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Artificial Intelligence
Gartner reveals top three tech trends for banks this year
Gartner says generative artificial intelligence, autonomic systems and privacy-enhancing computation are gaining traction in banking and investment services.
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Vodafone
Vodafone NZ buys remaining stake in retail joint venture
Vodafone New Zealand has purchased the remaining 50% stake in the specialist joint venture (JV) with private equity company Millennium Corp.
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Syfe
Syfe enters Hong Kong with digital investment platform
Syfe has announced its entry into Hong Kong, marking the company's first market expansion since its launch in 2019.
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Digital Transformation
Unlocking the next digital frontier for educational institutions
Understanding where to invest in technology can be challenging for education institutions, especially after the COVID-19 disruptions.
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Cybersecurity
CyberArk launches $30M investment fund to advance security
CyberArk has announced the launch of CyberArk Ventures, a $30 million global investment fund dedicated to advancing the next generation of security disruptors.
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Cryptocurrency
Prominent cryptocurrency trader hit by 'perfect storm'
A leading local crypto currency trading platform, BitPrime, says a "perfect storm" has hit its finances, forcing it to put a halt on operations.
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Power / Energy
DigitalBridge makes $30 million equity investment in LEDC
Leading Edge Data Centres (LEDC) has announced it has secured an AUD$30 million equity investment in its regional edge network from an affiliate of DigitalBridge Group, DigitalBridge.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS granted OIO consent for billion dollar NZ Region project
AWS has announced that the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has granted consent for the advancement of the new billion-dollar AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland) Region project.
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Infrastructure
Report - Data investment the key to better business growth
New research from Digital Realty has revealed that almost half (47%) of IT leaders globally believe their business investment in data systems and infrastructure is a key obstacle or concern.
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Customer experience
Human element key to world-class digital customer experience
Three years into a global pandemic and the shift to all things digital shows no signs of abating. Good digital customer experience is therefore becoming essential.
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Fintech
Aussie fintech Emmi launches new solution for investors
An industry lead solution from Australian fintech and carbon risk solution company Emmi allows investors to decipher carbon transition risk and opportunity.
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Payroll
Deel increases investment in Australia, expands into NZ
Onboarding and payroll firm Deel has continued its expansion across Australia and New Zealand, with new customers, alliance partners, and local employee hires.
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Hugosave
Hugosave granted Major Payment Institution license
Hugosave has been granted a Major Payment Institution (MPI) licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
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Microsoft
TeamViewer solutions now readily available for Microsoft customers
TeamViewer has announced the availability of its connectivity suite, TeamViewer Tensor, and its enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) platform, TeamViewer Frontline, for Microsoft customers.
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Cybersecurity
Insurable or not insurable? The new questions surrounding cyber risk insurance
The increasing question organisations face with cyber risk insurance is no longer ‘should we purchase’, but ‘can we get it?’
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Insurance
Smarter tech investments can streamline collaboration for insurers
Smarter technology investments can streamline collaboration for insurers, increasing efficiency, lowering costs and providing a better customer experience. 
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Cryptocurrency
CryptoRom Bitcoin swindlers – what to look out for
Since the pandemic began, there has been a concerning surge in crypto and investment related scams in Australia, in particular, a spike in dating and romance scams.
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Artificial Intelligence
Millennium Corp adds value to sales culture with data
Investment firm Millennium Corp has leveraged data to turbocharge a sales-centric culture.
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Digital Transformation
Australian Budget 2022 bolsters cyber security sector
The Australian Government has announced an investment of $9.9 billion to increase the country’s intelligence and cybersecurity capabilities.
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Raiz
Raiz Invest partners with Pokitpal for investment commerce opportunities
The announcement revealed news of the next iteration of the Raiz Reward feature, set to create further opportunities for customers to save and invest when they shop with a Raiz Rewards partner.
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Silent Eight
Silent Eight raises $40m in Series B round to aid development strategy
Financial crime platform Silent Eight has raised $40m in Series B round funding, which will be used to cater to the needs of its expanding customer base.
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Funding
Blackbird says NZ tech sector set for massive growth
Local investor Blackbird says New Zealand’s tech sector is poised for a period of significant growth, which could see it transformed into one of the economy’s largest export earners.
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MYOB
Employment, expansion, tech investment focus for business
A significant majority of mid-market businesses plan to make changes to their operations in 2022, a new report reveals.
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Cybersecurity
Five pointers for choosing a Threat Intelligence Platform
As the new financial year looms, companies are starting to identify the key strategic focus areas for the year ahead and the technology investments needed to deliver them.