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Supply chain
Supply chains continue to be disrupted, enterprises embrace circular economy
“Businesses urgently need to find a solution that can help them to manage this disruption, and transition to a circular economy."
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Machine learning
Procurement strategies to improve efficiency across the supply chain
With global supply chain issues continuing to cause disruptions, here are three best practices or strategies to improve processes and efficiencies across the supply chain.
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Internet of Things
IoT tracking technologies can disrupt traditional industries and lift our economy
The pandemic shed light on one common thing across all industries: our heavy reliance on supply chain systems and the dramatic consequences for businesses from the slightest disruption. 
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DDoS
How open banking benefits customers, banks – and cybercriminals
While open banking benefits banks, fintechs, and consumers, its promise to deliver innovative services and spur competition does not come without security cautions.
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NCC Group
NCC Group saves businesses from third-party vendor fallout
With Replicate & Recover, organisations can protect their business-critical assets against third-party vendor disruption and ensure that they can get back up and running quickly.
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Disruption
Forcepoint acquisition of Bitglass to disrupt cybersecurity industry
“Bitglass and Forcepoint share the same vision for disrupting and transforming the security industry with the first modern distributed edge architecture."
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Funding
Satori raises $20m, plans market expansion and DataSecOps innovation
"The Satori team completely re-thought security for the modern data infrastructure and created an entirely new way to secure, manage, and operationalise data access in a frictionless manner.”
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Cybersecurity
CISOs seek thought leadership to aid in cybersecurity decisions
Findings reveal that thought leadership plays a fundamental role in a CISO’s procurement choices, with 97% using thought leadership content at different stages of the buying decision process.
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Digital Transformation
Manufacturers and distributors gear up for digital transformation in COVID-19 era
Business leaders within the global manufacturing and distribution sectors in Asia Pacific have shown urgency in embracing digital transformation to overcome the disruption caused by the pandemic.
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IDC
New Zealand's telco market ripe for disruption - report
COVID-19 has dented revenue streams, particularly roaming revenue, prepay revenue and handset sales.
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Disruption
New study looks at tech disruption and skills gap in Australia's transport sector
The iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre and RMIT University will undertake a study to map emerging skills gaps and training needs in the sector that has been highly disrupted by technology.
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Digital Transformation
IDC announces digital transformation award winners for A/NZ
The awards recognise the achievements of organisations that have successfully digitised one or multiple areas of their business through the application of digital and disruptive technologies.
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Outage
Revealed: COVID-19's impact on internet disruptions
"We saw outages spike to unprecedented levels -- especially among internet service providers who seem to have been more vulnerable to disruptions than cloud providers.”
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Disruption
Quantum computing one step closer to commercialisation
“Building and operating the CQ chip requires measurements to be successfully performed at the very limits of what can be achieved technologically in the world today."
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
How Australian businesses can work smarter and faster with new-generation technology
Organisations that embrace disruption and prioritise investment in these technologies will reap the benefits and be able to work smarter and faster in the digital age.
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Business Continuity
Interview: RSA explains security in the epoch of IT disruption
We discussed cybersecurity in terms of how it fits into business continuity, as well as the threat landscape, and what RSA is currently doing to assist businesses that need protection.
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Innovation
Cambridge Quantum Computing teams up with CERN to advance quantum technologies
Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) is looking to explore and advance the application of quantum technologies to particle physics as part of the QUATERNION project in the CERN openlab.
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Massey University
New programme addresses skills shortage as tech shakes up primary industries
"Technology is driving transformation in agrifood and fibre at an incredible speed, so it’s vital we move quickly to ensure the education system meets the requirements of what businesses need to be innovative."
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Gartner
Organisational disruption and funding shortfalls key challenges for government CIOs
“For many government CIOs, disruption will affect their IT budget growth, and the funding and launch of new business initiatives will suffer."
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Disruption
Speed of technological change calls for better regulations, new study finds
“Disruption is here to stay and it is important that regulators are able to keep pace, but also balance that speed with decisions that are based on consideration of stakeholder concerns."
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Compliance
Australian tech platform signs major global contracts
"The cost of non-compliance can be detrimental for businesses."
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Infrastructure
Network infrastructure in 2019 stagnated, expert says
"As the large part of ongoing development is looking promising, 2020 may bring further advancements, especially if new technologies and solutions will be integrated and adopted on a wider scale."
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Ransomware
Disruptionware emerges as newest and nastiest cyber threat
Forescout and ICIT research has identified the rise of disruptionware and its threat to particularly operational technology environments.
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Jobs
Forget disruption, you should be worrying about our lack of tech
According to the new report, ‘New Zealand, technology and productivity’, it isn’t that New Zealand has too much technology it’s that we don’t have enough.