Zoom’s new Rooms and Meetings featuresZoom has released information about the upcoming releases for its Rooms and Meeting offerings for 2019.
Aussie company set to democratise direct-to-orbit IoT access
Adelaide-based Myriota has released a developer toolkit that has been trialled and tested by a smart waste management platform.
Apple's AirPods now come with 'Hey Siri' functionality
The new AirPods come with a standard case or a Wireless Charging Case that holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.
Dynatrace takes pole position in APM Magic Quadrant
It placed highest on Ability to Execute and furthest on Completeness of Vision in the 2019 Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM).
HCL and Xerox expand strategic partnership
Under the terms of the agreement, HCL will manage portions of Xerox’s shared services, including global administrative and support functions.
Avaya expands integration with Google Cloud AI
This includes embedding Google’s machine learning within conversation services for the contact centre, enabling integration of AI capabilities.
Forrester names Crowdstrike leader in incident response
The report provides an in-depth evaluation of the top 15 IR service providers across 11 criteria.
Poly appoints new A/NZ managing director, Andy Hurt
“We’re excited to be bringing together two established pioneers in audio and video technology to be moving forward and one business – Poly."
Gartner: Local server revenue up by a quarter, shipments down
In Australia, server revenue increased 24.7% in 4Q18, while shipments declined 5.3%.
HPE launches 'right mix' hybrid cloud assessment tool
HPE has launched an ‘industry-first assessment software’ to help businesses work out the right mix of hybrid cloud for their needs.
IDC: Innovative wearable use cases drive double-digit growth
Wristbands are set to lose their dominance as hearables and industrial applications keep the wearables market moving forward.
Turtle Beach buys ROCCAT, bringing more 'victories to gamers'
Germany-based Roccat already has a significant presence in Europe and Asia, which means Turtle Beach will likely take advantage of that growth. Expect to see more Turtle Beach products on the shelves.
NVIDIA introduces a new breed of high-performance workstations
“Data science is one of the fastest growing fields of computer science and impacts every industry."
Apple says its new iMacs are "pretty freaking powerful"
The company has chosen the tagline “Pretty. Freaking powerful” as the tagline – and it’s not too hard to see why.
Healthcare breaches on the rise - here’s how Philips protects data
As healthcare becomes increasingly digitalised, medical institutions need to ensure the systems they are using are storing patient data in a reliable and secure way.Download
Apple launches revamped iPad Air & iPad mini
Apple loves tinkering with its existing product lines and coming up with new ways to make things more powerful – and both the iPad Air and iPad mini seem to be no exception.
Gartner: Good talent put off by old tech
Technology now ranks in the top ten reasons Australian employees will leave their current role, according to Gartner’s 4Q18 Global Talent Monitor.
Veeam: Biggest trials for MSPs selling backup & how to overcome them
In a perfect world all businesses would happily invest enough to protect their data, but it’s not, which is why Probax released a guide.Download
Why you should collect Docker infrastructure logs
Syslog-ng is a log management application that enables you to collect logs from multiple platforms in a central space.Download
Whitepaper: An inside look at the benefits of cloud
"Cloud computing is revolutionising business, enabling organisations to move faster, spend less and deliver greater value."Download
Massive AI market growth to be driven by retail, banking
Spending on AI will hit close to US$36 billion with retail leading the way, followed by banking, according to IDC.
Barracuda expands MSP security offerings with RMM acquisition
Managed Workplace delivers an RMM platform with security tools and services, such as site security assessments, Office 365 account management, and integrated third-party antivirus.
Identity assurance - a refreshed approach to authentication
Today’s organisations should refresh their approach to authentication from a one-time event to continuous monitoring of users and what they are accessing. In broad terms, this is called identity assurance.Download
Insider insight: How to get more from your Splunk platform
Having the right tools is only half the battle, not until you can leverage them most effectively can you see the gains that properly managed data can provide.Download
E-Book: Building applications just got simpler
When it comes to end user's expectations for applications, there seems to be no limits. Now, you live up to them without having to be a coding mastermind.Download
NATO picks BlackBerry's encrypted voice technology to secure calls
The NCI Agency acquires, deploys and defends communication systems for NATO's political decision-makers and command centres
M-Files and Ricoh enter into a strategic partnership
“We have launched M-Files as part of our offering officially in Australia and we are already seeing traction with customers.”
AU’s smartphone market suffers record decline
The smartphone market in Australia is going through some tough slog at the moment, but there is some good news on the horizon.
Rapid7 reveals cybersecurity gaps within ASX 200 organisations
Even the most mature and well-resourced ASX 200 organisations have trouble sufficiently deploying cybersecurity basics.
8x8 announces Google Cloud contact centre AI integration
“Contact centre AI empowers enterprises to use AI to augment and improve their contact centres."
SolarWinds extends database anomaly detection
As organisations continue their transition from purely on-premises operations into both private and public cloud infrastructures, adapting their IT monitoring and management capabilities can pose a significant challenge.
Dell EMC named number one… and loving it
A recent Dell EMC blog post celebrates IDC naming it number one in a myriad of storage and systems markets.
F5 spends US$670m to boost app and API management offerings
The acquired company, NGINX, will continue to operate as a brand, working with and for the F5 leadership.
Unisys named Leader for managed workplace services
The company was named a Leader in the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Managed Workplace Services, positioned highest on the ability to execute axis.
Was Citrix unaware of its own data breach until the FBI got involved?
According to a blog post from Citrix’s CSIO Stan Black, the FBI contacted Citrix on March 6 and advised that international cybercriminals had allegedly gained access to Citrix’s internal network.
Gartner: Marketing personalisation can be make or break
A Gartner survey shows brands risk losing 38% of customers because of poor marketing personalisation efforts.
Telstra workers across Australia strike after escalated dispute
“Of course, we never wanted to be forced to take protected industrial action, but Telstra hasn’t left us with any other option."
Polycom & Plantronics rebrand to Poly, a new UC powerhouse
The name change comes after last year’s Plantronics acquisition of Polycom, a deal that was worth US $2 billion.
ForgeRock launches Sandbox-as-a-Service to facilitate compliance
The cloud-based testing environment for APIs enables banks to accelerate compliance with Open Banking and PSD2 deadlines.
IntegrationWorks continues expansion with new Brisbane office
The company’s new office space at the Riverside Centre overlooks the Brisbane River and Storey Bridge.
Global server market maintains healthy growth in Q4 2018
New data from Gartner reveals that while there was growth in the market as a whole, some of the big vendors actually declined.
HP extends laptop & workstation recall due to battery fire hazard
HP has extended its worldwide recall of several notebooks and mobile workstations due to the high risk of fire and burn hazards.
Nine reasons distributors need an analytics upgrade
“Traditional data management solutions are no longer sufficient for distributors in today’s fast-moving environment.”
Aussies too lax about IoT security - McAfee
Aussie consumers are at a loss when it comes to securing the increasing number of connected devices in their homes and are often opting to take no action at all.
DXC subsidiary takes SAP energy industry partner award
Winners of the awards were selected from SAP’s A/NZpartner ecosystem and announced at the recent SAP A/NZ Partner Kick-Off Meeting held in Sydney.
Huawei picks up accolades for software-defined camera ecosystem
"The company's software defined capabilities enable it to future-proof its camera ecosystem and greatly lower the total cost of ownership (TCO), as its single camera system is applicable to a variety of application use cases."
Ingram Micro gives Cloud Marketplace an overhaul
Including a new UI, improved sales and marketing tools, and an API for integrating a partner’s own storefront, CRM and billing.
Apple says it's 'protecting the planet's resources'
Apple says it’s ‘protecting the planet’s resources’ and expanding educational opportunities for workers who assemble Apple products.
NVIDIA confirms $6.9b acquisition of Mellanox
The announcement of NVIDIA's largest ever acquisition follows months of speculation involving other potential bids from the likes of Microsoft and Intel.
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
BeyondTrust’s 2019 APAC Partner Award Winners
Identity Solutions Australia took the local prize, being named Australia and New Zealand Partner of the Year.
Workflows should benefit people, not devices
It is important that, in digital transformation journeys, managers remember technology should complement, rather than overtake, employee talent and skillsets.
Two Ministers’ thoughts on blockchain in Oz
Minister Karen Andrews, and Minister Simon Birmingham have released a joint statement on the national blockchain roadmap and extra $100,000 funding.
Should you rely on Elasticsearch to simplify your logging system?
Elasticsearch allows you to store any number of arbitrary name-value pairs coming from structured logging.Download
Whitepaper: Making AI work for the healthcare sector
This whitepaper explains how and why AI should be focused on people in healthcare, not technology. Philips calls this approach adaptive intelligence.Download
Whitepaper: Business continuity in the age of compliance
Installing a continuity solution in a highly regulated industry can be tricky in this age of regulation. What are the questions you should be asking?Download
App downtime costs businesses over $700k per event
One hour of business-critical application downtime can cost larger companies $144,062.52 per hour, with an average repair time of over five hours.
Nintex named a leader in digital process automation for wide deployments
Forrester analysed the 10 most significant vendors in digital process automation for wide deployments, referring to the category as DPA wide.
Bitdefender invests in A/NZ with new offices and regional director
Bitdefender has opened its Partner Advantage Network (PAN) programme with the aim of recruiting and supporting its over 500 local resellers.