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Breach Prevention
O365 a weak point ripe for exploit, say security professionals
71% of more than 1,000 security professionals have been on the receiving end of a Microsoft 365 account takeover, on average, seven times in the last year alone.
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Cybersecurity
Why accelerated cloud adoption exposes organisations to security risk
When the lines become blurred between work and personal online interaction, exposure to cyber-risks increase dramatically, writes Vectra AI director of security engineering for APJ Chris Fisher.
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Cybersecurity
Vectra expands NDR capabilities across all network environments
Vectra’s network threat detection and response (NDR) solution is designed to use cloud identities that track and link attacker activities and progression across all networks.
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Cybersecurity
How cyber-attackers use Microsoft 365 tools to steal data
Vectra security research has recently identified how cyber-attackers use Microsoft Office 365 tools against organisations to steal data and take over accounts.
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Cloud
Microsoft to monetise huge Windows 10 userbase
Microsoft is using its massive userbase of one billion devices running on Windows 10 to monetise.
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Oracle
NAKIVO launches new backup functionality for Office 365 & Oracle RMAN
Two latest releases introduce new features to NAKIVO Backup & Replication: reliable backup and recovery for Oracle databases and Office 365 application data.
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Dark web
New solution shines light on Dark Web credential trading
The Kaseya-owned Spanning Cloud Apps has released software that monitors the Dark Web for compromised Office 365 credentials.
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Microsoft Teams
You're virtually invited: How the smartest organisations manage Office 365 and Microsoft Teams
If you’re starting your digital transformation journey or want to find out more about how you can boost your Office 365 productivity, this is your chance to take advantage of expert advice - free.
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Cloud
Microsoft overhauls Office 365, rebrands it 'Microsoft 365'
The 'refresh' of Office 365 will feature new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, and cloud-powered experiences, says Microsoft.
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SD-WAN
Silver Peak SD-WAN enables optimal Office 365 user experience
Any business that depends on cloud applications such as Office 365 require a consistent and high-quality experience, regardless of when and where their users are accessing them.
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Business Continuity
SolarWinds announces new backup solution for Office 365
Backup for Office 365 backs up and helps restore data across Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint.
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Cloud Security
Zscaler partners with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to more businesses
“Office 365 is a significant business driver in the cloud transformation journey. We are thrilled to partner with Microsoft to make it easier for customers to adopt and use the full Office 365 suite."
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Cloud
Commvault launches Metallic, a next generation SaaS venture
With Metallic, Commvault proposes that customers are able to protect their on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid file and application data with the SaaS solution.
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Network Security
Barracuda improves Azure connectivity for Office 365 security
New functionality enforces Office 365 local breakout policies in Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN to optimise Office 365 UX while increasing security.
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Microsoft
Blue Prism to deliver automation solutions through Azure
The collaboration will integrate Blue Prism’s automation capabilities with Azure AI technologies including Cognitive Services and Machine learning.
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Microsoft
Ingram Micro to list all AvePoint backup solutions on its marketplace
Ingram Micro to list AvePoint’s solutions to migrate, manage and backup data in Office and Dynamics 365 in its Cloud Marketplaces globally.
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Cloud
Microsoft backs down on proposed partner benefit cuts
Microsoft’s partner community has compelled the company to back down on a proposed plan to retire partners' internal use rights access and other benefits changes.
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Cloud
Microsoft cuts partner benefit in surprise move
This week the vendor announced a change to its internal use rights (IUR) programme
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Microsoft
Five ways Windows 10 Professional lets you have it all
It’s the definition of a modern desktop that gives you the most productive and secure computing experience.
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Cloud Services
Veeam releases v3 of its MS Office backup solution
One of Veeam’s most popular solutions, Backup for Office 365, has been upgraded again with greater speed, security and analytics.
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Microsoft
What to expect from the Surface Hub 2S
Microsoft has released details about the next iteration of the Surface Hub featuring mobility, reduced weight and a 85in version in the works.
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Cybersecurity
Acronis releases latest Data Cloud offering down under
The new Acronis Data Cloud 7.8 is now available through select distributors across Australia and New Zealand.
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IT Automation
RPA is here to stay - the simplest way to not get left behind
Robotic process automation will save you time and money. Now you can see the easiest way to ensure you get it right.
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Cloud
Microsoft ups commercial prices by 9% for Kiwis
The increase only affects commercial online services priced in New Zealand dollars and is limited to cloud products only.