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Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics CRM to be delivered from Australian datacentres
Posted on 9-Dec-2014 07:43Tags News, SaaS

Kiwi businesses are set to benefit from Microsoft Corp's plans, announced today, to deliver Microsoft's cloud productivity suite, Office 365 - and business application - Dynamics CRM Online - from Australian data centres by the end of March, 2015. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone and NZ Police open Mobility Innovation Lab
Posted on 8-Dec-2014 20:31Tags News, 4G

Vodafone New Zealand, with the support of the NZ Police, have today opened the Mobility Innovation Lab and Experience Centre in Wellington. Comments (Comments)

Kordia first Australasian telco to go live on Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute service
Posted on 8-Dec-2014 14:06Tags News, SaaS

Auckland-based telecommunications provider Kordia says it is the first Australasian telco to connect with, and provide, a private access service to Microsoft's Azure platform via ExpressRoute. Comments (Comments)

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Selects Unisys to Modernise New Zealand's Tenancy Bond System
Posted on 5-Dec-2014 13:36Tags News, Computing

New fully integrated system will give greater choice of payment methods, allow easy review of tenancy bond histories, and interface with property management software. Comments (Comments)

PlayStation 4 fastest selling video games console of the decade in New Zealand
Posted on 5-Dec-2014 00:01Tags News, Gaming

This achievement comes in advance of PlayStation celebrating its 20th anniversary in the New Zealand market in 2015. Comments (Comments)

MSA programme helping address New Zealand shortage of skilled IT professionals
Posted on 4-Dec-2014 21:41Tags News, Computing

Microsoft Student Accelerator programme gets into gear for summer; tertiary IT students rev up for 10 weeks of on-the-job training at leading Kiwi companies. Comments (Comments)

Linus Torvalds to answer Q&A during LCA 2015 Auckland
Posted on 4-Dec-2014 20:40Tags News, Open Source

Linux Project Coordinator Linus Torvalds to return to LCA (linux.conf.au) conference to participate in Q&A session after 12 years. Comments (Comments)

Talking telco pricing dilemma on TV3 Firstline
Posted on 3-Dec-2014 16:35Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Here I am talking with Michael Wilson on TV3 Firstline about what the Commerce Commission draft ruling on copper access prices mean for consumers and telcos. Either ISPs and their shareholders will lose money when selling broadband services or prices will go up. In the short term the intense competition might mean the industry takes most […] Comments (Comments)

HP unveils EliteBook Folio 1020, thinnest and lightest business-class notebooks
Posted on 2-Dec-2014 18:43Tags News, Notebooks

The HP EliteBook 1020 and the HP EliteBook 1020 Special Edition (SE) are ultra-thin at 15. 7 mm, and the SE takes advantage of HP's exclusive blend of magnesium-lithium alloy and reusable carbon fibre to achieve a weight of only one kg. Comments (Comments)

Commerce Commission decision on copper causes Spark to start price review
Posted on 2-Dec-2014 18:38Tags News, Broadband

Spark New Zealand said today it was undertaking an urgent review of all broadband and fixed voice customer pricing following the announcement by the Commerce Commission of proposed new wholesale rates that Chorus charges retail service providers, including Spark. Comments (Comments)

Canon NZ: Aiming for world’s worst practice media relations
Posted on 2-Dec-2014 15:09Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Congratulations Canon New Zealand. Your company has set a new low for appalling public relations. It appears you have tried to do everything possible to stop me from writing about one of your products. A press release arrived about Canon Maxify printers. They look like they would be interesting for readers of my monthly NZ Business […] Comments (Comments)

Chorus copper price ruling
Posted on 2-Dec-2014 12:05Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

If telecommunications network wholesaler Chorus was an English Premier League football club, today’s Commerce Commission revised copper access price ruling would be a nil-all draw. As every football fan knows, grinding out a nil-all draw away from home against a formidable opponent can feel almost as good as a win. It’s the kind of result […] Comments (Comments)

APE brings the World Closer to New Zealand with CloudFlare
Posted on 1-Dec-2014 20:28Tags News, Broadband

CloudFlare has partnered with the Auckland Peering Exchange (APE). Comments (Comments)

Microsoft disrupted
Posted on 1-Dec-2014 16:05Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Apple's iPhone wrong-footed the entire tech sector. Microsoft had further to fall than other tech companies. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Police rolls out Cisco Unified Communications
Posted on 1-Dec-2014 11:21Tags News, VoIP

Dimension Data worked to deploy more than 7,500 phones configured to help free up resources and integrate multiple channels. Comments (Comments)

Spark Digital to drive InterCity Wi-Fi rollout
Posted on 1-Dec-2014 11:20Tags News, Wi-Fi

Bus service InterCity has selected Spark Digital as its partner to launch Wi-Fi across the entire fleet. Comments (Comments)

Kiwi software development community excited about Microsoft taking .NET open source
Posted on 28-Nov-2014 22:23Tags News, Computing

.NET server stack to be open source and cross-platform, plus new free Visual Studio offering and preview of next release developer tools for mobile and cloud-first app development. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand First Lego League Championships to happen in Auckland
Posted on 28-Nov-2014 13:31Tags News, Computing

On 29 of November ACG Strathallan Karaka will host the 6th Annual FIRST LEGO League New Zealand Championship. Comments (Comments)

Bitdefender 'The Box' to protect Internet of Things at home
Posted on 26-Nov-2014 11:40Tags News, Security

Bitdefender has stepped into the future of online protection with the launch of The Box offering seamless online 'Protection from Everything'. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Jobs Expo landing in Australia to try and bring some talents to the country
Posted on 26-Nov-2014 11:33Tags News, Computing

Economic development agency Grow Wellington and the Institute of IT Professionals are heading to Sydney's New Zealand Jobs Expo to pitch Comments (Comments)

KuangChi Science to launch the 'Traveller' from New Zealand
Posted on 24-Nov-2014 20:58Tags News, Computing

KuangChi Science is collaborating with Airways New Zealand and Pengxin International to launch a "near space ship" called Traveller in New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Sophisticated cyber-espionage malware uncovered by Symantec
Posted on 24-Nov-2014 15:08Tags News, Security

Sophisticated cyber-espionage malware uncovered by Symantec Comments (Comments)

Huawei to replace existing Spark 3G network equipment with latest technology
Posted on 21-Nov-2014 20:24Tags News, 4G

Work is also commencing to use Huawei technology to upgrade Spark's 3G network nationwide, replacing the existing equipment with a cutting edge SRAN (Single Radio Access Network) platform. Comments (Comments)

Kia Ora Netflix
Posted on 19-Nov-2014 16:14Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Netflix will launch in New Zealand in March. The online video service say it will soon begin operation in New Zealand and Australia. Comments (Comments)

Southern Cross cable signs largest customers until 2030
Posted on 19-Nov-2014 13:46Tags News, Broadband

Southern Cross Cable's CEO, Anthony Briscoe has announced that the undersea cable connecting New Zealand to the rest of the world will be fully functional for at least another 15 years. Comments (Comments)


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