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Why you shouldnít skimp on technology
Posted on 28-Nov-2015 13:59Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Technology is an important part of life. Most of us need it to earn a living. Many businesses canít function without technology. Money spent on hardware, software and services as an investment, not a cost. My key lesson from 30 years writing about computers and technology is: Donít cut corners. Itís solid advice in every […] Comments (Comments)

Youth projects get NZ$1 million to engage young Kiwis with science and tech
Posted on 27-Nov-2015 10:17Tags News, Computing

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced nearly $1 million of new funding to 25 additional projects around the country to engage more young Kiwis with science and technology under the Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund pilot. Comments (Comments)

Xero launches Apple Watch app
Posted on 24-Nov-2015 14:19Tags News, SaaS

Xero has released Xero for Apple Watch, a fast and convenient way for business owners to stay on top of their cash flow, with notifications and alerts when invoices have been paid. Comments (Comments)

iPad Pro, 2015 MacBook, MacBook Air productivity
Posted on 24-Nov-2015 07:26Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Nothing bad happened switching from the 2015 MacBook to the iPad Pro. If there were any surprises they were all good ones. Every Friday morning I pack a computer, coffee money and a banana in a briefcase. Next I catch a bus to town where I work in a clientís office. Although I interview people, […] Comments (Comments)

Wave of new EMC offerings deliver cloud integration across the Data Centre
Posted on 23-Nov-2015 22:19Tags News, SaaS

Hybrid approach to data management automates primary storage and data protection to the cloud, from the cloud and in the cloud. Comments (Comments)

Volvo Cars to Develop Next Generation Automotive Technologies with Microsoft
Posted on 23-Nov-2015 20:26Tags News, Consumer Electronics

A new partnership between Volvo and Microsoft will allow car owners to use holographic technology to configure and preview their car choice in 3D before purchase. Comments (Comments)

Warehouse Mobile launches
Posted on 23-Nov-2015 10:04Tags News, Mobile

Warehouse Mobile, The Warehouse's new mobile brand has launched in stores across the country today. Comments (Comments)

Spark, Vodafone on different transformation paths
Posted on 22-Nov-2015 20:03Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

New Zealand telecommunications went from state-owned to a competitive market in a generation. Now the government is back in the telecoms business. Not as a direct player, but sponsoring and calling the shots for a national urban fibre roll out. Government also imposed an extra tax on telcos to pay for rural service upgrades. It […] Comments (Comments)

ESET launches its parental control app for Android
Posted on 19-Nov-2015 20:10Tags News, Security

A first-of-its-kind from ESET, the app leverages ESET's existing technology, coupling it with new features to aid parents in keeping their children safe and protected when exploring the online world. Comments (Comments)

Which mobile Apple: iPad Pro or 2015 MacBook?
Posted on 19-Nov-2015 19:00Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

While the iPad Pro and the 2015 MacBook have much in common, youíd choose one over the other for quite different reasons. Computers donít get more portable than Appleís 12-inch MacBook. Tablets donít come any more computer-like than the iPad Pro. So which would you choose?1 In the end it comes down to whether you [Ö] Comments (Comments)

Dell announces High Performance Computing improvements and new platforms
Posted on 18-Nov-2015 21:45Tags News, Computing

Dell has unveiled advancements to its high performance computing (HPC) portfolio, including new systems designed to simplify mainstream adoption of HPC and data analytics in research, manufacturing and genomics. Comments (Comments)

HP introduces new premium consumer PCs
Posted on 18-Nov-2015 21:34Tags News, Computing

Three new designs have been unveiled by HP New Zealand for their premium consumer PC range, with a number of new breakthrough features including sleek industrial designs, bright high-resolution displays, a curved screen desktop and audio by Bang & Olufsen. Comments (Comments)

D-Link introduces new security cameras range in Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 18-Nov-2015 12:47Tags News, Security

D-Link today has introduced a new line of surveillance cameras starting with the Vigilance Full HD Outdoor Dome Network Camera (DCS-4602EV) and the Vigilance HD Outdoor Mini Bullet Network Camera (DCS-4701E). Comments (Comments)

Kordia acquires Aura Information Security
Posted on 18-Nov-2015 09:12Tags News, Security

Kordia NZ is expanding its cyber-security portfolio with the purchase of Wellington-based Aura Information Security for $10 million. Comments (Comments)

Photo-printing app Printicular comes home to New Zealand with
Posted on 17-Nov-2015 19:12Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Kiwis will finally be able to hit print on all of their photos from their phone, anytime and anywhere thanks to a piece of homegrown innovation, and a partnership with an iconic New Zealand brand, Warehouse Stationery. Comments (Comments)

MyRepublic announces nationwide 1Gbps symmetrical UFB for SMEs
Posted on 17-Nov-2015 19:00Tags News, Broadband

ISP MyRepublic is announcing a New Zealand wide enterprise grade 1Gbps symmetrical UFB service at mass market pricing for small and medium-sized businesses, starting at $499.99 for fibre broadband with unlimited data. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft and team up to bring Minecraft to Hour of Code
Posted on 17-Nov-2015 18:59Tags News, Computing

The new tutorial introduces players to basic coding within the fun and popular Minecraft
environment. Created by Minecraft game designers together with, the tutorial features Steve and Alex from Minecraft and Minecraft-inspired challenges that will be familiar to its more than 100 million players around the world. Comments (Comments)

Startups gain access to over $20 million in cloud credits from Lightning Lab and Microsoft New Zealand
Posted on 16-Nov-2015 09:21Tags News, Web media

The partnership between Lightning Lab and Microsoft New Zealand has been backing some of New Zealand's most promising startup companies and is now worth over $20 million in cloud credits. Comments (Comments)

Spark Digital appointed to Telecommunications as a Service panel
Posted on 13-Nov-2015 14:40Tags News, SaaS

Spark Digital is one of New Zealand's largest ICT providers for New Zealand government agencies, and has today been successfully appointed to the Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) panel in multiple categories of expertise. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Government endorses Vodafone as an official supplier of telecommunications services
Posted on 13-Nov-2015 14:33Tags News, SaaS

Vodafone has won a significant endorsement from the New Zealand Government, now named an official supplier in telecommunications services. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand government to implement Telecommunications-as-a-service with Dimension Data help
Posted on 13-Nov-2015 14:04Tags News, SaaS

Dimension Data New Zealand has been selected for the all-of-government panel to deliver Telecommunications-as-a-Service (TaaS). Comments (Comments)

Ericsson and Telstra demonstrate LTE-Advanced 1 Gbps speed capability
Posted on 12-Nov-2015 18:58Tags News, Mobile

Download speeds of up to 1 Gbps will deliver more reliable performance and user experience across a wide range of applications and media streaming. Comments (Comments)

Wellington City Council and BizDojo open tech hub
Posted on 11-Nov-2015 13:02Tags News, Web media

The Wellington City Council and BizDojo are launching Wellington's new tech hub and Collider programme - a key component of the Council's Economic Development Strategy. The tech hub will be a place for Wellington's innovative businesses to call home, says Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft announces plans to offer cloud services from the UK
Posted on 11-Nov-2015 11:11Tags News, SaaS

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 will be generally available from local UK-based data centers in late 2016 with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online following shortly thereafter. Comments (Comments)

YellowLabs launches free home maintenance app for Kiwis
Posted on 11-Nov-2015 10:40Tags News, SaaS

New Zealand homeowners now have a way to manage their most valuable asset and get the help they need to maintain it, with the launch of Yellow/home, the first mobile app from YellowLabs. Comments (Comments)

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