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Dimension Data sells Express Data distribution business
Posted on 12-Feb-2014 08:04Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Dimension Data plans to sell its Express Data distribution business to Dicker Data, an ASX-listed hardware distributor. This includes Express Data and the Express Online operation. Comments (Comments)

International Telematics and Gen-i join forces in M2M partnership
Posted on 11-Feb-2014 19:33Tags News, Mobile

International Telematics Limited (ITL) and Telecom New Zealand's ICT services division Gen-i have signed a "machine-to-machine" (M2M) partnership deal that will see the ITL utilise Telecom's mobile network for its fleet management solutions for some of the country’s biggest transportation operators. Comments (Comments)

MYOB announces product changes
Posted on 11-Feb-2014 19:28Tags News, SaaS

MYOB has announced plans that will solidify its position in a rapidly evolving market and make life even easier for its clients and partners. These include a new product line-up, product extensions and changes to its product naming. Comments (Comments)

MYOB aims to rekindle flame with cloud, price
Posted on 11-Feb-2014 12:50Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Australian-based accounting software firm MYOB aims to win back ground lost to Xero with an emphasis on its cloud credentials and by sharpening its pencil. Comments (Comments)

RealMe gathers momentum as BNZ signs in
Posted on 10-Feb-2014 14:34Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

New Zealand Post’s RealMe moves a step closer to becoming a national identity service by snaring its first big bank: BNZ. From later this month BNZ customers with RealMe accounts can open accounts without having to visit a bank branch with physical identity documents. Comments (Comments)

Grumpy Chorus investors warm to Commerce Commission UBA move
Posted on 10-Feb-2014 08:03Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

On Friday after the Commerce Commission outlined the proposed process for pricing Chorus’ unbundled bitstream access (UBA) – the wholesale broadband service the company sells to retail service providers. Comments (Comments)

AnimfxNZ announces latest keynote speakers
Posted on 7-Feb-2014 11:46Tags News, Computing

What do an Oscar winning writer, a digital publishing extraordinaire, a Chinese Zombie expert, and a personal friend of Lara Croft's have in common? They have all been confirmed as speakers at this year's AnimfxNZ. Comments (Comments)

Pay by Bitcoin at 2Talk
Posted on 7-Feb-2014 11:36Tags News, VoIP

2Talk is the first telecommunications company in New Zealand to accept payment by Bitcoin. Comments (Comments)

Wellington start-up Appcessible brings smartphone apps to blind people
Posted on 7-Feb-2014 09:55Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Jonathan Mosen’s Wellington-based start-up Appcessible helps mobile phone developers tweak their apps to make them useable for blind people. Mosen says the business is unusual in the software testing game because it doesn’t use automation. Comments (Comments)

Sony announces plans to sell PC and TV businesses
Posted on 6-Feb-2014 20:29Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Sony is anticipating headcount reduction of approximately 5,000 (1,500 in Japan, 3,500 overseas) by the end of March 2014. Comments (Comments)

Software piracy in Dunedin: Nothing to see, move along
Posted on 6-Feb-2014 09:02Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Microsoft reports its investigators came up empty when searching for software piracy in Dunedin. Clayton Noble, the company’s Australian-based legal counsel, says that was a first for New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

NZ lags global shift from fixed to mobile phone
Posted on 6-Feb-2014 08:29Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

According to the 2013 census, an increasing number of New Zealanders have switched from fixed-line phones to mobile for everyday communications. In 2013 85.5 percent of households had a landline telephone. That’s down from 92 percent in 2006. Comments (Comments)

Westpac’s premature Google Glass app
Posted on 5-Feb-2014 08:42Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Officially no-one in New Zealand should have a Google Glass device. The wearable computer isn’t on sale here and enthusiasts who want to buy one ahead of it being available find themselves bumping against barriers. Comments (Comments)

Contact centres moving to the cloud
Posted on 5-Feb-2014 07:35Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Companies are moving away from the old school battery hen style contact centres towards cloud-based operations says Frost & Sullivan ANZ head of research for ICT practice Audrey William. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft announces new CEO Satya Nadella
Posted on 5-Feb-2014 07:22Tags News, Computing

Bill Gates steps up to new role as Technology Advisor; John Thompson assumes role as Chairman of Board of Directors. Comments (Comments)

Telecom adds gigawifi to hotspot network
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 14:30Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Telecom NZ is about to push the accelerator on its nationwide network of wi-fi hotspots. Later this year it will add 1 Gbps sites in high traffic locations to the 800 hotspot network based on public telephone boxes. Comments (Comments)

Windows 8.1 app gives AccountRight Live clients an on-the-go look into their books
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:44Tags News, SaaS

Developed by accounting software provider MYOB in partnership with Microsoft, the app's touch-friendly design enables fast read-only access to key financial information on Windows 8.1 devices. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Olympians Get Smart with Samsung Technology
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:41Tags News, Consumer Electronics

"Smart Beanie Project" and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphones capture athletes' journey so Kiwis can experience Olympic moments first-hand. Comments (Comments)

Westpac eyes up Google Glass & iBeacon
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:40Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Westpac will this month trial their Cash Tank app on Google Glass and introduce Apple's iBeacon technology in its branches, the first bank in New Zealand to utilise the new frontier technology. Comments (Comments)

Flip grows to 10,000 customers
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:38Tags News, Broadband

Broadband provider, Flip, has amassed more than 10,000 customers in just over a year. Comments (Comments)

Cloud computing performance boost for Kordia customers
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 13:32Tags News, SaaS

Kordia New Zealand today announced the availability of the AWS Direct Connect service, addressing growing demand for cloud computing facilities and hosted business applications for their New Zealand customers. Comments (Comments)

Can cloud computing revive IT dinosaurs?
Posted on 4-Feb-2014 08:23Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

What do IBM, Dell, HP, Oracle and SAP have in common? All are mature technology companies – the youngest is Dell formed in 1984 – and they all banking on cloud computing getting them out of the doldrums. There are a few things wrong with that idea. Comments (Comments)

Lenovo wants to own hardware market
Posted on 3-Feb-2014 09:24Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

IBM may be exiting the hardware business. Dell and HP would like to  move their focus from shifting boxes to selling software and services. Lenovo on the other hand is steadily building up a head of steam to dominate computer hardware. Comments (Comments)

OneNote improves for web users
Posted on 3-Feb-2014 07:54Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Microsoft’s OneNote is great for note-taking, storing and organising snippets of information. There are great apps for smartphones and a Windows-only that comes as part of Microsoft Office. OneNote gets a little harder for those of us who use a non-Windows laptop but not much, there’s a decent Office web application. Comments (Comments)

Motorola Moto G: best option low-cost smartphone by miles
Posted on 31-Jan-2014 08:42Tags News, Digitl, by Bill Bennett

Motorola’s Moto G smartphone may have a low, low price, but there’s nothing cheap or nasty about this device. Put simply, you won’t find a better phone at anything like its $300 asking price. In fact, it’s nicer than many devices selling for twice as much. Comments (Comments)

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