Fortinet reports total revenue of $615.5 million
Strong demand for secure SD-WAN and work-from-home capabilities helped power 18% second quarter revenue growth.
NTT creates A/NZ business as part of Asia Pacific expansion, announces new leaders
"Creating this extended region means that NTT Ltd. will be a stronger partner for its 1,400+ clients across Asia Pacific, making it easier for partners to work with the organisation."
How your IT could unlock the best employee engagement responses
92% of executives say employee engagement is critical to success. Join the experts on July 30 to learn how you can get the best out of happy, productive employees.
Network managed services market could take short term dip
The evolution of network equipment may see managed services stalling short term before the rise of automation gives it a boost, says Dell'Oro.
TechCollect NZ receives $320,000 from Govt to reduce e-waste
The Ministry for the Environment today granted the not-for-profit organisation funding to bolster its work in collecting and recycling e-waste around New Zealand.
Workforce demographics and culture is changing. Management must too
The way we work is changing, and so is the make-up of the workforce. To get the best results, businesses need to take on dynamic workforce management.
Gallagher fortifies cybersecurity reporting as NZ's first CVE Numbering Authority
"The CVE Program looks forward to partnering with Gallagher going forward as we collectively maintain our commitment to improving security."
Fortinet: Security as agile as your network
Jon McGettigan, Fortinet A/NZ Regional Director, explains why your network requires agile security services to fully protect your expanding ‘core and edge’ topology.
Fonterra named Microsoft's first major customer for new data centre region
The move will see the dairy giant migrate a large portion of its operations and critical data from on-premises data centres to Microsoft Azure once the ground-breaking data centre region is launched.
Visibility key to resilient supply chain amid COVID-19
Ideally, any party should at any time be able to answer the question: ‘Where is my stuff, and when will it arrive?’
Forrester analyses the top SaaS marketplace players
The ‘New Wave SaaS Marketplaces’ report analyses the top eight players and provides analyst insight on who is excelling, or trailing, in 10 criteria.
Take security awareness training to the next level
Decision makers say leaders are normalising security, but employees say they're wrong.
True SASE. True zero trust. True cloud.
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is the new way of unifying security. Use the combined power of threat protection and data loss prevention to protect data, users, and systems safe when people are now working from almost anywhere.
Worldwide tablet PC market surges by 26% in Q2 2020 - Canalys
Global shipments of tablets reached 37.5 million units in Q2 2020, a 26% year-on-year increase, according to new figures from Canalys.
Hitachi Vantara appoints new A/NZ channel leader
For the past three and a half years, Erin Mikan focused on cloud services as Macquarie Telecom Group strategic partner and alliance manager.
Strengthen the weakest link in your security chain
Globalisation. Remote working. High-turnover workforces. These factors and more add up to make increasingly dynamic workforces - and without proper management, your business could fall behind.
Intel & VMware collaborate on vRAN platform to support 5G
The two companies are collaborating on a software platform to assist communications service providers (CSPs) with rolling out future 5G networks across a software-defined, virtualised infrastructure.
Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN - empowering remote workforces
Secure SD-WAN supports remote workforces, simplifies management and helps ensure business continuity.
Y Soft expands Microsoft Universal Print integration
YSoft SAFEQ Cloud portfolio, which includes SAFEQ CloudPro and Breeze, is now fully integrated with Microsoft’s Universal Print.
Westcon Group reaps $221.5m revenue
Westcon Group New Zealand’s financial statement reveals revenue of $221.5 million for the year ended 29 February 2020, with after-income tax profit grossing $2.7 million. Both revenue and profit are up from the 2019 year, in which revenue was $211.6 million and after-income tax of $1.6 million. The company’s revenue comes from sales of goods, sales of service, and commission received from the sale of maintenance service. Sales of goods for the 2020 year totalled $216.7 million, up from $206.8 million in 2019. Additionally, revenue resulting from sale of service totalled $883,606 – up from $861,358 in 2018. Commission received from sale of maintenance service topped $3.89 million, a drop of only a few thousand dollars compared to 2019 figures. Westcon’s purchases for the 2019 cost $202.7 million, up from $194 million in 2019. Employee benefits expense cost $12.7 million, up from $12.6 million in 2019. The company paid no dividends for the financial period. There are 1000 ordinary shares in the market. Referencing the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial statement says that it is not possible to estimate the short- and long-term effects of the economic impact. “This being the case we do not consider it practicable to provide a quantitative or qualitative estimate of the potential impact of this outbreak at this time.” *Some figures have been rounded.
Fortinet holds position as fastest-growing SD-WAN vendor
According to a new Omida report, the company has seen a 247% revenue growth year-on-year. Plus, Fortinet announces Fortigate 80F.
Vertiv launches new range of UPS equipment for edge & branch offices
The Liebert GXT RT+ range is available from 1 to 3kVA, offering power outage protection that is less expensive than other Liebert GXT models.
Apple unveils major update to its 27-inch iMac
"The 27-inch iMac is loaded with new features. It is the ultimate desktop, to work, create, and communicate."
Ultimate security: The best authentication just got better
Cloud applications can hold sensitive data, and top-notch authentication is key. But having separate tools for separate applications can be cumbersome - here's how to overcome that.
Synnex posts mild revenue drop, but profits increase
Profit after expenses and income tax totalled $327,438 – up from $219,727 in the year previous.
Digital transformation has become 'unstoppable' and essential for retailers, study finds
“The strong adoption of digital transformation by finance teams just demonstrates its incredible power to affect the bottom line. This survey illuminates the deep changes in the retail industry, which are mostly an acceleration of the trends that were already in motion.”
Barhead invited to Microsoft 20/21 Inner Circle
This recognition of an invitation to the Inner Circle for Microsoft business applications is based on sales achievements and customer success.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Milestone Systems?
In this interview, Techday speaks with Milestone Systems director of Asia Pacific sales Jordan Cullis, who discusses the ins and outs of the company's solutions, its focus on certain product development trends, and the company's infrastructure and resources.
Blue Prism calls out IBM as exceptional partner
Blue Prism has announced that IBM has received its second Certified Gold Service Provider status as the company expands on go-to-market capabilities for intelligent automation solutions.
Ingram Micro NZ Holdings post FY 19 financials
“With a broad range of products and services and diverse range of partners, the company expects to mitigate downside risks to profitability. The company has sound liquidity with no external debt.”
Deep dive: The MSP security landscape in 2020
This year’s findings indicate significant positive shifts in the perceived value of MSPs.
Attivo named by Gartner as Sample Vendor for deception platforms
The company was named as an example of platforms that create false artifacts to aid threat detection in Gartner’s 2020 Security Ops Hype Cycle report.
Ping Identity makes changes to partner program to better serve businesses of today
“Expanding and deepening our collective efforts with our global strategic alliance and channel partners allows us to continue to innovate and bring comprehensive IAM solutions to the enterprise.”
Do business close to home: Kordia business solutions for Kiwis, by Kiwis
Seeka, Exeed, and Wise Group leveraged Kordia's problem-solving DNA - now it's your turn.
B2B buyers more likely to buy from vendors with digital purchasing channels - report
Procurement and purchasing leaders have steadily been shifting purchasing from traditional reliance on sales reps to self-serve ordering through digital channels, and COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated this shift..
COVID-19 means New Zealand's tech sector is more important than ever - NZTech
"Almost overnight, born of necessity, the government, businesses and people gained first-hand experience of a more digital world."
Remote workforces drive new risk management strategies
remote and onsite workers have access to multiple collaboration tools, leading to fresh risk management strategies in the post COVID world.
Hands-on review: JBL Bar 5.1 Surround
To quote John Wick, if you were to ask me if I’d want one of these as part of my home entertainment, my answer would have to be, “Yeah.”
Your VPN deserves more than a username and password
Are the people logging into your networks who they say they are?
CrowdStrike announces two executive hires, with aim to expand in A/NZ
The endpoint protection company says both executives will be responsible for boosting customer experience (CX) while delivering success mutually with CrowdStrike’s partner team as part of their new roles.
Is your head in the sand? Only 60% of firms believe an email could trigger a cyber attack
Where would the world be without the humble email? It's an important tool - and a weapon.
Hands-on review: Epos Sennheiser GSP 670 Wireless Gaming Headset
Epos Sennheiser GSP 670 is a solid unit that really does justice to the immense effort developers put into modern game audio. This is a wireless headset that I whole-heartedly recommend.
The dream of open banking: It's disruptive, and it's anyone's game
Empower your business users with agility and self-service data access—everything you need to unlock the secret sauce for unique banking business models.