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Securing a new iPhone in three simple steps

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:06:34 +1200 | Symantec

With the availability of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, I wanted to share a blog from Symantec outlining three simple steps iPhone owners should follow to secure their Apple devices and accounts.More >>

Philip Carden appointed to CallPlus Group Board

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:35:32 +1200 | CallPlus

Carden is a founding partner of Number Eight Capital, and most recently the global head of the Consulting Services business division at Alcatel-Lucent, based at the company’s Paris HQ. He has also acted as Alcatel-Lucent’s CTO/CMO for the Asia ...More >>

Kiwi Companies at the Forefront of the SKA

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:20:25 +1200 | Open Parallel

Two New Zealand IT companies, Open Parallel and Catalyst, are at the forefront of the largest IT project in the world, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. More >>

Chorus to ask shareholders to lift directors' fee pool 12%

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:23:40 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the telecommunications network operator, will ask shareholders to hike the pool for directors' fees 12 percent if it needs to bolster its board as it tries to limit the impact of regulation on its revenue streams.More >>

NZ Organisations Must Make Security a Business Priority

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:18:24 +1200 | IDC New Zealand Ltd

New Zealand organisations are at risk of taking their eye off the ball when it comes to IT security. As organisations evolve to information lead, information-centric business model the strategic importance of a strong security governance model is ...More >>

SpyFiles 4 - Wikileaks releases FinFisher data

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:23:36 +1200 | Wikileaks

Today, 15 September 2014, WikiLeaks releases previously unseen copies of weaponised German surveillance malware used by intelligence agencies around the world to spy on journalists, political dissidents and others.More >>

Advanced Security Group acquires South Island company

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:46:58 +1200 | Advanced Security Group Ltd

Advanced Security Group continues to increase its geographical footprint in New Zealand with the announcement that it has acquired South Island company, Struthers Electronics & Security Limited. “This is an exciting move for us, the Struthers business is ...More >>

Vocus declares FX Networks acquisition unconditional

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Vocus Communications, the ASX-listed telecommunications company, has declared its $115.8 million acquisition of privately owned New Zealand fibre optic cable network operator FX Networks unconditional.More >>

Vodafone unveils best ever smartphone package with Red+

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:03:50 +1200 | Vodafone

• Vodafone 4G mobile data traffic expected to grow by 1200% in the next 3 years More >>

Chorus takes aim at 'Boost' criticisms

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:18:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Chorus, the telecommunications network operator, has hit back at claims its proposed Boost variant services would breach the terms of its regulation, saying the regulator's legal advice is at odds with the law, and needs ...More >>

Advanced Security Group continues to be recognised

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:35:20 +1200 | Advanced Security Group

Nationwide security integrator, Advanced Security Group, has again been recognised in recent months receiving three awards. More >>

QLDC backs Wanaka's Gigatown Bid

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:39:47 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The whole of the Queenstown Lakes District should throw its weight behind Wanaka’s bid to become New Zealand’s first “Gigatown”, Mayor Vanessa van Uden said today. More >>

Consumers want answers, yet companies fail to Front Up

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:40:36 +1200 | Slingshot

New Zealanders are paying a premium for products but the companies who set the prices either don’t care or are refusing to justify their mark ups, according to More >>

Touch Voicemail iPhone app makes smartphones smarter

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:04:25 +1200 | Digitl

Modern cellphones are smart, but that’s not what it feels like when it comes to voicemail. Until now the only way to get at missed incoming messages is to call your phone network’s voicemail service, wade through clumsy prompts and listen to messages ...More >>

Spark Fibre a Standout Performer

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:29:08 +1200 | TrueNet

In August, new entrant Spark blitzed the TrueNet UFB fibre results with a sizzling best for International file download speeds to Sydney, along with the quickest times to download both New Zealand and Australian Live webpages. Bigpipe , was easily the ...More >>

IGIS: No Indiscriminate Interception of NZers’ Data Found

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:22:44 +1200 | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

“As part of my role as Inspector-General, I review whether the GCSB complies with the restrictions upon interception of New Zealanders’ communications and with the requirement to intercept communications only for authorised purposes. That review ...More >>

Snakk mulls employee shares in remuneration packages

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:07:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - NZAX-listed Snakk Media is considering offering employees shares in the company as part of their remuneration package. More >>

vGRID-Flex by theCloud delivers hourly based cloud computing

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:02:13 +1200 | theCloud

New Zealand cloud service provider, theCloud, today launched vGRID-Flex - New Zealand’s first ever service that allows businesses to consume virtual infrastructure services on an hourly basis.More >>

ESPN signed to new Snakk division called Represent Media

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:17:08 +1200 | Snakk Media

Advertisers can now access premium publisher titles for mobile ad campaigns via new Snakk subsidiary More >>

Snowden, Greenwald, Dotcom, Key - Mass Surveillance In NZ

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:11:08 +1200 | Scoop Full Coverage

Full Scoop coverage and reaction to surveillance of NZ buy the GCSB and NSA through Five Eyes network, revealed by Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden at Kim Dotcom's 'Moment of Truth' event.More >>


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