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COVID-19 pandemic leads to surge in upskilling, study shows
The COVID-19 pandemic and remote work has uncovered skills gaps and led to new emphasis on upskilling, according to Pluralsight’s new 2021 State of Upskilling report.
Rushed cloud migration leaves Kiwi businesses open to cyber attacks
One in ten businesses are vulnerable after COVID-19 accelerated cloud migration, according to new research from Kordia’s specialist cloud consultancy, EMRGE.
Australasian tech company's new scheme incentivises staff to get vaccinated
Australasian technology company UCG has announced a new scheme to incentivise workers and delivery partners across New Zealand and Australia to get vaccinated.
Hybrid work is here to stay but security concerns are high - report
Survey of 1,500 business leaders and 1,500 general employees from 10 countries to better understand how companies are preparing for new hybrid workplaces.
Smartphone shipments on the rise, thanks to 5G
IDC states that although COVID-19 drastically impacted 2020 shipments, 2021 shipments have managed to display minimal growth compared to 2019 (pre-pandemic) volumes.
Planning for the next catastrophe: Disaster Recovery during COVID-19
"Having coherent DR plans in place are a non-negotiable, especially given the wide-ranging threats today's businesses face on an ongoing basis."
COVID-19 themed malware and credential theft campaigns make a resurgence as Delta variant spreads
Proofpoint has observed high volumes of COVID-19 themed threats distributing malware and credential theft campaigns.
Future of SecOps in the face of unprecedented workforce transformation - report
CyberRes has found the increased adoption of advanced security technologies is primarily driven by an expanding attack surface caused by COVID-19.
Online security a concern as screen addiction surges during COVID lockdown
"Kiwis addiction to their devices has taken a toll during the pandemic, with people burnt out and unsure how to keep safe from losing personal information."
Artificial intelligence firm Ambit begins investment round
The raise is intended to capitalise on trends accelerated by COVID-19, including the rapid adoption of messaging by consumers and 24/7 online shopping.
APAC businesses unsure if cybersecurity defences are up to scratch
The cyber spend of Asia-Pacific businesses remains low at just 0.05% of their annual revenue.
Huge uptake in digital mental health services during lockdown - NZHIT
Kiwis are increasingly turning to online mental health services for support as they grapple with the uncertainty brought on by the lockdown.
COVID-19 lockdowns make New Zealand business sitting ducks for a cyberattack
“Lockdowns are hunting season for cyber criminals," according to a security expert.
Surge in fake COVID-19 vaccine certificates on darknet following delta outbreak
"The broader market surge is fuelled by the rapidly spreading Delta variant and the stemming urgency for everyone to become vaccinated."
Australia and New Zealand lagging behind the UK with infrastructure - potential BIM mandates
Autodesk and Infrastructure NSW have started the discussion around a potential BIM mandate by the Australian and New Zealand governments.
WorkForce Software increases revenue by 300% in APAC region
According to the company, the majority of new or existing customers contributing to revenue growth were seeking digital solutions to bridge the COVID-amplified gap between the workforce experience of employers and employees.
Retail sector top target for ransomware and data-theft extortion attacks during pandemic
"The impact of the pandemic introduced additional security challenges that cybercriminals were quick to exploit."
NZ business facing higher risk of PC malware attacks
There is an increased risk for cyberattacks on businesses since the start of the pandemic.
Organisations must accelerate digital transformation - Aruba
Companies are finding themselves playing catch up in a new digital-first world.
65% of employers focus more on employee experience in 2021 than two years ago
A new report reveals 65% of employers focus more on the employee experience in 2021 than two years ago, largely due to COVID-19.
Westcon NZ posts $17.6m revenue drop with little effect on profit
Despite the drop in revenue, the company’s profits only dipped by $117,000 between 2020 and 2021.
Workday survey explores the impact of COVID-19 on finance and the lack of data insights
Workday has announced its chief financial officer survey results, exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on the finance function.
Cost of a data breach hits record high during pandemic - IBM
Security incidents became more costly and harder to contain due to drastic operational shifts during the pandemic.
Finance and IT collaboration to drive post pandemic recovery in Australia
The SAP Concur study finds that Australian finance and IT decision-makers are strongly positioned to lead the COVID-19 business recovery, however to do so they must collaborate and break down functional silos.