Thursday, August 18, 2022

Global consulting company Rimkus Consulting Group rebrands to Rimkus

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., a provider of engineering and technical consulting services, announced a historic milestone as the firm rebrands to Rimkus. The change reflects the firm’s commitment to evolving its service offerings to meet the shifting needs of its global clients.

Data solutions firm ASA hires 100th employee, expands to Melbourne

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Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA), a data solutions not-for-profit social enterprise employing young autistic and neurodiverse adults, announced significant growth and expansion plans, including the hiring of its 100th employee and the opening of a new Melbourne office. Trading since January 2021, 80% of ASA’s workforce today live with a disability, namely autism spectrum disorder and ADHD, and 85% are under 30 years old. Before working at Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA), most were long-term unemployed and almost half are in their first job. Currently, ASA’s employees are working a combined 6,500 hours per month at award wages, resulting in over $250,000 in wages being paid to staff each month.

Developments in tech have changed how many Africans view the continent

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A report that includes the surveyed opinions of 4,500 Africans from Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana has revealed that the recent wave of technology innovation coming out of Africa is changing how Africans view the continent. When asked if recent developments in African technology had impacted their perception of the continent, 4 out of 5 (84.6%) answered “yes”.

Aussie businesses reaping rewards from data analytics investments

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Tata Consultancy Services, published a report, State of Data and Analytics in Aussie frms, based on a survey of 138 senior decision-makers, in collaboration with Deakin University. It shows that Australian businesses are reaping substantial rewards from their data and analytics investments, with three of four (76 per cent) business leaders saying that having a data and analytics strategy as part of the overall business strategy has become essential.

Belgian operator Telenet deploys Netcracker’s CPQ in the public cloud

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By hosting CPQ in the public cloud, Telenet will be able to grow its enterprise business through improved control over the software and a more consistent and simplified management of the product price list.

NetApp joins NSW Government panel to make it’s technology accessible

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NetApp a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company has recently been appointed to the NSW Government’s cloud purchasing arrangements (CPA) panel, making it easier for agencies to engage and use NetApp’s technologies and services.

Asia Pacific firms see strong benefits of adopting multi-cloud strategies

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HashiCorp, Inc., a provider of multi-cloud infrastructure automation software, released its 2022 State of Cloud Strategy Survey showing strong business impacts from using multi-cloud infrastructure and emphasis on centralised cloud platform teams to help deliver results. 

Global high-tech enterprise BYD makes the Fortune Global 500 list

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On August 3rd 2022, BYD made the coveted Fortune Global 500 list for 2022, demonstrating its outstanding achievements in the global market. Focusing on solving social problems, BYD remains dedicated to leveraging effective solutions for sustainable development.

Majority of organisations recognise value in AI-augmented DevOps

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Tricentis, a continuous testing for modern cloud and enterprise apps firm, announced the findings from a survey of over 2,600 DevOps practitioners—AI-Augmented DevOps: The Next Frontier. It examines AI augmentation in DevOps environments and finds firms value AI-augmented DevOps and recognise its potential to fuel innovation and impact business.

Australians see space more as a danger than a benefit, finds Inmarsat

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Australia was at the forefront of the first space race and played a vital role in Apollo 11’s Moon landing in 1969. Half a century later, Aussies see space as a threat than a frontier full of positive possibilities, and just one in ten say they would like to work in the space industry.