While Australian Government figures show women make up half the private sector workforce, they make only a third of key management positions. This International Women’s Day theme is “choose is to challenge”, and Kathryn Vosper, a technology firm executive, is living evidence we can all reject bias, and instead be a leader in standing up for what is right.

Business telephony device and peripheral manufacturer, Poly, has released the portable Calisto 5300 Bluetooth speakerphone, giving 16 hours of talk time on a single charge.

EPOS Audio has already made a solid name for its business headset offerings, and its consumer division is equally as strong with its new release providing crisp low-latency wireless sound for the gaming crowd.

Zebra's A/NZ director, Tom Christodoulou, and Daniel Park, Sales Engineer Manager, reveal in an exclusive video interview, what customers want in a post-COVID world, leading to retailers quickly adapting to an on-demand reality augmented by enterprise-grade technology delivering connectivity, productivity and customer satisfaction as never before.

Global networking systems, services and software company Ciena has reported first quarter 2021 revenue of US$757.1 million, compared to US$832.9 million for the fiscal first quarter last year.

Multinational ERP vendor, Epicor, has announced its fifth international Partner Excellence Awards, and among the winners is Australian firm, Biscit, who scored the prestigious Cloud Transformation Award.

Friday, 05 March 2021 13:50

Matthews takes on CPDIO role at REA PropTrak

By Stephen Withers

REA Group has appointed Kris Matthews to the newly created role of chief product, data and insights officer for its PropTrack business.

Australia and New Zealand rental electric scooter operator Neuron Mobility has further expanded globally with the launch of a fleet of its safety-first e-scooters in the Korean capital of Seoul.

Global imaging, chemical, mechanical and electronics firm, Fujifilm, has announced its brand new FP-Z8000 projector which boasts large images at close range, with 8000 lumens of brightness, and the world’s first folded two-axial rotatable lens - all in a compact and lightweight design.

Car manufacturers have successfully recalled 99.9% of the more than 3 million vehicles affected by deadly Takata airbags which are subject to a compulsory recall.

Global security vendor Sophos claims to have developed a means of blocking malicious software, that is evading detection by loading fileless executables into temporary memory, from running.

Global fintech company Square is expanding its hardware portfolio in Australia in a move it says will better cater to larger sellers with more complex needs.

The defence industry lobby group, Australian Strategic Policy Institute — which styles itself as an independent, non-partisan think-tank — issued a report critical of on Canberra Data Centres domination of the local government market for a lobby group that was paid by three of CDC's competitors, a report in the Australian Financial Review says.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced enhancements to HPE SimpliVity for the enterprise edge, including advancements in data protection with native backup to cloud and centralised backup for compliance.

Friday, 05 March 2021 10:10

Airwallex completes UniCard acquisition

By Stephen Withers

Melbourne based fintech Airwallex has completed its acquisition of Hong Kong prepaid card operator UniCard Solution.

The global PC market is forecast to grow by 8% in 2021, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that this will be after a stellar year in 2020.

Microsoft and security firm FireEye's Mandiant Threat Intelligence division have published further details about the SolarWinds attacks, but neither company has fully verified the claims they make.

In one well-known novel, Atlas famously shrugged, and the world tilted off its axis, but in WP Engine's world, Atlas is the headless future of Wordpress, delivering "exponentially faster dynamic sites" that shrug off slowness forever. 

The prices of 5G devices in the US are likely to drop as low as US$200 (A$257) this year, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that this could come about due to the expanding coverage and OEMs looking to meet demand at different prices.

The New Zealand arm of home improvement retailer Mitra 10 aims to "increase operational efficiency while modernising execution and communication processes across stores".

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