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Sean Mitchell
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Having started his career at Renaissance. Sean joined Apple in Melbourne for a number of years before working in the media space. This started with Review Publishing and later the tech publisher IDG Communications. In 2006 he was involved in the launch of The Channel magazine. As they say – the rest is history.

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NEXTGEN partners with Claroty to boost cyber-physical system security in Asia
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NEXTGEN Group Asia joins forces with cybersecurity firm Claroty to bolster protection against sophisticated cyber threats to critical infrastructures in Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
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Vectra pioneers global open MXDR service for hybrid attack defence
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endpoint protection
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Vectra has launched the industry's first global open MXDR service, aimed at bolstering defence against hybrid attacks and easing the pressure on SOC teams, struggling amid a surge in isolated tool alerts.
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Microsoft, NAB & CITT join forces to boost cybersecurity for Victoria's SMBs
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A $1 million cybersecurity training initiative between Microsoft, National Australia Bank, and CITT aims to bolster security understanding for small businesses and equip students with practical industry experience in Victoria.
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Microsoft introduces AI tools to drive business cloud sustainability
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Microsoft has launched a suite of sustainable data and AI solutions in their Cloud for Sustainability, optimising resources and guiding businesses in achieving sustainability goals.
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Vectra AI debuts global MXDR for hybrid attack defense
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Vectra AI introduces the first worldwide, 24/7 MXDR service to defend against increasingly complex hybrid cyber threats, combining AI-driven threat detection and expert human response to bolster stressed security teams.
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Infoblox introduces SOC Insights AI-driven security operation in ANZ
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ai
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cybersecurity
Infoblox launches AI-powered SOC Insights, an industry-first security operation in Australia and New Zealand, aimed at accelerating threat detection and improving cyber security operations using DNS intelligence.
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Global spend on AI for network orchestration to reach $20bn by 2028
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firewall
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virtualisation
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network management
Network operators worldwide are set to spend $20bn on AI for network orchestration by 2028, marking a leap of 240% from $6bn in 2024, says Juniper Research.
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Ataya named 'Cool Vendor' in 2023 Gartner report for connectivity solutions
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firewall
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network security
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Santa Clara's Ataya earns 'Cool Vendor' title in 2023 Gartner report, acknowledging the firm's commitment to innovation in overcoming industrial network connectivity challenges.
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Portnox joins Microsoft Security body to bolster global cybersecurity efforts
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advanced persistent threat protection
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ai security
Cloud security solutions provider Portnox solidifies its global cybersecurity commitment by joining the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, aiming to bolster protection for Microsoft customers.
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Touchable Earth wins at Kids Judge Bett 2024 event
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ai
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edtech
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london
Touchable Earth, an Auckland-based company, earns top honours from Kids Judge Bett at world's largest EdTech event, Bett UK, for promoting global citizenship and geography in a unique app format.
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4Cabling expands in New Zealand with larger Auckland warehouse
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distribution
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nz
Leading cabling solutions provider, 4Cabling, bolsters its commitment to New Zealand with a move to a larger warehouse in Mangere Bridge, Auckland.
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AspenTech pledges net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045
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climate change
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Aspen Technology pledges to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for its Scope 1 and Scope 2 by 2030, and aims for total net-zero by 2045 in a robust sustainability agenda.
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SpendConsole expands AI-powered AP automation to Dubai
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cyber threats
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fraud
AI-powered accounts payable firm SpendConsole expands into the Middle East, opening a new office in Dubai amidst rising demand for automation solutions.
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Australian millennials & Gen Z save $2.4bn using Raiz Invest app
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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bitcoin
Amid Australia's living-cost crisis, over 300,000 local millennials and Gen Z users saved up to $2.4bn cumulatively since joining micro-investing app Raiz Invest, exploiting technology for modern saving strategies.
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Aston Martin F1 extends cybersecurity partnership with SentinelOne
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cybersecurity
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Aston Martin Aramco F1 Team extends multi-year partnership with global cybersecurity firm SentinelOne to safeguard performance data and secure operations at their Silverstone technology campus.
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Cisco launches Motific to expedite & secure GenAI deployment
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cloud services
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saas
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ai
Cisco reveals Motific, a groundbreaking SaaS solution aimed at streamlining and safeguarding GenAI deployment, significantly decreasing timelines and risks, while improving operational metrics.
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Chorus announces major growth of New Zealand's fibre network
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dei
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broadband
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chorus
Chorus unveils plans to expand New Zealand's fibre network, bringing high-speed internet to an additional 10,000 businesses and homes across 59 communities nationwide.
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Over 40% of UK to shop for Valentine's Day gifts, finds Airtime Rewards
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martech
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email security
This Valentine's Day approaches, 42% of UK consumers will buy gifts, 38% will celebrate, and 52% will send cards, indicating potential opportunities for retailers amidst scepticism of the occasion, reveals Airtime Rewards survey.
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SailPoint expands Identity Security Cloud with new Standard Suite
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cloud services
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cybersecurity
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sailpoint
SailPoint Technologies launches the Identity Security Cloud Standard suite and a tiered customer success service, aiding firms on their identity security journey at different stages of evolution.
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Aussies struggle to identify AI in love scams, McAfee study shows
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New research unveils that while 41% of men use AI for online dating, there's growing concern over authenticity, with 40% of Australians encountering fake profiles and 25% chatted with a potential partner who turned out to be a fraudster.
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DataStax unveils SwiftieGPT, AI chatbot for Taylor Swift's Australian fans
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web development
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javascript
In anticipation of Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, DataStax announces SwiftieGPT, an AI chatbot offering comprehensive knowledge about Taylor Swift to her Australian fans.
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Rise in Valentine's Day scamming on dating apps, warns Cequence Security
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advanced persistent threat protection
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This Valentine's Day, Cequence Security's alarming research reveals an increase in scamming activity on dating apps, with fraudsters posing as romantic prospects to exploit users financially.
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Seagate unveils IronWolf Pro 24TB hard drive for evolving enterprise needs
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nas
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seagate
Seagate Technology introduces the IronWolf Pro 24TB hard drive, offering sustained transfer rates, vibrational resilience through AgileArray technology, and data protection via IronWolf Health Management, to meet the evolving data needs of SMBs and enterprise NAS environments.
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New TikTok & Adobe Express integration streamlines video creation
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creative technologies
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TikTok's Creative Assistant integrates with Adobe Express for a seamless video creation journey, offering creators new levels to content development whilst streamlining branding process across the TikTok platform.