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More thoughts on Skinny Broadband
Posted on 30-Jan-2016 08:48Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

If you don’t need fibre speeds or large amounts of data my review found Skinny Broadband is a good low cost alternative. While it’s possible to get speeds of 40 Mbps, I could only get 25 Mbps at home. Coverage Readers ask how they can know in advance if they’ll get decent speeds. Skinny says […] Comments (Comments)

Modern technology is not expensive
Posted on 28-Jan-2016 18:22Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

A thought… Although modern digital technology sometimes feels expensive, by historic standards it is anything but. When I began writing about computers in the 1980s a business microcomputer cost close to the annual average take home salary. In the 1990s most workers would need to toil for months to buy a basic PC. According to […] Comments (Comments)

Compass Communications to buy Ultracom's UFB business
Posted on 28-Jan-2016 12:46Tags News, Broadband

New Zealand owned and operated Compass Communications Limited has reached a conditional offer to acquire the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) business of Ultracom, which provides telecommunications services to customers in the Northland region, using the Northpower Fibre network. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand's most remote students connected to the world
Posted on 28-Jan-2016 12:42Tags News, Broadband

New Zealand's 49 most remote schools are all now connected to faster broadband just in time for the start of Term One, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. Comments (Comments)

Surface Book now available through retail in New Zealand
Posted on 28-Jan-2016 12:41Tags News, Computing

Microsoft Corp. announced today the retail availability of Surface Book throughout New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Future of personal computing: Where Chromebook fits
Posted on 28-Jan-2016 07:24Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

After reading I have seen the future of personal computing Darrin Lim asks: @billbennettnz Thrust of your piece is about cloud yet you don't mention Chromebooks. Any reason why? — Darrin Lim (@darrinlim) January 27, 2016 Lim is right: Personal computing’s future is cloudy. The trend is towards something we once called thin clients. I call them: thinner clients. I […] Comments (Comments)

I have seen the future of personal computing: It isn’t a Windows laptop
Posted on 27-Jan-2016 15:14Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Microsoft understands where personal computing is heading. So does Apple. Only a handful of today’s computers matter1. None are Windows laptops. None are desktops. They are: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book Apple iPad Pro Apple 2015 MacBook Everything else is legacy computing, a clever clone of one of the above or specialist kit […] Comments (Comments)

Unisys to provide baggage handling reconciliation system to New Zealand operations
Posted on 27-Jan-2016 10:43Tags News, SaaS

A group of 16 airlines chooses Unisys to secure and validate baggage for international flights departing New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Orion Health boosts offering to UK's largest health board
Posted on 26-Jan-2016 21:00Tags News, SaaS

The publicly funded NHS GGC is one of the largest scale users of Orion Health technology with over 25,000 users. Comments (Comments)

Orion Health secures major French contracts
Posted on 26-Jan-2016 20:57Tags News, SaaS

Orion Health is contributing to the transformation of the French healthcare sector as it embarks on two major projects in France, the company announced today. Comments (Comments)

Dimension data to provide partner managed cloud for SAP Hybris Commerce
Posted on 26-Jan-2016 20:53Tags News, SaaS

Global ICT solutions and services provider Dimension Data has announced an agreement with SAP to offer partner managed cloud for the SAP Hybris Commerce solution in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. Comments (Comments)

New Plymouth set to Go Faster with UFB
Posted on 26-Jan-2016 20:50Tags News, Broadband

The next generation of online game designers will get free, hands-on experience next month as part of an event to showcase Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) in action. Comments (Comments)

Trans-Pacific submarine cable phoney war
Posted on 25-Jan-2016 15:40Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

A new company plans to build a transpacific submarine cable. By now I have the hang of how this works: First, there’s a big announcement complete with a list of features showing the planned cable differs from the Southern Cross Cable Network. There is also an argument explaining why the new cable is essential. Beautiful […] Comments (Comments)

BrydgeAir iPad keyboard review
Posted on 24-Jan-2016 13:44Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Brydge has a keyboard for anyone who bought an iPad Air or Air 2 but meant to buy a MacBook Air. The BrydgeAir keyboard is a sturdy aluminium frame that clips to the iPad Air. When closed it forms a tough laptop-like shell. When open you can use the hinge at any angle, just like […] Comments (Comments)

A month with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Posted on 21-Jan-2016 12:32Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

There are plenty of good options if you can afford a premium work computer. For most the best choices are something with MacBook in the name, an iPad Pro or a Surface Pro 41. All are light, robust, portable and have long battery life. They have beautiful build quality. They all look and feel attractive. […] Comments (Comments)

Dell Networking introduces Operating System 10 (OS10)
Posted on 21-Jan-2016 11:22Tags News, Computing

The next-generation networking software is designed to introduce new levels of software flexibility and programmability in large-scale data center environments. Comments (Comments)

Cisco annual security report reveals decline in defender confidence
Posted on 21-Jan-2016 11:19Tags News, Security

Businesses make strides in advancing security posture in the face of persistent attacks
that take advantage of aging infrastructure and data leaks through browser extensions. Comments (Comments)

Unisys to deliver enterprise security on the AWS cloud
Posted on 21-Jan-2016 11:16Tags News, Security

Unisys Stealth technology delivers micro-segmentation on the Amazon Web Services Cloud for improved security, simplified management, lower costs and faster results. Comments (Comments)

Polycom RealPresence Clariti is a new collaboration infrastructure software with cloud burst
Posted on 21-Jan-2016 11:13Tags News, VoIP

The remote and mobile workforce, coupled with its expectations for seamless connectivity and collaboration, is placing greater demand on organisational networks to operate efficiently on-premises, in hybrid deployments, and in the cloud. Comments (Comments)

Volvo owners will be able to control car with voice via Microsoft Band 2
Posted on 21-Jan-2016 11:09Tags News, Consumer Electronics

1980s TV cult classic Knight Rider captured the hearts and minds of a generation - The Hoff and his talking Trans Am KITT using futuristic technology to solve crime all with the flick of a wrist. Comments (Comments)

New Zealanders get more digital
Posted on 19-Jan-2016 22:57Tags News, Mobile

Latest research from global performance management company, Nielsen, has found that 3.1 million New Zealanders spend the equivalent of two workings days online each week. Comments (Comments)

TechnologyOne releases next generation Software as a Service offering
Posted on 19-Jan-2016 22:54Tags News, SaaS

Enterprise software provider TechnologyOne has released the fifth generation of its TechnologyOne Cloud, 5.0, introducing the start of its mass production Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. Comments (Comments)

Southern Cross shareholders start work on future international cable roadmap
Posted on 19-Jan-2016 21:05Tags News, Broadband

Spark New Zealand and Optus, the two largest shareholders in the Southern Cross Cable Network, said today they will jointly begin industry discussions about future international cable connectivity across the South Pacific. Comments (Comments)

Skinny Broadband undermines copper tax
Posted on 18-Jan-2016 11:54Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Skinny Broadband is a solid, affordable low-end alternative to a copper or fibre internet connection. It suits many customers’ needs. It is competitively priced. Even after the $200 upfront payment for a suitable fixed wireless modem, Skinny Broadband is New Zealand’s cheapest mainstream broadband plan. We’ve been conditioned to think wireless data is expensive. So […] Comments (Comments)

Skinny Broadband: Low-cost wireless alternative
Posted on 18-Jan-2016 11:14Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Skinny Broadband is cost effective alternative to a copper or fibre internet connection. It is a fixed wireless broadband service piggybacking off the Spark 4G mobile data network. Sometimes this approach is known as BoLTE: broadband over LTE. You get the same basic data service as a Spark mobile phone user on the 4G network, […] Comments (Comments)


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