Unified communications vendor Avaya and Tradewinds Brokerage have signed a master agent agreement aimed at allowing Tradewinds’ specialist channel partners to capitalise on opportunities in the "expanding" communications and collaboration solutions market.

Global smartphone shipments are expected to drop by nearly 10% this year, the tech analyst firm IDC says, forecasting growth in 2021 largely due to shipments of 5G devices.

Australians are showing a greater preference for contactless payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to debit card provider eftpos which is claiming 400% growth of its mobile payments business.

Changes to Cohesity DataPlatform are aimed at all-flash storage systems from Cisco and HPE.

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A new group called Women in AI (WAI) has announced an awards event for outstanding contributions to artificial intelligence by Australasian females.

VENDOR NEWS: Having raised $650,000 to be used for the technical development of its Motif Micro and Connect Platform technologies, business development and marketing costs, product authentication and consumer engagement solutions provider YPB Group Limited’s (ASX: YPB) is in a strong position to continue its momentum.

Logitech G, a division of peripherals maker Logitech, has released new gear for gamers in various colours, with the centrepiece being a new gaming headset.

COVID-19 related threats are the single largest type of threat in the first half of this year, according to one security firm which says it blocked 8.8 million COVID-19 related threats, nearly 92% of which were spam delivered via emails.

Macquarie Telecom Group has suffered a 17.5% drop in net profit for the full year 2020, despite increasing revenue by 8% to $266.2 million for the year.

Australia's average 5G download speed is third among the leading 12 5G markets studied by analytics firm OpenSignal, with Saudi Arabia, unexpectedly, top and South Korea second.

British iPhone users have Samsung high on their list as an alternative smartphone brand, the tech analyst firm Counterpoint Research claims, adding that 75% of existing iPhone users had the South Korean brand among their top three choices for a future purchase.

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Global network protection vendor Claroty has recorded octuple annual recurring revenue growth year-over-year in the Asia Pacific region including Japan, from the first half of 2019 to the first half of 2020, fuelled by "growing demand for critical infrastructure security in the region".

IoT network operator NNNCo is partnering with global GPS and IoT hardware developer Digital Matter to produce a range of battery-powered GPS tracking devices which are now N-Tick Certified and available for use on the NNNCo IoT Network across Australia.

The Internet has overtaken TV as Australia’s main source of news over the last two years, with over 12.7 million Australians (60.8%) now sourcing their news from the Internet - an increase of 1.4 million since 2018, according to new research.

The Australian media code of conduct calls for digital platforms to pay for the use of news content produced by media. Why is it so difficult for people to comprehend this?

Global security vendor Fortinet and NEC Australia have partnered to launch a managed cloud virtual private network (VPN) which they say is aimed at meeting the demands of the modern, distributed workforce.

Australia's second biggest telco Singtel Optus has teamed up with Swedish telecommunications equipment provider Ericsson to make what it claims is the world's first 2300 + 3500MHz 5G non-standalone carrier aggregation call.

New Zealand's stock exchange has been hit by a distributed denial of service attack on Wednesday morning which forced the exchange to go offline for about an hour.

Object storage specialist provider Cloudian has followed up its recent official launch in the Australian and New Zealand markets with the signing of new partners as it pushes ahead with expansion in the ANZ region.

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