Technology news for New Zealand's largest enterprises
Protecting organisations against internal fraud
Most companies tend to take a basic approach that focuses on numbers and compliance, without much room for grey areas or negotiation.
Why organisations need to implement information management solutions
“Information and the speed at which it flows throughout an organisation is a key determinant of business success."
Accenture 'largest Oracle Cloud integrator in A/NZ'
Accenture has bought out Oracle Software-as-a-Service provider PrimeQ, which now makes Accenture the largest Oracle Cloud systems integrator in Australia and New Zealand.
Telesmart to deliver Cloud Calling for Microsoft Teams
The integration will allow Telesmart’s Cloud Calling for Microsoft Teams to natively enable external voice connectivity from within Teams collaborative workflow environment.
Jade Software & Ambit take chatbots to next level of AI
“Conversation Agents present a huge opportunity to increase customer and employee engagement in a cost-effective manner."
How to keep network infrastructure secure and available
Two OVH executives have weighed in on how network infrastructure and the challenges in that space will be evolving in the coming year.
White box losing out to brands in 100 GE switching market
H3C, Cisco and Huawei have all gained share in the growing competition in the data centre switching market.
Gartner names newcomer Exabeam a leader in SIEM
The vendor landscape for SIEM is evolving, with recent entrants bringing technologies optimised for analytics use cases.
52mil users affected by Google+’s second data breach
Google+ APIs will be shut down within the next 90 days, and the consumer platform will be disabled in April 2019 instead of August 2019 as originally planned.
How Fujitsu aims to tackle digitalisation and the data that comes with it
Fujitsu CELSIUS workstations aim to be the ideal platform for accelerating innovation and data-rich design.
Genesys PureCloud generates triple-digit revenue growth year on year
In Australia and New Zealand, the company boosted PureCloud revenue by nearly 100%.
Symantec releases neural network-integrated USB scanning station
Symantec Industrial Control System Protection Neural helps defend against USB-borne cyber attacks on operational technology.
SingleSource scores R&D grant to explore digital identity over blockchain
Callaghan Innovation has awarded a $318,000 R&D grant to Auckland-based firm SingleSource, a company that applies risk scoring to digital identity.
QNAP launches a new hybrid structure NAS
"By combining AMD Ryzen processors with a hybrid storage structure and 10GbE SFP+ connectivity, the system packs performance into a compact 1U frame."
Tensions on the rise after Huawei CFO arrest
“Recently our corporate CFO, Meng Wanzhou, was provisionally detained by the Canadian authorities on behalf of the United States of America."
Whitepaper: Three changes that will make security teams more effective
Organisations are spending more and more money on cybersecurity preventive measures, yet the breaches seem to keep increasing.
How Schneider Electric aims to simplify IT management
With IT Expert, Schneider Electric aims to ensure secure, vendor agnostic, wherever-you-go monitoring and visibility of all IoT-enabled physical infrastructure assets.
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.
JASK prepares for global rollout of their AI-powered ASOC platform
The JASK ASOC platform automates alert investigations, supposedly freeing the SOC analyst to do what machines can’t.
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.
HPE and Jungla partner to bring AI medical care to patients
HPE is collaborating with researchers in life sciences and clinical medicine to explore AI technology’s potential to transform multiple areas of the industry.
5c more per share: Trade Me bidding war heats up
Another bidder has entered the bidding arena as the potential sale of Trade Me kicks up a notch.
Company-X celebrates ranking on Deloitte's Fast 500 Asia Pacific
Hamilton-based software firm Company-X has landed a spot on Deloitte Technology’s Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2018 ranking - for the second year in a row.
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.
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.
How Philips IT solutions are reinventing healthcare
Philips has a dream of completely interconnected healthcare system that offers the right information at the right time, as health knows no bounds so why should healthcare?
UNSW partners with Adobe to transform its digital ecosystem
UNSW aims to boost its existing set of marketing, web, and media analytics tools.
Is your SD-WAN solution leaving you vulnerable?
Providing direct internet access to cloud-based applications has made deploying new security strategies designed for the distributed enterprise critical.
Report finds GCSB in compliance with NZ rights
The Inspector-General has given the GCSB its compliance tick of approval for the fourth year in a row.
Healthcare without barriers: The leading edge of technology
Healthcare. It’s often on the leading-edge of science & technology – or at least when financing and regulation work in its favour.
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.
How AI can fundamentally change the business landscape
“This is an extremely interesting if not pivotal time to discuss how AI is being deployed and leveraged, both in business and at home.”
Samsung, Qualcomm and Verizon demonstrate 5G NR data connection
The test used Samsung’s commercial 5G NR and 4G LTE equipment to deliver the 5G NR data transmission using Verizon’s 28 GHz spectrum.
Data Exchange Networks achieves world-first
After receiving a new Uptime Institute award, DXN is now the first modular data centre developer in the world equipped to blend different standards.
Juniper simplifies data integration to improve threat detection
Updates to the Juniper Advanced Threat Prevention Appliances leverage third-party firewalls and security data sources.
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.
CASE STUDY: How Ricoh avoided disruption by meeting changing business needs
Ricoh Hong Kong is a document management solutions and IT services provider that needed to evolve its product portfolio to be more dynamic and agile.
HID Global’s new ID card printer breaks speed records
HID Global has unveiled a new ID card retransfer printer that truly sets the bar for speed by halving the current industry standard.
CASE STUDY: From document manager to SaaS provider in a cloud era
Find out how Ricoh implemented a hybrid, multi-cloud deployment to secure its new SaaS applications.
Digital transformation drives demand for tech professionals across NZ
"A good employer will ensure they provide suitable training and development for their top candidates, not just from a technical perspective but also from a soft skill perspective."
Why digital trust is crucial for your digital transformation
Business leaders can wait and be forced to respond to market change, or they can embrace digital and lead market change themselves.
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.
Whitepaper: The 2018 Unisys security index
Globally security concerns among individuals continue to hold at the highest level ever recorded.
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.
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.
Cylance makes APIs available in endpoint detection offering
Extensive APIs enable security teams to more efficiently view, enrich, and contextualise real-time intelligence collected at the endpoint to keep systems secure.
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: 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.
Why the future of IT infrastructure is always on and always available
As more organisations embrace digital business, infrastructure and operations leaders will need to evolve their strategies and skills to keep up.
SolarWinds adds SDN monitoring support to network management portfolio
SolarWinds announced a broad refresh to its network management portfolio, as well as key enhancements to the Orion Platform.
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."
Palo Alto Networks integrates RedLock and VM-Series with AWS Security Hub
AWS Security Hub is designed to provide users with a comprehensive view of their high-priority security alerts and compliance status.
HPE to supply tech to Formula E racing team
“At HPE, we believe the future belongs to the fast, and we’re focused on accelerating what’s next for enterprises, including in the world of auto racing."
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.
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.
Phishing: It's all too easy on mobile devices
A single errant tap moves an attacker closer to your data.
Capitalising on exponential IT
"Exponential IT must be a way of life, not just an endpoint."
How Cloudera aims to accelerate the industrialisation of AI
“Making teams more productive is essential to scaling machine learning capabilities in the enterprise."
HPE announces financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018
“As we close my first fiscal year as CEO, I am incredibly proud of where we stand in the marketplace."
Gartner names Proofpoint Leader in enterprise information archiving
The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Modernising ERP systems can help organisations comply with GDPR
“Organisations need to look for modern ERP systems that are specifically designed with GDPR in mind."
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."
QNAP introduces new 10GbE and Thunderbolt 3 NAS series
The new series is supposedly an all-in-one NAS solution for file storage, backup, sharing, synchronisation and centralised management.
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.
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.
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.
Why total visibility is the key to zero trust
Over time, the basic zero trust model has evolved and matured into what Forrester calls the Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem.
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.
Whitepaper: What are the best practices for choosing credential technology?
Have security professionals and end-users evolved alongside credential technology?
Different approach to malware detection needed – VMware
Security needs to move away from the traditional approach of chasing after arbitrary forms of malware.
3 key points to securing your digital transformation journey
In this report Unisys details three key areas focus on when implementing a successful digital transformation as with every opportunity comes risk.
Gartner names LogRhythm leader in SIEM solutions
Security teams increasingly need end-to-end SIEM solutions with native options for host- and network-level monitoring.
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
Whitepaper: DNS security for dummies
This whitepaper explores the fundamentals of DNS security and outlines some of the major threats you'll face.
Platform9 aims to allow enterprises to run Kubernetes instantly
Snapfish, HPE, and Juniper use Platform9’s hybrid cloud solution to deliver a modern cloud infrastructure-as-a-service experience.
Vertiv’s 5 most noteworthy data centre trends for 2019
Vertiv has placed particular emphasis on edge computing being the ‘epicentre’ of innovation in the data centre space.
Pitfalls to avoid when configuring cloud firewalls
Flexibility and granularity of security controls is good but can still represent a risk for new cloud adopters that don’t recognise some of the configuration pitfalls.
Is the on-premises data centre really going to ‘die’?
Gartner certainly thinks so, as it expects the sheer majority of enterprises to have binned their on-premises facility by 2025.
Whitepaper: How to protect your business from insider threats
Critical data has moved to the cloud and employees are able to access it from any network, wherever they are in the world.
SAP provides partners with free access to their cloud platform
“Now that over 3,700 SAP partners have joined our cloud strategy, the free resources will help them accelerate application development."
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.
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.
CERT NZ highlights rise of unauthorised access incidents
“In one case, the attacker gained access and tracked the business’s emails for at least six months. They gathered extensive knowledge of the business’s billing cycles."
How IT leaders can best utilize secure SD-WAN
SD-WAN solutions effectively support WAN services, giving IT teams the ability to empower employees and optimise business processes.
Keeping up with rapid change: Developing PoC initiatives to drive continuous improvement and efficiency
"While Intelligent Automation is merely a tool, it offers much more than a simple transfer of tasks from man to machine."
Infographic: How cybercriminals are targeting Kiwis
The New Zealand 2018 Unisys Security Index stands at 138, down 16 points from 154 in 2017.
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.
Preparing for the future of work – growing big ideas from small spaces
We’ve all seen it: our offices are changing from the traditional four walls - to no walls. A need to reduce real estate costs is a key driver, as is enabling a more diverse and agile workforce.
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.
What does sustainable compliance look like?
Getting an organisation compliant is one thing, keeping it that way is another.
Whitepaper: Mobility you can trust
Mobility gives hackers additional opportunities to gain access to your company’s sensitive data, thus your highly confidential information is at risk.
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.
Tech savvy and business smart: The rising demand for soft skills in IT
"There is a growing desire among employers for a different type of data scientist, one that can talk both technology and business."
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.
Tips for building a safer and more secure flexible workplace
Predictive reporting and real-time location data can optimise your space requirements.
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.
Bridge partners with HR3 to drive employee development
Bridge helps organisations better develop employees by providing them with the tools they need to grow in their jobs, master critical skills and learn from managers and mentors.