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Cloud latency, data centres and the lure of Australia
Posted on 1-Nov-2014 09:05

Latency is a good reason to build a data centre closer to customers.  Spark Digital has just spent NZ$60 million building a data centre in Takanini, South Auckland. That puts it within spitting distance of New Zealand’s biggest market. According to Spark the Takanini data centre is part of a NZ$200 million investment in New Zealand cloud […]... Comments (Comments)


MYOB launches its POS solution MYOB Kount
Posted on 31-Oct-2014 09:59

MYOB Kounta is the first product to emerge from MYOB's minority stake in the high growth start-up Kounta, combining accounting and POS to eliminate compatibility and sync risk between systems.... Comments (Comments)

Techvana team launches Computer Museum project
Posted on 31-Oct-2014 07:42

With the help of computing enthusiasts nation-wide, an Auckland couple is working to create New Zealand's first dedicated computer museum, using the equity crowd funding website PledgeMe.... Comments (Comments)

Spark Digital opens Takanini Data Centre
Posted on 31-Oct-2014 07:39

New data centre is one of New Zealand's safest, most secure buildings with a $60 million investment in its new Takanini Data Centre.... Comments (Comments)

Mac writing apps November 2014
Posted on 30-Oct-2014 16:57

Professional writer compares the current crop of writing apps for the OS X. Includes Pages 5, Word:mac2011, Byword, Google Docs, iA Writer, ... Comments (Comments)

EMC announces availability of its enterprise hybrid cloud solution
Posted on 29-Oct-2014 15:24

The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Federation Software-Defined Data Centre Edition with VMware is available immediately, with Microsoft Cloud Platform and OpenStack Editions to be available in 2015.... Comments (Comments)



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Rapoo Mechanical Keyboard KX review
Posted on 29-Sep-2014 14:46

We look at a small but fully-feature mechanical keyboard.... Comments (Comments)

QNAP TS-451 review
Posted on 23-Sep-2014 14:31

We have looked at many Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices over the years and the last two years this category has shown consistent improvements in software and increase in performance.... Comments (Comments)


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If you're an Air New Zealand Airpoints member you'll have an Airpoints card that's branded OneSmart. The card can be used as a regular Prepaid Mastercard and is powered by the Rêv global wallet solution backed by Mastercard and supplied to Air New Zealand by BNZ. You can top up your card with ...
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After reading the following blog post:http://blog.ip.fi/2014/02/why-you-should-want-metered-inet.html I decided to rehash a Facebook post of mine from October 2013 that went something like this: I like data caps. With all this talk about data caps are bad i guess i kinda disagree.. then again i al...
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This episode we go hands on with Microsoft's Lumia 830 and Motorola's Moto G, and discuss Sky's new Neon streaming service, OneDrive unlimited storage, new Google Nexus devices, Azure Australia, Electric Vehicles and the latest from Toyota. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by Paul Spain (@paulspain) wit...
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Anybody who follows my blog will have spotted a number of hotel and airline reviews that have crept in during the last year. While I love tech, I love travel even more. I love writing about things and getting to interact with people with similar interests, and get a lot of emails from people who hav...
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There's a long discussion on Geekzone on why won't you try Windows Phone. Interestingly a lot is talked about the apps (or lack of them). Also there's a lot of talk about the user interface on these apps. Some people don't like the way Windows Phone apps look, but I've found that most of the apps ac...
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Amazon - Google Chromecast - $46.50 Delivered
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