Microsoft has signed a deal to acquire Metaswitch Networks, a move aimed at taking the tech giant a step closer to realising its Azure 5G ambitions.
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Xero has achieved its first full year net profit after tax in the financial year ending March, booking $3.3 million, an improvement of $30.5 million compared to a $27.1 million loss in FY19.
The local cloud and IaaS markets are expected to experience somewhat positive effects from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to IDC, but the managed services market as a whole is likely to take a hit.
Google received more than 4,400 requests for user data from government agencies in Australia and New Zealand, an increase of more than 1,000 requests compared to the 2018 tally.
Businesses in the local channel that may be facing insolvency due to the disruption caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could be in for some relief.
Former AWS VP and senior principal engineer Tim Bray has slammed Amazon’s handling of workers’ concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, following his decision to quit his top-dollar role with the company over the matter.
Fuji Xerox Australia has launched legal action in the Federal Court against two former executives in the local market, including former managing director Neil Whittaker, over the company’s so-called “inappropriate” accounting scandal.
SMBs in the local channel can look forward to a potential tax reprieve to help them deal with the ongoing pandemic, as the government pushes through a package of tax reforms.
ACA Pacific has been named as Kodak Alaris’s sole distributor in New Zealand, expanding upon an existing partnership between the companies in Australia, struck prior to the distributor’s expansion into the local NZ market.
Hills has joined a growing legion of companies asking staff to take pay cuts during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with the company’s ranks agreeing to cuts between 10 and 35 per cent.
Data analytics vendor Qlik has named its public sector senior enterprise sales director for Australia and New Zealand Paul Leahy as its new A/NZ country manager.
Microsoft received more than 1,800 customer data requests from Australian and New Zealand law enforcement bodies in 2019.
Genetec is expand its operations in the local market with the appointment of former Optic Security Group national projects manager Cameron Watton as its first regional sales manager for New Zealand.
Spending on IT is expected to decline by roughly 2.7 per cent this year due to the economic impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but some verticals are likely to be harder hit than others.
Dell Technologies has made US$9 billion financing available for customers this year, with some products and solutions attracting a zero per cent interest rate, in a bid to keep projects going amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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