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."
EPOS crafts quality audio solutions for all working environments
Employee experience high priority for IT leaders
Why business continuity must adapt to secure the new way of working
Virtual shopping, augmented reality could soon replace tactile shopping - study
Employees say Slack should stay after the pandemic
90% of workers require more IT support when remote working
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.
MSPs see Microsoft Office 365 business growth during COVID pandemic
Two thirds of the managed service providers surveyed felt that Microsoft 365 helped them and their clients transition smoothly from office-based working to remote working.
2020 sees a global shift in financial malware threats
The financial threat landscape experienced a game-changing pandemic year, according to a new report from Kaspersky.
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."
Cybersecurity training may be broken - report
Cybersecurity training during the pandemic have proven to be insufficient.
Samsung launches Galaxy XCover 5, a new rugged smartphone
The Galaxy XCover 5 fits within Samsung’s popular Galaxy smartphone line, bearing a much chunkier resemblance to its counterparts.
Fortinet: Hyperscaling networks? Hyperscale your security!
Jon McGettigan, Fortinet A/NZ Regional Director, explains why a broad, integrated and automated security fabric is the most effective strategy to protect users, apps and data in a hyperscaling environment.
COVID-19 continues to influence digital workspace deployments
"This survey sheds light on how organisations have adapted to the changing requirements and highlights process and technology improvements that organisations can make to get better return on investment in digital workspaces.”
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.
Skill Finder wins $2.7m grant from Australian Government
This grant will help to further develop the platform to enable Australian workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19 to acquire applicable digital micro-skills for free.
VERSA turns website design on its head with an AI twist
The company's website is entirely bot-activated and navigation-less, which means those who visit the website just write or speak what they want to search for.
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."
ActiveCampaign adds CX integrations for Facebook, Microsoft, Twilio, and Zendesk
The new integrations are designed to assist organisations with customer data syncing and strategic decision-making.
Hands-on review: D-Link Full HD Wi-Fi Camera
D-Link’s cameras continue to get smaller, smarter, and easier to use.
Considering Microsoft Teams for calling? What you need to know
Software-based systems such as Microsoft Teams are a popular choice for businesses needing to replace their business telephony.
Remote working is here to stay, but do business leaders trust employees?
Remote work is at a crossroads. While necessitated by the pandemic, workers have reaped the benefits of greater flexibility that they are now not willing to go without.
Resellers must prepare customers as hybrid working sticks around
"Video conferencing will continue to drive meeting communications across a mix of remote working and phased office life."
EPOS launches collaborative speakerphone with automatic transcribing
Expand Capture 5 levels the playing field and empowers professionals whether they’re working remotely or from the office.
Employer micromanagement during pandemic harming relationships - study
The pandemic had adverse effects on managerial relationships, micromanaging, and communication, according to new research from Blind.
New digital conference details best practices for Microsoft 365 optimisation
In this virtual conference, leading practitioners come together to share their real-world success (and failure) stories and share their tips and tricks on optimising their Microsoft 365 and SharePoint investments.
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."
Three quarters of employees feel worse a year into remote working - study
Remote workers are still struggling with distracting working environments, stress and an always-on culture after a year of working from home, according to new research by Egress.
Mobile devices biggest enterprise security threat - report
Businesses have left themselves vulnerable and open to cyber criminals in the rush to ensure their workforce could operate remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gartner forecasts market boom for social and collaboration tools
The sharp uptake of social and collaboration tools in 2020 was far from a short term fad while people worked from home.
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.
SD-WAN grows in popularity during time of COVID-19
"The pandemic caused enterprises across the globe to really re-evaluate their operations and seek new ways to improve performance and efficiency."
Developing digital skills in the hybrid workplace
47% of Australians miss feeling empathy from and for others because of the increase in digital interactions, with a similar proportion longing for small talk, humour, physical interactions and the ability to be honest.
The world generated 64.2 zettabytes of data last year - but where did it all go?
That means that most data was essentially created to be consumed, or cached and overwritten with new data, says IDC.
Hewlett-Packard NZ posts $4.66m net profit loss
It is a sharp drop from the $3.57 million net profit the company recorded in 2019.
COVID, complexity and competition driving upswing in SME digitalisation
The experience of COVID-19, the ease of doing business, and the risk of falling behind others in their industry has driven an increased uptake of digital tools by New Zealand SMEs.
Hands-on review: The JBL Club Pro+ TWS wireless earbuds
These earbuds hit the right notes in terms of design and reasonable ANC.
Australians confident in their finances following COVID-19, but we're not in the clear
“The various Government support programs have enabled Australians to avoid overdue debt throughout 2020, however our bureau shows some possible concerning trends as these begin to come to an end."
COVID sees $900 billion spent in retail online
For retailers, restaurants and other businesses large and small, being able to sell online provided a much-needed lifeline as in-person consumer spending was disrupted.
Organisations struggle to manage databases following COVID-19 digitisation
"Now that the dust has settled, many companies are left grappling with data platforms that can't easily handle all of their diverse data types and workloads."
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."
'Connectivity' to play greater role in future resilience of companies — IDC
As the wave of remote working continues to become more of a permanent fixture, and reliance on cloud platforms and video collaboration tools increases, connectivity as a concept will be embraced more than ever.
Empowering the hybrid workforce with the right technologies
Headsets need to be able to block loud background sounds that can often get in the way of working or videoconferences. Nobody wants to hear a lawnmower.
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.
Will a vaccine passport help international flights take off?
Immunity credentials could mean that both international and domestic carriers could start flying with greater confidence — and the world could get moving again.
No more 'pawswords': Why pet names shouldn't unlock your online accounts
Jingles. Bubbles. Arlo. Frankie. Buttercup. They're all terrible password choices.
Cybersecurity budgets still not keeping up with threats — report
Executive teams are failing to recognise the level of damage cyber-threats pose to organisations, according to Sophos — many of them taking a ‘conservative approach’ to cybersecurity expenditure.