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Fronde Achieves Salesforce Platinum Partner Status
Posted on 13-Mar-2015 11:05Tags News, SaaS

Following a successful seven year period as Salesforce Partner, Australasian technology company Fronde achieves platinum partner status. Comments (Comments)

2014 winners of the ANZ EMC Business Partner Program Awards announced
Posted on 12-Mar-2015 14:13Tags News, Computing

The awards recognise the achievements of the highest performing EMC partners from the last financial year and provide partners and customers with an opportunity to learn about developments in the industry and business and technology trends for 2015. Comments (Comments)

Latest cyber-espionage tactics: complexity and modularity versus functionality
Posted on 12-Mar-2015 10:03Tags News, Security

Nation-state sponsored cyber-espionage attacks are becoming more sophisticated, targeting carefully defined users with complex, modular tools, and keeping well under the radar of increasingly effective detection systems, Kaspersky Lab experts reveal. Comments (Comments)

IBM launches second cloud centre in Australia
Posted on 12-Mar-2015 10:01Tags News, SaaS

As part of IBM's $1.2 billion investment to expand its cloud services, the new facility joins Melbourne in meeting the growing customer demand for scalable cloud solutions with global reach in Australia. Comments (Comments)

University of Auckland team wins first place at Microsoft NZ Imagine Cup competition
Posted on 12-Mar-2015 09:57Tags News, Computing

An app designed by three University of Auckland students that connects people to work opportunities through social networks has won first place at the 2015 Microsoft New Zealand Imagine Cup competition. Comments (Comments)

Kiwi tech start-up SellShed to crowdfund expansion
Posted on 9-Mar-2015 10:40Tags News, Web media

A rapidly growing Kiwi tech startup aims to raise $500,000 through equity crowdfunding to continue to expand its social marketplace app, which is based on a geo-advertising business model. Comments (Comments)

Prizes won for apps to improve students' experience of Wellington
Posted on 9-Mar-2015 10:39Tags News, Web media

A team of three former and current Victoria University of Wellington students are $10,000 richer after taking out the top prize in a competition to create a mobile app that will enhance students' experience of the capital city. Comments (Comments)

New business accelerator to focus on product startups
Posted on 9-Mar-2015 10:36Tags News, Web media

In a first for New Zealand, the Wellington region will host a business acceleration programme designed to give startups with a physical product the opportunity to grow their companies faster through the combination of seed funding, intensive mentoring and focused business and product development. Comments (Comments)

Six months with iPhone 6, 6 Plus
Posted on 9-Mar-2015 10:12Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus landed in New Zealand six months ago. At the time I posted my first impressions. Here’s a more reflective review of what the phones are like to use. Both new iPhones are a success. The Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus dominated worldwide phone sales in late 2014. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone pioneers global maternity policy across 30 countries
Posted on 6-Mar-2015 22:48Tags News, Mobile

Vodafone to become one of the first organizations in the world to define a mandatory minimum maternity benefits standard. Comments (Comments)

Intergen shoot for ERP hat trick at Microsoft Partner Awards
Posted on 6-Mar-2015 18:15Tags News, SaaS

Having been named NZ Microsoft ERP Partner of the Year for the last two years, IT services firm Intergen is this year going for the hat trick. Comments (Comments)

The power of Twitter
Posted on 6-Mar-2015 15:00Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

From March 3, 2014: Decided I won’t update my Office 365 subscription until Microsoft updates Word:mac 2011 #negotiating-like-a-pro — Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) March 2, 2015 … March 6, 2014: Experience the new Office 2016 for Mac Preview today – powered by the cloud, optimized for Mac! More at http://t.co/whfcyypAbP #OfficeforMac — Office (@Office) March 5, 2015 […] Comments (Comments)

BlackBerry — the undead phone brand
Posted on 5-Mar-2015 20:22Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

You have to admire BlackBerry’s never-say-die pluck. This week the phone maker announced two new models and says to expect a total of four new BlackBerry phones this year. Comments (Comments)

MYOB grows its developer partner network
Posted on 4-Mar-2015 20:26Tags News, Computing

Accounting software provider MYOB has reached a new milestone with its API program, attracting more than 2000 API developer partners to the ecosystem in just two years. Comments (Comments)

Latest Unisys ClearPath software boosts Dorado systems
Posted on 4-Mar-2015 20:15Tags News, Computing

New release of OS 2200 operating environment enhances openness, security and maintainability of flagship line while expanding benefits of new fabric architecture. Comments (Comments)

Virtual Reality system Project Morpheus extends world of PlayStation4
Posted on 4-Mar-2015 17:57Tags News, Consumer Electronics

At the 2015 Game Developers Conference held in San Francisco, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. unveiled the new prototype of "Project Morpheus" (Morpheus) - a virtual reality (VR) system that takes the PlayStation4 (PS4) system to the next level of immersion and demonstrates the future of gaming. Comments (Comments)

Booking.com launches booking now in New Zealand
Posted on 4-Mar-2015 11:25Tags News, Mobile

Booking Now provides a completely personalised booking experience tailored to individual customer preferences and location. Comments (Comments)

Tackling data sovereignty
Posted on 4-Mar-2015 09:59Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

From a story I wrote for TechTarget’s Storage ANZ eZine: Storage is a popular and fast-growing cloud service in Australia, but it comes with its challenges, not least local laws and latency Download the February ANZ Storage Management e-zine. There is a form to fill in, but that’ll give you access to a lot more […] Comments (Comments)

Vodafone Spain and IBM working on Vodafone Connected City initiative
Posted on 4-Mar-2015 09:39Tags News, Computing

Vodafone announced a new initiative to provide intelligent services to cities, helping them ensure more effective management of city resources and address some of the most pressing needs faced by cities today. Comments (Comments)

Google tweaks Google+ mix as Photos, Streams break away
Posted on 4-Mar-2015 09:09Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Google will pull the Photos and Streams components from Google+ and set them up as two new products. What else? Comments (Comments)

How (and why) New Zealand bucks worldwide PC sales trend
Posted on 3-Mar-2015 15:01Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

New Zealand PC sales surged in 2014. IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker unit reports sales grew almost 16 percent during the year. That total zoomed past IDC’s already bullish forecast. New Zealanders snapped up 774,400 units in 2014. We purchased 218,000 units in the fourth quarter alone. Comments (Comments)

Netflix will begin streaming in Australia and New Zealand on 24 March
Posted on 3-Mar-2015 13:39Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Starting today, consumers in Australia and New Zealand can find the latest updates on Netflix content and social happenings via the company's local Twitter and Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr accounts. Comments (Comments)

Sony delivers new mid-range smartphones with Xperia M4 Aqua
Posted on 3-Mar-2015 10:25Tags News, Android

Sony Mobile is changing its mid-range device strategy with the introduction of Xperia M4 Aqua - a smartphone bringing Sony’s leadership in camera, design, battery and performance to an accessible price point. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft introduces Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL smartphones
Posted on 2-Mar-2015 23:25Tags News, Windows Phone

New devices are upgradeable to Windows 10, come in dual SIM versions and offer full Office experience with Office 365 subscription included. Comments (Comments)

SOTI MobiControl 12.1 integrates Android for Work, Samsung KNOX 2.4 and Advanced iOS enrollment
Posted on 2-Mar-2015 23:20Tags News, Security

SOTI Inc. has announced the general availability of SOTI MobiControl 12.1. This new version represents the first same-day enterprise mobility management solution of devices using Android for Work. Also included in this release is support for Samsung KNOX, as well as a streamlined deployment of iOS devices. Comments (Comments)


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