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Unified Communications
Interview: Avaya’s A/NZ managing director on regional growth factors
Peter Chidiac talks about growth in the region, what sets the Australian market apart, and why it’s important to the Avaya business as a whole.
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Ingram Micro
Interview: Ingram Micro’s new managing director steps up to the plate
Jason Langley is focussing on improving channel relationships, developing more financing options for partners, and is keen to launch new initiatives in Q1 2020.
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Diversity
Exclusive: Mellanox VP on how diverse teams move companies forward
Techday spoke to Mellanox vice president Yael Asseraf Shenhav about why fast-moving technology companies need diverse teams.
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Customer experience
Interview: How Adobe is solving experience design issues
“What we're all trying to do is to have absolute clarity on the problems that customers are having.”
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Customer experience
Interview: Adobe creative director on the future of design-led business
Adam Morgan has literally written the book on why pursuing better design makes concrete business sense.
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Unified Communications
Interview: Avaya seeks to improve employee experience with unified workspace
Techday spoke to Avaya International sales engineering senior director Savio Tovar Dias about how Avaya IX OneSpace will affect employee workflows.
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SaaS
Adobe announces availability of Adobe Experience Manager-as-a-Cloud service
Brands can onboard and access the application in minutes - and go live with dynamic and personalised content and experiences in weeks, not months, as is industry standard today.
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Apple
Hands-on review: iPhone 11 Pro Max takes the workhorse phone to a whole new level
The iPhone 11 Pro Max is an extremely powerful device and performs in all the ways I hoped it would.
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Disaster Recovery
Upcoming NAKIVO v9.1 release set to extend platform coverage
Robust data protection needs to come in a package that protects virtual, physical, and cloud environments.
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Network Security
Successful cloud transformation requires collaboration on network strategy
An organisation’s security team must be invited to the table when a transformation project is in the early planning stages, Zscaler says.
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Apple
Cellular Apple Watch Series 5 available from Spark today
For $12.99 a month, the One Number Wearable Plan lets users share their primary plan’s minutes and texts and get unlimited data on the watch through an e-sim.
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Audio
Sennheiser AMBEO soundbar marks the audio expert’s foray into home theatre
The AMBEO Soundbar is powered by 13 drivers and the latest virtualisation technology which was jointly developed with Fraunhofer IIS.
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Printers
Hands-on review: Instax Mini Link is the smartphone printer for social polaroid lovers
There’s something gratifying about being able to quickly and easily print out the images that matter to you.
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Christmas Gift Guide
Hands-on review: Protect your family from cyberthreats with ESET Smart Security Premium
Smart Security is an antivirus, anti-theft, and antispam module for Windows devices, and has additional features such as parental controls, file encryption, and parental controls.
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Review
Hands-on review: The JBL Reflect Flow wireless earbuds are a dark horse
At $249, the JBL Reflect Flows are playing in the mid to high-end range of true wireless earphones.
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Network Infrastructure
CCL divests network services division
Mark Jurgeleit, CCL’s current network services general manager, will set up the network services division as a new business called Octave.
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Apple
Apple announces first ever Apple Music Awards
Apple Music will celebrate with a global, live-streamed performance by Billie Eilish at the Steve Jobs Theater on December 5 at 3:30 pm.
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Artificial Intelligence
Whitepaper: Incorporating finance insights in the digital enterprise
Most Finance teams already recognise that the business demands new types of support and their responsibilities are shifting.
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Outsourcing
Interview: How Optimation helps organisations step up their innovation game
Many businesses don’t have the in-house expertise needed to sustain or update complex applications that keep up with the evolving expectations and needs of customers.
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Low-code
Case Study: Optimation helps Medical Council unlock the power of low-code
“We have seen a 50% reduction in the time taken to deliver functionality in low-code platforms, as opposed to doing it in a traditional way.”
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Business Continuity
What a CFO’s disaster recovery plan looks like
Most corporate organisations don’t put a disaster recovery plan in place and underestimate how much employees and operations can be impacted.
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Business Continuity
Why CSOs need a disaster recovery plan for security incidents
Without a BCDR plan, businesses face certain chaos in the event of a disaster with teams not knowing who to call, where to start with the recovery process, and how.
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Chorus
Chorus to roll out broadband offering with 10Gbps speeds
Chorus says New Zealanders to be given 59 hours back a year with the connection speed increase.
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Xero
Xero reports $1.3mil net profit, passes 2 million global subscribers
While it took more than a decade to add Xero’s first million subscribers, it took two and a half years to add the next million.