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Cloudera receiving Intel investment
Posted on 28-Mar-2014 09:40Tags News, Computing

Cloudera will develop and optimize Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH) for Intel architecture as its preferred platform and support a range of next-generation technologies including Intel fabrics, flash memory and security. 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)

Registrations open for Auckland's first civic hackathon
Posted on 27-Mar-2014 14:05Tags News, Computing

Designers, developers and innovators are being encouraged to register for a weekend of "hacking for good" in what will be Auckland's first "civic hackathon". Comments (Comments)

Orcon wraps up Kim Dotcom campaign
Posted on 25-Mar-2014 11:20Tags News, Broadband

Orcon today announced its campaign featuring Kim Dotcom is coming to an end, as the internet mogul focuses on his political aspirations. Comments (Comments)

2degrees to launch 4G trial
Posted on 24-Mar-2014 11:14Tags News, 4G

2degrees is about to begin its journey into fourth generation mobile with the start of its 4G trial in Auckland next week. 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)

Web conferencing company BigMarker opens server in Sydney
Posted on 10-Mar-2014 19:10Tags News, VoIP

Web conferencing network BigMarker now allows New Zealand Australian users to host public webinars for free, on a mission to make help and knowledge more accessible. Comments (Comments)

Qrious delivers greater insight into a smart data world
Posted on 10-Mar-2014 19:07Tags News, Computing

Qrious will provide a better way for New Zealand organisations to tap into the world of insights and create value from data, analytics and applications. Comments (Comments)

What does Vodafone know about Ultrafast Broadband anyway?
Posted on 8-Mar-2014 16:37Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Last week Vodafone New Zealand chief executive Russell Stanners caused a stir when he called on the government to scrap the roll-out of fibre-based ultrafast broadband in much of Wellington and Christchurch. Comments (Comments)

Samsung sees Knox as key to Android in the enterprise
Posted on 6-Mar-2014 08:19Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Jae Shin, vice-president of Samsungís Knox business group, is candid about enterprise customers being wary of letting employees use Android devices on company networks. Comments (Comments)

Datacom buys Origen, takes Ozone to Australia
Posted on 5-Mar-2014 20:03Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Earlier today I wrote†Datacom buys Origen, takes Ozone to Australia†for the IITP TechBlog. Buying Origen is an interesting move on Datacomís part. On the surface itís a †simply a consolidation play. Comments (Comments)

Datacom shows entrepreneurial DNA
Posted on 5-Mar-2014 10:57Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

New Zealand tech companies donít come much bigger than Datacom. The company is also old by industry standards. Comments (Comments)

Samsung New Zealand brings English Premier League to consumer devices and smartphones
Posted on 5-Mar-2014 10:28Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Samsung Electronics New Zealand partners with Coliseum Sports Media for English Premier League rights. Comments (Comments)

Sean Connolly and Monteith's team up to launch mobile app
Posted on 4-Mar-2014 18:34Tags News, Gaming

The latest mobile app from Monteith's uses augmented reality to give punters the opportunity to "hunt" duck, stag, lamb and beef, everywhere from their local bar to their office. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft New Zealand technology bazaar
Posted on 4-Mar-2014 16:28Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

One of my more enjoyable writing jobs is working on the The New Zealand Heraldís annual Innovation report. †Itís a subject thatís close to my heart and it means I get to talk to interesting people about fascinating ideas. Comments (Comments)

Apple users loyal but bigger screens tempt
Posted on 4-Mar-2014 14:58Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Kantar Worldpanel reports: There are signs that Apple isnít attracting and retaining as many early adopters as it once did, with larger screens seeming to drag a number of users away from the brand. Comments (Comments)

Wharf42 and Plug and Play International Announce Strategic Partnership
Posted on 4-Mar-2014 11:43Tags News, News

ilicon Valley's largest startup accelerator, Plug and Play, joins forces with Wharf42 to launch New Zealand’s first trans-Pacific Technology Incubator. Comments (Comments)

Commerce Commission UCLL pricing and referees
Posted on 4-Mar-2014 11:15Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Yesterday InternetNZ, Tuanz and Consumer called on the Commerce Commission to take care setting the price of the unbundled copper local loop as it heads into the Final Pricing Principal process. Comments (Comments)

One month to go for end of official Windows XP support
Posted on 3-Mar-2014 11:07Tags News, Computing

Thousands of New Zealanders could face serious computer complications from the 8th of April, says Microsoft New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

ChromeBooks: Where dumb, limiting and simple are good things
Posted on 3-Mar-2014 09:30Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Two years ago Google showed off the first Chromebooks. Itís taken that long for New Zealand to get a reasonable supply of the devices from a range of computer makers. Comments (Comments)

HP Chromebook 14: Good hardware, great value
Posted on 1-Mar-2014 15:34Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Given its price, the HP Chromebook 14 is surprisingly good-looking. Most low-cost laptops look, well, like low-cost laptops. Comments (Comments)

Telecom/Spark to offer Spotify Premium free in select mobile plans
Posted on 27-Feb-2014 10:03Tags News, Mobile

Telecom is joining forces with music service Spotify to offer Spotify Premium free and exclusively on selected mobile plans, giving customers access to more than 20 million tracks on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Comments (Comments)

Samsung KNOX keeps evolving
Posted on 26-Feb-2014 17:56Tags News, Security

company introduces a better user experience with the option to choose a KNOX container or 3rd party container, simple enrollment process and Split-Billing feature. Comments (Comments)

RSA teams with Pivotal to offer Security Analytics and Big Data playbook
Posted on 26-Feb-2014 17:54Tags News, Security

New reference architecture delivers the foundation for a broader data strategy, helping organisations improve security, control costs and gain value from IT analytics. Comments (Comments)


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