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Data solutions
South Australia state satellite makes significant progress
South Australia’s first state satellite has successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR), moving it closer to providing tangible data solutions.
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Secure access service edge / SASE
S-NET partners with Versa Networks to extend networking services
S-NET Communications, a provider of cloud-based business communications and networking solutions, has expanded its partnership with SASE leader Versa Networks.
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Digital Transformation
Avaya and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise form strategic partnership
Avaya and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise announce a strategic partnership to accelerate customers transformations to the cloud.
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Workflow Automation
How workflow automation can accelerate business growth
Human error can be one of the most insidious barriers to business growth. Manual processes that rely on people to perform them can create issues that easily go undetected.
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Telecom’s crucial role in enabling digital experiences: What’s next?
Digital innovation is playing an ever more important role in our lives – and telcos are right at the forefront. Telcos provide the fabric, the glue, that's enabling these digital experiences.
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Spark now a member of the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand
The membership appointment will allow Spark to continue working closely with communities to help them thrive using innovative technology and practices.
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Transforming business operations with broadband push-to-talk service
Are you pressed to meet higher growth targets, needing more business opportunities but hampered by shrinking operational budgets?
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Jabra managing director on the importance of quality communication tech
Today marks our first IT Jam with Jabra, and managing director A/NZ David Piggott joins us to discuss a wide range of topics relating to the importance of quality communication technology.
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Fortinet partners with Telecom Niue to increase network security
Fortinet has provided the island nation of Niue with a range of cybersecurity solutions in an effort to increase network communications among residents.
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Artificial Intelligence and Vonage partner to deliver conversational AI
AI company has announced a partnership with Vonage to enable customers to deploy their conversational AI applications into new channels by leveraging Vonage's communications APIs. 
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HGC Global Communications Limited collaborates with Kacific Broadband Satellites Group
HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) has partnered with Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) with the collaboration looking to provide better broadband solutions for customers across Southeast Asia.
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Zoom awarded new international security certification after intensive evaluation
Communication tool Zoom has been announced as the first video communication client to be awarded Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (v3.1 rev. 5), issued by the German Federal Office for Information Security.
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Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan names Vonage the Asia-Pacific CPaaS Company of the Year
Frost & Sullivan has named Vonage Asia-Pacific Communications Platform as a Service Company of the Year for the third year in a row.
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What is network optimisation and why is it so important?
Network optimisation is an often-overlooked area of data security. At its most basic, a network is a system comprising two or more computers sharing resources, data and communications, with the goal of accomplishing essential tasks more quickly and effectively.
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Cyber attacks
IT and comms top sectors targeted by cyber criminals, AI provides a solution
“Over the last 12 months, it is clear that attackers are relentlessly trying to access the networks of trusted suppliers in the IT and communications sector."
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Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro equips St John with state-of-the-art technology
The technology gifted to St John includes Jabra headsets, Yealink and Poly conference phones, and Logitech keyboard and mouse sets, worth over $8,000. 
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COVID era sees consumers calling for dynamic digital experiences
Half of consumers have increased digital engagement with businesses since the start of the pandemic, with preference for video chat climbing 300%, according to new research from Vonage.
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A day in the life: How Poly technologies support the flexible hybrid workforce
Bondi Beach frames the perfect start to the day - a walk, a coffee, breakfast, and the ability to work from her home office with the technologies she needs. 
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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise launches 'Purple' communications platform
The platform provides communications for the digital workplace, including employees and customers. 
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Communications service providers unprepared to charge for 5G services
"CSPs are making significant investments in their 5G networks and need to be able to quickly and effectively monetise new services to get a return."
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8x8 brings receptionist role into the future with latest offering
According to the company, 8x8 Frontdesk is designed to advance the receptionist role by delivering a tailored experience and user interface that brings together traditional unified communications and contact centre capabilities.
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Canva hits massive US$40 billion valuation after latest funding round
The company has more than doubled its revenue year on year and remains on track to exceed US$1 billion in annualised revenue by the end of 2021 while generating positive free cash flows.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - The rundown on Poly's headsets
Today we talk to Laura Peddie who is the account manager for New Zealand for Poly.
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Artificial Intelligence
New artificial intelligence application attracts 100 investors in first week of launch
The tool has collected the support of more than 100 investors in the first of week launch.