Technology news for New Zealand's largest enterprises
Human assets the key to a successful digital transformation
Y Soft's Martin de Martini says it's vital that organisations continue to train and motivate their employees.
NZ’s $3.45m IT services market fueled by competitive advantage
"With regards to cloud adoption, organisations are prioritising innovation and security over cost and scalability.”
The secret to scaling DevOps in the digital era
"Organisations around the world have learnt at a cost that while agile DevOps methodologies can result in improved outcomes within teams and projects, they have a propensity to fail miserably."
APAC FinTech network launches to encourage cross-border innovation
Nine associations formally launched the network by signing a Statement of Intent at the Asian Financial Forum event in Hong Kong.
Avaya expands AI offerings with new partnerships
The additions to the ecosystem will enable Avaya to add prioritisation and natural language processing to its UC solutions.
Hillstone CTO's 2019 security predictions
Hillstone Networks CTO Tim Liu shares what key developments could be expected in the areas of security compliance, cloud, security, AI and IoT.
Kiwis make waves in IoT World Cup
A New Zealand company, KotahiNet, has been named as a finalist in the IoT World Cup for its River Pollution Monitoring solution.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
SUSE partners with Intel and SAP to accelerate IT transformation
SUSE announced support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory with SAP HANA.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
Office workers frustrated by poor information management systems
82% of workers believe poor information management is damaging their productivity in the workplace.
How HCI helps enterprises stay on top of data regulations
Increasing data protection requirements will supposedly drive the demand for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions across the globe.
Insight Venture Partners invests $500 million in Veeam
Veeam will supposedly leverage Insight Venture Partners’ internal business strategy arm, Insight Onsite, and capital to accelerate its expansion through both organic growth and M&A activities.
Vodafone and PNSol champion new ‘invisble network’ broadband project
"As an industry, we've increased the speed of broadband to one gigabit and beyond, which is a remarkable achievement, but we now have to look beyond speed."
IT security: How to make your case for security spending
Business will always hesitate to spend money on what will be perceived as non-revenue generating activities
Are you building (or breaking) digital trust?
Business leaders can wait and be forced to respond to market change, or they can embrace digital and lead market change themselves.
Optimise your data centre with Lenovo’s all-flash storage solutions
The ThinkSystem DM and DE solutions deliver adaptable and dynamic data storage technologies that drive down the cost and complexity of IT.
Whitepaper: How physical access control got where it is today
Despite the enhanced security and convenience that comes from newer options, many organisations are still using outdated and vulnerable access control technology.
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Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series: Extreme performance with attractive cost
All-flash and hybrid-flash arrays deliver the perfect combination of performance and economics to handle your most important data.
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Should enterprises double down on cloud computing?
Snowflake Computing announced predictions which focus on how organisations will need to harness data to drive the new economy.
Report: How IT Is responding to digital disruption and innovation
Today “every company is in the software business" to get a competitive edge, and this survey reveals how app dev is affecting IT teams.
Endace joins IBM Security app exchange community
EndaceProbe Network Analytics Platform captures, indexes, and stores network traffic while hosting a variety of network security and performance monitoring applications.
Whitepaper: Microsoft’s framework for inclusive and responsible cloud policies
Microsoft wants to empower organisations to use technology within a clear ethical and responsible framework.
Lenovo offering the best of both worlds for modern data centres
Lenovo's HCI solution provides the benefits of traditional converged systems with the addition of a software-defined scale-out architecture.
Whitepaper: Three quick ways security teams can unlock the executive budget
Boards and Executives who normally approve funding for IT Security speak the language of ROI, NPV, etc.
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.
Cisco Talos releases PyLocky ransomware decryptor - but there's a catch
The free decryption tool for Windows users won’t work for everyone.
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.
How machine learning can help businesses plan on the go
"Adopting innovative planning models and tools makes it possible for enterprises to respond flexibly and quickly to changing market conditions."
Updated: Chch crypto-exchange Cryptopia suffers breach
Cryptopia has reportedly experienced a security breach that has taken the entire platform offline – and resulted in ‘significant losses’.
Survey finds retailers 'bullish' on hybrid cloud adoption
The retail industry takes no prisoners and that’s made clear in its 'on the pulse' adoption of new technologies.
Malware downloader on the rise in Check Point’s latest Threat Index
Organisations continue to be targeted by cryptominers, despite an overall drop in value across all cryptocurrencies in 2018.
IT's rising role in physical access control - what you need to know
T and physical security teams are now required to consider fundamental change in day-to-day operations.
BMC Software's DevOps and EX predictions for 2019
Two BMC software executives share their predictions for their areas of expertise - DevOps and employee experience.
Digitally transform or fall behind - 3 key points to remember
In this report Unisys details three key areas focus on when implementing a successful digital transformation as with every opportunity comes risk.
Rubrik welcomes $261m funding for new market expansion
The company intends to use the funds from new investor Bain Capital Ventures will go toward future innovation and expansion.
Automation: Invisibility at your service
There’s a certain comfort that comes with things being invisible.
How healthcare is applying AI to improve performance
The potential of AI to improve healthcare delivery is limitless with a wide range of applications and possibilities.
Key trends bolstering digital transformation in 2019
"User experience, edge computing and AI will continue to dominate as key trends in 2019."
Product review: LogRhythm CloudAI a revolutionary tool
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
SIEM can improve security or make it worse – here’s how to get it right
According to Frost & Sullivan, SIEM can either be an enabler or a retardant and there's a thin line between the two - here's the key attributes.
Digital trust: The bedrock of all business transformations
Every time an organisation interacts with a partner, customer, or supplier, it is building (and hopefully not breaking) digital trust.
Enterprise mobile security: How to get the balance right
Today, neither restricting productivity nor accepting tremendous mobile security risk is a viable option. Mobile threats are prevalent and dangerous.
LogRhythm announces eight cybersecurity predictions for 2019
LogRhythm’s predictions paint a sombre picture for the state of cybersecurity in 2019.
How IIoT is creating opportunities for RFID companies
The growing demands for automation and digitisation are creating considerable growth opportunities for RFID vendors.
Is your security really secure?
ot so long ago a firewall and a virus scanner were enough to protect a network, but today the scene is much different.
Own your cloud experience and set the path to innovation
IT is synonymous with constant upkeep and maintenance, but it takes a clued-up business to see the benefits of how IT can improve innovation and revenue opportunities.
Whitepaper: Microsoft's tips for implementing a secure hardware solution
Making big IT decisions that affect your department and organisation as a whole brings up many concerns.
Automation Anywhere releases a mobile app to manage RPA on the go
The Automation Anywhere Mobile App allows the user to start, stop, pause or resume bots, monitor the status of bots, and measures the ROI from their digital workforce in real-time.
Avoid underutilising office space with optimisation solutions
Facility managers and security professionals need a real-time view of how their workforce interacts with a building.
Whitepaper: Automation platforms giving companies better insights on data
451 Research has produced an analysis sponsored by Nintex on how automation is increasingly being used to transform businesses.
Four trends that will define automation in 2019
As automation continues to define transformation in the coming year one executive looks at the key drivers, such the move to low code, behind its implementation.
Whitepaper: Why time matters in a disaster
"Natural disasters, cyber-attacks, human error or disrupted site access may impact your ability to conduct business."
Survey shows that IoT is RoI across Asia Pacific
A recent Frost & Sullivan survey across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shows that IoT deployment improves business metrics by around 12%.
Whitepaper: What are the best practices for choosing credential technology?
Have security professionals and end-users evolved alongside credential technology?
Jabra launches wireless earbuds for mobile workforce
“With workers no longer tied to their desk, mobility is becoming an increasingly important priority, with workers demanding high quality audio connectivity, UC integration and full flexibility."
Exclusive: Why Australia’s IT industry needs to invest in SMBs
"With SMBs generating employment for over five million Australians, it comes as no surprise that they play a vital role in the nation’s economy."
How data helps A/NZ enterprises shine
"Mobile computing, artificial intelligence and the cloud are collectively redefining the relationships between companies and customers."
Will 2019 be the year of network evolution?
An A10 Networks exec talks 5G, software-defined networks, and the continuing evolution needed for a modern cloud environment.
Disaster recovery: More than just a business essential
Disaster recovery plans do more than just save your business. They also reassure partners that they are safe with you if the unthinkable happens.
Whitepaper: The risks of mobility and how security teams can counter them
Enterprise risk management needs to evolve to address mobile risks, and security professionals must architect mobile-specific security.
Whitepaper: How to secure your data in a remote world
Gartner predicts that 80% of worker tasks will take place on a mobile device by 2020.
IoT breaches: Nearly half of businesses still can’t detect them
The Internet of Thing’s (IoT’s) rapid rise to prominence may have compromised its security, if a new report from Gemalto is anything to go by.
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."
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: Everyday network issues PRTG network monitor helps resolve
Your IT infrastructure needs a constant review in order to ensure the health of your system.
IDC creates framework for AI implementation
"Individuals and enterprises need to improve their AI literacy by understanding the level at which AI-enabled automation can result in benefits."
Datto names new CEO as founder steps back
Austin McChord continues as a board member as the former president and COO takes over as CEO.
IDC: Hyperconverged solutions a winning formula for cloud data centres
Hyperconverged solutions can deliver new levels of agility, flexibility, scale and public cloud economics.
Exclusive: The women behind cloud computing
"We’re working towards change, but if women really want to become leaders in cloud computing, they have to stick with it."
Whitepaper: DNS security for dummies
This whitepaper explores the fundamentals of DNS security and outlines some of the major threats you'll face.
CASE STUDY: Prototyping the most ambitious innovation in audio design yet
Central Innovation helped Nura leverage CAD software SOLIDWORKS to refine and prototype the Nuraphone.
Whitepaper: How much is your company’s data really worth?
The most valuable companies in the world are so valued because of the data those companies control.
Top 3 cloud computing predictions – what’s in store for 2019?
Virtustream's Deepak Patil shares his predictions for how cloud computing will evolve in 2019.
Huawei founder publically denies spying allegations
“After all the evidence is made public, we will rely on the justice system.”
How RingCentral aims to expand its customer engagement portfolio
RingCentral announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Connect First.
Exclusive: Why embracing digital workplaces is essential in 2019
"By using various integrations and creating bots within Slack, our teams have extensive visibility across relevant parts of the business, encouraging team collaboration and productivity."
ZTE takes the lead in the global race to 5G
ZTE took the lead in completing the IMT-2020 third phase 5G test for core network performance stability and security function.
Accelerate critical workloads with Lenovo’s new flash offerings
Businesses must continually improve the speed and responsiveness of key business operations if they are to reduce time to market and increase customer satisfaction.
Extreme Makeover: Mission-critical migration edition
Virtustream has shared invaluable advice about how to make the cloud migration experience a less painful one.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
IDC: Relevance is combining strategy, creativity and IT services
IDC reveals the Top 10 Asia/Pacific predictions to impact IT and business services sourcing in 2019 and beyond.
How organisations should shape and plan their digital vision
"It’s important to take the entire organisation into consideration to avoid difficulties such as delays and scalability."
Oracle launches cloud suite for retail sector
Oracle pledges support for digital transformation in the global retail sector with the launch of a new cloud service that centralises back-office elements of store operations.
Whitepaper: Using your data and AI to tighten cybersecurity
ResponSight focuses on two key areas of cybersecurity – threat detection and enterprise risk measurement – and the need for more sophisticated approaches in each.
Why 41% of APAC enterprises remain unaware of object storage
An IDC survey reveals low awareness of object storage among enterprises in APAC.
Whitepaper: How Microsoft aims to redefine mobility
Mobility gives hackers additional opportunities to gain access to your company’s sensitive data, thus your highly confidential information is at risk.
Tesla wants people to hack its Model 3
Tesla is offering white hat hackers what could be the chance of a lifetime – the opportunity to hack one of its Model 3 vehicles.
Reshape to relevance - Accenture’s 2019 consumer survey
Trends for digital voice assistants, extended reality and the over-the-top video market are explored in the latest global consumer survey.
Infographic: How cybercriminals are targeting Kiwis
The New Zealand 2018 Unisys Security Index stands at 138, down 16 points from 154 in 2017.
Understanding consumers' security concerns critical to gaining trust
Data security issues such as identity theft, bank fraud, viruses and hacking are more of a concern than natural disasters or terrorism.
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.
Epson FF-680W: The world's fastest WiFi photo scanner
“There was clearly a need for an ultra-fast and easy scanning solution that enabled people to digitise hard copy photos often stored in albums or boxes.”
Tips for building a safer and more secure flexible workplace
Predictive reporting and real-time location data can optimise your space requirements.
Whitepaper: How to detect and respond to threats faster
This white paper uncovers how UEBA reduces your organisational risk and enables you to respond more quickly to attacks.
A guide to using automation to digitally transform business
The report includes steps to an effective digital transformation, including what the leaders are doing right and what the laggards are doing wrong.
Hands-on review: Crucial 1GB P1 NVMe PCIe 2280 M.2 solid-state drive
Not all solid-state drives are built equal, and not all M.2 solid state drives are built equal, either.