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The need for speed: What if tech could work as fast as your imagination?
Einstein famously said, ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’. And businesses sure must be imaginative right now, which leads to the question: what if technology could work as fast as the imagination?
Out of the office but still on the job: Continuous accounting helps finance departments carry on
Scores of finance teams around Australia are working remotely but those which practise continuous accounting are likely to find it easier to maintain business as usual while they’re out of the office.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – Who is Gigamon?
Gigamon is a network visibility and analytics company headquartered in California with offices all over the world.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – Who is DataRobot?
DataRobot is an enterprise AI specialist provider of automated machine learning platform that assists organisations with the creation and deployment of accurate prediction models.
Strengthening business resilience with an effective data strategy
Since avoiding volatility and uncertainty is not an option, it is imperative for companies to build greater business resiliency to thrive. Having a data strategy backed by an enterprise data cloud can help.
Harnessing what lies within: Data strategy reinvention de-risks energy exploration
How Western Australia’s Searcher Seismic reinvented its data strategy to de-risk exploration for the global energy sector
COVID-19: How analysis of IoT devices highlights our changing behaviour
Using aggregate data from across its global user base, ExtraHop analysed business-related device activity during a one week period at the end of March 2020, which was compared to activity from a similar study of the same global user base conducted in November last year.
Qlik unveils new alert system for enterprise
The company says the solution delivers centralised alerting that enhances customers’ ability to monitor their business data and take timely action based on insights.
Trade Me announces full migration to cloud with Google Cloud partnership
The online auction website says the move will migrate all systems and applications off its on-premise data centres and fully migrate to the cloud.
Accenture announces its second acquisition in Australia in a fortnight
The news comes barely a week after Accenture announced its acquisition of Icon Integration, another boutique Australian technology consultancy.
Refinitiv announces new market database powered by Google Cloud
The move enables customers to access, query and analyse Refinitiv’s archive of pricing and trading data by using the machine learning capabilities in Google Cloud’s BigQuery.
Why channel opportunities are flourishing in the data analytics market
A growing desire by organisations to gain value from their data is spawning lucrative opportunities for channel partners across Australia and New Zealand.
A numbers game: How data is changing the world of sports
Video replay technology now marshals the football field, and next-generation facilities give the competitive edge to elite sportspeople. Data analytics lies at the heart of these new technologies.
SnapLogic: How AI bias is holding back adoption
Data quality, security, and privacy concerns are real and until these are addressed, the AI regulation debate will continue.
Tableau unveils updated partner programme
The Tableau Partner Network will roll out in phases over the next 12 months, starting in the first half of 2020.
Aon strengthens data & analytics with new hire
"This will enable the business to tap into its unrivalled skillset to deliver solutions for clients across service streams and leveraging insights across the entire business."
The inherent flaws in big data analysis
Data governance enthusiasts may advocate for standardisation but it’s not always so clear-cut.
Cloudera unveils enterprise data cloud platform
"CDP is a new approach to enterprise data that delivers a full range of analytic capabilities from the Edge to AI."
Cloud-based data warehousing at the heart of today’s enterprise - Snowflake
Becoming a data-centric organisation has become an aspiration and a goal for thousands of Australian enterprises.
Spark-owned Qrious pushes for more analytics power through acquisition
Qrious’ staff count will increase to 170 across Auckland and Wellington. The company says it will become one of the largest data and analytics specialists in the country.
Snowflake brings on A/NZ partner manager to support growth
Over the past year, Snowflake has signed up 15 new channel partners across Australia and New Zealand. This displays the company’s increased focus on the geographies and a greater demand for data-driven solutions.
AWS launches fully-managed data lake service
AWS Lake Formation aims to simplify and automate the creation of a data lake, including data collection, cleaning, and cataloguing, as well as data availability for analytics.
Arq Group adds Informatica to its partner portfolio
The partnership will provide a platform for Arq Group to elevate its current suite of data and analytics solutions.
Attunity wins Microsoft award for cloud-data estate modernisation
The award is the latest example of Attunity momentum, including largest deals ever driving double-digit sales and revenue growth in Q2.