Industry insider news for New Zealand's technology resellers
JASK prepares for global rollout of their AI-powered ASOC platform
The JASK ASOC platform automates alert investigations, supposedly freeing the SOC analyst to do what machines can’t.
CERT NZ highlights rise of unauthorised access incidents
“In one case, the attacker gained access and tracked the business’s emails for at least six months. They gathered extensive knowledge of the business’s billing cycles."
Report finds GCSB in compliance with NZ rights
The Inspector-General has given the GCSB its compliance tick of approval for the fourth year in a row.
Cisco dominates record-high Ethernet switch & router markets
While the market is flourishing, it’s tough-going as Cisco has increased its majority share of the pie.
Preparing for e-invoicing requirements
The New Zealand and Australian governments are working on a joint approach to create trans-Tasman standards to e-invoicing that’ll make it easier for businesses in both countries work with each other and across the globe
SAP provides partners with free access to their cloud platform
“Now that over 3,700 SAP partners have joined our cloud strategy, the free resources will help them accelerate application development."
Company-X celebrates ranking on Deloitte's Fast 500 Asia Pacific
Hamilton-based software firm Company-X has landed a spot on Deloitte Technology’s Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2018 ranking - for the second year in a row.
Gartner names Proofpoint Leader in enterprise information archiving
The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
WatchGuard appoints new channel distributors in A/NZ
The appointments will enable WatchGuard to expand its regional channel reseller footprint.
Tensions on the rise after Huawei CFO arrest
“Recently our corporate CFO, Meng Wanzhou, was provisionally detained by the Canadian authorities on behalf of the United States of America."
Why the future of IT infrastructure is always on and always available
As more organisations embrace digital business, infrastructure and operations leaders will need to evolve their strategies and skills to keep up.
Juniper simplifies data integration to improve threat detection
Updates to the Juniper Advanced Threat Prevention Appliances leverage third-party firewalls and security data sources.
IDC: Tablets stay dead, notebooks keep head above water
An IDC report predicts a soft personal PC market, slipping into further decline with the exception of notebooks, gaming PCs, and business PC upgrades.
The 2018 Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote
There was a lot to unpack at the Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote. This long-form piece tries to cover all the most relevant points for A/NZ.
HPE announces financial results for the fourth quarter of 2018
“As we close my first fiscal year as CEO, I am incredibly proud of where we stand in the marketplace."
Gartner: Infrastructure services moving beyond the edge
First it was about data moving to the edge, now Gartner says it's taking one step further.
Increase visibility and productivity with fleet tracking software
Know what’s going on in the field so you can dispatch more efficiently, improve customer service and reduce time spent calling drivers for updates.
Vertiv’s 5 most noteworthy data centre trends for 2019
Vertiv has placed particular emphasis on edge computing being the ‘epicentre’ of innovation in the data centre space.
Cyber attacks develop complexity, target Windows sysad tools - report
The report explores changes in the threat landscape over the past year, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019.
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."
Lenovo DCG takes A/NZ partners on Europe experience
The fully-funded tour included the Nutanix conference in London, the Lenovo EMEA data centre, and driving on the Autobahn in fire-breathing Mercs.
Spark strengthen ties with Māori Language Commission
The two have signed a mahi tahi Memorandum of Understanding for Spark to continue providing digital support for the promotion of te reo Māori.
Huawei's eLTE-DSA solution to help oil & gas industry to embrace energy IoT
Huawei says the wireless eLTE solution will help the oil and gas industry build an energy-based Internet of Things.
Ping Identity announces new Identity-as-a-Service solution
PingOne for Customers is built for the developer community and provides API-based identity services for customer-facing applications.
Dell.com customers urged to change passwords after breach
Dell is asking all of its Dell.com customers to change their passwords after it detected ‘unauthorised activity’ on its network earlier this month.
Mega-merger aligns physical & digital security across A/NZ
Optic Security Group is the name of one of A/NZ’s latest mega-mergers in the physical and digital security space, bringing combined revenues in excess of A$100 million to the table.
Is your SD-WAN solution leaving you vulnerable?
Providing direct internet access to cloud-based applications has made deploying new security strategies designed for the distributed enterprise critical.
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.
SecuriThings unveils two-click deployment to protect IP cameras
Hacked security cameras can suffer severe performance degradation and become unable to communicate properly when needed.
AVI Networks makes play for A/NZ channel
“We are also close to announcing a high-profile distributor to cover Australia and New Zealand, which is critically important as we have a 100 percent channel strategy."
Verizon Enterprise’s seven global IT trends for 2019
The tech giant has released its own perspective on what IT professionals should be looking at to stay ahead of the global curve.
Gartner’s ten 2019 trends for infrastructure and operations
As IT infrastructure and operations take an continually growing role in the IT ecosystem, Gartner highlights what to prepare for in the year ahead.
Mitel partners with Aussie distributor to bring UCaaS to A/NZ
“Having Mitel’s solutions in our portfolio will reinforce our position as a market leader."
How Samsung aims to use advanced AI to create business opportunities
"What we need now is to focus on creating new values that make people’s lives easier and more convenient by harnessing the power of AI."
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.
Silver lining to declining personal computing market
IDC has provided a rather gloomy forecast but there are opportunities to be exploited on the horizon.
Chinese smartphone brands are set to overthrow Samsung
"Top Chinese mobile phone manufacturers boosted their sales across emerging markets in the third quarter of 2018.”
Huge discounts on Ruckus tech with Ingram NZ
Resellers new to Ruckus’ range of network APs and ICX switches can get 40-50% off selected products by purchasing from Ingram NZ for a limited time.
ForgeRock updates multicloud identity management solution
Organisations today need to maintain an identity platform that enables both friction-free and highly-secure authentication.
Network infrastructure: The foundation of a successful business
"With modern technologies taking us online, businesses and governments must keep up."
HPE makes acquisition to expand big data market presence
HPE has acquired BlueData with the aim of providing an all-encompassing and easy-to-implement solution for AI/ML and big data analytics.
Huawei seeks urgent meeting with Govt about Spark 5G ban saga
“There has been no evidence of wrongdoing by Huawei presented and we strongly reject the notion that our business threatens New Zealand in any way."
Endace expands its partner programme
“The Fusion Partner Program frees SecOps, DevOps and NetOps teams from the traditional model of deploying functions as dedicated hardware appliances.”
NZ's growing tech sector creates job boom
"New tech roles are highly paid generating new wealth for regional New Zealand and research has found that for every new tech role created 4.9 other support roles are created in a community."
Cambium Networks switches simplify network deployment and operation
cnMatrix enhances performance, security and end-user satisfaction while reducing costs.
ComCom outlines plans for telco oversight
The Commerce Commission has released a paper outlining how it will go about approaching service quality management of telecommunications providers.
NZ Telco Forum responds to ComCom report complaint numbers
Earlier this week, a Commerce Commission report stated that telecommunications had the most complaints of any industry - the TCF isn’t convinced.
Govt commits $15.5m to digital identity research
“With more and more aspects of our lives taking place online it’s critical the government takes a lead to ensure New Zealanders have control of how and who uses their identity information,” says Minister Woods.
Top 10 challenges facing MSPs – and 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.
Kiwi company brings AI assistant to small business
Aider, an AI powered digital business assistant created specifically for small business, has been in beta phase in Australasia for several months.
Spending on robotic systems and drones will be on the rise in 2019
Robotic systems will be the larger of the two categories throughout the five-year forecast period with worldwide robotics spending forecast to be $103.4 billion in 2019.
Wearable device market one to... watch
Gartner says shipments of wearables will reach 225 million in 2019, with spending hitting US$42b, with smartwatches still taking the lion’s share.
Singtel integrates cybersecurity capabilities under Trustwave banner
The integration enables Trustwave to harness the synergies of Singtel’s global cybersecurity business, revenue, capabilities across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
OPPO completes 'world first' 5G multiparty video call
“This is just the beginning. Through 5G, we are creating truly immersive and revolutionary smartphones that will unlock a whole new user experience."
Review: The Sonos Beam - more than a soundbar
Sonos’ is one of the serious contenders in the smart speaker market. Is the Beam soundbar worth taking seriously? I think it actually might be.
Review: Polycom VoxBox - Simple, portable, and very impressive
As more organisations move to cloud-based UC solutions, the VoxBox may well be the only conference phone that anyone needs.
AWS makes building and securing data lakes easier
AWS Control Tower, AWS Security Hub, and AWS Lake Formation help with provisioning and governance, monitoring security and compliance, and building and managing data lakes.
Gartner names Zscaler leader in secure web gateways
“The market for cloud-based secure web gateway (SWG) services continues to grow more quickly than the market for appliance-based SWGs.”
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?
Spark named Cisco customer experience partner of the year
"This is the first time we have won this award and I think it’s a reflection of our commitment to creating a stronger customer-focused culture.”