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Digital Transformation
Equinix report finds increased tech spend for mining sector
In a new research report, Equinix Australia has found over 90% of mining leaders are increasing their IT investment in the next 12 months.
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Microsoft
Red Hat and Microsoft collaborate with an automation solution
Red Hat has announced that the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is now on Microsoft Azure. 
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IT Automation
The key to building better IT workflows with no-code, low-code, and automation
What’s the secret to better IT management? It’s not a rhetorical question.
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IT Automation
Webinar: How rhipe simplified its IT workflows & how you can too
What has your IT workload been like this year? If ‘slow’ and ‘complex’ come to mind, you’re not alone.
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Ping Identity
Ping Identity acquires Singular Key, extends no-code functionality
"Singular Key’s no-code identity orchestration makes integrating identity and other enterprise apps simple, allowing customers to achieve better end user experiences in less time.”
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Automation
Rockwell Automation acquires Plex Systems for $2.2 billion in cash
Rockwell looks to expand its industrial cloud software offering with the acquisition, which will be financed with cash and short-term and long-term debt.
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IT Automation
Automation – A shield against disruption
With the right enterprise automation strategy, businesses can put themselves in a winning position as the global business environment recovers and thrives again.
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IT Automation
ThreatQuotient launches automation capability for detection and response
"The focus of ThreatQ TDR Orchestrator is data, not process. In detection and response, what is learned when performing an action is far more important than the action itself."
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IT Automation
Gartner predicts boom in hyperautomation technologies
The global market for tools and technologies that enable hyperautomation will reach $532.4 billion this year and will total $596.6 billion in 2022.
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Customer experience
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is ActiveCampaign?
In this interview, Techday speaks to ActiveCampaign founder and CEO Jason VandeBoom, who discusses the ins and outs of the customer experience automation.
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IT Automation
How more efficient financial management can help businesses bounce back after COVID
To date, less than 10% of organisations globally have embraced financial automation, according to research commissioned by BlackLine in 2020.
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Chatbots
Little Ones announces new 'digital employee' to help with baby sleep and nutrition
The company provides a pay-walled community called ‘The Village’, where families can chat to other parents and a trained, fully remote team of sleep specialists to help with crabby little ones, enabling parents to seek personalised advice at any time, anywhere.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
The technology trends shaping automation in 2021
Companies have more automation options now than ever before. But understanding these options, how they relate and knowing how best to connect and orchestrate them across the entire organisation is essential to getting automation right.
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Digital Transformation
How IT will lead digital transformations
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the urgency of digital transformation as companies have been forced to shift from in-person to contactless sales and services overnight. Delivering digital customer experiences has become the only way to do business.
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IT Automation
42% of Australia’s older workers have lost their job or had hours reduced amid pandemic
Over half of older workers in Australia have been financially impacted by the pandemic, according to a recently released survey from Humanforce.
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Artificial Intelligence
IDC’s 10 IT trends for 2021 and beyond
65% of global GDP will be digitalised by 2022, driving $6.8 trillion of IT spending from 2020 to 2023.
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IT Automation
How automation can future-proof businesses
For many businesses, the pandemic has provided an opportunity to review current processes and systems and assess the potential to automate tasks, writes Pitney Bowes vice president and country manager for Japan, Australia and New Zealand Stephen Darracott.
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IT Automation
Nintex acquires K2, with eye on strengthening process automation
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, however Nintex says it will generate over $200 million in annual recurring revenue after the deal has closed.
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Manufacturing
Auckland-based Mulcahy Engineering signs $1m deal with Epicor
"The Epicor solution will allow us to make more informed business decisions, help us break into new markets and release new product offerings quicker."
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IT Automation
Intelligent Automation – accelerate today and automate for tomorrow
It’s a message that encapsulates the benefits of productivity and innovation, by letting technology take care of menial tasks and giving valuable time back to every business.
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IT Automation
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – Who is Nintex?
Nintex is a global heavyweight in in the field of process automation. 
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
AI in the finance sector - and how it will revolutionise banking
With the bar to success set so much higher amid lockdowns, innovation is almost essential, and one of the clearest paths to innovating a business model is through AI.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Four benefits of building a digital workforce with RPA
Robotic process automation (RPA) has emerged as a key technology that’s helping businesses digitalise work, letting human employees focus on more engaging, creative work, writes Konica Minolta Australia national manager for IT solutions sales Seth Butcher.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Q&A: UiPath's Andrew Phillips decodes RPA for the modern business
"Once you take away all the boring tasks that people don’t want to do, you’re left with the interesting and meaningful tasks that people want to work on and what companies want their employees to be doing."