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Armis warns of major cyber-attack risk to 2024 global elections
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cloud services
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Cybersecurity firm Armis predicts nation-states could target the 2024 global elections for a major cyber attack, with many organisations and governments ill-prepared for such threats.
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Secolve & Asimily join forces to boost Australia's IoT security
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Secolve and Asimily join forces to bolster Australia's IoT risk management, enhancing security solutions for the nation's critical infrastructure and effectively tackling cybersecurity threats.
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Bridgewise secures $21m Series A funding led by SIX Group
2 days ago
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AI-backed financial intelligence platform, Bridgewise, secures $21m from its series A funding round led by SIX Group to fuel its global reach in securities analytics.
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Vertiv launches AI-powered SmartAisle 3 for data centre efficiency boost
2 days ago
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physical security
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power / energy
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Vertiv revolutionises micro modular data centre design with the introduction of the AI-infused SmartAisle 3, enhancing operational efficiency and offering energy savings of up to 20%.
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Australian freight sector's crucial role in achieving net-zero emissions
2 days ago
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hydrogen
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climate change
Freight transport innovators like KoolPak and FreightExchange spearhead sustainable efforts amid concerns of governmental policies undermining decarbonisation goals.
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SafeWatch app launches for community-led mental health management
2 days ago
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it in healthcare
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privacy
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mental health
SafeWatch utilises blockchain technology for user-controlled data security and upholds the motto Alone; we can do so little; together, we can do so much.
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Queensland harnesses Optimation Connect for justice rehabilitation
3 days ago
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auckland
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digital revolution
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online services
Queensland Corrective Services pioneers a digital revolution in justice rehabilitation by introducing Optimation Connect, a biometric-enabled system aimed at inclusive and accessible case management.
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Fujitsu strengthens cyber security with new Australian, NZ division
4 days ago
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oobe
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Fujitsu intensifies its battle against cybercrime in Australia and New Zealand by establishing a dedicated team of data security specialists, consolidating regional expertise and acquisitions like Enable and oobe.
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Booming AI deepfake detector market set to hit USD $5.7 million by 2034
4 days ago
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microsoft
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cybersecurity
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intel
Rising concerns over 'deepfakes' pave the way for the booming AI Deepfake Detector Tool Market, which is set to reach over USD $5.7 million by 2034, propelled by advancements in AI and cloud solutions.
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Frollo urges collaboration to improve Australia's Open Banking data quality
4 days ago
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digital banking
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financial institutions
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accc
Frollo, Australia's Open Banking service provider, urges a collaborative strategy to enhance the data quality in the nation's Consumer Data Right framework, supporting superior financial outcomes.
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Smart Water Meters set to revolutionise Australian utilities
4 days ago
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bi
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cloud services
Australian utility adopts smart meters, partnering with Amdocs for data-driven water conservation and enhanced digital metering capabilities.
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Remote work risks hampering career development, warns Aussie expert
4 days ago
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productivity
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westpac
Australian career strategist, Jacob Galea, warns of risks to professional development spurred by the global shift to remote work, including hindered career growth.
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Salesforce expands product availability on AWS Marketplace in Australia
5 days ago
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martech
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Salesforce extends its product availability on the AWS Marketplace to Australia, streamlining procurement and billing, and boosting operational performance through pre-approved budgets.
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Avocado Consulting expands partnership with CyberArk
5 days ago
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virtualisation
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devops
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digital transformation
Avocado, a consulting firm, has announced an enhanced partnership with CyberArk to bolster identity security in Aussie and Kiwi firms amidst swift digital transformation.
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Data Army crafts modern data solution for MA Money
5 days ago
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bi
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big data
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microsoft
Data Army, a leading Australian data consultancy, develops a ground-breaking data solution for fast-growing non-bank mortgage lender MA Money.
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Aussie crypto investors positive ahead of Bitcoin halving event
5 days ago
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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bitcoin
Amid an impending Bitcoin halving, more than 2,000 Australian crypto investors show optimism, fuelled by significant institutional investments and record-high Bitcoin pricing.
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Australian firms struggle with connectivity failures & security threats
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iot
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5g
Over half of Australian businesses suffer at least 1-2 hours of weekly downtime due to network failure amid heightened operational costs and security breaches.
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Datacom opens new tech integration centre in South Australia
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firewall
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network security
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breach prevention
Datacom, Australasia's largest tech firm, is set to deepen its presence in South Australia, opening a bespoke integration centre that will boost service for regional customers and substantially increase national processing capacity.
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Sharesies expands Australasian footprint with Orchestra acquisition
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nz
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integration
Sharesies expands its Aus-NZ footprint with the acquisition of equity management platform Orchestra, marking a significant stride in B2B growth and equity management services.
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Keepit expands Swiss footprint with two new data centres
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saas
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microsoft
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martech
Keepit has launched two new data centres in Switzerland, offering secure, addressing the surging demand for Backup-as-a-Service and data recovery.
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Amazon Bedrock AI service officially launches in Sydney
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cloud services
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storage
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public cloud
Amazon's Bedrock AI service extends its reach to Sydney, offering Australian users advanced options for data handling and storage.
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Barriers inhibiting uptake of human-centric app development
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investment
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talent retention
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accessibility
Despite believing human-centric app development is crucial, just 24% of Australians are implementing relevant measures.
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Australia sees 45% gap in perceived customer engagement
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martech
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cx
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cdp
Twilio's 2024 report unveils a 45% perception gap in customer experience between Australian businesses and their consumers.
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Australia among top 10 for foreign direct investment
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hcm
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payroll systems
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canada
The 2024 FDICI reveals investor optimism bolstered by APAC markets, with Australia among the top FDI destinations, despite geopolitical tensions.