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Xero launches machine learning automation
Posted on 14-Mar-2017 19:26Tags News, Computing

Xero today announced an innovative machine learning automation system that is set to transform the accounting practices of small businesses and their partners, saving valuable time and money. Comments (Comments)

Why are New Zealand businesses behind in digital transformation
Posted on 12-Mar-2017 18:27Tags News, Computing

New Zealand business leaders are aware of the urgent need to transform digitally to address the changing business climate, however Microsoft's recent study found that this transformation for most organisations in New Zealand is still in its infancy. Comments (Comments)

Apple out-ships Microsoft in detachables category by narrow margin in 2016
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:28Tags News, Computing

Less than one thousand shipments separated the top two detachable vendors in 2016, according to IDC New Zealand's recently published 2016 fourth quarter Personal Computing Devices Tracker results. Comments (Comments)

Joint venture to drive artificial intelligence in legal services
Posted on 28-Feb-2017 20:24Tags News, Computing

Law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts today announced it has entered into a joint venture (JV) with Goat Ventures to explore, and capitalise on, the application of artificial intelligence (AI) for legal services. A market first in New Zealand, the JV is a NZ$2m co-investment at pre-seed stage. Comments (Comments)

Research indicates digital skills shortage in New Zealand
Posted on 20-Feb-2017 17:06Tags News, Computing

Half of Kiwis in the workforce admit they need to acquire more digital skills in order to guarantee their future employability. Comments (Comments)

New jobs initiative to bring global talents to Wellington
Posted on 20-Feb-2017 16:58Tags News, Computing

LookSee Wellington, a new global talent search initiative that aims to address the city's IT skills shortage and position the industry for further growth, is now accepting registrations from talented tech professionals from around the globe. Comments (Comments)

Intergen Wellington moves into Press Hall
Posted on 9-Feb-2017 09:05Tags News, Computing

Intergen, one of Wellington's first ICT companies, kicks off a new chapter in its 15-year growth, moving this week into the historic new Press Hall development, site of The Evening Post's original printing hall opened in 1923. Comments (Comments)

Government agencies welcome first 15 GovTech Talent graduates
Posted on 7-Feb-2017 18:48Tags News, Computing

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has welcomed the inaugural graduates participating in the GovTech Talent Graduate Programme, a cross-agency pilot to build Government's information, technology and digital talent pipeline. Comments (Comments)

Opportunity for New Zealanders to have their say on personal data use
Posted on 2-Feb-2017 19:39Tags News, Computing

Anyone can take part by using a new online tool that explores people's comfort levels in different data use situations. There will also be a nationwide series of workshops, involving hundreds of New Zealanders, taking place throughout February. Comments (Comments)

IBM: your computer can help scientists search for new childhood cancer treatments
Posted on 1-Feb-2017 08:11Tags News, Computing

Scientists are searching for chemical drug candidates that can affect the key molecules and proteins that control cancer cells in several common childhood cancers. However, finding drug candidates is normally an expensive and slow process. Comments (Comments)

Lexar introduces 512GB professional 3500x CFast 2.0 card
Posted on 31-Jan-2017 17:25Tags News, Computing

Lexar has doubled capacity for the Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 memory card, providing the capacity and speed thresholds needed for cinematographers, filmmakers, and content creators to capture the highest-quality 4K and ProRes video and RAW photos. Comments (Comments)

HP Omen X review
Posted on 24-Jan-2017 17:09Tags Reviews, Computing

It's been a long time (since my move from desktop to laptops, a few years back) that I could enjoy a desktop with almost instant startup, no waiting for Office programs to run and (very important) playing games with all settings switched to HIGH. Comments (Comments)

Inland Revenue prepares to roll out $25 million information knowledge management system
Posted on 19-Jan-2017 08:57Tags News, Computing

Inland Revenue has signed a deal with New Zealand company TEAM Asparona to provide the first stage of a new multi-million dollar information knowledge management system. Comments (Comments)

Synology introduces Xeon-based, 12-bay DiskStation DS3617xs NAS
Posted on 5-Dec-2016 18:22Tags News, Computing

Equipped with a quad-core Intel Xeon-D 2.2 GHz CPU that bursts up to 2.7 GHz, DS3617xs delivers stunning performance at over 2,358 MB/s sequential throughput reading and 406,760 IOPS reading under a RAID 5 configuration with 10GbE Link Aggregation enabled. Comments (Comments)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise demonstrates memory-driven computing architecture
Posted on 30-Nov-2016 00:59Tags News, Computing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has successfully demonstrated Memory-Driven Computing, a concept that puts memory, not processing, at the center of the computing platform to realize performance and efficiency gains not possible today. Comments (Comments)

Artificial Intelligence deal biggest yet for University of Auckland/UniServices
Posted on 23-Nov-2016 09:22Tags News, Computing

Intelligent computers that look, think and react like humans are the latest technology being developed at the University of Auckland to become a commercial venture. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft and Volpara improve breast imaging analytics
Posted on 23-Nov-2016 09:06Tags News, Computing

Volpara Health Technologies Limited and Microsoft Corp. have announced a new collaboration around breast imaging analytics that will help breast imaging centers analyse clinical, quality and business data to optimise productivity, quality assurance and patient care. Comments (Comments)

Oracle buys Dyn
Posted on 22-Nov-2016 15:58Tags News, Computing

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Dyn, a cloud-based Internet Performance and DNS provider that monitors, controls, and optimizes Internet applications and cloud services to deliver faster access, reduced page load times, and higher end-user satisfaction. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft steps further into open community by joining Linux Foundation
Posted on 18-Nov-2016 15:34Tags News, Computing

On Wednesday, during its annual Connect(); developer event, Microsoft Corp. unveiled a series of products and partnerships that strengthen the company's Azure cloud platform for building intelligent, cross-platform apps and services. Comments (Comments)

IBM launches experimental platform for embedding Watson into any device
Posted on 10-Nov-2016 20:24Tags News, Computing

The new platform allows developers to embed Watson functions into various end-user device form factors, offering a next generation architecture for building cognitive-enabled experiences. Comments (Comments)

HoloLens set to feature at Microsoft Ignite NZ 2016
Posted on 17-Oct-2016 19:48Tags News, Computing

Attendees to get sneak peek and chance for hands-on demo of Microsoft's new augmented reality device, following announcement of pre-order availability for New Zealand. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft announces global expansion for HoloLens
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 23:57Tags News, Computing

Microsoft HoloLens now available for preorder from the Microsoft Store in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, with devices starting to ship in late November. Comments (Comments)

Kiwibank FinTech accelerator partners with Simmonds Stewart
Posted on 13-Oct-2016 23:49Tags News, Computing

Creative HQ has confirmed the appointment of leading technology law firm Simmonds Stewart as the legal partner to the newly launched Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator. Comments (Comments)

Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN enhanced to support branch network simplification and expanded security
Posted on 12-Oct-2016 20:44Tags News, Computing

With NetScaler SD-WAN, Citrix offers enterprises a simple yet sophisticated solution to quickly and cost-effectively begin wide-scale deployments of SD-WAN, reduce network complexity and set up their branch to consume applications from the cloud in a seamless and more secure manner. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand organisations continue to experiment with IoT solutions as security and cost limits deployment
Posted on 7-Oct-2016 21:30Tags News, Computing

Initial results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) 2016 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey show that the market is pivoting away from proof of concept projects to scalable Internet of Things (IoT) deployments that are incorporating cloud, analytics, and security capabilities. Comments (Comments)


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