The latest in entrepreneurial technology news for Kiwis
GoCardless to double A/NZ team by end of year
With a successful E round of investment and continuing organic growth globally, the debit network platform company aims to expand its local presence.
NZ’s Maori innovators are on the rise
“More iwi investors need to recognise that these sectors will provide the high-value jobs our children need."
Phone ringing? This biohack wants you to bite down and ChewIt
So your phone’s ringing, but instead of swiping right or pushing a Bluetooth button you bite down on a tiny piece of tech that sits in your mouth.
How big data can revolutionise NZ’s hospitals
Miya Precision is being used across 17 wards and the emergency department at Palmerston North Hospital.
Time's up, tax dodgers: Multinational tech firms may soon pay their dues
Multinational tech and digital services firms may no longer have a free tax pass to operate in New Zealand.
Spark’s new IoT network reaches 98% of New Zealand
Spark is the first company to confirm the nationwide completion of a Cat-M1 network in New Zealand.
WhatsApp users warned to change voicemail PINs
Attackers are allegedly gaining access to users’ WhatsApp accounts by using the default voicemail PIN to access voice authentication codes.
Robots to the fore – Key insights for New Zealand Business into RPA in 2019
From making artificial intelligence a business reality to closer ties to human colleagues, robotic process automation is gearing up for a strong 2019.
50 million tonnes of e-waste: IT faces sustainability challenges
“Through This is IT, we want to help people better understand the problem of today’s linear “take, make, dispose” thinking around IT products and its effects like e-waste, pollution and climate change."
Vocus & Vodafone unbundle NZ's fibre network
“Unbundling fibre will provide retail service providers with a flexible future-proofed platform regardless of what tomorrow brings."
IDC: A/NZ second highest APAC IoT spenders per capita
New IDC forecast expects the Internet of Things spending in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan to reach US$381.8 Billion by 2022.
Xero launches new data capture product in NZ
“Data automation is the fastest growing app category on the Xero app marketplace so we know there is a hunger for these types of tools."
Security flaw in Xiaomi electric scooters could have deadly consequences
An attacker could target a rider, and then cause the scooter to suddenly brake or accelerate.
Four ways the technology landscape will change in 2019
Until now, organisations have only spoken about innovative technologies somewhat theoretically. This has left people without a solid understanding of how they will ultimately manifest in our work and personal lives.
BlackLine moves on NZ with first country manager
The cloud-based finance and accounting solution provider is aiming to expand its local presence with the appointment of a dedicated NZ executive.
Facial recognition tech can identify partial images of people
We’re now at the point where technology doesn’t even need an entire image of someone to identify them.
MYOB launches new compliance workflow beta
Users are invited to trial the new program, that promises to halve the amount of time spent on the compliance process.
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.
How technology is stimulating M&A in NZ
As the number of mergers and acquisitions grow, a major law firm report has explained just how technology is helping the activity along.
Healthy home tech startup gains investor interest
Initiatives related to the sustainability of our planet are gaining great traction - and for good reason.
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.”
Breaking through ‘digital clutter’ in a modern world
Whereas once people and organisations craved novelty, excitement and instant gratification, we now crave quiet and meaning in a noisy world.
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.
Expert comment: What the Collection #2-5 data dump means for credential abuse
Techday spoke to experts and executives in the security industry about the data leak and the implications on phishing and credential stuffing.
Should NZ tech firms jump at business opportunities in Hong Kong?
“Hong Kong could provide massive opportunities for NZ tech businesses."
Reckon Group announces a steady profit in 2018
Reckon continued its investment in growth throughout the year with a development spend of $14.3 million.
The ultimate playbook for DNS infrastructure
Advanced DNS solutions can bring legacy systems into the modern age and protect against these potentially crippling DNS attacks.
Chorus to trial 10Gbps fibre broadband service
“We're truly thrilled to be trialling our 10Gbps fibre service, a service we know will underpin New Zealand's digital future."
CompTIA 2019 outlook - forget about the ‘next big thing’
The IT industry is growing with no sign of slowing and CompTIA says it is time to focus on being holistic, not what’s hot.
Are we security-ready for Alexa in the office?
As home-IoT devices such as smart assistants head into the office, there will be a raft of new security challenges that will need to be addressed.
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?
New Kiwi company aims for mid-market with RPA and AI
With an emphasis on blending the two technologies to maximise returns for local mid-market companies, it helps them take the robot out of the human.
Whitepaper: Ransomware is evolving – how is your security keeping up?
Kaseya explores how automation and integration can help organisations stay ahead of security threats.
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.
Death by cryptocurrency: Could $190m be lost forever?
Exit scam, or just plain bad luck? Investors in one of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges will be pondering that very question.
Microsoft launches bot service for healthcare sector
Microsoft has unleashed a new healthcare bot that provides cloud-based conversational AI to help patients take healthcare into their own hands.
Te reo Māori goes global via language app called Drops
If you’re keen to learn a few words of Māori – or as much as 90% of the language, you may want to check out an Android and iOS app called Drops.
Theta's Designertech buyout is part of a $50m plan
Theta has plans to become a $50 million business by the end of 2020.
UN hails AI's 'quantum leap' in tech
Half of all patents for AI have been published in the last five years – a marked upsurge since the initial boom that started in 2001.
Bringing proof of delivery processes into the digital age
Paper-based proof of delivery processes could be holding you back.
Adobe acquires leading 3D creation software Substance
With the acquisition of Allegorithmic, Adobe takes on the industry leading 3D textures and materials creation software for Creative Cloud.
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.
How Fintech will impact Kiwi businesses in 2019
New Zealanders will supposedly experience more changes in financial technology in 2019 than ever before.
Avoid a game of guess who - get authentication right first time
Analyse the who, what, and where of any person, data, and environment?
Creative HQ & Beca to create innovation opportunities
Creative HQ will work with Asia-Pacific based professional consultancy firm Beca on a partnership that will bring Beca’s services closer to A/NZ innovators.
IDC: Top 10 trends for NZ’s digital transformation
The CDO title is declining, 40% of us will be working with bots, the Net Promoter Score will be key to success, and more.
Massive 2.2bil-username data dump leaked on dark web
This makes the second leak three times bigger than the Collection #1 dump leaked last month.
Moustache Republic expands Aussie presence with new exec
The Kiwi digital commerce partner has appointed a Sydney-based director to oversee the expansion of the company’s Australian footprint.
Why many Kiwis are still sceptical about the digital age
"94% of people are concerned about the security of personal data but many are not taking appropriate steps to protect themselves online."
Futuresource - Is 5G really ‘just around the corner’?
The radio frequencies required for full commercialisation of 5G have limited range and do not easily propagate through walls or buildings.
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.
How marketing automation could shape NZ’s future
Through automation the customer discovery process is instant.
Wellington gets the VR treatment as world's first gamified city
If you’ve never been to ‘the coolest little capital in the world’, now’s your chance to experience it in the comfort of your own home.
NZ needs better tech to catch drivers who can't put their phones down
Put down your mobile phone if you’re driving – or risk getting snapped.
Bug makes Android phones hackable via PNG image files
This means any application handling PNG files that have been carefully crafted by an attacker can end up running the attacker’s code.
Why the growing threat of scam apps demands attention
"Downloading a fake app can open users’ devices and, consequently, networks, up to a range of dangerous implications, including data breaches and bank account depletion."
Security and mobility app adoption increasing - Okta
The fastest-of-the-fastest growing apps focus on identity-driven security, indicating that companies are taking Zero Trust seriously.
Kiwi partner named in HubSpot’s global top five
Hype & Dexter is an Auckland-based agency that specialises in providing organisations with marketing automation solutions.
IRD warns against phishing as personal tax changes kick in
In the last month, two e-mail scams surfaced asking taxpayers to fill in a form to receive a refund owed to them.
Epson’s new EcoTank range with two years printing per tank
With 11 new EcoTank printers that give an average user two years of printing and cost just $17.99/colour to refill, Epson is ready to change the game.
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.