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Victoria University of Wellington joins prestigious online course provider
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:15Tags News, Web media

In a first for a New Zealand university, Victoria University of Wellington is partnering with some of the world's top academic institutions in a respected online platform that provides high quality education around the globe. Comments (Comments)

Poor Network performance stalls digital transformation efforts in Australia and New Zealand
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:12Tags News, Broadband

New Citrix report reveals network outages are costing businesses up to almost two weeks of lost productivity per employee. Comments (Comments)

Victoria University of Wellington welcomes new Cyber Toa CEO
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:10Tags News, Security

Victoria University of Wellington has welcomed the appointment of NZX Chief Operating Officer Mandy Simpson as head of Cyber Toa, Victoria's partner in developing a centre of excellence to strengthen New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific's resilience against cybercrime and cyberattacks. Comments (Comments)

Kaspersky lab introduces new business solution for SMBs
Posted on 15-Sep-2016 10:08Tags News, Security

Kaspersky Lab announces a new Software-as-a-Service solution that will provide small and medium-sized businesses with multi-layered IT security - Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone fined $165k for false price representations
Posted on 14-Sep-2016 15:53Tags News, Mobile

The Commerce Commission filed charges against Vodafone in May this year related to invoices sent to customers who signed on to the "Red Essentials" mobile phone plan between January and December 2014. Comments (Comments)

Behind 2degrees’ Ministry for Primary Industries win
Posted on 14-Sep-2016 09:51Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

A press release from 2degrees says the phone company has won a contract to supply a wide range of telecommunications services to the Ministry for Primary Industries. There’s no figure on the size of the deal, nor are there enough details to estimate its value. As a rule of thumb, managing telephone services for 2300 staff […] Comments (Comments)

Venn Korea Starts Crowdfunding Campaign to Launch Independent Commercial Real Estate Aggregator in South Korea
Posted on 13-Sep-2016 14:25Tags News, Web media

Venn Korea starts crowdfunding campaign to launch independent commercial Real estate aggregator in South Korea. Comments (Comments)

Spark to move Xtra email services away from Yahoo to New Zealand provider
Posted on 13-Sep-2016 14:23Tags News, Web media

Spark has announced today it will be moving its Xtra email service to New Zealand-owned email provider, SMX. Comments (Comments)

Incremental change and being different — how to deal with Uber-like disruption
Posted on 13-Sep-2016 07:26Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Huawei Connect: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka’s says companies need to take a two-pronged approach to dealing with the disruptive challenges of 2016. Sikka says disruption is everywhere. Like many others he points to the rise of Uber as an example of how every industry is threatened by change. Uber came from nowhere to undermine the […] Comments (Comments)

Every town a Gigatown as Chorus joins 1Gbps pack
Posted on 12-Sep-2016 11:57Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Chorus says it will offer gigabit fibre services starting next month. It joins Enable Networks, Northpower Fibre and Ultrafast Fibre who all plan to launch gigabit wholesale broadband services in October. From next month they will all offer download speeds of 1Gbps with uploads running at 500Mbps. If customers take up the offer[1], the gigabit […] Comments (Comments)

Agribusiness: Technology helps find gold
Posted on 11-Sep-2016 13:14Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Fonterra is mining gold in the Waikato, extracting tiny particles of a natural protein called lactoferrin at the milk co-operative’s Hautapu site near Cambridge. Robert Spurway, Fonterra’s chief operating officer global operations, says lactoferrin is known as “pink gold” because of its colour and high value. “There’s a growing demand for lactoferrin in Asia. It […] Comments (Comments)

Greetings from behind the Great Firewall of China
Posted on 10-Sep-2016 11:26Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Shanghai: From outside The Mercedes Arena you can watch heavy-laden barges roll down the Huangpu River. Look up and the sky is yellow with smog. While China can be ultramodern, the industrial era is ever-present. Stepping inside the arena is like fast-forwarding 100 years. Some 15,000 technology professionals sit waiting in the packed air-conditioned arena. Soft, anywhere-in-the-world […] Comments (Comments)

Norton study reveals more than half of New Zealand men experience online harassment
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 19:57Tags News, Security

Norton by Symantec has released the findings of its research into online harassment and its impact on New Zealand men, revealing that three quarters (72 percent) of New Zealand men under 30, and more than half of all New Zealand men (58 percent), have experienced some form of online harassment. Comments (Comments)

Xero previews chatbot for Messenger
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 19:56Tags News, SaaS

Powerful new gateway for millions of small businesses to discover Xero ecosystem of accountants and bookkeepers. Comments (Comments)

Dell Technologies completes merger with EMC
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 19:51Tags News, Computing

Dell Technologies announced completion of the acquisition of EMC Corporation, creating a family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect information. Comments (Comments)

Fuji Xerox New Zealand launches DocuShare 7 content management solution
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 19:40Tags News, Computing

Software solution designed to improve information management and workflow processes for New Zealand businesses. Comments (Comments)

Sony unveils PlayStation 4 Pro and a slimmer PlayStation 4
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 19:36Tags News, Gaming

Both new game consoles will be available in New Zealand from November. Comments (Comments)

HP reinvents home printing wih smallest Inkjet All-in-One
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 19:25Tags News, Consumer Electronics

HP New Zealand has unveiled its next generation DeskJet All-in-One (AiO) printers, a device for the always connected consumer and designed for digital natives who want to print from Facebook, Instagram and more. Comments (Comments)

InternetNZ announces 2016/2017 strategic partners
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 19:16Tags News, Web media

InternetNZ has announced this year's strategic partnerships with organisations that align with its vision and goal. InternetNZ works with these partners on a range of issues and provide funding so that they can keep doing their mission. Comments (Comments)

New ISP StuffFibre launches
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 09:04Tags News, Broadband

Stuff Fibre has launched with unlimited data, no fixed term contracts, simple billing and local customer service. Comments (Comments)

2degrees to supply all connectivity services to Ministry for Primary Industries
Posted on 9-Sep-2016 09:01Tags News, Mobile

2degrees has won the contract to supply site connectivity and mobile telecommunications services to one of New Zealand's largest government agencies, the Ministry for Primary Industries. Comments (Comments)

Smartphone glory years behind us
Posted on 8-Sep-2016 13:25Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

It’s all downhill from here.  Apple’s 2016 iPhone launch confirms what has been obvious for a while. The phone golden age is over. It’s over in two ways. Saturated phone markets in rich countries mean everyone needing a call-making pocket computer now has one. And it’s over for hardware evolution. For now, at least, phone […] Comments (Comments)

Stuff Fibre opts for low-key launch
Posted on 8-Sep-2016 10:38Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Fairfax’s softly-softly entry into New Zealand’s crowded fibre market launches today. It’s anything but a unique proposition — no fibre-only ISP can do that in a world of regulated wholesale services — but Stuff Fibre ticks the important boxes. The service is 100 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up with no data caps. Unlimited data […] Comments (Comments)

Waikato Networks UFB buy signals fibre confidence
Posted on 8-Sep-2016 09:27Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Waikato Networks has taken full ownership Ultrafast Fibre three and a half years ahead of schedule. The move is a further vote of confidence in the New Zealand government’s plan to build a wholesale fibre network covering urban areas. The company, a subsidiary of WEL Networks paid $189 million to buy Ultrafast Fibre which was […] Comments (Comments)

Wolfpacks lead industries in digital, intelligent era
Posted on 6-Sep-2016 13:27Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Huawei Connect: Guo Ping says the days when companies can succeed by going it alone are coming to an end. The Huawei deputy chairman says: “Society is becoming digital and intelligent. We don’t know what intelligent society will evolve into. Yet I am sure every modern industry system will become more complicated.” As well as being […] Comments (Comments)


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