Digital Transformation / DX
Artificial Intelligence / AI
Internet of Things
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Green Light ramps up expansion with appointment of Vinny Narain as business development manager
Vinny Narain will focus on driving outcomes for business development in New Zealand, supporting the company’s local expansion.
How to remove admin privileges without teeing people off
Administrative privileges have long been a prickly subject between IT teams wanting to secure corporate networks and employees wanting to go about their jobs, hassle free.
How retailers can keep staff and customers safe with Motorola solutions
With Motorola’s range, retailers will have peace of mind that their store environment is always safe and providing the best shopping experience possible.
APAC region could generate 6,000 terabits of data per second by 2025 - Equinix report
Interconnection bandwidth across major global and Asia Pacific metros are expected to continue their growth to record levels.
LogRhythm announces winners of NZ Partner of the Year Awards
Advantage, Chillisoft, Cyber Research and The Instillery have taken the spotlight in this year's awards.
ACC to migrate operations to Microsoft Azure; signs on as NZ data centre region customer
“I want to congratulate ACC on leading the way in cloud and AI to help all New Zealanders stay safe and healthy," says Microsoft's Vanessa Sorenson.
Cyber Smart Week takes cybersecurity back to basics
Cyber Smart Week is a timely reminder that even small changes can make a big difference.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Forcepoint acquires Bitglass to bolster Security Service Edge
“The acquisition will go a long way to addressing customers’ security needs across web, cloud, and data centre, particularly as hybrid and remote working environments.”
Putting data first: Managing regulations, protection and business agility
By putting data at the centre of cybersecurity infrastructures, enterprises can achieve consistent enforcement anywhere their people work.
Forcepoint updates Partner Program with new Platinum tier & growth pathways
“The most successful companies stand on the shoulders of partners, and partner-led growth is central to our strategy.”
Microsoft & Enghouse Interactive bring the best of Teams to the contact centre
Enterprise collaboration environments are now powerhouses of efficiency designed to make business communication seamless and simple in today’s busy environment.
Shopify to integrate ERP from partners including Microsoft, Infor, Oracle NetSuite
Shopify is partnering with Microsoft, Acumatica, Brightpearl, Infor, and Oracle NetSuite in a bid to bridge the gap between enterprise resource planning (ERP) and e-commerce.
Equinix strikes $769m deal to develop xScale data centers in Australia
The limited liability partnership between Equinix and PGIM Real Estate will bring about the launch of the SY9x and SY10x data centers.
Apple ditches Touch Bar for physical keys on new MacBook Pro
Apple’s longstanding notebook, the MacBook Pro, is once again going through another iteration - and this time there are some major changes.
SonicWall 'returns choice' to customers by securing different network environments
SonicWall’s Bill Conner has declared that organisations should no longer change the way they operate just to secure their networks, devices and people.
Unified Communications / UC
Sietec sells to Fastcom, says 'business as usual' for customers
All current staff at the company will also remain on board, while Fastcom’s engineering team may also take on dual roles to support Fastcom and Sietec customers.
Cloudera brings data protection capabilities to AU
Cloudera is bringing new data protection capabilities to customers in Australia with Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Public Cloud Regional Control Plane.
Apple turns the volume up a notch on AirPods, HomePod mini & Apple Music
Today’s Apple announcements may bring music to Apple fans’ ears, with audio taking a huge focus in this month’s product announcements.
Small Businesses / SMB
40,000 NZ small businesses reap rewards of Digital Boost programme
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)’s Digital Boost programme has now attracted more than 40,000 New Zealand businesses.
Colt Technology Services
Wasabi Technologies to launch APAC data center in Japan
Colt Technology Services will provide connectivity for Wasabi Technologies’ first data center in Asia Pacific, located in Japan.
Twitter trials new advertising system in tweet conversations
The experiment, which inserts ads under the first, third, or eighth reply under a tweet, brings more advertising opportunities for businesses - and more ad saturation to its customers.
Radware adds DDoS protection against low-volume flood attacks
"The impact of phantom flood attacks should not be underestimated. They can cause major disruption to the customer experience when they go undetected."
International E-Waste Day: Recycle your gadgets, save the earth
In one million phones there could be 24 kilograms of gold, 16,000 kilograms of copper, 350 kilograms of silver, and 14 kilograms of palladium. When devices aren’t recycled, all of this material goes to waste.
How contact centres can realise the benefits of Microsoft Teams
At the time of writing, Teams has upwards of 250 million daily active users, all of whom are making the most of the benefits.