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Data
MYOB improves data visibility and user access with Snowflake
"Solutions such as Snowflake allow us to better understand our customers and make evidence-based decisions on what features work best for them."
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Cloudera
Overcoming hybrid and multi-cloud challenges to drive innovation
Driven by improvements in technology, financial services companies have advanced both internal and external systems and processes, with the likes of digitisation, personalisation and risk management redefining the industry.
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trust
Consumers want personalisation, but don't trust brands with their data
Customers expect personalisation during every brand interaction but they don't trust brands to keep their personal data secure and to use it responsibly. 
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Collaboration
IT and security team collaboration crucial to data security
Many IT and security decision makers are not collaborating as effectively as possible to address growing cyber threats.
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Data
How a single mandate changed software development forever
There’s conjecture about exactly when it was issued and by whom, but a mandate made twenty years ago is continuing to shape the software development process today.
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Open source
DataStax secures US$115 million to fund database expansion
DataStax has secured US$115 million in funding, which it will use to develop and expand its Astra DB multi-cloud database and Astra Streaming service globally.
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Orbital Insight
Orbital Insight solution set to drive better data-driven decisions
The company says the new Site Intelligence solution will provide granular visibility, behaviour analytics and deep insights about customers and competitors at any location. 
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Ransomware
Rapid7 report examines use of double extortion ransomware attacks
New insight into how attackers think when carrying out cyber attacks, along with further analysis of the disclosure layer of double extortion ransomware attacks, has come to light.
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Cloud
SnapLogic improves Intelligent Integration Platform
SnapLogic has released new features and improvements to its Intelligent Integration Platform, which will allow IT, data and business teams to make select processes faster and more straightforward.
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Collaboration
Informatica expands data capabilities partnership with Snowflake
“Informatica and Snowflake’s deep partnership and joint innovations are critical for customers who are looking to drive value from their data."
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Customer data platform
Adobe updates CDP, puts first-party data front and centre
Adobe has updated its customer data platform (CDP), Adobe Real-Time CDP, to help brands transition from third-party cookies to first-party data.
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Cloud
Dynatrace named Leader in Gartner’s 2022 Magic Quadrant
Gartner has named Dynatrace a Leader in the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability.
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Cloud
Cisco launches AppDynamics Cloud for greater performance
Cisco has launched AppDynamics Cloud, enabling the delivery of better digital experiences by correlating telemetry data from across any cloud environment at scale.
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Multi Cloud
Multicloud complexity and related costs on the rise
As multicloud complexity and the related costs are on the rise, the friction leads to data lock-in, and the resulting loss of business value.
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Artificial Intelligence
Databricks announces new offering for Unity Catalog
Databricks has significantly expanded data governance capabilities on the lakehouse by unveiling data lineage for Unity Catalog.
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Cybersecurity
Snowflake launches new cybersecurity workload for the data cloud
Snowflake has announced the launch of a new cybersecurity workload that enables cybersecurity teams to better protect their enterprises with the data cloud. 
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Infrastructure
New Uptime analysis highlights worsening downtime costs and consequences
New data from Uptime Institute has found that downtime costs and consequences are worsening as those involved in data infrastructure fail to find ways to curb outages.
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Privacy Commissioner
Aotearoa gets a new Privacy Commissioner: Michael Webster replaces John Edwards
Michael Webster, who is currently the Secretary of the Cabinet, will step into the Privacy Commissioner role on 5 July 2022.
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Denodo
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Denodo
We last spoke with Denodo in 2020 about the company's growth in the data virtualisation space. Today we discuss the evolution of data maturity and other new updates from the company.
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Healthcare
SnapLogic launches Accelerator for Amazon HealthLake
SnapLogic has launched Accelerator to allow healthcare and life sciences organisations to turn raw data into healthcare-related insights and actions.
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Customer Loyalty
How to implement an effective and personalised loyalty program
There’s no doubt about it – incorporating a robust customer loyalty program in almost any consumer-facing business can pay off.
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Payroll
Automating payroll to manage complexity and minimise compliance risks
Payroll is arguably one of the most sensitive areas of a business. Ensuring all employees are paid on time, correctly, and according to their entitlements while maintaining confidentiality is essential.
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Liquidation
Longstanding Kiwi field service contractor files for liquidation
IndeServe, a longstanding local service contractor that has worked with companies including IBM, Fujitsu and Datacom, has voluntarily filed for liquidation.
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Orbital Insight
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Orbital Insight
Orbital Insight is a geospatial analytics company, and Mike joins us today to tell us a little bit about the company’s role in the APAC market and future plans.