Kount and Snowflake partner to empower businesses with customer insights
The joint new product, called Data on Demand, is the industry’s first private data warehouse with insights from Kount’s Identity Trust Global Network, powered by advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Pure expands as-a-service offerings with focus on transparency
How to optimise contact centres for 2021 and beyond
New Linius solution enables search and assembly of video meeting clips
Theta appointed as NZ reseller of Talend solutions
Are you ready for a more privacy-focused New Zealand?
VMware makes enterprise blockchain platform available
Positive customer experience will boost brand loyalty - study
A positive customer experience with a retailer during the festive season will encourage customer loyalty, according to new research from Zendesk.
Nutanix brings Matt Maw onboard in new role of A/NZ head of tech strategy
The appointment and new role follows the expansion of the Nutanix A/NZ business in the fourth quarter of 2020, where it experienced 18% team growth, 13% customer acquisition growth, and a 14% rise in new partners.
Why tool consolidation should be a top priority for businesses
How can businesses expect to scale for their biggest day when a single, unified view of their infrastructure doesn’t exist? The impact on the business is too high to ignore, writes New Relic APJ executive vice-president and general manager Dmitri Chen.
Revealed: How to streamline the payroll process
Here are five top tips that can help you regain control of your day, cut down on errors, and take care of employees, the company, and yourself.
Workday releases its Q3 2021 financial results
As a result of the strong showing, the company says it raising its fiscal 2021 subscription revenue guidance to a range of US$3.773 billion to $3.775 billion.
Snowflake announces updates geared towards data mobilisation
"The new features announced today are another example of Snowflake's commitment to delivering the technology customers need to fully mobilise their data and achieve meaningful business value.”
IT consulting services revenue to hit US$100bn mark by 2024
"Despite the negative impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, APAC might be quicker to bounce back compared to other regions owing to agile delivery and support capabilities to the global enterprises.”
Why automating the finance function is critical for future growth
As well as continually struggling with tedious workflows and manual processing, many finance professionals are still finding it a challenge to complete their month-end close. This is where software can help, writes BlackLine regional vice president for A/NZ Claudia Pirko.
COVID-19 creating increased global demand for NZ’s digital businesses
Activity is picking up for many Kiwi software and digital businesses as demand increases for digital and cloud-based service offerings.
Splunk signs agreement to acquire NPM company Flowmill
Splunk has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Palo-Alto based cloud network observability company, with expertise in network performance monitoring (NPM).
IDTechEx: the role of emerging tech in fighting COVID-19
2020 will go down in history for the year of the global pandemic, but also for the rise of innovative digital technologies.
Retailers turn to ecommerce to keep business thriving - Zebra Technologies report
Retailers will heavily rely on mobile and eCommerce technologies, according to the report.
Vodafone NZ to roll out Amazon Connect in contact centres
The moves makes Vodafone New Zealand the first telecommunications provider in New Zealand to implement the solution.
The ins and outs of cloud-native computing
For businesses and other organisations that want to get the most out of their approach to the cloud, cloud-native computing may provide the answer, writes Gigamon country manager for A/NZ George Tsoukas.
GCloud VMware Engine available in Sydney cloud region
Businesses in the A/NZ region can deploy Google Cloud VMware Engine closer to their operations and unlock new growth opportunities.
How to supercharge digital transformation with Azure training
Cloud computing is proliferating fast in New Zealand, but many organisations are being held back by limited knowledge. Power up your transformation with Auldhouse's Azure training classes.
Visual development tools present real opportunity for A/NZ businesses
"It's only natural for enterprises in our region to gravitate towards the dramatic benefits of using visual development tools for building cloud-native applications."
NCSC prevents $70m harm against NZ's nationally significant organisations
New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations have faced at least 352 cyber incidents in the 2019/2020 year, but the dangers are far from over.
IBM NZ appoints practice lead for new Cloud Advisory Practice
Donald Long brings more than 30 years of IT experience in New Zealand and South Africa, in cloud consulting and architecture and client service roles.
E-waste becoming a massive issue for businesses, so what can be done?
E-waste is a global concern, and is quickly becoming a crisis of its own, the researchers state. In fact, more than 53 million metric tons of e-waste was produced in 2019.
Catalyst Cloud launches first NZ Managed Database Service
"Our Managed Database Service also gives Kiwi businesses the opportunity to keep all their data safely in New Zealand, and not just their backups."
A videoconference solution as smooth as your morning coffee
Wouldn’t be nice if videoconferencing worked as smoothly as your coffee machine?
SAS launches cloud platform on Azure in Sydney
According to SAS, Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) is a strong market for SAS Cloud.
COVID-19 crisis accentuating the need to bridge digital divide
The crisis has accentuated our dependence on digital technologies and exposed the reality of the digital divides between and within countries.
Businesses struggling to achieve cloud migration in wake of COVID-19
Cloud adoption has increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but businesses are struggling to meet their cost and performance needs due to migration challenges, new research finds.
IDC names ESET a Major Player second year running
“ESET is strong in the areas of threat research, especially around Android malware identification and behavior detection.”
Financial firms exposing data through mismanaged access controls - Varonis
Almost two-thirds of the analysed firms leave more than 1000 sensitive files open for every employee to access.
Facial recognition control solution hits A/NZ
The facial recognition reader scans users’ faces to identify them before providing access.
BlackLine enhances support for finance and accounting teams
“The global pandemic is bringing to the forefront what we’ve seen for years. Traditional manual accounting processes are not sustainable."
Interview: Appian's Matt Calkins on low-code & the rise of hyperautomation
A lot can change in 21 years. It takes a strong company to remain true to a few key technology ideas, and concentrate on their evolution.
DDoS campaigns, BEC scams & Emotet: CERT NZ reports top security threats
It has been yet another tumultuous quarter for New Zealanders and their wallets, with almost $6.4 million in reported financial losses due to cybersecurity incidents.
Organisations struggling to realise full business value from cloud investments
“Our study shows a surprisingly small two-year improvement in returns on corporate cloud initiatives, suggesting that a more thoughtful and holistic approach is needed to fully unlock the value of cloud.”
8x8 named as Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Centre as a Service
According to 8x8 chief executive officer Vik Verma, the recognition also validates the company’s single-platform approach to contact centre innovation.
Guardian Angel releases comms solution for isolated workers
The company has made an APAC distribution agreement with Everywhere Communications for communications, location, and monitoring solutions.
Video management firm Panopto launches A/NZ data centre
The data centre, based in Sydney, provides local cloud-based video hosting for enterprise and higher education customers.
Divvying up your company budget? Here's why CX tops the list
What is the financial impact of your CX investment?
Data mastery the difference between success and failure, report finds
"A mindset change is needed - leaders must accept and embrace an agile culture of experimentation if they are to achieve data activation.”
Microsoft NZ Partner Awards winners announced
Each of the 10 winners demonstrated ‘outstanding ways they are continuing to empower customers through clever use of Microsoft technology’.
How Employer of Record helps companies expand to new markets around the globe
Using an Employer of Record allows companies to break into new markets and hire the talent they need quickly and easily — with all human resources, onboarding, paperwork, and legal compliance taken care of.
Why legacy technology is swallowing too much of your IT budget
Given the restrictions caused by legacy IT infrastructure, why are more organisations not pushing ahead with plans to rid themselves of the burden?
Microsoft NZ reports giant jump in profits in 2020 financial results
The company made $27.3 million in profit for the year ended June 2020, compared to a loss of $3.8 million the prior year.
AppsFlyer opens Sydney office, expands into A/NZ region
AppsFlyer has opened an office in Sydney, it’s 19th office worldwide and its first in Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ), marking the company’s expansion into the region.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is OutSystems?
In this IT Jam, we speak with OutSystems vice president for A/NZ Paul Arthur, who discusses the company's role in the A/NZ region, how things have changed for the company and the industry amid pandemic, and what he sees in the future of visual development and digital transformation.