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Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro NZ Showcase On The Road is full steam ahead
After a year of COVID-19-related disruptions, the Ingram Micro Showcase On The Road 2022 is finally going ahead, with registrations now open to interested parties.
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SaaS
Micro Focus SaaS offerings praised in new GigaOm Radar report
The LoadRunner family of performance engineering solutions was positioned leader in the GigaOm Radar for Cloud Performance Testing Tools report.
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Investment
Three waters IT system project could top $500m, warns National
A new project merging local councils' water service IT systems as part of the three waters reforms could blow out beyond the $500 million upper limit officials have quoted, National says.
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Achievers
IWD 2022: Achievers manager discusses gender inequalities in technology
First and foremost, workplace culture and conditions are critical for attracting and retaining women in IT.
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Employee Experience
Global IT company named best employer in Australia and 16 other countries
A global internet technology company has taken the top spot as the best employer in Australia and 16 other countries.
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Digital Transformation
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Extreme Networks
This week we are speaking with Extreme Networks A/NZ general manager Julian Critchlow. Extreme Networks is a company that delivers end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and top-rated services that support and advance customers' digital transformation. 
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Payroll
Workday and Datacom partner for payroll integration in NZ
Datacom has been named a Workday Global Payroll Cloud (GPC) partner, allowing it to offer integrated payroll solutions to New Zealand customers.
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Glitch
'Such a mess' - IT teams work overnight to fix immigration glitch
Immigration advisers have described the first day of the country's new residence scheme as a shambles.
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Compliance
Dark clouds on the horizon: How to close the gaps in cloud security
These days cloud security is more trusted than ever. According to a recent study in a survey of 2,000 IT leaders from around the globe, nearly 85% of respondents said that they trust cloud security practices as much as, or more than, those associated with their on-premises data infrastructures.
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VPN
Remote work will be driven by managed services going forward
Reflecting on the past year, it’s clear that remote work played a significant role in maintaining business operations across A/NZ.
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Data Protection
Flipping the traditional security model on its head: taking a data-first approach to cybersecurity
As organisations become more data-driven, they store more data in on-prem and cloud stores that employees can access from anywhere with phones, tablets and laptops.
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Digitisation
Consulting companies are growing, but so are skill gaps according to new study
In a record-breaking quarter, a new Cinodes Q3 report has revealed that one-third of listed consulting companies have grown by over 20%, and the median turnover rate has had an increase of as much as 13.4% compared to last year.
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Tech Teams
How to create high performance tech teams
Workplaces across the region are bracing themselves for the 'Great Resignation' to hit their shores, with many organisations supercharging employee retention schemes in the hope of preventing what looks like an inevitable tide.
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BitTitan
How to identify MS Teams sprawl and work towards an optimal digital environment
With the rise of remote work over the past 18 months, the use of Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams has exploded. Microsoft reports that roughly 50% of 365’s 260 million-plus commercial users now use Teams, although some experts place the number of users closer to 300 million.
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Cybersecurity
What is OT security and how does it differ from IT security?
Let’s consider what OT is, its relationship with IT, and the common problems people experience in working with it.
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
New study shows IT decision-makers think organisations compromise cybersecurity in favour of other goals
A new study by security firm Trend Micro has revealed that 90% of IT decision-makers believe organisations compromise on cybersecurity in favour of other goals within their business.
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Digital Transformation
Exclusive: How self-driving networks help shift IT strategy
"Businesses need to realise that the competition is already embracing digital transformation."
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Cloud
Observability: A new focus for cloud-native businesses
"Observability is becoming the norm for cloud-native businesses, unhindered by ‘legacy’ systems."
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Blockchain
Why quantum computing could be bigger than blockchain
"Everyone’s pegging quantum computing as the next big thing in enterprise technology, but does the reality live up to the hype?"
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Digital Transformation
Better together: Why IT and HR need a stronger bond
"Currently, the divide between departments in many companies is enormous, for successful digital transformation, this needs to change."
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Cloud
SD-WAN puts traditional routers on notice
Leading IT organisations are deploying SD-WAN solutions with software-based routing, displacing traditional branch router architectures.
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IT Automation
Four tips for an agile technology team
"When you think about a team, we can all agree that people at the bottom of the hierarchy play the most important role."
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IT
Tenable launches solution to secure infrastructure across converged IT/OT environments
Converged environments contain a mix of IT and OT devices and systems that demand a holistic approach to cybersecurity.
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Cybersecurity
Nearly half of UK IT workforce overworked and underpaid
The UK's IT workforce is being stretched to breaking point with employers placing priority on cybersecurity and tech innovation.