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SYSPRO launches cloud ERP solution for AU manufacturers
Following an early adopter program, SYSPRO has launched its Cloud ERP deployment option to Australian manufacturers and distributors.
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PC shipments
PC shipments have slowed, but overall demand remains strong
Shipments of traditional PCs, including desktops, notebooks, and workstations, declined 5.1% in the first quarter of 2022, but exceeded earlier forecasts.
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IDC quarterly report names Fortinet as top company in Australia
IDC has named Fortinet as the number one ranking company for 2021 in Australia in terms of security appliance units shipped, fastest growth speed, and market share.
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Network Security
Versa Networks is 2021 unified SASE market share leader
Versa Networks has announced it has been listed as the unified secure access service edge (SASE) market share leader for 2021, with an 84% market share.
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Big Data Exchange
BDx expands reach in Asia with Singapore global HQ
Big Data Exchange (BDx) has announced the relocation of the company's global headquarters to Singapore, with the aim of creating new career opportunities and increasing data center offerings and energy effectiveness.
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Coles partners with Adobe for better workflow and commerce solutions
Australian shoppers will soon be able to benefit from personalised, connected omnichannel experiences thanks to a new partnership between Coles and Adobe.
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Data management
Cloudera report reveals complexity and velocity of data crucial for determining growth
A new report by Cloudera has revealed that the complexity and velocity of enterprise data is crucial for the growth of Australian organisations as the economy resets for a post-pandemic future.
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Share and EFT platform moomoo launching in Australia
Share and EFT trading platform moomoo is launching in Australia, offering free analyst reports and level 2 US market data along with free brokerage for users in the first 90 days.
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Tripwell launches platform for travel planning and commerce
Australian based travel publisher Tripwell has launched its new digital platform, which looks to utilise social media for the purpose of travel planning and commerce.
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Best looking phone survey reveals surprising market trends
The survey not only found the best looking devices, but revealed some interesting facts about the cellular phone market on a whole.
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Great Resignation
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Smith Brothers Media
Today we are joined by James Smith who is the CEO of digital agency Smith Brothers Media. James joins us today to discuss the concept of The Great Resignation and the impact it has for businesses like theirs and also their clients and suppliers.
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Vodafone bolsters cybersecurity portfolio with DEFEND
The company recently signed a conditional agreement to acquire a 60% majority share of cybersecurity specialists DEFEND.
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Snapchat and Ticketmaster announce new media innovation
Snapchat and Ticketmaster have announced a partnership that is set to change the ways of event commerce and media.
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Neat announces new channel developments in A/NZ to meet growing demand
Video device company Neat has revealed a new A/NZ channel partnership set to enable further growth and help meet the significant demand for its Zoom enabled solutions.
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App and social media usage numbers soar in Australia
Social media and general app usage has soared in Australia, with new figures revealing 83% of Australians are now on some form of social media.
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Identity and Access Management
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from HID Global
This week, we speak to Bernard Evans, who is the sales director, physical identity access at HID Global.
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Hosted Network
Hosted Network and Sea-Level Operations team up to provide the best solutions for Australian MSPs
Choosing a good cloud service provider can be the make or break choice when determining an MSP's success, and to curb this worry they should look no further than Hosted Network.
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Top data center ecosystems revealed in latest Cloudscene report
The top data center ecosystems have been revealed in the latest H2 2021 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard by Cloudscene.
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Semiconductor market continues to experience uncertainty, IDC finds
With COVID-19 continuing to impact the global economy in its second year, the semiconductor market continues to experience uneven shortages and tight supply, according to analysts IDC.
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Smartphone users in emerging markets to benefit from new HERE and Transsion partnership
With the global number of mobile internet users expected to reach five billion by 2025 ( a 25% increase from 2020), emerging markets are consistently looking for ways to meet the demands for network capabilities.
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App and mobile usage continues to soar according to new App Annie report
App and mobile usage has significantly increased around the world, according to the new App Annie State of Mobile 2022 report.
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Smart Home
Smart home market continues to grow, driven by changing tech and demographics
The expansion of the smart home industry has been aided by factors such as the increasing necessity of home monitoring systems and the increasing disposable income of people in emerging countries, the report states.
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iPaaS market set to grow more than $10B in five years
The Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) market size is expected to grow from US$3.7 billion in 2021 to US$13.9 billion by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate of 30.3% during the forecast period.
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Semiconductor market experiences significant growth, breaks $150bn mark
Semiconductor revenue rose 7.6% in Q3 2021 from Q2 2021, and climbed above $150 billion in revenue during a single quarter.