The latest in entrepreneurial technology news for Kiwis
New Zealanders love digital banking - what it means for ecommerce
New Zealand consumers love online banking because of its speed and convenience, but they’re also worried about sharing too much personal data.
Address for success: why addresses hold the DNA of data
The benefits of understanding addresses extend beyond revenue: correctly ‘addressing’ individuals help organisations to build long-term customer relationships.
Google marks 20th anniversary with glimpse of what's ahead
This Friday marks Google’s 20th anniversary – and to celebrate the company has taken a trip down memory lane - as well as a trip into the future of Search.
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Whitepaper: How to explain why IT security needs more budget
Do you want to convince your higher-ups that IT and security need more budget?
A step-by-step guide to starting the security discussion with your executives
Your organisation has “jewels” in your servers and critical endpoints: Data.
Infographic: Why an outdated unified comms solution hurts your business
Seventy-one percent of IT professionals say their organisations use multiple communication or collaboration solutions unnecessarily.
The features that should be front and centre when evaluating SIEMs
According to Frost & Sullivan, SIEM can either be an enabler or a retardant and there's a thin line between the two - here's the key attributes.
Review: Cut through the noise with AI-driven threat analytics
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
Micro-credentials could be answer to NZ's cybersecurity skills shortage
micro-credentials have been successful worldwide thanks to partnerships between tertiary institutions and industry.
Ten new ways for everyone to achieve more in the modern workplace
Microsoft is introducing new capabilities in Microsoft 365 that make it possible for every person to do their best work.
New open data initiative from Microsoft, Adobe & SAP
The three tech titans have made a major announcement reflecting their view of data inter-operability in the future.
Spark's new IoT network offers 'huge potential' for Kiwi businesses
Spark’s second Internet of Things (IoT) network has now officially launched in New Zealand’s main centres, with a wider rollout coming in the coming months.
Lack of financial support for Māori entrepreneurs leaves businesses struggling
Māori entrepreneurs are being held back from financial success due to issues with accessing finance, managing debt and wealth, and tax compliance.
Ditch the focus on digital transformation and foster the digital workplace, says expert
It may be time to put that old term ‘digital transformation’ to rest and replace it with something that better explains what businesses are actually trying to achieve.
Young Enterprise & BP launch STEM scholarship for students
Young Enterprise and BP are two companies behind the encouragement and has now launched a new scholarship programme for year 12 and 13 students who take STEM subjects.
Adobe's purchase of Marketo becomes talking point for marketing cloud integration
Adobe is handing over US$4.75 billion (NZ$7.1 billion) to acquire B2B marketing cloud firm Marketo
Wellington adtech firm Postr goes global
A Wellington adtech startup has managed to snag contracts with three international telecommunications firms – and it’s all down to an innovative take on how consumers unlock their phones.
Cyber threat spotlight: Kiwis report more, lose less in Q2
CERT NZ’s April-June 2018 Quarterly Report suggests that cyber threats – and the amount of people who are reporting them – are once again on the rise, and fewer people are losing money.
Study finds social media for businesses is more than just marketing
Social media is not an afterthought for businesses that know how to use it – in fact, it can bring benefits including community engagement, client support, and market insights.
Pitney Bowes adds geography-specific data to commerce marketplace
Global ecommerce solutions provider Pitney Bowes is venturing farther into the world of data licensing, as it now offers more than 1500 geography-specific data sets for purchase.
The good and bad of Office 365 security
Let’s start with the positives. Office 365 adoption, and going cloud in general, is good for security.
Alibaba Cloud & SDL to help firms grow digital business across Asia
Alibaba Cloud and content management provider SDL are now working together to help global brands launch and grow their digital businesses across the Asia and China markets.
Businesses failing to grasp customer experience know-how
More than one third of customers are not impressed with their customer experience, while 83% say they’ve had at least one issue when interacting with a company.
Domain Name Commission wins lawsuit against US intelligence firm DomainTools
"The ruling temporarily puts to an end DomainTools’ bulk harvesting of .nz domain holders’ personal information and selling that data for a profit."
Inland Revenue seminars to help businesses understand payday filing
To help New Zealand business owners understand the changes coming to how they file employees’ payday information, Inland Revenue is conducting more than 300 seminars around the country.
Hands-on review: QNAP's nine-bay NAS drive for high performance and increased capacity
The TVS-951X puts many exciting features in the hands of small businesses for a price point that’s hard to beat.
Chatham Islands get new IoT network
When world-leading IoT networks come to mind, you might not necessarily think of the Chatham Islands as having one of them.
Seven strategies for doing business in a post-digital world
You’ve done the digital transformation project. Now what? Many organisations are shifting their mode of operation.
Finding and maximising existing networks to drive business forward
With 97% of businesses in New Zealand being small businesses, SMBs need to leverage this existing network of potential clients and business partners.
The right marketplace can offer lucrative ways to attract new customers
Marketplace can help you to provide a stronger, more efficient service for your customers. And happy customers equal repeat customers.
NZTech chief: Don't wait for the government, let's find NZ's CTO ourselves
Why do we need a government-appointed chief technology anyway? Those sentiments have been echoing around New Zealand’s tech community after the scandal and failed recruitment of marketing techrepreneur Derek Handley.
Interview: CA Technologies explores the state of digital trust in APJ
A recent survey by CA Technologies found that 40% of APJ executives have sold customer data, although many cybersecurity pros aren’t actually aware that this happened. How is this possible?
Transform responsibly - CompTIA’s top 10 tech trends
From IoT to AI, these innovations have the greatest potential to make near-term impacts on business, but CompTIA warns to approach them with care.
WatchGuard launches multi-factor authentication solution aimed at SMBs
WatchGuard’s AuthPoint solution is a cloud service that can be deployed and managed from any location without the need for expensive hardware components.
Uni students' cashflow solution scoops MYOB IT Challenge award
Four students from the University of Auckland scooped the top award at MYOB’s IT Challenge finals for their simple and intuitive cashflow calendar designed for small- and medium-sized businesses.
Entry deadline extended for the 2018 iSANZ Awards
New Zealand’s talented security businesses and individuals now have extra time up their sleeves to enter this year’s iSANZ awards.