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Artificial Intelligence
The App Edit: why conversational commerce is overtaking the app
This week
Consumers appear to be suffering choice fatigue and are reducing the time spent across different apps. People favour a small selection of quality items in their wardrobe, and they’re taking the same approach with their apps.
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Software-as-a-Service
Marketplacer available on Salesforce AppExchange now
This month
Marketplacer is now available on Salesforce AppExchange, an enterprise cloud marketplace, as the Marketplacer Salesforce Commerce Cloud Cartridge.
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Customer experience
What A/NZ organisations can learn from Asia’s burgeoning super apps push
Last month
It’s hard to miss the meteoric rise of super apps in the past two years, especially in Asia. Aggregating a range of products and services on a single platform, super apps have emerged as major disruptors to conventional apps.
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Digital Transformation
Is the cloud simplifying or adding complexity to digital transformation? The answer is both
Last month
Whether it’s in financial services, retail, education or healthcare every industry is increasingly relying on digital systems and data to increase productivity, efficiency and create new offerings. 
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Gartner Magic Quadrant
Spryker named Gartner Visionary in 2022 Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce
Last month
Spyker has announced it has been recognised by Gartner as a Visionary in the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce.
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Lucid Software
Lucid Software expands enterprise offerings with enhanced slack apps
Last month
Lucid Software has expanded its enterprise offerings with enhanced slack apps for its Lucidspark and Lucidchart technology.
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Apps
Freshworks integrates with Google's Business Messages
Last month
"The integration with Freshworks makes it fast and easy for businesses to have conversations with their customers within the Google apps."
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Review
Hands-on review – CleanMyMac X utility for macOS
July 2022
We get hands-on with a useful utility that macOS users never thought they needed but probably do.
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Cloud
Apple announces new developer tools and APIs for better app experiences
June 2022
The new announcement encompasses new tools, technologies and APIs that the company says are designed to help developers create better and more involved experiences for their users.
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Cloud
Google announces new version of Chromecast with remote features
June 2022
Google has announced its newest version of Chromecast, featuring a variety of new features and a new look.
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Migration
Let’s clear the cloud visibility haze with app awareness
May 2022
Increasingly, organisations are heading for the cloud, initiating new born-in-the-cloud architectures and migrating existing applications via ‘lift and shift’ or refactoring.
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First Table
First Table set to revive restaurant commerce in NZ with platform launch
May 2022
A new restaurant booking platform has launched in New Zealand, giving Kiwi diners the opportunity to save and book at a variety of restaurants around the country.
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Blockchain
What is a DApp and why are they useful?
May 2022
DApps are an innovative way to make use of a blockchain's capabilities. But it can be tough to find a plain English definition of exactly what they are.
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Sensor Tower
Australia’s most downloaded apps revealed in study
May 2022
Sensor Tower reveals government apps topped the list followed by the usual social media suspects, but local streaming services also made the cut.
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Oracle
Java's growth through Oracle provides coding for the future
April 2022
At some point in your life, it is likely that you would have heard of, utilised, or even worked with Java software in your day to day life.
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Cybersecurity
A/NZ apps incur $72m in losses due to mobile ad fraud
April 2022
The rapid digital transformation in the financial industry has encouraged more fraudsters to tap into finance applications.
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Cloud Security
Zscaler improves SSE framework for added resiliency
March 2022
Zscaler has announced improvements to its security service edge (SSE) framework with the addition of three Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solutions.
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Data analytics
Micro Focus introduces AI-powered ValueEdge platform
March 2022
Micro Focus has announced the general availability of its new, modular, cloud-based solution that integrates with the existing toolchains of a company for improved productivity and automation.
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Microsoft
Top apps and services  revealed as organisations negotiate COVID-19
March 2022
Organisations adopt collaboration and security tools with a vengeance, as they accelerate migration to the cloud.
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Mobiles
CYFIRMA launches mobile app designed to keep user's safe
February 2022
The app is designed to help users acquire cyber safe habits, learn about emerging cyber threats, and be aware of attackers targeting apps they've installed.
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Digital Transformation
Australian companies risk losing millions by not going digital
February 2022
Australian businesses could potentially lose an average of AU$6.5m if they don’t follow through with digital transformation initiatives.
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Remote Working
2degrees helps working Kiwis switch off with new app
February 2022
New research by the company revealed that nearly half of New Zealand adults are looking for a better balance between their online and real lives but don't know how to achieve it.
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Apps
App and social media usage numbers soar in Australia
February 2022
Social media and general app usage has soared in Australia, with new figures revealing 83% of Australians are now on some form of social media.
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Digital Transformation
Adobe’s Experience Cloud tools offer benefits for retailers
February 2022
Software company Adobe has announced the release of new features that will offer benefits to retailers, including enhanced personalisation.