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Micro Focus
Micro Focus releases update to enterprise NOM offering
Micro Focus has announced that the latest version of its comprehensive Network Operations Management (NOM) offering for businesses is now available.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Micro Focus unveils Data Center Automation for SaaS delivery
MicroFocus has released Data Center Automation (DCA) for software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery, offering more cost-effective vulnerability risk and IT compliance management.
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Cybersecurity
The importance of zero trust to secure the expanding edges of networks
The increasing number of digital environments adds complexity to modern networks. As the network expands, so too does the potential attack surface that cybercriminals can exploit.
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Cloud
Microsoft NZ announces initiative for local SaaS businesses
Microsoft has announced a new initiative, bringing together all of its tools to help local SaaS businesses build, sell and grow their companies at scale.
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Digital Transformation
Harnessing digital innovations to maximise loyalty programmes and improve CX
When it comes to the retail sector, merchants have never had access to so many different client touchpoints and data to understand their customers better.
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Artificial Intelligence
SAS announces new products amid cloud portfolio success
Analytics and AI company SAS is deepening its broad industry portfolio with offerings that support life sciences, energy, and martech.
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IT budget
$20m boost for digital technologies announced
The government is spending an extra $20m over four years on its plan to transform the digital technologies industry.
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Cloud
What does the completion of the move to cloud mean for organisations?
Organisations are continuing to operate in an uncertain environment with no guarantee of what will happen tomorrow.
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Software-as-a-service
What organisations should pay for moving their print services to the cloud
"From a customer perspective, the pricing model should be fair, protect, and build on existing investments, easily scale up and down as needs change, and be transparent and straightforward."
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Cloud
G2 ranks the best software from A/NZ
The team at G2 evaluated 22,500 global reviews for Australian and Kiwi vendors to determine the Best 25.
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Software-as-a-service
Unpopular opinion: The software monolith is wrongly maligned
We’re led to believe microservices are modern and monoliths are legacy - but it’s not that easy, writes Segment’s Alexandra Noonan and Calvin-French Owen.
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Contact Centre
Avaya makes contact-centre-as-a-service solution available on Azure
The service will launch in the first half of 2020, initially covering the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries before general worldwide availability.
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Software-as-a-service
Interview: What you can expect from LogicMonitor's APAC expansion
LogicMonitor is a provider of SaaS-based infrastructure monitoring software for hybrid IT environments – and it has big plans to shake up Asia Pacific this year.
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Network Infrastructure
How to deliver real-time communication without network failures
Until now, delivering any VoIP or UC solution meant investing in purpose-built appliances and proprietary software licenses for each location.
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CASB
Check Point announces general availability for CloudGuard SaaS
CloudGuard SaaS protects enterprises that use SaaS applications and cloud-based email.
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Infrastructure
Growing spend on data centre systems could be short-lived
Gartner's data reveals total global IT spending will continue to grow in 2019, with some sectors doing better than others.
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SaaS
'Don't be like Silicon Valley': Kiwi SaaS firms encouraged to look after their own
“We can't compete with Silicon Valley money. We have to be smarter and more focused."
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Microsoft
'Fascinating' vendor cloud battle ongoing in healthy SaaS market
It hasn’t been around for long, but Synergy Research Group says the enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) can now be considered mature.
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PaaS
Public cloud services market thriving, but dominated by the big guys
The top 16 market leaders in the market account for over half of the market, with IDC expecting this stranglehold to continue its growth.
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Digital Transformation
Taupō talks tech: The local Kiwi firms transforming business from the ground up
From New Zealand's farming heartland to the mountains and to the cloud, Taupō's regional businesses are embracing technology from the ground up.
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Multi Cloud
Nutanix Beam gives enterprises control of the cloud
New SaaS offering visualises, predicts and manages runaway costs, and assesses security and regulatory compliance across multiple clouds.
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Multi Cloud
Multicloud environments key to avoiding vendor lock-in - Commvault
The concept of portability means that my workloads aren't just isolated to the public cloud environment that they originated in.
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Cloud
Visa acquires SaaS tech company Fraedom for US$197 million
The deal will expand Visa’s business suite of solutions serving the B2B payments industry.
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Artificial Intelligence
Kiwi Startup Spotlight: Why this will be the year chatbots take on customer service
Within the world of AI, bots are the most understandable application for executives from a deployment and business impact standpoint.