Palo Alto Networks adds more incentives to NextWave partner program
This latest launch brings a significant set of enhancements, incentives and training to the company’s NextWave Partner Program.
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Databricks partners with Google Cloud, enables multicloud for the enterprise
Ingram Micro New Zealand wins Jabra distie agreement following huge success
Pure Storage upgrades its flagship software
Study uncovers widespread artificial intelligence and machine learning knowledge gap
"This study shines a light on the struggle to balance the potential benefits of AI and ML against the ongoing challenges of getting AI/ML initiatives off the ground."
SNP and Microsoft extend partnership with long term view
Through the alliance, which extends the existing collaboration between the pair, SNP aims to simplify and accelerate SAP customers journeys to SAP on Azure.
New report highlights top trends around hybrid cloud adoption
Nearly all (96.2%) businesses in APAC see cloud as critical to meeting immediate business needs amid uncertainty.
Veeam reports growth as demand for modern data protection increases
“Even with the unforeseen challenges and circumstances that began in early 2020, Veeam continued its rapid growth with its second consecutive year of bookings over $1 billion."
Quantum extends Veeam partnership in a bid to protect against ransomware
“Quantum continues to expand its partnership with us and we are pleased to add ActiveScale object storage to a select group of S3 targets that can provide robust ransomware protection for our joint customers."
Rapid shifts to the cloud may leave organisations at higher risk of cyber threats
While cloud migration isn’t simple, it can be enabled and improved using the right security tools.
100% channel firm Zomentum shoots for the stars after $13m funding raise
“The speed at which we are moving is unprecedented and exhilarating," says Zomentum cofounder.
Retailers must change mindset in wake of COVID-19
While the retail winners of 2020 have enjoyed a phenomenal rise in online sales, they should not get too smug about it.
Unisys enters Lenovo's partner ecosystem, aiming to support IoT solutions
Unisys says its support of Lenovo’s solutions will be backed by its Digital Workplace Services, including pre-deployment, deployment, maintenance and lifecycle management supply chain services.
Unisys named Azure expert MSP for third consecutive year
“By again passing the Azure Expert MSP criteria, Unisys has proven that it can consistently and securely design, implement and manage Azure services."
Voyager Internet enters next phase of growth with executive team change
The company has shaken up its executive team, with new hires for its CEO, CCO and COO roles.
Gartner reveals latest forecast for government IT spending
Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total $483 billion in 2021, an increase of 5.1% from 2020, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.
VMware and Accenture launch new business group as part of expanded partnership
The Accenture VMware Business Group’s primary mission will be to encourage and accelerate migration to the cloud, build modern apps and use the cloud as a foundation for new business models.
8x8 experiences significant growth driven by channel-first strategy
8x8 has announced it is experiencing strong channel momentum and growth driven by the 8x8 integrated cloud contact centre and communications product.
Patrick Quesnel, a Microsoft NZ mainstay, is appointed as Azure infrastructure lead for APAC
Quesnel comes into the new role off the back of over three years as AI business group lead for Microsoft Azure New Zealand, where he was ‘instrumental’ in building Microsoft NZ’s business.
Dysel recruits Endeavour as A/NZ distributor for Microsoft Business Central
"With Dysel we feel we can truly help businesses in this sector evolve and grow."
Nintex releases updates for Workflow Cloud solution
According to the company, Nintex Workflow Cloud is designed to be leveraged by a broad range of software users from business analysts to IT and ops professionals, and professional developers.
Pure Storage enters partnership with Komprise
the partnership with Komprise will provide Komprise Asynchronous Replication to deliver reliable data replication for Pure FlashArray file customers.
WatchGuard rolls out updates to bring greater security to MSPs
"WatchGuard Cloud’s continued evolution is lowering the barrier to entry for MSPs to add security to their portfolios and solidifying it as the management platform of choice for the security channel.”
Ivanti grows global and regional channel teams with two new hires
Erik Randles has been appointed as senior vice president of global channels and alliances, while Rose Old steps in as channels director for Australia and New Zealand.
Apple and Xiaomi only vendors to see smartphone growth in 2020 — Gartner
Apple’s growth was largely due to the success of the iPhone 12, which helped the company surpass Samsung to regain the status of number one global smartphone vendor for Q4 2020.
BlackRock and Snowflake enter partnership, look to serve investment management market
BlackRock and Snowflake have entered into a strategic partnership with the shared intention of delivering a next-generation solution for the investment management industry.
Cybersecurity spending for critical infrastructure to surpass US$105 billion in 2021
The brunt of security spending is still first and foremost focused on IT networks, systems, and data security from a defensive perspective.
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
This phone is definitely worth a look if you’re after a smartphone with some brunt and without an intimidating price tag.
Secureworks launches XDR security solution & MSSP program
Taegis is designed to expand the company’s threat detection and response capabilities.
Chorus looking to spend $1.6 billion - ComCom seeks feedback
The Commerce Commission is consulting on a proposal from Chorus to spend $1.6 billion over the first three years of the new fibre regulatory regime.
Lenovo has a new NZ country manager after Mike Hill retires
Lenovo’s New Zealand lead, Mike Hill, is set to retire, with a new country manager stepping into the role.
Hands-on review: The 2020 iPad Air
While it is a really exciting device on its own, the accessories are what take the iPad Air up to the iPad Pro level.
M-Files partners in A/NZ realise strong benefits and support from partnership
M-Files Corporation’s key partners Cadmus Consulting, Upstream Solutions and DocSmart Solutions are realising substantial benefits and support from their partnership in A/NZ.
IOTech edge software platform to support Computer Vision and AI at the IoT edge
“Providing our users with the ability to easily run computer vision inference and advanced AI at the edge is an exciting advancement as they launch solutions into the market."
StorageCraft offers Partner Success Program
Free bespoke training bootcamps and marketing campaigns accompany the program, which supports the partners who sell, deploy or manage StorageCraft's business continuity solutions.
Cloudflare names Rackspace global MSP partner of the year
Cloudflare has announced the winners of its inaugural 2020 Partner Awards.
Poly integrates antimicrobial protection into wireless phones
The Poly Rove family of phones are built with an antimicrobial technology developed by Microban.
Access4 signs on rhipe as APAC distributor
“rhipe helps extend Access4’s offering with a proven history servicing MSPs in the APAC region," says Access4 MD.
Apple and Samsung lead semiconductor spend in 2020 — Gartner
The top 10 original equipment manufacturers increased their semiconductor spend by 10% in 2020 and accounted for 42% of the market, according to Gartner.
CrowdStrike to acquire Humio for $400 million
The move expands CrowdStrike’s Extended Detection and Response (XDR) capabilities through Humio’s data ingestion and analytics expertise, which CrowdStrike says will deliver improved insights and better protection.
Why extended detection and response is a 'movement'
Fuelling its momentum as a movement fast gaining traction, Gartner called XDR the number one trend CISOs should understand to strengthen security initiatives.
Qlik recognised once again in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant
“Qlik continues to deliver industry leading innovation enabling customers to unlock the full potential value of their data."
Verizon and Cisco expand partnership and add new SD-WAN offerings
“These new services reflect the significant ongoing joint Cisco and Verizon research and development investments which aim to help customers accelerate change.”
Interview: Hyland takes the hybrid work model to heart
"We removed the concept of an office and brought in a concept of community.”
Shields up: surprises are the new normal
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