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Shannon Williams
Journalist
Shannon is a freelance editor and writer. As a professional content creator over the last ten years, Shannon has worked across many industries including tech, business and travel, in a variety of mediums including media, publishing, communications and social media. She has a knack for finding the right voice for her audience and relishes the opportunity to tell stories.

Stories by Shannon

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Spark to close 3G network, makes way for 5G in rural Aotearoa
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5g
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rural broadband initiative
Spark will close down its legacy 3G network towards the end of 2025, freeing up limited radio spectrum that will enable its 5G roll out across rural Aotearoa.
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Only 23% SEA companies ready to defend against cybersecurity threats
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cybersecurity
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cisco
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hybrid workforce
Organisations must take notable steps to close the security readiness gap as the threat landscape evolves and expands.
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Tata Communications launches cloud-based calling solution for global enterprises
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cloud services
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voice
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messaging
JAMVEE is a cloud-based application designed to enhance the employee experience and productivity with easy collaboration features. 
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Zendesk enters SCA with AWS for customer service at scale
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cx
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aws
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zendesk
The five-year strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services will help businesses deliver personalised CX at scale.
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Government-funded R&D dead ends "bleeding taxpayers' money"
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drones
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r&d
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uk government
"We are spending lots of taxpayers' money on things that are not, and may never be, required, and in many cases have been tried many times before."
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Data governance key to combat data loss and breaches
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cybersecurity
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privacy
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data breach
"Establishing strong data privacy and governance policies is important to reduce data exposure and regulatory risk."
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Skills-first approach key to bridging skills gap – report
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linkedin
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recruitment
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skills shortage
More companies are taking a skills-first approach to talent to bridge the growing skills gap in Australia and New Zealand.
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Non-profits have inadequate phishing protection - report
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ransomware
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phishing
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cybersecurity
Only 1.2% of .org domains globally have implemented measures to prevent email phishing, spoofing, and ransomware attacks, according to new research. 
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No evidence of responsible AI in world's largest banks
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ai
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fintech
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banking
Banks across North America and Europe are failing to publicly report on their approaches to responsible AI development.
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New phishing method leveraging iCloud, PayPal, Google Docs
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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scams
Named “Phishing Scams 3.0”, this method involves attackers using actual legitimate services to execute their attack.
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Consumers embrace alternative payment methods as costs bite
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digital wallets
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payments
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consumers
UK consumers are embracing alternative payment offerings including digital wallets to better manage their finances amidst the cost of living crisis.
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Menlo Security sees channel growth, continues global expansion
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cloud security
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channel partners
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menlo security
Menlo Security has announced new initiatives and investment in its Boost! Channel Programme, designed to further support and incentivise partners.
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SASE continues to roll with revenue to top $6 billion
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network infrastructure
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sase
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cisco
"Single-vendor SASE solutions grew faster as a reflection of greater enterprise preference for one-stop-shop versus multi-vendor best-of-breed."
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Global cloud solutions firm Searce enters ANZ market
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sustainable it
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digital transformation
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digitisation
The new market entry will see Searce accelerate digitalisation for businesses locally to enable growth and sustainability.
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Internal mobility and tech budgets on the up as layoffs gather pace
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skills shortage
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employment
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budget
A third of employers will increase technology budgets as candidate shortages persist, while and over half will place a greater emphasis on internal mobility.
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Adobe unveils Real-Time Customer Data Platform innovations
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cx
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cdp
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adobe
Adobe's latest innovations are designed to enable superior prospecting and conversion, enhanced B2B account-based marketing and richer personalisation.
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Higher ASPs push data centre physical infrastructure market
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data infrastructure
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delloro group
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data centres
Vendors' decision making and market positioning over the past 18 months will materially impact their performance in 2023, with market share shifts likely. 
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Campus switch market reached record heights in 4Q 2022
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cisco
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network switches
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delloro group
"Cisco emerged as the clear winner, driving two-thirds of the market growth and securing an impressive gain of more than two points in market share."
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Accenture, Adobe unlock content supply chain value
Last week
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marketing
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adobe
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accenture
"Content fuels the digital economy and together Adobe and Accenture are equipping brands to build high-performing content supply chains."
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Only 6% of ANZ businesses alerted of breach and data loss
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cybersecurity
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commvault
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data breach
"It is clear that they are facing a multitude of data challenges – multi-generational data sprawl, data fragmentation, leading to an increased attack surface."
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Healthcare execs employing remote health technologies
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smartphones
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it in healthcare
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internet
The widespread availability of smartphones, personal computers, and internet service has driven the adoption of distance health technologies.
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PXP, Mastercard, Payall collaborate on cross-border payments
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mastercard
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partnerships
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payments
The collaboration provides PXP Financial’s customers with safe, compliant and efficient cross-border payments and international transfers.
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SAP honours top performers at NZ Partner Excellence Awards
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deloitte
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awards
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sap
"The submissions received demonstrate the thriving innovation, creativity and collaboration happening across the country.”
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Daily QR scan scams phishing users on mobile devices
Last week
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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hp
“Users should look out for emails and websites that ask to scan QR codes and give up sensitive data, and PDF files linking to password-protected archives.”
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