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Sean Mitchell
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Having started his career at Renaissance. Sean joined Apple in Melbourne for a number of years before working in the media space. This started with Review Publishing and later the tech publisher IDG Communications. In 2006 he was involved in the launch of The Channel magazine. As they say – the rest is history.

Stories by Sean

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Genetec unveils cutting-edge Experience Centre in Sydney's Tech Central
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cloud services
Genetec Inc. has launched a pioneering Experience Centre and Office, SYXC, in Sydney's Tech Central district, aiming to strengthen its ANZ operations and showcase avant-garde technological solutions.
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Change fatigue risk to finance employee performance, warns Gartner
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hcm
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gartner
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productivity
'Change fatigue', a risk to employee performance, is on the rise amongst finance staff, warns global research firm Gartner, emphasising disruptions over volume as the primary cause.
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Superloop to provide network infrastructure for Investa properties
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network infrastructure
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broadband
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voice
Telecoms company Superloop partners with Investa to exclusively provide network infrastructure for over 1,100 future build-to-rent properties across two sites in Victoria, Australia.
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Kiwis call for tougher fines & greater accountability in cyber breaches
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firewall
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palo alto networks
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nz
New research reveals majority of Kiwis think companies should do more to prevent cyber-attacks, with many considering swapping brands after a data breach.
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Microsoft AI in healthcare: From data interpretation to tailored training
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cloud services
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microsoft
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AI advancements, with companies like Volpara and Techion leading the charge, are revolutionising the healthcare industry, promising unprecedented capabilities and potentially triggering a transformation as significant as the discovery of penicillin.
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New Zealand's academyEX wins global award for innovative Edtech platform
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awards
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digital literacy
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nz
New Zealand's edtech sector celebrates as academyEx and the Ministry of Social Development triumph in the World Summit Awards, receiving acclaim for their innovative job skills platform, Digital Passport.
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Rural Connectivity Symposium 2024 registration opens, TUANZ leads
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nz
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tuanz
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connectivity
The Tech Users Association launches registration for the Rural Connectivity Symposium 2024, aimed at addressing tech challenges in rural communities post-national election.
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Acer unveils Swift Edge 16 & Swift Go 14 with advanced AI capabilities
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acer
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cpu
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windows 11
Acer introduces the Swift Edge 16 and Swift Go 14 laptops, both powered by AMD Ryzen 8040 series and loaded with advanced AI features, and soon to be available in Australia.
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Australians see AI as crucial for future business decisions
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bi
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big data
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accounting systems
Nearly two-thirds of Australian professionals believe that AI will play a pivotal role in future business decisions and overcoming project management challenges, a GetApp survey reveals.
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Schneider Electric launches Alliance SI Energize Program in Australasia
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it training
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digital transformation
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power / energy
Schneider Electric launches the unique Alliance SI Energize Program in Australia and New Zealand to equip system integrators with tools and expertise for business expansion into industrial technology and sustainability.
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Elastic unveils winners of Australia & New Zealand Partner Awards 2024
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cloud services
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digital transformation
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public cloud
Elastic recognises Deloitte, Google Cloud, and Skillfield among other partners for their pivotal role in fostering digital innovation and business growth in Australia and New Zealand at the ElasticON ceremony.
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SOTI launches XSight Live View for real-time enterprise mobility oversight
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mobility
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compliance
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cybersecurity
SOTI, a global Enterprise Mobility Management leader, unveils XSight Live View, a pioneering solution for real-time mobile device and performance oversight, set to revolutionise sectors including retail and healthcare.
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Circana launches Liquid Data Engage, a novel platform for retailers
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ml
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retail
Circana has launched Liquid Data Engage, a revolutionary platform for retailers, seamlessly integrating fragmented data assets into a user-friendly interface.
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NextGen's digital services speed up home loan approvals in Australia
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fintech
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digital banking
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aml
NextGen's digital lending technology, specifically its Verification of Identity service, NextGenID, boosts home loan approval efficiency, reducing approval times by 25% on the ApplyOnline platform.
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Taylor Swift's Melbourne gigs trigger massive Telstra data surge
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wireless networks
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social media
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telstra
Taylor Swift's Eras Tour concert in Melbourne saw a record 35 TB of data used, equivalent to streaming the concert footage for almost two years, as fans flooded social media to share their experiences.
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UST acquires Australian firm Leonardo to boost ANZ market presence
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saas
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digital transformation
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cx
Digital transformation firm UST fortifies its presence in the Australian and New Zealand markets by acquiring process transformation company Leonardo.
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Dell Technologies unveils enhanced AI-ready data platform
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network infrastructure
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storage
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casb
Dell Technologies new PowerScale F210 and F710 set to revolutionise all-flash storage with superior performance and efficiency, boasting up to 90% greater performance per watt, and catering for intensive AI workloads.
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Australians spend more time on social media, TikTok leads the way
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facebook
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instagram
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youtube
Australians are increasingly focusing on social media, with a noteworthy preference for TikTok, as traditional media consumption declines, according to a new report by Meltwater and We Are Social.
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Xero & Sumday partnership empowers global carbon accounting
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accounting systems
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sustainable it
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digital banking
Xero teams up with Sumday to enable accountants to manage carbon accounting for their clients, advancing the journey towards net-zero emissions for small businesses worldwide.
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EcoFlow launches portable DELTA 2 Max power station in Australia
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power / energy
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harvey norman
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ecoflow
EcoFlow brings its versatile and eco-friendly portable power station, DELTA 2 Max, to Australia — a lightweight, power-packed solution for home and outdoor use.
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Temu achieves MASA certification for its mobile app security
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encryption
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application security
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google
Boston-based e-commerce firm, Temu, has achieved Mobile Application Security Assessment certification, validating its commitment to user data security, following stringent tests by independent agency DEKRA.
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InternetNZ research highlights Kiwis' concerns about online world
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ai
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nz
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fibre
InternetNZ's upcoming research, unveiling NZ's attitudes to the online world and AI, also highlights increasing concerns about cyberbullying and online harm.
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Why Kiwi channel partners choose Dynamic Supplies for distribution
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printing
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ai
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nz
Dynamic Supplies NZ diversifies its IT distribution strategy beyond printing, partnering with brands like Maxhub and EcoXGear, affirming its status as a key distribution partner in the Kiwi channel.
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Manhattan Associates Australia acclaimed as top workplace
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apac
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development
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collaboration
Manhattan Associates Australia lauded as a great workplace according to the Great Place to Work Trust Index© Survey, a testament to its quality workplace culture and employee engagement.