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Get to know: Terry Smagh of BlackLine

On the lighter side of things we ask Terry Smagh, Senior Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific/Japan, BlackLine, about what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I’ve known some of the people on my team for a long time and seeing them succeed is enormously satisfying. For example, […]


Sustainability crucial for Southeast Asia as region set to deliver fastest data center growth

Southeast Asia is projected to be the fastest-growing region for data centers, according to a new study by Digital Realty and Eco-Business, with 89% of regional experts surveyed expecting significant data usage growth in the region over the next five years. Digital Realty, a leading global provider of carrier and cloud-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, and […]


Vertiv announces rapidly deployable additions to Edge infrastructure portfolio in Australia and New Zealand

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has introduced new additions to its portfolio to address growing challenges at the network edge. These products – Vertiv VE Rack and the Vertiv Edge uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system – are now available in Australia and New Zealand. These latest Vertiv Edge infrastructure […]


Cloud – the enemy of mobile device management efficacy

Dave Shephard, Vice President APJ, Bitglass, asks now that business apps and data are in the cloud, if IT teams can achieve the same level of visibility and control they had for on-prem IT. Most cloud access security broker (CASB) conversations in Asia-Pacific are about data protection. This alone represents progression in thinking from as […]


Vision Australia rapidly trains employees and volunteers on COVID-19 measures with D2L

Around 15% of Vision Australia’s workforce is blind or low vision, making accessibility in technology non-negotiable for all the training the company provides. Vision Australia overhauled how it delivers training with the decision to use D2L’s Brightspace learning management system to provide diverse and inclusive communication and education to stakeholders. Using Brightspace, Vision Australia quickly […]


Verizon Business takes private 5G global

Verizon Business has announced the launch of its international private 5G platform for global enterprises located in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Delivered in partnership with Nokia, the offering will enable businesses to deploy a private industrial-grade dedicated 5G network capability within their premises. In addition to ultra-low latency and increased speed, a key benefit […]


Haier Group makes identity management a tool for business enablement with Micro Focus

Haier Group, a consumer electronics manufacturer, has simplified management of access rights, making identity management a tool for business enablement, with NetIQ Identity Manager and NetIQ Access Manager from Micro Focus. Overview Headquartered in Qingdao, China, Haier Group designs, manufactures and sells home appliances and consumer electronics. A forerunner in the industry, Haier has one […]


Fortinet survey points to optimism on 5G promise while highlighting role of security

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that a commissioned survey conducted by TelecomTV in association with HardenStance and ETSI found broad-based optimism for 5G revenue opportunities among telecom sector respondents, but only if the new 5G services were both more secure and better tailored to key enterprise use […]


Keep learning at the forefront to sharpen employees’ cybersecurity skills

Jason Whyte, MD Trustwave A/NZ explains how technology leaders can ensure the work practices of their colleagues do not put their company’s cybersecurity at risk. If you want to ensure work practices deliver on cybersecurity, you need to ensure you don’t build an environment of fear around it.  While the consequences of a breach can […]


The changing role of a CIO during a pandemic

Navigating the IT landscape is currently proving challenging as the future seems uncertain. Ian Pitt, CIO at LogMeIn, discusses the role of a CIO and some of the obstacles they are facing, as well as how they should be adapting and transforming to avoid getting left behind. The last few months have brought in drastic […]


Globalization Partners announces it is teaming up with Zegal to support growth efforts for Asia Pacific companies

Alliance to help customers operate in self-service environments, bypass the HR, legal, and tax complexities typically encountered when expanding into new markets. Globalization Partners, which simplifies global business by enabling companies to hire talent in more than 180 countries without the complexity of setting up international branch offices or subsidiaries, has announced it has entered into […]


National Breast Cancer Foundation planning cloud-based future with Tecala

When the National Breast Cancer Foundation in Australia needed to update the organization’s ageing IT infrastructure it turned to Tecala to help drive innovation and transform patient experiences and outcomes. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is leading Australia’s research into a condition that claims the lives of eight women every day. Supported by donations, […]


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