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Artificial Intelligence
New AI-driven optimisation tech for deep neural networks
ENOT, a developer of neural network tools, has released AI-driven optimisation technology for deep neural networks.
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Open source
Snowflake to acquire data application framework Streamlit
Snowflake has announced its intent to acquire Streamlit, enabling global developers and data scientists to mobilise data. 
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Cloudflare
Cloudflare updates serverless platform with new tools and integrations
“We are constantly investing in making the platform the fastest, most flexible and easy to use serverless platform on the market."
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Application Performance Monitoring / APM
Strategy a key driver in 'building vs buying' enterprise apps - Rackspace report
Would enterprises in Asia Pacific rather build applications themselves, or buy them straight off the shelf?
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Low-code
Appian’s APAC partner award winners
The accolades were awarded based on success in helping companies execute business strategies through applications built on the Appian Low-code Automation Platform.
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Partner Programme
OutSystems revamps partner programme
The changes have been made to suit the companies partners including integrators, MSPs, ISVs, and solution providers.
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Public Cloud
Cloudscene develops new pathfinder app for IBM Cloud
Cloud Pathfinder for IBM Cloud facilitates connections to on-ramp providers that offer IBM Cloud Direct Link Services to customers.
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HPE
HPE's new container platform now generally available
"The new HPE Container Platform is designed to help customers as they expand their containerisation deployments, for multiple large-scale Kubernetes clusters with use cases ranging from machine learning to CI / CD pipelines."
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Application cloud
Campana Group partner with NetFoundry on new B2B cloud services
“The partnership with NetFoundry allows Campana and its customers the availability of fast, secure, and efficient access to cloud-based connectivity services which can vastly improve and facilitate the way communications are conducted with business partners."
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Customer experience
Why creating an eco-system of interconnected apps can make your business stronger
​​​​​​​If you’re not growing and nurturing an ecosystem of apps you could be missing out on the opportunity to boost your business by improving customer engagement and experience.
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Cloud Security
Trend Micro debuts security services platform for cloud applications
Trend Micro Cloud One automates and simplifies cloud security to give organisations the flexibility they need to meet their most strategic cloud priorities.
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Outsourcing
FTS Group acquires Galaxy 42
Galaxy 42 is a national consulting business that specialises in providing services to implement, enhance, support and integrate the TechnologyOne application suite.
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Outsourcing
SUSE launches services to facilitate IT transformation journey
With this services portfolio, SUSE is providing services that give customers technical and product expertise.
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Outsourcing
It’s all about partnership: Secrets of success in supporting and improving legacy applications
With the rise of SaaS, the funding to continue to maintain an in-house IT team has been reducing, leaving IT management with the constant pressure to provide more with less.
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Outsourcing
Interview: How Optimation helps organisations step up their innovation game
Many businesses don’t have the in-house expertise needed to sustain or update complex applications that keep up with the evolving expectations and needs of customers.
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Callaghan Innovation
Top tips to deliver better software faster
Ultimately the key to ongoing success in this fast-moving arena is speed. Of course, there are many common pitfalls with software development and delivery that make this difficult.
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DevOps
Three 2019 mainframe industry predictions
Bill Miller presents his three predictions for the coming year in the industry that is the backbone of the expanding digital environment.
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Open source
How AWS Lambda enables sharing common code between functions
Lambda supposedly makes it easy for developers to run code for virtually any type of application or back-end service.
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Coding
How to mitigate and manage open source risks
"If organisations are going to benefit from using open source components, they need to use the right tools to keep their product and customers safe from hackers."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS offers devs tiny autonomous vehicles for machine learning
AWS DeepRacer puts reinforcement to the test - see what other machine learning services AWS now offers.
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Workflow Automation
AWS announces two new Marketplace features
Now customers and marketplace sellers have the ability to use a private marketplace, as well as a dedicated marketplace for containers.
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Digital Marketing
Kiwis being taken for a ride with certification due to SEO fears
A digital marketing agency has noticed that many New Zealand SMEs are paying far too much for SSL certification.
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Coding
The challenges of cloud-based app-dev and how to overcome them
"The public cloud is becoming the natural destination for application development initiatives central to digital transformation."
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Artificial Intelligence
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."