Sarah Putt

New Zealand Editor

Sarah Putt is the New Zealand editor for CIO and Computerworld.

Where open banking stands in New Zealand

What a trans-Tasman bubble would mean for NZ tech

What a trans-Tasman bubble would mean for NZ tech

Callaghan Innovation CEO Vic Crone on how closer ties with Australia can boost New Zealand’s local tech ecosystem.

How NZ’s Summer of Tech IT internships work

How NZ’s Summer of Tech IT internships work

An oversupply of students are keen to take on tech internships over the summer holidays.

Chatbot scales to meet surge in demand at NZ supermarket

Chatbot scales to meet surge in demand at NZ supermarket

Countdown’s chatbot, which went from 1,000 interactions a month to more than 20,000 a day during the lockdown, shows importance of getting it right in the upfront design.

Ag tech and life sciences strongest sectors in NZ start-up ecosystem: report

Ag tech and life sciences strongest sectors in NZ start-up ecosystem: report

A collaborative ecosystem and government support are two reasons to move a start-up to New Zealand, says Start-up Genome report.

Time is ripe for NZ healthcare IT overhaul

Time is ripe for NZ healthcare IT overhaul

Major report into national health system highlights need for long-term digital and data strategy. The government says no action is anticipated before the election.

Fibre network unbundling, the New Zealand way

Fibre network unbundling, the New Zealand way

The costs are higher than the ‘last mile’ retail service providers believe is economical, so they want pricing changes. Chorus says the costs are realistic and comparable to older technologies.

NZ tech start-ups advised to ‘be a painkiller, not a vitamin’

NZ tech start-ups advised to ‘be a painkiller, not a vitamin’

Venture capitalist Lance Wiggs looks at the New Zealand tech start-up ecosystem post-lockdown.

Kiwi-owned e-commerce platforms under discussion

Kiwi-owned e-commerce platforms under discussion

Committee suggests that New Zealand create local services better suited to the local market.

NZ’s SOSbusiness: 5 steps to e-commerce success

NZ’s SOSbusiness: 5 steps to e-commerce success

The initiative helping small businesses during the COVID-19 lockdown shows how to quickly set up an online sales operation.

Enable completes UFB rollout in Christchurch

Enable, the Local Fibre Company contracted to deploy Ultra Fast Broadband in the greater Christchurch area, has completed its network deployment.

NZ government to expand cyber defence service

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) will extend its Malware-Free Networks cyber defence initiative, minister Andrew Little has announced.

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