8x8 announces updates to its cloud communications platform
Cloud communications platform provider 8x8 has announced upgrades to its contact centre, voice communications, chat and meetings.
Dialpad brings its AI conference call technology to New Zealand
Jabra announces two new additions to PanaCast camera range
No more 'pawswords': Why pet names shouldn't unlock your online accounts
Employees say Slack should stay after the pandemic
VERSA turns website design on its head with an AI twist
Paperless office practices on the rise as COVID speeds up digitisation - study
Microsoft pledges to bridge 'disability divide' with renewed commitment to accessibility
Microsoft says it’s doubling down on accessibility in order to bridge what the World Bank has dubbed the ‘disability divide’.
NVIDIA launches Jarvis conversational AI framework
The models can produce accurate speech recognition and language understanding, as well as language translation and text-to-speech capabilities.
Corporate security failing to keep pace in new COVID-19 world
Corporate security is failing to keep pace in the new normal of remote working in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Fujitsu.
Weak 2020 buoys strong first quarter growth for PC shipments
Backlogs on orders from 2020, particularly for notebooks, were a key driver, though new demand is also a factor as smaller businesses begin their recoveries.
Blockchain-based voting on the rise, driven by COVID-19 lockdowns
“We have seen interest and trust in voting via blockchain rising. Over the past year, people didn’t only return to our platform, but also advised their friends and colleagues to test it too."
HPE, Facebook and Microsoft open up patent books in effort to tackle climate change
As part of the Low-Carbon Patent Pledge, the three companies have made ‘hundreds’ of royalty free patents available.
Cybersecurity training may be broken - report
Cybersecurity training during the pandemic have proven to be insufficient.
Greater demand for modern data protection, disaster recovery as COVID sees increase in attacks
Data-driven organisations must evaluate evolving requirements for backup and disaster recovery to combat emerging workload challenges.
NETGEAR announces availability of next-gen WiFi 6 offerings for SMBs
According to NETGEAR, the Insight Managed WiFi 6 AX1800 Access Points, and the WAX610 line of devices deliver up to 70% faster speed to devices than its WiFi 5 predecessor.
Getac updates rugged K120 tablet for businesses in 'challenging' industries
The K120 now features an 11th generation Intel quad-core processor (i5 or i7), as well as Iris Xe graphics, 16GB memory, and more.
Dynabook expands education laptop range with 11.6" Dynabook E-10S
The 1.15 kilogram laptop is 19.9 mm thin, designed to be lightweight and compact.
Apple jumps on the Bluetooth tracker bandwagon pioneered by Tile
Apple has entered the market for Bluetooth trackers, pioneered by companies like Tile - but as always, Apple puts its own spin on things.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - SonicWall manager dissects zero trust security
Today’s interviewee is SonicWall head of presales for APAC, Yuvraj Pradhan, who discusses various talking points surrounding zero trust security.
Australians would rather quit than give up remote working, report finds
Building upon last year’s pre-pandemic inaugural Remote Work Report: The Future of Work is Remote, this year’s report is a comprehensive look at remote work.
Over a third of New Zealanders fell victim to cybercrime in the last year
"As we connected to the internet for everything from work and school to entertainment, social connection and even groceries, cybercriminals took advantage and launched coordinated attacks and convincing scams."
VMware, Vapor IO head Open Grid Alliance with plans to 'rearchitect the internet'
Dell Technologies, DriveNets, MobiledgeX and PacketFabric are all supporting the cause to evolve the internet.
Apple TV gets 4K upgrade & features a new Siri remote
If you found yourself dreaming about the day your Apple TV could broadcast videos, TV shows, and movies in 4K, today Apple has made that dream a reality.
Remote work continues, and endpoint security cited as a must
Nearly half of workers will stay remote after the pandemic ends, and two out of three IT professionals are concerned with endpoint misuse, according to Prey Software's new study.
Aussie businesses want more support from Government - Xero survey
Australian businesses have high expectations for the Government’s upcoming budget.
CIOs have more business influence as COVID-19 accelerates digital transformation
“Along with other business leaders, CIOS have embraced their enhanced responsibilities and influence as an opportunity to further collaborate and succeed in today’s new digital-first reality.”
COVID-19 fundamentally altered how CFOs hire and manage workforce
"The momentum gained as companies accelerated their digital investments during the pandemic contributed to positive sentiments toward business in 2021."
Users becoming more savvy with COVID phishing scams
“With COVID-19 being around for over a year now and employees becoming more aware of the types of scams that have come out related to the pandemic, cyber criminals are having less success with related phishing attacks."
COVID-19 has changed the way companies handle data security
According to data classification company Titus, the rise in remote working under COVID-19 has delivered far-reaching changes in how we do business, with significant implications for CISOs, compliance, and data governance officers.
Voyager launches customer experience squad for flagship VoIP solution
The updated solution will focus on improving customer interactions, behind the scenes operations, and system improvements.
Employers clash with staff over new operating models in wake of COVID-19
"This shift to a large proportion of employees working remotely, as well as across a hybrid of offices, other facilities and in the field, demands digital parity where all workers have secure access to the resources required to do their jobs, no matter their preferred device or location."
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Poly?
Poly is a global outfitter of pro-grade audio and video products, focusing on personal and group communication systems and solutions.
Ministry of Health trials wearable devices to help detect COVID-19
The Ministry of Health is trialling wearable devices at the border to help detect COVID-19.
Microsoft: Eight hybrid work trends every business leader should know
Microsoft has announced the New Zealand findings from its first annual Work Trend Index.
Enterprises not achieving ROI from digital transformation initiatives
“We’ve found that in large enterprises that succeed at true digital transformation, business and technology teams work collaboratively to define value and drive outcomes."
Study shows business travellers want new COVID-19 safety measures
Business travellers are eager to travel, but only with correct safety measures in place, according to a new study from Amadeus.
Employee experience high priority for IT leaders
IT leaders have an increasing impact on employee experience and business resilience a year into COVID-19, a global study reveals.
Fortinet: Reduce risk with consistent security
Cornelius Mare, Fortinet A/NZ Director, Security Solutions, explains how consistent security can reduce risk whilst streamlining NOC/SOC operations and minimising costs.
'Conversational service automation' firm Uniphore raises $140m
"We are excited to back Uniphore and believe 2021 will be a breakout year of innovations and tremendous progress in transforming CX for the enterprise."
Virtual shopping, augmented reality could soon replace tactile shopping - study
"For e-retailers, it's clear that price and convenience alone isn't enough to keep people exclusively shopping online post-COVID."
Jamf updates teacher and parent support for Mac & other Apple devices
The updates across Jamf Teacher and Jamf Parent apps, which are provided as part of the Jamf School offering, support remote and hybrid classroom environments.
COVID-19-themed threats, Powershell malware continue surge
“The world—and enterprises—adjusted amidst pandemic restrictions and sustained remote work challenges, while security threats continued to evolve in complexity and increase in volume."
Lenovo launches hosted desktops solution with Nutanix
Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) has introduced a new As-a-Service solution for hosted desktops in collaboration with Nutanix.
Logicalis collaborates with Citrix and Microsoft in new programme launch
The new programme allows IT teams deploy secure access to legacy Windows applications so remote workers can access them as virtual apps on their desktop.