Digitally enabled SMEs most optimistic about 2021
"The adoption of digital tools is no longer a nice to have, but a critical business decision for SMEs."
Logitech: new all-in-one video bar conferencing solutions
Informatica launches 'world first' customer experience SaaS solution
What, no crystal balls? Public Trust moves to dynamic forecasting
Oracle releases new version of converged database
Alibaba Cloud and LGMS tackle hybrid and multi-cloud security
F5 to pay US$500m for edge app platform vendor
Former Silver Peak, Symantec exec joins Quantum
Quantum Corp has announced the appointment of Rick Valentine as the company’s new senior vice president & chief customer officer, joining Quantum's executive leadership team.
Blockpass and Chainlink team up to deliver new solution to blockchain ecosystem
The possibilities created by this are expansive and will entail multiple services for proving age, geography, and investor classification, amongst others, Blockpass states.
Zoom grows hybrid workforce customer base with 1 million phone seats
It reached the milestone shortly before the company's two-year anniversary of the product's general availability.
COVID: A/NZ businesses unprepared in business continuity planning
"Creating a flexible, digitally-enabled, and highly-engaged workforce could prove to be the most crucial element for future business continuity planning."
Big data and analytics solutions to total $22.6 billion in APAC for 2020
The report further states that 74% of enterprises intend to maintain or increase investments in BDA solutions in 2021.
A/NZ embraces creative leadership for business success - Adobe report
Adobe concludes that plenty of respondents are creative leaders (60%), but only a few achieved the title of ‘visionary’ (13%).
The current state of ransomware — and its future
Discoveries made by analysts at Sophos have unearthed a new development: ransomware code appears to have been shared across ‘families’, and some of the ransomware groups seemed to work in collaboration more than in competition with one another.
Gartner: The character traits CIOs will need to have in 2021
“CEOs are looking for executives who are capable of weathering crises."
Oracle releases APEX platform as a service
The low-code app development platform is now available as a standalone managed cloud service.
APAC contact centre application market to reach $966.5 million by 2026
Deployments of more sophisticated, cloud-based applications are expected in the more ‘mature’ markets in the region, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and South Korea.
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
ICT trends: What to expect in 2021
It’s no secret that the large-scale transition to remote working has sent ripples through every area of ICT. The reality is, this abrupt move has impacted every business, person and household.
VMware chief to take the reins at Intel as new CEO
In a tweet, Gelsinger describes his time at VMware as ‘incredible, and life-changing’.
Pega acquires speech analytics firm Qurious.io
Qurious.io uses artificial intelligence to help customer service employees deal with customers.
SaaS banking 'unicorn' Mambu eyes APAC expansion
This latest funding round was backed by TCV, which is a capital investment firm that has backed the likes of Airbnb, Expedia, LinkedIn, Netflix, and Zillow.
Can an organisation’s data achieve its full potential?
The key to innovating with data lies in integration, states Qlik.
Workplace for Facebook rolls out two new broadcast capabilities
Workplace from Facebook has rolled out a couple of new services designed to help businesses and their employees navigate hybrid working and lockdown periods.
Mastercard ups the digital payments game with latest launch
Mastercard has launched its Cloud Tap on Phone payment technology, and the first live pilot of its Cloud Point of Sale acceptance technology.
Lenovo extends carbon offset service to APAC
Companies can choose offsets from selected United Nations-approved eco-friendly projects from around the globe when purchasing selected products.
Samsung Electronics names new Southeast Asia & Oceania boss
“I am pleased to return to Southeast Asia and Oceania, and lead one of the vibrant leading hubs for Samsung Electronics globally."
Nureva conferencing system now Teams certified
The system uses a combination of cameras and ’8192 virtual microphones’ which capture sound in all areas of a room.
Lenovo announces smart glasses and OLED for Yoga 7i Pro
The new ThinkReality A3 smart glasses are designed for enterprise or industrial use for various AR use cases.
Cybercriminals leverage AI to sustain attacks on enterprises
What is less discussed is how cybercriminals are taking advantage of those very same technologies to automate their attacks, too.
2021: the year of a boom in fintech payment innovations
As businesses across the globe assess how they will bounce back and upscale their capabilities, there will be opportunities for the acceleration and adoption of fintech innovation in the B2B space.
Why effective ROI messaging is critical for driving sales and adoption
ROI-focused communications can help with the approval for unbudgeted purchases and give customers the ability to proceed with two competing projects instead of choosing between them, writes Gigamon CFO Dave Arkley.
The 5 biggest decisions for business leaders in 2021, according to Gartner
Focusing on the role of HR leaders within the organisation, Gartner has highlighted five future of work decisions that must be made in 2021 if businesses want to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Microsoft to launch dedicated cloud service for retail sector
Microsoft Cloud for Retail is designed specifically to help retailers turn data into insights through various Microsoft services.
Demystifying 'zero trust' and its role in cybersecurity
The principle of ‘zero trust’ in cybersecurity is simple: Trust nothing, and verify everything.
UPDATED: RBNZ ascribes data breach to third-party file sharing service
“The nature and extent of information that has been potentially accessed is still being determined, but it may include some commercially and personally sensitive information,” says RBNZ Governor.
Six digital transformation trends to watch in 2021
During 2021, CIOs will have to work throughout their organisations and apply digital technologies and data to unlock new business opportunities, writes Cohesity head of systems engineering A/NZ Derek Cowan.
Frost & Sullivan: “Massive growth” ahead for 5G enterprise market
To support future applications, enterprises should explore 5G capabilities to serve their wireless connectivity requirements, the company says.
Data in the 21st century: Harness the power of a new age
Data is today’s greatest business opportunity -- and everyone seems to know it.
LogRhythm buys out MistNet to bolster analytics capabilities
LogRhythm says its aim is to bring stronger levels of machine learning-based detection and response.
The six critical factors for a successful data science project
Despite the significant value that data science can deliver, there are still some significant hurdles that need to be overcome, writes Snowflake vice president of sales for APAC, Peter O'Connor.
Women in tech: Broken rung constrains progress
While the glass ceiling is cracking, the progress is constrained by a broken rung.
Microsoft: new Surface Pro 7+ for Business, 85” Hub to start shipping
The newest Surface model includes an LTE option for those who need mobile connectivity.
Three keys to keep remote workforce operational: VPNs, SaaS apps, and internet health
In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in what is effectively the largest work-from-home experiment ever conducted in human history. For many organisations, this has brought forward plans they had for digital transformation.
Avaya contact centre expertise wins three awards
“Avaya’s leadership position in the Southeast Asia and APAC contact centre markets is built on its product innovation," says Frost & Sullivan.
IBM extends partnership with consulting firm LTI
As part of the extended partnership, the two companies will open a centre of excellence in India.
Microservices-based applications rely on key-value or NoSQL databases - study
“The change of application architecture into microservices significantly impacts the data layer supporting these services."
Investment in AI and nanotech surges in wake of COVID-19
The acceleration highlights wide recognition that the world cannot afford the human and economic cost of another pandemic.
FSIs use private cloud as 'stepping stone' towards ideal hybrid cloud
50% of financial services organisations (FSI) respondents say they have boosted their investment in hybrid cloud as a direct result of the pandemic.