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NZ Government
Govt creates roadmap for growth in NZ's tech sector
The digital technology sector is now one of the country’s top earners, contributing an estimated $6.6 billion to the economy in 2019.
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NVIDIA
'Regulatory challenges' kill NVIDIA's Arm acquisition deal
The deal's off but NVIDIA still loses $1.25 billion, which Arm owner SoftBank Group will treat as profit in Q4.
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Unified Communications
RingCentral & Vodafone launch UC solution in Hong Kong, Singapore
“Enterprises today have growing global communications needs to meet the ever-evolving demands of their mobile and distributed workforce."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
NEXTDC's S2 data centre brings AWS Direct Connect to Sydney
The Sydney data centre is the fourth NEXTDC facility in Australia to host AWS Direct Connect for private network connections.
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Open source
2021 Open Source Awards celebrate best NZ has to offer
"The joy of open source is the joy of sharing, learning from others and building capability that can be used anywhere by anyone."
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Gmail
Google unveils Workspace 'Starter Edition' to calm waters after G-Suite backlash
“Starting today, with Essentials Starter, employees can make the switch from legacy productivity tools and experience the difference with Google Workspace.”
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Network Management
UCG secures Chorus contracts for fibre & network infrastructure across North Island
“UCG has proven itself to be a strong and proactive performer that understands the importance of customer, staff and delivery partner relationships," says Chorus' Andrew Carroll.
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Valta Technology Group (Valtatech)
Valta Technology Group appointed to ATO's Peppol e-invoicing panel
“There has never been a more critical time for Government agencies to regain control of their procurement and invoicing functions."
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Block
Block completes Afterpay buyout as Square & Cash App first to offer integration
Block, the company behind payment apps including Square, Cash App, Spiral, and TIDAL, is already making the most of Afterpay's buy now, pay later offering.
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LogMeIn
LogMeIn changes name to GoTo; releases new product portfolio
"We understand their particular challenges and have the focus and resources needed to address these pain points to better serve their dynamic working environments.”
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DE-CIX
Lightstorm & DE-CIX bolster interconnection for India service providers
DE-CIX chief executive officer Ivo Ivanov says the company is thrilled to expand its partner network in India.
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Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks appoints Scott Peterson as global channel chief
Peterson will lead growth in the company’s global channel program and its go-to-market strategy for partners.
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KPMG
Show, don't tell: CISOs encouraged to be security 'influencers' rather than 'enforcers'
Show, don’t tell: That’s the approach CISOs need to take if they want to better manage cybersecurity in their organisation, according to a new report from KPMG.
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Nexcess
Nexcess integrates with HubSpot to serve growing online businesses
“Increasingly, businesses are being driven to start or grow their business online. And these entrepreneurs are being challenged to up their game."
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Swinburne University of Technology
From the human brain to the stars beyond: Swinburne supercomputer to support new discoveries
The as-yet-unnamed supercomputer will enable Victoria to stay on the cutting edge of space, medical technology, and sustainability research.
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Deloitte
"Unacceptably slow" diversity progress within company boards - Deloitte
While the number of women on company boards is rising, it could take more than 20 years to achieve equal parity.
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
PAM security specialist ThycoticCentrify rebrands to Delinea
:We are providing privileged access without the excess," says Delinea CEO Art Gilliland.
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Wise
Wise partners with Tencent to provide international money transfers through Weixin
“China is the world’s second largest remittance recipient with USD$60 billion inflow into the country in 2020," states Wise.
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Fintech
eCommerce financing platform Wayflyer hits 'unicorn' status after $150m funding round
An Ireland-based financing platform is gearing up for expansion into markets including Asia, the United States, and Europe.
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SaaS
Citrix and TIBCO to merge as part of $16.5b acquisition deal
Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Software will merge Citrix and TIBCO - so what's ahead?
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SiteMinder
Hotel sector heads online to engage 'dynamic travellers'
Australia’s hotel sector is increasing its uptake of online commerce and technology, with direct bookings now one of the top two revenue drivers for the industry.
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Equinix
Equinix & GIC commit $525m to xScale data centers in Seoul
An IDC report suggests the Cloud IT infrastructure market in the country could reach US$1.86 billion in sales by 2025.
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Accounting
BlackLine bolsters financial management capabilities through FourQ acquisition
BlackLine CEO Marc Huffman says intercompany accounting is a ‘distraction’ within F&A for many multinational organisations.
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Microsoft
Microsoft shares vague details about Windows 11 rollout so far
People are accepting upgrades Windows 11 faster than they did for Windows 10 - but won't say exactly how many PCs are actually running it.