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NZ businesses to continue digital investment in wake of COVID-19
"It is incredibly positive to see Kiwi businesses understand the importance of investing in digital transformation for the future."
6clicks raises A$5 million, sets sights on global expansion
The funds were raised from a consortium of Australian business leaders including Luke Sayers, founder and executive chairman at Sayers and the former CEO of PwC.
Sitecore attracts major martech capital investment of US$1.2b
According to Sitecore CEO Steve Tzikakis, the investment marks an ‘unprecedented’ milestone for the martech industry.
ThoughtWorks announces $720 million in investment
The global software consultancy received funds from GIC, Siemens AG, Fidelity Management, Research LLC and Mubadala Investment Company.
Investment in AI and nanotech surges in wake of COVID-19
The acceleration highlights wide recognition that the world cannot afford the human and economic cost of another pandemic.
Govt supports seniors to embrace technology
Investment in digital literacy training for seniors has led to more than 250 people participating so far, helping them stay connected, the Government says.
Firebolt scores funding, advances cloud data warehouse offering
"For companies to flourish today, they need to move fast, and they should not be forced to make data compromises to achieve only a small part of the business value that their data holds."
Cloud adoption: The barriers and benefits in 2020
A new report from Accenture reveals that even after years of investment into cloud initiatives, many organisations are not seeing the results they expected, and full value realisation remains a stubborn challenge.
Equinix accelerates new data centre development with US$144m investment
"The SG5 IBX data centre aims to create more opportunities for enterprises in the region to build a strong digital foundation, enabling them to develop into the digital leaders of tomorrow.”
Organisations struggling to realise full business value from cloud investments
“Our study shows a surprisingly small two-year improvement in returns on corporate cloud initiatives, suggesting that a more thoughtful and holistic approach is needed to fully unlock the value of cloud.”
Ports ripe for major tech update, says IFS
IFS says Australian ports are lagging behind technologically and could risk becoming obsolete.
Data center firm EdgeConneX sold to EQT Infrastructure
EQT Infrastructure will continue to operate EdgeConneX with plans to pursue ‘aggressive’ growth in existing and new markets worldwide.
What will bring success for New Zealand following COVID-19?
A new report from economists and researchers in New Zealand states that the country needs to refresh many aspects of its economic strategy, including giving greater focus to innovation and the knowledge economy.
PwC: Investment in NZ startups remains resilient, despite lockdowns
Investment in New Zealand startups has remained relatively stable despite the COVID-19 lockdowns and disruption to business.
MYOB invests in local startup Flare to aid A/NZ businesses
“Our purpose at MYOB is to help more business owners in Australia and New Zealand start, survive and succeed, and what better way to do this than by empowering them to more efficiently onboard and engage the lifeblood of their business and their employees.”
IoT sees significant investment, despite economic uncertainty
Latest research from Gartner reveals that nearly half of organisations (47%) will increase investments in IoT technologies, despite the impact of COVID-19 on revenue and budgets.
MYOB buys 73% of workforce management vendor
The investment into Roubler will see MYOB integrating the workforce management platform into its own offerings.
WhiteHawk ramps up cyber revenues with US$1.5 million contract extension
WhiteHawk Limited has been awarded a fiscal 2021 option extension of US$1.5 million (A$2.1M) under an existing seven-year contract.
GeoSpock hits $32 million in funding after latest round
“We are delighted to have attracted investment and partnerships from such an extraordinary global base of investors which includes market leaders in blockchain, telecoms, smart building and smart cities solution innovators.”
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Beyond Limits hits $133 million in Series C investment round
The company, which focuses on demanding sectors such as energy, utilities and healthcare, says the investment will help to drive the global expansion of AI technology.
'Cloud sprawl' catches firms out during COVID disruption
Businesses worldwide have increased their IT spend this year due to the COVID pandemic, leading to new concerns around IT budgets and cost control.
PPRO announces growth over COVID-19 and successful US$50m investment round
“Despite any challenges created by the pandemic, we’ve made great progress this year on our mission to turbocharge growth for our partners and their merchants. We’ve been able to make their expansion into new markets more lucrative.”