Huawei ranks #6 among world’s most innovative companies for 2020
Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Huawei occupy the top spots, followed by Alibaba, IBM, Sony and Facebook.
AIOps and the evolution of IT infrastructure monitoring
57% of IT professionals say their organisation uses NFV
Vodafone sells Auckland customer data centre to Plan B
Data analytics has changed. Is the financial sector ready?
IDC names top Digital Workplace Services vendors
Mythbusting time: Security doesn't actually impede workforce productivity
Value of quantum computing uncertain for at least 10 years - research
"Quantum computing is not currently providing business value that could not be achieved with today's existing computers, and it is not clear when it will."
Data management a powerful way for businesses to gain competitive advantage
Leading innovators are ultimately leveraging data to disrupt new markets and gain a competitive advantage through strategic data management innovations, IDC finds.
SaaS shouldn't left exposed to the public internet - how hybrid IT can help
By leveraging hybrid IT, enterprises can turn to a new architecture that leverages specialties such as colocation from multi-tenant data centres, and interconnection.
Acer NZ reports decreased revenue but boosted profits for FY19
The dip in yearly revenue was offset by an 89% increase in operating profit, increasing from $232,344 in FY18 to $440,741 the following year.
AWS launches Outposts in New Zealand & APAC
“We are pleased to bring this service to our customers and partners in New Zealand to help them benefit from the accelerated pace of innovation in the cloud, and support low latency and local data processing requirements."
Apple unveils iPadOS 14, with redesigns for Siri, Search, widgets and more
“With iPadOS 14, we’re excited to build on the distinct experience of iPad and deliver new capabilities that help customers boost productivity, be more creative, and have more fun.”
Nutanix strengthens Desktop as a Service solution
"To help our customers, our focus has been squarely on delivering an exceptional service and making it easier for customers to rapidly integrate into their existing environments.”
HPE rolls out AI-based sensor tech to help firms return to work
HPE has developed a new range of technology-based return-to-work solutions designed to control the spread of infectious viruses such as COVID-19.
Skills gap, lack of budget, and competing initiatives holding back innovation in A/NZ enterprises - report
Despite A/NZ businesses showing the most confidence in their ability to innovate at a competitive rate, skills gaps continued to hold projects back.
How to keep true, accurate records for legal compliance
Failing to capture true and accurate records can lead to companies being in breach of the law, as well as the risk of breaching contracts with clients.
Cloud migration needs to be an urgent priority for enterprises
There’s a strong sense of urgency for companies to move away from archaic and costly systems and towards establishing a clear plan for cloud migration and digital transformation before the year is out.
Revealed: Why CX is becoming more crucial every day
40% of businesses leading in CX ‘significantly’ exceeded their 2019 business goals, compared with the 13% not leading in the CX space.
HP Inc pledges to eliminate 75% of single-use plastic by 2025
This transition from plastic to molded fibre has already eliminated 933 tonnes of hard-to-recycle expanded plastic foam last year, according to HP.
Dell brings IT infrastructure & cloud capabilities to the edge
"Sometimes the edge is a 100-degree rooftop, not a temperature-controlled traditional data centre."
Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad P range
The new mobile workstations include Ultra Performance Mode that trades acoustics and temperature increases for improved performance.
SAP managed services to go on-premise with Red Hat
Through OpenShift virtualization, customers can host SAP's managed services on a secure, dedicated virtual infrastructure.
deVere responds to growing demand for fintech solutions with new app
“Fintech is meeting growing demand for on-the-go service, it is speeding up the advance of global financial inclusion which helps social advancement around the world, plus costs are lowered and the client experience is enhanced.”
Google NZ reports revenue & profit spike
Google reported a FY19 profit of $8.1 million, a major increase from a $1 million dollar loss in 2018.
CFOs forge on ahead with global expansion
While almost half (45%) say they are expanding globally or plan to do so within the next year, 9% say they will wait another year.
1.75 billion mobile users to adopt mobile POS payments by 2024
The dropping price of Point of Sale terminal devices will spur adoption globally.
How to make going ‘back to the office’ safe again
It may be 2020 but many organisations still rely on a manual call tree to disseminate accurate information to ensure staff safety.
Why DX is not complete without a transformed security architecture
Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) is the process by which core WAN edge capabilities like SD-WAN, routing, and WAN optimisation at branch locations are integrated with cloud-based security services like secure web gateways, firewall-as-a-service, cloud access security brokers, and more.
Catalyst Cloud launches online resource to promote cloud solutions in NZ
"Catalyst Cloud offers a true partnership to resellers, not only providing great service and support, but proactively promoting our Partners’ solutions and feeding them sales leads.”
Consumers turn to chatbots & online messaging as COVID-19 bites
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to adaptations in the way people live, work and interact – and an increase in chatbot usage is one of many customer experience side effects.
Skillsoft launches new leadership focused online learning resource
Skillsoft has launched a new series of online learning resources designed to help people with leadership development, with a particular focus on digital leadership skills required to be successful in today’s fast-changing world.
A great ERP tool achieves a lot for your customers & financials
NetSuite’s cloud native SRP is not a project management tool that talks to your finance system. It's end-to-end project management capability for service professionals, integrated with NetSuite's full ERP solution.
Why businesses struggle to unlock value from their data
Data has become a critical component for businesses in every sector, yet many struggle when it comes to extracting full value from it.
Businesses investing in DX more than ever thanks to COVID-19
"Organisations need to reexamine every part of their business for digital readiness or face consequences regardless of whether another crisis of this magnitude happens again or not.”
CareAR integrates AR support solution with ServiceNow
CareAR is an augmented reality visual support platform that helps enterprises add AR capabilities to their service experience.
Embedding security into DevOps is a locked door. Here's the key
Vulnerable software is often the primary enabler of successful cyber attacks. That's why modern security teams need solutions that will find and fix these vulnerabilities.
HPE announces new Ezmeral & GreenLake edge-to-cloud services
One of HPE’s key messages at HPE Discover this week is the aim to fuel data-driven transformation through automation, insights, and app modernisation – and the company has created a new brand and software portfolio to support that aim.
Unstructured data: Making sense of the mass and the mess
A modern data experience requires infrastructure that can bridge silos and meet demands for performance, agility and simplicity, without complexity or compromise. This calls for a data hub approach.
Nutanix announces new remote IT solutions
Released in response to demand for remote-friendly IT infrastructure tools, the solutions are aimed at teams wishing to deploy and troubleshoot their cloud infrastructure within from anywhere.
The need for speed: What if tech could work as fast as your imagination?
Einstein famously said, ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’. And businesses sure must be imaginative right now, which leads to the question: what if technology could work as fast as the imagination?
Cohesity named top vendor in unstructured data management.
GigaOm cited Cohesity's end-to-end solution designed to tackle data and app challenges in modern enterprises.
Commvault partners with Microsoft to deliver SaaS and cloud technology
“Today’s announcement combines two of the best enterprise cloud technologies to simplify and accelerate a customer’s journey to the cloud."
Enhancing the customer experience with data
Customers don’t have the time or patience for companies to figure it out; they go where they have the easiest, most satisfying experience.
Cohesity names new CFO as it looks to expand cloud services
Robert O'Donovan has been named as the new chief financial officer for Cohesity, as the company looks to further strengthen its cloud service offering and growth.
Privacy Act to roll out in December as Kiwis support stronger privacy laws
Of 1398 polled New Zealanders, 65% are in favour of strong privacy regulation, 29% are happy with the same level of regulation, and 6% prefer less legislation.
Gartner: Strong revenue growth forecast for container management software and services
This is the first time Gartner has published a forecast for container management, in response to the increasing importance of the underlying technology.
Smarter, faster AI and X analytics: Gartner unveils top 10 AI trends for 2020
“To innovate their way beyond COVID-19, data and analytics leaders require an ever-increasing speed and scale of analysis in terms of both processing and access to succeed."
Get real: AI and its business impact under the spotlight
In a world overrun with hype, you need to find real solutions that drive real business impact, and real results for customers.