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Nanogirl Tour reaches 7500 across first three centres
Posted on 9-Dec-2016 11:09Tags News, Web media

With the support of Spark, the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering, the MacDiarmid Institute and Beca, the tour is visiting seven centres around New Zealand between December 2nd and December 17th. Comments (Comments)

Samsung Electronics partners with Te Papa Bug Lab
Posted on 9-Dec-2016 11:03Tags News, Web media

Samsung Electronics New Zealand is supporting Te Papa as the technology partner on blockbuster summer exhibition Bug Lab. Comments (Comments)

Samsung Smart Fridge lands in New Zealand
Posted on 9-Dec-2016 10:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Family Hub refrigerator features a built in WiFi enabled touchscreen that lets you manage groceries and connect with your family. Comments (Comments)

Vocus enters business security solutions segment
Posted on 8-Dec-2016 19:52Tags News, Security

The importance of protecting business information as cyber-attacks continue to escalate has seen leading telco Vocus Communications launch new products to help businesses protect against cyber threats and limit any downtime with a cloud based data backup service. Comments (Comments)

Air New Zealand signs contract with Inmarsat for in-flight WiFi
Posted on 8-Dec-2016 11:43Tags News, Wi-Fi

Inmarsat has signed a contract with Air New Zealand to provide Global Xpress (GX) connectivity across the airline's long-haul and short-haul fleets. Comments (Comments)

True Key by Intel Security adopts Windows Hello
Posted on 7-Dec-2016 20:36Tags News, Security

Integration allows True Key extension to leverage the power of Windows Hello's secure authentication factors to provide a more secure long in and authentication experience with new browser support for Microsoft Edge. Comments (Comments)

Spark moves to 200Gbps wavelength milestone
Posted on 7-Dec-2016 16:00Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Spark is using Nokia kit to roll out New Zealand’s first 200Gbps wavelength network link. The link connects Spark’s core network node at Papakura with the Southern Cross Cable Network landing station about 45km away at Takapuna. It was a 100Gbps link. Powering the link is Nokia’s PSS1830 Optical Transport Network. It uses Nokia’s PSE–2 photonic […] Comments (Comments)

Xero adds Apple Pay
Posted on 7-Dec-2016 11:28Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Xero says its Apple Pay partnership will help small businesses get paid faster. The company says slow payments are a major source of grief for small businesses who often struggle with poor cash flow. Xero says its customers around the world sent 15 million invoices in the last 30 days. Based on Xero’s data customers […] Comments (Comments)

Review new Apple MacBook Pro 2016 (13-inch)
Posted on 6-Dec-2016 10:08Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Originally posted on Mac NZ:
My now venerable 15-inch MacBook pro of 2012, which has an SSD inside instead of a traditional hard drive, starts up in 21 seconds (when it was new, the startup time was 13 seconds, but there’s a lot more software on it now and it’s been through several major Mac… Comments (Comments)

50Mbps the new fibre normal
Posted on 6-Dec-2016 07:02Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Chorus says it will upgrade the 85,000 residential customers on a 30Mbps plan to 50Mbps at no extra charge. It means 50Mbps will become the new entry-level plan for customers on the Chorus fibre network. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft and Netsafe issue fresh warning about scammers
Posted on 5-Dec-2016 19:21Tags News, Security

Microsoft New Zealand and Netsafe are today renewing their call for New Zealand internet users to be aware of a fresh wave of scammers who are targeting this country with warnings about fake viruses on their computers. Comments (Comments)

Dimension Data publishes IT predictions for 2017
Posted on 5-Dec-2016 18:32Tags News, Web media

Dimension Data, a global ICT solutions and services provider, today published its top IT predictions for 2017, and the focus on digital is set to remain the key trend in the industry for the next 12 months. Comments (Comments)

Torpedo7 and 1-Day founders behind acquisition of Travelbug and BookIt online businesses
Posted on 5-Dec-2016 18:27Tags News, Web media

Travel Booking Services 2016 LP has purchased Trade Me's accommodation website, Travelbug, and online booking engine, BookIt. Comments (Comments)

Accenture teams with Code.org once again
Posted on 5-Dec-2016 18:22Tags News, Web media

Accenture employees pledge more than 10,000 hours to participate in Hour of Code tutorials, teach computer programming to students, promote access to computer science education. Comments (Comments)

Synology introduces Xeon-based, 12-bay DiskStation DS3617xs NAS
Posted on 5-Dec-2016 18:22Tags News, Computing

Equipped with a quad-core Intel Xeon-D 2.2 GHz CPU that bursts up to 2.7 GHz, DS3617xs delivers stunning performance at over 2,358 MB/s sequential throughput reading and 406,760 IOPS reading under a RAID 5 configuration with 10GbE Link Aggregation enabled. Comments (Comments)

Staff and visitors to Auckland City Hospital have access to easy coffee-on-the-go
Posted on 5-Dec-2016 18:18Tags News, SaaS

Foodco New Zealand have announced a new self-service checkout kiosk at Auckland City Hospital at Jamaica Blue. Comments (Comments)

Touch typing on the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro keyboard
Posted on 5-Dec-2016 11:27Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Apple introduced its butterfly laptop keyboard design for the 2015 12-inch MacBook. It is shallower than previous keyboards. The key action is less positive than on older Apple laptops like the MacBook Air or earlier MacBook Pros. The 2016 12-inch MacBook uses the same keyboard. Put aside for one moment the Touch Bar that appears on […] Comments (Comments)

HP New Zealand Partner Awards 2016 winners announced
Posted on 2-Dec-2016 17:20Tags News, Web media

Ingram Micro had an outstanding night, picking up the highly contested Distributor of the Year Award for the team’s dedication to creating engagement not only with HP, but also throughout the wider Reseller community. Comments (Comments)

31c0n draws top international cyber security experts to conference
Posted on 2-Dec-2016 17:12Tags News, Security

Peter Gutmann, Computer Scientist at the University of Auckland, will deliver the keynote while other speakers confirmed to date for the inaugural 31c0n event include Bryan K. Fite (UK), Rodrigo Branco (Brazil) and Craig Smith (USA). Comments (Comments)

Spark, Chorus streamline fibre installs
Posted on 1-Dec-2016 12:52Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Spark has extended its streamlined street-in-a-week fibre installation trial to include Chorus UFB coverage areas. The goal is to spend a week focusing on fibre installations for residents of a single street. This means fast-tracking connections and giving customers a specific day for their installation. Last month Spark began a similar project with Ultrafast Fibre. […] Comments (Comments)

American Airlines selects IBM as its cloud provider
Posted on 1-Dec-2016 00:23Tags News, SaaS

IBM announced today a strategic partnership with American Airlines, the world's largest airline, naming IBM as its cloud provider for greater enterprise flexibility, scalability and reliability. Comments (Comments)

SUSE acquires OpenStack IaaS and Cloud Foundry PaaS assets from HPE
Posted on 1-Dec-2016 00:05Tags News, SaaS

The agreement includes HPE naming SUSE as its preferred open source partner for Linux, OpenStack and Cloud Foundry solutions. Comments (Comments)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise demonstrates memory-driven computing architecture
Posted on 30-Nov-2016 00:59Tags News, Computing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has successfully demonstrated Memory-Driven Computing, a concept that puts memory, not processing, at the center of the computing platform to realize performance and efficiency gains not possible today. Comments (Comments)

Xero completes data migration onto Amazon Web Services
Posted on 29-Nov-2016 10:46Tags News, SaaS

The company has moved over 59 billion records, more than 1.4 petabytes of data to AWS. Comments (Comments)

PC down, not out
Posted on 28-Nov-2016 14:34Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

PC sales have fallen for five years. They will never return to the glory days. But the PC is a long way from extinction. Many of us still need personal computers for our work. They do things phones and tablets cannot. They do other things better than phones or tablets. Not everybody needs to do those […] Comments (Comments)


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