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NZHIT, Orion Health and Ryman Healthcare affirm benefits of Microsoft Cloud services for NZ
Posted on 8-Jul-2016 19:10Tags News, SaaS

Announcement by Microsoft New Zealand, confirms that Microsoft's core cloud services Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online, have met the Ministry's requirements for storage of personal health information. Comments (Comments)

Software company Focus receives approval for grant by Callaghan Innovation.
Posted on 8-Jul-2016 19:07Tags News, SaaS

Over the course of 2016, Focus has been working alongside Callaghan Innovation to gain approval for a project grant that will enable them to further develop their software product, TimeTrak, potentially opening up new international markets. Comments (Comments)

FUJIFILM announces new mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM X-T2
Posted on 8-Jul-2016 19:02Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The X-T2 offers outstanding image quality with FUJIFILM's colour reproduction, advanced AutoFocus functions and 4K high definition video. Comments (Comments)

Samsung printers get Maori language pack
Posted on 8-Jul-2016 18:59Tags News, Computing

Samsung has developed a language pack enabling Maori to be used on commercial printers, the first of which will roll out in Te Wananga o Aotearoa Comments (Comments)

IntegraPay and ezyCollect make it easier for business to collect money with Xero
Posted on 8-Jul-2016 18:55Tags News, SaaS

Collecting money with Xero is now faster and easier than ever with a new partnership between two Australian software companies, IntegraPay and ezyCollect. Comments (Comments)

Semi Permanent Auckland 2016 announces panel and speaker line up
Posted on 8-Jul-2016 18:53Tags News, Social media

The countdown is on to the annual gathering which brings together industry powerhouses and creative heavyweights from some of the world's most talked about businesses. Comments (Comments)

If your message matters don’t use Facebook
Posted on 8-Jul-2016 18:27Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

If you need to contact someone in a hurry, don’t use Facebook or any other social media unless you know for sure the person is used to getting messages that way. Facebook is huge. It has 1.6 billion users. Facebook and its assorted apps account for about 30 percent of all US internet use. Given […] Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Herald digital edition — a newspaper without paper
Posted on 8-Jul-2016 12:49Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

The New Zealand Herald sent an email today inviting readers to subscribe to a NZ$25 a month digital edition. This is a good idea. A digital edition is an exact electronic copy of the print edition. The paper is available online at 6am each day. It is separate from the website version of the paper at […] Comments (Comments)

Putting Chorus shoddy work complaints in perspective
Posted on 7-Jul-2016 13:02Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

New Zealand’s media was quick to report stories about poor Ultrafast Broadband installation work this week. Stuff went first on Monday with Problems linger with Chorus ultra-fast broadband rollout. Not to be outdone, Tuesday’s The New Zealand Herald reported: Fibre-optic cables for ultra-fast broadband have been installed across fences and through gardens in some Auckland […] Comments (Comments)

Goodbye BlackBerry qwerty keyboard phone
Posted on 7-Jul-2016 11:30Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

At the New York Times Ian Austin writes: …struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry made a sharp detour from its history on Tuesday when it announced it was discontinuing the last phone to have the traditional version of the company’s iconic physical keyboard and trackpad. BlackBerry keyboard phones were essential business tools back when most other so-called smartphones […] Comments (Comments)

Xero releases Content Pack for Microsoft Power BI
Posted on 7-Jul-2016 09:53Tags News, SaaS

The Xero content pack will deliver Xero's 700,000+ users access to analyse their own small business data, based on twenty-five pre-built tiles that surface insights so small businesses and their advisors can make smart, data-driven decisions in minutes. Comments (Comments)

Epson launches new series of 3LCD projectors with a laser-light source
Posted on 6-Jul-2016 20:26Tags News, DVB and HD

The projectors, which include the EB-L25000U the world's first-ever 25,000-lumen 3LCD projector, are also the first to include inorganic 3LCD panels with a laser light source and an inorganic phosphor wheel. Comments (Comments)

Girls go for ICT experience in the capital
Posted on 6-Jul-2016 20:22Tags News, Computing

The event, organised by the New Zealand Technology Industry Association and hosted by WelTec has seen Wellington companies rush to offer opportunities to girls participating in the day. Comments (Comments)

Ricoh New Zealand partners with 2degrees
Posted on 6-Jul-2016 20:21Tags News, Mobile

2degrees selected as supplier for Ricoh's managed IT services. Comments (Comments)

Windows 10 laptops still better than tablets
Posted on 6-Jul-2016 15:59Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

In hindsight most users agree Windows 8 was a stinker. Many thought so at the time. Windows 8’s reception so traumatised Microsoft the company drew a clear line under the operating system. To emphasise this, Windows skipped a version moving direct from 8 to 10. One reason desktop and laptop owners didn’t warm to Windows […] Comments (Comments)

Operating system upgrade dilemma
Posted on 5-Jul-2016 12:40Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Many users were unhappy about the way Microsoft pushed the recent Windows 10 upgrade. Not all Mac owners were overjoyed about moving to OSX 10 El Capitan. Operating systems change all the time. Do we all need to move in lockstep to the latest versions? You may have good reasons not to want to jump. […] Comments (Comments)

New Zealand curriculum to include digital technology
Posted on 5-Jul-2016 10:38Tags News, Computing

Digital technology is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today at the NZTech Advance Education Technology Summit in Auckland. Comments (Comments)

New BigPipe app allows users to optimise Internet connection
Posted on 4-Jul-2016 12:50Tags News, Broadband

New Zealand ISP Bigpipe has created an app that gives users a never-before-seen level of control over their internet connections with the ability for users to prioritise their internet connections for different usage. Comments (Comments)

Inviga tech-based care services set to revolutionise healthcare in New Zealand
Posted on 4-Jul-2016 12:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Joint venture between The Selwyn Foundation and Feros Care set to offer new service delivery model for community-based care. Comments (Comments)

Norton Wi-Fi Privacy review
Posted on 4-Jul-2016 08:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Symantec wants you to know public Wi-Fi is risky — see below. This is not news. But the company says it has your back with an app to keep you safe. Norton WiFi Privacy comes in versions for Android and iOS. Both are free downloads. You get a one week trial at no charge. After that, it’s […] Comments (Comments)

Your 5-step IT security parachute — NZ Business
Posted on 2-Jul-2016 14:13Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett went to five IT security experts to determine the five easiest, most affordable, steps you can take right now to secure your business. Online criminals can attack from anywhere in the world and at any time. New Zealand is in their sights. Like all criminals, they look for easy targets – which means […] Comments (Comments)

Intergen receives Supreme and Cyber Gold Awards at Wellington Gold Awards
Posted on 1-Jul-2016 13:28Tags News, SaaS

The company received the Supreme Award from Prime Minister John Key during the gala evening celebrations in Wellington, attended by over a thousand people. Comments (Comments)

“Still early days” at AWS
Posted on 1-Jul-2016 11:35Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Amazon Web Services has made huge progress in a short time. The business is only ten years old. And yet It doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus[1]. At least AWS dominates the narrow worlds of enterprise IT and cloud computing. Dominate is an understatement. AWS created cloud computing and remade today’s enterprise IT […] Comments (Comments)

New Sony Xperia smartphones in New Zealand
Posted on 1-Jul-2016 11:11Tags News, Android

Sony Mobile Communications has announced the New Zealand pricing and availability details for its new Xperia X Series smartphones, consisting of the Xperia XA, Xperia X and Xperia X Performance. Comments (Comments)

Evernote changes: End of the line for some users
Posted on 30-Jun-2016 13:16Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

For a long time cloud-based note-taking app Evernote was a key part of many people’s work productivity. Somewhere along the way it lost the plot. It was no longer essential. Alternatives emerged which did the same or a similar job. Sometimes the new options did things better. Then Evernote stopped being any part of work productivity for many […] Comments (Comments)

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