The top 10 trends shaping budgeting, planning and forecasting in 2021
For those still grappling with getting their budgeting, planning, and forecasting processes operating efficiently and effectively, ten key trends need to be considered, writes Board International country manager for A/NZ Nic Dennis.
COVID-19 spurs on public sector IT modernisation
Verizon adds Genesys Cloud to CX and contact centre portfolio
Five ways to reduce the environmental impact of printing and save costs
Gartner reveals latest forecast for government IT spending
Cognizant commits $250 million to global corporate social responsibility initiatives
Despite the hype, pandemic-driven remote work has not led to wholesale SASE and SDP adoption - study
Investing in digital trust for the post-pandemic business landscape
Business leaders in 2021 need to make sustainable investments to give their organisations a much-needed resilience boost to tackle new disruptions, while still enabling growth.
Only 1 in 8 CFOs are digitally savvy - report
“Now is the time to consider the digital savviness of your top management teams and ask yourself what you can do to bolster it for your company’s future success.”
Microsoft unveils new Azure Arc hybrid and multicloud capabilities
Across industries, companies are investing in hybrid and multicloud technologies to ensure they have the flexibility to innovate anywhere and meet evolving business needs.
What to watch for when accelerating cloud adoption
There are seven key areas that organisations must consider as they accelerate their move to the cloud, writes Empired practice manager for modern workplace Jaen Snyman.
Increase in emergence of new cloud watering hole attacks
"Cloud native apps and services are more vital than ever before, and any risk in the infrastructure has critical implications."
Marketplaces up more than 80%, retailers called to consider new strategy
“Every retailer needs a strong grasp on marketplace strategies to compete in today’s digital-first economy."
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is GBG?
In this IT Jam, we speak to GBG regional general manager for A/NZ Carol Chris.
Juniper Networks releases lineup of AI-driven solutions
“These latest product enhancements underscore our sustained commitment to executing on this vision, as well as our unique ability to rapidly deliver new solutions that drive real value to both customers and partners.”
Kaseya acquires RocketCyber to bring SOC solutions to more businesses
"With this acquisition, we've doubled down on our security investments to provide our customers with access to experts who can continuously monitoring their IT environments without the cost and complexity of disparate tools.”
Are CFOs calling the shots?
Accelerated transformation has exponentially evolved the role of chief financial officer.
Fusion5 acquires Microsoft practice Topaz Solutions
The new acquisition cements Fusion5's dedication to the Microsoft stack, the company says.
Microsoft adds new ways to bring AI to the edge with Azure Percept
"The goal of the Azure Percept platform is to simplify the process of developing, training and deploying edge AI solutions."
The State of Data Virtualisation: Enterprises see data virtualisation as strong alternative to data warehouse solutions
"The rapid growth of data virtualisation is exposing major cracks in the business foundation that supports the technology."
Strong fourth quarter for Zoom in wake of COVID crisis
"Our ability to rapidly respond and execute drove strong financial results throughout the year."
Poly hones in on privacy & clarity through new headset range
According to Poly Australia and New Zealand managing director Andy Hurt, the company wanted to address the need for privacy and security ‘head on’.
Three mistakes to avoid when building a business intelligence solution
Taking the time to plan a BI project and create a clear roadmap carefully will lead to a better, more functional BI deployment.
New cloud workforce management solution launches
There is a clear drive amongst mid-market businesses to grow their employee numbers in 2021.
Poly A/NZ on what defines business success in 2021
What are your business goals for the year ahead? What are the key actions that can put your business in a strong position for growth and success?
Microsoft launches industry clouds for nonprofit, manufacturing & financial sectors
Microsoft aims to empower people, recognise the power of partnership, and it remains committed to security, compliance, and trust.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - GBG exec on digital identity verification tech
GBG regional general manager for A/NZ Carol Chris discusses why digital identity verification technology is becoming more essential and the evolution of biometric tech.
Worldwide revenues for AI skyrocket, set to reach $550B by 2024
By 2024, the market is expected to break the $500 billion mark with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.5% and total revenues reaching $554.3 billion.
StorageCraft to merge with data and ransomware protection provider, Arcserve
StorageCraft will be branded 'StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company'.
IBM partners with Portworx by Pure Storage to help enterprises manage hybrid cloud workloads
“With the pace of cloud adoption accelerating, companies are increasingly turning to hybrid cloud to allow them to innovate more efficiently, while maintaining high levels of security and control."
B2B marketing: Solving the big five challenges
Let’s face it, as a B2B tech company, marketing isn’t easy.
Stonewood Group merges DataGuard & RCR as 'future energy' powerhouse
DataGuard specialises in providing uninterruptible power supply (UPS) hardware to data centres, while RCR provides ventilation, cooling, heating, electrical and building management systems.
Covid-19 sees rapid cloud adoption, rise in double-extortion ransomware
“We need to act now to stop this cyber pandemic spreading out of control."
Y Soft adds to identity verification solution portfolio
Y Soft is adding to its portfolio of identity verification solutions with the release of a new secure identity verification for networked printers.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is vcita?
vcita is a software platform for small business management that has a strong value proposition around helping micropreneurs to get paid for their services.
Sophos announces collaboration with Qualcomm for PC security
This unification enables a connected, interactive computing environment that combines smartphone and PC technology to deliver security capabilities and opportunities, the company states.
Essential tools for managing user identity and how they impact your bottom line
Customer identity and access management (CIAM) is how companies give their end-users access to their digital properties, as well as how they govern, collect, analyse, and securely store data for those users.
Lenovo unleashes major expansion of ThinkPad range
Models such as the X13 have received a complete redesign and better hardware.
Four reasons why application delivery is critical to DevOps
Selecting an application delivery solution that maximises automation and integrates into an existing DevOps environment is critical, writes Radware senior security solutions architect for APAC Yaniv Hoffman.
D-Link A/NZ launches DXS-3610 stackable managed switches
The DXS-3610 Series boasts high-performance Switching capacity of up to 2.16 Tbps with forwarding rates of up to 1607 Mpps.
'Masters of Change' will define future as digital gap widens in wake of COVID
A wave of companies are racing to reinvent themselves and use technology innovations to shape the new realities they face.
NTT provides business tech trends and insights at your fingertips
Business strategy is hardly useful if it’s based on outdated information. From ICT to digital business, NTT has compiled the latest research, articles, trend reports and knowledge so you can transform your strategy - fast.
Citrix closes $2.25b deal to acquire Wrike, empowers modern work models
Through the acquisition, Citrix plans to continue to develop a comprehensive cloud-based work platform that empowers all employees and teams.
IBM hybrid cloud services now available on cloud, on premise or at the edge
"IBM Cloud Satellite brings a secured, unifying layer of cloud services for clients across environments, regardless of where their data resides."
The six most in demand tech jobs
COVID-19 disruption has led to a greater reliance on technology, which is fuelling a sharp increase in demand for several roles across the technology sector.
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