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Kiwis moving house saved from fibre broadband woes

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:30:12 +1300 | Orcon Internet

21 February 2017 Kiwis moving house saved from fibre broadband woes In time for the month when more Kiwis move than any other, Orcon and Slingshot have today launched a savvy new service to help keep thousands of Kiwis from landing in broadband limbo ...More >>

Orion Health begins migration of patient records

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:38:54 +1300 | Orion Health

Orion Health (OHE:NZX/ASX) has today announced the company will migrate its Amadeus platform to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. Orion Health’s software currently manages over 110 million patients globally.More >>

Chorus on drive to upgrade ADSL copper line customers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:44:07 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus is boosting efforts to switch customers using ADSL copper-based broadband services to faster VDSL or fibre technology as it faces increasing competition to its telecommunications network. More >>

Microsoft Hackathon Information Night THIS FRIDAY

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:30:35 +1300 | BCC

Ranveer Chandra is the Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and will be coming to Palmerston North on Friday 24 February to talk about Microsoft's move into digital farming. He'll talk about what they've already discovered and what they see the future ...More >>

Research indicates digital skills shortage in NZ

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:23:47 +1300 | Randstad

Half of Kiwis in the workforce admit they need to acquire more digital skills in order to guarantee their future employability. More >>

Tech capital of NZ recruiting talent

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:31:25 +1300 | WREDA

LookSee Wellington , a new global talent search initiative that aims to address the city’s IT skills shortage and position the industry for further growth, is now accepting registrations from talented tech professionals from around the globe.More >>

Canterbury Health System's one million electronic referrals

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:57:27 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Electronic referrals by Canterbury clinicians through the South Island’s Electronic Request Management System (ERMS) have just passed the one million milestone. More >>

Dotcom Legal Team on High Court judgment

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:49:23 +1300 | Kim Dotcom

This case is no longer the "largest criminal copyright case", 1 at least as far as New Zealand is concerned. As we have said all along, there is no such offence under our Copyright Act. We were right. However, this afternoon the High Court judgment ...More >>

Cyber risk remains a key focus for directors

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:46:42 +1300 | Institute Of Directors

Directors perceive cyber-attacks to be the biggest threat to New Zealand businesses in 2017, with 79% of those surveyed rating the impact on their organisations strategic growth, operational efficiency and legal/ contractual compliance as medium or high.More >>

Commissioner finds Westpac breached Nicky Hager’s privacy

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:29:40 +1300 | Felix Geiringer

Nicky Hager’s complaint against Westpac has been upheld by the Privacy Commissioner. The Privacy Commissioner found that Westpac had breached Mr Hager’s privacy by releasing his personal information to the Police without a warrant. This is part ...More >>

Award Winning Australian Show Comes to NZ Fringe!

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:14:41 +1300 | Bats Theatre

An existential comic happening exploring surfing the internet as a performative act. Zin are here to break the internet, and are inviting you to help. More >>

Normalising ‘massive’ computing an aim of Multicore World

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:08:59 +1300 | Multicore World

The terms Big Data, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Precision Agriculture, Industry 4.0 and Personalised Medicine are bandied about as if everyone understanding them.More >>

Agrigate – the New Word in Farm Performance Management

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:53:16 +1300 | Fonterra

Waikato dairy farmer Bill Aubrey believes Agrigate, the new online tool that is being launched today, will be revolutionary in helping farmers improve their farm performance. More >>

Gordon Campbell on what Trump may mean for us

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:31:44 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

T he chaotic presidency of Donald Trump has been a weird form of spectator sport for the past three weeks. Horrible, but you can’t stop watching it. So far though, not much effort has been put into tracing the possible implications for New Zealand ...More >>

The enduring charm of VDSL

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:16:31 +1300 | Digitl

TrueNet reports users with VDSL connections on Chorus' copper network now get better speeds than the lowest priced fibre connections. More >>

Apple Watch a winner but not for me

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:08:49 +1300 | Digitl

Apple is now the world's second largest watch revenue earner. That's a solid performance for a product line introduced less than two years ago. By any commercial standard it is a success.More >>

Oppo R9s- Galaxy-like phone at half the price

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:06:48 +1300 | Digitl

Oppo delivers nine-tenths the function of a Samsung Galaxy S7 for half the dollars. Oppo R9s XZ at a glance For: Value 16 megapixel cameras front and rear Battery life Against: Rough edges Clumsy software overlay No NFC chip Maybe: Performance Verdict: ...More >>

Here's the thing about Apple Pay and banks

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:59:00 +1300 | Digitl

Apple insists banks don't pass on Apple Pay charges to customers. Banks accept this in most countries. But not in Australia and, by extension, New Zealand. 1 More >>

Northpower in 10Gbps world first test run

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:56:28 +1300 | Digitl

A press release from Northpower partner Calix says this is the world's first live test of its NG-Pon2 technology. More >>

Broadband bargain-hunting forces Spark to change tack

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:28:00 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealanders holding out for the cheapest broadband they can find is forcing Spark New Zealand to compete more aggressively on price. More >>


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