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Infrastructure
Global investment in data centers more than doubled in 2021
DLA Piper's latest global survey finds the total investment in data center infrastructure worldwide rose from USD $24.4 billion in 2020 to USD $53.8 billion in 2021.
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Identity and Access Management
Ping Identity launches corporate venture capital fund
Ping Identity has launched a corporate venture capital fund to foster innovative offerings for the identity security market.
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Digital Transformation
Success and reward: Navigating ERP digital finance transformations
The phenomenon of integrating new digital technologies into all areas of business has become more pronounced as businesses adapt to challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic.
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InternetNZ
Govt must step up to police social media - InternetNZ boss
A technology industry leader is urging the government not to shy away from policing social media platforms in New Zealand.
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Cloud
Microsoft NZ announces initiative for local SaaS businesses
Microsoft has announced a new initiative, bringing together all of its tools to help local SaaS businesses build, sell and grow their companies at scale.
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Artificial Intelligence
Gartner reveals top three tech trends for banks this year
Gartner says generative artificial intelligence, autonomic systems and privacy-enhancing computation are gaining traction in banking and investment services.
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Cloud
Vodafone NZ buys remaining stake in retail joint venture
Vodafone New Zealand has purchased the remaining 50% stake in the specialist joint venture (JV) with private equity company Millennium Corp.
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Cloud
Syfe enters Hong Kong with digital investment platform
Syfe has announced its entry into Hong Kong, marking the company's first market expansion since its launch in 2019.
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Digital Transformation
Unlocking the next digital frontier for educational institutions
Understanding where to invest in technology can be challenging for education institutions, especially after the COVID-19 disruptions.
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Cybersecurity
CyberArk launches $30M investment fund to advance security
CyberArk has announced the launch of CyberArk Ventures, a $30 million global investment fund dedicated to advancing the next generation of security disruptors.
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Cryptocurrency
Prominent cryptocurrency trader hit by 'perfect storm'
A leading local crypto currency trading platform, BitPrime, says a "perfect storm" has hit its finances, forcing it to put a halt on operations.
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Power / Energy
DigitalBridge makes $30 million equity investment in LEDC
Leading Edge Data Centres (LEDC) has announced it has secured an AUD$30 million equity investment in its regional edge network from an affiliate of DigitalBridge Group, DigitalBridge.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS granted OIO consent for billion dollar NZ Region project
AWS has announced that the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has granted consent for the advancement of the new billion-dollar AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region project.
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Infrastructure
Report - Data investment the key to better business growth
New research from Digital Realty has revealed that almost half (47%) of IT leaders globally believe their business investment in data systems and infrastructure is a key obstacle or concern.
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Customer experience
Human element key to world-class digital customer experience
Three years into a global pandemic and the shift to all things digital shows no signs of abating. Good digital customer experience is therefore becoming essential.
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Fintech
Aussie fintech Emmi launches new solution for investors
An industry lead solution from Australian fintech and carbon risk solution company Emmi allows investors to decipher carbon transition risk and opportunity.
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Payroll
Deel increases investment in Australia, expands into NZ
Onboarding and payroll firm Deel has continued its expansion across Australia and New Zealand, with new customers, alliance partners, and local employee hires.
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Cloud
Hugosave granted Major Payment Institution license
Hugosave has been granted a Major Payment Institution (MPI) licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
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Microsoft
TeamViewer solutions now readily available for Microsoft customers
TeamViewer has announced the availability of its connectivity suite, TeamViewer Tensor, and its enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) platform, TeamViewer Frontline, for Microsoft customers.
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Cybersecurity
Insurable or not insurable? The new questions surrounding cyber risk insurance
The increasing question organisations face with cyber risk insurance is no longer ‘should we purchase’, but ‘can we get it?’
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Insurance
Smarter tech investments can streamline collaboration for insurers
Smarter technology investments can streamline collaboration for insurers, increasing efficiency, lowering costs and providing a better customer experience. 
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Cryptocurrency
CryptoRom Bitcoin swindlers – what to look out for
Since the pandemic began, there has been a concerning surge in crypto and investment related scams in Australia, in particular, a spike in dating and romance scams.
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Artificial Intelligence
Millennium Corp adds value to sales culture with data
Investment firm Millennium Corp has leveraged data to turbocharge a sales-centric culture.
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Digital Transformation
Australian Budget 2022 bolsters cyber security sector
The Australian Government has announced an investment of $9.9 billion to increase the country’s intelligence and cybersecurity capabilities.