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Shannon Williams
Journalist
Shannon is a freelance editor and writer. As a professional content creator over the last ten years, Shannon has worked across many industries including tech, business and travel, in a variety of mediums including media, publishing, communications and social media. She has a knack for finding the right voice for her audience and relishes the opportunity to tell stories.

Shannon's stories

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Best broadband, mobile and energy providers of 2022 revealed
Yesterday
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internet
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awards
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telecommunications
Close to 300 senior-level professionals from across New Zealand’s telecommunication and energy sectors came together for the NZ Compare Awards 2022.
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Cybersecurity concerns are on the rise, according to report
Yesterday
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cloud
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hybrid cloud
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cybersecurity
Cybersecurity concerns are on the rise, while the industries are embracing hybrid cloud infrastructure and unified solutions.
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People key to preventing cyber attacks in 2023 - SCC Cyber
Yesterday
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ai
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cybersecurity
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cyber attacks
"Organisations need skilled and motivated staff importantly - who are listened too and engaged with, to counter threats."
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72% of organisations remain vulnerable to Log4j vulnerability
Last week
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cybersecurity
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data breach
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tenable network security
The data highlights legacy vulnerability remediation challenges, which are the root cause of the majority of data breaches.  
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Australia amongst top targeted countries for ransomware
Last week
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
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bitdefender
Australia became one of the most targeted countries for ransomware attacks for the first time, according to a new report.
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Veeam unveils backup service on Salesforce AppExchange
Last week
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dr
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data
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veeam
Veeam has announced the new Veeam Backup for Salesforce on Salesforce AppExchange, designed to eliminate the risk of losing data.
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AR/VR spending to reach $50.9 billion in 2026 - IDC
Last week
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vr
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idc
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analyst report
Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality is forecast to reach $13.8 billion this year and grow to $50.9 billion in 2026.
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Equinix enters Malaysia with $40m data center investment
Last week
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data centre operators
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equinix
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ibx
World-class digital infrastructure will accelerate digital economy transformation in Malaysia and the wider ASEAN region.
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Edge data center market revenue to cross $50 billion by 2032
Last week
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edge data centre
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edge computing
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dc
The rapid growth of the IT & telecommunications sector and rising consumer demand will drive the industry growth. 
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Microsoft, LinkedIn launch digital skills program
Last week
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microsoft
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education
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it training
Program to provide free access to 350 courses, six new Career Essentials Certificates, and 50,000 LinkedIn Learning Scholarships
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Trustwave named leader in managed security services
Last week
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idc
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trustwave
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managed security services
Trustwave has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2022 Vendor Assessment.
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IoT network management market to reach $5 billion
Last week
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iot security
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iot
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edge security
Increasing adoption of IoT network management platforms across large enterprises will augment the growth in the market.
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9/10 organisations say digital trust extremely important
Last week
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cybersecurity
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digicert
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digital trust
In the Asia Pacific region, organisations report digital trust as important due to the expanding threat landscape within the region. 
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Spark Business Group awarded 2022 AWS partner award
Last week
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hyperscale
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aws
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innovation
"Our team is dedicated to helping New Zealand organisations achieve business outcomes through fostering innovation to help drive business change."
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Fortinet launches managed Cloud-Native Firewall service
Last week
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firewall
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hyperscale
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aws
FortiGate CNF delivers enterprise-grade security managed by Fortinet and cloud-native integrations on AWS to simplify, scale and modernise security operations.
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Digilantism expected to rise in 2023 - cybersecurity report
Last week
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cryptocurrency
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cybersecurity
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compliance
Securing digital assets and cryptocurrency will be a key focus, and the cost of compliance may reach breaking point for many organisations.
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Big business and government are key to eInvoicing uptake
Last week
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government
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xero
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smb
Xero this week hosted key government and business leaders in its Sydney office to discuss the benefits of accelerating eInvoicing adoption.
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CDC opens new Auckland hypercale data centres, more planned
Last week
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hyperscale
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auckland
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dc
CDC Data Centres has opened its first two hyperscale data centres in Auckland, and unveiled plans for further expansion in Aotearoa.
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Half of organisations using Kubernetes in daily operations
Last month
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cloud
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civo
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kubernetes
Trepidation of implementing Kubernetes is being replaced by organisations rolling out Kubernetes in everyday operations.
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Australia must accelerate to capture digital readiness advantage
Last month
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digital transformation
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it infrastructure
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cisco
Digitisation is accelerating and Australia must focus and invest to capture the opportunities of being a highly ranked digitally ready country.
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Kaspersky predicts shifts in threat landscape to industrial control systems in 2023
Last month
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advanced persistent threat protection
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kaspersky
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cyber threats
Kaspersky predicts a shift in advanced persistent threat (APT) activity against industrial organisations and OT systems in new industries and locations.
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One in five young Aussies in tech expecting redundancy
Last month
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recruitment
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it professionals
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employment
New research of Australia's young generation in tech uncovers how the economic downturn is affecting their careers.
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Trustwave to use gamification to train cybersecurity professionals
Last month
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cybersecurity
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recruitment
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gamification
The initiative aims to elevate skillsets, build camaraderie among cybersecurity teams, and attract new and diverse talent to the field.
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Sektor AU launches cybersecurity division with new signings
Last month
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cybersecurity
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sektor
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darktrace
Sektor Australia has announced the launch of its new cybersecurity division with the signing of Darktrace and Cato Networks.
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