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Fujitsu enables new hybrid cloud services in partnership with Microsoft
Posted on 19-Aug-2015 09:45Tags News, SaaS

Fujitsu has announced new Hybrid Cloud Services, offered in partnership with Microsoft, which will serve the growing number of New Zealand organisations seeking a flexible public and private cloud strategy.
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IBM to host New Zealand's first SmartCamp
Posted on 18-Aug-2015 14:43Tags News, Web media

IBM is calling for entrepreneurs to participate in its first New Zealand SmartCamp, to be held in Auckland on 17th September. Comments (Comments)

IBM unveils Linux-Only mainframe (with video)
Posted on 18-Aug-2015 08:11Tags News, Linux

IBM has announced an expansion of its mainframe's strategy of embracing open source-based technologies and open-source communities to provide clients with secure and high performance capabilities. Comments (Comments)

New milestone for schools' Managed Network
Posted on 17-Aug-2015 15:55Tags News, Computing

By the end of this year, it's anticipated that up to 90% of New Zealand's 2,500-plus schools will be able to connect to the Managed Network, with all participating schools able to connect by the end of 2016. Comments (Comments)

Social media is one of the emerging trends in the HRM domain, according to Oracle HCM VP
Posted on 17-Aug-2015 14:43Tags News, Web media

In order to thrive in this competitive world, businesses need talented people. CEOs now, more than ever, view their workforce as a critical differentiator says Aaron Green, Vice President, HCM, Oracle APAC. Comments (Comments)

Heartland Bank selects Oracle as its banking transformation partner
Posted on 17-Aug-2015 11:11Tags News, Computing

Heartland Bank, a specialist financial services provider offering banking and lending services in niche consumer, business and rural sectors across New Zealand, has selected Oracle’s suite of banking products to remove complexity and cost and allow it to focus on strategy and innovation. Comments (Comments)

IBM and Hootsuite team to advance cloud and social integration
Posted on 14-Aug-2015 15:36Tags News, Web media

IBM and Hootsuite announced plans to integrate several of their respective cloud and social technologies as well as expertise, to provide Hootsuite clients a fast and reliable social experience. Comments (Comments)

Chinese startup ZUK backed by Lenovo launches the Z1
Posted on 14-Aug-2015 15:33Tags News, Android

ZUK Z1 is the world's first mobile phone supporting USB 3.0 Type-C, enabling a 500MB/s bandwidth, 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Comments (Comments)

Dell and Google launch premium professional Chromebook
Posted on 14-Aug-2015 15:17Tags News, Computing

Dell announced the continued expansion of its collaboration with Google with the launch of the Dell Chromebook 13, a premium 13.3-inch professional Chromebook solution. Comments (Comments)

Samsung unveils two new flagship handsets: Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5
Posted on 14-Aug-2015 10:51Tags News, Android

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, both smartphones with large 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED displays. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone completes nationwide $14 million 4G upgrade
Posted on 14-Aug-2015 10:48Tags News, 4G

Mobile operator so confident it launches new network guarantee for customers. Comments (Comments)

Ad-blocking trend highlights modern online publishing dilemma
Posted on 13-Aug-2015 10:02Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Publishers with unique, must-read material and a well-heeled audience can charge readers. They sell subscriptions and build paywalls showing hints of tempting stories that non-customers canít read. Everyone else has to rely on advertising revenue or deliberately run online publishing at a loss. Thatís where the problems start: online advertising doesnít work well for most […] Comments (Comments)

Syndex launches online trading platform
Posted on 11-Aug-2015 20:33Tags News, SaaS

Independent trading platform brings transparency and liquidity to direct investment industry. Comments (Comments)

New acquisition adds people and customers to CodeBlue's Wellington branch
Posted on 11-Aug-2015 20:29Tags News, SaaS

Codeblue has significantly extended Wellington-based customer numbers and on-the-ground engineering resources following the acquisition of Wellington-based IT services company XWL. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft blew US$7.6 billion on Nokia overcoming Apple-envy
Posted on 6-Aug-2015 14:29Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Things got crazy towards the end of Steve Ballmerís time as Microsoft CEO. One of his dumbest moves was buying Nokia. Some say the decision cost him his job. That wasnít all. Last month Microsoft wrote down US$7.6 billion it spent buying Nokia. Until the acquisition, Google, Facebook, Amazon and, most of all, Apple dominated […] Comments (Comments)

Samsung to speed up security updates for its Android devices
Posted on 6-Aug-2015 13:24Tags News, Android

These security updates will take place regularly about once per month. Comments (Comments)

SnapperNet introduce secure routers that enable new M2M and IoT technologies
Posted on 6-Aug-2015 12:18Tags News, Mobile

Snapper Network Distributors has announced a new distribution agreement and partnership with Idaho-based company Cradlepoint, to provide solutions joining data, cloud, security and the evolving IoT with intelligent networking. Comments (Comments)

Domino's Pizza tracks pizza from shop to home with Navman Wireless vehicle tracking
Posted on 6-Aug-2015 10:18Tags News, GPS

Delivery vehicles operating from 91 stores nationwide will be outfitted with the Navman Wireless solution. Comments (Comments)

Uber strikes partnership with New Zealand Red Cross
Posted on 5-Aug-2015 12:23Tags News, Web media

Uber has announced a national partnership with New Zealand Red Cross to assist with the mobility of volunteers across the country and provide access to transport for citizens and cities in times of need. Comments (Comments)

Small businesses targeted by Corporate Portal invoicing scam
Posted on 4-Aug-2015 09:47Tags News, SaaS

The Commerce Commission is warning New Zealand small business owners of an invoicing scam undertaken through the post by a German company which operates a website called Corporate Portal New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Xero users get redesigned Android app (with video)
Posted on 4-Aug-2015 09:34Tags News, SaaS

With the release of Google's material design standards, Xero
s designers took the opportunity to revisit the entire Android approach and have developed a best-in-class app that will deliver a seamless user experience. Comments (Comments)

IBM: New business lines falter as old ones die
Posted on 3-Aug-2015 16:18Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

IBM’s reinvention as a software and services business still serves as an object lesson in turning troubled technology companies around. It switched from dependence on mainframe and servers to selling software, services and outsourcing. At the time, the turnaround seemed miraculous. Now IBM needs to pull another rabbit from the hat. The technology market is […] Comments (Comments)

Apple News: Iím there
Posted on 1-Aug-2015 17:42Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Apple is working with publishers to add a new and fast-loading news app to iOS. The app, called Apple News, will show up on iPhone and iPad home pages when iOS 9 arrives later this year. Apple News pulls in news feeds from different publishers and displays them in a magazine-style format like Flipboard. Readers […] Comments (Comments)

Paging network to be shut down in New Zealand
Posted on 31-Jul-2015 19:00Tags News, Mobile

After several years of review Spark New Zealand has announced its decision to decommission the legacy paging network on 31 March 2017. Comments (Comments)

CESG Certified Professional scheme extended to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US
Posted on 30-Jul-2015 09:53Tags News, Security

APMG International is working with CESG, the Information Security arm of GCHQ, to deliver its cyber security competency scheme for Information Assurance (IA) professionals outside of the UK for the first time. Comments (Comments)

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