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Commerce Commission
ComCom welcomes new marketing codes for the telecom industry
The Commerce Commission is welcoming the creation of new marketing codes for the telecommunications industry.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Axis Communications on new IP solutions
Today we are joined by Axis Communications regional director Wai King Wong, who shares with us news on the company’s recently launched IP solutions.
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Study: External collaboration vital to help disconnected supply chains
A new study by SYSPRO has revealed that external collaboration may be the key to realigning the links of disconnected supply chains.
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Artificial Intelligence
IDC spending guide shows AI spending will double by 2025
According to a new IDC spending guide, U.S. spending on artificial intelligence solutions will double by 2025.
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Internet of Things
IoT for seasoned professionals
As the global IoT market booms, the opportunities to create smarter connected environments in and across nearly any industry sector in the coming years will be exponential.
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Artificial Intelligence
Why you should consider a career in artificial intelligence
You don't have to look far to see that AI is on a rapid growth trajectory in Australia, as it's being used in almost every industry.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Marketplacer?
This week we are speaking with Marketplacer executive chair Jason Wyatt, about the work Marketplacer is doing to help businesses thrive by utilising the company's landmark, consumer focused technology.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from DigiCert on new research
This week we are speaking with DigiCert SVP of product Brian Trzupek, who discusses the latest research conducted by the company that explores PKI security solutions and reliance on manual process.
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Digital Transformation
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Extreme Networks
This week we are speaking with Extreme Networks A/NZ general manager Julian Critchlow. Extreme Networks is a company that delivers end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and top-rated services that support and advance customers' digital transformation. 
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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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Tablets & laptops
Getac unveils latest rugged tablet built to handle difficult environments
The tablet is designed with workers in the automotive, defence, logistics, utilities, transport, and other sectors in mind.
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Artificial Intelligence
Google Cloud & Siemens bring AI to the factory floor
Use cases could include visual product inspections, or predicting how quickly machines on the assembly line succumb to daily wear and tear.
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Kaspersky ICS CERT joins FIRST global threat intelligence forum
FIRST was founded in 1990, and its members come from 95 countries across Oceania, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa.
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Mobis Parts Australia uses wearables to improve warehouse management
Mobis Parts Australia (MPAU) has been working closely with global enterprise technology provider Zebra, as part of a mission to improve MPAU’s existing warehouse management system.
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Monash University to launch centre for blockchain research
From fintech to supply chain management, the MBTC will develop secure foundations for this technology, and demonstrate its usability and practical outcomes.
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Artificial Intelligence
Huawei Cloud’s four steps to successful AI implementation
"To successfully implement AI, we must coordinate four key roles: clear business scenarios, ISVs/SIs, devices/processes, and AI platforms.”
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Vertiv chooses CSL as supplier of UPS products in NZ
Vertiv has appointed Cuthbert Stewart as its New Zealand distributor for Vertiv Liebert Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) for the local wholesale electrical, industrial, and utilities sectors.
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IT Automation
Opportunity growing in cyber-physical system market
The market for systems that monitor and control mechanical devices will more than double in the next 10 years with security a priority.
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Aussie tech company aims to nix shipping emissions globally
Calix claims its exhaust scrubbing technology can go as far as making the global shipping industry carbon negative.
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IDC: Manufacturing, retail/wholesale biggest cloud spenders
"Industry cloud growth rates will continue to accelerate over the next three years, which is very unusual for multi-billion-dollar markets,”
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New report details rising international investment in NZ tech companies
The annual investor guide is jointly published by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Technology Investment Network (TIN)
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Data analytics
Splunk aims to sort out industry data with new IoT offering
Splunk IAI offers a packaged set of capabilities that aim to help customers pivot their operational strategy from reactive to proactive.
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Green Party comes out guns blazing, promising a carbon neutral NZ
The Green Party says that New Zealand has been held back from embracing clean economic opportunities, they plan on changing that...
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Empired strikes oil with second oil and gas win this week
Empired continues winning streak with second oil and gas sector deal this week, this time netting $10 million in a three year contract.