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Alibaba Cloud Leader in Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management
The company’s DBMS has seen a doubling in demand year-over-year as more businesses are adopting database technologies.
Workday releases its Q3 2021 financial results
As a result of the strong showing, the company says it raising its fiscal 2021 subscription revenue guidance to a range of US$3.773 billion to $3.775 billion.
Why tool consolidation should be a top priority for businesses
How can businesses expect to scale for their biggest day when a single, unified view of their infrastructure doesn’t exist? The impact on the business is too high to ignore, writes New Relic APJ executive vice-president and general manager Dmitri Chen.
Fortinet named Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls
It is 11th time the company has been recognised in the annual report.
8x8 named as Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Centre as a Service
According to 8x8 chief executive officer Vik Verma, the recognition also validates the company’s single-platform approach to contact centre innovation.
Zoom named Leader in two Magic Quadrants — one for fifth consecutive time
"We believe video is the new voice, and we are gratified that Gartner has recognised the convenience and accessibility of our UCaaS offering."
Gartner: COVID-19 propels public cloud adoption
Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 18.4% in 2021 to total $304.9 billion.
Check Point a Leader in Firewall Magic Quadrant for 21st Time
It is the 21st time in the company’s history that Check Point has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.
Gartner names NICE inContact a cloud contact centre Leader
The company was positioned highest for Ability to Execute in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Contact Centre-as-a-Service.
Genesys ‘Leader’ in Magic Quadrant for contact centre-aaS
The company is experiencing a surge in Genesys Cloud platform adoption from businesses across the world.
Gartner: Aus enterprise IT spend to grow 3.6% in 2021
The latest from Gartner shows education and health are both keyed to exceed 8% spending growth.
Gartner: A/NZ organisations increased investment in digital innovation during COVID
Two-thirds expect digital investment to increase further in 2021, despite flat IT budgets.
IoT sees significant investment, despite economic uncertainty
Latest research from Gartner reveals that nearly half of organisations (47%) will increase investments in IoT technologies, despite the impact of COVID-19 on revenue and budgets.
Gartner: The 10 rules CIOs must follow for rapid IT cost reduction
CIOs need to approach cost cutting in the least damaging way to the medium-and long-term health of the business."
Cybersecurity market continues meteoric ascent
With the increase in cyberattacks, organisations are continuing to spend more money on security. However, without a focused cybersecurity strategy, they often spend it in the wrong areas.
Analysts note SolarWinds’ share of IT ops management market
Ranked 1st by IDC for network management software market share – 2nd, 3rd and 4th by Gartner across ITOM performance analysis categories by revenue.
Gartner reveals the top strategic tech trends for 2021
“CIOs are striving to adapt to changing conditions to compose the future business - this requires the organisational plasticity to form and reform dynamically. Gartner’s top strategic technology trends for 2021 enable that plasticity.”
Gartner: Three trends that will impact the future of the supply chain
“CSCOs are tasked to design a supply chain organisation that fits into this new era."
Freshworks named in fourth Magic Quadrant this year
Most recently, the company was named a Niche Player in the Magic Quadrant for IT Service Management Tools for its Freshservice solution.
Gartner names ThreatQuotient a representative vendor for SOAR
The company is listed in Gartner’s 2020 Market Guide for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response Solutions.
Gartner: The top 5 digital commerce trends accelerated by COVID-19
“Measures implemented by organisations during the pandemic, such as enabling new go-to-market (GTM) models and new types of customer engagement are likely to remain, thus evolving digital commerce.”
Data centre infrastructure spending still on the rise, despite setbacks
“Gartner expects larger enterprise data centres sites to hit pause temporarily and then resume expansion plans later this year or early next. However, hyperscalers will continue with their global expansion plans due to continued investments in public cloud.”
Lack of AI skills a myth - Gartner
Investment in artificial intelligence continued despite COVID-19.
Boomi named leader in Gartner 2020 Enterprise iPaaS Magic Quadrant
“Boomi is thrilled to be once again recognised by Gartner,” says Boomi CEO Chris McNabb.