VERSA turns website design on its head with an AI twist
The company's website is entirely bot-activated and navigation-less, which means those who visit the website just write or speak what they want to search for.
IBM launches dedicated cloud services for financial services sector
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Acala?
Payment errors cost A/NZ organisations millions of dollars
Microsoft spends $19.7b to acquire AI software firm Nuance
Intergen and Empired appoint Mark Dyer in newly-created CTO role
Cohesity announces huge increase in valuation, goes deeper with partners
Why organisations should rethink the approach to retail demand planning and forecasting
Why organisations should rethink the approach to retail demand planning and forecasting
Organisations struggle to manage databases following COVID-19 digitisation
"Now that the dust has settled, many companies are left grappling with data platforms that can't easily handle all of their diverse data types and workloads."
Commerce Commission outlines competition issues regarding HP NZ's recent submission
In its statement, the Commerce Commission outlined key competition issues that the watchdog considers vital to the decision of whether to grant HP NZ’s proposed resale price maintenance arrangements.
Cohesity's valuation shoots up
The data management organisation is now worth US$3.7 billion — an increase of $1.2 billion over the last 12 months.
Employee experience high priority for IT leaders
IT leaders have an increasing impact on employee experience and business resilience a year into COVID-19, a global study reveals.
Interview: SAS outlines the seven AI-based trends you'll see in 2021
Artificial intelligence has, let's face it, been the subject of much hype, of experimentation, and in some cases, pipe dreams.
Citrix survey reveals how COVID-19 will continue to change our workspaces
The survey finds that new workplace models are here to stay, that employees are struggling with the overlap of personal and professional lives, and that finding and retaining talent is a crucial consideration.
SAS digs deeper into the core tenets of responsible AI
What is responsible artificial intelligence (AI)? Is it a technology that does not discriminate against certain groups
Mambu launches Sharia-compliant banking platform
Mambu states that 1.8 billion Muslims are being underserved in the banking market, in part due to a lack of Sharia-compliant solutions.
New Zealand agreement signed for PwC and Microsoft Global Alliance
PwC New Zealand has signed a local agreement with Microsoft to bring the PwC Microsoft Global Alliance to New Zealand organisations.
How multi-cloud visibility ensures business continuity
One of the most common applications and use cases that we’ve seen for this capability is tracking the status of SSL/TLS certificates on the thousands of application and communication servers that make up an enterprise network.
'Conversational service automation' firm Uniphore raises $140m
"We are excited to back Uniphore and believe 2021 will be a breakout year of innovations and tremendous progress in transforming CX for the enterprise."
New digital conference details best practices for Microsoft 365 optimisation
In this virtual conference, leading practitioners come together to share their real-world success (and failure) stories and share their tips and tricks on optimising their Microsoft 365 and SharePoint investments.
Payments firm Instarem refreshes brand to support new growth phase
Customers can expect a new and improved experience, which is reflected in the brand’s modern look and feel.
Will a vaccine passport help international flights take off?
Immunity credentials could mean that both international and domestic carriers could start flying with greater confidence — and the world could get moving again.
Financial services and insurance businesses survive challenges thanks to DevOps
While 2020 was one of the most challenging years for every business, those in financial services and insurance have fared better than most.
Meniga partners with Visa to accelerate expansion in APAC
As part of the new partnership, Meniga will join the Visa Ready Program, signifying that the company’s solutions meet Visa’s standards regarding security and functionality, and granting Meniga the status of certified Fintech Enablement partner.
Ricoh launches new cloud-based print management solution
"We've helped our customers move many of their day-to-day business processes to the cloud already and being able to take print with them offers a host of advantages."
ActiveCampaign adds CX integrations for Facebook, Microsoft, Twilio, and Zendesk
The new integrations are designed to assist organisations with customer data syncing and strategic decision-making.
Interview: Cloudera's take on how 5G drives change across cloud and the edge
Just a few years ago, 5G was introduced as a technology that could change the world.
Developing digital skills in the hybrid workplace
47% of Australians miss feeling empathy from and for others because of the increase in digital interactions, with a similar proportion longing for small talk, humour, physical interactions and the ability to be honest.
BlackLine pads out capabilities within accounts receivable automation
BlackLine AI Intelligence is a new offering that provides deep insights into financial risks within a customer base.
The world generated 64.2 zettabytes of data last year - but where did it all go?
That means that most data was essentially created to be consumed, or cached and overwritten with new data, says IDC.
ThreatQuotient hits $22.5m in new financing, continues growth streak
“Since we first invested in ThreatQuotient in 2017, their team has continued to prove to the market that there is a critical need for cybersecurity solutions aimed at security operations."
EPOS crafts quality audio solutions for all working environments
With many key business stakeholders unable to attend in-person meetings as easily as they once did, webinars meetings, and online presentations became a mainstay of virtual business.
Cloud applications main focus for post-pandemic investment - Frost & Sullivan
"Adapting to new work modes and increasing digital customer engagement represent key digital transformation objectives driven by the pandemic."
Why an asset investment plan is important to business
AIP can help determine the best time to invest in order to smooth capital expenditures over time, writes Infor managing direcotr for ANZ Jarrod Kinchington.
Faster fibre plans, says Commerce Commission
The performance of Fibre Max plans has substantially improved, according to the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand report.
Adobe appoints Bank of Queensland chairman to International Advisory Board
The International Advisory Board will help customers to navigate disruption and set digital transformation strategies for success in customer experience.
COVID sees $900 billion spent in retail online
For retailers, restaurants and other businesses large and small, being able to sell online provided a much-needed lifeline as in-person consumer spending was disrupted.
'Connectivity' to play greater role in future resilience of companies — IDC
As the wave of remote working continues to become more of a permanent fixture, and reliance on cloud platforms and video collaboration tools increases, connectivity as a concept will be embraced more than ever.
Reveal Group named as Leader in Forrester Wave RPA report
The report credits Reveal Group’s positioning as a ‘boutique’ RPA firm.
Transitioning from ITIL v3 certification to ITIL 4
A handy guide for professionals explaining how existing certifications translates to the new syllabus.
Cloudera launches enterprise data platform on Google Cloud
“Finding hidden patterns in data can mean the difference between being a market leader or falling behind," the company states.
Hybrid working should not be business as usual - Microsoft study
A new report from Microsoft uncovers seven hybrid work trends every business leader must know as we enter a new era of work.
Kiwi IT firm Theta brings contactless sign-ins to reception desks worldwide
The last year has brought about mass change like we’ve never seen before
Spark opens doors to 5G & IoT innovation studio in Auckland
Spark’s Innovation Studio supports technologies across networks including 4G, 5G, Cat M1, LoRaWAN, and NB IoT.
2020 sees a global shift in financial malware threats
The financial threat landscape experienced a game-changing pandemic year, according to a new report from Kaspersky.
Reaping the rewards of data analytics: What are the adoption challenges holding us back?
“Instead of requiring people to change their habits and leave their workflows to get insights, infusing the data and actionable intelligence directly where users need it most is the key driving better business outcomes.”
Gartner forecasts market boom for social and collaboration tools
The sharp uptake of social and collaboration tools in 2020 was far from a short term fad while people worked from home.
Fujitsu acquires data analytics management consultancy, Versor
Versor will operate as a Fujitsu company under the continued leadership of Dougall McBurnie.