The latest in entrepreneurial technology news for Kiwis
Student app Niesh gets $1m funding windfall
“We’re a data driven company, and we’re using what we know to benefit students and the companies giving them rewards, discounts, and jobs,” explains co-founder Jae Yoo.
NZ-grown fitness app draws on augmented reality
“I started working on creating an AR app over a year ago starting with just fitness. But as we moved on, it made sense to add in special features."
Retail-tech firm Insite AI signs deal with Chemist Warehouse
The firm is also raising $2 million in pre-seed funding.
Five secrets – Workday’s 2019 winning formulas
We thoroughly investigate why business software vendor Workday believes 2019 will be their best year yet.
Rewired: Meet the teams in Xero's new coworking space
The tenants include business analysis firm Futrli, payment platform GoCardless and UK digital bank Revolut.
Hootsuite's new social media integrations for LinkedIn
Companies with a HootSuite and LinkedIn presence will have more ways to maximise social media impact.
Sponsorship: The key to better leadership programmes?
While there are plenty of leadership programmes available for women, those programmes don’t generally work on their own.
NZ's online merchants can now offer Google Pay
With Google Pay, customers will be able to speed through checkout with just a few clicks."
Quantum computing: The double-edged sword for cybersecurity
Quantum computing is quickly moving from science fiction to reality.
Xero sets firm sights on UK market at Xerocon London
The fruits from Xero’s recent spate of acquisitions and partnerships have been proudly on display this week.
MYOB signs up 205,000 subscribers in 12 months
MYOB claims that it is now the fastest growing cloud accounting business across Australia and New Zealand, after taking on 205,000 new subscriptions in just 12 months.
Why the adoption of SAP is growing among SMEs
Small and medium scale enterprises are emerging as lucrative end users for SAP.
A roadmap to AI project success
Five keys preparation tasks, and eight implementation elements to keep in mind when developing and implementing an AI service.
GCSB's CORTEX project scoops iSANZ Award
“I believe this award is particularly significant as it is acknowledgement from our peers in the information security industry and from across the private sector."
NZ firms lack cybersecurity confidence, HP survey says
Out of 434 of New Zealand’s small and large businesses, only half (50%) feel confident that they would be able to cope if they experienced a significant cybersecurity breach.
The quid pro quo in the IoT age
Consumer consciousness around data privacy, security and stewardship has increased tenfold in recent years, forcing businesses to make customer privacy a business imperative.
Kiwis losing $24.7mil to scam calls every year
The losses are almost five times higher compared to the same period last year, from reported losses alone.
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.
How Adobe aims to deliver marketing automation to Kiwi enterprises
“Qrious will enable enterprise customers to get the most out of Adobe Experience Cloud and provide valuable on-the-ground expertise."
Whitepaper: The best way to get insights relevant to your business
A Design Sprint offers a framework for making progress and decisions when you have a new customer proposition.
Samsung joins a global league of AI experts
“As a member of the PAI, Samsung will strive to facilitate the ongoing progress of artificial intelligence.”
NZ survey inspires 9 'growth hacks' for tech firms
"The idea is to give Kiwi technology companies useful information for planning their sales and marketing strategies."
Nitro partners with Dropbox for greater integration
Nitro integration with Dropbox Extensions will expand PDF productivity capabilities for users directly within Dropbox.
Gartner’s top 10 IoT tech trends
“CIOs who master innovative IoT trends have the opportunity to lead digital innovation in their business.”
Industry's first Wi-Fi 6 access point for SMBs coming in 2019
EnGenius Technologies will soon launch the industry’s first Wi-Fi 6 2x2 access point, bringing next-generation WI-Fi into the hands of SMBs.
Why mobile web could be a secret weapon for strategy
On mobile, a poor user experience is exacerbated and design flaws are magnified.
MicroMaker3D's tiny 3D printing tech is 'game changing'
Imagine 3D printing things thinner and smaller than a human hair, and how they could be used in everything from sensors, electronics, wearables and meshes.
Whitepaper: How to build cloud policies your organisation can stand by
Done right, digital transformation can transform the way governments engage with citizens, make businesses more productive and help non-profits be more effective.
So you want to keep tech talent in your business
So you want to keep your tech talent, but you’re not sure what they need to stay put – is salary the biggest factor?
How to build successful business partnerships
Not every business in your market needs to be a competitor.
Small Business Council sharpens focus on future disruption
“We’ve taken a bird’s-eye look at the current landscape and the issues small businesses are facing," says Small Business Council chair Tenby Powell.
14 milestones Workday has achieved in 2018
We look into the key achievements of business software vendor Workday this year
Whitepaper: Layering security protection for ransomware defense
As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve in complexity, so too does the pressure to have a thorough, well-thought-out, and automated system.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
Three ways to improve mental health support in the workplace
“Instead of scrambling into action after a crisis, employers need to be more proactive in supporting employees."
Four major business risks you should watch out for
"It’s essential for businesses to monitor human behaviour, and apply and enforce policies consistently. The alternative is to lose large amounts of unrecoverable money as a result of people’s actions."
Workday – who are they and what do they do?
We quickly summarise everything you need to know about the up and coming business software leader.
Ransomware: What to do if your business is hit
Ransomware has evolved to be more sophisticated, crafty and targeted and remains a threat to businesses of all sizes.
Cutting 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.
Interview: Mobile Mentor CEO shares mobility strategies
“We recognise that mobile speed is ultrafast! We’re not really focused on the competition, but we look to do two things really well."
"Is this for real?" The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.
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.
Kiwis concerned about being scammed – survey
This unease is warranted given the growing sophistication of scammers and their activities, and numbers of attempted fraud.
Hands-on review: TablePlus database management app for Mac
TablePlus is a new desktop application developed with the goal to make database management easier, faster, and more efficient.
Working smarter not harder key to building stronger business
So you want to build a stronger business. It’s one of the goals that everyone in your workplace should strive for.
Commercial drones will only take off if safety is paramount
New Zealand’s commercial drone services could be ready within the next two years, but only if enough research is done to make certain that the public is safe.
Using SOLIDWORKS CAD to take an idea from prototype to product
Sound pioneer Nura had an ambitious concept to deliver when it raised almost two million dollars via crowdsourcing and then over five million dollars through a seed round.
Government still stuck in the past? Not on GovTech's watch
What exactly is GovTech and what’s been happening in our capital city?
Workday customers start deployments to AWS infrastructure
Business software vendor Workday has turned it's previously announced AWS partnership into a reality.
Whitepaper: How much is your company’s data really worth?
The most valuable companies in the world are so valued because of the data those companies control.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?
What does a risk-free cloud migration look like?
When it comes time to move your business into the cloud, you have be sure you are doing it right - but how will you know what that means?
NZ has a bright future in fintech
“We are seeing a real openness to open banking and a number of the banks have 20 or 30 collaborative Fintech projects on the go.”
Xero weighs in on Fraud Awareness Week
Unfortunately the Xero Security team is all too aware of fraud. We see it affecting our customers and community as an almost daily event.
How Kiwi businesses can embrace a mobile workforce
As an early adopter of Amazon Web Services, Suncorp uses the public cloud to manage many applications and services central to its business.
NZ being targeted for cyber attacks – study
The survey polled more than 230 IT decision makers in businesses with 20 or more employees across New Zealand.
Royole's FlexPai: So bendable phablets are a reality now
A US-based firm called Royole is delivering on that age-old problem of not being able to fold up your devices (who hasn't ever wished they could fold their phone up...)
With a mighty roar, Rocket Lab blasts off to space
Success! It definitely was business time for Rocket Lab yesterday as its Electron launch vehicle blasted off from the Māhia Peninsula yesterday (November 11).
Start 2019 with a bang with these four steps
While it’s easy to become absorbed by the day-to-day running of the business, an SMB’s success depends on the ability to step back.
Tatau scoops four international awards in a few short weeks
‘Tatau’ is the word on many international tech investors’ lips – and all because of a unique approach to blockchain and AI.
Mastercard opens Global Tech Hub in Sydney
"Enterprises, SMEs or startups are now able to bypass legacy approaches and develop innovation at an accelerated pace."
The growth accelerator SMBs are ignoring
SMBs would rather spend time on the business than on tedious admin work, so you need solutions that are convenient, simple to understand and use, and are supplied by professionals you can trust.
Hands-on review: The iPhone Xs
The iPhone Xs is a win that brought numerous new and exciting features to the market.
$10m in the pot: What's next for PredictHQ?
In just four short years, PredictHQ has gone global and raised $10 million in a Series A funding round.
Kordia launches Women in Tech scholarship at the University of Waikato
The scholarship is established to acknowledge and support up-and-coming female talent and future technology leaders.
Facebook launches mentorship feature
Some Facebook Groups will people to connect with mentors and mentees based on specific topics of interest.
Increase visibility and productivity with fleet tracking software
Know what’s going on in the field so you can dispatch more efficiently, improve customer service and reduce time spent calling drivers for updates.