Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is OutSystems?
In this IT Jam, we speak with OutSystems vice president for A/NZ Paul Arthur, who discusses the company's role in the A/NZ region, how things have changed for the company and the industry amid pandemic, and what he sees in the future of visual development and digital transformation.
COVID-19 creating increased global demand for NZ’s digital businesses
Rate of ransomware attacks in Australia well above global average — report
How to keep office equipment safe in the COVID-19 era
Micro Focus pledges deeper channel commitment in APJ
GitHub shares 'greatest hits' open source repositories with historic libraries
Hybrid cloud is the ideal IT infrastructure model, says majority of IT execs
DevSecOps increasingly important, but APAC organisations lagging behind
The rise of DevSecOps comes at a time when IT leaders are faced with an increasingly active cyber threat landscape, coupled with higher consumer expectations of digital offerings and application usage due to a sharp increase in online activities.
40% of free VPN apps found to leak data
81.4 million users who downloaded free VPNs could be putting themselves at risk.
E-waste becoming a massive issue for businesses, so what can be done?
E-waste is a global concern, and is quickly becoming a crisis of its own, the researchers state. In fact, more than 53 million metric tons of e-waste was produced in 2019.
D-Link launches new router and cloud IoT management solution
The DWM-315 is a 4G LTE Cat 6 Dual SIM M2M VPN Router with EWAN and GPS and the D-ECS edge cloud management solution expands the D-Link IoT range.
Poly unveils new line of Bluetooth speakerphones
Designed to enable today’s need to work from anywhere, the Poly Sync 20, Poly Sync 40 and Poly Sync 60 speakerphones offer USB and Bluetooth connectivity, while their intelligent microphones can detect voices throughout the room for better audio quality.
Businesses struggling to achieve cloud migration in wake of COVID-19
Cloud adoption has increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but businesses are struggling to meet their cost and performance needs due to migration challenges, new research finds.
Securing the 'next normal' — Check Point's cybersecurity predictions for 2021
“One of the few predictable things about cyber-security is that threat actors will always seek to take advantage of major events or changes – such as COVID-19, or the introduction of 5G – for their own gain."
GCloud VMware Engine available in Sydney cloud region
Businesses in the A/NZ region can deploy Google Cloud VMware Engine closer to their operations and unlock new growth opportunities.
Financial firms exposing data through mismanaged access controls - Varonis
Almost two-thirds of the analysed firms leave more than 1000 sensitive files open for every employee to access.
Research: NZ easy-pickings for cyber-criminals
One in ten businesses would be willing to pay $50,000-plus to retrieve ransomed data and half aren’t aware of the incoming data privacy laws.
Australia recognised as leading nation for digital readiness, but is it enough?
"The report highlights the need for accelerating new investment with a focus on improving Australia's global competitiveness and bridging the divide between states to build further societal resilience."
Relief from COVID impact spurs A/NZ job market
"Employers and employees are signalling more confidence."
Video management firm Panopto launches A/NZ data centre
The data centre, based in Sydney, provides local cloud-based video hosting for enterprise and higher education customers.
How has COVID-19 transformed our perception of work?
Almost three quarters (74%) of people never want to return to pre-COVID-19, traditional work paradigms, putting more pressure on employees to adequately support and secure changing workplace environments.
Samsung extends partnership with Google, joins Android Enterprise Recommended programme
Samsung’s participation in the programme gives customers added assurance that its participating products meet the hardware and software requirements set out by Google for the enterprise.
IDTechEx: the role of emerging tech in fighting COVID-19
2020 will go down in history for the year of the global pandemic, but also for the rise of innovative digital technologies.
Why 2021 will be the year of catch-up
The transition to remote work and new online contactless business models is not temporary and is affecting the future strategy on how organisations invest in cybersecurity, writes Radware vice president and managing director for EMEA and LATAM, Rob Hartley.
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."
Frost & Sullivan: Firewalls to drive network security market
Enterprises’ heightened threats from criminal entities and state-sponsored actors are strongly encouraging them to adopt network security solutions.
The devices that are changing the streaming game in time for Christmas
Here are some of the best products in the streaming business, used by veterans and beginners alike.
42% of Australia’s older workers have lost their job or had hours reduced amid pandemic
Over half of older workers in Australia have been financially impacted by the pandemic, according to a recently released survey from Humanforce.
Red Hat and the World Health Organisation team up to democratise healthcare knowledge
Red Hat Open Innovation Labs virtual residency has helped the World Health Organisation (WHO) to create a DevOps platform for ongoing open innovation.
VR technology could be worth $8b by 2030 - IDTechEx
"Virtual, augmented and mixed reality products have continued to receive high levels of funding and investment during the 2010 decade. This is predicted to continue into the next decade,” the firm explains.
Forrester names Thycotic a Leader in privileged access management
Thycotic received the highest possible score in 11 of the 24 criteria in the study, including SaaS/cloud, innovation roadmap, and integrations, deployment, supporting products and services, commercial model, and PIM installed base.
IDC: Smartphone market ready to rebound thanks to 5G
Smartphone shipments will return to growth in the holiday quarter and beyond driven by strong push behind 5G, according to IDC.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Versa 3, the actual star of the smartwatch show
This year Fitbit released the Versa 3, and just like the first two, it did not disappoint.
Having a healthy company culture could mean success during COVID-19
"[Businesses] need to consider a larger and more permanent remote and hybrid workforce working from anywhere, enabled by the right technology and support."
Voice phishing attacks on the rise, remote workers vulnerable
There is an increase in voice phishing attacks, where hackers use existing employee names in attempt to trick victims into sharing login credentials and data by phone.
Hyland tops the list for cloud content service delivery
Learn why Gartner continues to recognise Hyland as a Leader, the latest trends and priorities for business and IT leaders, and more.
2020's most wanted malware: Trickbot and Emotet trojans driving spike in ransomware attacks
"We've seen ransomware attacks increasing since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, to try and take advantage of security gaps as organisations scrambled to support remote workforces."
Organisations struggling to realise full business value from cloud investments
“Our study shows a surprisingly small two-year improvement in returns on corporate cloud initiatives, suggesting that a more thoughtful and holistic approach is needed to fully unlock the value of cloud.”
NEXTDC and PCCW Global launch new cloud infrastructure integration
"Teaming AXON with Console Connect’s Network-as-a-Service platform forms a powerful, globally available ecosystem that will deliver the reliable, secure and easy-to-manage interconnectivity that businesses are increasingly relying on.”
Apple unveils new line of MacBooks and Mac mini, plus a new chip
All three products will be shipped with the new M1 chip, which Apple touts as ‘the most powerful chip’ it has ever made. All of the new Macs will also feature the updated macOS, Big Sur.
Interview: Appian's Matt Calkins on low-code & the rise of hyperautomation
A lot can change in 21 years. It takes a strong company to remain true to a few key technology ideas, and concentrate on their evolution.
Hands-on review: Fitbit Sense
This year, Fitbit surprised its fanbase with a brand new watch, the Fitbit Sense. Is it any better than the Versa 2 or 3? Is it worth the new, hefty price tag?
Zendesk, WhatsApp enter partnership to expand customer service offerings
“Businesses today need to meet their customers where they want to be met - and that’s increasingly through messaging."
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.
Ingram Micro's Auckland HQ ramps up recruitment drive
MD Jason Langley notes that while it’s hard to predict where the market is heading, there’s always an appetite for remote working products.
Gartner: COVID-19 propels public cloud adoption
Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 18.4% in 2021 to total $304.9 billion.