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Web developer conference WDCNZ 2013 pulls in international stars
Posted on 26-Mar-2013 10:30Tags News, Computing

WDCNZ “Tech talks for web devs” is a full day conference with multiple streams covering the bleeding edge of web development. The confirmed speaker line-up includes stars of the web developer community such as Julia Grace, Garann Means, Rob Conery and Zach Holman. Comments (Comments)

Google executive to share lessons from NYC and Silicon Valley with New Zealanders
Posted on 14-Mar-2013 11:30Tags News, Computing

Google software engineer and Waikato alumnus Craig Nevill-Manning will be in Hamilton next month to talk about the lessons he’s learnt from working with technology companies in the U.S. that could help the fledgling New Zealand tech-industry. Comments (Comments)

Telecom announces Gen-i Australia changes
Posted on 13-Mar-2013 12:47Tags News, Computing

Total staff numbers at Gen-i Australia will fall from approximately 180 to about 60 employees. In addition to redundancy costs, it is anticipated there will be other restructuring costs associated with this action. Comments (Comments)

Seagate milestone: two billion hard disk drives shipped
Posted on 13-Mar-2013 08:22Tags News, Computing

It took the storage manufacturer 29 Years to reach first billionth shipped and just four years to reach two billion drives shipped. Comments (Comments)

EMC brings the Vatican Apostolic Library into the digital age (with video)
Posted on 9-Mar-2013 08:58Tags News, Computing

EMC will support the Vatican Apostolic Library in digitising its catalogue of 80,000 historic manuscripts and 8,900 incunabula in a nine year project with 2.8 petabytes of storage planned. Comments (Comments)

QNAP Turbo NAS adds enhanced support for virtual environments
Posted on 8-Mar-2013 08:30Tags News, Computing

QNAP Turbo NAS supports VMware VAAI and vSphere client plug-in, Windows Server 2012, and enhances AFP performance. Comments (Comments)

Datacom opens new data centre in Hamilton
Posted on 6-Mar-2013 12:48Tags News, Computing

Datacom has opened its new data centre in Hamilton for business one month ahead of the scheduled completion date. Comments (Comments)

Oracle introduces the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2
Posted on 6-Mar-2013 11:44Tags News, Computing

Faster version of the Oracle engineered system now supports virtualization. Comments (Comments)

EMC introduces flash-optimised server and storage products
Posted on 6-Mar-2013 10:18Tags News, Computing

EMC Corporation has announced the EMC Xtrem Family of Flash-optimised server and storage products and introduced a new line of EMC XtremSF PCIe-based Flash cards that accelerate application performance. Comments (Comments)

EMC introduces new Hadoop distribution Pivotal HD
Posted on 27-Feb-2013 08:38Tags News, Computing

EMC’s new Pivotal HD is an Apache Hadoop distribution that natively integrates the EMC Greenplum massively parallel processing (MPP) database technology with the Apache Hadoop framework. Comments (Comments)

Dell introduces multi-gigabit throughput firewall SonicWALL SuperMassive 9000 Series
Posted on 26-Feb-2013 10:08Tags News, Computing

The Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive 9000 Series blocks threats before they enter the network by looking at all traffic, regardless of port or protocol, using Dell SonicWALL’s patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection (RFDPI) technology. Comments (Comments)

HP Helps Organizations Improve Security by Providing Context to Big Data
Posted on 26-Feb-2013 09:52Tags News, Computing

Organizations can automatically apply sentiment analysis and event information to their Big Data and security event platforms to gain real-time visibility into the internal and external threat landscape. Comments (Comments)

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-1269U-RP
Posted on 25-Feb-2013 17:59Tags News, Computing

Featuring fast performance to ensure system reliability and rich business applications, the TS-1269U-RP is designed to fulfill mission-critical storage needs of small and medium businesses with maximum system uptime. Comments (Comments)

Fijians Gaining Access To Internet
Posted on 16-Feb-2013 17:28Tags News, Computing

Approximately 60,000 Fijians will gain access to the internet for the first time as the Fijian Government opens "Telecentres" in schools across the country. Comments (Comments)

IBM opens new delivery centre at Unitec Institute of Technology
Posted on 14-Feb-2013 12:24Tags News, Computing

Westpac is first IBM customer to use new centre for application development, delivery and management services. Comments (Comments)

50 Christchurch NGOs to benefit from technology initiative
Posted on 14-Feb-2013 10:19Tags News, Computing

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and Microsoft New Zealand today announced a joint project in Christchurch to strengthen the technology capability of 50 not-for-profit organisations – some badly affected by the Canterbury earthquakes. Comments (Comments)

Opera gears up to 300 million users, replace web engine
Posted on 14-Feb-2013 08:24Tags News, Computing

The company also announced this year Opera will make a gradual transition to the WebKit engine, as well as Chromium, for most of its upcoming versions of browsers for smartphones and computers. Comments (Comments)

SilverStripe secures government ICT contract
Posted on 7-Feb-2013 11:15Tags News, Computing

New Zealand government has signed up Wellington-based SilverStripe for a single web platform for government agencies. Comments (Comments)

Oracle announces general availability of MySQL 5.6
Posted on 6-Feb-2013 09:51Tags News, Computing

With increased performance, scalability, reliability and manageability, MySQL 5.6 helps users meet the most demanding Web, Cloud and embedded application requirements. Comments (Comments)

Dell confirms US$ 24.4 billion private acquisition
Posted on 6-Feb-2013 08:44Tags News, Computing

Dell's founder Michael Dell amd investment firm Silver Lake to acquire the company. Microsoft confirms US$2 billion loan for transaction. Comments (Comments)

Jade sells Master Terminal to five new ports
Posted on 4-Feb-2013 12:02Tags News, Computing

Jade Software today announces a significant ports new business win in mainland United States for its terminal operating system Master Terminal. Comments (Comments)

EMC announces enhanced Greenplum big data analytics appliance
Posted on 4-Feb-2013 12:00Tags News, Computing

The new EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA) Unified Analytics Platform (UAP) Edition for Big Data analytics brings new flexibility in providing Greenplum’s MPP database and Hadoop distribution in a single appliance. Comments (Comments)

Unisys migrates New Zealand Transport Agency IT systems to ES7000 and ES3000 platforms
Posted on 31-Jan-2013 10:08Tags News, Computing

Around 1.7 billion records are moved to a new Windows-based platform hosted by Unisys in two New Zealand data centres. Comments (Comments)

Three kiwi companies achieve Microsoft Gold Partner level
Posted on 31-Jan-2013 09:03Tags News, Computing

Equinox IT, OneNet and Connect NZ demonstrate best-in-class capability to be certified as Microsoft Gold Partners. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft releases Office 365 Home Premium
Posted on 30-Jan-2013 08:12Tags News, Computing

Company says this is a reinvention as a "consumer cloud service" and introduces a per year "rental" model. Comments (Comments)

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