Industry insider news for Australia's technology resellers
McAfee named Leader in Magic Quad an eighth time
The company has been once again named as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management.
Symantec and Fortinet partner for integration
The partnership will deliver essential security controls across endpoint, network, and cloud environments.
Review: Blue Mic’s Satellite headphones are good but...
Blue Mic’s newest wireless headphones deliver on sound, aesthetic, and comfort - but there is a more insidious issue at hand.
Is Supermicro innocent? 3rd party test finds no malicious hardware
One of the larger scandals within IT circles took place this year with Bloomberg firing shots at Supermicro - now Supermicro is firing back.
IDC: Smartphone shipments ready to stabilise in 2019
IDC expects year-over-year shipment growth of 2.6% in 2019, while the world's largest market is still forecast to be down 8.8% in 2018.
Microsoft NZ bids Goldie a “fond farewell”
Microsoft New Zealand director of commercial and partner business takes new role across the Tasman. The search for his replacement has begun.
Object-based storage over-looked by Aussies, survey shows
Hitachi Vantara has sponsored an IDC survey looking at the technology’s usage and adoption barriers across Asia Pacific.
One Identity a Visionary in Magic Quad for PAM
One Identity was recognised in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management for completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Accenture 'largest Oracle Cloud integrator in A/NZ'
Accenture has bought out Oracle Software-as-a-Service provider PrimeQ, which now makes Accenture the largest Oracle Cloud systems integrator in Australia and New Zealand.
How to keep network infrastructure secure and available
Two OVH executives have weighed in on how network infrastructure and the challenges in that space will be evolving in the coming year.
White box losing out to brands in 100 GE switching market
H3C, Cisco and Huawei have all gained share in the growing competition in the data centre switching market.
Gartner names newcomer Exabeam a leader in SIEM
The vendor landscape for SIEM is evolving, with recent entrants bringing technologies optimised for analytics use cases.
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.
Genesys PureCloud generates triple-digit revenue growth year on year
In Australia and New Zealand, the company boosted PureCloud revenue by nearly 100%.
IDC: Tablets stay dead, notebooks keep head above water
An IDC report predicts a soft personal PC market, slipping into further decline with the exception of notebooks, gaming PCs, and business PC upgrades.
Cisco dominates record-high Ethernet switch & router markets
While the market is flourishing, it’s tough-going as Cisco has increased its majority share of the pie.
Tensions on the rise after Huawei CFO arrest
“Recently our corporate CFO, Meng Wanzhou, was provisionally detained by the Canadian authorities on behalf of the United States of America."
Spark named Cisco customer experience partner of the year
"This is the first time we have won this award and I think it’s a reflection of our commitment to creating a stronger customer-focused culture.”
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.
Simplifying cloud networking with Microsoft Azure
Customer want to optimise branch connectivity to their IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS cloud services.
HPE announces financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018
“As we close my first fiscal year as CEO, I am incredibly proud of where we stand in the marketplace."
Whitepaper: Taking an integrated approach to combatting ransomware
Rather than having multiple different solutions, businesses need to ensure their endpoint management, malware and backup solutions are providing full coverage.
Review: Polycom VoxBox - Simple, portable, and very impressive
As more organisations move to cloud-based UC solutions, the VoxBox may well be the only conference phone that anyone needs.
Ping Identity announces new Identity-as-a-Service solution
PingOne for Customers is built for the developer community and provides API-based identity services for customer-facing applications.
IDC: Standalone VR headset shipments grow 428.6% in 3Q18
The VR headset market returned to growth in 3Q18 after four consecutive quarters of decline and now makes up 97% of the combined market.
Endace expands its partner programme
“The Fusion Partner Program frees SecOps, DevOps and NetOps teams from the traditional model of deploying functions as dedicated hardware appliances.”
Aussie company announces accredited Diploma in Blockchain
The ASQA has accredited Blockchain Collective’s Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain consisting of eight modules - six core and two electives.
Silver lining to declining personal computing market
IDC has provided a rather gloomy forecast but there are opportunities to be exploited on the horizon.
Whitepaper: How Philips drives security and privacy in healthcare
Personal data within healthcare records is most valuable, as it can be used, for example, for various malicious purposes.
Gartner’s ten 2019 trends for infrastructure and operations
As IT infrastructure and operations take an continually growing role in the IT ecosystem, Gartner highlights what to prepare for in the year ahead.
Mega-merger aligns physical & digital security across A/NZ
Optic Security Group is the name of one of A/NZ’s latest mega-mergers in the physical and digital security space, bringing combined revenues in excess of A$100 million to the table.
Is your SD-WAN solution leaving you vulnerable?
Providing direct internet access to cloud-based applications has made deploying new security strategies designed for the distributed enterprise critical.
Gartner names Proofpoint Leader in enterprise information archiving
The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Gartner: Infrastructure services moving beyond the edge
First it was about data moving to the edge, now Gartner says it's taking one step further.
Spending on robotic systems and drones will be on the rise in 2019
Robotic systems will be the larger of the two categories throughout the five-year forecast period with worldwide robotics spending forecast to be $103.4 billion in 2019.
Open source will be the next big thing for the channel
Channel firms should be on the lookout for opportunities across open source and more diverse software offerings like software-defined containers and storage.
NBN Co rolls out 'optimised' wholesale business bundles for ISPs
“We recognise some businesses are on nbn powered plans that have not been optimised for their needs," says Paul Tyler.
WatchGuard appoints new channel distributors in A/NZ
The appointments will enable WatchGuard to expand its regional channel reseller footprint.
The 2018 Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote
There was a lot to unpack at the Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote. This long-form piece tries to cover all the most relevant points for A/NZ.
Singtel integrates cybersecurity capabilities under Trustwave banner
The integration enables Trustwave to harness the synergies of Singtel’s global cybersecurity business, revenue, capabilities across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Why the future of IT infrastructure is always on and always available
As more organisations embrace digital business, infrastructure and operations leaders will need to evolve their strategies and skills to keep up.
Bringing security to the next-level of networking
By securing your network at the DDI level, you can prevent DNS attacks, data exfiltration, and put a barrier around every connected device.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?
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."
Chinese smartphone brands are set to overthrow Samsung
"Top Chinese mobile phone manufacturers boosted their sales across emerging markets in the third quarter of 2018.”
Mitel partners with Aussie distributor to bring UCaaS to A/NZ
“Having Mitel’s solutions in our portfolio will reinforce our position as a market leader."
OPPO completes 'world first' 5G multiparty video call
“This is just the beginning. Through 5G, we are creating truly immersive and revolutionary smartphones that will unlock a whole new user experience."
WatchGuard's global reseller survey finds ransomware top customer fear for 2017
A global survey by WatchGuard has shown that more than 80% of resellers believe their customers are most worried about ransomware and its effects.
Lenovo DCG takes A/NZ partners on Europe experience
The fully-funded tour included the Nutanix conference in London, the Lenovo EMEA data centre, and driving on the Autobahn in fire-breathing Mercs.
Sektor to take customers on a tour of the future
125 customers will be taken on a Silicon Valley study tour to hear from innovators, disruptors and leading thinkers to help inspire new solutions.
Juniper simplifies data integration to improve threat detection
Updates to the Juniper Advanced Threat Prevention Appliances leverage third-party firewalls and security data sources.
Increase visibility and productivity with fleet tracking software
Know what’s going on in the field so you can dispatch more efficiently, improve customer service and reduce time spent calling drivers for updates.
Gartner names LogRhythm leader in SIEM solutions
Security teams increasingly need end-to-end SIEM solutions with native options for host- and network-level monitoring.
JASK prepares for global rollout of their AI-powered ASOC platform
The JASK ASOC platform automates alert investigations, supposedly freeing the SOC analyst to do what machines can’t.
Vertiv’s 5 most noteworthy data centre trends for 2019
Vertiv has placed particular emphasis on edge computing being the ‘epicentre’ of innovation in the data centre space.
Symantec releases neural network-integrated USB scanning station
Symantec Industrial Control System Protection Neural helps defend against USB-borne cyber attacks on operational technology.
Cyber attacks develop complexity, target Windows sysad tools - report
The report explores changes in the threat landscape over the past year, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019.
Top 10 challenges facing MSPs – and 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.
ForgeRock updates multicloud identity management solution
Organisations today need to maintain an identity platform that enables both friction-free and highly-secure authentication.
SAP provides partners with free access to their cloud platform
“Now that over 3,700 SAP partners have joined our cloud strategy, the free resources will help them accelerate application development."
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.
Deloitte forms alliance with AI analytics company
The strategic partnership aims to combine the companies capabilities to deliver real-time analytics to businesses across Australia.