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Amazon
How much does your Amazon Prime Video subscription really get you?
For our NZ$8.90 per month, the average cost per title is US$0.00126 - but we only really get a choice of 416 TV shows and 4321 movies. Choice is a little bit limited compared to other countries.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Big 5 cloud providers tighten stranglehold on market
While the market is seeing strong growth, it's coming at the expense of small-to-medium sized cloud operators.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Oracle’s Ellison calls out Amazon with next-gen cloud
Larry Ellison claims the rest of the cloud market is based on decade old technology with poor security, comparing Oracle's new offering with Amazon.
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Apple
Supermicro to test for spy chips, Apple & AWS call for retraction
Big feathers have been ruffled following the bombshell Chinese spy allegations, and now Supermicro has announced it will be conducting a review to prove its innocence.
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Internet of Things
Gartner’s top tips to keep relevant in the face of change
“Continuous change can be made into an asset if an organisation sharpens its vision in order to see the future coming.”
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Apple
Chinese espionage: Sweating Apple insists breach allegations are ‘not true’
The dust still hasn't settled on the report that caused Supermicro's stocks to collapse, and now Apple is stressing its innocence.
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Apple
Supermicro, Apple, & Amazon vs crippling scandal – who’s lying?
A report has exploded claiming Chinese spies have managed to plant backdoors into servers sold from Supermicro to some of the world's biggest players - all of whom deny it.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS expands ECS offering in APAC
Amazon ECS service discovery makes it easy for containerised services to discover and connect with each other.
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Microsoft
Hyperscale data centre CAPEX up 59% - but dominated by usual suspects
In the first half of this year more than US$53b has been spent on hyperscale data centre development, with the bulk of that from just 5 companies.
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Healthcare
Big data and AI: How cutting-edge technology can change the healthcare industry
Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle joined forces, pledging to speed up the progress of health data standards and interoperability.
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Google
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Gartner - IaaS public cloud services market grew 29.5% in 2017
Amazon is still on top, but Alibaba’s investment strategy is giving the company huge potential for global growth.
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Apple
Canalys: Smart speaker installed base market to hit 2018 milestone
"These deployments are a major opportunity for the IT channel to develop solutions and provide technical skills and services that customers may lack.”
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Rackspace takes next step in AWS migration certification
As an AWS Migrations Acceleration Program Partner, it can help customers reduce the risk of migrating to AWS cloud.
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Smart Home
IDC - Who’s winning the smart speaker battle?
The hottest two categories, Smart Speakers and Video Entertainment products, are expected to represent 71% of the market in 2018.
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Commerce Systems
eBay king of online shopping ahead of Gumtree, Amazon, Kogan
eBay is the favourite online shopping with over 9.4m Aussies visiting in an average four weeks, ahead of local second-hand site Gumtree with 5.6m.
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Artificial Intelligence
Is AI key to maximum profit for retail and FMCG firms?
Retailers including Amazon, Alibaba, Lowe’s and Tesco are developing their own AI solutions for automation, analytics and robotics.
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Commerce Systems
Amazon vs. consumers on the Aussie shutout
Amazon announced that due to GST regulation they will no longer be shipping from the US to Australia. Its comment and the consumer perspective inside.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Rackspace achieves AWS Financial Services Competency
The company demonstrated expertise with AWS and passed an assessment of their solutions in order to receive the designation.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Progress and AWS offering self-service Industrial IoT solution
The offering will empower R&D and innovation groups with better decision-making capabilities for IIoT proof-of-concept (POC) and pilot execution.
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Apple
Synergy reports record-breaking Q1 capex spend for big cloud providers
The capital expenditure (Capex) of hyperscale operators jumped to $27 billion in Q1, according to Synergy.
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Google
Google beats Amazon to first place in smart speaker war
Smart speakers continue to be the world’s fastest-growing consumer technology segment.
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Microsoft
Big 5 fuel ‘staggering’ growth of capex in hyperscale data centres
Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook continue to balloon in the hyperscale data centre market with spending reaching an all-time high.
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Chatbots
Is your business ready to talk chatbots?
That introduces a new criterion to how IT leaders make their choice of chatbots: observability.