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Electrical
Up to $2.4 million shortfall in the collapse of IndeServe
We delve into the liquidators first report on long-standing networking service provider IndeServes collapse.
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Liquidation
Longstanding Kiwi field service contractor Indeserve in liquidation
IndeServe, a longstanding local service contractor that has worked with companies including IBM, Fujitsu and Datacom, has voluntarily filed for liquidation.
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Digital Transformation
Trading up: It's time to swap core systems for flexible digital applications
This year will see more oranisations planning and commencing high tech renovations that will shake up the way they operate.
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IT budget
$20m boost for digital technologies announced
The government is spending an extra $20m over four years on its plan to transform the digital technologies industry.
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ICT
Raring to return: could ICT professionals who’ve been out of the workforce help solve the talent shortage?
Supporting rusty but willing workers to brush up on their skills can be a win-win, says Class Ltd chief technology officer, Alexis Rouch.
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Globalization Partners
IWD 2022: Globalization Partners on gender inequality
International Women's Day offers an opportunity for the world to step back and look at women's cultural, economic, political, and social achievements.
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Cybersecurity
IWD 2022: Eliminating the issues that hold women back in ICT
Since late 2020, I've worked as a pre-sales engineer for Zscaler, the cloud security company that's kicking big goals in the zero trust space. 
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Barracuda
IWD 2022: Barracuda talks fixing the gender imbalance
Making a career in the sector more appealing would see more women applying for advertised roles, writes Barracuda’s Angelina Liu.
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Marketplacer
IWD 2022: How companies can nurture the female ICT leaders of tomorrow
Achieving a gender balanced senior leadership team won't happen by chance, says Marketplacer Jennifer Kreutzer.
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Access4
IWD 2022: Why the ICT industry needs to do more to support women with children
Becoming a parent is exciting, overwhelming and exhausting as you come to grips with your new ‘job’ looking after the most important little human in the world – your own. 
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BlackLine
IWD 2022: It’s time to eliminate the gender pay gap in the ICT industry
Let’s make it a collective mission to help other women in technology get paid what they’re worth.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky maps out supply chain resilience plans in APAC
The Asia-Pacific region has seen a huge digitalisation leap due to the pandemic, with cybersecurity measures taking a back seat, resulting in several high profile ICT supply chain attacks last year.
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Xero
ICT expenditure the key to small business growth according to new Xero research
New data by Xero has revealed that ICT expenditure looks to be the key to small business sales growth.
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Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies appoints Leanne Buer as New Zealand country manager
Dell Technologies has appointed Leanne Buer as its new country manager for New Zealand, effective Monday 29 November.
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Network Infrastructure
TPT Group completes 12th acquisition in New Zealand with Cablenet
TPT Group CEO Mike Marr says the company is built on a passion for growing a great group of businesses in a way that heroes and harnesses Kiwi talent and innovation.
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Cloud
NTT and NEC launch supply chain security tech for ICT infrastructure
NTT Corporation and NEC have announced the development of Security Transparency Assurance Technology to reduce supply chain security risks. 
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Digital Transformation
IDC: Over half of all ICT investment will be linked to digital transformation
For enterprises to compete in a digital-first world, they must prioritise investment in digital tools that will augment physical spaces and assets. 
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Cloud
Huawei makes major announcements at Huawei Cloud Summit 2021
Huawei Cloud Summit 2021 brought together industry leaders, including SMEs and large corporates.
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Trends
Businesses to recover to pre-COVID-19 levels this year, report finds
The study also found that 22% of enterprises expect their levels of business in 2021 to exceed pre-pandemic levels, with global enterprise services revenues forecast to grow by 8.8% in 2021, after slowing down to 6.2% growth in 2020.
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ICT
IDC reveals top trends for Kiwi businesses from 2021
According to the new report, IDC predicts that the focus of digital decision makers in New Zealand will concentrate on filling the gaps exposed in digital transformation plans.
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Gartner
ICT trends: What to expect in 2021
It’s no secret that the large-scale transition to remote working has sent ripples through every area of ICT. The reality is, this abrupt move has impacted every business, person and household.
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ICT
Singapore's Government invests heavily in ICT market following COVID-19
Singapore has pledged to continue investing in innovation and technology in an attempt to revive the economy and create new business and employment opportunities.
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ICT
Malaysian enterprises must be prepared for a post COVID-19 world
"Moving forward, Malaysian enterprises will need to adopt new technology, restructure their business and workforce and undertake a transformation of their digital infrastructure, all of which will be essential for the recovery of the ICT market of Malaysia.”
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ICT
IT leaders still buying despite economic uncertainties around COVID-19
Despite many organisations putting their IT buying on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some organisations are still reviewing their digital needs and progressing with their buying decisions.