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Artificial Intelligence
Digitalisation and technology predictions for evidence-based sectors
Evidence-based markets will look to leverage technology, digitalisation, automation, artificial intelligence and ways to increase security, writes VIQ Solutions CTO Malcolm Macallum.
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Cybersecurity
Top security threats for 2021
2021 will see several themes develop into full blown security threats, many of them borne from the struggles of pandemic-stricken 2020, writes Wontok head of technology Mick Esber.
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Unified Communications
Zoom grows hybrid workforce customer base with 1 million phone seats
It reached the milestone shortly before the company's two-year anniversary of the product's general availability. 
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Video conference
Zoom lifts 40-minute limit on free accounts for the holidays
"COVID-19 has changed how we live, work, and celebrate in 2020, and like everything else this year, the holiday season doesn’t look the same.'
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Communications
Most Australian businesses’ comms not post-pandemic ready
New Zoom research finds that 55% of Australian businesses lack effective tools to communicate effectively in a hybrid workplace world.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
New Linius solution enables search and assembly of video meeting clips
The new product, “WHIZZARD”, will soon be available to Zoom, Webex and Microsoft Teams users.
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Gartner
Zoom named Leader in two Magic Quadrants — one for fifth consecutive time
"We believe video is the new voice, and we are gratified that Gartner has recognised the convenience and accessibility of our UCaaS offering."
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Video conference
DTEN's Zoom Rooms range brings 4K-quality meetings to every business
Many organisations will understand the difficulty of sourcing products during COVID-19, largely due to shipping issues and global stock shortages. 
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Encryption
Zoom to begin rolling out end-to-end encryption
Available starting from next week, it represents the first phase out of four of the company’s greater E2EE offering, which was announced in May following backlash that the company was lax on its security and privacy.
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Palo Alto Networks
BT adds Zoom Meetings to its digital workplace portfolio
The agreement means BT becomes the first global provider to offer a fully managed Zoom Meetings service featuring a choice of connectivity and integration with its global voice network. 
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Microsoft
Internet speed is not why your video meeting is slow
It’s time to stop confusing performance and latency, writes ThousandEyes principal solutions architect Mike Hicks.
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Endpoint Protection
Acronis announces new security endpoint solution
The solution is an integration of data protection and cybersecurity which provides customers with effective endpoint protection in a landscape where the pointlessness of perimeter security is becoming more pronounced.
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Video conference
Aussie firm Chironix brings Zoom to Google Glass Enterprise Edition
Chironix says that many industries that take a hands-on approach to their work need to use video conferencing tools, but they are difficult to use and stop them from getting work done.
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Financial results
Zoom reports massive revenue growth in Q2 2021 financial results
Founder and chief executive officer Eric S. Yuan says the world’s shift towards remote solutions and amidst business continuity concerns at the beginning of the year has greatly affected the company’s standing.
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Video conference
Zoom teams up with Facebook, Amazon and Google to expand to smart displays
The company says the expansion brings Zoom to widely-used devices and broadens their capabilities to the work environment. 
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Remote Working
Facebook adds new video conferencing apps to Workplace
Facebook has announced a series of updates for organisations using Workplace and Portal to collaborate with colleagues. 
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Remote Working
Zoom unveils new features to liven up meetings
"We believe that people connect better on video, but feeling connected when working from home is still challenging."
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Video conference
Zoom launches Zoom for Home hardware for remote workers
"The Zoom from Home category is a powerful way for the company to reach a work-from-home audience that craves tools to help with engagement, connection and collaboration.”
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Video conference
Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 now compatible with Zoom
According to Sennheiser, Zoom’s video communication tool has become an ‘indispensable’ resource for businesses digitally transforming their workplaces.
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Cybersecurity
Former Salesforce, Microsoft security exec to lead Zoom security team
Zoom has announced the appointment of former Microsoft and Salesforce executive Jason Lee as its new chief information security officer. 
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Remote Working
Rewiring corporate networks for the remote working age
Remote workforces need to access corporate networks from their homes, which means those networks need to be more flexible and scalable than ever before.
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Plantronics
Poly products become first Zoom Rooms Appliances to receive certification
Several of Poly's audio and video devices have become the first Android-based appliances to offer native Zoom Rooms functionality, and are now fully managed via Zoom Device Management (ZDM).
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Remote Working
Rise in cyberattacks targeting the cloud as use of collaboration tools increase
“While we are seeing a tremendous amount of courage and global goodwill to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, we also are unfortunately seeing an increase in bad actors looking to exploit the sudden uptick in cloud adoption."
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Cybersecurity
Zoom buys encryption startup in its first-ever acquisition
Zoom has today announced its first-ever acquisition in its nine year history, absorbing Keybase, a secure messaging platform in a bid to up its security game.