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UK government launches £1.5m campaign to boost tech sector
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ai
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global economy
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london
Tech Secretary Michelle Donelan announces a £1.5m government campaign to stimulate investment in UK science and technology startups.
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Generative AI and the rise of ‘AI-nxiety’
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bi
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big data
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cloud services
'AI-nxiety' amongst tech professionals is prevalent, but generative AI presents an opportunity rather than a threat, potentially driving further innovation and efficiency within the industry.
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IWD 2024: The big risk of too few women in Aotearoa's tech sector
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cybersecurity
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engineering
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climate change
The scarcity of women in Aotearoa's tech sector, including cybersecurity, exacerbates risks of talent shortage, low productivity, staff turnover, and weaker business outcomes, experts warn.
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Cybersecurity is your defensive strategy, cyber resilience is your business
Fri, 16th Feb 2024
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
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disruption
In light of the massive cybersecurity breach impacting Ivanti solutions, firms are urged to embrace cyber resilience for business continuity, demonstrating greater fortitude against potential disruptions.
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Sovos appoints new VPs of sales for EMEA & LATAM regions
Thu, 1st Feb 2024
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siem
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splunk
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oracle
Sovos bolsters key positions by appointing Elcim Sirek and Marcelo Souza as vice presidents of sales for the EMEA and LATAM regions.
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Maincubes plans largest data centre yet for hyperscale needs by 2027
Fri, 26th Jan 2024
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data protection
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colocation
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hyperscale
maincubes, a top European data centre owner, plans to build its largest centre to date, FRA04, in Frankfurt's Rhine-Main Area, boasting a massive 40MW IT capacity and designed to meet rising needs for hyperscale and AI infrastructure.
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A new kind of PC is coming: From personal computer to innovation enabler
Wed, 24th Jan 2024
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cloud services
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voip
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contact centre
Generative AI is transforming personal computers (PCs) from mere consumer technology to platforms for innovation, set to revolutionise the way we live and work.
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Global economy faces uncertainty amid AI disruption, survey reveals
Tue, 16th Jan 2024
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compliance
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ai
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world economic forum
Survey ahead of World Economic Forum reveals geopolitical turmoil, financing conditions and AI disruption are set to create a year of global economic unpredictability.
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EY report highlights risks to renewable energy transition
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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power / energy
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challenge
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renewable energy
EY report warns energy transition towards renewables may be derailed by challenges and risks.
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Eagle Eye Group appoints first Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer
Thu, 14th Dec 2023
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big data
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bi
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martech
Eagle Eye Group hires Jean-Matthieu Schertzer as its first Chief AI Officer, aiming to bolster AI-driven personalised retail promotions.
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Relevance AI secures AU$15M for AI workforce expansion
Wed, 13th Dec 2023
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physical security
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ai
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sales
Relevance AI bags AU$15M in Series A funding to help businesses build and democratise AI workforces across the globe.
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North Korea's illicit cryptocurrency theft fuels weapons program
Wed, 6th Dec 2023
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blockchain
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cryptocurrency
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partner programmes
North Korea's state-sponsored cyberattacks are amassing billions in stolen cryptocurrency, funding up to half of the nation's missile program.
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Siemens & Intel to boost sustainability in semiconductor manufacturing
Tue, 5th Dec 2023
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contact centre
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it in manufacturing
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chatbots
Intel and Siemens AG partner together to advance sustainability and efficiency in semiconductor manufacturing using IoT solutions.
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Udemy reveals surge in AI training demand with first ChatGPT anniversary
Tue, 5th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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edutech
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payroll systems
On its ChatGPT's first anniversary, Udemy reveals a vast 5,226% increase in demand for AI-related training in Q1 2023.
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Kingston Technology maintains SSD market leadership for the 6th year running
Fri, 24th Nov 2023
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leadership
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ssd storage
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kingston
Kingston Technology continues as global SSD market leader for six years in a row, holding 28% market share in 2022.
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Accenture to acquire New Zealand IT services provider Solnet
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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managed services
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digital transformation
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it automation
Accenture is set to expand its cloud first capabilities in New Zealand with the acquisition of Wellington-based IT services provider Solnet.
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Australia's rise to prominence in the global ecommerce landscape
Mon, 20th Nov 2023
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martech
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commerce systems
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online shopping
Australia gains recognition as a leading force in the global ecommerce sector, bolstered by quick-to-market brands such as Geedup and Miss Amara.
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SafetyCulture unveils updated platform aiming to serve 100 million users by 2032
Wed, 1st Nov 2023
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fleet management
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it training
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procurement
SafetyCulture introduces an updated operations platform with ambitious plans to serve 100 million users by 2032.
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API tech could boost AI growth to $5.4 trillion by 2027
Thu, 26th Oct 2023
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blockchain
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martech
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commerce systems
New research explores the massive impact of APIs on the economy, including the rise – and rising cost – of API-related security attacks.
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How AI is reshaping global transport and fleet insurance
Fri, 13th Oct 2023
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
AI revolutionizes transport and logistics, introducing an estimated $6.5 trillion to the global economy through fleet insurance.
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Remote expands global payroll service to over 30 Countries
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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payroll systems
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wfh
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compliance
In an effort to simplify global payroll management, Remote plans to expand its services to 30 countries by 2024.
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Michiel Boere Joins Remote as CFO
Fri, 14th Apr 2023
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onboarding
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employment
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cfo
Remote, an internet tech company, hires Michiel Boere as its new CFO to manage global financial strategy and operations.
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Yotpo appoints Ben Eatwell as new APAC marketing director
Thu, 23rd Mar 2023
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apac
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asia
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b2b
Yotpo appoints Ben Eatwell as Marketing Director for APAC, aiming to expand their retention marketing platform to a broader range of retail businesses.
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How Python turns data into business value across organisations
Wed, 1st Mar 2023
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data science
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ml
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web development
The value of data is rising as businesses navigate supply chain disruptions and an impending recession. Python can help unlock the power of data.