The latest in entrepreneurial technology news for Kiwis
New blockchain solution aims to keep our food ethical
OpenSC enables anyone to scan product QR codes which automatically takes them to information about where a specific product’s journey.
Cofense launches MSSP program to provide phishing defence for SMBs
SMBs are highly susceptible to phishing attacks, and often lack the resources necessary to stop advanced threats
Kiwis make waves in IoT World Cup
A New Zealand company, KotahiNet, has been named as a finalist in the IoT World Cup for its River Pollution Monitoring solution.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
Office workers frustrated by poor information management systems
82% of workers believe poor information management is damaging their productivity in the workplace.
Jobs 'aplenty' for freelance writers, devs & ecommerce specialists?
Jobs tagged with the keyword ‘writing’ took the top spot as the fastest moving job in 2018.
Updated: Chch crypto-exchange Cryptopia suffers breach
Cryptopia has reportedly experienced a security breach that has taken the entire platform offline – and resulted in ‘significant losses’.
Edtech firm Kami raises $1.5m
New Zealand edtech startup Kami has raised $1.5 million to help take the company to North America and beyond.
How SMBs can use data to drive business outcomes
With the right technology, companies can capture consumer, sales, and expense data, and use it to evaluate and construct future plans.
Startup launches online marketplace for lending items in AU
Think TradeMe, eBay, Amazon, except instead of buying products, you’re renting spare items from everyday consumers.
Adobe revamps Experience Cloud for retailers
Adobe has revamped its Adobe Experience Cloud to offer customer experience management (CXM) capabilities that draw on AI and machine learning technology.
Chorus reckons Kiwis have an insatiable appetite for data
New Zealanders love the internet – and we love Fortnite even more.
Venture Up accelerator kicks off this month
New Zealand’s aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs are about to put their best feet forward for the launch of the Venture Up 2019 youth accelerator this month.
Exclusive: Why Australia’s IT industry needs to invest in SMBs
"With SMBs generating employment for over five million Australians, it comes as no surprise that they play a vital role in the nation’s economy."
Turning customer data into a competitive advantage
Retailers have historically struggled with access to customer data—perhaps the most valuable, untapped resource in businesses today.
DJI's pricy drone remote will only work with 2 drones - so far
The DJI Smart Controller is built especially for new drones – but so far there are only two drones that are compatible.
Facebook ban serves as stern warning for marketing firms
Facebook has banned a digital marketing group in the Philippines from its platform after the agency allegedly violated spam and misrepresentation policies.
Payroll software firms prepare for payday filing
Providers have been working closely with Inland Revenue to make sure they can meet their clients’ needs when the changes roll out.
Samsung's going all-in on home robots
Samsung has released a new range of home robots that can do everything from help people take their medicine, purifying air, posture training, and retail shopping.
Phishing emails only going to get smarter, warns security firm
Phishing emails typically mimic the look and feel of an email written by someone in authority, such as a bank, or even a colleague.
NASA got hacked (again)
The compromised servers stored personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to current and former NASA employees.
NZ women ditch the glass ceiling and make their own success
They’re ambitious, they’re self-starters, and they’re running young and dynamic enterprises that they’re eager to grow.
GitHub frees up access to unlimited private repositories
Developers who use GitHub as a repository space can save themselves a little more money.
Encryption app to help travellers secure their devices
"One of the things we wanted to ensure is that when you say you cannot get your data, it is true."
Inland Revenue says watch out for tax refund scams
Inland Revenue is warning New Zealanders to be vigilant about any ‘tax refund’ emails they receive that appear to look genuine.
Oracle launches cloud suite for retail sector
Oracle pledges support for digital transformation in the global retail sector with the launch of a new cloud service that centralises back-office elements of store operations.
CASE STUDY: Prototyping the most ambitious innovation in audio design yet
Central Innovation helped Nura leverage CAD software SOLIDWORKS to refine and prototype the Nuraphone.
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.
Whitepaper: Taking an integrated approach to combatting ransomware
Rather than having multiple different solutions, businesses need to ensure their endpoint management, malware and backup solutions are providing full coverage.
Cyber Readiness Institute launches global training program
“For small and medium-sized businesses, an incident or breach can have devastating consequences," says Microsoft's Tom Burt.
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.
NZ small businesses struggle with serious debt
NexGen Group says that up to half of New Zealand’s small businesses that produce turnover of less than $1 million struggle with bad debt – and the next month will not be easy.
Jabra launches wireless earbuds for mobile workforce
“With workers no longer tied to their desk, mobility is becoming an increasingly important priority, with workers demanding high quality audio connectivity, UC integration and full flexibility."
Xero to streamline bank feed system next week
Xero is hinting at new changes to its bank feeds system that could eliminate all paper application forms, manual checks and accuracy checking.
Arrow Electronics puts innovation on display
“Innovators and engineers in every corner of the world are constantly at a race not just against current or emerging competitors, but also against themselves."
Firefly's journey from $100 to the Deloitte Fast 50 in just four years
An Auckland-based digital marketing startup is reflecting on its ranking in the 2018 Deloitte Fast 50 after a four-year journey that started with $100 and a base in an Auckland bedroom.
Automation: Invisibility at your service
There’s a certain comfort that comes with things being invisible.
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?
Blockchain companies revolutionise electric power
Blockchain may be the ‘missing link’ that could transform the electric power industry and leave traditional business models in the dust.
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.
NZ-Dutch startup to send $3.35 million into space
Investors will soon be sending $3.35 million into space – and helping Kiwi-Dutch startup Dawn Aerospace to make it happen.
Whitepaper: Microsoft’s framework for inclusive and responsible cloud policies
Microsoft wants to empower organisations to use technology within a clear ethical and responsible framework.
NZ companies ill-prepared for new digital marketing era
Kim Voon claims New Zealand companies need to get off their bums and get on with adopting new marketing tech or face being left behind by their global peers.
Tesla wants people to hack its Model 3
Tesla is offering white hat hackers what could be the chance of a lifetime – the opportunity to hack one of its Model 3 vehicles.
ecentre's Sprint Global 2019 accelerator primed for action
“Entrepreneurship is in our core in New Zealand, so we need to focus on what we’re good at – innovative products."
Reshape to relevance - Accenture’s 2019 consumer survey
Trends for digital voice assistants, extended reality and the over-the-top video market are explored in the latest global consumer survey.
Hands-on review: Crucial 1GB P1 NVMe PCIe 2280 M.2 solid-state drive
Not all solid-state drives are built equal, and not all M.2 solid state drives are built equal, either.
This could be the future of ridesharing
When you hear the words ‘driverless vehicle technology’, the company Bosch may not immediately spring to mind.
HPE promotes 'circular economy' for end-of-use tech
HPE is planning to show businesses worldwide that throwing old tech and assets into landfill is not the best option when it comes to end-of-use disposal.
Twitter suspects state-sponsored ties to support forum breach
One of Twitter’s support forums was hit by a data breach that may have ties to a state-sponsored attack, however users' personal data was exposed.
Remember ransomware? The threat is still very real
“In a nutshell, cybercriminals are less focused on volume and more focused on value."
Test $80,000 headphones at Sennheiser's new Sydney store
It wouldn’t be a shopping experience without a test of the Sennheiser HE1, a set of high-end headphones with a price tag of AU$80,000.
ComCom releases findings from fibre services study
The Commerce Commision has released the summary report for its study to inform the development of regulations for Chorus and other fibre companies.
MRHQ launches 'NZ-first' tech career accelerator
"New Zealand has seen little change in education and training to close the talent gap," says mission director Diana Sharma.
IoT & sensors are hot topics in product development
"Survey respondents also noted these are the most underrated technologies when it comes to innovation."
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."
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.
Huawei's AI-powered storybook app for deaf children
Huawei Australia has launched an AI-powered app designed to improve the reading experience for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Internet issues, phishing emails top SMEs' tech concerns
A survey of UK small businesses has found that many are concerned about how internet-related issues could affect their business in 2019.
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.”