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Unified Communications
MAXHUB reveals latest innovations for ANZ at Integrate 2022 in Sydney
Some of the most exciting and innovative updates from this year's Integrate 2022 event have come from the leaders at MAXHUB.
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Smartphone
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphone
With its new range of foldable phones, Samsung has definitely brought a vibrant new energy to the smartphone market.
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Smartphone
OPPO releases ColorOS 13 operating system globally
OPPO has officially released the global version of its latest Android-based operating system, ColorOS 13.
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Artificial Intelligence
Acusensus smart traffic technology being used on UK roads
Australian-developed smart traffic technology is being rolled out across the United Kingdom to catch dangerous drivers using their mobile phones and not wearing seatbelts.
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Unified Communications
Gold Coast private hospital improves comms with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise solutions
With further demands placed on health workers as a result of the pandemic, they need efficient and adaptable solutions that help them effectively serve their communities.
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SmartWatch
Hands-on review: Huawei Watch D smart watch
The Huawei Watch D is the latest flagship smart watch from the Chinese tech giant, and it's further proof that the company is more than capable of competing with the likes of Samsung and Apple in the highly competitive wearable market.
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Digital Transformation
Why it is imperative to keep up with technology advancements
Technology is constantly evolving, which is why digital transformations can often be complicated. What legacy items stay? Will the new and old work together? Or is there a whole new system that we need to introduce?
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Samsung
New range of Samsung Smart Watches announced with health focus
Samsung has announced new additions to its SmartWatch portfolio, with the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro to be released in late August.
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Surveillance
Ministry will no longer accept equipment from Chinese firm Hikvision
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) says it will no longer accept equipment from a major Chinese surveillance camera maker.
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Neat
Workplace design a crucial factor for better employee experience - report
The key to a successful workplace could be its design, according to research from Ecosystm and Neat.
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Sustainability
40 Aussie schools sign up to sustainability teaching app
Over 40 schools have signed up to a new online app that helps teachers to engage students in learning about sustainability throughout the curriculum.
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SaaS
Why is MACH architecture a new big thing in the tech world?
More and more global enterprises are considering replacing the monolithic tech stack with the best-of-breed composable stack that enables greater business agility.
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Manufacturing
How manufacturers can respond to rapid change with technology
Disruption, innovation, and continual refinement of shop floor processes are driving factors in today’s complex market landscape. 
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Cloud
Microsoft and Auckland Transport announce new cloud agreement
Auckland Transport (AT) and Microsoft have announced a new cloud agreement aimed at promoting innovation, reducing costs and improving sustainability in transport services.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Keyboard
SteelSeries has taken the design of its range of Apex keyboards to create a smaller version, the Apex Pro Mini. Techday’s Darren Price checks it out.
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Finance
More than half of CIOs looking to hire more employees - report
New research by Robert Half as part of the 2022 Salary Guide mid-year refresh finds that Australia's technology sector is showing signs of strong growth over the remainder of 2022.
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Facial recognition
Māori data specialists not consulted on facial recognition technology - data sovereignty expert
Māori data specialists are accusing the government of ignoring them while going ahead and expanding the reach of facial recognition technology.
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Microsoft
Telstra and Microsoft sign five-year deal to support digital growth
Telstra and Microsoft have signed a five-year strategic agreement to help further support Australia's digital growth. 
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Zühlke
Exclusive: Zühlke shares the importance of exemplary innovation services
Swiss-born company Zühlke is a leading global innovation service provider and understands that the journey to a successful enterprise can often take a lot to achieve.
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Collaboration
What 5G means for first responders
In today’s constantly changing landscape, first responders must be adaptable, proactive, and collaborative, and the fifth generation of mobile cellular network technology (5G) is the technology to get them there.
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Cybersecurity
Emerson expands Dragos global agreement, validates platform
Emerson has expanded its global agreement with Dragos, which includes validating Dragos Platform within its DeltaVTM distributed control system (DCS).
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Phone
Hands-on review: Obsbot Me AI-powered mobile phone mount
The Obsbot Me is an independently controlled portable mobile phone mount that can track its target without the need for software or a connection to a phone.
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Services
8x8 announces its CPaaS can now deliver no-code functionality
8x8 CPaaS can now deliver no-code functionality that can enable enterprises to further create better customer experiences, the company says.
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Investment
Three waters IT system project could top $500m, warns National
A new project merging local councils' water service IT systems as part of the three waters reforms could blow out beyond the $500 million upper limit officials have quoted, National says.