Tech news for NZ's largest enterprises
Vendor of the week:
Intel aims to bring AI to the masses with the Neural Compute Stick 2
“The first-generation Intel Neural Compute Stick sparked an entire community of AI developers into action."
Twitter bots create a third of the world's misinformation
Lies, fake news and misinformation – this is the age of the internet, and Twitter bots are largely responsible for perpetrating it.
Gallery: A tour of the floor at the Red Hat Forum Sydney
Delloite, AWS, Juniper, and more were on display in Sydney to demonstrate and explain how they are helping to move the opensource community forward.
Trade Me receives $2.54 billion takeover bid
“This indicative proposal is subject to a number of conditions, including the completion of due diligence.”
Red Hat names local APAC innovation award winners
ANZ Bank and NZ Customs Service were honoured as Red Hat Innovation Awards APAC 2018 Winners in A/NZ.
IP theft: A global issue catching NZ businesses off guard
“We have this incredible record of innovation in New Zealand. But our innovative businesses haven’t always been meticulous in shoring up their IP."
Why A/NZ organisations need to improve compliance protocols
Only a mere 4% of IT decision makers and data managers surveyed said their organisation faced no data management challenges.
AWS tops all four global markets, APAC a unique case
The order of proceedings remains relatively the same in three of the four major regions for public cloud services providers, but the APAC market is bolstered by the prominence of China.
How artificial intelligence is transforming finance teams
"Organisations using cognitive ergonomics and system design in new AI projects will achieve long-term success four times more often than others.”
Pure Storage launches new cloud data services
“Customers should be able to make infrastructure choices based on what’s best for their environment, not constrained by what the technology can do."
Is self-service BI living up to the hype?
the explosion of data available to a business and self-service BI tools is transforming how everyone works - but is self-service living up to expectations?
What the people say - Gartner’s November Customers’ Choices
A roundup of the latest Gartner Peer Insight Customers’ Choices from Backup and Recovery to Business Intelligence and Analytics, and more.
How organisations can use AI to generate business insights
DataRobot’s automated machine learning enhanced Precision Marketing’s predictive modelling capabilities.
Retail-tech firm Insite AI signs deal with Chemist Warehouse
The firm is also raising $2 million in pre-seed funding.
Paessler protects world’s most precious computing artefacts
Without air conditioning, The National Museum of Computing must keep a close eye on environmental factors like temperature, humidity, and UV light levels.
The security tool conundrum: Can you have too much of a good thing?
Organisations across Asia Pacific are using many different security tools to protect their businesses, but often they have no centralised platform to manage those tools.
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.
How to leverage cloud for data-driven business ops
The next gen of cloud-based data platform services are flexible and cost-effective so even small organisations can unlock data insights.
Whitepaper: Threat detection and risk measurement with machine learning
ResponSight focuses on two key areas of cybersecurity – threat detection and enterprise risk measurement – and the need for more sophisticated approaches in each.
Cyber crisis continues unabated – is ATP the answer?
Statistics on cybercrime certainly makes for grim reading, and that is set to continue unless businesses take measures to stack the odds better in their favour.
Why mobile web could be a secret weapon for strategy
On mobile, a poor user experience is exacerbated and design flaws are magnified.
A roadmap to AI project success
Five keys preparation tasks, and eight implementation elements to keep in mind when developing and implementing an AI service.
Talend and Databricks partner for scalable data solution
The strategic partnership combines unified analytics and data management in the cloud.
WatchGuard’s eight (terrifying) 2019 security predictions
The next evolution of ransomware, escalating nation-state attacks, biometric hacking, Wi-Fi protocol security, and Die Hard fiction becomes reality.
Why the adoption of SAP is growing among SMEs
Small and medium scale enterprises are emerging as lucrative end users for SAP.
Three ways to achieve data security whilst enabling BYOD
"A mobility strategy is now more important than ever before, that said, selecting the right one is often no small task."
Cutting through the noise with AI-driven threat analytics
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
HPE expands AI-driven operations
HPE InfoSight extends select predictive analytics and recommendation capabilities to HPE servers, enabling smarter, self-monitoring infrastructure.
HPE unveils AI-driven operations for ProLiant, Synergy and Apollo servers
With global learning and predictive analytics capabilities based on real-world operational data, HPE InfoSight supposedly drives down operating costs.
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."
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.
Working with normalised SQL Tables – a guide
The goal of this workshop post is to explain a method for working with normalised SQL data in PowerApps.
Increase visibility and productivity with fleet tracking software
Know what’s going on in the field so you can dispatch more efficiently, improve customer service and reduce time spent calling drivers for updates.
Huge vulnerabilities in software supply chain being exploited
A very exposing report has revealed breaches are rising and response times are falling, largely due to shoddy software development practices.
Gartner - Global RPA spending hitting its stride
The biggest adopters of RPA today include banks, insurance companies, utilities and telecommunications companies.
Video conferencing in dire need of simplification, study shows
A Forrester study shows that 84% of companies are using two or more cloud-based video conferencing apps.
What does a risk-free cloud migration look like?
When it comes time to move your business into the cloud, you have be sure you are doing it right - but how will you know what that means?
Mobile Infrastructure market sees fastest growth since 2014
The report from Dell’Oro shows that while the vendor rankings for the top three vendors remained unchanged with Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia leading.
GCSB's CORTEX project scoops iSANZ Award
“I believe this award is particularly significant as it is acknowledgement from our peers in the information security industry and from across the private sector."
Altaro introduces WAN-optimised replication for VMs
"WAN-optimised replication allows businesses to continue working in the case of damage to on-premise servers."
Whitepaper: How to build cloud policies your organisation can stand by
Done right, digital transformation can transform the way governments engage with citizens, make businesses more productive and help non-profits be more effective.
Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution boasts enterprise-class routing enhancements
Riverbed’s solution enables businesses to experience fast, agile and secure access to all applications across the hybrid IT landscape.
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."
Case study: Startup revamps systems with HID mobile access
“We want our clients to have the best experience here. This is the reason why we chose to work with HID Global solutions."
Impact of legacy technologies on threat alert response and cloud adoption among Aus enterprises
Most Australian enterprises today are hamstrung by the same technologies that once helped advance the nation’s IT economy.
Whitepaper: What are the best practices for choosing credential technology?
Have security professionals and end-users evolved alongside credential technology?
Whitepaper: Layering security protection for ransomware defense
As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve in complexity, so too does the pressure to have a thorough, well-thought-out, and automated system.
The features that should be front and centre when evaluating SIEMs
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.
Using SOLIDWORKS CAD to take an idea from prototype to product
Sound pioneer Nura had an ambitious concept to deliver when it raised almost two million dollars via crowdsourcing and then over five million dollars through a seed round.
Enterprises to begin closing their data centres
Dan Hushon predicts next year companies will begin bidding farewell (if they haven't already) to their onsite data centres.
How Sony is using distributed learning to create enterprise AI
The results of this experiment demonstrate that learning/execution carried out using Neural Network Libraries can achieve world-class speeds.
NZ firms lack cybersecurity confidence, HP survey says
Out of 434 of New Zealand’s small and large businesses, only half (50%) feel confident that they would be able to cope if they experienced a significant cybersecurity breach.
Whitepaper: The key to compliance is governing access to data
By implementing a governance-based approach to identity governance, companies can secure their organisation’s sensitive data.
Exclusive: Strengths and limitations of the AWS/Cisco partnership
Iguazio CEO Yaron Haviv discusses whether the partnership really is a 'match made in heaven' and what it means for the industry.
Deloitte bolsters AWS offerings with CloudinIT
“By joining forces we can help even more organisations adopt cloud technologies and put their customers at the heart of their digital agendas.”
Whitepaper: The evolution of physical access control
Despite the enhanced security and convenience that comes from newer options, many organisations are still using outdated and vulnerable access control technology.
Survey: App dev is surging, but how are businesses doing it?
Today “every company is in the software business" to get a competitive edge, and this survey reveals how app dev is affecting IT teams.
How IoT and hybrid cloud will change in 2019
"Traditional VPN software solutions are obsolete for the new IT reality of hybrid and multi-cloud."
'Public cloud is not a panacea' - 91% of IT leaders want hybrid
Nutanix research suggests cloud interoperability and app mobility outrank cost and security for primary hybrid cloud benefits.
Dimension Data nabs three Cisco partner awards
Cisco announced the awards, including APJ Partner of the Year, at a global awards reception during its annual partner conference.
Five major risks of letting shadow IT go unchecked
A department creating its own bespoke IT solution may sound like a good idea, but are the risks really worth it?
Interview: Mobile Mentor CEO shares mobility strategies
“We recognise that mobile speed is ultrafast! We’re not really focused on the competition, but we look to do two things really well."
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.
Data protection is key to building customer trust
"New data compliance rules offer an opportunity for businesses to re-evaluate their processes and improve data management and customer loyalty."
Cisco expands security capabilities of SD-WAN portfolio
Until now, SD-WAN solutions have forced IT to choose between application experience or security.
Making PowerApps work for you, whatever your expertise level
If you are looking to learn some basic coding for applications there are a few things you might want to think about.
Interview: Mobile Mentor’s long term future with Microsoft
Mobile Mentor is Co-Sell Ready: We quizzed founder Denis O’Shea on what the news means for Mobile Mentor, its partnership with Microsoft, and the company’s growth plans for the future.
Rimini Street hits NZ shores with new subsidiary
The third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP has opened a new Auckland-based office and appointed Sean Jones as NZ senior account executive.
Whitepaper: The best way to get insights relevant to your business
A Design Sprint offers a framework for making progress and decisions when you have a new customer proposition.
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.
Exclusive: How the separation of Amazon and AWS could affect the cloud market
"Amazon Web Services is one of the rare companies that can be a market leader but remain ruthlessly innovative and agile."
What does sustainable compliance look like?
Getting an organisation compliant is one thing, keeping it that way is another.
SonicWall secures hybrid clouds by simplifying firewall deployment
Once new products are brought online in remote locations, administrators can manage local and distributed networks.
GDPR compliance: A step-by-step guide
The GDPR affects any company that deals with individuals living in the EU and has very specific requirements for the treatment of their personal
Infographic: Why an outdated unified comms solution hurts your business
Seventy-one percent of IT professionals say their organisations use multiple communication or collaboration solutions unnecessarily.
14 milestones Workday has achieved in 2018
We look into the key achievements of business software vendor Workday this year
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?
The future of privacy: What comes after VPNs?
"75% of VPN users said they are seeking a better solution for cloud networks."
HPE extends cloud-based AI tool InfoSight to servers
HPE asserts it is a big deal as the system can drive down operating costs, plug disruptive performance gaps, and free up time to allow IT staff to innovate.
Tips for building a safer and more secure flexible workplace
Predictive reporting and real-time location data can optimise your space requirements.
Digital Realty opens new AU data centre – and announces another one
On the day that Digital Realty cut the ribbon for its new Sydney data centre, it revealed that it will soon begin developing another one.
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.
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.
Citrix acquires micro app platform Sapho
Sapho’s micro applications improve employee productivity by consolidating access to tools, activities and tasks in a simple and unified work feed.
Making the most out of IPv6 deployment
IPv6 is the latest version of the Internet Protocol, which identifies devices across the internet so they can be located.
How Adobe aims to deliver marketing automation to Kiwi enterprises
“Qrious will enable enterprise customers to get the most out of Adobe Experience Cloud and provide valuable on-the-ground expertise."
Workday customers start deployments to AWS infrastructure
Business software vendor Workday has turned it's previously announced AWS partnership into a reality.
Five secrets – Workday’s 2019 winning formulas
We thoroughly investigate why business software vendor Workday believes 2019 will be their best year yet.
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.
Using analysis to save on IT maintenance costs
Ill-fitting maintenance plans, whether over- or under-prescribed does cost you money - but, with a little analysis you can save a lot.