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Strata Identity closes $26 million Series B funding round
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Strata Identity has closed a US $26 million Series B round of financing led by Telstra Ventures with participation from existing investors Menlo Ventures, Forgepoint Capital and Innovating Capital.
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Nerdio completes Series B $117M funding round with Updata Partners
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Nerdio has announced completion of a Series B funding round investment of $117 million by Updata Partners, a growth equity company.
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Solar energy expansion is heading sky high
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power / energy
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As solar energy and storage becomes the cheapest and most resilient source of energy around the world, millions of businesses are gearing up to participate in the transition away from fossil fuels.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from BidFin
Tue, 20th Sep 2022
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digital transformation
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Ross Simon, CEO, BidFin joins us today to discuss how alternate funding can foster stronger digital transformations for enterprises.
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Muswellbrook Pumped Hydro to provide better electricity in NSW
Wed, 7th Sep 2022
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data centre maintenance / management
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power / energy
Idemitsu Australia has signed a $9.45 million funding agreement with the New South Wales Government’s Energy Corporation through its JV with AGL, Muswellbrook Pumped Hydro.
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Devicie secures AU$14 million in latest funding round
Tue, 30th Aug 2022
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mobility
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Devicie, the secure end-user device management Australian software company, announced that it has raised $14 million AUD in a Series A round.
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Zetaris is changing the way we think about data virtualisation
Wed, 24th Aug 2022
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Zetaris was launched on the Microsoft Marketplace and Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in Australia in 2020 and has since expanded into nine global markets.
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Google.org and INCO's $750,000 First Nations digitisation fund
Tue, 9th Aug 2022
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INCO has launched its First Australians Digitisation Fund, with support from Google.org, to help organisations using tech to achieve better outcomes for First Nations communities.
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Green hydrogen company Hysata raises AUD $42.5 million
Wed, 3rd Aug 2022
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Global investors are supporting Hysata's hydrogen electrolyser technology as the organisation closes its oversubscribed Series A funding round of AUD $42.5 million. 
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Million dollar funding injection set to drive Servicely's overseas expansion
Mon, 25th Jul 2022
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it automation
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customers
Australian AI platform provider Servicely has announced a $1.2 million funding injection that will look to target a significant overseas expansion. 
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JAVLN partners with Bombora to help aid international expansion
Tue, 19th Jul 2022
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cloud
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javln
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NZ InsurTech company JAVLN has partnered with Australian pre-IPO fund manager Bombora Investment Management to fund a further international expansion.
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Ping Identity launches corporate venture capital fund
Wed, 22nd Jun 2022
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Ping Identity has launched a corporate venture capital fund to foster innovative offerings for the identity security market.
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DataStax secures US$115 million to fund database expansion
Mon, 20th Jun 2022
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cloud
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big data
DataStax has secured US$115 million in funding, which it will use to develop and expand its Astra DB multi-cloud database and Astra Streaming service globally.
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Broadcom to acquire VMware for billions in cash and stock
Tue, 31st May 2022
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cloud
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virtualisation
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it automation
Broadcom is set to acquire VMware for approximately USD$61Billion in cash and stock. Additionally, Broadcom will assume $8 billion of VMware net debt.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Secureworks
Mon, 30th May 2022
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cybersecurity
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secureworks
Today we are joined by Secureworks CSO Ian Bancroft, and director and GM Demetrios Georgiou.
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Voxel hits total funding of $18M following ongoing wins
Tue, 17th May 2022
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Since raising its seed round in September, Voxel has grown at pace, by decreasing on-site injuries by upwards of 80% and increasing operational productivity.
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Clear Dynamics closes $35M funding round, invests in global growth
Tue, 17th May 2022
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The funding is a major milestone and speaks to Clear Dynamics’ vision for AI-enabled ‘composable’ enterprise software, the company states.
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Training & certification: It's time for leaders to loosen the purse strings
Tue, 10th May 2022
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it training
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certification
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leadership
Here we explore reasons that companies can benefit from investing in staff training and certification as well as ways to persuade leadership teams to invest.
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Getac partnership to bolster sustainability initiatives
Thu, 28th Apr 2022
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environment
Getac announced a partnership with One Tree Planted as part of its Earth Day 2022 sustainability initiative, which aims to plant 30,000 trees.
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UQ collaborates on multi-million-dollar sustainable energy project
Wed, 20th Apr 2022
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sustainable it
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federal government
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“UQ has a big role in creating the workforce for the future of the critical minerals industry as Australia charts its pathway towards new energy technologies."
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Organisations changing the way they fund technology
Wed, 13th Apr 2022
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wfh
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commerce systems
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payment gateways
Having the right technology has become mission-critical for organisations of all sizes in the digital economy.
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Survey reveals NZ businesses dipping into personal savings to stay afloat
Wed, 13th Apr 2022
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finance, leasing & rental
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business
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According to new research from Prospa, 40% of Kiwi small businesses use personal savings to support operations.
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Uniphore and Probe CX partner to deliver enhanced CX solutions
Mon, 4th Apr 2022
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The new global partnership will involve Probe CX leveraging Uniphore’s conversational automation platform to create enhanced solutions, which involve personalisation and automation.
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Australian Budget 2022 bolsters cyber security sector
Wed, 30th Mar 2022
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cybersecurity
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australian federal budget
The Australian Government has announced an investment of $9.9 billion to increase the country’s intelligence and cybersecurity capabilities.
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