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The 2018 Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote
There was a lot to unpack at the Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote. This long-form piece tries to cover all the most relevant points for A/NZ.
How Amazon aims to reinvent blockchain
Amazon QLDB is a new class of database that provides a transparent, immutable, and cryptographically verifiable ledger.
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
Amazon customers irate after 'technical error'
Amazon isn't providing enough details about the error - and customers aren't happy.
Exclusive: How the separation of Amazon and AWS could affect the cloud market
"Amazon Web Services is one of the rare companies that can be a market leader but remain ruthlessly innovative and agile."
How much does your Amazon Prime Video subscription really get you?
For our NZ$8.90 per month, the average cost per title is US$0.00126 - but we only really get a choice of 416 TV shows and 4321 movies. Choice is a little bit limited compared to other countries.
Big 5 cloud providers tighten stranglehold on market
While the market is seeing strong growth, it's coming at the expense of small-to-medium sized cloud operators.
Oracle’s Ellison calls out Amazon with next-gen cloud
Larry Ellison claims the rest of the cloud market is based on decade old technology with poor security, comparing Oracle's new offering with Amazon.
Supermicro to test for spy chips, Apple & AWS call for retraction
Big feathers have been ruffled following the bombshell Chinese spy allegations, and now Supermicro has announced it will be conducting a review to prove its innocence.
Gartner’s top tips to keep relevant in the face of change
“Continuous change can be made into an asset if an organisation sharpens its vision in order to see the future coming.”
Chinese espionage: Sweating Apple insists breach allegations are ‘not true’
The dust still hasn't settled on the report that caused Supermicro's stocks to collapse, and now Apple is stressing its innocence.
Supermicro, Apple, & Amazon vs crippling scandal – who’s lying?
A report has exploded claiming Chinese spies have managed to plant backdoors into servers sold from Supermicro to some of the world's biggest players - all of whom deny it.
AWS expands ECS offering in APAC
Amazon ECS service discovery makes it easy for containerised services to discover and connect with each other.
Hyperscale data centre CAPEX up 59% - but dominated by usual suspects
In the first half of this year more than US$53b has been spent on hyperscale data centre development, with the bulk of that from just 5 companies.
Big data and AI: How cutting-edge technology can change the healthcare industry
Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle joined forces, pledging to speed up the progress of health data standards and interoperability.
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
Gartner - IaaS public cloud services market grew 29.5% in 2017
Amazon is still on top, but Alibaba’s investment strategy is giving the company huge potential for global growth.
Canalys: Smart speaker installed base market to hit 2018 milestone
"These deployments are a major opportunity for the IT channel to develop solutions and provide technical skills and services that customers may lack.”
Rackspace takes next step in AWS migration certification
As an AWS Migrations Acceleration Program Partner, it can help customers reduce the risk of migrating to AWS cloud.
IDC - Who’s winning the smart speaker battle?
The hottest two categories, Smart Speakers and Video Entertainment products, are expected to represent 71% of the market in 2018.
eBay king of online shopping ahead of Gumtree, Amazon, Kogan
eBay is the favourite online shopping with over 9.4m Aussies visiting in an average four weeks, ahead of local second-hand site Gumtree with 5.6m.
Is AI key to maximum profit for retail and FMCG firms?
Retailers including Amazon, Alibaba, Lowe’s and Tesco are developing their own AI solutions for automation, analytics and robotics.
Amazon vs. consumers on the Aussie shutout
Amazon announced that due to GST regulation they will no longer be shipping from the US to Australia. Its comment and the consumer perspective inside.
Rackspace achieves AWS Financial Services Competency
The company demonstrated expertise with AWS and passed an assessment of their solutions in order to receive the designation.