Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


"Thin Client" ...The Next Delivery Tool?

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 30July/MediaNet International-AsiaNet/ -- Red Book, the people who have been providing the automotive, finance and insurance industries with vehicle identification and pricing research data for many years, have recently seen a revolution in the way their clients expect to receive their data.

Until recently, the data was conveyed mainly through normal electronic means tapes, disks and CD's.

Now "Thin Client", the technology that allows the user to access information direct from a secure Internet database, is taking over.

According to Kelli Lawson, Red Book's Business Development Manager, the speed of the adoption of the "Thin Client" technology by our clients has surprised us. We provide our clients with a program which they load onto their PC once only, and that allows them to look into our database through the Internet as often as they like.

They can check new vehicle prices and see what is standard and optional equipment, obtain forecasts of the vehicle's value in one, two, three or more years, compare three vehicles side-by-side and do a range of similar checks on used vehicles (as well as getting used vehicle values).

The interest created in the facility has been far greater than we expected and we now expect to be doing a large proportion of our business this way in the future.

The application is particularly suitable to web-based insurance brokers, financiers such as banks and credit unions, and credit reference services.

The possibilities are endless.

Red Book operates a popular web-site - - which enjoys considerable traffic, both from consumers and from business ( the site is partitioned into the respective sectors).


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Hospitality NZ: Hospitality Wages Jump 9% To Pass Living Wage
Wages and salaries across the hospitality sector continue to increase despite businesses having to battle through some of the toughest trading periods in living memory... More>>

Climate Leaders Coalition: Launches New Statement Of Ambition, Appoints New CEO Convenor

The Climate Leaders Coalition is tonight officially launching a new Statement of Ambition to accelerate business action on climate change... More>>

Retail: New Law Paves Way For Greater Supermarket Competition

Legislation that bans major supermarkets from blocking their competitors’ access to land to set up new stores paves the way for greater competition in the sector, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Dr David Clark said... More>>

MYOB: New Data Shows Increase In SMEs Experiencing Stress And Anxiety

The lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a surge in the number of local SME owners and operators experiencing stress and anxiety, according to new research from business management platform, MYOB... More>>

Carbonz: Cashing In On Carbon: The New Marketplace Helping Native Forest To Thrive

The country’s first voluntary carbon credit marketplace, Carbonz, is here to restore native biodiversity and help Aotearoa reach its carbon zero goals by selling the first carbon credits exclusively from native forest... More>>
Entrust District: Dividend Will Be Welcomed After Another Tough Year
We’ve all heard of the saying; “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” but for Aucklanders within the Entrust District, getting their share of Entrust’s 2022 annual dividend payment really is as good as it sounds... More>>