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Digital Transformation
Finance, HR and IT leaders working to close acceleration gap
In the report titled 'Closing the Acceleration Gap: Toward Sustainable Digital Transformation', Workday sought to understand the pace of digital transformation.
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Digital Transformation
Flowingly raises $4.5m for automation, workflow efficiency
NZ-based software company Flowingly has raised $4.5 million in Pre-Series A funding, which the company says it will use to continue its global expansion.
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Viatek
Viatek Technology achieves notable security certifications
The certifications confirm the company adheres to the latest Information Security Management System for data, info systems and computer networks.
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Information Technology
IT issues resurface as 100,000 migrants eligible for fast-track residency
An estimated 100,000 migrants can apply for fast-tracked residence from today - though IT problems have stopped some being able to.
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KnowBe4
50% of employees use unauthorised file services for work
KnowBe4 has released a new report showing half of the employees at shadow IT companies use unauthorised file services to complete their work.
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Digital Transformation
Nipa Cloud chooses Juniper to fast-track digital transformation
Cloud services provider Nipa has chosen AI-driven networks vendor Juniper to accelerate digital transformation across Thailand's businesses.
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Dicker Data
Dicker Data to acquire Hills security and IT division
Dicker Data has announced it has entered into a conditional BSA to acquire the Security and Information Technology distribution division of Hills in Australia.
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Cybersecurity
MATRIXX and Google Cloud team up to take on customer privacy
Software company MATRIXX will be partnering with Google Cloud to facilitate the use of its cloud-native MATRIXX Digital Commerce Platform.
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Digital Transformation
ConnectWise launches new virtual community for partners
Revered software company ConnectWise has announced a collaborative platform for its partners.
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Cyber attacks
IT and comms top sectors targeted by cyber criminals, AI provides a solution
“Over the last 12 months, it is clear that attackers are relentlessly trying to access the networks of trusted suppliers in the IT and communications sector."
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Microsoft
Skykick announces upgrade to address over 2000 hours of lost time for ITSPs
Information technology service providers are losing thousands of hours every year due to needless cloud administration, according to SkyKick.
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Information Technology
IntegrationWorks launches OT to IT networks connector
PI Historian on MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform connects operational technology networks with information technology networks.
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Information Technology
IT sector leads S&P 500 charge - GlobalData
The IT industry did well in the S&P 500 index, where the industry accounted for 14.2% of the index constituents as of 31 January this year.
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Information Technology
Mind Lab at MOTAT hosting event to promote young women in tech
Gender diversity in the tech industry is a hot topic around the world, but it’s one that New Zealand is looking to tackle head on.
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Digital Transformation
Companies seeking digital transformation should focus on people
Tech Leaders NZ says while digitl transformation is rife among companies in NZ, there is a lack of focus on the biggest assets.
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Artificial Intelligence
New report identifies top digital investment trends for 2019
There are countless trends emerging in IT, but Virtusa xLabs has identified what it believes will be the 10 most influential.
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ICT
2018 New Zealand CIO Awards - all the winners from the night + gallery
The Awards recognise New Zealand’s brightest individuals and teams who have shown leadership, innovation, and foresight through their contributions.
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Cybersecurity
How IT executive roles are shifting in this cloud-first era
With 2018 now well underway, it’s interesting to think about the high-level trends at work in the world of corporate technology.
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Startup
McDonalds IT celebrates 10 years - Wellington a 'great place' for start-ups
McDonald started his company on his own in Wellington a decade ago to focus mainly on SMBs and now has two offices with further expansion plans.
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Digital Transformation
Taiwan government clear on mission to lead world in IT development with CeBIT
Taiwan is the world’s largest chipmaker, responsible for close to a quarter of the world’s semiconductor chip production.
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Cybersecurity
Information and operational tech must be converged now, study says
Information technology and operational technology need to converge to improve information security for the future, an ISACA and ISA joint study finds.
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Innovation
Canterbury's time to shine in New Zealand's tech economy
Canterbury is one of New Zealand's strong up-and-coming tech hubs, according to Canterbury Tech, the industry body for Christchurch tech companies.
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Cybersecurity
Tenable Network Security takes off with top cyber security award
“As security concerns remain a top priority for businesses worldwide, Tenable is excited to be part of the growing security community in Australia."
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Employment
Skills shortage continues as unemployment rates increase
The rapidly changing world is creating an apparent paradox where unemployment figures are rising while employers struggle to find skilled workers.