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Cloud
NetApp announces winners of APAC Partner Excellence Awards
These awards recognise partners that have demonstrated success in delivering new cloud experiences, unlocking greater business value for their customers.
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APAC
Aqua Security launches cloud native security SaaS in APAC
Aqua Security has announced the general availability of cloud native security SaaS in Singapore, serving the broader APAC region.
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APAC
Digital resilience big concern for 95% of APAC businesses
A10 Networks finds of the 250 APAC businesses surveyed, 95% of them are very concerned about all aspects of enterprise digital resilience.
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DDoS
F5 launches DDoS scrubbing centres in Sydney and Melbourne
F5 says the two new scrubbing centres in Australia have been launched in response to growing demand across A/NZ.
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Alipay
Unlimint and Alipay+ to improve payments for one billion customers
Unlimint says this partnership will enable the company to better reach the more than one billion users of digital payment tools brought by Alipay+.
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BPC
APAC to be the fastest-growing cashless region - report
BPC and Kapronasia's new report finds cashless transactions in APAC will rise by 109% from 2020 to 2025, while global cashless payments will triple by 2030.
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rapidMATION
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from rapidMATION
Today we are joined by rapidMATION CEO Shaun Leisegang, who talks about how rapidMATION's innovative solutions can help businesses thrive on their automation journeys.
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APAC
Top data and tech challenges for APAC banks - report
InterSystems’ new report finds that 87% of A/NZ banks experience frustrations and concerns in using their data to drive decision-making.
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Cloud
GapMaps Live to improve brand decisions on physical locations
GapMaps has released its latest service GapMaps Live, giving more insights and features to help brands make better decisions about physical locations.
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Surveillance
i-PRO releases smallest AI-based surveillance camera on the market
The new i-PRO mini network camera is now available, with a pocket-sized form factor and full AI analytics functionality.
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Ransomware
APAC organisations fail to disclose ransomware breaches
85% of organisations in APAC were breached by ransomware at least once in the past five years, but only 28% publicly disclosed the incident.
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Vectra AI
Vectra’s inaugural Partner of the Year Awards revealed
APAC companies Baidam, Firmus, ShellSoft and Macnica have been recognised in Vectra AI's inaugural Partner of the Year Awards.
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Cybersecurity
More than 40% of banks worried about cloud security - report
Publicis Sapient's new report finds security and the lack of cloud skills and internal understanding of business benefits are big obstacles for banks moving to the cloud.
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Digital Transformation
The Huawei APAC conference kicks off with digital transformation
More than 1500 people from across APAC have gathered for the Huawei APAC Digital Innovation Congress to explore the future of digital innovation.
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Sisense
Data and analytics could be key to higher selling prices in APAC
Sisense's latest report has found that almost half of data professionals in APAC think customised data and analytics can create better selling prices for their products.
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Gaming
Mastercard users can now use rewards points in gaming
Mastercard has launched Mastercard Gamer Xchange (MGX), allowing APAC consumers to convert their rewards points into gaming currency.
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Wasabi Technologies
Wasabi opens new cloud storage in Australia with Equinix
Wasabi Technologies has opened a new hot cloud storage region in Sydney, Australia, using Equinix services. This is the company's 12th global storage region.
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Artificial Intelligence
ANU and Seeing Machines to use AI to improve driver safety
The Australian National University and Seeing Machines have won a grant to develop AI systems monitor human behaviour while driving.
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Training
HubSpot launches 'The Great Upskill' week to inspire learning
Brands across APAC including Google ANZ, MessageMedia, Meltwater, Seismic and Aircall, will give their employees a full workday to dedicate to upskilling.
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Telstra
Telstra’s new subsea cable to connect APAC and the US
Telstra says the first direct subsea cable to connect Australia with the US will offer low latency and a massive 72Tbps of capacity.
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APAC
Odaseva expands in APAC and UK with more security features
Odaseva, a data platform for Salesforce, is establishing new headquarters in London as well as a new data center in India.
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Power / Energy
ESP acquires BraveGen in bid for energy efficiency
New Zealand company ESP has acquired BraveGen, to create what it says is the country's largest energy efficiency and sustainability solutions business.
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Tech Data
Tech Data to use Pluribus Networks’ cloud solutions in APAC
Tech Data says using Pluribus Networks' Unified Cloud Fabric solution will be a "game-changer" for its data center infrastructure customers and partners.
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Telecommunications
APAC spending on telecom services grew by $11 billion - IDC
The IDC says spending on telecommunications and pay-TV services in APAC jumped from $494 billion to $505 billion last year, following global trends.