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Workforce technology
WorkForce Software increases revenue by 300% in APAC region
August 2021
According to the company, the majority of new or existing customers contributing to revenue growth were seeking digital solutions to bridge the COVID-19-amplified gap between the workforce experience of employers and employees.
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Funding
Dovetail raises $5m, continues to innovate in customer research space
August 2021
"Dovetail is a rare company - a product-obsessed team, two founders who build, and sweat every detail, and a business that requires very little capital to scale because of its product-led growth model."
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Cloud
MYOB acquires enterprise solutions partners Axsys and Exobiz
July 2021
According to the company, these acquisitions will play a key role in the development of MYOB’s recently announced direct sales and service channel for mid-market customers.
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Commercetools
Interview: commercetools explores the realities of the 'commerce possibilities chasm'
July 2021
“If you don’t innovate and evolve your business, your storefront will lose out to competitors and customer loyalty will be eroded over time. Amazon’s success in Australia is an example."
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Cloud
Wiise shakes up leadership team in preparation for new phase of growth
July 2021
Wiise has appointed an ex-Dropbox exec as its new CEO and brought on a new head of sales and channel, with both focused on accelerating growth for the company.
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Business growth
Wellington startup secures $1.25m, looks to develop team and tech
July 2021
The company states that the funds will be used to expand the team, grow its customer base, and further develop the Marama Labs proprietary hardware and software platform.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky's VR simulation game allows executives to work as IT security specialists
June 2021
Kaspersky has created a VR game where executives can work as information security specialists, giving them a better understanding of cybersecurity.
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Forrester Research
Research finds software delivery maturity strongly affects revenue gains
June 2021
Forrester research shows organisations with a high level of software delivery maturity are three times more likely to grow at 15% or more annually. 
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SAP
Aus SAP company celebrates decade of growth, looks to future
June 2021
"We are proud to have achieved our objective of becoming a national business with established offices in most Australian capital cities. It’s humbling to be invited to tender responses alongside some of Australia’s top tier system integrators.”
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Customer experience
Qualtrics announces ambitious plans for APJ region
June 2021
With plans to add 1,200 new jobs by the end of 2024, Qualtrics is increasing its investment in APJ to accelerate the significant growth already achieved since launching in the region in 2015.
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Cloud
M2M Group completes senior director hire for A/NZ
May 2021
M2M Group, the Australian IoT firm owned by Sierra Wireless, has hired Kat Dempsey to lead the company’s newly merged M2M One business across Australian and New Zealand.
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Business growth
WatchGuard names new regional director for A/NZ
March 2021
Anthony Daniel says, "I look forward to continuing to drive our business strategy, grow our channel and to supporting business growth Australia and New Zealand and the Pacific islands."
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Digital
Future-ready businesses more profitable and efficient, study finds
March 2021
"While the pandemic has upended entire industries and catalysed wholesale changes for how companies operate, leaders can embark on this path by rethinking how work gets done through technology, processes, and people.”
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Cloud
Xero scores global partner agreement with BDO
March 2021
As part of a new three year global agreement, Xero will become BDO’s preferred accounting solution for its business, services and outsourcing clients in the small to medium business space.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Kiwi company Seequent acquired by Bentley Systems for $900 million
March 2021
Bentley Systems, the global infrastructure engineering software company, is set to acquire New Zealand company Seequent.
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Channel partners
8x8 experiences significant growth driven by channel-first strategy
February 2021
8x8 has announced it is experiencing strong channel momentum and growth driven by the 8x8 integrated cloud contact centre and communications product.
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Remote Working
How MSPs can grow their businesses in 2021
February 2021
Because they need to service their clients and support IT infrastructures remotely, managed service providers are realising their operation methods need to change. To avoid any revenue dips in 2021, new strategies are likely to be required.
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Business growth
Talend appoints new A/NZ vice president with partner sales background
January 2021
Talend has appointed a new regional vice president for Australia and New Zealand with the intention of driving the next phase of growth in the area.
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Cisco
Cisco's APJC executive team has a new leader
January 2021
"I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead our business in this dynamic region and am looking forward to building on our success," says Dave West, new president for APJC.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
NEC snaps up Avaloq, moves further into digital finance field
December 2020
According to a statement, the acquisition is designed to bring together their shared vision, technological strengths, and global presence, to accelerate both companies' long-term growth, global expansion and value creation strategy.
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Pure Storage
Pure Storage updates partner programme and launches exclusive community
October 2020
"We aim to provide our partners with resources that make their lives easier and empower them so they can grow with Pure and exceed their goals and business expectations.”
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Backup and recovery
NinjaRMM continues on growth strategy with new backup solution
August 2020
NinjaRMM has launched its new backup solution called Ninja Data Protection, designed for managed service providers (MSPs) and IT professionals.
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Cloud
Avaya brings Device as a Service offering to more businesses around the world
July 2020
Avaya’s Device as a Service offering complements the Avaya Subscription program, which is designed to equip customers with the devices required to maximise the potential of this software, and enabling customers to purchase them in the same flexible, predictable manner.
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Customer experience
Ecosystm teams up with Capgemini to accelerate growth
May 2020
Ecosystm has brought on Capgemini, a consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services provider, as a digital partner to extend the company’s growth and digital experience plans.