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COVID-19: the greatest digital accelerator of the decade, Twilio finds
COVID-19 and related nationwide lockdowns have resulted in businesses accelerating their digital transformation strategy and efforts by at least six years.
A/NZ businesses still investing in AI, despite COVID-19
When it comes to Australia and New Zealand, new research has found that more than one half of enterprises implementing AI solutions say the deployments are enabling changes to their business models.
HP announces streamlined partner programme
The new programme with comprise of two tracks, Synergy and Power, and focus on three pillars, Performance, Capabilities and Collaboration.
Backbase expands APAC presence with new Aussie offices
“With accelerating customer adoption of digital and regulated open banking, the future landscape presents significant opportunities for banks with the capabilities to adapt, offering holistic financial solutions and personalising at scale.”
Orgs to take to the cloud post-pandemic, study shows
87% of enterprises will accelerate their cloud migration in a post-COVID-19 world reveals a study by LogicMonitor.
Ricoh claims most nbn channel certifications
As a business nbn accredited adviser, Ricoh can deliver services and support for customers looking to transition to the nbn network.
Modern applications helping organisations succeed during pandemic
"For years now, businesses have been on a mission to digitally transform themselves and their operations. This year's global pandemic served as a barometer for the true state of that digital transformation."
Tech Data to invest $750 million in digital transformation initiatives
The investment will power Tech Data's strategy to accelerate innovation in ways that will deliver improved experiences and greater agility for businesses across the technology ecosystem.
Interview: ACE Training execs discuss how to capitalise on NZ's new data centre region
Microsoft's bombshell announcement last month to build a data centre region in New Zealand made waves with the country's enterprises. Graham Dwyer and Ray Deklerk discuss the wider implications and benefits.
BMD chooses Rubrik to make transition to digital data backup
“BMD is a perfect example of a company that has regained control of its data, at a time when its technology resources are needed more than ever. This will empower the company to focus on its core business."
Wrike rolls out user experience features and brand refresh focused on digital work
To empower organisations move forward in digital transformation strategies, the Reimagined Wrike launch offers two fundamental changes: user experience and updated brand identity.
Australian Red Cross completes significant DX milestone with Boomi
Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, has successfully provided a unified experience for the Australian Red Cross and helped the organisation achieve a significant milestone on its digital transformation journey.
Value of quantum computing uncertain for at least 10 years - research
"Quantum computing is not currently providing business value that could not be achieved with today's existing computers, and it is not clear when it will."
Skills gap, lack of budget, and competing initiatives holding back innovation in A/NZ enterprises - report
Despite A/NZ businesses showing the most confidence in their ability to innovate at a competitive rate, skills gaps continued to hold projects back.
Gartner: Strong revenue growth forecast for container management software and services
This is the first time Gartner has published a forecast for container management, in response to the increasing importance of the underlying technology.
Businesses investing in DX more than ever thanks to COVID-19
"Organisations need to reexamine every part of their business for digital readiness or face consequences regardless of whether another crisis of this magnitude happens again or not.”
KPMG and SAS join forces to enable cloud transformation at speed
"With these centres, KPMG professionals can continue to help SAS clients to derive increased value from successfully moving to the cloud as well as drive improved collaboration that will enhance the current solution portfolio."
HackerOne launches penetration testing to empower digital transformation
“In today’s agile environments, pentest platforms should seamlessly integrate with every aspect of the software development lifecycle so that findings are quickly pushed to the right developer and vulnerabilities are fixed faster."
Interview: Dell explores the core tenets of multi-cloud
“Leveraging a multi-cloud approach incorporating multi-cloud resources allows organisations to transform IT by significantly improving agility, flexibility, while controlling costs, and reducing business resilience risk,” says Dell's A/NZ CTO.
Company-X works on WebAR and WebVR
Techday spoke to David Hallett and Jeremy Hughes about their work on software and web development, their upcoming projects, and how the pandemic has affected their business.
Talend named Leader in Data Fabric Evaluation by Forrester
It received the highest score in the Current Offering category and earned the highest possible scores in 15 of the 25 criteria evaluated.
Waikato Regional Council upgrades information management systems
The council processes a high volume of project planning documents, environmental reports, contracts and technical specifications, all subject to public records legislation.
Auckland uni selects Datrium for DX via BEarena and ASI Solutions
The University of Auckland has partnered with disaster recovery firm Datrium to modernise its infrastructure by leveraging the cloud and unifying compute, storage, backup and disaster recovery.
Rackspace renames company, launches four new solutions
The company says the move was in response to the growing trend towards digital transformation and aims to bring the company’s multicloud experience to the wider market.