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Unified Communications
Zscaler launches 'digital experience' solution for better unified comms
"Zscaler Digital Experience addresses the three biggest challenges that prevent seamless collaboration for the hybrid workforce: siloed user data, limited legacy monitoring tools, and a lack of analytics and workflows."
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SaaS
The cloud shift: connecting data silos and taming SaaS sprawl
To get the most out of their enterprise data assets, IT teams need to equip themselves with the right tools to connect every application across the organisation.
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SaaS
Productiv redefines employee experience with SaaS Intelligence solution
Productiv’s solution is designed to give IT departments visibility into app usage, spend and compliance, enable greater automation of workflows and policies, and help teams to create personalised experiences.
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Cloud
Apple reveals new productivity features for the iPhone, iPad and Mac
Apple has updated its iWork suite of productivity apps with new features, enabling users to present in new ways and work with documents on the go. 
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SaaS
Less than half of company SaaS applications used by employees
Business investment in SaaS applications continues to climb despite widespread underutilisation of app licenses by employees.
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Employee Experience
Study finds huge disconnect between managers and employees
"As a manager, you may think you're doing a good job, but our research is demonstrating that there's a disconnect between what you think and what your employees are feeling."
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Nitro Software acquires PDFpen for $6m cash
The addition of PDFpen strategically expands the Nitro Productivity Platform and provides productivity solutions for knowledge workers everywhere on virtually any device, the company states.
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Remote Working
Remote working core element of future of work, report finds
The report highlighted the continuing popularity of remote work, with 94% of Australians wanting to work remotely at least once a week, up from 92% in the previous year.
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Productivity
Are productivity tools helping or hindering employees?
Technology implemented to keep employees engaged and productive is frustrating and slowing them down, new research from Citrix reveals.
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Cloud
Productivity Commission seeking feedback on Right to Repair report
The report explores ways in which governments and manufacturers could improve their products and repair processes for independent repairers and consumers.
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Artificial Intelligence
Intellificial launches new framework to empower productivity through AI
Intellificial, the Australian artificial intelligence (AI) and automation consultancy, has launched a solution to help companies more securely and sustainably implement intelligent automation.
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Productivity
ManageEngine launches new MSP offering to help boost productivity
ManageEngine has launched RMM Central, a unified remote monitoring and management solution for managed service providers (MSPs).
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Innovation
NZ's productivity & innovation lags behind Singapore, Denmark - report
However, the report notes that these frontier firms can be up to 45% less productive than comparable frontier firms in other countries.
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Remote Working
Employer micromanagement during pandemic harming relationships - study
The pandemic had adverse effects on managerial relationships, micromanaging, and communication, according to new research from Blind. 
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Remote Working
Staff sharing sensitive company data through IM & collaboration tools - Veritas
Client information, HR issues and business contracts, plans, and COVID-19 test results are commonly exposed.
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Artificial Intelligence
Employees ready to trick AI tracking tech, Gartner finds
“Just as we’ve seen with every technology aimed at restricting its users, workers will quickly discover the gaps in AI-based surveillance strategies."
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Network Management
Widespread gaps in basic network management proficiency - study
"It is important that the network just works all the time, so our report findings are concerning."
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Collaboration
Huawei launches latest productivity tool to NZ enterprise market
"We believe that IdeaHub will help define the next generation of smart office equipment that will enhance our ability to work together from any location and drive our productivity.”
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Remote Working
Remote working brings benefits to businesses, but it's not without its challenges
"Now, its time to reflect and analyse this, to see what positive patterns have arisen that we need to reinforce and what negative patterns we see, that need to be changed."
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Artificial Intelligence
How AI can ease workplace distraction & increase productivity
Distraction – whether it is in the office or at home – is a major barrier to productivity – research suggests that people are distracted more than 400 times every day. 
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
How do Australia's rural businesses survive in challenging times? Side hustles
When faced with significant challenges almost half of Australia's rural-based small business leaders are starting, or intend to start, side hustles to support household income.
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Wearables
Signet rolls out Zebra industrial wearables across warehouse operations
Zebra Technologies Corporation has released its new industrial wearable technology solutions with Signet, with the intention to improve worker productivity and lower operational costs.
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Remote Working
Australians keen to continue working from home, study finds
There may some inherent biases at play – younger employees are less likely to be offered a permanent work from home arrangement or have offered to work from home but their employer has declined. 
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Remote Working
Pulse Secure extends support for WFH initiatives with Pulse Cares program
“Our Secure Access solutions are increasingly more relevant to customers as they adapt to new workstyle initiatives and advance their digital and hybrid IT transformation.”