Industry insider news for New Zealand's technology resellers
Bye bye Baxter - Rethink Robotics bites the dust
Did we just lose one of the most pioneering robotics companies in the world? According to reports from the Boston Globe and a number of other media outlets, the answer looks to be 'yes'.
Heat-seeking drones can save the dolphins
One study has demonstrated how modern tech can be used to reduce the costs and environmental impact of conservation efforts.
Verint takes two Frost & Sullivan honours
In Frost & Sullivan’s APAC contact centre app report, Verint led all vendors, ranking top among 40 companies included in the analysis.
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.
MSP regulations are growing in number and severity – here’s a compliance guide
The growing number of cybersecurity breaches around the world has seen mounting pressure placed on MSPs for compliance.
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: An inside look at the benefits of cloud
"Cloud computing is revolutionising business, enabling organisations to move faster, spend less and deliver greater value."
Whitepaper: How MSPs can escape technology's all-too-familiar Catch-22
Managed service providers may be hurting themselves by relying on technology platforms that are ‘good enough'.
Gartner’s top 10 tech trends for 2019
Gartner has released a list of what it sees as the most important strategic tech trends to be aware of in the quickly upcoming year.
ManageEngine adds user behaviour analytics to ADAudit Plus
With its dynamic alert thresholds, ADAudit Plus reduces the number of false positives and buys ample time for security teams to focus on the real indicators of compromise.
Securonix and Cylance partner to drive end-to-end security offering
The two products will provide security operations centre (SOC) teams with a view of both cloud and endpoint security events.
Hands-on review: Crucial’s BX500 SSD gets the job done
The Crucial BX500 comes in two flavours, 240GB and 480GB, giving users a no-frills boost to their PC at a budget-friendly price.
Why the term ‘VAR’ no longer makes sense
A Gartner expert weighs in on VAR consolidation and muses over whether the term ‘value-added reseller’ still has any relevance.
Exclusive: Cybersecurity in the API economy
Application programming interfaces (APIs) are the cornerstone of both connected devices and the connected experience.
Blupeak scores distie deal with EMPR
This is Blupeaks second distribution deal in under a week as it partners with EMPR to distribute its products across A/NZ.
Zoom expands platform to create a cohesive UC solution
Zoom has announced a raft of new features that will allow companies to use Zoom for all of their communications needs.
Four big channel announcements from Commvault
The Command Centre, an -aaS portfolio, a new partnership, and two new cloud-ready appliances.
No Pixel 3 for Kiwis - Why the snub, Google?
Google’s offerings in the NZ market are limited at best and there is no sign of when its latest phone will be hitting our shores.
Gartner - 70% of AI for digital commerce projects succeed
As AI adoption continues to grow, a recent Gartner survey shows that in digital commerce organisation projects are succeeding at a massive rate.
Pure Storage opens new A/NZ HQ in Melbourne
Storage leader cuts the ribbon on new A/NZ headquarters, affirms its commitment to the region.
Trend Micro’s four pillars of cybersecurity strategy
There are steps that businesses can and should take to protect their data systems – and the privacy of their customers.
Gartner - APAC PC shipments showing growth
“The PC market continued to be driven by steady corporate PC demand, which was driven by Windows 10 PC hardware upgrades.”
Frost & Sullivan: Pulse Secure among best NACs for SMB to large enterprise
The recent Frost and Sullivan 2018 Network Access Control (NAC) Market, Global, Forecast to 2022 report states that network visibility is critical.
NVIDIA’s new GPU-acceleration platform for machine learning
NVIDIA’s new open source RAPIDS offering gives performance boost to end-to-end predictive data analytics.
IBM integrates NVIDIA’s RAPIDS for machine learning
NVIDIA’s open source RAPIDS software will help bring GPU acceleration capabilities to IBM’s offerings.
Carbon Black announces enhanced cloud security offering
The Cb ThreatHunter announcement was made from the company’s annual user conference #CbConnect18 in New York.
SMBs cling to older PCs and hefty repair bills
If your work PCs and devices are more than four years old, you might be spending more money on maintenance than you would spend on buying an entirely new device fleet.
HPE launches hybrid cloud tools for SMBs
HPE now provides a helping hand for small and medium businesses that are aiming for the cloud.
Quanton enhances RPA offerings with UiPath
New deal enables Kiwi enterprises to capitalise on software robots to drive competitive advantage and reduce operating costs.
4K UHD TV popularity rising, driven by digital services
As streaming services, sporting events and movies are stepping up their HD game, shipping of TVs that support the 4K UHD format are rising in kind.
Synnex expand portfolio even further with Blupeak
The partnership is now active in Australia and looking to be rolled out to New Zealand in the future.
Chinese espionage: Sweating Apple insists breach allegations are ‘not true’
The dust still hasn't settled on the report that caused Supermicro's stocks to collapse, and now Apple is stressing its innocence.
Hands-on review: ASUS Lyra Trio – Witness the power of pyramid
The Lyra Trio sets the bar high for future products with its reception, performance, ease of use, as well as its features.
Intel introduces ‘world’s best gaming processor’
Improvement can be seen in the FPS it delivers during demanding games, video editing, as well as general system improvements.
BlueJeans goes in-browser with conferencing solutions
Responding to customer feedback, it removes the need for invitees to download an application to jump onto a call.
Google shutting down Google+ after covering up privacy bug
Google’s management was aware of the bug but chose not to share it with the public to avoid scrutiny by regulators.