Technology Record - Issue 32: Spring 2024

MARKETWATCH 14 years ago, in February 2010, Microsoft launched Azure. 69% of IT leaders saw, or expect to see, their cybersecurity budget increase by between 10 to 100 per cent in 2024, according to Infosecurity Europe. $5.6 billion is being invested by Microsoft in artificial intelligence and cloud infrastructure across Spain and Germany. 70% of Microsoft Copilot users said that, after just three months, they were more productive, according to Microsoft. NEWS IN NUMBERS Crestron debuts AI-powered cameras for hybrid meetings Crestron has developed the 1 Beyond PTZ camera line to help organisations enhance their hybrid meeting experiences with automated cameras for larger meeting spaces. The line includes four new cameras that are equipped with optical zoom, two of which are built with visual artificial intelligence framing and tracking capabilities. They aim to capture and frame in-room participants clearly from wherever they are seated. Each of the cameras are designed for flexibility, to be used as part of a room solution or standalone, and are in certification for Microsoft Teams. Photo: Crestron Jabra launches Jabra+ for Admins Jabra has launched Jabra+ for Admins, a cloud-based device management platform built on Microsoft Azure that allows administrators to remotely monitor meeting rooms and devices, receive real-time status updates, control settings and manage updates on devices in one place. “In the hybrid workplace where managing meeting rooms and multiple devices is increasingly complex, we understand the importance of simplicity and efficiency,” said Holger Reisinger, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at Jabra. “This is why we created Jabra+ for Admins; a streamlined, secure platform that is easy to use.” Jabra+ for Admins is currently available through an early adopter programme, with personal device management coming later this year. Find out more about Jabra’s solutions on page 72 20