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Coca-Cola Amatil unifies business with IBM Cloud hub in Sydney
Posted on 10-Apr-2014 10:06Tags News, SaaS

IBM has signed a five-year multimillion dollar cloud agreement with Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA). The cloud project will streamline CCA's operations and processes across the South Pacific region and is expected to drive significant operational costs out of the business. Comments (Comments)

Data247 launches local online backup service
Posted on 9-Apr-2014 20:10Tags News, SaaS

A group of Wellington entrepreneurs have joined forces to build New Zealand's first personal cloud. Comments (Comments)

Enprise Group acquires cloud software developer Datagate Innovation Limited
Posted on 8-Apr-2014 20:41Tags News, SaaS

Enprise Group has acquired Datagate Innovation Limited - a cloud software development company specialising in online reporting and billing portals for telcos, utility companies and hosted service providers. Comments (Comments)

Wellington Tech Startup Loomio Wins International Management Innovation Award
Posted on 3-Apr-2014 14:26Tags News, SaaS

Loomio, the online decision-making tool built by a Wellington-based startup, was yesterday named a winner of the MIX Prize Digital Freedom Challenge, an international management innovation award run by Polly LaBarre, co-founder of Fast Company magazine. Comments (Comments)

Pivotal changes the economics of Big Data forever with new
Posted on 3-Apr-2014 14:20Tags News, SaaS

Big Data "Mega Bundle" gives customers easy and flexible access to Pivotal's Hadoop data platform, MPP relational database and in-memory transaction database with a single subscription price. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft expands cloud services for mobile scenarios
Posted on 28-Mar-2014 10:00Tags News, SaaS

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced several new and updated applications and services including Microsoft Office for iPad and free Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android phones. Comments (Comments)

Gen-i supports ICBC's New Zealand launch
Posted on 27-Mar-2014 14:06Tags News, SaaS

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) leverages local expertise to open in NZ. Comments (Comments)

Wellington-based startup seeks funds via crowd action
Posted on 12-Mar-2014 10:56Tags News, SaaS

Crowdfunding campaign raises over $10,000 in first 12 hours for Loomio, a new simple online tool for collaborative decision-making. Comments (Comments)

Wellington to host second WordCamp in May 2014
Posted on 10-Mar-2014 19:14Tags News, SaaS

This year the event will have special keynote guests Gary Pendergast from Automattic and Dan Milward, a plug-in developer. Comments (Comments)

Xero to launch "Farming in the Cloud" service mid-year
Posted on 21-Feb-2014 07:53Tags News, SaaS

Online accounting software company Xero has announced that its new "Farming in the Cloud" solution, which brings real-time, single ledger reporting to the farm for the first time, will be ready to go to market mid-year 2014. Comments (Comments)

NZ company launches unique cloud storage app
Posted on 17-Feb-2014 20:07Tags News, SaaS

Layer3 has developed Filecloud, an application that does everything other cloud storage solutions do, but adds on some additional bells and whistles. Comments (Comments)

Xero appoints US CEO, Board Chairman and Director as it continues growing
Posted on 12-Feb-2014 20:17Tags News, SaaS

Company further invests in US growth with new executive talent from General Motors, HP, PayPal and Intuit. Comments (Comments)

MYOB announces product changes
Posted on 11-Feb-2014 19:28Tags News, SaaS

MYOB has announced plans that will solidify its position in a rapidly evolving market and make life even easier for its clients and partners. These include a new product line-up, product extensions and changes to its product naming. Comments (Comments)

Windows 8.1 app gives AccountRight Live clients an on-the-go look into their books
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:44Tags News, SaaS

Developed by accounting software provider MYOB in partnership with Microsoft, the app's touch-friendly design enables fast read-only access to key financial information on Windows 8.1 devices. Comments (Comments)

Cloud computing performance boost for Kordia customers
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:32Tags News, SaaS

Kordia New Zealand today announced the availability of the AWS Direct Connect service, addressing growing demand for cloud computing facilities and hosted business applications for their New Zealand customers. Comments (Comments)

Leading cloud service providers around the globe bet on Microsoft
Posted on 13-Dec-2013 16:06Tags News, SaaS

Organizations within the Cloud OS Network cover more than 90 active markets around the world, serve more than 3 million customers every day and operate over 2.4 million servers in more than 425 datacenters. Comments (Comments)

New information management service for New Zealand government agencies
Posted on 22-Nov-2013 14:39Tags News, SaaS

A new all-of-government information management service will help agencies create better public services in a digital world, says Government Chief Information Officer Colin MacDonald. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone adds Office 365 to its growing product suite
Posted on 5-Nov-2013 11:26Tags News, SaaS

Vodafone customers can now purchase "Microsoft Office 365 for Business" directly from Vodafone, and have the charges included on their Vodafone bill. Comments (Comments)

Xero releases farming blueprint
Posted on 29-Oct-2013 14:14Tags News, SaaS

Xero has released its Farming Integration Guide, a blueprint that helps rural solution providers connect to Xero and deliver integrated farm management and accounting solutions. Comments (Comments)

Xero raises NZ$180m for global growth
Posted on 14-Oct-2013 08:55Tags News, SaaS

Xero Limited has raised NZ$180 million of new capital from a range of US and New Zealand investors including existing shareholders Matrix Capital Management and the Peter Thiel backed Valar Ventures. Comments (Comments)

Amazon Web Services announces AWS Activate to expand resources available to startup customers
Posted on 11-Oct-2013 07:37Tags News, SaaS

AWS Activate provides startups with benefits including AWS credits, training, developer support, a special startup community forum and special offers from third parties to help them successfully build on AWS. Comments (Comments)

Amazon Web Services announces availability of Amazon Glacier and Amazon Redshift for Sydney Region
Posted on 9-Oct-2013 18:19Tags News, SaaS

AWS continues to invest in Sydney Region as Australian and New Zealand customer adoption accelerates. Comments (Comments)

Xero announces growth as online accounting takes hold
Posted on 9-Oct-2013 10:19Tags News, SaaS

Xero opens multiple offices across US as company expands while it continues to garner industry accolades for its cloud-based accounting platform. Comments (Comments)

Vocus Communications launches Vocus Cloud Connect on Amazon Web Services
Posted on 13-Sep-2013 12:07Tags News, SaaS

Vocus Cloud Connect (VCC) is a service recently introduced by Vocus Communications that provides New Zealand businesses with a secure, dedicated connection to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Sydney. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft launches worldwide Office 365 donation program for nonprofits
Posted on 11-Sep-2013 09:26Tags News, SaaS

Microsoft’s donation of Office 365 for Nonprofits is part of the company’s 30-year history of community support. In fiscal year 2013 alone, Microsoft donated US$795 million (fair market value) in cash, software and services to 70,286 nonprofits in more than 115 countries around the world. Comments (Comments)

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