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Joint Commission International Launches Hospital Search Site

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 11:12:47 +1200 | Mediacom

Joint Commission International (JCI) is pleased to announce the launch of a unique global directory of JCI-accredited hospitals to guide residents and travelers in choosing a health care facility outside the United States.More >>

Student visa applications go online

Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:30:48 +1200 | Immigration NZ

People from all over the world who want to study in New Zealand can now apply for their visas online. More >>

$150,000 for Marlborough freshwater project

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:19:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Government will provide $150,000 to support the set-up of an e-planning system to enable efficient water allocation in Marlborough, Environment Minister Amy Adams announced today.More >>

Govt funding for West Coast freshwater project

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 17:18:29 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced government funding of $190,000 for the West Coast Regional Council to trial two computer software tools which support good decision-making on water use.More >>

David Parker Stand Up: Judith Collins inquiry, John Key

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:22:14 +1200 | Elizabeth Beattie

Today Labour’s Deputy Leader David Parker met with the Press in Parliament House. Parker discussed a number of issues including Judith Collin’s resignation and the impending inquiry into her actions as Former Justice Minister. Parker also discussed:More >>

NetComm Wireless launches next-generation 4G WiFi M2M Router

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:25:39 +1200 | NetComm Wireless

(Sydney): NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) , today introduced the new 4G WiFi M2M Router (NTC-140W) to its innovative wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Series, delivering fast and powerful 4G LTE capabilities to high-bandwidth M2M applications ...More >>

Video Ezy Launches On-demand Rental Platform

Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:51:18 +1200 | Video Ezy

Blends best of bricks and mortar and digital channels with one of the most recognised brands in NZ More >>

New Recruitment Software Promises to save 70% on time

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 17:32:36 +1200 | Chilli Factor Recruitment Software

For the vast majority of small to medium businesses (SMEs) recruitment is seen as a frustrating and costly necessary evil. Unfortunately this mind-set can lead to employers attempting to cut corners and costly poor hire decisions being made. This ...More >>

An Open Government Plan developed in secrecy

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 16:56:17 +1200 | Public Good

The State Services Commission sent NZ’s Open Government Action Plan to the international Open Government Partnership (OGP) Secretariat on 31 July. The countries involved in the OGP since its inception - from the UK and US to Indonesia and Brazil - have ...More >>

Gentrack secures delayed contract, shares rise to month high

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:39:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sep. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Gentrack Group, the airport and utility software developer, has resolved the delayed contract upgrade with a customer which, in part, caused it to cut its prospectus full-year profit forecast barely six weeks after the company ...More >>

Datacom boosts profit 43% on strong NZ growth

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:44:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Datacom Group, the privately-held IT services firm, boosted annual earnings by 43 percent as gains in New Zealand offset a weaker Australian market and reduced Asian revenue after the sale of a call centre. More >>

NZ Online Retail Sales: Monthly update and Quarterly Report

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:28:44 +1200 | BNZ

New Zealand’s total online retail spending in July was up 7% on July last year. • Purchases from overseas sites were up 11% on July last year. • Online purchases from domestic merchants were up 5% on July last year. • The online sales split ...More >>

Kiwis’ love of mobile shopping grows

Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:20:01 +1200 | Colmar Brunton

Kiwis’ love of mobile shopping grows Kiwis’ use of mobile devices to shop is growing apace, but mobile shoppers are becoming less likely to be influenced through Facebook and more of them are inclined to reject shopping apps. A newly released ...More >>

Server sales tick up, more to come

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:02:09 +1200 | Digitl

Server revenues climbed 2.5 percent in the past year according to IDC’s quarterly worldwide server tracker. In the second quarter of 2014 sales totalled US$12.6 billion. Unit shipments grew 1.2 percent to 2.2 million. The standout segment was mid-range ...More >>

NZ$400 Surface 2 a bargain for Office fans

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:01:04 +1200 | Digitl

Microsoft's swanky new Surface Pro 3 went on sale in New Zealand earlier this week. It's a lovely device, but not cheap . Prices start at NZ$1200. For one-third of that you can buy a 32GB Surface 2 at Noel Leeming until September 7. Is it worth considering? ...More >>

Addressing high growth companies' skills gap

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:58:29 +1200 | Digitl

This week I chaired an interactive panel discussion on the skills challenge facing New Zealand technology companies. It’s part of Massey University’s ecentre cloud series. Here's how the discussion played out on Twitter. More >>

Spark New Zealand Selects OTT Platform Provider, Xstream

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:57:01 +1200 | XStream

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 28, 2014/PRNewswire/ -- Spark New Zealand (formerly Telecom NZ), a New Zealand- wide communications and internet service provider, has selected Xstream's award winning professional video management ...More >>

"Far more serious" allegations, says Key, as Collins resigns

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:51:08 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister John Key has been handed a cast-iron excuse to rid his government of its troublesome Justice Minister, Judith Collins, using an email supplied anonymously to his office yesterday which appears to show Collins ...More >>

Minister announces draft white space licencing rules

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:11:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced draft licencing rules for the use of television white space devices in New Zealand. More >>

The killer blow to your desk phone

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:39:36 +1200 | Bridgepoint

The humble desk phone has clearly seen a serious drop in use over the last few years. But realistically can your smartphone ever be a full replacement? More >>


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