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New Relic
How to tackle the great brain drain in the tech industry
Attracting and retaining tech talent in Australia and New Zealand is becoming increasingly challenging, with the 2022 Hays Salary Guide showing a startling 91% of employers facing a skills shortage.
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Microsoft
TO THE NEW unveils A/NZ Managed Services for Microsoft Azure
TO THE NEW has released Managed Services for Microsoft Azure to meet the growing demand in the A/NZ market and globally.
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Manhattan Associates
New late-stage order cancellation to improve customer service
Manhattan Associates launches new service allowing orders to be cancelled up to the point of manifested/loaded status, preventing unwanted shipments and costly returns.
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DDoS
F5 launches DDoS scrubbing centres in Sydney and Melbourne
F5 says the two new scrubbing centres in Australia have been launched in response to growing demand across A/NZ.
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MongoDB
Tech innovation crucial to growth, but barriers remain
Businesses in the A/NZ region believe tech innovation is crucial to drive future growth, but 76% say they’re being held back by complex data architecture.
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Security
A/NZ organisations cite fewer cyber attacks but longer downtime
More than half of security leaders say they have seen an increase in attempted cyber attacks. In addition, many have been directly impacted by data breaches.
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Cloud
TeamViewer launches A/NZ Regional office in Adelaide
TeamViewer is launching its new Australia and New Zealand office in Adelaide, coinciding with the company's 10th anniversary in the country.
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Digital Transformation
SAP Australia and New Zealand announces key leadership appointments
Software company SAP A/NZ has shared news of changes to its leadership team.
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Axiomatics
emt and Axiomatics forge distribution partnership for Asia and A/NZ regions
"We are delighted to be building a robust channel for Axiomatics in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and offering all the value added services required to help our partners meet the growing demand for solutions."
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Channel vendors
A/NZ IT channel ‘cautiously optimistic', according to new study
The channel’s optimism is bolstered to some degree by forecasts for global IT spending of more than $5 trillion this year, according to CompTIA.
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Distribution
Commvault chooses Ingram Micro as go-to distributor for A/NZ market
“We are thrilled to expand on our strategic partnership with Commvault and tap into the significant and growing BaaS opportunities across Australia and New Zealand."
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Rimini Street
Rimini Street announces new Oceania GM to help drive growth
“As Rimini Street marches towards its stated target of achieving $1 billion in annual revenue by 2026, our regional and theatre GM’s are key to helping us achieve our operational goals."
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Partnerships
ServiceRocket and Digital.ai sign strategic partnership for A/NZ region
The partnership combines the two companies' product and services offerings into a local practice designed to help enterprises successfully scale and optimise software delivery.
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Managed Services
Sophos and Ingram Micro set sights on cybersecurity market in A/NZ
Sophos and Ingram Micro have extended their partnership, which will see the distributor working to recruit new managed services partners to the Sophos MSP Connect Flex program.
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Channel partners
Snowflake brings on new A/NZ partner manager to drive channel success
“Appointing Nick as partner manager further reinforces our focus on regional channel organisational growth to enhance our position as a leader."
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Partner Programme
Lexmark brings new certification program to A/NZ partners
The global imaging solutions leader says the program is designed to enhance channel partners’ service capabilities, and to support their sales and marketing efforts.
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Channel partners
M-Files brings on new A/NZ channel account manager
In his new role, Kevin Leong will help accelerate the growth of the company’s intelligent information management software solutions in A/NZ.
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Digital Transformation
As digital transformation grows in A/NZ companies, misconceptions about their role in cloud security abound
While an 81% majority of A/NZ organisations are accelerating their digital transformation, a giant 99% of surveyed respondents say they believe their cloud security provider provides enough protection, according to a Trend Micro study. 
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Business growth
Talend appoints new A/NZ vice president with partner sales background
Talend has appointed a new regional vice president for Australia and New Zealand with the intention of driving the next phase of growth in the area.
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Sustainability
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Autodesk?
In this video, Techday speaks to Autodesk regional director for A/NZ Andy Cunningham, who discusses the company's digital event, Autodesk University, as well as the company's vision, its focus on sustainable projects, and its presence in the A/NZ region.
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Appointments
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."
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Network Management
D-Link launches cloud-managed networking solution for MSPs in A/NZ
As cited by D-Link, the solution brings key benefits including enabling MSPs to gain a regular revenue stream, month by month pricing, lower overheads with easy install and remote management, evaluate their offering, lower cost variables and maintain the solution.
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Infosys
94% of A/NZ organisations ahead of the game in workplace transformation
Infosys says places with higher instances of workplace transformation usually also indicate better staff wellbeing and business outcomes.
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Cloud
Eaton appoints Gavin Swadling as A/NZ channel boss
As part of his new role, Swadling will develop Eaton’s PQ channel vision, strategy and business plan to drive interaction with its partners.