Computer peripherals maker Epson has launched its first premium partner program in Australia, an initiative under new managing director Craig Heckenberg, aimed at offering worthwhile benefits to current partners, attracting new partners and also creating new business and growth opportunities.

VENDOR NEWS:  Denodo announce virtual roundtable in APAC region, focus on cloud and data virtualisation

Denodo, the leaders in data virtualisation, have announced a debate-style three-part Experts Roundtable Series, with the first event to be hosted in the APAC region. The round table will feature high-level executives and thought leaders from some of the region’s most influential organisations, debating the latest trends in cloud adoption and technologies altering the data management industry.

The sudden growth in working from home led to similar growth in the use of video conferencing, and that was closely followed by concerns about its security and privacy. An Australian company claims to have the answer.

Veteran vulnerability researcher Dave Aitel has offered his views on a major flaw in the BIG-IP range of devices, saying that the fact many people had assumed it had never been found and exploited could well be incorrect.

GUEST OPINION by Eddie Stefanescu, Regional VP Business – APJ at Claroty: The near future security risks of 5G rollout are much discussed, but it is the long term risks we should focus on, and not just the risks allegedly rising from the use of Huawei technology — security researchers had demonstrated that much telecom infrastructure is vulnerable.

Undersea cable owner RTI Connectivity and ICT services giant NEC have announced the successful completion of the Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System, JGA North - with approximately 2,700 kilometres of cable which lands in Minami-Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam, and extends the cable's reach to both Sydney's Central Business District and Australia's Sunshine Coast.

Global communications firm Poly (formerly known as Plantronics and Polycom) has launched the Poly Trio C60, a smart conferencing device that can be used in any meeting space and Calisto 5300, a portable, personal speakerphone for PC and mobile devices.

Stormwater and sewerage pipelines infrastructure repair and maintenance provider VAPAR, which utilises artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to automate condition assessments, has raised $700,000 in seed funding.

Malicious attackers claim to have staged an attack on the website of Cooke County in Texas using the REvil ransomware and have posted screenshots of what they claim are documents and data from the county's police department on the dark web.

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