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Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions up for enterprise software sector, report finds
The enterprise software sector is riding a post-pandemic wave of activity, with 751 merger and acquisition (M&A) deals signed and a record $124 billion in transaction value achieved in the first six-months of 2021.
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CRM
Zoho launches CRM design studio to simplify personalisation
Canvas for Zoho CRM is a design studio for CRM personalisation. It enables businesses to create their own CRM interfaces that are better suited to the role of each employee, without IT or developer involvement.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - OutSystems VP on streamlining app development
In this IT Jam, we speak with OutSystems vice president for A/NZ Paul Arthur, who is back for his second IT Jam. 
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Cloud
Infor agrees to sell EAM business to digital reality company Hexagon AB for USD 2.75 billion
Infor set to sell its global EAM business to Hexagon AB, a global digital reality company, for approximately USD 2.75 billion.
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Cloud Security
Apple enterprise management company Jamf merges with security solution Wandera
Jamf has announced the acquisition of zero-trust cloud security and access company Wandera.
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Apple
Jamf rolls out same-day support for new Apple OS rollouts
“Organisations should not be limited in their ability to deploy the latest Apple technology based on what their vendors can support.”
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Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
What to know before engaging an ERP support provider
By assessing a business’s needs and requirements against a provider’s ability to support them, executives can better understand which partner is most suited to their organisation.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
COVID-19 causes significant jump in enterprise software acquisitions
The total transaction value disclosed across all deals in the space was also significant, reaching $112 billion - the highest amount on record.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
CloudBolt Software acquires Melbourne-based cloud management platform company
Kumolus, the Melbourne headquartered cloud management platform company, has been acquired by US based CloudBolt Software in a move designed to aid the latter’s APAC expansion plans.
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Digital Transformation
Hawkes Bay launches digital transformation project with TechnologyOne
New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay Regional Council has announced it is set to undergo significant digital transformation in partnership with enterprise Software-as-a-Service provider TechnologyOne.
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Blockchain
Oracle updates Blockchain Platform Cloud Service
According to Oracle, the new release reflects customers’ growing needs for resilience and high availability, scale-up and scale-out to handle growing workloads.
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Cloud
IFS appoints new A/NZ head of channels amid hiring frenzy
Based in Sydney, Robinson will be responsible for building collaborative relationships that connect partners with new opportunities and driving IFS’s partner program.
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Icehouse
NZ software company set to go global after securing $3.65 million
LawVu plans to set up offices in Australia and the US, as well as leverage business opportunities in other overseas markets.
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Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
Hearing Australia makes the switch to Rimini Street for ERP system
Hearing Australia, the nation’s largest provider of government funded hearing services, has chosen Rimini Street, the provider of enterprise software products and services, for its ERP system.
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Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise cloud complexity making IT performance 'extremely' difficult to manage
Digital transformation, migration to the enterprise cloud and increasing customer demands have tech leaders looking to AI for the answer 
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Property Market
MRI Software acquires Rockend, looks to extend reach in A/NZ
According to a statement, the aquisition will help MRI to extend its reach in the A/NZ region and advance plans to add new solutions for the rental and property management space.
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Cybersecurity
New code-signing solution released by Venafi
Machine identity protection solution secures code signing across organisations and guards against unauthorised use.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Gartner: Cloud set to take over the database market
On-premises database management system revenue continues to decrease as the market shifts to the cloud.
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Cloud platforms
HCL Technologies closes acquisition of IBM products
Company launches HCL Software business unit to operate the enterprise software offerings.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Troovo brings robotics-powered payments solutions to enterprises
According to Troovo, globally in 2019, there are 115 billion wholesale payment transactions forecast, and virtual card spending is expected to go beyond $1 trillion by 2022.
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Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
How ERP can be used to boost business efficiency
"When an ERP solution runs major functions of a business resilience should be built into the technology."
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Unit4
Invest in enterprise software UX & watch your people grow
In today’s digital era, we’re seeing a big change of focus from UI to  modern user experiences (UX) such as conversational UX and purpose-built UX.
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Smartphone
Gartner: global IT spending to experience highest growth since 2007
Locally, Australian tech spending is forecast to grow 2.3% to reach A$84.5 billion in 2018, with NZ to reach NZ$12 billion.
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Internet of Things
Gartner outlines the future of global IT spending
Between IoT, AI and blockchain, how will IT investment fair over the next few years?