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Data Protection
Cloud privacy, data protection more complex than on-prem
In the past 12 months, over a third of Australian businesses (36%) experienced a cloud-based data breach or failed audit. 
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Cybersecurity
Optic Security Group on Australia recruitment drive
Trans-Tasman security integrator looks to meet the twin challenges of high client project demand tight & labour market supply with new opportunities.
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Gartner
Veeam named Leader in enterprise backup and recovery
"We believe our innovation and ability to execute validates our solid standing as the #1 trusted provider of modern data protection."
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Ransomware
Majority of execs in SEA anticipate ransomware attacks
Kaspersky's study uncovers that more than half believe a ransomware attack against their business is too small to worry about.
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Cloud
TBC Bank decreases time to market for new offerings by 40%
TBC Bank has reduced time to market for new and enhanced products and services by 40% since implementing Kong Enterprise, the cloud native API platform. 
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Data center
Macquarie Asset Management acquires stake in ST Telemedias VIRTUS Data Centres
"We will further strengthen VIRTUS' focus on sustainability by backing investment in its technology and enhancing the lifecycle management of its equipment."
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BAI Communications Australia
BAI Communications to help improve mobile coverage across regional NSW
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said regional communities deserve reliable and affordable mobile services.
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Phishing
Top universities lagging on basic cybersecurity - report
Universities in Australia, the US and the UK are lagging on basic cybersecurity measures, creating higher risks of email-based impersonation attacks.
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Sustainability
Phronesis Security achieves B-Corp certified status
Phronesis Security has become the first cyber security company in Australia to achieve the coveted B Corp certification, having been certified since June 2022. 
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Data
Consumers will stop doing business over data practices
“Data privacy remains a concern for consumers when it comes to sharing their information with an online retailer with an unclear view of privacy laws."
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Partnership
NCS, FPT Software launch Strategic Delivery Centre in Vietnam
The new partnership is designed to support increasing demand for high quality digital services across the region.
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Broadband
MyRepublic unveils 'choose the speed you need' mobile plans
Broadband provider MyRepublic has announced the details of its new 'choose the speed you need' mobile plans, designed for New Zealanders. 
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SaaS
Iron Mountain InSight SaaS platform extends capabilities on AWS
Company deepens work with AWS, helps customers to accelerate their journey from physical to digital on a global scale.
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Phishing
Phishing, software vulnerabilities cause 70% of cyber incidents
The heavy use of software vulnerabilities matches the opportunistic behaviour of threat actors who scour the internet for vulnerabilities and weak points.
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Check Point
Ransomware now impacts 1 out of 40 organisations a week
Retailers and the wholesale sector saw the largest spike in ransomware attacks, with an alarming increase of 182%.
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Hybrid Cloud
ERP implementations biggest concern for customers - report
"Companies are setting a higher bar for their ERP providers to deliver on more than just the technology itself."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Sapporo City selects Nutanix Cloud Clusters on AWS
The city first used a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solution from Nutanix to modernize and improve the efficiency of its on-premise datacenter.
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Employment
Half of employees are struggling to meet basic living costs
"The feeling of uncertainty is prompting more employees to remain with their employer with the expectation they will be rewarded for their loyalty."
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Remote Working
Ivanti extends Neurons Platform to optimise digital employee experience
“Organisations and IT teams need to provide an ambient and contextual digital experience for the growing hybrid workforce."
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Skills gap
Diversity, inclusion essential to fill IT industry skills gap
Companies say that recruiters have to search harder and wider for talent, unlocking untapped potential to fill the skills gap.
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Malware
Bitdefender supports Amazon GuardDuty for advanced threat detection
Bitdefender antimalware technology provides AWS customers with advanced threat detection to identify malware, zero-day attacks, and malicious activity. 
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Ransomware
Cyber-preparedness about informed business leadership
Kiwi businesses should re-think how they respond to ransomware attacks as they become more common, says Accenture.
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Cybersecurity
Australians lose $300 million to scams in first half of 2022
The total losses from January to June 2022 have more than doubled compared to the first half of 2021, where Australians lost a combined $139 million.
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Big Data
DataStax, Nanyang Polytechnic partner to grow big data management talent in Singapore
The collaboration will deliver technology, curricula and certifications in big data management to accelerate innovation and sustainability.