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Digital Transformation
Over half of SEA users say SMBs should use digital payments
According to a Kaspersky study, more than one in two SEA users say small businesses should be using digital payments.
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Cryptocurrency
Check Point discovers security flaw in major NFT marketplace
Check Point Research has identified a security flaw in Rarible, an NFT marketplace with over two million active users.
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Malware
Sophos achieves perfect scores in SE Labs protection tests
Sophos' endpoint products have been ranked top in protection and false-positive tests for enterprise, small businesses, and consumers.
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Unified Communications
Konftel secures climate-neutral certification for third year
Konftel has strengthened its climate-neutral ethos after securing official certification for the third year in a row.
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Sustainability
88% of C-suites will increase digital solutions for sustainability
A TCS study finds that 88% of C-suites in the Asia Pacific will increase the use of digital solutions to help drive sustainability over the next three years.
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IDC MarketScape
Alibaba named Major Player in commercial CDN by IDC
Alibaba has been named a Major Player in global commercial content delivery network services in the latest IDC MarketScape report.
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Hyperscale
Strong growth in public cloud spending to continue in 2022
Accoding to Gartner, worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 20.4% in 2022 to total US$494.7 billion.
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Cloud
Atturra signs partnership to support ANZ higher education
Atturra will partner with Berger-Levrault to support ANZ higher education institutions with schedule and campus management.
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Digital Transformation
SNP accelerates its move to the cloud with RISE with SAP
Digital transformation and data migration company SNP has entered into an agreement with SAP to accelerate its move to the cloud approach with RISE with SAP.
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Microsoft
First Australian provider to implement Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
Bethesda Health Care is the first provider in Australia to implement Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare technology in its new mental health clinic.
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Cloud
Infosys delivers highest annual growth in a decade - $16.3 billion
Next-generation digital services and consulting company Infosys has delivered $16.3 billion in revenue. The highest annual growth in the last decade.
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Artificial Intelligence
Fast Company names #1 most innovative company in video
Jellysmack, a global creator company, has been named in Fast Company's annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies for 2022. 
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Ransomware
Fortinet launches security awareness and training service
Fortinet has launched a new security awareness and training service to enhance workforce cyber awareness and mitigate threats.
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Artificial Intelligence
Market intelligence study for the AI in IoT market
Machine learning and deep learning technology are set to flourish at a 5.7% CAGR in the global AI in IoT market.
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Digital Transformation
Keeping developers happy amid the Great Resignation
Research from Salesforce's MuleSoft shows that 98% of Australian organisations say it has become more difficult to retain skilled developers.
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Fintech
Aussie fintech Emmi launches new solution for investors
An industry lead solution from Australian fintech and carbon risk solution company Emmi allows investors to decipher carbon transition risk and opportunity.
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CRM
Salesforce launches AI-based insights with CRM Analytics
Salesforce announces CRM Analytics, AI-based insights for sales, marketing, and service teams in every industry.
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Payroll
Deel increases investment in Australia, expands into NZ
Onboarding and payroll firm Deel has continued its expansion across Australia and New Zealand, with new customers, alliance partners, and local employee hires.
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Ransomware
Evolution of ransomware reaches dangerous levels of sophistication
Ransomware is reaching new levels of sophistication with dangerous results, according to cybersecurity firm SLVA. 
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Ransomware
Kaspersky held leading position in 2021 TOP3 metric
In 2021, Kaspersky's security portfolio held a leading position in the TOP3 metric, while taking first place in 76% of tests.
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Digital Transformation
SmartBear named a global Leader in IDC MarketScape
SmartBear has been named a global Leader in the IDC MarketScape for automated software quality and continuous testing.
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Customer experience
57% APAC respondents say CX a top investment priority
Fifty-seven percent of executives in APAC countries report they have a strategy to improve customer experience.
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Cloud
Zoom releases a range of new features requested by educators
Zoom debuts virtual background support for Chromebooks, video messages in Zoom Chat, Breakout Rooms enhancements, and Anywhere Polls.
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Contact Centre
8x8 and Genesys partner with product integration for CX
Unified cloud communications platform Campell and Genesys have announced a product integration of 8x8 Work with Genesys Cloud CX.