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Windows 10 available as a free upgrade on 29th July
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 21:16Tags News, Computing

Users will be able to get Windows 10 for PCs and tablets by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer, or on new Windows 10 devices. People can now reserve their free upgrade if they choose. Comments (Comments)

SanDisk unveils its first external SSD models
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 21:12Tags News, Computing

SanDisk Corporation has entered the portable SSD market with a family of high-performance drives, including the SanDisk Extreme 900 Portable SSDs, the fastest line of Type C-based portable SSDs; and the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSDs, the company’s new pocket-sized, rugged drives. Comments (Comments)

SanDisk expand USB 3.0 flash drive lineup with new high capacity models
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 21:04Tags News, Computing

SanDisk Corporation has launched two new USB 3.0 flash drives – the 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive, the world’s smallest USB 3.0; and the 256GB SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive, SanDisk’s highest capacity USB flash drive to-date. Comments (Comments)

Increasing use of mobile data and video services to drive triple of IP traffic according to Cisco Visual Network Index
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 11:28Tags News, Computing

IP Video to represent 80 percent of global IP traffic by 2019 with more than two-thirds of global IP traffic originating from mobile connections and WiFi by 2019. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand consumers unaware of threats to their security through their mobile devices
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 11:24Tags News, Security

New research from Trend Micro reveals people aren't always aware of the security concerns around browser settings, social media, Wi-Fi hotspots and free software. Comments (Comments)

Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment announce Ice Age Avalanche for smartphones and tablets
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 11:23Tags News, Gaming

New Zealand-based game publisher Gameloft and Fox Digital Entertainment have released Ice Age Avalanche, an innovative game featuring the sub-zero heroes from the Ice Age motion picture franchise in a new adventure. Comments (Comments)

Compass Communications pioneers EcoCooling in New Zealand
Posted on 1-Jun-2015 11:14Tags News, Computing

EcoCooling is up to 90% more efficient than traditional air conditioning systems, reducing power consumption and delivering a more environmentally friendly facility. It does that using nothing but air and water and has no moving parts. Comments (Comments)

Veeam Announces New Veeam Availability Suite v9 and EMC VNX Snapshot Integration
Posted on 29-May-2015 20:18Tags News, Computing

Veeam delivers availability for the modern data center through integration with EMC VNX and VNXe Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays in the new Veeam Availability Suite v9. Comments (Comments)

Ideas flow in inaugural IdeaStarter competition
Posted on 29-May-2015 20:06Tags News, Web media

Almost 150 young, would-be Auckland entrepreneurs have taken the opportunity to test their business ideas by entering the inaugural IdeaStarter - a competition which backs young people to turn their energy and ideas into opportunities. Comments (Comments)

Spotify lands on Android Wear
Posted on 29-May-2015 20:02Tags News, Android

The application allows users to navigate through music selections or browse to discover something new. Comments (Comments)

Christchurch Red Bus drivers use virtual reality driving simulator for training
Posted on 29-May-2015 19:37Tags News, Computing

Red Bus drivers have been training on world-leading virtual reality technology to prepare them ahead of using the new Christchurch Bus Interchange. Comments (Comments)

MYOB strengthens payroll offering in NZ with acquisition of Ace Payroll
Posted on 28-May-2015 12:41Tags News, SaaS

Ace Payroll is the third New Zealand company to be acquired by MYOB in two years, and follows the integration of BankLink (acquired in 2013) and PayGlobal (acquired in 2014). Comments (Comments)

Fronde wins NetSuite APAC Solution Provider Partner of the Year Award
Posted on 28-May-2015 09:53Tags News, SaaS

Fronde has received its first NetSuite APAC Solution Provider Partner of the Year award, in recognition of its ten year expertise in delivering NetSuite's cloud-based business management solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Spark Digital launches fully integrated app marketplace for business
Posted on 27-May-2015 15:56Tags News, SaaS

The first fully integrated Software-as-a Service (SaaS) marketplace in New Zealand, Spark Digital Apps allows businesses to buy and manage a range of software from leading software providers, all using a single log-in and on one bill. Comments (Comments)

Why ratepayers should worry about Auckland Council ERP
Posted on 27-May-2015 15:09Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

At ZDNet Rob ONeill says SAP is the big winner from Auckland Councils IT spending. He writes: The report reveals the so-called Auckland Supercity, an amalgamation of eight former local councils into one, spent NZ$21.6 million with SAP in the nine months from 1 July 2014 through 31 March 2015 ONeill says the councils SAP […] Comments (Comments)

Samsung New Zealand Announces its first printer range powered by Android
Posted on 27-May-2015 15:00Tags News, Computing

New models are the marriage of tablets and printers: a game changing solution that is redefining the printing experience for business users. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft addresses NZ Government questions on cloud security
Posted on 27-May-2015 09:17Tags News, SaaS

Microsoft has this week become the first cloud service provider in New Zealand to publicly demonstrate how its cloud platform, Microsoft Azure, meets the requirements set out in the New Zealand Government CIO's 105 question due-diligence framework. Comments (Comments)

Capital Markets: Trans-Tasman balance is swinging our way
Posted on 25-May-2015 09:45Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

A story I wrote for the NZ Herald Capital Markets report: A strong economy is boosting interest in NZ assets, as ASB’s Henry Withers tells Bill Bennett. After a significant, extended boom riding the back of high commodity prices Australia’s economy has now slowed. Henry Withers, ASB general manager corporate banking, says that as a […] Comments (Comments)

Capital Markets: UBS: Our time to shine
Posted on 25-May-2015 09:32Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

From the NZ Herald May 14, 2015: New Zealand has all its ducks in a row, which has held global interest in our capital markets. International interest in New Zealand’s capital markets has stayed buoyant after a period dominated by three major Government energy floats and IPOs for the Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund and Trade Me. […] Comments (Comments)

NZ Tech Podcast 230: Security, Hi-Tech Awards, Lily Drone, Samsung wide screen
Posted on 24-May-2015 06:47Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

I’m back on the NZ Tech Podcast with hostPaul Spain(@paulspain) with guestsBryce Boland (@bryceboland)Asia Pacific CTO atFireEye. This week’s recording is a small departure from the usual format. We discuss insights into security attacks from both covert organisations and nation states including North Koreas 1000s of paid hackers. Elsewhere on the agenda was the […] Comments (Comments)

New FileMaker 14 Platform speeds business solution development for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web
Posted on 21-May-2015 09:53Tags News, Computing

The announcement coincides with the 30th anniversary of FileMaker software, the brainchild of a bootstrapped startup founded in Massachusetts by four entrepreneurs intent on creating easy-to-use database software. Comments (Comments)

With new ClearPath Dorado systems Unisys completes family's transition to Intel-Based fabric architecture
Posted on 21-May-2015 09:45Tags News, Computing

Surpassing the performance of previous high-end models, new Dorado 8300 Series features an advanced fabric computing environment that enables clients to build a software-defined data centre. Comments (Comments)

Not-for-profit Presbyterian Support Central moves to cloud with Fronde and AWS
Posted on 19-May-2015 15:35Tags News, SaaS

Not-for-profit Presbyterian Support Central (PSC) is embarking on a cloud technology journey as way to improve productivity, reduce costs and drive innovation. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone offers pathways to future technology stars
Posted on 19-May-2015 15:34Tags News, Computing

Nineteen year old Auckland man, Faleola Faingataa, opted for the path less taken when he chose an apprenticeship at Vodafone over his university education. Only 18 months into his apprenticeship, Fale is working as a release and deployment manager and has won the telecommunications industry award for Apprentice of the Year Comments (Comments)

iTICKET marks 10 years of growth with move to the Microsoft Azure cloud
Posted on 19-May-2015 15:32Tags News, SaaS

One of New Zealand's leading home-grown ticketing agencies, iTICKET, is readying itself for an ambitious new phase of growth following the full migration of its operations to Microsoft's regional Azure datacentres in Australia. Comments (Comments)


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