Industry insider news for New Zealand's technology resellers
NZ’s $3.45bil IT services market fueled by competitive advantage
"With regards to cloud adoption, organisations are prioritising innovation and security over cost and scalability.”
Avaya expands AI offerings with new partnerships
The additions to the ecosystem will enable Avaya to add prioritisation and natural language processing to its UC solutions.
Hillstone CTO's 2019 security predictions
Hillstone Networks CTO Tim Liu shares what key developments could be expected in the areas of security compliance, cloud, security, AI and IoT.
Kiwis make waves in IoT World Cup
A New Zealand company, KotahiNet, has been named as a finalist in the IoT World Cup for its River Pollution Monitoring solution.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Oracle Java Card update boosts security for IoT devices
"Java Card 3.1 is very significant to the Internet of Things, bringing interoperability, security and flexibility to a fast-growing market currently lacking high-security and flexible edge security solutions."
How SMBs can use data to drive business outcomes
With the right technology, companies can capture consumer, sales, and expense data, and use it to evaluate and construct future plans.
Survey shows that IoT is RoI across Asia Pacific
A recent Frost & Sullivan survey across Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shows that IoT deployment improves business metrics by around 12%.
Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther
After 16 years as the APAC senior vice president and president for McAfee, Struthers is now heading the APJ arm of Sophos.
Security platform provider Deep Instinct expands local presence
The company has made two A/NZ specific leadership hires and formed several partnerships with organisations in the region.
Half of companies unable to detect IoT device breaches
A Gemalto study also shows that the of blockchain technology to help secure IoT data, services and devices has doubled in a year.
Will 2019 be the year of network evolution?
An A10 Networks exec talks 5G, software-defined networks, and the continuing evolution needed for a modern cloud environment.
Stepping up to sell security services in A/NZ
WatchGuard Technologies A/NZ regional director gives his top tips on how to make a move into the increasingly lucrative cybersecurity services market.
IDC: Relevance is combining strategy, creativity and IT services
IDC reveals the Top 10 Asia/Pacific predictions to impact IT and business services sourcing in 2019 and beyond.
E-Book: Building applications just got simpler
When it comes to end user's expectations for applications, there seems to be no limits. Now, you live up to them without having to be a coding mastermind.
Signs of erosion in Cisco’s IT infrastructure dominance
While still maintaining a significant lead, Cisco finished 2018 with a slightly smaller piece of the pie in the enterprise IT infrastructure market.
Jabra launches wireless earbuds for mobile workforce
“With workers no longer tied to their desk, mobility is becoming an increasingly important priority, with workers demanding high quality audio connectivity, UC integration and full flexibility."
Whitepaper: Making AI work for the healthcare sector
This whitepaper explains how and why AI should be focused on people in healthcare, not technology. Philips calls this approach adaptive intelligence.
Hands-on review: Crucial 1GB P1 NVMe PCIe 2280 M.2 solid-state drive
Not all solid-state drives are built equal, and not all M.2 solid state drives are built equal, either.
Cloud IT infrastructure revenues overtake traditional IT for first time
The rush to ‘digitally transform’ and adopt cloud-based technologies has caused some major changes in the market.
Huawei founder publically denies spying allegations
“After all the evidence is made public, we will rely on the justice system.”
LG makes TVs smarter with new AI processors
Latest TVs from LG use deep learning to enhance the video and audio output and introduces integration with Alexa.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?
Whitepaper: How Philips drives security and privacy in healthcare
Personal data within healthcare records is most valuable, as it can be used, for example, for various malicious purposes.
Update: Huawei fires employee accused of espionage
The Huawei arrest saga continues as another Huawei employee faces up to 10 years in jail after a recent arrest in Poland.
Whitepaper: An inside look at the benefits of cloud
"Cloud computing is revolutionising business, enabling organisations to move faster, spend less and deliver greater value."
Bulk of US$250b cloud market claimed by just nine companies
The top nine vendors in the wide cloud market ecosystem are responsible for well over half of all the revenues.
Interview: AWS A/NZ MD discusses machine learning strategy
Last year, AWS announced 13 new machine learning services including a new ML marketplace and a managed service for reinforcement learning algorithms and simulators.
New research shows data centre acquisition upsurge
Despite the rise in number of deals, the total value for the year actually fell below the 2017 peak.
Epson FF-680W: The world's fastest WiFi photo scanner
“There was clearly a need for an ultra-fast and easy scanning solution that enabled people to digitise hard copy photos often stored in albums or boxes.”
Acer’s new top tech gaming notebooks
Predator Triton 900 features a convertible 4K display and the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, and the 500 is just 18mm thick.
Serverless architecture market to reach $14B by 2024
According to KBV research, the drive for agility and flexibility in enterprise IT is driving the adoption of serverless architecture worldwide.
Datto names new CEO as founder steps back
Austin McChord continues as a board member as the former president and COO takes over as CEO.
OPPO aims to have 5G device launched by end of year
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is working with Keysight Technologies to accelerate the development of their 5G smartphone.
Arrow Electronics puts innovation on display
“Innovators and engineers in every corner of the world are constantly at a race not just against current or emerging competitors, but also against themselves."
IDC creates framework for AI implementation
"Individuals and enterprises need to improve their AI literacy by understanding the level at which AI-enabled automation can result in benefits."
Over 100 million smart home devices shipped in 2018
The smart home market is booming as consumers are looking for more ways to interact with their surroundings.
Whitepaper: Taking an integrated approach to combatting ransomware
Rather than having multiple different solutions, businesses need to ensure their endpoint management, malware and backup solutions are providing full coverage.
USB regulatory body launches USB-C authentication programme
USB Type-C Authentication empowers host systems to mitigate risks from malicious firmware/hardware in USB devices attempting to exploit a USB connection.
Ping Identity doubles down on APAC channel with new hire
The company has made its first regional channel appointment with a new APAC channel and alliance manager.
Cohesity ramps up A/NZ presence with first channel manager appointment
Based in Melbourne, Ramanathan is responsible for enhancing the company’s momentum among regional channel partners and systems integrators.
Toshiba pushes hard drive capacity further with 16TB CMR
The MG08 series hard disk drives are the industry's largest capacity conventional magnetic recording hard drive.
Oppo to launch AX7 smartphone in NZ this week
The OPPO AX7 is a phone that fuses ‘premium features’ with an entry-level price point, according to the company.
Huawei launches ‘industry-first’ AI data centre switch amid trade war
Despite being embroiled in the midst of a trade war between China and the United States, Huawei is showing no signs of slowing down its innovation.
There’s a cost to not innovating and the public sector risks paying full price
There may be reasons for public sector agencies in particular to be somewhat reluctant with IT innovation spend.
Reshape to relevance - Accenture’s 2019 consumer survey
Trends for digital voice assistants, extended reality and the over-the-top video market are explored in the latest global consumer survey.
Four trends that will define automation in 2019
As automation continues to define transformation in the coming year one executive looks at the key drivers, such the move to low code, behind its implementation.
A10 Networks’ four cloud security predictions for 2019
While many companies had previously been afraid of making the move, new advances in cloud security have reduced the number of successful cyber attacks.
AMD unveils ‘world’s first 7nm gaming GPU ‘
The Radeon VII provides 2x memory, 2.1x memory bandwidth, and up to 36% higher performance in content creation applications compared to Radeon RX 64.
IoT’s rapid rise fuelling an explosion of data
IDC expects global annual spending on IoT to exceed US$1 trillion by 2022, driving huge demand for data centres.
IDC: PC shipments decline even in holiday quarter
The traditional PC market saw shipments decline 3.7% in 4Q18, although this was less than the expected 4.7%.
Akamai acquires Janrain for access management capabilities
Janrain enables enterprises to enhance digital trust by offloading login and registration workloads.
Samsung's going all-in on home robots
Samsung has released a new range of home robots that can do everything from help people take their medicine, purifying air, posture training, and retail shopping.
Preserve priceless memories with the world’s fastest photo scanner
We all have boxes of photos and documents crying out for a new lease on life. See how you can digitise, correct and preserve them at blazingly fast speeds with the Epson FastFoto Wireless Photo Scanner.
Audioengine’s Wireless A5+ are just bloody good speakers
I judge these speakers on the aspects that Audioengine boasts about - quality, streaming, simplicity and versatility
Cloud, DevOps, governance - Modis lists 2019 predictions
Experimentation with new technologies will boom in 2019, as cloud services make advanced tools more accessible.
Veeam: Biggest trials for MSPs selling backup & how to overcome them
In a perfect world all businesses would happily invest enough to protect their data, but it’s not, which is why Probax released a guide.
BMC Software's DevOps and EX predictions for 2019
Two BMC software executives share their predictions for their areas of expertise - DevOps and employee experience.
You’re invited: Insights on business strategy, platforms, and security for ISVs
The event features thought-provoking industry leaders and technical evangelists, designed for the business owners and technical developers alike.
How IIoT is creating opportunities for RFID companies
The growing demands for automation and digitisation are creating considerable growth opportunities for RFID vendors.