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Cybersecurity
Education sector seeing highest volumes of cyber attacks
When breaking down the numbers to education attacks by region in July 2022, A/NZ was the most heavily attacked.
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Network Management
Superloop helping Aussie K12 schools with latest offering
Superloop has launched CyberEdge, a new cybersecurity platform that will give K12 schools in Australia the tools to optimise, secure and manage their network.
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SaaS
AvePoint rebrands SaaS learning product to MaivenPoint
"Our mission with MaivenPoint is to make your learning experience limitless and inspire everyone to achieve their aspirations."
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Data center
Schneider Electric launches education platform to address data center talent shortage
Schneider Electric has announced a series of updates to its vendor-agnostic and CPD-accredited digital education platform.
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Ransomware
Education institutions hit hard by ransomware - study
The findings reveal that education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Manukau Institute of Technology
MIT NZ switches to Rimini Street for support of Oracle applications
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) has switched to Rimini Street for support of its Oracle applications.
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Virtual Reality / VR
Virtual reality app reduces phobias through NZ trial
"With this VR app treatment, trialists had increased control in exposure to their fears, as well as control over when and where exposure occurs."
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Training
How Dell student TechCrew is shaping the next generation of IT leaders
The Australian Information Industry Association’s annual member survey found that local talent acquisition has declined by 20% compared with 2021, with leadership roles the hardest to fill.
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Sophos
Ransomware attacks on education institutions increase
Education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Low-code
Appian unveils low-code certification program in Australia
Appian has announced a program to provide the next generation of low-code developers with access to education on the subject and certification to foster career opportunities.
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Training
Employers look to hire inexperienced coders due to skills shortage
"Even inexperienced workers without prior qualifications or experience had managed to pivot to new roles in coding as long as they are willing to upskill."
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Education
Microsoft Hong Kong partners with CUHK Business School
The collaboration sees CUHK Business School become the first business school as the authorised exam centre for Microsoft Certifications in Hong Kong.
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N4L
N4L, Spark, Chorus partner for Hyperfibre school upgrade
Networks for Learning (N4L) has partnered with Spark and Chorus to upgrade Wellington College to Hyperfibre, fostering stronger outcomes for students and teachers.
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DDoS
Flashpoint unveils security offering for school boards
Flashpoint has released its K-12 risk management and security offering to provide school boards and education security practitioners with tools to recognise, prevent and manage cyber and physical threats.
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Data analytics
Is the future of education data-driven?
The next generation of student engagement is here. Students now expect consistent, real-time access to information on housing, parking, class schedules, grades, financial aid and more.
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Children
Children’s privacy harmed in online learning - Human Rights Watch
A new report finds that multiple governments worldwide failed to adequately protect children's privacy when endorsing online learning products during the pandemic.
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Training
Infosec unveils role-guided cybersecurity training roadmaps
Infosec Skills Roles maps hands-on training and certifications to the 12 most in-demand cybersecurity roles to maximise training efficiency.
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Wireless Nation
Wireless Nation, N4L provide 4G network to remote NZ schools
Wireless Nation and Network for Learning (N4L) have rolled out the Rural Connectivity Group’s (RCG) new 4G network to better connect three Chatham Islands schools.
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Cloud
WolfVision announces new range of visualisers
WolfVision has announced a new range of visualisers to help meet multiple industry demands for remote learning and educational solutions.
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Digital Transformation
Unlocking the next digital frontier for educational institutions
Understanding where to invest in technology can be challenging for education institutions, especially after the COVID-19 disruptions.
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Digitisation
Using digitisation to reduce carbon emissions in building and construction
The building and construction sector is one of the largest in the world economy, as well as one of the most energy-intensive polluting industries on the planet.
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Sustainability
Reducing e-waste and promoting sustainability in the PC industry
Australians are lovers of technology - we purchase more than 4 million computers and 3 million TVs every year. As technology advances, the lives of our devices keep getting shorter.
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Collaboration
How consolidating MS Teams benefits both staff and students
For many colleges and universities, the student- and faculty-free days of Easter were prime time for system upgrades.
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Cloud
Zoom releases a range of new features requested by educators
Zoom debuts virtual background support for Chromebooks, video messages in Zoom Chat, Breakout Rooms enhancements, and Anywhere Polls.