Australia's IT & software sector job market on the rise
The IT and software services sector is going through a recruitment boom, even though COVID-19 is causing a sharp decline in year-on-year hiring growth across all Australian industries.
City of Melbourne announces financial package for SMEs to migrate online
How to protect your workforce from COVID-19 cyber attacks
COVID-19 employment engagement surveys released
Safety app made free for business to support remote working during COVID-19
Interview: Barracuda decision-makers discuss public cloud security
AIIA launches website hub for remote working support
Asia home to half of the world's internet users
Asia has 2.3 billion internet users, which equated to 50.3% of the world’s internet user population.
Global lockdowns put pressure on internet infrastructure
With COVID-19 resulting in many countries going into lockdown, more people are transitioning to working and studying remotely, putting more pressure on internet infrastructure around the world.
7 ways you can boost workplace productivity with a quality IT network
The more high-tech your workplace is, the greater your business results.
OnePlace Solutions offers free Microsoft 365 add-on to support remote workers during COVID-19
The offer comes after Microsoft announced that subscribers to Microsoft Office 365 will be able to access a free trial of the Microsoft Teams software.
COVID-19: Australians want better broadband as remote working spikes
Compare Broadband says many Australians believe their home broadband is not up to the job of working or studying remotely.
Forrester's guide to staying savvy in the world of COVID-19
Remote working, charting business outlook and CX are covered in this piece filled with advice for operating in the world of the pandemic.
Google's 12 remote working tips for better productivity
We've compiled Google's top tips for remote working in 2020.
HP announces three new security solutions for remote workers
HP says over 80% of home office routers have been found to be vulnerable to potential cyberattacks, and 90% of PC infections originate from email attachments.
Enable remains committed to Christchurch during lockdown
"We are a lifeline utility and essential service provider which means our business needs to remain open through this time to serve our community.”
Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip hits A/NZ this week
It's already available for preorder, and will hit stores on 3 April.
Acronis appoints new APAC General Manager and launches Partners Programme
One of Morarji’s first objectives has been to launch the new Acronis Partner Programmes in APAC, in which the Acronis team will help channel partners and managed service providers (MSPs) expand their portfolios and deliver fast ROI.
Learn the art of working remotely
Use Microsoft Teams to your advantage with short, sharp courses for all of your staff - complete with bonus Mastering Remote Working Madness = presentation.
How to ensure your home deliveries remain secure
Online marketplace Secure Your World knows a thing or two about making sure deliveries stay secure.
Server market and ESS revenues slump as COVID-19 spreads - IDC
The enterprise storage systems market as well as server markets will see declines in the first two quarters of 2020, but are expected to recover near the end of the year, according to IDC.
Tencent Cloud launches Voov Meeting videoconferencing tool
Tencent Cloud is deepening its presence in the unified communications business, after launching a cloud-based conferencing tool as the world shifts towards remote offices.
Vodafone opens Essential Connectivity Hubs during COVID-19 lockdown
Vodafone New Zealand has opened 45 stores this week to support New Zealanders with essential services during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
Zeald offers 'digital lifeline' to New Zealand SMBs
Small businesses who have felt the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus can now take advantage of a “digital lifeline” that could boost their abilities to sell products online.
COVID-19: The tools ensuring security for remote working
Cyber threats are multiplying during the pandemic, and remote workers are at a heightened risk of cyber attack. Here are the security solutions to defend against the wave of virus-related threats.
IDC: decline, not growth, for APAC IT spending
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the IT economy hard and IDC says that pessimistic scenarios are now playing out – and may get worse.
Equinix restricts access to Europe data centres to prevent COVID-19 spread
Equinix has restricted access to most of its data centres across Europe in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, with the company’s UK data centres due to follow suit on March 31.
Aussies keen to go remote, but businesses may not be prepared
A recent survey has shown that most Australian workers are finding remote work a boon, but businesses need to stay on top of tech to make it work.
Working from home? Accessorise your home office for efficiency
COVID-19 is showing no signs of slowing down in the near future, and work-from-home setups may need to stay in place for months to come. Why not make your rig as comfortable as stylish as possible?
How companies can stay secure while employees work from home
While working from home may seem like an easy solution for workers, the reality can be quite challenging for IT teams.
Nanogirl launches online STEM learning programme for self-isolated Kiwis
The team at Nanogirl have launched an online learning platform for Kiwi kids to help get them through the COVID-19 lockdown period.
How our publisher harnessed machine learning to overhaul Techday websites
Our publisher, Sean Mitchell, went to CoderSchool in Ho Chi Minh City to learn how to implement machine learning into Techday.
COVID-19: Outbreak sees CX support tickets skyrocket globally
The week ending 22 March saw a 20% increase in global tickets compared to the same period last year, says Zendesk, a customer relationship management company.
8x8 partners with EIMS to build remote working solutions
As the world mobilises workforces to work from home, new solutions have risen to accomodate such a rapid and unprecedented shift.
Email attacks up 667% following rise of COVID-19 worldwide
Of the COVID-19 related attacks detected by Barracuda Sentinel through March 23, 54% were scams, 34% were brand impersonation attacks, 11% were blackmail, and 1% are business email compromise.
Empowering a remote workforce: can your business make ‘working from home’ work?
Does your business have a work from home strategy yet? Many organisations are looking to put one in place, to provide employees with greater flexibility around when and where they work.
NVIDIA expands licences for vGPU trial to 500
vGPU software creates virtual GPUs that can be shared and allocated between multiple virtual machines for remote workers.
NZ telcos to provide essential repair services using 'no contact' model
Telecommunications companies have closed their doors for usual retail service, but will provide repairs and modem and phone provisions only if there is a genuine connectivity issue.
Will COVID-19 break New Zealand's cash habit?
Despite the majority of local businesses that remain open during the current COVID-19 lockdown introducing card-only transactions, the majority of New Zealanders still carry cash
Govt widens 'essential products' to include tech goods
New Zealand businesses are now able to sell ‘essential’ non-food consumer products such as computer equipment and mobile phones, while the country remains at Alert Level 4 lockdown.
DataRobot offers free AI platform to help fight COVID-19
"We're inspired by the passion of our employees, customers, partners, and the data science community who all have expressed interest in identifying ways to help address this global pandemic."
Data#3 announces remote working solutions to enable Aussie businesses
“We’re delivering proven solutions to our customers and have taken steps to ensure our new rapid approach to deployment delivers the outcomes our customers critically need."
COVID-19 pressure on business escalates
More than two thirds of organisations fear the COVID-19 pandemic will have a negative impact on their business.
Kaspersky announces update to Microsoft Office 365 security solution as COVID-19 threats emerge
The upgrade introduces enhanced anti-phishing capabilities with a dedicated anti-spoofing feature, as well as bolstered protection within Microsoft Teams.
80% of cyber threat landscape uses COVID-19 as leverage - report
A report released recently by Proofpoint reveals the extent to which cyber attackers are capitalising on fear and paranoia surrounding the pandemic, with instances of coronavirus-themed attacks increasing every day.
Vodafone warns customers as online scams increase due to COVID-19
Vodafone New Zealand is urging its customers to be more vigilant on digital channels.
DDLS offers all courses remotely during COVID-19 lockdowns
“With Virtual Instructor-led Training, DDLS can provide training in the skills organisations require immediately, in order to maintain business momentum in these very troubled and demanding times.”
Microsoft overhauls Office 365, rebrands it 'Microsoft 365'
The 'refresh' of Office 365 will feature new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, and cloud-powered experiences, says Microsoft.
Starschema launches COVID-19 dataset on Snowflake's Data Exchange
“It’s essential organisations have access to accurate, near real-time data in this rapidly evolving environment and were humbled that the platform architecture is uniquely positioned to help democratise access to Starschema’s data in this time of need.”
Google offers Hangouts features for free in midst of COVID-19
As businesses make the move to work entirely remotely as countries go into lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, Google is offering free upgrades on their G Suite for business, providing certain enterprise features for free for the next few months.