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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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Electricity
Canstar finds Flick Electric NZ’s favourite provider
Canstar’s annual research to find New Zealand’s favourite electricity provider reveals Flick Electric has come out on top.
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Cybersecurity
Greater API usage raises concerns for protection - report
Radware has released its 2022 State of API Security report, which shows a rise in APIs, with 92% of the organisations surveyed significantly or somewhat increasing their usage.
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Cheetah Digital
Cheetah Digital creates digital success for Starbucks
Cheetah Digital has revealed new insights from its customer Starbucks, demonstrating the success of the company's relationship marketing platform.
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Data resilience
Digital resilience in 2022 - A10 Networks releases new study
Of the 250 corporate organisations surveyed, as many as 95% showed high levels of concern for all aspects of enterprise digital resilience.
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Ransomware
41% of Aussie businesses have endured a ransomware attack
Software Advice has released the results of a study looking at the effects of cyber security attacks on small businesses, finding that 4 out of 10 businesses (41%) have experienced a ransomware attack.
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Satelite
EOS Space Systems becomes SmartSat CRC core partner
EOS Space Systems has become a core partner of the SmartSat Co-operative Research Centre (CRC), giving it priority to select and lead strategic research projects.
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Business Continuity
New report highlights top supply chain concerns for 2022
A new ISACA survey report illuminates IT professionals’ key concerns around security challenges and how their organisations are responding to them.
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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.
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Finance
FIs failing to adequately secure cloud, leading to huge losses
Not moving to more reliable cloud options is costing FIs 21%-50% of revenue on average yet only 2% of financial institutions are planning to change providers.
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Digital
From the digital ceiling to a digital floor
The pandemic has upended all sorts of preconceptions – and the world of business has been far from immune.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
84% of employers see coding as a key skill - report
According to a new report, 84% of employers say there is a growing need for employees across various job roles and departments to have basic coding skills and knowledge.
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Sustainability
Capgemini report shows strong reliance on digital twins
According to a new report by Capgemini Research Institute, 60% of businesses in major sectors rely on digital twins to improve operational performance.
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Microsoft
Māori and cyber safety - Examining an unsafe online climate and the need for action
Government-funded and non for profit research have proven over the years that there is a significant online risk for many minority communities in Aotearoa, with Māori often being singled out as a particularly vulnerable group.
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Microsoft
Elevation of Privilege the top 2021 Microsoft vulnerability
BeyondTrust has released its 2022 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report, finding that Elevation of Privilege is the top vulnerability category for the second consecutive year.
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Managed service provider
Barracuda MSP Day 2022 highlights MSP opportunities
Barracuda Networks has released a report showing global services-related MSP revenue is set to increase by more than a third in 2022 compared to 2021.
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Cyber attacks
Devastating cyber attacks expected to hit energy sector
Energy executives anticipate life, property, and environment-compromising cyber attacks on the sector within the next two years.
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Infrastructure
Nutanix study reveals financial services sector lagging with multicloud adoption
Nutanix has released new research that reveals the financial services sector is lagging behind when it comes to multicloud adoption.
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Cybersecurity
ThoughtLab reveals 10 best practices for cybersecurity in 2022
The benchmarking study reveals best practices that can reduce the probability of a material breach and the time it takes to find and respond to those that happen.
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Cloud
Jabra investigates what makes an ideal hybrid work model
“The way we work has changed forever and the current state of knowledge work requires access to digital platforms and technologies to be successful."
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MongoDB
Tech innovation crucial to growth, but barriers remain
Businesses in the A/NZ region believe tech innovation is crucial to drive future growth, but 76% say they’re being held back by complex data architecture.
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Employee Retention
Company values increasingly important in post-pandemic world
New research released today reveals that company values are the new currency when it comes to employee retention in a post-covid economy.
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Workflow Automation
Nintex named a Leader in Workflow and Content Automation
Aragon Research has named Nintex a Leader in Workflow and Content Automation (WCA) for its consistent product innovation and market leadership.
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Cloud
Mitiga discovers potential hidden dangers in Google Cloud Platform’s (GCP) cloud control plane
The company also says that there is significant risk in cloud development caused by not recognising the differences between cloud and traditional definitions of common architecture terms.