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Shouta
The rise of digital gifting in the workplace
The name itself does most of the explaining; it’s a gift you receive virtually. But a misconception about digital gifts is that they need to be redeemed virtually as well. 
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Cybersecurity
Accenture - a collective security approach a driving factor for cyber resilience
With the approaching Davos World Economic Forum upon us, it is even more imperative to discuss the impact of cybersecurity on business operations leading into the future.
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Artificial Intelligence
IBM study reveals changing sentiments around AI ethics
80% of respondents pointed to a non-technical executive, such as a CEO, as the primary 'champion' for AI ethics, a sharp uptick from 15% in 2018.
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Kacific
Kacific’s Christian Patouraux named CEO of the Year
Telecom Review has named Kacific’s Christian Patouraux as CEO of the Year for Wholesale & Capacity, also acknowledging the company’s overall achievements.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Introducing BillingPlatform
Today, we are joined by BillingPlatform CEO Dennis Wall, who introduces the company and discusses why its offerings are vital to the customer journey.
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Point of Sale / POS
Kiwi fintech CEO awarded honours by Women Icons Network in Asia
A Kiwi fintech founder is making waves in Asia, representing New Zealand female excellence in the technology sector through a global enterprise.
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Cloud
Cloudflare announces new widely available security tools
Cloudflare has announced new updates to its email security offering, including making enterprise-grade email security tools available to any Cloudflare customer.
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Cloud
Splunk names Proofpoint's ex-CEO as new leader and board member
Splunk has named Gary Steele as the company’s new chief executive officer, and as a member of the company’s board of directors, effective April.
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Cloud
ExtraHop CEO retires, IT veteran Patrick Dennis steps in
Dennis will work alongside the ExtraHop executive leadership team to increase the company's current momentum and accelerate operations.
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Cloud
Boomi appoints former Everbridge chief as new CEO
David Meredith will take over the role at the end of January, replacing retiring CEO Chris McNabb.
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Data management
How to manage an increasingly complex business decision-making process
Basing strategic decisions on old data can result in disappointing results and sluggish performance, writes BOARD regional sales manager Siobhan Mahoney.
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Cybersecurity
Patrick Pulvermueller takes the reins as Acronis CEO as company value hits $2.5b
Former CEO Serguei Belloussov will remain on the Acronis board and will also stay on as chief research officer.
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Engineering
Preciseley Microtechnology focuses on 5G, AR/VR, and 3D LiDAR with new executive appointments
Micro-optical technology company, Preciseley Microtechnology, announces three new additions to its executive management team.
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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.
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Cybersecurity
RedShield welcomes new CEO Fabian Partigliani as Andy Prow moves to board role
Fabian Partigliani will commence his position as CEO from 1 July.
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Cloud
Cybersecurity problems are business problems, report finds
"It is crucial that organisations recognise the need to adopt cybersecurity priorities as a central plank in their business strategy, and empower their cybersecurity leaders."
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CEO
Open Systems snaps up new CEO from VMware Carbon Black
Haydon is tasked with building out Open Systems' cybersecurity platform and increasing the company's share of the managed security market.
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Secure access service edge / SASE
Cybersecurity key to business advantage, report finds
"The research showed that CISOs adapted existing strategy, while the pandemic has really opened the eyes and changed the views of CEOs."
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Cloud
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’.
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Health
Former CEO of Kordia, Scott Bartlett, dies at age 40
Bartlett, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished and high-profile tech executives, passed away after a battle with cancer.
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Cloud Services
Umbrellar head of cloud promoted to CEO
Dave Howden has been leading the company’s cloud strategy for the last 3+ years and is now taking the reins for the company’s next steps.
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Unified Communications
8x8 announces change of CEO
Former RingCentral COO David Sipes takes the role of 8x8 CEO as Vik Verma steps down after seven years.
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Health
Kordia CEO resigns to focus on health
"Kordia is truly a better place to work because of Scott. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues at Kordia, and we will continue to support him through his journey.”
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CEO
Exclusive Networks welcomes new CEO Jesper Trolle
Trolle, who is replacing outgoing CEO Olivier Breittmayer, joins Exclusive Networks from ECS Arrow Electronics.