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CAST AI’s global platform decentralises the cloud industry
CAST AI provides a cloud cost optimisation and reporting platform for cloud-native applications on AWS, Google and Azure, reducing cloud compute costs by 50-75% in minutes.
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Microsoft Teams
How MSPs can add value with Teams Phone
As a Managed Service Provider, you know the Microsoft suite better than any telco ever will. But how do you retain ownership of the ecosystem, ensure system security, and minimise churn risk?
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Three waters IT system project could top $500m, warns National
A new project merging local councils' water service IT systems as part of the three waters reforms could blow out beyond the $500 million upper limit officials have quoted, National says.
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Cost of fraud up 10 to 16% in APAC from pre-pandemic levels
LexisNexis Risk Solutions released the latest APAC edition of the True Cost of Fraud Study, which surveyed 387 risk and fraud executives.
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Four factors to consider when choosing the right job accounting solution
Progressive job-based businesses can achieve success by strengthening their ability to quantify every cost attributable to the delivery of an outcome for a customer.
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Data Protection
Five signs your business is ready to move to the cloud
Many organisations are thinking about moving to the cloud. But what are the signs you are ready, and what are the reasons to move?
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Majority of APAC CFOs concerned about rising wages
"In challenging times, CFOs look to determine how they can do things differently and as a result, new ideas about future growth emerge."
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New Uptime analysis highlights worsening downtime costs and consequences
New data from Uptime Institute has found that downtime costs and consequences are worsening as those involved in data infrastructure fail to find ways to curb outages.
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Digital Transformation
SMEs investing in digitisation, despite cost challenges
Since gaining incredible momentum over the past couple of years, digital transformation of business operations by local SMEs hasn't slowed down.
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High demand from electronics makers sparks computer chip shortage
A global shortage of computer chips is likely to persist for another 18 months, according to an Australasian manufacturing business.
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Experian report finds data quality linked heavily to business success
The Global Data Management Report by Experian found that 75% of businesses that improved data quality in 2021 also exceeded their business objectives. 
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APAC organisations forking out millions due to ransomware
“Our research shows that critical infrastructure security is at a pivotal juncture, where threats are proliferating and evolving, but there’s also a growing collective interest and desire in protecting our most essential systems."
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Apple iPhone
Three years to afford an iPhone? New global data reveals how long it could take you
The affordability of the latest iPhone model has been put to the test in a new global study, and New Zealanders may have to start saving their pennies.
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Internet of Things
IoT technology set to help provide safer community housing
IoT technology is being utilised by Auckland community housing provider Community of Refuge Trust (CORT) to help 550+ of its tenants receive better, healthier homes.
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Remote Working
New Citrix study says employees prefer remote work to office work
According to a new poll conducted by Citrix, nearly 80% of employees say they would rather work in a hybrid way, and more than 70% would prefer to remain fully remote.
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Customer experience
Poor customer experience could cost Aus businesses up to $69bn every year
Nearly nine in ten Aussies say they were dissatisfied with their experiences as customers in 2021, according to the Qualtrics 2022 Global Consumer Trends.
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Business Continuity
Apptio launches Cloudability Shift to aid A/NZ cloud migration
As a cloud financial management solution, Cloudability Shift enables companies to analyse, plan and track migrations to public cloud.
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Konica Minolta
The three key areas to make businesses battle-ready in 2021
Focusing on these three areas will help businesses position themselves to take full advantage of the opportunities they see without incurring undue risk.
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Businesses can save on the hefty cost of a security breach if they're honest
SMBs and enterprises that disclose breaches proactively tend to experience 40% less financial damage, according to new research from Kaspersky.
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Gartner: The 10 rules CIOs must follow for rapid IT cost reduction
CIOs need to approach cost cutting in the least damaging way to the medium-and long-term health of the business."
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'Cash is king' and changing plans: new study looks at IT costing trends
The survey data details significant cuts to IT budgets and shifting business priorities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic fallout.
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Machine learning
The trouble with data hoarding — and how to fix It
A lot of companies have become data Hoarders, and they'll soon find themselves struggling with the cost of managing it all.
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Adobe Advertising Cloud deploys initiative to deliver fee transparency
Adobe says the partnerships will address an industry-wide issue of cost transparency for marketers.
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Research: Dell Boomi says get connected or pay the price
The company's survey on connectivity found that the level of organisational connectivity is set to nearly double within a six-year period