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SiteMinder
Hotel sector heads online to engage 'dynamic travellers'
Australia’s hotel sector is increasing its uptake of online commerce and technology, with direct bookings now one of the top two revenue drivers for the industry.
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Cloud
Equinix & GIC commit $525m to xScale data centers in Seoul
An IDC report suggests the Cloud IT infrastructure market in the country could reach US$1.86 billion in sales by 2025.
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Accounting
BlackLine bolsters financial management capabilities through FourQ acquisition
BlackLine CEO Marc Huffman says intercompany accounting is a ‘distraction’ within F&A for many multinational organisations.
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Cloud
Microsoft shares vague details about Windows 11 rollout so far
People are accepting upgrades Windows 11 faster than they did for Windows 10 - but won't say exactly how many PCs are actually running it.
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Gaming
Alienware launches new high-spec gaming notebook range
Alienware says the M-series is optimised for power, while the X-series balances mobility and the latest gaming tech.
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Cisco NZ
Cisco steers disrupted but steady course during pandemic
Cisco earned almost $32.5 million in revenue and $2.8 million in profit, despite pandemic disruption.
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DevOps
Container adoption approaching maturity at expense of security best practices
More than 75% of running containers have vulnerabilities, partly as a result of ignoring security and operational best practices.
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Hootsuite
Social media user numbers swell to 58% of world's population, spurring social commerce boom
More than 58% of the global population now uses social media - so which platform is leading the pack?
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Cloud
Infosys & Tennis Australia foster leadership & digital inclusion
"We agreed that the next phase in our relationship would be to jointly build programs that have a larger positive impact on our community.”
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Phishing
COVID-19 vax most popular topic for phishing attacks in 2021
While phishing attacks remain a consistent threat to online security, attackers are switching up the topics they use to bait unsuspecting victims.
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Globalization Partners
Globalization Partners raises $200m to extend reach into 'virtually untapped' remote HR market
HR tech firm Globalization Partners has raised $200 million as part of a capital raise led by Vista Credit Partners, a credit and financing firm for the enterprise IT market.
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Artificial Intelligence
Meta says it's building the 'fastest supercomputer in the world'
Meta’s AI Research SuperCluster will be used to develop advanced AI in areas such as computer vision, natural language processing and speech recognition.
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Apple
Apple's NZ sales arm reports $28m profit as revenue climbs
Apple’s New Zealand sales arm has reported a $28.8 million profit for the last financial year, up from $23.4 m in 2020.
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Logistics
$729.1b opportunity for global eCommerce logistics market says analyst firm
Asia Pacific is the largest and fastest-growing market for eCommerce logistics, according to the report.
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Fintech
Ireland fintech firm Wayflyer eyes up Aussie eCommerce market boom
The company points to research from GlobalData, which pegs Australia’s eCommerce market to be worth US$70 billion (AU$100 billion) by 2025.
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SaaS
Axonius launches first SaaS risk management product
SaaS management tools typically cater to the business side or the security posture management side, but each side is still prone to visibility gaps and information siloes.
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Cloud
DCI Data Centers to build 40MW facility in Auckland
The $600 million facility, AKL02, will be built this year in the suburb of Albany.
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Carousell Media Group
Carousell launches reCommerce ad buying platform as alternative to 'walled gardens'
Carousell Media Group’s MD says reCommerce has experienced unprecedented growth in the last 12 months.
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Keppel Data Centres Holding
Beijing investment bank backs Keppel Data Centre investment fund
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) contributed US$100 million to the Keppel Data Centre Fund (KDC Fund II), a fund that closed with a US$1.1 billion raise.
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Managed Services
Deloitte calls on Exabeam as vendor for managed XDR
According to Exabeam president Ralph Pisani, the company’s cybersecurity and automation capabilities will assist with threat detection, investigation, and response.
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Remote Working
Zoom's Sydney office pilots 'employee-led' approach to the future of work
Just 1% of Zoom's workforce wanted to work full time in an office in 2021. Now the company is piloting new 'workstyles' to improve employee satisfaction.
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Artificial Intelligence
NVIDIA updates enterprise AI with VMware vSphere with Tanzu
“This announcement marks another key milestone for VMware and NVIDIA in our sustained efforts to help teams leverage AI across the enterprise.
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Industrial IoT
Schneider Electric becomes Pacific distributor for AVEVA industrial automation products
AVEVA's VP Pacific markets, Damien McDade, says the company wants to help organisations embrace digital transformation.
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Cloud
Autodesk buys Auckland-based media production firm Moxion
“Bringing together industry leading on-set and post-production workflows will help unite data and increase collaboration across the production process," says Moxion CEO.