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Sean Mitchell
Publisher
Having started his career at Renaissance. Sean joined Apple in Melbourne for a number of years before working in the media space. This started with Review Publishing and later the tech publisher IDG Communications. In 2006 he was involved in the launch of The Channel magazine. As they say – the rest is history.

Sean's stories

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The imminent failure of WhiteLabel NZ, liquidation next?
1 days ago
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crowdfunding
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pledgeme
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it distributors
A number of allegations have been made about the outsourced sales & marketing company. We investigate.
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HP New Zealand - 2022 Partner Awards finalists announced
Last month
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partner programmes
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hp
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partner awards
We detail the finalists for HP New Zealand's partner awards for 2022.
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Atlassian to talk future of work at The Tax Summit next week
Thu 13 Oct 2022
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tax
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atlassian
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future
The Work Futurist at Atlassian will be the closing speaker at next week's Tax Institute's Tax Summit in Sydney.
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Who is HashiCorp, and why your cloud journey will be impacted
Thu 6 Oct 2022
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cloud
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hyperscale
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public cloud
We investigate the fast-growing San Francisco vendor that is transforming how enterprises approach cloud infrastructure.
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Accounting practice PKF sees a digital future with acquisition
Fri 30 Sep 2022
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accounting systems
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digital transformation
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mergers and acquisitions
Top 10 accounting firm PKF has acquired a software integration business to accelerate its digital practice.
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Australian manufacturing success story chooses NetSuite
Fri 30 Sep 2022
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accounting systems
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it in manufacturing
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erp
We sat down with Bruce Fitzgerald, CEO, Extel Technologies about their digital transformation journey and implementing Oracle NetSuite.
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Stellar financial result after major strategic moves by Superloop
Tue 30 Aug 2022
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superloop
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financial results
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isp
We get a glimpse under the hood at the financial results from 2022 for the connectivity giant Superloop.
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Australia’s data centre pioneer still leading after 22 years
Tue 30 Aug 2022
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macquarie telecom
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federal government
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dc
We look at the fascinating success of Macquarie data centre's over its 22 year life span and how they continue to innovate in a highly contested sector.
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What happened at the Sydney Cloud and Datacenter Convention
Thu 25 Aug 2022
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cloud
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australian government
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dc
We attended the industry event at Luna Park in Sydney, with updates from the NSW state government and key vendors.
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Forget SEO; think trust and influence says digital marketing guru
Tue 23 Aug 2022
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martech
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seo
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digital marketing
We chat with Australian digital marketing pioneer Ian Hopkinson about what lead him to create his own auditing tool.
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Hands-on review: Jabra Engage 55 wireless headset
Wed 13 Jul 2022
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uc
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gaming
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microsoft teams
We get our hands on a German design professional headset that many knowledge workers could benefit from.
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Hands-on review: Logitech Astro A10 Gen 2 wired headset
Wed 13 Jul 2022
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
We get our hands on this incredibly good value for money headset for use in wired environments.
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Hands-on review: STM ChargeTreeGo portable wireless charger
Wed 13 Jul 2022
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smartphones
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apple
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gaming
We get our hands on the ultimate charging accesory for roadwarriors with a bunch of Apple devices.
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Hands-on review: SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA)
Tue 12 Jul 2022
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bi
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big data
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gaming
We get our hands on a free trial of SolarWind's cross-vendor diagnosis and analytics tools.
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New leaders promoted at Ingram Micro's New Zealand operation
Mon 11 Jul 2022
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apple
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martech
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creative technologies
The local broad-based technology distributor has made two key appointments as a result of combining two business units.
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Margins & revenues up at New Zealand arm of Acer Computer
Fri 1 Jul 2022
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new zealand
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acer
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financial results
We look at the local financial statements of Taiwanese manufacturer Acer Computer Inc.
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Up to $2.4 million shortfall in the collapse of IndeServe
Fri 1 Jul 2022
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
We delve into the liquidators first report on long-standing networking service provider IndeServes collapse.
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Hands-on review – CleanMyMac X utility for macOS
Fri 1 Jul 2022
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apple
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gaming
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reviews
We get hands-on with a useful utility that macOS users never thought they needed but probably do.
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Techday's different story types explained
Mon 20 Jun 2022
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marketing
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techday
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faq
Each type of story has a different purpose, so it’s worthwhile understanding which type could work for your needs.
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Hands-on review: EcoFlow River Pro Portable Power station
Thu 9 Jun 2022
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wfh
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gaming
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reviews
We get hands-on with an extremely versatile device that every remote worker or outdoor enthusiast should consider.
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Q&A: Oculeus discusses the current state of telecoms fraud and beyond
Wed 8 Jun 2022
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cybersecurity
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customers
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telecommunications
The basic facts are that we are all exposed to telecoms fraud – from providers of communications services to enterprises and organisations to individual consumers.
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Q&A: Nnaisense talks AI and energy efficiency for data centers
Fri 3 Jun 2022
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power / energy
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ai
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climate change
Using AI to reduce energy consumption is one of the more important applications of this technology, and the addressable market at data centers around the world is significant. 
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Q&A: Behavioural Cues discuss what's next for voice analytics
Tue 31 May 2022
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contact centre
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wfh
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innovation
Voice analytics has many familiar and established applications. One example is sentiment analysis used to improve customer service and call center operations.
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Tyson Beckford partners with Element Case on new AppleWatch band
Thu 19 May 2022
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apple
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mobility
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technology gifts
Celebrity Tyson Beckford has collaborated with STM Brands' Element Case brand to create a rugged new accessory.
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