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Artificial Intelligence / AI
NVIDIA updates enterprise AI with VMware vSphere with Tanzu
“This announcement marks another key milestone for VMware and NVIDIA in our sustained efforts to help teams leverage AI across the enterprise.
Schneider Electric becomes Pacific distributor for AVEVA industrial automation products
AVEVA's VP Pacific markets, Damien McDade, says the company wants to help organisations embrace digital transformation.
Autodesk buys Auckland-based media production firm Moxion
“Bringing together industry leading on-set and post-production workflows will help unite data and increase collaboration across the production process," says Moxion CEO.
Endpoints & encrypted connections top malware vectors - WatchGuard report
WatchGuard also reports that more than half of all malware is now delivered via encrypted connections.
Frost & Sullivan names Digital Realty a leader in Singapore data center services
Frost & Sullivan has presented Digital Realty with the 2021 Competitive Strategy Leadership Award for the Singapore data center services industry.
Honeywell receives Rainbow Tick for diversity & inclusion in NZ
The company states, “We foster an inclusive environment in which all employees feel valued, respected and accepted."
'Living security' firm Trellix emerges from ashes of FireEye, McAfee Enterprise
Named after 'trellis', a supporting structure commonly used to support trees and plants, the company's ‘living security’ will learn and adapt.
Vulnerabilities pose danger to SonicWall SMA 100 remote access appliances
SonicWall and Australia’s ACSC are urging all businesses using SonicWall SMA 100 Series appliances to patch the devices as soon as possible.
Pure Storage pledges 'flexibility, agility, transparency, and simplicity’ to partners
"Services and recurring revenue streams will define the winners and losers of the IT channel this year," says APJ area vice president Andrew Fisher.
Digital Transformation / DX
VMware hones focus on APAC following two key appointments
VMware’s ‘multi-cloud vision’ will be more tightly focused on the Asia Pacific region this year, following the appointment of two senior executives for the company’s regional activities.
OSF Digital snaps up Sydney-based Salesforce partner Datarati
OSF Digital’s purchase of Datarati marks the sixth in a rapid acquisition spree spanning just nine months.
Retailers must step up omnichannel customer experience - Forrester report
Customers seek to engage with a unified brand or organisation across all touchpoints, regardless of whether they are offline or online.
Logitech develops Chromebook-certified stylus pen for educators
According to Logitech, the stylus has been created for children and teachers alike.
Philippines neobank Tonik steps up banking game with Google Cloud
According to Tonik founder and CEO Greg Krasnov, the company needed to drive its value proposition not just through cost, but also consumer trust.
Out with the new, in with the old: AU consumers want longer-lasting products
The research shows that 70% of Australians have a positive affiliation with ‘extending life’ - in other words, extending the life of products and ‘things’ in the best possible way.
Edge Centres buys DC Matrix to bolster Queensland data centre operations
“DC Matrix’s mission statement, ethos, leadership experience, and assets are a "perfect fit for Edge Centres’ key values and priorities”.
Ping Identity onboards Sydney-based Ascention as latest AU MSP
The appointment as VAR and MSP will enable Ascention to resell Ping Identity's services and solutions as part of its own data management solution.
PwC helps businesses innovate for the digital future
Innovation can be challenging - the right people need to be in the right roles, and they must all be working towards a common goal.
Omdia lowers revenue forecast for server shipments amid supply chain struggles
Despite struggles, there has been a rise in the number of server shipments with ARM CPUs, Omdia reports.
LogMeIn spins out LastPass as standalone company
LogMeIn says it plans to invest further in LastPass, particularly across the go-to-market functions, engineering, and the overall customer experience.
Sitecore ramps up 'ambitious' growth plans in APJ with new hire
Asia-Pacific and Japan president Joey Lim will lead Sitecore's APAC operations and strengthen the company's regional presence.
University of Waikato says it's 'game on' for esports
In what might just be a New Zealand first, budding esports stars can now study this booming industry as part of their university degrees.
Business Intelligence / BI
Sisense fuses data analytics with tools including Python and SQL
Business intelligence firm Sisense sees a future in analytics and code-first functionality.
Google Cloud taps former Microsoft exec as Singapore & Malaysia lead
Sherie Ng will lead revenue growth and the go-to market strategy for both the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Google Workspace.