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eCommerce
Record number of Australians shopped online over last year
Pattern has released new research showing that in the last twelve months, a record number of Australians made a purchase online, spending AUD $62.3 billion.
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Malicious app downloads
Bitdefender finds malicious campaign active on Google Play
Bitdefender has released research about a new Google Play campaign that bypasses the storefront's security checks to deliver potentially malicious content and advertisements.
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Check Point Software
Check Point Research finds vulnerabilities in Xiaomi's mobile payment mechanism
Check Point Software's research teams have uncovered vulnerabilities in Xiaomi's mobile payment mechanism.
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IDC
Collaboration app market revenue grows 28.4% year-over-year
IDC has found that global revenues in the collaboration applications market grew 28.4% year-over-year in 2021 to $29.1 billion.
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Cybersecurity
Claroty research unveils new attack that targets PLCs
Claroty has released research detailing a new type of cyber-attack, one that weaponises programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
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Gartner Magic Quadrant
Gartner names Lookout a Visionary in 2022 Magic Quadrant
Gartner has recognised Lookout as a Visionary in the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge (SSE) and one of the top three offerings in the 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for SSE report.
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
The importance of stopping identity sprawl for cybersecurity
The 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) shows that 61% of all breaches involve malicious actors gaining unauthorised, privileged access to data by using a compromised credential. Unfortunately, it is often too late when the misuse of a credential is detected.
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SaaS
Cloud and data protection big challenges for NZ businesses
"This surge towards a cloud-first approach meant security and safety became afterthoughts - there's no point being the fastest car on the racetrack if you crash.”
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Data analytics
Data analytics a struggle for A/NZ healthcare organisations
A study by InterSystems has found that most Australian and New Zealand healthcare organisations struggle to use data analytics to support their business objectives.
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Rubrik
Gartner names Rubrik Leader in 2022 Magic Quadrant
Rubrik has been positioned by Gartner as a Leader in the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions.
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Remote Working
Four-day week: Perceptions across Asia Pacific and Japan
Workers across APJ want to be empowered to do their best work, wherever and whenever they want.
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Malware
Nozomi Networks Labs identifies impacts on 2022 threat landscape
Nozomi Networks’ latest research finds that wiper malware, IoT botnet activity, and the Russia/Ukraine war have had the biggest impact on the threat landscape in 2022 so far.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Gartner anticipates RPA software revenue of US$2.9 billion
Gartner predicts global robotic process automation (RPA) software revenue to reach US$2.9 billion in 2022, an increase of 19.5% from 2021.
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CRM
Forrester names Pega a Leader in CRM Solutions 2022 report
Forrester Research has named Pega a Leader among 11 competitors in The Forrester Wave: Core CRM Solutions, Q3 2022 report.
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Security vulnerabilities
Flashpoint says vulnerability disclosure ‘highly volatile’
Flashpoint has released The State of Vulnerability Intelligence: 2022 Midyear Edition, finding that the current state of the vulnerability disclosure landscape is ‘highly volatile’.
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Identity
Delinea report finds organisations are struggling to grasp identity-related security
New research from Delinea has found that 84% of organisations, particularly in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia, have experienced an identity-related security breach in the past 18 months.
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Virtual Reality / VR
Virtual reality app reduces phobias through NZ trial
"With this VR app treatment, trialists had increased control in exposure to their fears, as well as control over when and where exposure occurs."
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Insight
Gartner predicts 2022 global IT spend to reach $4.5 trillion
Gartner’s latest report forecasts worldwide IT spending to reach US$4.5 trillion in 2022, an increase of 3% compared to 2021.
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Cybersecurity
Critical infrastructure under attack, businesses slow to respond
Barracuda Networks has released key findings from a report titled The State of Industrial Security in 2022, finding that critical infrastructure is under attack.
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Malware
Check Point reveals top malicious threats in June 2022
"The threat landscape is evolving rapidly, and mobile malware is a significant danger for both personal and enterprise security.”
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New Zealand
Research finds Kiwis prefer real backdrops in video calls
New research from Natural Paint Co. has found that 74% of Kiwis prefer seeing a natural background behind people during video meetings.
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Collaboration
M-Files named a Leader in 2022 Nucleus Research report
Nucleus Research has recognised M-Files as a Leader in its 2022 Content Services and Collaboration Value Matrix Report.
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Planning
New Infovista report identifies significant CAPEX savings
A new report by Infovista has found that making modelling more precise in RAN planning and designing can foster major CAPEX savings for mobile operators.
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Pegasystems
Marketing technologies set to increase revenues - study
Marketing leaders say that investment in new marketing technologies (MarTech) will drive significantly increased revenues.