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Brad Banducci’s resignation: The ultimate self-checkout
Last week
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Woolworths boss resigns following a poorly handled media appearance and a series of PR disasters, highlighting the crucial need for media training for CEOs.
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One NZ and SpaceX launch 'direct to cell' satellites for global coverage
Thu, 4th Jan 2024
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One NZ, in cooperation with SpaceX, launched its first six 'direct to cell' satellites enabling expanded telecommunication coverage from 2024, and has joined a global alliance to offer reciprocal satellite roaming services.
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Revamp of cyber security measures needed amid rising global threats
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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digital transformation
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advanced persistent threat protection
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Organisations must revamp cybersecurity as digital advancements increasingly expose businesses and public services to cyber threats.
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Rising cybersecurity threats push shift from passwords to passkeys
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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cloud services
As cyber threats intensify, passkeys are replacing passwords as the prime defence against phishing attacks, says Yubico.
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Logi-Tech & ARIA Cybersecurity unite to defend Australian infrastructure
Mon, 27th Nov 2023
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ARIA Cybersecurity and Logi-Tech introduce AZT PROTECT, a novel service aimed at defending Australia's crucial infrastructure from cyber threats.
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Telecom firms' 3G phase-out faces security challenges, says Thales report
Fri, 10th Nov 2023
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storage
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cloud security
Security threats pose significant challenges to the 3G phase-out plans by leading telecom companies in Australia and New Zealand, says Thales.
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Australians having hard time paying for telco services
Thu, 12th Oct 2023
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economy
Phone and internet complaints in Australia have decreased by 16.5%, but complaints about mobile services remain high, according to Optus.
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Hitachi Vantara crowns 2023 ANZ Partner Award winners
Mon, 4th Sep 2023
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storage
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it automation
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Hitachi Vantara has announced the winners of its 2023 ANZ Partner Awards at the company’s regional partner conference held in Canberra last week.
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Ensuring driver safety in the age of evolving networks
Tue, 11th Jul 2023
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telecommunications
With a year remaining to upgrade essential driver safety technology, acting today will safeguard the future well-being of fleet vehicle drivers.
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TrafficGuard: ad fraud on track to triple this year
Tue, 4th Jul 2023
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Traffic Guard says Australian businesses must be serious about tackling ad fraud, with the number of attacks predicted to triple this year.
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Dubber introduces innovative communication intelligence
Tue, 6th Jun 2023
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consumers
Dubber launches 'Moments', an AI product designed to revolutionise communication and enhance consumer engagement.
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What do you need to do to raise your cyber resilience?
Mon, 29th May 2023
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As technology becomes more complex and sophisticated, so do the threats. This is why organisations are increasingly turning to cyber insurance to manage risk.
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Optus and Mastercard extend strategic partnership
Mon, 6th Mar 2023
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Optus and Mastercard have extended their strategic partnership in a bid to provide Optus customers with a simple, secure way to prove their identity.
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Ryan Perera joins Infinera as SVP of APAC Sales
Fri, 3rd Mar 2023
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telecommunications
Infinera hires telecom industry veteran Ryan Perera as Senior VP of APAC Sales to drive faster-than-market growth across the region.
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Avaya appoints Dino Beverakis as CEO for Aus & New Zealand
Fri, 9th Dec 2022
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Avaya has appointed Dino Beverakis as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. He will focus on driving growth and expanding opportunities.
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Optus, Medibank – and supply chains flying under the radar
Wed, 7th Dec 2022
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application security
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Software supply chain attacks are becoming the biggest concern in cyber security, with organisations globally at risk.
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Vertiv appoints new Associate Channel Director for Aus & NZ
Fri, 25th Nov 2022
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it infrastructure
Vertiv appoints Vai Le as associate channel director for ANZ, responsible for building on existing alliances and creating new awareness.
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Why the employee factor in IT security is vital to protecting your company’s data
Mon, 21st Nov 2022
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Cyber attacks in Australia are accelerating, with the state of the nations cybersecurity coming under greater scrutiny.
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Insurance for extra baggage has never been more vital
Thu, 17th Nov 2022
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cloud services
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
Digital baggage is every type of data - block, file and object – that is critical to our business. Every component needs to be portable, instantly accessible.
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FirstWave appoints Dino Davanzo as Chief Revenue Officer
Fri, 4th Nov 2022
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cybersecurity
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sales
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optus
FirstWave appoints Dino Davanzo as Chief Revenue Officer, to oversee growth and sales across its global operations, bringing over 35 years of experience.
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Making cyber security and data privacy a big issue for small businesses
Wed, 19th Oct 2022
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telstra
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optus
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privacy
Optus and Telstra cyber attacks highlight the threat to Australian small businesses. Awareness and action must be taken to prevent devastating damage.
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Optus notifies customers of cyberattack and potential data compromise
Fri, 23rd Sep 2022
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cloud services
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
The company says that it immediately shut down the attack and is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre to mitigate any further risks to customers.
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Telstra to address 5G competition concerns by ACCC
Mon, 8th Aug 2022
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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from Telstra to address competition concerns with Optus.
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Nokia and Optus reaches new 5G levels using Samsung
Wed, 11th May 2022
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5g
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technology gifts
Nokia and Optus have achieved the world’s first 3CC Carrier Aggregation 5G SA data call using a commercial Samsung headset in Australia.