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Catherine Knowles
Journalist
Currently working as a freelance writer and content creator, Catherine has a keen interest in all areas of technology and storytelling in our digital age. Having worked with a number of businesses and people across media, education, publishing and communications, Catherine has a definite respect for common sense, great content and turning ideas into reality.

Stories by Catherine - Page 2

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Synology introduces BeeStation: An accessible personal cloud storage solution
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storage
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cloud services
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privacy
Taiwanese NAS leader Synology introduces BeeStation, a simpler and more user-friendly personal cloud storage product, designed for individual users and families in the ANZ region.
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UK councils show worrying laxity in AI usage policies
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council
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data leak
FOI data reveal a 'shocking' laxity among UK councils in regulating workplace Artificial Intelligence (AI) usage, with three-quarters lacking usage policies and over a third permitting AI use without policy.
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ScamBuster Thursday: Telstra launches new tactic to combat SMS scams
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smartphones
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email security
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technology gifts
Over 250,000 potential SMS and MMS scams have been reported in Australia, seeping through Telstra's hotline, with the highest number recorded on Thursdays.
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Kaspersky study: 40% of firms face shortage in cybersecurity hiring
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firewall
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it training
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network security
Over 40% of firms face a crippling lack of qualified cybersecurity professionals, contributing to heightened security risks, a new global study by Kaspersky exposes.
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Trend Micro dismantles major ransomware group LockBit
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malware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
Trend Micro collaborates with global law enforcement agents to disrupt major ransomware group, LockBit, responsible for a quarter of 2023's ransomware leaks amounting to billions of dollars.
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Thriving side hustle culture boosting Australian economy, GoDaddy reveals
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godaddy
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revenue management
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GoDaddy's Venture Forward initiative reveals a thriving 'side hustle culture' in Australia due to online tools, with 61% of entrepreneurs reportedly running a lucrative microbusiness alongside full-time work.
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43% of enterprises investing in breakthrough GenAI technology, EY study reveals
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data protection
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ai
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cybersecurity
EY's study confirms 43% of firms are investing in generative AI, placing it third in emerging technologies, with 80% developing proof-of-concept applications.
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GCRE & Mavin Powercube partner for groundbreaking rail innovation site in Wales
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testing
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power / energy
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research
The Global Centre of Rail Excellence (GCRE) teams up with Mavin Powercube to incorporate a customised Powercube into their South Wales rail innovation site.
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Private Internet Access launches split tunnel fix, Apple TV VPN
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cloud services
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apple
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app development
Private Internet Access enhances privacy-focused services with the introduction of a macOS split tunneling fix and an Apple TV VPN, both featuring dedicated IP options.
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Mobile app installs grow by 4% in 2023 despite downturn
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bi
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big data
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gaming
App installs worldwide witnessed a 4% increase in 2023, revitalising sectors like fintech, gaming, and e-commerce, despite a downward trend last year, according to a report by Adjust and AppLovin.
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DataStax rolls out RAGStack, an all-new Gen AI data solution
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cto
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integration
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privacy
DataStax's RAGStack, a Gen AI data solution powered by LlamaIndex, is now available, offering Astra DB developers efficient parsing of complex PDF documents, previously a challenge in RAG implementation.
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Zyxel Networks launches high-performing, cloud-managed Ethernet switches
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network management
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ethernet
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bandwidth
Zyxel Networks expands its product portfolio with the XMG1915 series 8/16-Port 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Switches, defined by compact design and high-speed.
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Griffin, UK bank, opens applications for early access fintech programme
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fintech
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digital banking
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applications
UK licensed bank, Griffin, has opened applications for their early access programme, Foundations, which provides a full-stack Banking as a Service (BaaS) platform.
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Global Switch gets go-ahead for London Docklands data centre expansion
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managed services
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hyperscale
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partner programmes
Global Switch's newest data centre, 'London South', will expand its London operation to one of Europe's largest purpose-built data centres, offering 40MW of IT capacity and innovative energy-efficient solutions.
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Jamf report highlights poor cyber hygiene in organisations & individuals
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malware
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mobility
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40% of mobile users and 39% of organisations are vulnerable to cyber threats as they operate devices with known weaknesses, according to Jamf's annual Security 360 report.
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Juniper Networks partners with KK Networks to enhance Pakistan's internet
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partner programmes
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sustainable it
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juniper networks
Juniper Networks partners with KK Networks in a bid to offer affordable internet to Pakistan's residential users, aiming to boost the digital economy and counter the nation's internet access issue.
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Syniti Rapid Data Governance now an SAP Endorsed App
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cloud services
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digital transformation
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oil and gas
Data management leader Syniti's Rapid Data Governance (RDG) solution has received endorsement from SAP and is now available in the SAP store.
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China's B2B MNCs turn to social media for strategic outreach
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digital transformation
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creative technologies
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ai
China's international B2B MNCs are using social media as a primary marketing channel, with 70% planning to increase their marketing budget in 2024, according to KAWO's recent report.
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Generative AI set to reshape anti-fraud efforts by 2024
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biometrics
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rpa
83% of anti-fraud professionals to deploy generative AI in anti-fraud activities within two years, says 2024 Anti-Fraud Technology Benchmarking Report, despite earlier lag behind expectations.
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DigiCert reveals widening gap in digital trust management globally
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encryption
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devops
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iot
DigiCert's 2024 State of Digital Trust Survey highlights a growing divide between 'leaders' and 'laggards' in global enterprise digital trust, with effective practices affecting revenue, innovation, and productivity.
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Autonom8 & Berar Finance partner for advanced loan automation
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cx
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martech
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digital transformation
Tech firm Autonom8 partners with Berar Finance to enhance loan automation capabilities, driving operational efficiency and customer-focused lending experiences.
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ManageEngine unveils machine learning feature in Log360 for rapid breach response
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advanced persistent threat protection
ManageEngine has launched a machine learning-based exploit triad analytics feature in its Log360 solution to hasten response to security breaches, offering enterprises improved visibility into users, entities and processes.
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Genetec announces Security Center SaaS to revolutionise physical security industry
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edutech
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nac
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cybersecurity
Genetec has unveiled Security Center SaaS, an enterprise-grade solution expected to redefine cloud-based physical security with its comprehensive capabilities and cybersecurity measures.
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Device Authority secures extra $2m for IoT access management growth
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network management
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iot
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iam
Device Authority, a leader in IoT identity and access management, has secured an additional $2m in Series A funding from US venture capital firm Mercato Partners' Prelude Fund.