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Sean Mitchell
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Having started his career at Renaissance. Sean joined Apple in Melbourne for a number of years before working in the media space. This started with Review Publishing and later the tech publisher IDG Communications. In 2006 he was involved in the launch of The Channel magazine. As they say – the rest is history.

Stories by Sean

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Colman Deegan takes helm as Zayo Europe's new CEO
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leadership
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vodafone
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connectivity
Veteran telecoms leader, Colman Deegan, with 25 years experience and notable tenure at Vodafone, joins Zayo Group as the new CEO of Zayo Europe from April 16, 2024, to propel business growth amid digital surge.
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Axis unveils next-gen Camera Station VMS & cloud solutions
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video
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axis communications
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vms
Axis Communications announces advanced camera software with exquisite versatility, offering tailored video surveillance services across diverse scales of operation, bolstering flexibility and reliability.
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Adobe reveals new AI-powered mobile app, Adobe Express
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martech
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video
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creative technologies
Adobe unveils its AI-powered mobile content creation app, Adobe Express, optimising social content creation with innovative features like Text to Image and Generative Fill.
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i-PRO to support Genetec SaaS with new AI-enabled camera models
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saas
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surveillance
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ai
i-PRO, globally recognised in security solutions, now supports Genetec Security Centre SaaS, offering AI-enabled cameras with notable metadata features, and launches a free app to upgrade existing devices.
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Illumio unveils AI enhancements for faster Zero Trust Segmentation adoption
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ml
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ai
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cybersecurity
Illumio Inc. unveiled AI and automation enhancements, including an AI-powered labelling engine, to its platform aimed at streamlining companies' transition to Zero Trust Segmentation.
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GitLab unveils Duo Chat for simplified AI-powered DevSecOps workflows
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app development
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web development
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compliance
GitLab Inc. unveils its new AI-powered tool, GitLab Duo Chat, enhancing DevSecOps workflows and developer productivity; new AI security measures also introduced to address privacy concerns.
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BT hailed for highest 'Vision' in 2024 Gartner Global WAN report
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network infrastructure
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sd-wan
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sdn
BT acknowledged by Gartner as a 'Leader' in Global WAN Services for the 20th consecutive year, acclaimed for their influential role in market direction and innovation in network services.
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Ververica celebrates as Apache Paimon becomes top-level project
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video
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cloud services
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open source
Ververica celebrates as Apache Paimon becomes a top-level project, enhancing streaming data capabilities with real-time lakehouse architecture, benefiting businesses and data products.
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Half of online traffic in 2024 generated by bots, report finds
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gaming
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application security
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technology gifts
Bad bots accounted for nearly half of all global internet traffic in 2024, hitting their highest ever level since monitoring began in 2013, warns cybersecurity leader Imperva.
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How AI is pushing the financing sector forward
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fintech
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finance, leasing & rental
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ai
AI revolutionizes finance, shifting from personal trading to automated systems and transforming traditional lending practices.
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Westpac & NextGen revolutionise home loan process with Open Banking
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cloud services
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cx
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martech
Westpac partners with NextGen to streamline home loan applications across its brands via Open Banking, marking a significant innovation in Australia's banking sector.
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Celigo teams up with TikTok Shop to boost ecommerce efficiency
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cx
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martech
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cloud services
Celigo partners with TikTok Shop in response to a growing trend of consumers using TikTok for product research, as they aim to help retailers better synchronise and manage valuable data across various applications.
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Appian's Partner Awards 2024: KPMG, Groundswell & Ignyte triumph
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app development
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partner programmes
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low-code
Appian recognises KPMG, Groundswell, Ignyte, and Perficient at the 2024 Partner Awards for their innovative solutions and exceptional delivery on the Appian Platform.
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Cisco boosts Secure Application with added data, cloud security features
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cloud security
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application security
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gdpr
Cisco has unveiled new updates to its Secure Application, now offering data and cloud security capabilities, in a move to aid businesses in securing their cloud-native applications and protecting sensitive data amid rising data breaches.
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Zoom unveils AI-powered toolkit to boost workplace productivity
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uc
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ai
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productivity
Zoom unveils its AI-powered Zoom Workplace platform, designed to augment business collaboration and productivity with features including an AI creative assistant and personalised user experience.
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Armis acquires Silk Security for a total of $150M
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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m&a
Armis, an asset intelligence cybersecurity firm, acquires Silk Security for $150M, aiming to create a comprehensive cyber threat management platform and bridge the gap between threat identification and resolution.
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Most enterprise PCs ill-equipped for AI-induced security threats
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cybersecurity
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cyber resilience
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absolute security
A staggering 92% of enterprise PCs lack sufficient RAM to support emerging AI technologies, introducing high-risk security issues, reports Absolute Security's Cyber Resilience Risk Index 2024.
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NAB Show 2024: Harnessing GenAI for media's next frontier
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digital transformation
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ml
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ai
The NAB Show 2024 illuminated the potential of General AI (GenAI) in media but also highlighted the gap between its hype and readiness, with Qvest pointing the way forward.
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Microsoft Envision AI roadshow: Unveiling generative AI's impact in NZ
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microsoft
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power / energy
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ai
At the recent Microsoft Envision AI Roadshow in Auckland, business executives explored the rapidly growing influence of generative AI and its potential to transform operations and tackle social inequities.
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Sharp UK teams up with Gamma for enhanced VoIP services
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uc
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voip
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contact centre
Sharp UK partners with Gamma Communications to enhance telephony services in anticipation of the ISDN/PSTN switch-off, focusing on seamless transition to VoIP for clients.
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Cado Security unmasks Cerber ransomware threat to Confluence servers
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ransomware
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encryption
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cybersecurity
Cyber security firm, Cado Security, uncovers revelations about a Linux variant of Cerber ransomware exploiting vulnerabilities in Confluence servers using the CVE-2023-22518 exploit.
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Expereo boosts global connectivity with Fixed Wireless Access
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cloud services
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network infrastructure
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sd-wan
Expereo expands its portfolio with Fixed Wireless Access, delivering resilient global network solutions to businesses in 190 countries, enabling swift deployment even in remote locations.
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Peak launches AI performance guarantee amid inventory concerns
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digital transformation
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inventory management systems
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ai
In response to the predicted $1.77 trillion cost of inventory distortion for retailers in 2023, AI provider Peak is launching a guarantee for its inventory applications, aiming to prove that using technology for inventory optimisation doesn't have to be a high-risk strategy.
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Deloitte & TeamViewer collaborate to digitalise warehouse tasks
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digital transformation
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vr
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smart glasses
Deloitte and TeamViewer plan to set a new industry standard in warehousing with their collaborative vision picking system, using AR technology to drive efficiency and precision against a backdrop of strained global supply chains.