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Dark web
SSL/TLS certificate marketplaces thriving on dark web - study
These services deliver machine-identities-as-a-service to cybercriminals who wish to spoof websites, eavesdrop on encrypted traffic, perform man-in-the-middle attacks and steal sensitive data.
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Digital Transformation
Why 55% of Australian IT environments are too complex
“The study found a strong correlation between the increasing levels of complexity and the delay of digital transformation."
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Digital Transformation
Retail industry delaying digital transformation out of security concerns – Microsoft
While significant losses can result from cyberattacks, the benefits of digital transformation far outweigh the risks, according to Microsoft New Zealand.
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Network Infrastructure
Almost half of NZ businesses unprepared for data breaches
The HP New Zealand IT Security Study surveyed 434 New Zealand small to large businesses across the services, production, retail and hospitality.
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Cloud Security
New online tool helps organisations evaluate security maturity
The report also assigns a current security maturity tier and compares the organisation’s results to peer benchmarks.
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Venafi
Study: 80% of enterprises struggle to protect machine identities
The study focused on enterprise machine identity protection challenges and included responses from 350 senior IT security professionals.
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SaaS
Australian SaaS players draw in US investors
US-based investors are paying close attention to the accelerated growth in the Australian tech sector.
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ZTE
Optical transport network equipment market declined in 2Q18 due to ZTE ban
“Now that the ZTE ban has been lifted, we think optical revenue from China will increase substantially in the second half of the year.”
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Trends
Cost of cyber attacks up 62% in five years - report
Malware infections globally are the most expensive cyber attacks – costing $2.4 million per incident.
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Data Protection
Why internal financial controls are more important than ever
Global research from BlackLine suggests that data is increasingly seen as one of a company’s most crucial assets, yet it's always at risk.
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Visa
Kiwi adoption of contactless payments driving merchant growth
The study shows that for contactless merchants, growth in customer numbers (8.3%) was double that experienced by non-contactless merchants (3.5%).
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Frost & Sullivan
Study: Focusing on risk aversion? It may be doing you more harm than good
A study carried out by Frost & Sullivan has highlighted the benefits associated with being an agile business, instead of a risk-averse one.
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Wireless
ComCom preparing for looming telco regulation with new study
“Starting this study now under our market studies power in the Telecommunications Act gives us a head start on gathering information."
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Innovation
Enterprises must move at startup speed or risk disruption - study
A whitepaper by ZeroPoint Ventures says NZ enterprises are failing to innovate at the speed necessary to drive long-term impact and success.
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Commerce Commission
ComCom confirms scope for study on mobile services market
The study’s results will help to ensure regulation keeps pace with changes in the mobile telecommunications industry.
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Digital Transformation
Aussie workers ready for paperless DX productivity gains – study
A third of office workers say they want to start using more digital tools to buy back time currently spent dealing with manual paper-based tasks.
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Unisys
Most NZers prefer to engage Govt online or via mobile apps – Unisys study
The Unisys Connected Government Survey provides insights into the attitudes of consumers toward digital government services.
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Fitbit
Fitbits for animals: New data could revolutionise Aussie farming
“In the past, farmers got to know the habits of their individual animals. However, with large-scale farming, that is now impossible."
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Visa
Auckland among top nine cities for digital payments leadership
More than three-quarters (77%) of New Zealanders own a contactless capable card.
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Digital Transformation
Boom in cloud adoption driving Australian IT transformation
Harry Kingma, SUSE A/NZ sales director dives into the results of a SUSE-commissioned study that looks at current trends in digital transformation.
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Machine Learning
Aussies leading the way in machine learning adoption
ServiceNow's “Global CIO Point of View” study reveals that 57% of Australian CIOs rate their organisation’s use of machine learning as mature.
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OpenStack
Cloud adoption boom fuelling IT transformation - report
Mature cloud technology, software-defined infrastructure, containers and DevOps are being pursued by IT professionals.
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Migration
Application performance management critical for successful cloud migration - IDC
IDC surveyed 600 global enterprise decision-makers about their cloud migration challenges.
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Digital Marketing
Kiwi SMEs need to leverage more digital advertising tools
A third of SMEs with a website say they receive less than 50 visitors each week, whereas 25% had no idea about their web traffic numbers.