech
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document management
CAST Highlight has been ranked top for user satisfaction in G2's SBOM management category, affirming its efficacy as a streamlined, cloud-based Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) solution.
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Genea Fertility & GoCardless offer new IVF payment methods
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martech
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it in healthcare
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cx
Pioneering fertility treatment provider Genea Fertility partners with payment company GoCardless to offer flexible payment options, making IVF and egg freezing more accessible to Australians.
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Picus Security unveils AI assistant for improved cyber defence insights
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malware
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soc
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ai
Picus Security unveils Picus Numi AI, a generative AI security analyst that aids security teams in risk-based decision making and offers detailed insights on security validation assessments.
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Snowflake's Data Clean Rooms now available after Samooha acquisition
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cloud services
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martech
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compliance
Data cloud firm, Snowflake, makes innovative data clean rooms available, enabling secure and efficient data collaboration and sharing across businesses thanks to new acquisition, Samooha.
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Singaporeans value seamless, secure digital experiences, survey finds
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cx
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martech
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physical security
Singaporeans prioritise simple, secure online experiences, with 73% considering a brand switch for passwordless logins, reveals a survey by Ping Identity.
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Kinetic IT & CSIRO team up to boost Indigenous women in STEM
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science
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kinetic it
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engineering
Kinetic IT collaborates with CSIRO's Young Indigenous Women's STEM Academy, aiming to encourage First Nations women to seek tech industry opportunities in Australia.
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Colt Technology Services scoops top HKEX Award for derivatives data
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awards
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market
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hong kong
Colt Technology Services recognised as Top Derivatives Data Vendor globally at 2023 HKEX Awards, highlighting the company's significant contribution to capital market data provision.
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Australian businesses fortify defences amid rising financial fraud
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cx
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martech
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email security
Australian businesses tighten cyber defences amid a 354% surge in account takeover fraud, resulting in a record $3.1B loss, calling for strategies that balance fraud prevention with user experience.
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DigiCert & Macnica partner for India's first Matter 1.21 air conditioner
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smartphones
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cloud services
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iot
DigiCert and Macnica team up to bring PKI to Panasonic Life Solutions India's home appliances, launching India's first Matter 1.21 enabled room air conditioner for secure IoT connectivity.
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Australia unprepared for cybersecurity threats, says Cisco study
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ransomware
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phishing
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email security
Cisco's recent study reveals a stark cyber-preparedness gap in Australia as only 1% of organisations are equipped to tackle emerging cyber threats, despite 69% fearing a debilitating cyber incident within two years.
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FICO survey reveals identity theft & fraud fears among Indonesians
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accounting systems
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physical security
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digital banking
FICO's study reveals prolonged fears of identity theft among Indonesians, as 36% remain anxious, heightening vulnerabilities to financial loss and credit damage amid growing risks from real-time payments.
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Nobl9 & Evolutio team up to enhance Cisco's Observability Platform
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digital transformation
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fintech
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cisco
Nobl9 and Evolutio partner to amplify the functionality of Cisco's full-stack Observability Platform, leveraging advanced software reliability and observability solutions to enhance user experience.
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Databricks sees impressive 70% growth in Australia & New Zealand
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atlassian
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nvidia
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nz
Databricks announces a 70% YoY growth in Australia and New Zealand, fuelled by increased local business adoption of its data and AI capabilities.
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Kaspersky study highlights lack of progress in cybersecurity upskilling
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it training
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kaspersky
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investment
Despite investing over $100,000 yearly on upskilling, over 70% of businesses do not see the desired results in their cybersecurity training, reports Kaspersky.
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Coveo unveils new GenAI tools to enhance digital experience journeys
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martech
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cdp
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ai
Coveo introduces two new GenAI business applications to optimise digital customer and employee experience journeys, leveraging AI for personalised and efficient services.
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Regatta Group boosts digital transformation with Nexer support deal
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big data
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digital transformation
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bi
The Regatta Group extends its partnership with Nexer for ongoing Microsoft Dynamics 365 support and optimisation, following a five-year multimillion-pound digital overhaul across 16 nations.
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insytz fintech debuts, aiming to democratise international investment insight
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
New fintech insytz aims to democratise global market insights, providing a visually engaging, algorithm-driven platform for investors at all levels to grasp market trends easily.