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NetApp
NetApp builds on previous acquisitions with Instaclustr deal
NetApp is set to acquire Instaclustr, a provider of fully managed open-source database, pipeline and workflow applications delivered as a service.
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Infrastructure
Infinera reveals industry-first suite of pluggable solutions
Infinera has announced availability dates for its ICE-XR, an industry-first suite of intelligent, coherent, optical, pluggable solutions.
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SaaS
Less than half of company SaaS applications used by employees
Business investment in SaaS applications continues to climb despite widespread underutilisation of app licenses by employees.
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Application intelligence
Hazelcast launches real-time intelligent applications platform
"While data continues to be an enterprises most valuable resource, its only useful if they can derive actionable insights in a timely manner."
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App development
New $2 million app development fund to support growing businesses
A new app development fund worth US$2 million has been established in a bid to support growing businesses.
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Forrester Consulting
Research finds software delivery maturity strongly affects revenue gains
Forrester research shows organisations with a high level of software delivery maturity are three times more likely to grow at 15% or more annually. 
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Edge Computing
App modernisation and edge computing vital to adapt in COVID era
With limited in-person interactions, applications—and the digital experiences they facilitate—have become synonymous with an organisation’s presence and ability to thrive.
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Apple
Apple launches App Store Small Business Programme
Developers can qualify for the programme and a reduced 15% commission if they earned up to US$1 million in proceeds during the previous calendar year.
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Microsoft
Barhead invited to Microsoft 20/21 Inner Circle
This recognition of an invitation to the Inner Circle for Microsoft business applications is based on sales achievements and customer success.
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Small Business / SMB
Safety app made free for business to support remote working during COVID-19
Many businesses have turned to remote working as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect the business community.
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IT Automation
How organisations can take proof of delivery processes to the next level with digital visibility and control
Automating proof of delivery (POD) processes takes a fraction of the time compared to traditional, manual methods.
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Xero
Xero teams up with Vonto and Commonwealth Bank to provide daily data feed
"Working alongside CBA on the Vonto app has proven that both organisations are committed to developing tools for small business owners that are easy to use."
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Outsourcing
Rapid growth continues for business process applications market
New research from GlobalData shows that the business process applications market will surpass US$93 billion within the next three years.
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Ransomware
‘Be data ready’: Breaking buzzwords with Chris Powell of Commvault
At the recent Commvault GO event in Denver, Techday sat down with Chris Powell, Commvault chief marketing officer, to discuss why the company has adopted the slogan ‘be data ready’ and how it’s new offerings reflect this philosophy.
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Adobe
Adobe rolls out improvements to Document Cloud
Now users can turn their smartphone into a serious PDF tool, and much more.
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Microsoft
Intergen named to Microsoft Inner Circle for sixth year
The inclusion of ASX-listed Empired, and its New Zealand-operation Intergen, in the Inner Circle for 2019/20 was announced at Microsoft Inspire.
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Application Security
App chat – it’s time to talk to employees about workplace tools and apps
One minute the workforce has a structured list of approved business applications and then the next minute, there are 30 different unknown products and tools being used.
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Chatbots
Mobile apps to have most impact on business success by 2020
Apps have already stamped their mark on modern business, but Gartner expects the best is still to come.
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Downtime
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.
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Cloud
LogicMonitor launches container monitoring solutions
Kubernetes monitoring and LM Service Insight provide performance analytics and data retention for microservices and containerised applications.
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VMware
VMware: The right business apps can inspire a 'quiet revolution'
Many end users across Asia Pacific say that better business app accessibility has improved their job satisfaction.
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VMware
Exclusive: VMware on the new equilibrium of digital business
“It’s important to realise that it’s not an overnight fix, it’s a journey, and it can take multiple years to get to the nirvana.”
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Internet of Things
How to stop the business performance blame game
Complex software-defined supply chains are leading to a maze of blame and hazard. Here are a few ways to avoid it.
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Migration
Why system migration doesn’t have be a strain on resources
System migration can often be a costly, time-consuming experience, but does it have to be?