Hands-on review: The 2018 MacBook AirThe 2018 MacBook Air looks completely different from its predecessor. They managed to capture the essence of what made the Air special, and then they took all of that and made it more compact.
Only one in four Kiwis trust organisations to protect personal data
“Trust is absolutely critical for organisations to succeed in this digital world."
University of Auckland signs deal with Dropbox to drive collaborative research
"Dropbox meets our security needs while also providing our researchers with enhanced levels of governance and control over their data."
Why businesses should ban email attachments
"When people are working from an outdated version of a document, they can waste time, make errors, and potentially risk the success of the project they’re working on."
IRD issues more than $80 million of refunds in one week
The first two batches of automatic tax assessments have been successfully issued by Inland Revenue.
NZ Startup Bootcamp 2019: The winners
Agritech and scitech were the winners at this year’s New Zealand Startup Bootcamp, with two teams taking away $10,000 each for their innovative ideas.
Look before you leap: Making a name for yourself as a tech startup
For tech startups, the necessity of brand protection is too often thrown in the ‘too hard’ or ‘too expensive’ basket or simply overlooked.
GitHub launches fund to sponsor open source developers
In addition to GitHub Sponsors, GitHub is launching the GitHub Sponsors, GitHub will match all contributions up to $5,000 during a developer’s first year in GitHub Sponsors.
Blockchain: New Zealand needs to get up to speed
"The technology can traverse every business domain and can have far reaching impacts on society as we know it."
Are AI assistants teaching girls to be servants?
Have you ever interacted with a virtual assistant that has a female-based voice or look, and wondered whether there are implicitly harmful gender biases built into its code?
Google 'will do better' after G Suite passwords exposed since 2005
Fourteen years is a long time for sensitive information like usernames and passwords to be sitting ducks, unencrypted and at risk of theft and corruption.
Commission warns Spark for misleading in-contract customers
The warning follows an investigation into representations Spark made on its website and in emails in August and September 2018.
Qualtrics aims to help organisations master experience management
Experience Basecamp helps users master XM products, including CustomerXM, EmployeeXM and Research Core.
Cloud innovation driving NZ IT services market, says IDC
Managed services makes up the largest portion of total IT services revenue. However, the project-oriented market achieved the highest YoY growth.
Kiwi software company aims to improve global customer experience
Plexure has developed an intelligent technology platform that powers mobile marketing.
Infratil seeks clearance to acquire up to 50% stake in Vodafone NZ
The commission will give clearance to a proposed merger if they are satisfied that the merger is unlikely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition in a market.
You only get one chance to make a first impression
Regardless of where you come from one thing is for certain, businesses only get one chance to make a first impression.
Epson FF-680W: Powerful document reader meets high-speed photo scanning
The FF-680W scanner is the world's fastest personal photo scanner, scanning photos as fast as one photo per second at 300 dpi at up to 36 photos per batch.Download
What the future of fibre looks like in NZ
The Commerce Commission has released its emerging views paper on the rules, requirements and processes which will underpin the new regulatory regime for New Zealand’s fibre networks.
Facebook sues South Korean analytics firm Rankwave
Last week the company filed a lawsuit against South Korean data analytics Rankwave, whose apps used the Facebook platform.
This Feilding school has just won an international robotics award (again!)
“In typical Kiwi fashion, our students think laterally to solve challenges, build prototypes, test and retest until they have a working model. All on their own time and all with their own ideas."
Samsung left Bixby & SmartThings code wide open to the public
If you’re someone who likes to use apps and platforms with some level of confidence that they’re secure, you may want to take another look at how much you trust big brands like Samsung.
What IoT means for Kiwi businesses
“With a young ecosystem such as IoT, new products and services are developing quickly."
Deepfakes the 'next wave of concern' - but can law really stomp it out?
Enforcing the existing law will be difficult enough, and it is not clear that any new law would be able to do better. Overseas attempts to draft law for deepfakes have been seriously criticised.
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
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
Hands-on review: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Software
I came across a wee gem of advice when researching the world of data recovery. As soon as you get that sinking feeling and realise you’ve lost a file, stop using your computer.
Shutterstock opens up API to startups & SMBs
"The new self-serve API subscriptions are part of our ongoing commitment to optimise the developer experience and empower innovation with the Shutterstock platform."
HP drives 3D printing for the manufacturing industry
The new products and partnerships are designed to bring new levels of manufacturing predictability and quality to customers scaling to full production.
Why you could detect breaches as they happen
Breaches often happen when businesses least expect them, causing slow reaction times and possibly catastrophic loss.Download
Why losing customer data will cost you
Do you know how much your data is worth, more importantly, what it will cost if it is lost?Download
Hands-on review: Playing the long game with the The iPhone XR
The red XR is a rare case of having a phone that’s ‘too pretty to be covered’ - and it’s not hard to see why.
Why NZ businesses have less than two years to adopt digital before disruption hits
Research found that digital disruption is already impacting two-thirds of New Zealand organisations.
Govt & Canterbury Uni pour $7m into gaming research
The funding will be used to boost the University of Canterbury’s Applied Immersive Gaming Initiative, which will research and accelerate public use of immersing gaming applications.
Red Hat’s new role in enabling modern DevOps
The global open source vendors approach has come of age.
Datto expands A/NZ presence with Sydney office
This investment will enable Datto and its partners to continue to grow and address the IT needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the region.
Whitepaper: SIEM can make security practices worse – here’s how you avoid it
Security alerts will increase in both volume and diversity as enterprise networks and systems expand in parallel with a surging cybercrime community.Download
Google puts Huawei on the Android naughty list
Google has apparently suspended Huawei’s licence to use the full Android platform, according to media reports.
SOLD: Infratil & partner snap up Vodafone NZ
Brookfield Asset Management and Infratil will hand over NZ$3.4 billion to acquire Vodafone New Zealand.
Four NZ projects shortlisted in IDC's APAC Smart Cities Awards
The annual awards highlight and acknowledge outstanding smart city initiatives in the Asia Pacific region and this year attracted over 180 entries.
Infratil throws its hat into the buyer's market for Vodafone NZ
Vodafone has been through a turbulent time lately, after the threat of staff redundancies, constant fines from the Commerce Commission, and the addition of Vodafone CEO Jason Paris late last year.
Adobe & Software AG transform customer experience management
Adobe and Software AG have announced a partnership that will help businesses transform their customer experience management.
How digitisation delivers speed to Porsche service documents
With its Service Department drowning in paperwork, Giltrap Porsche looked to Fuji Xerox New Zealand and its DocuShare Flex cloud document management solution for digital answers.
What is a kilogram? Lower Hutt holds its own weight on a global scale
Forget the old ways of measuring a kilogram – quantum physics is going to be the driver of massive change in the way we look at some of the most common forms of measurements.
Hands-on review: Visme transforms you into a graphical presentation guru
In my teaching days I studied and taught the principles of design. I’m no expert, by any means, and experience has told me that just about every principle you learn is made to be bent or even broken.
Noise pollution is the new second-hand smoke
ow loud is our phone call? Can you hear your co-worker’s music through their headphones? Do you need to have that meeting in a public area of the office?
Call for Kiwi companies to recruit interns into R&D projects
‘Hundreds’ of New Zealand companies have the chance to recruit new skills and fresh thinking into their businesses.
Adobe & Amazon: Making merchants' stores a lot more powerful
Magento Commerce branded stores for Amazon sellers features native integration with Amazon merchant tools including Amazon Pay and Fulfillment by Amazon. These provide the convenience of secure payments and speedy shipping services for buyers.
Acquia delivers open source framework for contextual commerce
The framework connects the Drupal open source web content management system with e-commerce platforms from Acquia partners.
Gen Z confidence in the economy is on the decline
Businesses need to work hard to improve their reputations.
Mind Lab at MOTAT hosting event to promote young women in tech
Gender diversity in the tech industry is a hot topic around the world, but it’s one that New Zealand is looking to tackle head on.
How Chorus aims to reshape service company maintenance contracts
“These contracts are the first step in moving Chorus beyond the major UFB network build."
EV campervans to hit NZ roads in July
Jucy Rentals is about to unleash the first wave of fully electric rental campervans in New Zealand in July – and each camper will be able to travel approximately 200 kilometres on each charge.
New Zealand Govt announces cloud framework agreement with SAP
“Data-driven solutions are the most powerful way to solve some of society’s most pressing problems."
Chch crypto exchange Cryptopia facing liquidation
It seems that Christchurch-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has been unable to recover after malicious cyber attackers stole around $20 million worth of cryptocurrency.
Windows 10 Professional lets you have it all
Security, intuitive search, tips, and distraction-free focus time - Windows 10 Professional has matured to provide everything you could dream of in an OS for your business.More Info
Global Advanced Analytics talent pool will double by 2020, but bottlenecks will persist
The global supply of analytics experts will double from 500,000 people in 2018 to an estimated one million in 2020.