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Hapara launches on Microsoft Office 365
Posted on 25-Jun-2016 18:55Tags News, SaaS

Engaging students online and tailoring individual learning just got easier for educators worldwide with the launch of New Zealand-developed education instructional management system Hapara on the Microsoft Office 365 platform. Comments (Comments)

Huawei Cloud Conference 2016 held in Auckland
Posted on 24-Jun-2016 16:11Tags News, SaaS

Huawei Cloud Conference (HCC) 2016 was held at Auckland's ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, with experts sharing their vision for the future of the Cloud. Comments (Comments)

Fitbit unveils new personalised sleep schedule features
Posted on 22-Jun-2016 20:56Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The new Sleep Schedule features on the Fitbit app will help users meet their sleep goals and maintain a more consistent pattern of sleep. Comments (Comments)

UE speakers bring Siri and Google Now Voice integration
Posted on 22-Jun-2016 20:48Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Ultimate Ears is introducing Siri and Google Now voice integration on UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM speakers, allowing music fans to stay connected with faster, easier access to their music. Comments (Comments)

SMX launches new anti-phishing software to combat sophisticated email fraud attacks
Posted on 21-Jun-2016 19:02Tags News, Security

SMX Limited has launched new software enhancements to its SMX SmartRules software designed to protect against sophisticated email phishing fraud. Comments (Comments)

Ruckus Wireless to update AccoHotels wireless infrastructure around the world
Posted on 21-Jun-2016 18:58Tags News, Wi-Fi

Ruckus will update AccorHotels' Wi-Fi technology and infrastructure to help ensure high performance for both customers and hotels, enable future developments, and intensify the strength of AccorHotels' digital services. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand PC buyers get worse deal than Poms
Posted on 21-Jun-2016 11:55Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

New Zealanders pay almost the same price as everyone else for Apple computers. That’s not the case with PCs. That changes the way some of us think about buying and choosing devices.  Writing at The Guardian, Jack Schofield tells a UK reader an Apple MacBook is an expensive choice for working from home. It is. He […] Comments (Comments)

SAP HANA Enterprise cloud service available in New Zealand
Posted on 20-Jun-2016 19:39Tags News, SaaS

SAP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise offer rapid onshore deployment of real-time, in-memory capabilities for the first time in New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Just days before Microsoft took over, I quit Linkedin. Here’s why…
Posted on 20-Jun-2016 13:23Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Linkedin was useful for a moment. That was when it was about staying in touch with former colleagues and business contacts. It works as a contact book with automatic updates. Linkedin manages the links when people move jobs. People often move jobs in industries like technology and telecommunications. When Microsoft Outlook was still popular, you […] Comments (Comments)

HTC enters enterprise VR with Vive Business Edition
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 20:38Tags News, Computing

HTC Corporation has announced Vive Business Edition ("Vive BE") to capture the huge demand from industries worldwide to employ virtual reality technology in commercial applications. Comments (Comments)

Kaspersky Lab exposes massive underground market selling over 70,000 hacked servers
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 20:34Tags News, Security

Researchers have investigated a global forum where cybercriminals can buy and sell access to compromised servers for as little as $6 each. Comments (Comments)

VMware and IBM expand global cloud partnership with desktop services
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 20:29Tags News, SaaS

IBM and VMware, Inc. continue to expand their strategic partnership by enabling VMware Horizon Air customers to take advantage of cloud-hosted desktop and application services via the IBM Cloud. Comments (Comments)

SugarCRM taps IBM Cloud
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 20:25Tags News, SaaS

SugarCRM clients can now deploy the Sugar customer relationship management (CRM) platform on-premises or across IBM's global network of Cloud Data Centers for security-rich cloud environments, data isolation and performance Comments (Comments)

Tony Marsh behind fitness and social I.AM app
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 12:09Tags News, Social media

A new fitness app connects Kiwis with like-minded training buddies, specialised trainers, facilities and a variety of fitness classes - anywhere, anytime, nationwide. Comments (Comments)

Panasonic unveils new ultra-wide angle LUMIX lenses by Leica
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 12:01Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Panasonic New Zealand has today introduced a new lens for its popular range of LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds System cameras - the 24mm Ultra-Wide Angle F1.4 High-Speed Single Focal Length LEICA DG SUMMILUX Lens (H-X012). Comments (Comments)

LG launches their new LG 4K UHD OLED TV and webOS 3.0 Smart TV
Posted on 19-Jun-2016 11:50Tags News, DVB and HD

LG Electronics New Zealand has unveiled the company's 2016 range of Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range (HDR)-enabled LG 4K UHD OLED TV model line-up. Comments (Comments)

Tablet shipments slow down slightly while mobile phone shipments up 26%
Posted on 16-Jun-2016 16:12Tags News, Mobile

In contrast to the ups and downs of the tablet market, the mobile phone market posted impressive growth rates, experiencing a 26% YoY growth in shipments, in Q1 2016, to reach 382,000 units. Comments (Comments)

Samsung to acquire Joyent
Posted on 16-Jun-2016 15:31Tags News, SaaS

With Joyent's cloud technology, Samsung will now have access to its own cloud platform capable of supporting its growing lineup of mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based software and services. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions. Comments (Comments)

Wired doesn’t get it about ad blockers
Posted on 15-Jun-2016 07:12Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

  If I used an ad blocker Wired’s pop-up screen would be annoying but deserved. Publishers need to sell advertising. Ad blockers undermine their business. You can’t argue with the logic. Sure some publishers abuse readers. They serve inappropriate, even offensive advertising. Many ads overstay their welcome. Others disrupt viewers with noisy video. Or they […] Comments (Comments)

Unisys to expand global alliance with Microsoft on cloud security
Posted on 14-Jun-2016 18:39Tags News, Security

Companies plan to deliver newly-interoperable technology for public and private sectors, intend to develop new solutions to increase cyber security in the cloud. Comments (Comments)

11Ants Analytics transforms raw data to retail gold
Posted on 14-Jun-2016 18:37Tags News, Computing

New Zealand data analytics company 11Ants Analytics is leveraging Microsoft's cloud computing platform Azure to successfully crunch customer data for Ecuador's largest department store Almacenes De Prati. Comments (Comments)

ASB introduces ASB Virtual, contactless payment for Android phones
Posted on 14-Jun-2016 18:32Tags News, NFC

ASB Virtual turns ASB customers' compatible Android phones into their ASB Visa credit or debit card. Comments (Comments)

No reason for regulator to halt Vodafone-Sky deal
Posted on 14-Jun-2016 13:02Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Vodafone and Sky need Commerce Commission approval for their merger. From a telecommunications point of view, there’s no reason to halt the deal. Five years ago government tore New Zealand’s telecommunications sector apart. Then remade in the name of competition. The government pumped $1.5 billion of public money into building a new fibre network for people […] Comments (Comments)

Microsoft introduces new XBOX line up and features
Posted on 14-Jun-2016 07:36Tags News, Gaming

The new Xbox Play Anywhere program lets gamers buy a game once and play it on both their Windows 10 PC and Xbox One console with shared progress, game saves and achievements. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn
Posted on 14-Jun-2016 07:29Tags News, Social media

Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn Corporation have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion. Comments (Comments)


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