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Cloud
Automation a point of difference for APJ enterprises - report
There has been a massive shift in which departments are using automation tools and creating those automations, according to Workato.
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Digital Transformation
Automic Group launches new market-leading functionality
Automic Group sets its sights on registry industry transformation with an investment in technology, senior hires, and business growth. 
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Artificial Intelligence
Global port operator shifts to Rimini Street for SAP
Global port operator ICTSI has switched to Rimini Street to deliver its global ERP system and enable business growth.
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Digital Transformation
Appian platform helping Horizon Power digitally transform
Appian has announced that Horizon Power is now using the Appian low-code platform to power its digital transformation program.
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Workflow Automation
How workflow automation can accelerate business growth
Human error can be one of the most insidious barriers to business growth. Manual processes that rely on people to perform them can create issues that easily go undetected.
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Customer experience
New study finds CX automation enables businesses to double revenue growth
The study found that growth is fuelled by businesses more than doubling their new leads year over year, with a reported 110% increase in new leads and a 94% increase in conversions compared to the previous year.
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Cloud
Fastly brings on first ever head of channel and partnerships for A/NZ region
Based in Sydney, Alan Chan will be responsible for further developing the Fastly channel in line with the company’s growth strategies across Australia and New Zealand, the company states.
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Digital Transformation
Digital transformation and talent shortages cited as top challenges for IT departments
“Employees are working differently than they have in years before, and we’ll continue to see an evolution of how people work as we move into the future and beyond the pandemic."
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Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks announces improved partner program for 2022
“Juniper Networks is a partner-centric company, and the investments we’ve made in the program for 2022 will accelerate our strong partnerships and continue us all on the path of hyper-growth.”
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Gartner
Gartner: More than half of digital government programs failing to scale
“Citizens expect results, they are not interested in effort."
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Cloud
OpenText again named a leader in the IDC MarketScape report
For the second time, OpenText has announced it's been named a Leader in the 2021 IDC MarketScape report. 
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Orca Security
Orca Security raises $550m, extends platform and global footprint
Orca Security has raised $550 million in its extended Series C fundraising round led by Temasek, an investment company headquartered in Singapore. The round boosted its valuation 50% in seven months to $1.8 billion.
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Cloud
UiPath predicts billion dollar growth for RPA in lead up to 2025
The UiPath-commissioned IDC whitepaper states that the economic benefits expected by the use of RPA software by UiPath customers will grow from $7 billion worldwide in 2021 to $55 billion in 2025.
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Cloud
Automation the secret to hyper growth
The secret to growth is creating 1:1 experiences at scale using automation. 
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Business Intelligence / BI
The majority of ANZ businesses believe observability is essential, only a handful use it
While 92% of ANZ respondents believe observability is essential and strategic to their business, only 25% have fully developed observability practices. 
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Startup
Six60 backed Sidehustle app launches - the social marketplace app for entrepreneurs
Sidehustle Ecommerce launches Sidehustle, a social marketplace app where brands and individuals can buy, sell and rent items, and find and list jobs.
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Cloud
IronNet and LGL complete merger, look to bring cyber defence to global market
“We are excited to complete this business combination, which will position IronNet to truly transform and scale cyber defence for more organisations around the world."
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Cloud
Databricks officially valued at $38 billion following latest funding round
"This marks a thrilling new chapter that will allow us to accelerate our pace of innovation and further invest in the success of data-driven organisations on their journey to the lakehouse.”
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Cloud
ConnectWise expands APAC-focused team, extends partner support
The roles will also provide locally-based support for partners, expanding the footprint of ConnectWise significantly across Australia and New Zealand.
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Workforce technology
WorkForce Software increases revenue by 300% in APAC region
According to the company, the majority of new or existing customers contributing to revenue growth were seeking digital solutions to bridge the COVID-19-amplified gap between the workforce experience of employers and employees.
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Funding
Dovetail raises $5m, continues to innovate in customer research space
"Dovetail is a rare company - a product-obsessed team, two founders who build, and sweat every detail, and a business that requires very little capital to scale because of its product-led growth model."
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Cloud
MYOB acquires enterprise solutions partners Axsys and Exobiz
According to the company, these acquisitions will play a key role in the development of MYOB’s recently announced direct sales and service channel for mid-market customers.
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commercetools
Interview: commercetools explores the realities of the 'commerce possibilities chasm'
“If you don’t innovate and evolve your business, your storefront will lose out to competitors and customer loyalty will be eroded over time. Amazon’s success in Australia is an example."
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Cloud
Wiise shakes up leadership team in preparation for new phase of growth
Wiise has appointed an ex-Dropbox exec as its new CEO and brought on a new head of sales and channel, with both focused on accelerating growth for the company.