Symantec president and chief executive Greg Clark has suddenly left his post before a permanent replacement was in place, with the company naming director Richard Hill as a temporary fill-in. Clark was the fifth top executive to quit in the last six months.

Forcepoint, the company born from the amalgamation of Raytheon | Websense, has unveiled the findings of an APAC study conducted by Frost & Sullivan titled, “2019 Risk and Cybersecurity.” It shows that organisations’ failure to prioritise cyber security is hindering their digital transformation journey.

New Zealand infrastructure fund Infratil says it is in talks with the Vodafone Group to buy the company's New Zealand business, along with another unnamed party.

Digital transformation solutions firm Software AG has launched webMethods.io, a multi-function integration platform as a service that is claimed to combine the low-code usability of Built.io with the control of complex integrations and APIs in webMethods Integration Cloud.

Western Australia-based 3D metal printer manufacturer Aurora Labs says it has finalised the build and first live test of its pre-production rapid manufacturing beta printer (RMP1).

Three top unnamed anti-virus companies located in the US appear to have been hacked by a collective that communicates in both Russian and English, and is offering to sell source code belonging to these firms, plus network access, for more than US$300,000.

The world may be looking to blockchain technology to solve problems faced by businesses, but technology research firm Gartner is unimpressed, with the company predicting that 90% of supply chain initiatives based on the technology will suffer "blockchain fatigue" by 2023 due to a lack of strong use cases.

Global data centre operator Equinix is planning to open 12 new data centres and expand 23 of its existing IBX data centres this year — including opening its fourth in Melbourne and eighth in Sydney — as part of an expected US$1.730 billion to US$1.920 billion capital expenditure program for 2019.

Mismanaging data is costing Australian businesses about $2.5 million a year, according to a newly published research report that also reveals Australia’s IT decision-makers are demanding more from their data management investments, despite most estimating that they achieve more than double the amount they invest.

The cloud services market grew to an estimated US$86 billion in 2018, the tech analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that it expected double-digit growth for the next five years.

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