Business Intelligence / BI
Digital Transformation / DX
Veeam integrates Cloudian's object storage into its data management platform
HyperStore will now act as a Kasten backup target, providing cloud-native storage with S3 compatibility, as well as ransomware protection.
LogRhythm announces winners of NZ Partner of the Year Awards
Advantage, Chillisoft, Cyber Research and The Instillery have taken the spotlight in this year's awards.
ACC to migrate operations to Microsoft Azure; signs on as NZ data centre region customer
“I want to congratulate ACC on leading the way in cloud and AI to help all New Zealanders stay safe and healthy," says Microsoft's Vanessa Sorenson.
Gartner reveals top predictions for 2022 and beyond
The bulk of the report focus on the lessons learned by businesses and IT leaders during ongoing COVID-related disruptions.
Snowflake launches Media Data Cloud, a collaboration tool for media and advertising
“The Snowflake Media Data Cloud will fuel the next wave of innovation in the advertising ecosystem.”
Shopify to integrate ERP from partners including Microsoft, Infor, Oracle NetSuite
Shopify is partnering with Microsoft, Acumatica, Brightpearl, Infor, and Oracle NetSuite in a bid to bridge the gap between enterprise resource planning (ERP) and e-commerce.
Equinix strikes $769m deal to develop xScale data centers in Australia
The limited liability partnership between Equinix and PGIM Real Estate will bring about the launch of the SY9x and SY10x data centers.
Apple ditches Touch Bar for physical keys on new MacBook Pro
Apple’s longstanding notebook, the MacBook Pro, is once again going through another iteration - and this time there are some major changes.
SonicWall 'returns choice' to customers by securing different network environments
SonicWall’s Bill Conner has declared that organisations should no longer change the way they operate just to secure their networks, devices and people.
Unified Communications / UC
Sietec sells to Fastcom, says 'business as usual' for customers
All current staff at the company will also remain on board, while Fastcom’s engineering team may also take on dual roles to support Fastcom and Sietec customers.
Cloudera brings data protection capabilities to AU
Cloudera is bringing new data protection capabilities to customers in Australia with Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Public Cloud Regional Control Plane.
Apple turns the volume up a notch on AirPods, HomePod mini & Apple Music
Today’s Apple announcements may bring music to Apple fans’ ears, with audio taking a huge focus in this month’s product announcements.
ESET and Chillisoft launch MDR solution in A/NZ
The MDR service offers customers remotely delivered security operation centre capabilities, which can be used to respond to threats.
Small Businesses / SMB
40,000 NZ small businesses reap rewards of Digital Boost programme
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)’s Digital Boost programme has now attracted more than 40,000 New Zealand businesses.
Colt Technology Services
Wasabi Technologies to launch APAC data center in Japan
Colt Technology Services will provide connectivity for Wasabi Technologies’ first data center in Asia Pacific, located in Japan.
Ennoconn to digitally transform manufacturing systems with Google Cloud
The first stage of the collaboration will see Ennoconn migrate its sales, marketing and operations systems from on-premises infrastructure to Google Cloud.
IT services revenue to hit $1.1 trillion this year — IDC
Global IT and business services revenue is estimated to grow by 3.4% this year, according to new data from IDC.
Twitter trials new advertising system in tweet conversations
The experiment, which inserts ads under the first, third, or eighth reply under a tweet, brings more advertising opportunities for businesses - and more ad saturation to its customers.
Secureworks expands EDR portfolio with two new solutions
The two new tools will give customers access to ‘comprehensive prevention, detection, and response protection across the attack surface’.
Avast announces three new appointments to leadership team
Daria Loi will serve as head of innovation, Siggi Stefnisson as head of threat labs, and Andrew Gardner as vice president of research and AI.
Radware adds DDoS protection against low-volume flood attacks
"The impact of phantom flood attacks should not be underestimated. They can cause major disruption to the customer experience when they go undetected."
Mergers and Acquisitions
rhipe's acquisition deal with Crayon now legally effective
As part of the deal, Crayon will acquire all of the shares in rhipe upon implementation of the Scheme — expected to be 3 November.
SYSPRO appoints global channel chief to lead new era of growth
“Michael is committed to building the partner community globally and will be delivering on our partner-first approach in all markets we operate in."
Ivanti continues appointment spree with new channels manager for A/NZ
Karen Nicholson will be the company's next channels manager for A/NZ. It comes a week after the company announced its newest CEO and board members.