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GridAKL-Huawei partnership highlights shifting focus
Posted on 14-May-2015 16:20Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

There was a time when an ambitious New Zealand innovation project would have looked to the UK, US or Japan for an international partner. Now China is the first port of call. Yesterday Huawei Technologies signed a three-year, million dollar sponsorship making it the foundation partner for GridAKL. All such deals are symbolic. There are […] Comments (Comments)

Veeam Software challenges Symantec in favourable USPTO rulling
Posted on 14-May-2015 10:24Tags News, Computing

Veeam Software has announced a victory over Symantec, with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board issueing final written decisions on four more inter partes reviews in Veeam's favor. Comments (Comments)

Polycom transforms small workspaces into high-powered collaboration hubs
Posted on 14-May-2015 10:00Tags News, VoIP

Polycom RealPresence Group Convene video collaboration solution is right-sized for small workspaces from huddle rooms and personal workspaces to open office environments. Comments (Comments)

China Business: Alliance across the spectrum
Posted on 13-May-2015 18:46Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

From my work portfolio: When Chinese Premier Xi Jinping visited Auckland last November he joined New Zealand PM John Key to witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Huawei and Spark. The agreement will see the world’s largest telecommunications equipment company use its massive research and development resources to tailor mobile technologies for […] Comments (Comments)

Huawei becomes GridAKL foundation partner
Posted on 13-May-2015 15:43Tags News, Web media

Global networking and telecommunications company Huawei has become the foundation partner of Auckland's innovation hub GridAKL, in a $1 million sponsorship which is expected to help Auckland's most innovative ICT and digital companies make inroads into international markets. Comments (Comments)

Verizon to Acquire AOL
Posted on 13-May-2015 10:16Tags News, Web media

Verizon Communications Inc. has announced the signing of an agreement to purchase AOL Inc. for $50 per share -- an estimated total value of approximately $4.4 billion. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand Ministry of Health selects IBM cloud
Posted on 13-May-2015 08:15Tags News, SaaS

The New Zealand Ministry of Health has adopted IBM's government cloud service to meet its all-of-government requirements to operate an onshore Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model Comments (Comments)

Spark New Zealand sees increased broadband use with online streaming consumption
Posted on 12-May-2015 13:32Tags News, Broadband

New figures from Spark New Zealand have confirmed that New Zealanders are in the midst of a transformational change in how they use the internet. Comments (Comments)

Grants4Apps Accelerator Program 2015 looking for health tech innovations
Posted on 11-May-2015 15:03Tags News, Web media

Bayer New Zealand Ltd is inviting health technology start-up companies looking for support to bring their innovation to market to apply to the Grants4Apps Accelerator program. Comments (Comments)

Parliament TV to use new Kordia advanced video web streaming platform
Posted on 11-May-2015 14:35Tags News, Web media

Kordia NZ has announced the launch of a new video web streaming platform that simplifies delivery and improves the quality of live video feeds to the internet. Comments (Comments)

Making copper users pay for fibre build is like asking cyclists to pay for motorways
Posted on 10-May-2015 08:02Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Making copper users pay for fibre build is like asking cyclists to pay for motorways @stevebiddle — Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz) May 9, 2015 Filed under: Telecommunications Tagged: copper, fibre Comments (Comments)

Spark follows broadband money trail
Posted on 9-May-2015 13:29Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Sparkís pie chart tells the story: Half the money a customer pays for broadband goes to Chorus. Itís a simple way of sending a powerful message. And itís timely. The Commerce Commission will soon decide how much Chorus can charge to connect a line to the copper phone network. The price could rise and in [Ö] Comments (Comments)

Finalists named for 2015 CIO Awards
Posted on 8-May-2015 09:45Tags News, Web media

Conferenz and IDC have announced this year's finalists in the CIO Awards which recognise individuals and teams who have shown leadership, innovation and foresight in their contribution to ICT and business. Comments (Comments)

DDoS attacks threatens New Zealand organisations
Posted on 7-May-2015 13:19Tags News, Security

The New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) advises that an unknown international group has this week begun threatening New Zealand organisations with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Comments (Comments)

Spark Fibre Landline may solve old folk telephone woes
Posted on 6-May-2015 18:03Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

From today Spark fibre customers wanting a voice telephone service no longer need to buy a separate copper line as well as fibre. And people living in fibre-only places can now get the closest thing to an old-school telephone. Fibre Landline is Sparkís new voice-over-fibre product. It provides a dedicated path for voice traffic alongside […] Comments (Comments)

Tait Communications chosen to deploy one of the largest radio networks in North America
Posted on 5-May-2015 19:14Tags News, Mobile

The company has been selected by Alliant Energy Corporation, a leading Midwest U.S. energy company, to roll out a new digital mobile radio network (DMR Tier 3) - the largest of its kind to be deployed in North America. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft NZ employee appointed to Asia-Pacific leadership role
Posted on 5-May-2015 19:12Tags News, Computing

Marianne Ma tapped for Business Manager role reporting to Microsoft APAC President. Comments (Comments)

Energizer introduces high-performance battery made with recycled batteries
Posted on 5-May-2015 18:41Tags News, Consumer Electronics

EcoAdvanced is made with recycled batteries with four percent recycled content by total weight, up to 10% of a key active ingredient. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft NZ celebrates 20 years of TechEd with name change to Ignite NZ
Posted on 5-May-2015 13:46Tags News, Computing

Registrations are now open for New Zealand's biggest technology conference. Comments (Comments)

Samsung launches the ruggedised Galaxy Tab Active
Posted on 5-May-2015 10:56Tags News, Android

Partnerships with GeoOp and SAP offer a total solution for business on the move, enabling always-on connectivity, information-rich decision making and increased productivity. Comments (Comments)

Nanogirl named as Bright Sparks ambassador
Posted on 5-May-2015 10:55Tags News, Web media

New Bright Sparks ambassador Michelle Dickinson encourages girls to get involved in technology. Comments (Comments)

MacBook: One USB-C port is enough
Posted on 3-May-2015 10:38Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Critics point to a lack of ports in the 2015 Apple MacBook as a mistake. Itís no mistake. Apple configured the MacBook with a specific target market in mind. For those people a single port is not an issue. Sure, the lack of ports is a reason not to buy for many people. If you […] Comments (Comments)

NZ Tech Podcast 227: Apple Watch, MacBook, Microsoft Surface 3, Huawei TalkBand, Open Source Open Society
Posted on 2-May-2015 17:37Tags News, Bill Bennett, by Bill Bennett

Paul Spain acquires an Apple Watch in Los Angeles and spends time with the new MacBook, Microsoft Surface 3, Huawei TalkBand B2. Also: Open Source Open Society Conference, Xero results, Internet speeds and Netflix, Uber price increase. This NZ Tech Podcast hosted by†Paul Spain†(@paulspain) with guest Bill Bennett (@billbennettnz). Published by†Podcasts NZ. Get the podcast […] Comments (Comments)

ASB rural customers and staff to have special perks with ISP Wireless Nation
Posted on 1-May-2015 14:18Tags News, Broadband

Wireless Nation has just signed a contract with ASB to provide the Bank's rural customers and staff with additional free data on its Rural Broadband solutions, discounts on Voice over IP (VoIP) phone lines, and Zero-rated Data on its Satellite Broadband network. Comments (Comments)

MYOB ready for listing at $3.65 per share
Posted on 1-May-2015 14:15Tags News, SaaS

MYOB's shares will trade under the code MYO and are expected to commence trading on the Australian Securities Exchange on Monday, 4 May 2015 at midday Sydney time. Comments (Comments)

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