GUEST OPINION: There's no doubt the last couple of years have been interesting ones for ICT channel businesses. The curve ball that was COVID-19 brought unprecedented uncertainty to the market and triggered a tsunami of digital transformation. So, what does the remainder of the year hold in store? Here are five security-related trends your channel business should be across in 2022.
COMPANY NEWS: Viatek Technology, a provider of information technology and communications business solutions, has announced that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security) and ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management) certifications demonstrating the company's compliance with these internationally recognised standards.
Global cloud communications provider CommsGroup has acquired Gold Coast headquartered cloud and managed services provider onGroup Holdings, trading as onPlatinum.
Australian spending on technology products and services in 2022 will exceed A$111 billion, the technology analyst firm Gartner has forecast, with this representing an increase of 6.3% from the year that just ended.
Australian-listed digital services company Webcentral Group has rebranded and amalgamated its current brands Netregistry and WME into a single brand - Webcentral - in a move it says is designed to both improve and simplify its customer experience.
The Australian Taxation Office has announced plans to buy additional managed IT services.
Smartech Business Systems has relocated its global headquarters from Hong Kong to Sydney.
Professional services firm Deloitte is acquiring Soda Strategic in order to strengthen the firm's Salesforce capability.
Data specialist InterSystems now offers its InterSystems Iris data platform and InterSystems Iris for Health as fully managed services on AWS.
Managed services provider Brennan IT has signed a multi-year managed services agreement with health and aged care providers. HammondCare.
Cloud and managed service provider Nexon Asia Pacific has secured a multimillion-dollar multi-year agreement with privately-owned wealth management firm OrdMinnett to transition the company’s existing IT services to a completely new technology stack without downtime.
The Australian and New Zealand IT and business services market grew 1.7% year-on-year in the first half of the year, the technology analyst company IDC says, adding that this was a major slowdown in annual growth.
Open source managed service provider Instaclustr has added the Redis database to its lineup.
Western Australia-based IT services provider Empired has suffered a decline in both revenue and profits for the first-half FY20.
Cloud managed services provider Nexon Asia Pacific has announced the completion of acquisitions of Kiandra IT’s technology services and security solutions division, Remagine Solutions and XCentral.
Irish IT managed services company Evros has chosen New Zealand for a new global operations centre it says will allow delivery of “highly-skilled” IT support and security services to clients around the globe on a 24/7 basis.
Australian-listed fibre networks provider Superloop has entered into a strategic partnership with enterprise-grade network and collaboration solutions company Comscentre to enable the delivery of network, hosted and managed services to Comscentre customers at claimed speeds of 90Gbps and beyond.
Integrated solutions and managed services provider Konica Minolta has inked an exclusive partnership agreement with Australian printing franchise group Snap Print & Design.
Global software applications, digital solutions and managed services vendor Civica has expanded its health and care solutions for the Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific markets by combining its private health insurance fund solutions and new cloud-based products.
Ernst & Young, better known for its accounting prowess, has chosen Melbourne for its biggest cyber security centre in the Asia-Pacific region.
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