Why remote IT operations teams need a virtualised network operations centre
The lack of tools available for remote IT operations teams means that they are left to view multiple IT monitoring tools on different systems. This means they no longer have a central location for viewing information, making information more difficult to track.
Microsoft: new Surface Pro 7+ for Business, 85” Hub to start shipping
Logitech: new all-in-one video bar conferencing solutions
IDTechEx: AR/VR/MR market to reach US$30 billion by 2030
Kiwi tech sector grows, boosted by game development and local IT companies
Avaya contact centre expertise wins three awards
Worldwide cybersecurity spending to increase 10% in 2021 — Canalys
APAC contact centre application market to reach $966.5 million by 2026
Deployments of more sophisticated, cloud-based applications are expected in the more ‘mature’ markets in the region, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and South Korea.
Lenovo announces smart glasses and OLED for Yoga 7i Pro
The new ThinkReality A3 smart glasses are designed for enterprise or industrial use for various AR use cases.
New research reveals evolving tactics attackers use to trick victims
"Attackers prefer to use COVID-19 in their less targeted scamming attacks that focus on fake cures and donations."
COVID-19: The gateway to innovation for Australia?
Australian organisations are embracing a culture of innovation and looking to accelerate opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Microsoft-IDC study.
A/NZ embraces creative leadership for business success - Adobe report
Adobe concludes that plenty of respondents are creative leaders (60%), but only a few achieved the title of ‘visionary’ (13%).
Frost & Sullivan: “Massive growth” ahead for 5G enterprise market
To support future applications, enterprises should explore 5G capabilities to serve their wireless connectivity requirements, the company says.
Citrix recognised in TSIA assisted support certifications
“The success of any business is measured by the success of its customers and the results it can help them to achieve.”
Top Trade Me listings of 2020 revealed
Trade Me’s top Marketplace listings of 2020 were inspired by COVID-19.
Dark net vendors wanting Bitcoin payments for unverified COVID-19 vaccines
As the medicines are being offered on the dark net, purchasers have no way of knowing whether they are genuine, according to Check Point.
Nureva conferencing system now Teams certified
The system uses a combination of cameras and ’8192 virtual microphones’ which capture sound in all areas of a room.
Lumen Technologies & J-Stream bolster CDN services in Japan
"Internet traffic is on a significant upward trend and is expected to continue to increase in the future considering recent world events, the spread of telework, and an exponential increase in online events."
Increased expenditure in cloud and more IT support for remote working driving larger budgets
Research reveals more than three in five IT directors believe their employers' IT budget will increase for 2021.
Kaseya announces unified RMM solution
The new unified remote monitoring and management solution is a major component of Kaseya VSA.
22 billion records exposed from breaches in 2020 — report
The research also found that 35% of the breaches recorded by Tenable were caused by ransomware attacks, while 14% of breaches stemmed from email compromises.
NZ Minister for Trade and Export Growth welcomes Canada's interest in DEPA
"The DEPA comes at a time of considerable disruption to international trade and supply chains due to COVID-19, yet that experience has shown the value of our digital economy and digital trade."
Almost half of remote workers report decrease in productivity
"The many changes imposed by the pandemic are acting as another challenge to the 9-to-5 workday model, which was already under threat before the pandemic."
The current state of ransomware — and its future
Discoveries made by analysts at Sophos have unearthed a new development: ransomware code appears to have been shared across ‘families’, and some of the ransomware groups seemed to work in collaboration more than in competition with one another.
PC market hits all time high, driven by pandemic-related buying
“Robust consumer PC demand again drove sales, particularly in regions where governments maintain stay-at-home orders as the COVID-19 pandemic persists."
Remote work: The new home for gender equality in tech
“We as an industry must build on this momentum, extract the positives from the past year’s transition to flexible working, and be a catalyst for wider social change as a result.”
Malware variants becoming increasingly prevalent, sophisticated and evolved
"The modern threat landscape and ongoing evolution of malware are loud factors pushing every business to understand and identify modern malware threats and the necessary precautions to take to protect against them."
Citrix partners with Cloud4C, with eye on improving virtual desktop infrastructure
Cloud4C’s expertise in VDI solutions will complement the efforts of Citrix experts who simplify implementation, reduce deployment time, and help in leveraging the full benefits of virtualised desktops.
Citrix to acquire Wrike for US$2.25 billion
With the addition of Wrike’s offerings, Citrix will expand its platform to include new, collaborative work management capabilities.
Lenovo unveils new laptops, tablets and Amazon Alexa Show Mode
Lenovo has unveiled a suite of new NEC consumer products coming to market, as part of its CES 2021 news.
SASE vs zero trust – or the best of both worlds
Zero trust and SASE work together by converging a least-privilege access strategy with an architecture that simplifies how highly distributed users, BYOD, and cloud resources are secured.
A/NZ SMBs to increase IT spending in 2021, despite many being in 'crisis mode'
IDC's survey found that, while cost optimisation remains a priority for these organisations, an appetite for continued investment into technology is common
Australians fear COVID-19 misinformation threat - study
Australians want to see greater transparency about the extent of the problem, new polling has found.
IDC: UC&C market sees growth in 3Q20
"In 2020, COVID-19 caused many businesses and organisations to re-think their plans for leveraging digital technologies and accelerated interest in and adoption of solutions."
SOC as a Service market on the up, driven by greater focus on security
The global System On a Chip (SOC) as a Service market is set to reach US$676.8 million by 2026, according to a new study from Valuates Reports.
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.
New Zealanders headed online for Christmas shopping - study
"We've certainly noticed a big change in how consumers are shopping."
Remote working to continue as common practice following COVID-19 vaccine
New findings from Gartner show that 90% of HR leaders will allow employees to work remotely, even following the release of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Hands-on review: SanDisk Extreme Pro portable SSD
SanDisk’s Extreme Pro portable SSD promises a fast and light way of carrying about huge amounts of data.
A quick look at the latest ASUS ZenBook notebook range
A new screen tilt design will feature on two products in the line.
COVID: A/NZ businesses unprepared in business continuity planning
"Creating a flexible, digitally-enabled, and highly-engaged workforce could prove to be the most crucial element for future business continuity planning."
Data in the 21st century: Harness the power of a new age
Data is today’s greatest business opportunity -- and everyone seems to know it.
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.
Three keys to keep remote workforce operational: VPNs, SaaS apps, and internet health
In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in what is effectively the largest work-from-home experiment ever conducted in human history. For many organisations, this has brought forward plans they had for digital transformation.
Lenovo extends carbon offset service to APAC
Companies can choose offsets from selected United Nations-approved eco-friendly projects from around the globe when purchasing selected products.