FSIs use private cloud as 'stepping stone' towards ideal hybrid cloud
50% of financial services organisations (FSI) respondents say they have boosted their investment in hybrid cloud as a direct result of the pandemic.
Majority of professionals believe employers should require proof of COVID vaccination
Hootsuite announces acquisition of SaaS provider Sparkcentral
Confidence in public cloud grows, but challenges persist
Oracle releases new version of converged database
Teradata Vantage arrives on Microsoft Azure Marketplace
What, no crystal balls? Public Trust moves to dynamic forecasting
Microsoft to launch dedicated cloud service for retail sector
Microsoft Cloud for Retail is designed specifically to help retailers turn data into insights through various Microsoft services.
Microsoft: new Surface Pro 7+ for Business, 85” Hub to start shipping
The newest Surface model includes an LTE option for those who need mobile connectivity.
Lenovo announces smart glasses and OLED for Yoga 7i Pro
The new ThinkReality A3 smart glasses are designed for enterprise or industrial use for various AR use cases.
Avaya brings AWS AI, machine learning intelligence to OneCloud CCaaS
Avaya has joined the AWS Partner Network as an AWS Select Technology Partner.
Avolution a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools
This is the fourth year in a row that the company has been placed as a Leader in this Magic Quadrant.
Emotet remains leading malware in global threat index
The malware has impacted 7% of organisations globally, following a spam campaign which targeted more than 100,000 users per day during the holiday season.
Fujitsu develops behavioural recognition tech, completes world first
Fujitsu Laboratories has developed technology designed to achieve the world’s most accurate recognition of complex actions and behaviours based on skeleton data.
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
Workplace for Facebook rolls out two new broadcast capabilities
Workplace from Facebook has rolled out a couple of new services designed to help businesses and their employees navigate hybrid working and lockdown periods.
Lenovo extends carbon offset service to APAC
Companies can choose offsets from selected United Nations-approved eco-friendly projects from around the globe when purchasing selected products.
Pega acquires speech analytics firm Qurious.io
Qurious.io uses artificial intelligence to help customer service employees deal with customers.
Microservices-based applications rely on key-value or NoSQL databases - study
“The change of application architecture into microservices significantly impacts the data layer supporting these services."
COVID: A/NZ businesses unprepared in business continuity planning
"Creating a flexible, digitally-enabled, and highly-engaged workforce could prove to be the most crucial element for future business continuity planning."
The 5 biggest decisions for business leaders in 2021, according to Gartner
Focusing on the role of HR leaders within the organisation, Gartner has highlighted five future of work decisions that must be made in 2021 if businesses want to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Samsung Electronics names new Southeast Asia & Oceania boss
“I am pleased to return to Southeast Asia and Oceania, and lead one of the vibrant leading hubs for Samsung Electronics globally."
Oracle releases APEX platform as a service
The low-code app development platform is now available as a standalone managed cloud service.
Red Hat to acquire Kubernetes-native security provider StackRox
Red Hat will further expand its security offering, adding StackRox's complementary capabilities to strengthen integrated security across its open hybrid cloud portfolio.
SaaS banking 'unicorn' Mambu eyes APAC expansion
This latest funding round was backed by TCV, which is a capital investment firm that has backed the likes of Airbnb, Expedia, LinkedIn, Netflix, and Zillow.
Six digital transformation trends to watch in 2021
During 2021, CIOs will have to work throughout their organisations and apply digital technologies and data to unlock new business opportunities, writes Cohesity head of systems engineering A/NZ Derek Cowan.
UPDATED: RBNZ ascribes data breach to third-party file sharing service
“The nature and extent of information that has been potentially accessed is still being determined, but it may include some commercially and personally sensitive information,” says RBNZ Governor.
The current state of ransomware — and its future
Discoveries made by analysts at Sophos have unearthed a new development: ransomware code appears to have been shared across ‘families’, and some of the ransomware groups seemed to work in collaboration more than in competition with one another.
Google completes $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit
It comes after the European Commission announced its approval of the acquisition late last month, with the condition that the search engine giant would not use Fitbit health data to target ads to users in the European Union.
The six critical factors for a successful data science project
Despite the significant value that data science can deliver, there are still some significant hurdles that need to be overcome, writes Snowflake vice president of sales for APAC, Peter O'Connor.
F5 to pay US$500m for edge app platform vendor
Aims to leverage the acquisition of Volterra to create an edge 2.0 platform for enterprises and service providers.
BackupAssist partners with Wasabi for greater cyber-resilience
This partnership provides customers with an up to 80% less expensive solution that is faster than the competition for achieving enterprise-grade cyber-resilience, the company states.
A/NZ embraces creative leadership for business success - Adobe report
Adobe concludes that plenty of respondents are creative leaders (60%), but only a few achieved the title of ‘visionary’ (13%).
Cybersecurity strategies must involve every part of the organisation - study
In the past year, a third of the breaches incorporated social engineering techniques and the cost of a breach caused by a human error averaged to $3.33 million.
Frost & Sullivan: “Massive growth” ahead for 5G enterprise market
To support future applications, enterprises should explore 5G capabilities to serve their wireless connectivity requirements, the company says.
AWS announces global expansion of AWS CCI Solutions
With AWS CCI, we wanted to make it easy for customers who use different contact center providers to add AI and achieve new levels of operational efficiency."
ECI launches new data collection agent for FMAudit
The DCA software application collects critical meter, performance and supply-level data from multi-function print devices for FMAudit users across APAC regions.
Hitachi Vantara makes play at midsized market with latest offerings
Hitachi Vantara has announced the expansion of its E Series line of high performance NVMe all-flash arrays, additions to the HNAS family of NAS solutions, and introduced the Hitachi Virtual Storage as a Service aimed at midsized enterprises.
Three keys to keep remote workforce operational: VPNs, SaaS apps, and internet health
In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in what is effectively the largest work-from-home experiment ever conducted in human history. For many organisations, this has brought forward plans they had for digital transformation.
SES Networks and Southern Cross Cables bring better internet to the Pacific
“This cooperation with Southern Cross is of utmost importance because it truly shows the complementary nature of satellite and undersea cable networks."
Nureva conferencing system now Teams certified
The system uses a combination of cameras and ’8192 virtual microphones’ which capture sound in all areas of a room.
Former VMware COO jumps ship to Nutanix as new CEO; VMware begins litigation
Former VMware COO Rajiv Ramaswami has been caught up in litigation from his former employer, which alleges that he breached contractual obligations after jumping ship to Nutanix as its new CEO.
VMware chief to take the reins at Intel as new CEO
In a tweet, Gelsinger describes his time at VMware as ‘incredible, and life-changing’.
Zoom grows hybrid workforce customer base with 1 million phone seats
It reached the milestone shortly before the company's two-year anniversary of the product's general availability.
Can an organisation’s data achieve its full potential?
The key to innovating with data lies in integration, states Qlik.
LogRhythm buys out MistNet to bolster analytics capabilities
LogRhythm says its aim is to bring stronger levels of machine learning-based detection and response.