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Sustainability
Sustainability is a business imperative - can technology save us?
Sustainability has become even more important over the last few years, with many growing organisations having set their own targets to reduce carbon emissions.
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CyberCX
Australian Government orgs failing to manage cyber risk, report finds
The report shows the risk profile of local government organisations is unlikely to materially improve in 2022, as the threat environment continues to deteriorate.
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Yubico
What should be Australia’s public sector response to strengthening online security?
Government employees and contractors are prime targets for cyber-attacks because of the information they have access to.
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PIJF
Investigation: The NZ Govt is weakening its grip on nuisance spam
The nuisance spam has decreased markedly in 2021, but in 2007, a widely-disseminated factoid, of unknown origin, suggested that up to 85% of email sent in that year was unwanted spam.
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Infrastructure
New report finds investments in digital infrastructure the key to data center growth
A new data center market report has found that increasing investments in digital infrastructure have led to growth opportunities for data centers globally.
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SaaS
Cloud forecast for 2022 – increase in digital connectivity
As the world spins towards 2022, it is clear that the new year will see our reliance on cloud technologies becoming more vital than ever before.
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Collaboration
SUPERNAP Thailand partners with Thai government agencies for leading Tier IV upgrades
Thailand's National Data Center and cloud services have upgraded to Tier IV international standards as a result of the newly merged entity of state enterprises CAT Telecom and TOT and provider SUPERNAP (Thailand).
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Trade
Digital trade pivotal in unlocking economic benefits for NZ, report finds
“If we can increase understanding through outreach programmes to MSMEs and SMEs and demonstrate the value of digital trade, we will begin to realise that the cost reductions are truly significant.”
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Cybercrime
An exclusive look at the NZ NCSC cyber crime report
Documenting the activities of New Zealand government agencies for the tax-paying public ensures one consumes a range of essential, if largely indigestible, reading matter.
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Government
Govt to ease border restrictions for 600 skilled tech workers
“We’re carefully targeting areas of the sector where industry has highlighted a clear need for overseas talent including, software development, product managers, cybersecurity and interactive media.”
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Cybersecurity
To disclose or not to disclose?: The significance of data breach disclosure in Aotearoa
A data breach can be any company's worst nightmare. Not only can it cause catastrophic damage to systems and workflows, but it can also often be extraordinarily damaging and costly. 
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Cybersecurity
Singapore & UK Govts boost digital identity, cybersecurity & digital trade cooperation
The MOUs are designed to advance the two countries’ relationships in the three areas and make it easier for both countries to trade with each other.
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Graduate
Qual IT launches new graduate program to combat growing IT skill shortage
Qual IT NZ has announced the launch of its new graduate program in a bid to combat the country's growing IT skills shortage.
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Data Protection
Acquia officially receives 'protected' stamp from IRAP assessment
This confirms that Acquia Drupal Cloud has achieved the Australian government security status of Protected on selected deployments.
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Data Protection
How government agencies can deliver secure digital services to citizens
The uncertainty of the global pandemic has had an unexpected upside for New Zealand government agencies, with 83% of New Zealanders seeing their government as being generally trustworthy.
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SaaS
Accela extends A/NZ footprint with government and industry wins
Accela has announced the general availability of expanded SaaS offerings, including its Accela Civic Platform, in Australia and New Zealand.
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NEXTDC
NEXTDC eyes up Darwin, NT, as next data centre pad
NEXTDC has purchased land in Australia’s Northern Territory, which is set to be the site of the company’s newest data centre.
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Artificial Intelligence
NZ organisations risk being left behind in Artificial Intelligence plans
AI is projected to be the most significant technological advancement in a generation.
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Artificial Intelligence
Gartner reveals Govt uncertainty around artificial intelligence
“Senior executives in the public sector must address the early apprehension among the government workforce by showing how the technology helps them to getting their work done."
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Cybersecurity
The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
With every new technology-enabled path we forge, we must also defend ourselves from cyber threats and exploitation. Here we take a look at some of Aotearoa's main cyber defenders.
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A/NZ expansion
Qualtrics expands A/NZ footprint with localised operations
“Building on the company’s plans to significantly grow its local operations, Qualtrics has established a dedicated Public Sector business unit in A/NZ."
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Nintex
City of Greater Geelong modernises processes with Nintex
“Our ambition is for local residents to enjoy more consistent service delivery and faster response times as a result of the organisation's focus on process improvements."
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Government
NSW Govt extends partnership with MessageXchange
The partnership enables the entirety of the New South Wales Government to access the EDI service, known as Transactions.buy.
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Cybersecurity
Five considerations for government departments to move safely and securely to the cloud
With a spotlight securely on Australia’s cybersecurity and defence strategy, it’s essential that Australian government departments lead the way.