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Nick Forrester
Senior News Editor
Born and raised in Auckland, Nick moved to Wellington after high school to complete his undergraduate degree, before moving back to Auckland to complete his postgraduate degree in journalism from AUT. Nick is a passionate writer, and is keen on politics, gaming and writing reviews that no one asked for. An undercover nerd, you can find him on any given night at a pub quiz, board game night or hanging out with his dog.

Stories by Nick

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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — Sitecore VP on composable digital experience
Wed, 17th Nov 2021
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sitecore
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composable infrastructure
In our second interview in a series with Sitecore, we chat with Sitecore vice president for solution engineering APJ, Nik Hendel.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — Who is WalkMe?
Wed, 17th Nov 2021
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digital transformation
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walkme
WalkMe is a SaaS company that helps organisations accelerate their digital transformations and realise the value of their software investments.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — Who is Sitecore?
Tue, 16th Nov 2021
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big data
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bi
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ecm
Sitecore is a digital experience management company that provides web content management, and multichannel marketing automation software.
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Tech junkies rejoice: The Dux Backpack is a tech fortress you can take anywhere
Tue, 16th Nov 2021
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storage
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reviews
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technology gifts
For any tech junkie out there looking for the optimal means to get your devices from point A to point B, STM’s Dux Backpack is here to fulfil those needs.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Cohesity CISO discusses ransomware and data management
Thu, 11th Nov 2021
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
Cohesity CISO Brian Spanswick discusses the rise of ransomware in the last two years and how the worlds of compliance and data management are colliding.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — an introduction to SmartEncrypt by rhipe
Tue, 9th Nov 2021
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saas
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encryption
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rhipe
emt Distribution, a rhipe company, offers SmartEncrypt by rhipe, an enterprise-grade file encryption software as a solution in Asia Pacific.
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Microsoft NZ Partner Awards 2021: The finalists are announced
Tue, 9th Nov 2021
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microsoft
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partner programmes
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partnership
The Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards are coming up again — and Microsoft has kick-started the fanfare today with an official announcement of the finalists.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from CrowdStrike
Fri, 5th Nov 2021
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advanced persistent threat protection
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ai security
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ai
In this interview, we chat with CrowdStrike's Director of the Strategic Advisory Group for APJ, Scott Jarkoff.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - SonicWall VP discusses SASE and zero trust
Thu, 4th Nov 2021
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malware
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casb
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sase
Speaking in his first IT Jam for the company, the interviewee in today's video is SonicWall vice president of products, Jayant Thakre.
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Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
Wed, 3rd Nov 2021
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smartphones
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gaming
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reviews
After reviewing the Galaxy Z Fold 3, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s my favourite foldable phone (so far).
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Zero trust in NZ, and its rise from fringe approach to industry standard
Mon, 1st Nov 2021
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malware
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cybersecurity
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cybersafety
Cybersecurity has transformed in the last 18 months, with the zero trust model becoming the industry standard, according to a report.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is MongoDB?
Mon, 1st Nov 2021
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digital transformation
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developers
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mongodb
MongoDB is a general-purpose database platform, designed to unleash the power of software and data for developers and the applications they build.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Versent Managed Services?
Fri, 29th Oct 2021
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managed services
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partner programmes
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versent
Versent Managed Services is an Australian-based technology company with a focus on architecting, building & operating cloud-native applications.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update on Milestone Systems
Thu, 28th Oct 2021
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saas
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video
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martech
In this interview, Brett discusses how the pandemic has affected the field for smart video deployments, new innovations for the company, and more.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update with Enlighten Designs
Fri, 22nd Oct 2021
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microsoft
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enlighten designs
Enlighten Designs GM, Alan Grainer, talks about the company's recent collaboration with Microsoft in TechDay's 10 Minute IT Jams.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - BeyondTrust CTO discusses common attack vectors in 2021
Fri, 22nd Oct 2021
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malware
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cybersecurity
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cybersafety
BeyondTrust's CTO, Marc Maiffret, discusses the recently released BeyondTrust Malware Threat Report 2021 in a TechDay interview.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Kong?
Fri, 15th Oct 2021
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open source
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api management
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kong enterprise
Kong is an open source API gateway and platform that acts as middleware between compute clients and API-centric applications.
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Microsoft makes Emissions Impact Dashboard tool generally available
Thu, 14th Oct 2021
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cloud services
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sustainable it
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microsoft
The tool gives customers insight into the greenhouse gas emissions associated with using Microsoft cloud services.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from WatchGuard Technologies
Tue, 12th Oct 2021
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network management
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network security
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firewall
WatchGuard Technologies is a cybersecurity company specialising in endpoint security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is SYSPRO?
Thu, 7th Oct 2021
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it in manufacturing
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inventory management systems
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erp
SYSPRO is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider specialising in key manufacturing and distribution industries.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is dotdigital?
Wed, 6th Oct 2021
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bi
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big data
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martech
dotdigital is a marketing technology company, specialising in marketing automation, email and customer engagement services.
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Ethical hacking in Aotearoa: How can it benefit cybersecurity in NZ?
Fri, 1st Oct 2021
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testing
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cybersecurity
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penetration testing
Hacking and ethical hacking are on the rise in New Zealand, as cyber-attacks increase. Should ethical hacking be an integral part of cybersecurity?.
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Interview: How technology enriches the construction industry
Fri, 1st Oct 2021
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it infrastructure
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construction
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oem
Bentley Systems software has revolutionized the engineering, procurement, and construction industry, enabling greater efficiency and remote collaboration.
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Enhancing the digital experience for hybrid workers
Wed, 29th Sep 2021
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wfh
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forrester research
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remote working
As they consider the possibilities, companies must ensure that employee digital experience is consistent across workplace models to optimise productivity.