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Hawkes Bay Council seeks efficiencies with process automation

Hawkes Bay Council seeks efficiencies with process automation

Hawkes Bay Regional Council is seeking to automate many of its processes using software from US company Nintex.

Chorus debuts 2Gbps and 4Gbps fibre services

Chorus debuts 2Gbps and 4Gbps fibre services

Chorus has named Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell and Wakatipu as the first four New Zealand towns that will get its Hyperfibre 2Gbps and 4Gbps XGS-PON based fibre broadband service.

Spark surges in H1 FY20

Spark has boasted its strongest revenue growth in three years for the half year to 31 December, an increase of 4.0 percent to $1,824m, along with EBITDAI growth of 2.2 percent to $500m and NPAT up 9.2 percent to $167m.

Fonterra signs HCL for all-of-company IT

Fonterra signs HCL for all-of-company IT

Fonterra has awarded India-based global technology company HCL Technologies (HCL) a multi-year contract to upgrade and manage its entire technology infrastructure, replacing existing contracts with multiple suppliers.

Who’s buying IoT in NZ?

Who’s buying IoT in NZ?

IDC says New Zealand buyers of IoT technology are making their purchasing decisions primarily on the basis of on their existing trusted commercial relationships or partnerships.

Microsoft most popular employer with uni students

Microsoft most popular employer with uni students

Microsoft has emerged as the preferred employer from a survey of undergraduate and post graduate students, with Xero close behind at number three.

Telcos cop Commerce Commission fines and warnings

Telcos cop Commerce Commission fines and warnings

The Commerce Commission has fined three Vocus subsidiaries — CallPlus Services (trading as Slingshot), Flip Services and Orcon — a total of $121,500 for making false representations in customers’ invoices.

NZ Police recruits Soul Machines’ digital human

NZ Police recruits Soul Machines’ digital human

New Zealand Police has become the latest customer for ‘intelligent’ digital human technology developed by Auckland-based Soul Machines.

COLFO claims to have evidence of firearms database glitch

COLFO claims to have evidence of firearms database glitch

The Council of Licenced Firearm Owners (COLFO) says it has evidence confirming unauthorised access to a police database containing the personal details of gun owners.

AI now a board priority, says Deloitte

AI now a board priority, says Deloitte

Boards need to devote more attention and imagination to the corporate risks, and opportunities, generated by AI and associated technologies, says Deloitte New Zealand partner Grant Frear.

Government pledges support for games developers

Government pledges support for games developers

Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford has promised support for New Zealand’s computer game sector.

Spritely system aims to streamline aged care

Startup Spritely has launched a tablet-based system for use by retirement villages.

AI to map NZ deforestation

AI to map NZ deforestation

Lynker Analytics wins government grant for AI project

InternetNZ calls for Kiwis to better protect their personal data

InternetNZ calls for Kiwis to better protect their personal data

InternetNZ has released the results of a survey of 1001 New Zealanders saying it shows insufficient action being taken to secure personal data online.

Kordia acquires cloud and container specialist Emerging Technology Partners

Kordia acquires cloud and container specialist Emerging Technology Partners

All ETP personnel will be retained

Wynyard 100: NZ’s first smart construction site

Wynyard 100: NZ’s first smart construction site

Microsoft is billing the Wynyard 100 development in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter as the first connected construction site in New Zealand

Unitec & Datacom launch cyber security course

Unitec & Datacom launch cyber security course

Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology has partnered with Datacom to launch a one-year vocational diploma in cyber security

Digital transformation technology passé in NZ, says IDC

Digital transformation technology passé in NZ, says IDC

According to IT research firm IDC, leading organisations in New Zealand are shifting their digital transformation focus from enabling technologies to enablers of excellence.

Transparency and trust key to digital identity, says DINZ

Transparency and trust key to digital identity, says DINZ

Digital Identity New Zealand (DINZ) — a division of the NZ Tech Alliance — says 2020 will see the emergence of collaborative solutions that will enable people to take control of their identity information.

NZ business urged to be more imaginative

NZ business urged to be more imaginative

According to consultancy firm Redvespa, a lack of support for imagination in New Zealand businesses is to blame for the country dropping from ninth place in the Global Innovation Index in 2009 to 25th in 2019.

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