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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.

Smart shopping cart developer IMAGR raises $14m

Smart shopping cart developer IMAGR raises $14m

IMAGR, the Auckland-based developer of a smart cart that enables check-out free shopping, has raised $14 million in a pre-Series A funding round.

Major upgrade for schools’ Wi-Fi and network services

Major upgrade for schools’ Wi-Fi and network services

Network for Learning launches four-year upgrade program

NZ government forges digital trade agreement with Chile and Singapore

NZ government forges digital trade agreement with Chile and Singapore

International trade rules have not kept up with the unprecedented growth of digital trade, government says

Spoke phone raises $7 million to grow cellphone-as-office-phone business

Spoke phone raises $7 million to grow cellphone-as-office-phone business

Auckland based startup Spoke Phone — which has developed technology designed to make a mobile phone the primary business phone — has raised $7 million in Series A funding.

Commerce Commission names first fibre-only regions

Commerce Commission names first fibre-only regions

The Commerce Commission has identified the first regions in which Chorus will no longer be required to provide services over copper

Analytics critical to business success, says IDC

Analytics critical to business success, says IDC

According to IDC, New Zealand organisations now consider data analytics to be critical to gain access to the business and market insights necessary for effective decision-making.

100Mbps fibre services deliver, but 1Gbps falls short

100Mbps fibre services deliver, but 1Gbps falls short

The Commerce Commission’s latest broadband performance report shows 100Mbps fibre services (Fibre 100) consistently delivering the advertised bandwidth but 1Gbps (Fibre Max) services struggling to achieve more than 72 percent of their...

5G spectrum to be available from mid-2020

5G spectrum to be available from mid-2020

The government has announced plans to auction short-term access to 160Mhz of unused 3.5GHz spectrum to facilitate the introduction of 5G services.

Managed cloud to replace outsourced IT, IDC says

Managed cloud to replace outsourced IT, IDC says

IDC says managed cloud services are set to replace outsourced IT with revenues hitting the $1.0b mark in 2023 after growing at 15 percent annually in the prior four years.

Government encryption-busting powers should be curbed, study says

Government encryption-busting powers should be curbed, study says

A new study funded by the University of Waikato and the New Zealand Law Foundation’s Information Law and Policy Project (ILAPP) has called for additional safeguards to curb the powers of government to order users and companies to...

Report reveals high cost of 100Mbps in New Zealand

A comparison of broadband services by comparison site Picodi.com has found New Zealand to have some of the highest prices in the world.

Kordia offers direct connection to Google Cloud

Kordia offers direct connection to Google Cloud

Kordia is now offering New Zealand businesses direct connections to Google Cloud services via Google Partner Interconnect.

Schools failing to implement digital curriculum: NZTech

Schools failing to implement digital curriculum: NZTech

NZTech says New Zealand’s education system is not evolving fast enough to generate the talent needed to support the growing digital economy.

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