Farmers looking for data to help change bad habitsIt is no secret that agriculture is a massive cause of environmental issues in NZ. Farmers say they are willing to change, if they get the right data.
Gartner: A/NZ IT spending growth will surpass worldwide
2019 IT spending is expected to grow 2.2% in New Zealand, and 3% in Australia, far exceeding the 1.1% global average.
Six Easter eggs built into the Google search engine
Here’s a roundup of some of the best Easter eggs from Google Search even the sharpest among us may not have discovered yet.
Safety solutions startup wins ‘radical generosity’ funding
Guardian Angel Security was one of five New Zealand businesses selected by 500 women (SheEO Activators) who contributed $1100 each.
Hands-on review: The ruggedly tough CAT S61 smartphone
The driveway beckoned me, so I dropped the phone several times. Back in the study, close examination has failed to reveal a single scratch.
How printing solutions can help save the planet
Y Soft has identified five key ways organisations can become more economical and reduce their environmental impact.
Is NZ’s tech industry starting to mature?
Technology is New Zealand’s fastest growing and third biggest industry.
How Kiwibank aims to enable greater digital inclusion
"Online tools can offer a more convenient and cheaper customer experience, but there can be barriers to usage."
Scammers targeting more countries in sextortion scam - ESET
The attacker in the email claims they have hacked the intended victim's device, and have recorded the person while watching pornographic content.
Inland Revenue to shut down services later this week
“There’s never an ideal time to shut down the tax system but we’re confident the changes will make any inconvenience worthwhile.”
NZ managers prefer intuition to big data, Massey study finds
Many senior managers in New Zealand businesses have an inherent distrust of big data, opting instead to rely on their own intuition.
Amazon tools empower SMBs for sales success
Amazon invests billions of dollars each year on infrastructure, tools and services designed for the SMB market, helping them to reach new customers and sell new products online.
FaceMe designs 'digital human' for Southern Cross Health Society
Southern Cross Health Society is the latest New Zealand organisation to adopt FaceMe’s lifelike digital humans, but that human is yet to have a name or an identity.
Google Cloud releases range of retail solutions
The solutions aim to capture the growing trend of cloud in retail, offering solutions for eCommerce, inventory management, and more.
The critical role of technology in NZ’s future
"The choices we make now will shape New Zealand’s future.”
9 Spokes and Microsoft NZ announce co-sell partnership
The agreement will see 9 Spokes listed on the Microsoft AppSource Marketplace, providing a channel to grow its platform base of small business users.
Whitepaper: What will losing your data cost you?
Do you know how much your data is worth, more importantly, what it will cost if it is lost?Download
Ramco aims to drive payroll modernisation across A/NZ
“In the current year, we witnessed some large enterprises from Australia and New Zealand choosing our platform for payroll."
Insider threats & breach reports: Why security needs more investment
Insider threats (those that come from within your organisation) are a serious concern - here's why.Download
Five ways to strengthen email security - Barracuda
Organisations need a defence posture that is able to detect and prevent attacks before they cause harm.
Worldpay makes next moves for A/NZ expansion
Two Australian offices in Sydney and Melbourne and New Zealand card payment processing licencing announced
Okta launches $50mil fund to fuel identity solutions startups
The fund will seek out startups that are aligned with Okta's vision of enabling any organisation to use any technology.
Sphere Identity launches self-sovereign identity platform
“Customer dropoff, revenue loss, data harvesting, and security breaches have become characteristic of this digital age, for both businesses and consumers.”
Millions of Facebook user records exposed in latest data leak
UpGuard reported that each of the data sets was stored in its own Amazon S3 bucket configured to allow public download of files.
New software for drone footage mapping and analysis
DJI Terra allows drone pilots to quickly generate 2D maps and 3D model reconstructions, plus analyse data and generate insights with analysis tools.
Aura Infosec discovers major Mozilla Firefox vulnerability
Alex Nikolova made the discovery while conducting a research project on the same-origin policy of various web browsers.
McDonald's invests in Kiwi mobile app vendor Plexure
''This is a tremendous vote of confidence from our largest customer,” comments Plexure chief executive officer Craig Herbison.
Epson FF-680W: The world's fastest WiFi photo scanner
“There was clearly a need for an ultra-fast and easy scanning solution that enabled people to digitise hard copy photos often stored in albums or boxes.”Download
Co-working's rise in NZ due for a shake-up in 2019
As the modern workforce becomes increasingly mobile, the trend of co-working has continued to gain momentum.
Migrating to SAP HANA? Take the easy leap with SUSE
By 2025, SAP will discontinue support for Business Suite. Now is the time to move to SAP HANA with ease.Learn More
Identity assurance - a refreshed approach to authentication
Today’s organisations should refresh their approach to authentication from a one-time event to continuous monitoring of users and what they are accessing. In broad terms, this is called identity assurance.Download
How Central Innovation prototyped the game-changing Nura earphones
The premise of their product was a set of headphones – the Nuraphone – able to measure hearing sensitivities across the frequency spectrum and personalise the output for each individual.Download
SIEM can improve security or make it worse – here’s how to get it right
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.Download
Hands-on review: ASUS Mini PC PB60G
With their versatility, and the option to deploy higher or differently specified models as required, they provide enough uniformity and enough variance to solve a lot of logistical headaches.
HP adds smarts to new range of printers for SMBs
The new OfficeJet Pro series aims to help streamline small and medium businesses’ admin to free up owner/operator time.
Study: Is it possible to detect breaches as they happen
Breaches often happen when businesses least expect them, causing slow reaction times and possibly catastrophic loss.Download
Oracle’s Bronto marketing platform gets updates
Software tools updated to empower marketers in an increasingly competitive environment.
Domain Name Commission seeks feedback on how it manages .nz domains
"This is a chance to have your say on how the Commission can best serve the sellers, buyers and service providers in the .nz domain name industry," DNC states.
Digitally transform or fall behind - 3 key points to remember
In this report Unisys details three key areas focus on when implementing a successful digital transformation as with every opportunity comes risk.Download
Why many insurance tech companies want to improve CX
New technology is helping to create improved products, according to a new Kiwi report.
How platforms enable business owners to do what they love
At the end of the day everything you do should be about bringing it back to your true mission, which is following your passion. This is why people fail - it becomes too hard, it’s not worth it, and they could make more money doing spreadsheets or on a support desk.
Interview: Uber's CISO reveals lessons learned from breaches
Uber’s chief information security officer John ‘Four’ Flynn has a career history that many technologists could only dream of.
Fuji Xerox NZ unveils two new feature-packed printer series
This month Fuji Xerox New Zealand announced two new series additions to its portfolio of monochrome printers ideal for the modern office.
$33 million lost to scams & fraud: Netsafe says NZ isn't doing enough to stop it
" This is an issue that isn’t going away. More needs to be done or we will continue to see large numbers of New Zealanders suffering financial and psychological harm,” says Netsafe CEO Martin Cocker.
Spark's Simon Moutter resigns; insider Jolie Hodson to take charge
"I haven’t made any decisions about what I’ll do after I finish at Spark, other than committing the first couple of months to spending some quality time with my family.”
Former VMob CFO Mark Talbot pleads guilty to insider trading
VMob, which now operates as mobile engagement software firm Plexure after a name change in 2016. Talbot was virtual CFO of the company from 2011 to 2014.
DNS attackers love legacy systems - but how much damage can they inflict?
DNS infrastructure is vulnerable in terms of its security, availability, and integrity. An attacker just has to exploit the Domain Name System (DNS) on legacy systems and they get free reign.Download
Product review: LogRhythm CloudAI a revolutionary tool
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.Download
Callaghan Innovation: 'Unicorns' create $34b for New Zealand
New Zealand ‘unicorns’ behind some of New Zealand’s most successful innovation businesses like Rocket Lab, Xero, and LanzaTech have helped to create more than $34 billion in value to the country.
AWS programme to boost EdTech innovation
AWS EdStart provides promotional credits, customised training, marketing opportunities, mentorship, and technical support to EdTech startups.
Spark New Zealand announces Grant McBeath as new customer director
“It’s fantastic to have a high-quality internal candidate in Grant, who can step into the role of customer director."
How ERP is transforming the pool and spa services industry
We follow the world's largest swimming pool and spa services company and their ERP adoption.
Bartercard helping Kiwi startups and small businesses thrive
Here's a breakdown of what Bartercard actually is and how it provides invaluable opportunities for businesses privy of its network.
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange arrested in London
There’s little doubt that it’s a day of reckoning for WikiLeaks cofounder Julian Assange today, after his seven-year long protection inside London’s Ecquador Embassy came to an abrupt end.
IBM to roll out P-TECH training programme in NZ schools
“At IBM we’re acutely aware of the urgent need for technical skills and P-TECH is very much in line with the needs of New Zealand employers."
Gartner: Augmented retail shopping a reality by next year
Augmented reality and virtual reality will rely on 5G to change the customer experience inside and outside retail stores.
How Chorus aims to create a fair supply chain
“Chorus, Visionstream and UCG needed to step up what we are doing in order to identify and mitigate the risk of breaches in employment law."
From 'fake' cloud to Netsuite: The Harcourts story
We take a quick look at the fascinating ERP journey of real estate agent giant Harcourts.
Shareholders vote 'yes' to Trade Me sale
In a vote cast yesterday, 66.08% of the 396,973,029 shares voted. Of those, 99.29% were in favour of the acquisition. 0.71% voted against.
Callaghan Innovation grants Auckland SaaS firm $5m windfall
"We envisage that the enhancements we can make to the product will help us grow sales in both the United States and UK, enabling us to expand our teams in each country."
Yahoo proposes US$117.5m breach settlement - but will it be enough?
Judge Lucy Koh must decide if Yahoo's previous dodgy settlement tactics are forgiven in this latest proposal.
GCSB outlines cyber resilience tips for NZ businesses
Governance, investment, readiness, and supply chain: The four key areas for good practice in cybersecurity, according to the GCSB.
New benchmarking service launched by NetSuite
We look at the new Brainyard serviced announced by business software vendor NetSuite.