Industry insider news for New Zealand's technology resellers
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.
How IIoT is creating opportunities for RFID companies
The growing demands for automation and digitisation are creating considerable growth opportunities for RFID vendors.
Huawei founder publically denies spying allegations
“After all the evidence is made public, we will rely on the justice system.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Akamai acquires Janrain for access management capabilities
Janrain enables enterprises to enhance digital trust by offloading login and registration workloads.
How healthcare is applying AI to improve performance
The potential of AI to improve healthcare delivery is limitless with a wide range of applications and possibilities.
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.
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.
Amazon rumoured to buy Israel DR firm CloudEndure
While neither company has confirmed or denied the rumours, they come less than a month after IT services provider Infosys announced that it was planning to divest $15.3 million worth of shares.
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.
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.
NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 hails 'next-gen gaming'
Nvidia’s making a bold claim that it’s now the start of next-generation gaming.
Cloud, DevOps, governance - Modis lists 2019 predictions
Experimentation with new technologies will boom in 2019, as cloud services make advanced tools more accessible.
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.
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.
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.
Bridging the gap to AI security
AI cyber-attacks are not constrained by resources and compromises and can go on indefinitely without the need for pause.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
LG launches a 'rollable' TV that disappears into its base
Televisions are apparently too big and too intrusive these days – at least according to LG
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Positive results for semiconductor market, but decline looms
The market's revenue growth reached double-digit figures in 2018, but Gartner has identified a number of imminent roadblocks.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Who's going to dominate the disaster recovery as-a-service market through to 2028?
The DRaaS market is expected to register a global CAGR of 38.5% up to 2028.
Ribbon Communications bolsters cloud offerings through Amazon Partner Network
“As cloud innovators with multiple customers deployed in production on AWS, we look forward to deepening the relationship and developing new solutions that leverage AWS.”