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Sisense
Data and analytics could be key to higher selling prices in APAC
Sisense's latest report has found that almost half of data professionals in APAC think customised data and analytics can create better selling prices for their products.
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Gaming
Mastercard users can now use rewards points in gaming
Mastercard has launched Mastercard Gamer Xchange (MGX), allowing APAC consumers to convert their rewards points into gaming currency.
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Wasabi Technologies
Wasabi opens new cloud storage in Australia with Equinix
Wasabi Technologies has opened a new hot cloud storage region in Sydney, Australia, using Equinix services. This is the company's 12th global storage region.
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Artificial Intelligence
ANU and Seeing Machines to use AI to improve driver safety
The Australian National University and Seeing Machines have won a grant to develop AI systems monitor human behaviour while driving.
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Training
HubSpot launches 'The Great Upskill' week to inspire learning
Brands across APAC including Google ANZ, MessageMedia, Meltwater, Seismic and Aircall, will give their employees a full workday to dedicate to upskilling.
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Telstra
Telstra’s new subsea cable to connect APAC and the US
Telstra says the first direct subsea cable to connect Australia with the US will offer low latency and a massive 72Tbps of capacity.
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APAC
Odaseva expands in APAC and UK with more security features
Odaseva, a data platform for Salesforce, is establishing new headquarters in London as well as a new data center in India.
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Power / Energy
ESP acquires BraveGen in bid for energy efficiency
New Zealand company ESP has acquired BraveGen, to create what it says is the country's largest energy efficiency and sustainability solutions business.
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Tech Data
Tech Data to use Pluribus Networks’ cloud solutions in APAC
Tech Data says using Pluribus Networks' Unified Cloud Fabric solution will be a "game-changer" for its data center infrastructure customers and partners.
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Telecommunications
APAC spending on telecom services grew by $11 billion - IDC
The IDC says spending on telecommunications and pay-TV services in APAC jumped from $494 billion to $505 billion last year, following global trends.
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Microsoft Teams
Direct routing calling on Microsoft Teams made easier in APAC
Symbio Holdings' Telcoinabox launches Unite Calling, a Microsoft Teams direct routing solution designed to simplify cloud calling for SMEs.
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Pax8
Cloud company Pax8 comes to Australia and NZ, next Asia
Pax8 is expanding into APAC and looking to modernise how businesses use cloud technology through its own cloud commerce marketplace, and support programs.
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Singapore
Singapore, Australia and NZ emerge as cloud leaders - report
MIT Technology Review Insights and Infosys finds the three countries take the top spots in APAC, based on their cloud infrastructure, tools, and applications.
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Accounting
BlackLine launches Modern Accounting Playbook in APAC
The solution package is based on notable practices and aims to help companies get up and running on BlackLine's accounting automation platform.
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VMware
Majority of banks paid ransom for cyberattacks last year
VMware's most recent report finds 74% of businesses experienced one or more ransomware attacks in the last year, with 63% deciding to pay the ransom.
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Sustainability
Three out of four APAC youth want to work in green economy
Accenture's latest research report finds 77% of APAC youth want a job in the green economy over the next decade.
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Databricks
Databricks grows in APAC market, expands into Korea
Databricks officially launches a local office in Seoul, Korea, building on existing partnerships with Cloocus, Megazone and the Weverse Company
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APAC
Trust over data privacy hits rock bottom in APAC - survey
Imperva finds half of APAC respondents would stop using a company's services following a serious data breach - the highest number globally
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Data Center
CBRE finds record levels of investment in APAC data centers
CBRE's new report finds direct investment in the sector more than doubled in 2021, surpassing investment volumes for the past four years combined
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Internet of Things
Paessler announces Top Partner Excellence Awards 2021
Paessler has announced the recipients of its Top Partner Excellence Awards 2021, recognising the contributions of VAR in the Asia Pacific region.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
APAC businesses still battling U.S. Log4Shell attacks
Log4Shell attacks prove a continued and complex threat to APAC businesses, according to security company Barracuda.
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KnowBe4
50% of employees use unauthorised file services for work
KnowBe4 has released a new report showing half of the employees at shadow IT companies use unauthorised file services to complete their work.
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APAC
APAC businesses struggling to cater to new digital customers
“Understanding and serving a new breed of online consumers, many with mobile-first preferences, has become the new competitive battleground."
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KnowBe4
KnowBe4 identifies email and SMS security risks for APAC
"The obvious first issue with this is that if APAC office workers are unable to identify scam emails and SMS messages then they are at significant risk."