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VPN
Remote work will be driven by managed services going forward
Reflecting on the past year, it’s clear that remote work played a significant role in maintaining business operations across A/NZ.
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Outsourcing
Aussie firms outsourcing finance functions to South Africa amid COVID-19 disruptions
Most organisations need to reduce operational costs quickly. With revenues significantly down, any failure to dial down expenses will hit the bottom line and even spell the end of the business, writes BPESA CEO Andy Searle.
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Outsourcing
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is BPESA?
Techday spoke with BPESA CEO Andy Searle, who discusses the trend of big brands flocking to South Africa for software development, the impact of COVID-19 on risk mitigation for offshore outsourcing, and the company's upcoming webinars in Australia this month.
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Cybersecurity
Interview: Advantage defines the most common attacks against Kiwi firms
“In almost all cases Advantage has been involved with this year, there has been a growing trend that the event that brings attention to the breach occurs quite some time after the initial breach."
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Outsourcing
How to start your own business by leveraging the power of outsourcing
Outsourcing provides a very good opportunity to start your business from scratch, especially if you have a team of like-minded people.
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Outsourcing
VEnterface Project forms new collaboration bonds between Australia & Singapore
With the development of the mobile app market, requirements for software products have become stricter. Currently, only applications that have been brought to perfect condition, including professional design and a high level of usability, are in demand. 
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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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Omnichannel
Anana deploys Pluribus Networks as part of network modernisation project
"We can isolate issues and resolve them much more quickly now, which really helps us keep our internal users and our customers happy.” 
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Digital Transformation
Cloud adoption accelerating across A/NZ enterprises
"As dependence on the cloud increases, it requires organisations to employ data management strategies that are robust, yet flexible enough to aid their transformation, while mitigating risks."
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Outsourcing
IT contracts worth $48.5bn up for renewal in APAC
"A major portion of the contracts expiring in 2020 are in the infrastructure outsourcing and business process outsourcing areas."
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Infrastructure
Network infrastructure in 2019 stagnated, expert says
"As the large part of ongoing development is looking promising, 2020 may bring further advancements, especially if new technologies and solutions will be integrated and adopted on a wider scale."
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Outsourcing
Rapid growth continues for business process applications market
New research from GlobalData shows that the business process applications market will surpass US$93 billion within the next three years.
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Cybersecurity
Security, analytics and customer service top priorities for CFOs
With changing demands from both internal and external customers, CFOs are having to invest in emerging technologies and capabilities to meet demands."
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Application Performance Monitoring / APM
Business observability vs application monitoring: What’s the difference?
Observability is the answer for when traditional monitoring won’t suffice, and when modern software teams need to play offense with software.
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IT Automation
AI, automation, and data management: Key technology trends for 2020
Talend, ManageEngine and Cohesity share their predictions for how enterprise technology will develop.
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Artificial Intelligence
DataRobot to acquire data fabric provider Paxata
Companies must overcome several key challenges associated with AI in order to reap the benefits and become successful.
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Artificial Intelligence
2020 Prediction: The rise of meaningful communication
At the forefront of this engagement experience will be newer mobile technologies such as WhatsApp Business, Apple Business Chat and Google’s use of RCS on Android devices.
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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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Artificial Intelligence
People, AI or chatbots: A/NZ consumers don’t differentiate with customer service
Australian and New Zealanders are happy to embrace a full range of self-serve and human customer service options, placing the highest premium on speed, knowledge, and accuracy of outcomes.
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Outsourcing
APAC business process outsourcing market set to grow
"This will be primarily be driven by the increasing number of global companies expanding their base in the region and partnering with agile business partners to provide them with the required services."
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Outsourcing
2020 predictions: Security breaches, talent shortages and rapid RPA growth
As organisations throughout Australia make plans for the year ahead, it’s worth considering some of the ‘big picture’ forces that will shape the business environment in coming months, Veritec says.
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Digital Transformation
Case study: FlexiGroup shifts the dial with Dynamics 365
The company had attempted to overhaul CRM in the past, with vendors shoehorning systems into the company without properly understanding the processes.
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IT Automation
Customer service reps tired of not having the right tools - Pega
Software still isn’t solving basic issues that have long given customer-facing employees headaches.
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Workflow Automation
Nintex recognised for innovation in workflow and content automation
Nintex has added visual BPM and no-code RPA capabilities to its platform in the last 18 months and earned its 3rd Aragon Research Women in Technology Award.