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Microsoft partners with The Icehouse to offer SMB technology scholarships
Posted on 10-Sep-2015 20:17Tags News, Computing

40+ technology scholarships available to existing Microsoft SME customers. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone New Zealand adds Arbor Cloud in proactive defence against DDoS extortion
Posted on 10-Sep-2015 20:07Tags News, Security

Vodafone New Zealand has added Arbor Cloud to its suite of security services, providing multi-layered protection for its infrastructure and that of its Enterprise customers against DDoS attacks.
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Harmoney celebrates 1st Birthday and achieves $100m lending milestone
Posted on 10-Sep-2015 01:00Tags News, Web media

Peer to peer marketplace Harmoney celebrates a successful first year as New Zealand's only operating P2P lender, achieving unprecedented growth, creating jobs in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji and preparing to launch in Australia. Comments (Comments)

ASB introduces a cashless moneybox
Posted on 9-Sep-2015 20:10Tags News, Consumer Electronics

ASB's iconic Kashin moneybox has been given a digital makeover with the launch of a cashless interactive moneybox, designed to get Kiwi kids excited about earning and saving pocket money and to understand the value of money as we move towards a cashless society. Comments (Comments)

ICONZ-Webvisions changes name to ICONZ
Posted on 9-Sep-2015 20:03Tags News, Broadband

The company is going back to the ICONZ branding, effective from September 1st, 2015. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand company TruScreen gets approval to sell cervical screening device in Mexico
Posted on 9-Sep-2015 11:45Tags News, Computing

Under this certification the company's proprietary TruScreen cervical cancer screening device may be sold to government hospitals and public entities and be marketed and promoted to the general public in Mexico. Comments (Comments)

New Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 features to help turn data into intelligent action
Posted on 9-Sep-2015 09:21Tags News, Computing

new enhancements are designed to increase productivity for organizations by providing a simple and seamless experience across their Dynamics CRM application and their productivity applications like email, Excel, OneDrive for Business for easier task management, an enhanced mobile experience for the worker on the go, and enriched data and analytics. Comments (Comments)

Plunket steps into the cloud with new Health Record app
Posted on 9-Sep-2015 09:17Tags News, SaaS

New electronic Plunket Health Record (ePHR) app roll-out a "transformative moment" for Plunket, underpinned by modern, mobile Microsoft technology. Comments (Comments)

HP, Dell join Microsoft's Surface enterprise push
Posted on 9-Sep-2015 09:04Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

HP and Dell are the first partners to work with Microsoft to sell Surface Pro tablets to enterprise accounts. More partners will follow as Microsoft embarks on a programme to push Windows 10 and Surface devices to large companies. It is a surprisingly creative move by both Dell and HP. In Dellís case it shows [Ö] Comments (Comments)

Serko Mobile now keeps tabs on your bags
Posted on 8-Sep-2015 11:12Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New feature allows users of Serko Mobile to track their luggage. Comments (Comments)

Zomato launches white label platform for restaurants
Posted on 7-Sep-2015 10:20Tags News, SaaS

Key feature is the ability for restaurants to launch custom-branded native mobile apps to help them connect with and engage their customers, and operate at internet scale. Comments (Comments)

Virtual reality in a cereal box
Posted on 6-Sep-2015 11:59Tags News, Web media

Kellog's has packed a virtual reality (VR) experience in to its Nutri-Grain 500g size box, linking it to a smartphone app. Comments (Comments)

BlackBerry to acquire Good Technology
Posted on 5-Sep-2015 08:11Tags News, Security

BlackBerry Limited has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Good Technology for $425 million in cash. Comments (Comments)

Android hardware makers stare into profitless abyss
Posted on 4-Sep-2015 19:29Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Almost no-one makes money selling Android phones. It makes you wonder why hardware companies persist when thereís little prospect of a return. Numbers tell the story. IDC Research says three out of every four smartphones shipped in 2014 used Googleís Android software. 1 That sounds like success. It isnít. Android phone makers taken as a […] Comments (Comments)

Work out to music with new TomTom Spark GPS fitness watch
Posted on 4-Sep-2015 10:43Tags News, GPS

TomTom has annouced the TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch with integrated music player, making it easier for fitness enthusiasts to boost their training. Comments (Comments)

XONZ to bring latest games lineup to Auckland
Posted on 4-Sep-2015 10:40Tags News, Gaming

Xbox New Zealand is giving games fans an exclusive chance to play the greatest Xbox line-up ever at XONZ, a dedicated Xbox event on Saturday 26 September in Auckland. Comments (Comments)

Samsung announced Gear S2 smartwatch
Posted on 4-Sep-2015 10:36Tags News, Android

The Samsung Gear S2 comes in a versatile, circular design with an intuitive, custom UX and advanced features that enable users to enhance, personalize and bring more fun to their mobile experience. Comments (Comments)

Wynyard wins contract with Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Posted on 4-Sep-2015 01:00Tags News, Security

Wynyard Group has won a new contract with The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) to provide Wynyard risk management software. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand PC sales buck global trend
Posted on 3-Sep-2015 19:05Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

IDC Research reports New Zealand sales fell 2.7 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year. This dip contrasts with plummeting sales in some overseas markets. IDC senior market analyst Arunachalam Muthiah says 188,000 PCs were shipped1 in the first quarter of 2015. The number is the same as the previous […] Comments (Comments)

Moving to Windows 10: Laplink works with Microsoft to offer file migration app
Posted on 3-Sep-2015 09:53Tags News, Computing

PCmover has been selected by Microsoft Corp. as its recommended migration solution for Windows users, with a free download of PCmover Express for personal use available now. Comments (Comments)

Intel introduces 6th Generation Intel Core processors
Posted on 3-Sep-2015 09:18Tags News, Computing

New Intel Core processors are optimised to run Windows 10 with extended battery life and improved performance, ideal for mobile computing. Comments (Comments)

How Microsoft stumbled with touch-enabled Windows, then recovered
Posted on 31-Aug-2015 07:56Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Two years ago Microsoft was staring down the barrel of disaster. Today it looks stronger than it has in a decade. In April 2013 IDC research reported second quarter PC sales were 14 percent lower than the year earlier. The firmís analysts had previously forecasted falling sales. They got that much right, but their earlier […] Comments (Comments)

IBM Extends Open Cloud initiatives
Posted on 27-Aug-2015 10:44Tags News, SaaS

Customers can now deploy and manage their applications on OpenStack-based private clouds from IBM Cloud data centers worldwide. Comments (Comments)

Vista Entertainment Solutions to enter Japanese market
Posted on 27-Aug-2015 10:41Tags News, Web media

New Zealand company Vista Entertainment Solutions (VES) has signed a distribution agreement with VINX Corporation to enable the sale and distribution of VES software to the Japanese cinema marketplace for the first time. Comments (Comments)

Government launches Green Paper to explore digital convergence
Posted on 27-Aug-2015 10:35Tags News, Web media

Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today launched a Green Paper and work programme outlining the Government's response to the challenges and opportunities of a converged world. Comments (Comments)

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