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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
How RPA transformed the tedious processes of insurance underwriters
Steadfast Underwriting approached rapidMATION to remove bottlenecks from tedious processes. They ended up increasing process efficiency by up to 80%.
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Zero trust
Solving the problem of privilege with zero trust security
BeyondTrust’s Universal Privilege Management model recognises that securing passwords is not enough — privileges must be secured across environments.
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Microsoft Partners
Fusion5 named Microsoft New Zealand Partner of the Year
The company was recognised at Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Awards, which acknowledge partners showing excellence in solutions based on Microsoft technology.
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Ransomware
Kaseya ransomware attack: MSPs warned to shut down VSA servers
On Friday Kaseya shut down its SaaS servers and notified its on-premises customers to shut down their VSA servers to prevent them from being compromised. 
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Cybersecurity
Interview: Assessing the challenges in securing emerging technologies
In his almost 20 years in the cybersecurity industry, Infosys CISO Vishal Salvi has watched threats change — and how they've ramped up in the last 18 months.
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Cloud
Equinix commits to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2030
The digital infrastructure and data centre company aims to make a 50% absolute reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions from a 2019 base year by 2030. 
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Edge Computing
Interview: The many use cases of edge computing
Stratus director Mike Fyson discusses how edge technology has informed trends in Australia and beyond, and how it adds value in a digitally transforming world.
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Remote Working
Remote working underpins the business case for secure virtual environments
We take a look at why secure remote working benefits organisations beyond the data centre.
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Remote Working
Remote work inspires business evolution - four key steps to prolonging its success
Many business leaders feared productivity would dip when workers took to their laptops in their living rooms, but instead the opposite was true.
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Infosys
Cloud Radar 2021: A/NZ spearheads cloud adoption as growth enabler
“Cloud provides businesses with the capabilities to rapidly launch new products and services that ensure the customer experience is adaptive and remains at its best."
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Microsoft
Sophos unearths involvement of Lemon Duck crypto-mining malware in ProxyLogon attacks
The Lemon Duck cryptomining malware is being used to target unpatched Microsoft Exchange servers —giving it a 'firm foothold' in compromised servers.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Cloudera to be acquired for $5.3 billion — and completes two of its own acquisitions
Cloudera will be acquired for a cash transaction of $5.3 billion. The company also announced its own acquisitions of two separate SaaS companies.
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Cloud
Payroll in the digital age: why a coherent technology strategy is necessary
Unfortunately, the response to moving payroll to the cloud is often to keep it on-site. But if cloud adoption is done correctly, the pros outweigh the cons.
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Business Continuity
Webinar: Why Everbridge's Critical Event Management platform stands out
A Forrester study found that Everbridge’s CEM platform enabled reductions in property damage, decreases in IT downtime and bolstered employee productivity.
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Ethernet
LinkIQ: Making Ethernet cable testing easier than ever
LinkIQ allows operational technology teams to easily solve network connectivity problems with a streamlined cabling troubleshooting tool.
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Cloud
Smartphone shipments to reach 1.38 billion units this year despite economic woes — IDC
This represents a 7.7% increase from 2020, and IDC says the trend will continue: in 2022, shipments will total 1.43 billion — a year-over-year increase of 3.8%.
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Ransomware
How to shore up cyber-defences of financial institutions for the future
Accenture’s latest research defined four key risks: Supply chain attacks, cyber-fraud, insider threats and extortion and ransomware.
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Privacy
The case for prioritising IT privacy in businesses
It was Privacy Awareness Week recently. But one week in May every year isn’t cutting it: privacy needs to be a year-round focus.
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Infrastructure
Interview: The intersection of technology and infrastructure amidst COVID-19
Techday spoke to Bentley Systems executives Mark Coates and Phil Christensen, who discuss how technology has changed within the infrastructure industry.
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Network Management
NETGEAR's WiFi 6 wireless solutions deliver blazing fast internet — rain or shine
NETGEAR has designed separate access points for disparate scenarios, reflective of the diversification in business environments.
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Remote Working
Interview: Harnessing business agility post-pandemic
We spoke to Appnovation's Andrew Wong, who explains why businesses should continue prioritising an agile strategy, as opposed to reverting to old ways.
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Data Centre 220
NZ's most connected data centre outlines latest developments
Data Centre 220 announced half a million dollars worth of investment into its technical resources at the Chorus Live event last month.
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Samsung
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy A52
If you’re on a budget but don’t want to sacrifice all the features present in a top-tier phone, the Samsung A52 is a good investment.
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Artificial Intelligence
'Catastrophic forgetting': What it is, and how to prevent it
AI has been used to combat cyber-threats for years. But there are many related pitfalls — and catastrophic forgetting is a major one.