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voice analytics
Global mobile calling traffic declines for the first time in ever
New research finds international call traffic declined by 7% in 2020 and that the downhill trend continues from 2015 after only a slight increase in 2020 at the start of the pandemic.
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SD-WAN
ABI Research finds plenty of robust market opportunities still exist for SD-WAN, despite SASE
Although the emergence of SASE has contributed to some players labelling SD-WAN as outdated, ABI Research believes there's still a considerable market opportunity for innovative suppliers.
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Edge Computing
Forrester has released a series of predictions for 2022
Forrester has published a series of reports that predict what tech executives need to look out for in 2022. 
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Business Intelligence / BI
Gfk's new AI platform combines market, consumer and brand analytics in a single source
GfK has launched gfknewron, an integrated, AI-powered software platform allowing companies to access market, consumer and brand data from a single source.
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Cloud migration
Rushed cloud migration leaves Kiwi businesses open to cyber attacks
One in ten businesses are vulnerable after COVID-19 accelerated cloud migration, according to new research from Kordia’s specialist cloud consultancy, EMRGE.
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Cloud
Claroty launches research arm dedicated to revealing critical vulnerabilities
Team82, formerly known as The Claroty Research Team, is a group known for its rapid development of industrial threat signatures, proprietary protocol analysis, and discovery of ICS vulnerabilities.
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Digitisation
Asian cloud providers maintain strong reputation in the region
"With digitalisation so strong a trend, especially on the back of the pandemic, we believe there will be many new opportunities to build on the strong perception of the region’s cloud capabilities.”
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5G
Frost & Sullivan: “Massive growth” ahead for 5G enterprise market
To support future applications, enterprises should explore 5G capabilities to serve their wireless connectivity requirements, the company says.
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Oculus
IDTechEx: AR/VR/MR market to reach US$30 billion by 2030
This market will impact many different industries and future innovations will continue its growth in the wearables market.
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Smartphone
IDC: Used smartphone market poised for growth
Worldwide market for used smartphones to reach 351.6 million units with a market value of $65 billion in 2024.
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3D Printing
Huge opportunity in 3D printing materials market
An IDTechEx report forecasts that the global market for 3D printing materials will be worth $18.4 billion in 2030.
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
Ping Identity ranks first in all Gartner report’s PAM use cases
The company was the highest-scoring vendor across the three major access management use cases identified by Gartner: Internal, External and Multiconstituency.
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Cybersecurity
AustCyber research shows huge potential of cybersecurity market
For the first time, the gross value added (GVA) of Australia’s cybersecurity sector can be estimated, at $2.3 billion.
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Smartphone
IDC: Smartphone market ready to rebound thanks to 5G
Smartphone shipments will return to growth in the holiday quarter and beyond driven by strong push behind 5G, according to IDC.
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SD-WAN
Frost & Sullivan: Firewalls to drive network security market
Enterprises’ heightened threats from criminal entities and state-sponsored actors are strongly encouraging them to adopt network security solutions.
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DDoS
Businesses left to make decisions based on old, inaccurate data, study finds
"It is more critical than ever that organisations have access to actionable, contextualised, near real-time threat data to power the network and application security tools they use to detect and block malicious actors."
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Cloud
Gartner names ThreatQuotient a representative vendor for SOAR
The company is listed in Gartner’s 2020 Market Guide for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response Solutions.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Gartner: RPA market to grow double digits over next year
In 2021, RPA revenue is expected to increase 20.8% in Australia and 15.8% in New Zealand, against a global growth of 19.5%.
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Cybersecurity
Thales: A/NZ cybersecurity approach more talk than action
“While some organisations are talking a good story … predicted spending shows that most have the wrong focus.”
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Remote Working
No slowing for collab-tech as Kiwis embrace hybrid working
Technology investment and adoption is a top focus for New Zealand firms post-COVID-19, new Poly research reveals.
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Edge Computing
Vertiv ranked as a leader for modular data centre market
Omdia research reveals that the global market for prefabricated modular data centres, from the edge to the core, increased by more than 65%.
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IDC
IDC: Pandemic drives Kiwi PC market up 40%
The NZ PC market for 2Q20 saw shipments of commercial and consumer PC devices grow by 61.5% YoY and 13% YoY respectively.
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Identity and Access Management
Ping named identity solution Leader by ISG
Recognised for Identity & Access Management in the 2020 Provider Lens Cyber Security – Solutions & Services Quadrant Report Australia.
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Network attached storage / NAS
Research: Data more important for SMBs than ever
Research from Seagate shows that SMBs are leveraging data for recovery in new work-from-home environments.