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AGVs
Bridgestone Australia uses Dematic's AGVs to optimise warehouse operations
Bridgestone Australia has deployed Dematic's Automated Guided Vehicle solution across its new Melbourne warehouse in Truganina.
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Artificial Intelligence
Decision Inc. partners with provenio.ai to expand offering
Decision Inc. Australia has partnered with provenio.ai to expand its offering to clients in the retail, FMCG, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics sectors.
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Voice recognition
Renesas and Cyberon expand services with voice recognition
“We are honoured to collaborate with Renesas to simplify the development of embedded voice recognition functions."
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Salesforce announces latest generation of MuleSoft
Salesforce has introduced the next generation of MuleSoft, a unified solution for automation, integration and APIs to automate any workflow.
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Artificial Intelligence
Accenture shares the benefits of supply chain visibility
It's clear that gaining better visibility into the supply chain will help organisations avoid excess costs, inefficiencies, and complexity to ultimately improve their bottom line.
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Market growth
Salesforce unveils new offerings for consumer goods companies
Salesforce has announced new products for consumer goods companies to help brands navigate increasing market complexity more easily.
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Testing
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Tricentis
Tricentis provides software testing automation, and software quality assurance products for enterprise software.
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Cybersecurity
Why is NZ lagging behind the world in cybersecurity?
A recent report by TUANZ has revealed that we are ranked 56th in the world when it comes to cybersecurity - a look into why we're so behind and what needs to be done.
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Artificial Intelligence
Salesforce harnesses automated solutions with new developments
Salesforce has launched Sales Cloud Unlimited, a new feature to help accelerate productivity with AI and automation.
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Cloud
Automation a point of difference for APJ enterprises - report
There has been a massive shift in which departments are using automation tools and creating those automations, according to Workato.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Study shows prioritising IA can deliver better operational outcomes
A new Everest Group Pinnacle Model study, supported by SS&C Blue Prism, has found that businesses that use and develop solid automated practices tend to see better operational outcomes.
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Artificial Intelligence
Finance is on a new footing to improve internal customer service
Finance functions and leaders have marked 2022 down as a year for process improvement, writes Servicely’s founder and CEO Dion Williams.
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Humanforce
Workplace tech critical for 74% of frontline employees - report
Humanforce's report reveals 74% of frontline employees in Australia believe tech plays a critical role in customer service but only 28% feel their current tech is advanced.
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Manufacturing
Rockwell Automation ranks highly in two 2022 Gartner reports
Rockwell Automation has been named a Visionary for its FactoryTalk ProductionCentre and Plex Systems as a Leader for its Smart Manufacturing Platform in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
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Machine learning
Fortinet launches anti-risk service, powered by ML and automation
FortiRecon is a complete Digital Risk Protection Service offering that uses a combination of ML, automation capabilities and cybersecurity experts.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Ports of Auckland ends automation project and loses $65m
Ports of Auckland has decided to end the automation of the Fergusson Container Terminal, leaving NZD $65 million worth of investment down the drain.
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Payroll
Automating payroll to manage complexity and minimise compliance risks
Payroll is arguably one of the most sensitive areas of a business. Ensuring all employees are paid on time, correctly, and according to their entitlements while maintaining confidentiality is essential.
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Microsoft
Adobe and Microsoft announce key updates to improve workplaces
The two companies are working to give joint customers a modern work experience, centred on technology that improves teamwork, collaboration and efficiencies.
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Cloud
Lightyear and Sage partner for end-to-end offering
Lightyear has entered a strategic partnership with Sage to integrate its Purchasing Accounts Payable automation software with both Sage’s Business Cloud Accounting and Intacct offerings.
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Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
SYSPRO research reveals a significant lack of investment in automation
A report by SYSPRO has revealed that businesses are not investing in automating processes that could help significantly improve business operations and prevent supply chain disruptions.
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Sustainability
Huawei unveils next-generation sustainable data centers
Huawei says its next-generation data centers will be powered by PowerPOD 3.0, which reduces the footprint by 40% and cuts the energy consumption by 70%.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
rapidMATION helps Coates achieve success with landmark RPA solution
A strong Robotic Process Automation solution (RPA) can help solve many complex issues that businesses face daily. 
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rapidMATION
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from rapidMATION
Today we are joined by rapidMATION CEO Shaun Leisegang, who talks about how rapidMATION's innovative solutions can help businesses thrive on their automation journeys.
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Customer experience
The importance of service level management to customer experience
Staffing shortages have impacted site reliability engineers in particular since they are under extreme pressure to ensure that digital assets perform at optimum levels 24/7.