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Small Businesses / SMB
40,000 NZ small businesses reap rewards of Digital Boost programme
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)’s Digital Boost programme has now attracted more than 40,000 New Zealand businesses.
Colt Technology Services
Wasabi Technologies to launch APAC data center in Japan
Colt Technology Services will provide connectivity for Wasabi Technologies’ first data center in Asia Pacific, located in Japan.
Twitter trials new advertising system in tweet conversations
The experiment, which inserts ads under the first, third, or eighth reply under a tweet, brings more advertising opportunities for businesses - and more ad saturation to its customers.
Radware adds DDoS protection against low-volume flood attacks
"The impact of phantom flood attacks should not be underestimated. They can cause major disruption to the customer experience when they go undetected."
International E-Waste Day: Recycle your gadgets, save the earth
In one million phones there could be 24 kilograms of gold, 16,000 kilograms of copper, 350 kilograms of silver, and 14 kilograms of palladium. When devices aren’t recycled, all of this material goes to waste.
How contact centres can realise the benefits of Microsoft Teams
At the time of writing, Teams has upwards of 250 million daily active users, all of whom are making the most of the benefits.
Enterprise IT risk: Mitigating the growing threat to remote networks
The rapid shift to remote work and the decentralisation of network control and visibility away from the enterprise core comes with risks capable of making any IT pro nervous.
SYSPRO appoints global channel chief to lead new era of growth
“Michael is committed to building the partner community globally and will be delivering on our partner-first approach in all markets we operate in."
Understanding the primary approaches to call recording in Microsoft Teams
As organisations modernise their contact centres, they are turning to platforms like Microsoft Teams.
Samsung enables more connectivity with latest TV offering for hotels
Samsung Australia senior director of display and memory solutions, Phil Gaut, says that the TV meets guests’ demands whilst improving hotel efficiency.
You're invited to OSDC 2021, the premier developer event of the year
The Outsystems Developer Conference (OSDC) 2021 event is coming on 17 & 18 November, promising something for every developer
Artificial Intelligence / AI
Fortinet: Artificial intelligence essential to combat fast-moving threats
Cornelius Mare, Fortinet Australia CISO, explains how AI helps manage risk, reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. AI is most effective when deployed across the entire attack surface.
Data center construction
Edge Centres to construct second Victoria data centre in Traralgon
Edge Centres CEO and founder Jonathan Eaves says that the Traralgon data centre is key to its network deployment across Melbourne and Sydney.
How a rugged tablet helped in the preservation of Taiwan's Lugang Mazu Temple
Taiwan-based firm LeaderTek used the tablet and 3D laser scanners to create 3D models for the Bureau of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture.
PC shipments grow despite supply chain woes - IDC
Shipments reached 86.7 million units in the third quarter of this year, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of growth.
CrowdStrike onboards NEXTGEN as A/NZ distribution partner
As the two companies partner up, NEXTGEN will be CrowdStrike’s largest cybersecurity vendor.
Internet of Things
Spark IoT network enables Evnex to bring EV chargers to rural Aotearoa
EV charging company Evnex is on a mission to roll out more charging stations in rural parts of Aotearoa, thanks in part to Spark’s extension of its IoT network.
Data center facility managers plagued with downtime concerns - Honeywell report
54% have experienced downtime due to an outage, 38% due to a cyber or physical breach, and 34% had unplanned downtime.
BigCommerce and Ebizio integrate B2B billing & subscription management
Chargify’s recurring billing and subscription management suite is able to support hybrid B2B2C companies with their billing and pricing models.
Thoma Bravo drops majority share in Nintex as TPG Capital picks up reins
Nintex CEO Eric Johnson says it is an exciting time for everyone at Nintex and its global community.
Yubico adds fingerprint recognition to YubiKey hardware security device
The hardware integrates native biometric enrolment and management features that are supported by desktop-based, FIDO-supported services and applications.
2degrees celebrates 4G network awards from Ookla
Ookla has named 2degrees as the most reliable, consistent, and best available 4G mobile data network provider in the country during the second quarter of 2021.
Microsoft adds Azure capabilities to Windows Server 2022
Windows Server 2022 includes multi-layered security, hybrid capabilities with Azure, file server improvements, container support with Kubernetes, and more.
Kordia launches Cyber Academy scholarship to boost Kiwis' cybersecurity skills
The Kordia Cyber Academy will award scholarships to 12 participants, who will detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents every day during the course.