Power / Energy
Twitter trials new advertising system in tweet conversations
The experiment, which inserts ads under the first, third, or eighth reply under a tweet, brings more advertising opportunities for businesses - and more ad saturation to its customers.
Secureworks expands EDR portfolio with two new solutions
The two new tools will give customers access to ‘comprehensive prevention, detection, and response protection across the attack surface’.
Avast announces three new appointments to leadership team
Daria Loi will serve as head of innovation, Siggi Stefnisson as head of threat labs, and Andrew Gardner as vice president of research and AI.
Radware adds DDoS protection against low-volume flood attacks
"The impact of phantom flood attacks should not be underestimated. They can cause major disruption to the customer experience when they go undetected."
Mergers and Acquisitions
rhipe's acquisition deal with Crayon now legally effective
As part of the deal, Crayon will acquire all of the shares in rhipe upon implementation of the Scheme — expected to be 3 November.
SYSPRO appoints global channel chief to lead new era of growth
“Michael is committed to building the partner community globally and will be delivering on our partner-first approach in all markets we operate in."
Ivanti continues appointment spree with new channels manager for A/NZ
Karen Nicholson will be the company's next channels manager for A/NZ. It comes a week after the company announced its newest CEO and board members.
Samsung enables more connectivity with latest TV offering for hotels
Samsung Australia senior director of display and memory solutions, Phil Gaut, says that the TV meets guests’ demands whilst improving hotel efficiency.
Google Cloud to help Siemens Energy shift data centers to cloud
With the new partnership, the energy technology company aims to bring its company-wide SAP systems into a cloud environment.
Data center construction
Edge Centres to construct second Victoria data centre in Traralgon
Edge Centres CEO and founder Jonathan Eaves says that the Traralgon data centre is key to its network deployment across Melbourne and Sydney.
How a rugged tablet helped in the preservation of Taiwan's Lugang Mazu Temple
Taiwan-based firm LeaderTek used the tablet and 3D laser scanners to create 3D models for the Bureau of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture.
PC shipments grow despite supply chain woes - IDC
Shipments reached 86.7 million units in the third quarter of this year, marking the sixth consecutive quarter of growth.
Managed service provider
Empired announces $15 million contract with Horizon Power in WA
The contract is for an initial term of three years plus two one-year options to extend, allowing the provision of services for up to five years.
CrowdStrike onboards NEXTGEN as A/NZ distribution partner
As the two companies partner up, NEXTGEN will be CrowdStrike’s largest cybersecurity vendor.
Internet of Things
Spark IoT network enables Evnex to bring EV chargers to rural Aotearoa
EV charging company Evnex is on a mission to roll out more charging stations in rural parts of Aotearoa, thanks in part to Spark’s extension of its IoT network.
Data center facility managers plagued with downtime concerns - Honeywell report
54% have experienced downtime due to an outage, 38% due to a cyber or physical breach, and 34% had unplanned downtime.
BigCommerce and Ebizio integrate B2B billing & subscription management
Chargify’s recurring billing and subscription management suite is able to support hybrid B2B2C companies with their billing and pricing models.
Thoma Bravo drops majority share in Nintex as TPG Capital picks up reins
Nintex CEO Eric Johnson says it is an exciting time for everyone at Nintex and its global community.
Yubico adds fingerprint recognition to YubiKey hardware security device
The hardware integrates native biometric enrolment and management features that are supported by desktop-based, FIDO-supported services and applications.
2degrees celebrates 4G network awards from Ookla
Ookla has named 2degrees as the most reliable, consistent, and best available 4G mobile data network provider in the country during the second quarter of 2021.
Managed service provider
IDC survey outlines critical investments for MSPs
IDC's research outlined the opportunities MSPs should invest in to optimise their competitive advantage in the managed cloud services market.
Microsoft adds Azure capabilities to Windows Server 2022
Windows Server 2022 includes multi-layered security, hybrid capabilities with Azure, file server improvements, container support with Kubernetes, and more.
Cohesity and Cisco join forces to fight ransomware
The collaboration will see the integration of Cohesity's data management platform with Cisco's simplified security platform.
Versa Networks appoints its first CFO
Lalit Kumar joins Versa from Medallia, where he spent three years leading a successful IPO and robust growth.