Are CFOs calling the shots?
Accelerated transformation has exponentially evolved the role of chief financial officer.
Five contact centre planning mistakes and how to avoid them
New report highlights top trends around hybrid cloud adoption
IDC reveals top trends for Kiwi businesses from 2021
Interview: Hyland takes the hybrid work model to heart
Businesses struggling to maximise cloud value, report shows
Study uncovers widespread artificial intelligence and machine learning knowledge gap
CrowdStrike to acquire Humio for $400 million
The move expands CrowdStrike’s Extended Detection and Response (XDR) capabilities through Humio’s data ingestion and analytics expertise, which CrowdStrike says will deliver improved insights and better protection.
Patrick Quesnel, a Microsoft NZ mainstay, is appointed as Azure infrastructure lead for APAC
Quesnel comes into the new role off the back of over three years as AI business group lead for Microsoft Azure New Zealand, where he was ‘instrumental’ in building Microsoft NZ’s business.
Pure Storage upgrades its flagship software
The revamped solution delivers enhanced ransomware protection makes hybrid storage for data centre workloads obsolete with a third-generation FlashArray//C all-QLC platform.
2021 global salary guide: Cybersecurity, data analytics professionals in high demand
"Technology has been one of the most successful sectors throughout 2020 and that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.”
Databricks partners with Google Cloud, enables multicloud for the enterprise
“This is a pivotal milestone that underscores our commitment to enable customer flexibility and choice with a seamless experience across cloud platforms."
NICE rolls out agile workforce management for distributed workforces
Agile WEM is a way in which organisations can virtually connect their workforces in one location.
Women in tech: Equality journey not over
The idea of gender equality represents more than just physical bodies through doors. It is also the notion of perceptions, feelings, stereotypes and opportunity.
Cybersecurity spending for critical infrastructure to surpass US$105 billion in 2021
The brunt of security spending is still first and foremost focused on IT networks, systems, and data security from a defensive perspective.
What cloud-native actually means
Although the benefits of the cloud-native approach are widely recognised, there is a lot of confusion about what cloud-native computing is.
Hands-on review: The 2020 iPad Air
While it is a really exciting device on its own, the accessories are what take the iPad Air up to the iPad Pro level.
Employees ready to trick AI tracking tech, Gartner finds
“Just as we’ve seen with every technology aimed at restricting its users, workers will quickly discover the gaps in AI-based surveillance strategies."
8x8's Winter 2021 aims to enhance the customer experience
Winter 2021 features provide integrated solutions from a single provider, both from 8x8 itself and from partners including Verint.
Lenovo has a new NZ country manager after Mike Hill retires
Lenovo’s New Zealand lead, Mike Hill, is set to retire, with a new country manager stepping into the role.
Apple and Xiaomi only vendors to see smartphone growth in 2020 — Gartner
Apple’s growth was largely due to the success of the iPhone 12, which helped the company surpass Samsung to regain the status of number one global smartphone vendor for Q4 2020.
VMware and Accenture launch new business group as part of expanded partnership
The Accenture VMware Business Group’s primary mission will be to encourage and accelerate migration to the cloud, build modern apps and use the cloud as a foundation for new business models.
Architecting a robust customer identity and access management solution
The customer experience can make or break any organisation -
Sisense unveils new analytics platform
Sisense Fusion allows users to build customised analytic experiences inside their customer and employee-facing applications for delivering analytics.
Isentia infuses AI into media monitoring capabilities
Boundary Detection is designed to isolate relevant news items that would otherwise be difficult to determine in some forms of media.
Poly integrates antimicrobial protection into wireless phones
The Poly Rove family of phones are built with an antimicrobial technology developed by Microban.
Four steps to achieve greater organisational diversity and inclusion
Many organisations still struggle to solidify workplace cultures that are inclusive and embrace diversity. Here are four fundamental principles that guide the company’s approach to diversity.
'Future-ready' companies could unlock $5.4 tn in growth with effective digital strategy
According to new research from Accenture, 'future-ready' companies have achieved nearly twice the efficiency and three times the profitability of peers.
Men more likely than woman to join a tech start up - study
"With the pandemic creating a new wave of entrepreneurism and the launch of exciting startups, now is the time for these companies to be ambitious and attract tech talent to their organisations."
Low-code tech market to reach US$13.8 billion in 2021
Driven primarily by factors influenced by the pandemic last year, COVID-19 restrictions will continue to drive a surge in remote development in 2021, which in turn will boost low-code adoption, Gartner says.
Cloud infrastructure spending reaches almost $40b in 2020's final quarter
AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud lead the cloud provider market, accounting for 65% of total cloud spend in the quarter.
Twitter and Google Cloud announce strategic partnership
As part of the new partnership, Twitter will adopt several Google Cloud tools which will enable the social media company to handle its high volume of processes.
Microsoft endorses Australia’s proposal on technology and the news
"Google and Facebook's threat to tamp down their services or pull out of a country entirely creates a new vulnerability for democracies and underscores the need for new rules for digital markets."
Acclimation launches warehouse management app
The app is designed to extend SAP capabilities across the warehouse, bringing real-time data on stock management throughout the day.
NZ's tech sector in great need of digital apprenticeships
New Zealand’s technology sector is in great need for more digital apprenticeships and internships, according to a new survey.
Microsoft Viva: Microsoft unveils new employee experience platform
Microsoft has unveiled Microsoft Viva, an employee experience platform designed to bring tools for employee engagement, learning, wellbeing and knowledge discovery, directly into the flow of people’s work.
DataRobot & Snowflake extend integration partnership
The next integration focuses on the speed and accuracy with which models are developed.
Microsoft signs BNZ as one of first NZ data centre region customers
“We have a bold ambition to fully embrace digital technologies, and Azure, available in a New Zealand data centre, is going to be a key enabler.”
The technology trends shaping automation in 2021
Companies have more automation options now than ever before. But understanding these options, how they relate and knowing how best to connect and orchestrate them across the entire organisation is essential to getting automation right.
Databricks launches on Google Cloud
Under the partnership, organisations can now use Databricks to create a lakehouse capable of data engineering, data science, machine learning, and analytics on Google Cloud’s global, scalable, and elastic network.
Shields up: surprises are the new normal
Mimecast Connect: The what's what of cybersecurity in 2021.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is GBG?
In this IT Jam, we speak to GBG regional general manager for A/NZ Carol Chris.
Rapid shifts to the cloud may leave organisations at higher risk of cyber threats
While cloud migration isn’t simple, it can be enabled and improved using the right security tools.
COVID-19 spurs mainstream adoption of e-signatures
73% of APAC respondents believe organisations that do not provide e-signature options are ‘behind the times’.
Enterprise still failing to prepare for risk despite events of the last 12 months
More than 70% of enterprises lack the technology to detect unexpected events that may negatively impact their business, according to a new study.
Dynamo6 earns another spot on Govt's IT Marketplace
"It’s great to have the Marketplace ensuring government organisations don’t miss out on advancements," says Dynamo6 founder.