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People Biggest Threat to Information Security – PwC Report

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:49:32 +1300 | PwC

PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey finds that staff, service providers, suppliers or business partners, are rated among the biggest cyber risks for Kiwi companies. More >>

SKYCITY Partners With Let’s Play Live Media

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:59:05 +1300 | SKYCITY

The Sky Tower will soon be home to New Zealand’s leading esports entertainment and broadcasting company, thanks to a partnership between SKYCITY and Let’s Play Live in what’s considered the fastest-growing entertainment sector globally.More >>

Kiwis Chew through Record Amount of Broadband Data

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:40:57 +1300 |

The amount of data being downloaded by New Zealand’s broadband internet users has almost doubled in the past year, highlighting the importance for New Zealanders to compare broadband packages before purchasing.More >>

GeoZone Wins at Innovation Awards

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:17:51 +1300 | GeoZone

A hunger for innovation and a passion for tourism is behind the success of campervan companion app CamperMate. More >>

NZ Retailers want an even playing field

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:15:36 +1300 | Towelling It

Amazon recently announced plans to open its first warehouse in Australia. Based in Melbourne, the location will offer New Zealand consumers a much closer delivery point. More >>

Celo says healthcare platform is secure against cyber-threat

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:14:00 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Technology startup Celo, which recently teamed with Roche NZ, says its healthcare data platform is secure against cyber-threats including those that exploit the key reinstallation attack weakness, or KRACK, that may leave devices ...More >>

NZ's IRD a global leader in shift to digital

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:44:52 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ's IRD a global leader in shift to digital, unobtrusive tax administration, Ferguson says More >>

Krack Global Security Vulnerability of Wi-Fi Networks

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:02:42 +1300 | Spark

Spark has become aware overnight of a global security vulnerability that has the potential to put all Wi-Fi networks, and the devices that access those networks, at risk of being compromised. We are not aware of any Spark customers who have been ...More >>

The latest mobile phones in perspective

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:16:07 +1300 | Bill Bennett

This year's premium phones are better equipped and more powerful than most PCs. They also tend to be more expensive. More >>

Notes on Nokia's phone comeback

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:12:46 +1300 | Bill Bennett

There's a Nokia 8 phone vibrating on the desk in front of me. Soon I'll write a potted review of my experience with the phone. For now, let's tease you with this: My first impressions are favourable.More >>

Propellerhead gives computers to OMGTech!

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:10:20 +1300 | Propellerhead

Students and OMGTech! volunteers at a recent OMGTech! Rangers event. Photo by Paul Petch Photography. More Kiwi kids will have access to tech education, thanks to New Zealand software company Propellerhead.More >>

Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:08:08 +1300 | Bill Bennett

Earlier this year Communications Minister Simon Bridges wrote to the Commerce Commission asking it to investigate competition in the mobile market. More >>

Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:06:42 +1300 | Bill Bennett

The Nokia 8 looks and feels nice enough.It covers all the bases, but is expensive compared with other mid-range Android handsets More >>

Judge gets Facebook news primer in media merger hearing

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:29:52 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Justice Robert Dobson and his self-confessed "Luddite ways" was shown how news can be shared via social media during day one of Stuff and NZME's appeal against the Commerce Commission's rejection of their planned merger.More >>

IBM Announces Blockchain Solution to Speed Global Paymments

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:27:30 +1300 | Joint Press Release

TORONTO – 16 Oct 2017 : SIBOS: IBM (NYSE: IBM ) today announced a new blockchain banking solution that will help financial institutions address the processes of universal cross-border payments, designed to reduce the settlement time and lower the cost ...More >>

Legacy Project to Create Tech-Savvy Generation for Dunedin

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:45:31 +1300 | GigCity

Legacy Project to Create Tech-Savvy Generation for Dunedin A $90,000 GigCity Community Fund grant has been awarded by Chorus to a network of technology educators in Dunedin who plan to create a new generation of tech-savvy youth. Under the governance of ...More >>

Jade Software appoints Charlotte Walshe as new CEO

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:06:29 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software has appointed Charlotte Walshe as its new chief executive, replacing Jason Court, who held the position on an interim basis after the company split into Jade Software and Jade Logistics in June. More >>

Homegrown award for Company-X

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:45:50 +1300 | Company-X

Software specialist Company-X has been recognised among the industry’s finest at the Reseller News ICT Awards. More >>

National Cyber Policy Office tests market appetite

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:58:42 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The National Cyber Policy Office (NCPO) is testing the market appetite to deliver a ‘Cyber Credentials Scheme’ that would ensure New Zealand’s small and medium-sized businesses – the vast majority of firms – are protected ...More >>

Blackeye Partners with NZVRARA

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:14:47 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The NZVRARA (The New Zealand VR/AR Association Inc.) and Wellington-based Blackeye VR Limited have announced a strategic partnership between the two entities to jointly promote the fast-growing New Zealand VR/AR sector and accelerate adoption of virtual ...More >>


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