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Tablets & laptops
Hands-on review: STM Dux Messenger laptop bag
Last week
STM’s Dux Messenger is a 16-litre laptop bag that is bound to stand out on your commute to work, offering copious amounts of pockets and space to carry whatever it is you need to the office.
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Sustainable IT
Uptick in Aussie businesses looking to embrace sustainable travel
August 2022
Sustainability, and the role technology has in managing corporate travel, has become a major focal point for business leaders. 
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Wireless technologies
Hands-on review: James Donkey RS4 Knight Wireless Gaming Keyboard
August 2022
I have always liked mechanical keyboards, and this is no exception. I find the action much easier to use than the modern keyboards with limited travel.
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Sustainable IT
APAC orgs putting sustainability goals into practice - study
June 2022
A new study by SAP Concur has found 86% of businesses across the Asia Pacific say their companies are actively considering sustainability when managing travel.
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Data
Pure Storage announces wins in autonomous travel space
April 2022
Pure Storage is helping autonomous travel software solutions to meet the highly parallel, multi-dimensional performance demands of modern unstructured data.
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Cloud
Tripwell launches platform for travel planning and commerce
March 2022
Australian based travel publisher Tripwell has launched its new digital platform, which looks to utilise social media for the purpose of travel planning and commerce.
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SiteMinder
Hotel sector heads online to engage 'dynamic travellers'
February 2022
Australia’s hotel sector is increasing its uptake of online commerce and technology, with direct bookings now one of the top two revenue drivers for the industry.
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Travel
Predicted travel surge prompts Mystifly to implement new travel commerce solution
January 2022
The design is formatted to offer a continuous stream of shopping results from Mystiflyers airfare marketplace and actively process close to 300 itinerary options per shopping query.
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Similarweb
You're invited for Breakfast Bites: Travel is back on the agenda - what consumers are longing for
December 2021
The pandemic’s impact on the global travel and tourism industry will create a long-lasting historical impact for years to come as operators piece their businesses back together, and there’s good news ahead.
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Glitch
'Such a mess' - IT teams work overnight to fix immigration glitch
December 2021
Immigration advisers have described the first day of the country's new residence scheme as a shambles.
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Cloud
Entrust launches a fully digital, seamless travel solution
November 2021
Entrust has announced its expansion to the travel industry with its Seamless Travel Solution, a fully-digital travel service. 
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Microsoft
The sky’s the limit: Serko & Booking.com bring corporate travel to life
April 2021
With travel comes the requirement for flights, rental cars, and hotels. Behind all of that is a Kiwi success story by the name of Serko.
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Travel
Entrust acquires identity verification company WorldReach
April 2021
Global security company Entrust has acquired WorldReach, enabling solutions for Digital Traveller and Citizen Identity experiences.
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5G
Vodafone enables 5G roaming in hope of future international travel
October 2020
Vodafone NZ has become the first operator in Aotearoa to enable 5G roaming, to Australia and three other countries.
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AI
Sabre looks to disrupt travel industry with new offering powered by Google's AI
October 2020
"We are combining Google Cloud’s infrastructure, AI and machine-learning capabilities with Sabre’s deep travel domain knowledge to create, not next, but third-generation solutions."
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5G
World's best city for WiFi speed and 5G revealed
June 2020
The study looked at the number of free wifi spots, the average cost of data, the number of restaurants with free wifi, as well as the average upload and download speeds. 
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Remote Working
Coronavirus: Businesses providing laptops to employees for remote working
March 2020
Some businesses are also getting ready for more staff to potentially work from home by providing laptops or remote access.
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Cloud
Travel opportunities abound for China-based companies despite ongoing global uncertainty
October 2019
More than half of China-based companies believe the country's Belt and Road initiative is creating opportunities for business travel.
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Crowdsourcing
Travel photos on Flickr hint at people's global travel patterns
September 2019
What can millions of travel pics on photo-sharing site Flickr help researchers understand about people’s travelling patterns? It turns out the answer is quite a lot.
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Cloud
Digital detox akin to smoking and drinking withdrawal
August 2019
"The findings show many of the travellers initially experienced symptoms of anxiety and frustration."
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Insurance
Aussie workers struggling to switch off while on holiday
July 2019
A new survey has found Australian workers are struggling to disconnect while on vacation
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Travel
Lonely Planet partners with Acquia to enhance the travel experience
July 2019
“Lonely Planet recognises the value of putting the right technology in place."
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Physical Security
EU to roll out digital lie detectors at border security checkpoints
November 2018
Travellers through Hungary, Greece and Latvia may soon encounter a lie detector when they try to cross the border.
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CX
Using technology to inspire customers
September 2018
"It starts with understanding what drives your existing customers."