New cloud workforce management solution launches
There is a clear drive amongst mid-market businesses to grow their employee numbers in 2021.
DataRobot & Snowflake extend integration partnership
Employees ready to trick AI tracking tech, Gartner finds
Cisco: Remote working top tech strategy for growth
Fergus grows staff by 50%, bolsters C-suite after bumper growth year
Workday acquires employee experience platform Peakon
Patrick Quesnel, a Microsoft NZ mainstay, is appointed as Azure infrastructure lead for APAC
Check Point launches security gateways to protect SMBs against threats
The range of six gateways sets new standards of protection against the most advanced cyber attacks for SMBs, giving greater ease of deployment and management.
GCSB names recipients of Women in STEM scholarships
The recipients each receive a $10,000 scholarship grant to support their STEM-related career path with the GCSB in fields such as computer science, engineering, and technical analysis.
Seven emerging and future trends for contact centres
There has been a significant shift in the way that contact centres are managed and how agents are responding to changing customer behaviours and needs, writes NICE Asia Pacific president Darren Rushworth.
Hands-on review: D-Link AC1200 4G/LTE Cat 6 Wi-Fi Hotspot
he pocket-sized hotspot offers up to 32 Wi-Fi connected client devices Internet speeds of up to 1200Mbps.
Facebook ad engagement equal to social networking, study finds
Facebook users are engaging just as much with ads as they are with each other, according to new data from Hootsuite and We Are Social.
Kiwibank appoints two new GMs to its tech department
“Our digital and technology team are working more closely than ever with teams from around the bank, so that we can better understand the needs, challenges, and opportunities of both our customers and teams.”
Women in tech: Equality journey not over
The idea of gender equality represents more than just physical bodies through doors. It is also the notion of perceptions, feelings, stereotypes and opportunity.
Spark appoints Oracle veteran Heather Graham as CEO of its cloud business
Graham will begin her role at the end of March, after a stint in managed isolation following a relocation from Austin, Texas.
Hands-on review: Jabra Elite 75t earbuds
They retail for around half the price of the AirPods Pro but can compete with them in every way.
Microsoft, Facebook and PayPal most impersonated brands during phishing attacks
Microsoft has maintained its position as the brand most often found in phishing emails, followed by Facebook and PayPal.
Isentia infuses AI into media monitoring capabilities
Boundary Detection is designed to isolate relevant news items that would otherwise be difficult to determine in some forms of media.
Microsoft endorses Australia’s proposal on technology and the news
"Google and Facebook's threat to tamp down their services or pull out of a country entirely creates a new vulnerability for democracies and underscores the need for new rules for digital markets."
Retailers must change mindset in wake of COVID-19
While the retail winners of 2020 have enjoyed a phenomenal rise in online sales, they should not get too smug about it.
NZ's tech sector in great need of digital apprenticeships
New Zealand’s technology sector is in great need for more digital apprenticeships and internships, according to a new survey.
NICE rolls out agile workforce management for distributed workforces
Agile WEM is a way in which organisations can virtually connect their workforces in one location.
2021 global salary guide: Cybersecurity, data analytics professionals in high demand
"Technology has been one of the most successful sectors throughout 2020 and that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.”
Softsource acquires Christchurch cloud services provider vBridge
"We recognised there was a level of trust and cultural fit between our respective teams that made this a logical move."
Microsoft study reveals improvement in digital civility
"Our societies are relying on and embracing digital technologies more than ever amid COVID-19, and a safer internet will improve experiences and shape the well-being of our communities."
NZ businesses to continue digital investment in wake of COVID-19
"It is incredibly positive to see Kiwi businesses understand the importance of investing in digital transformation for the future."
IDC reveals top trends for Kiwi businesses from 2021
According to the new report, IDC predicts that the focus of digital decision makers in New Zealand will concentrate on filling the gaps exposed in digital transformation plans.
Hands-on review: EPOS Expand 80 Bluetooth speakerphone
With their Expand 80, Epos provides a corporate solution to our ever-evolving workplaces.
First West Coast fibre enabled RCG site goes live
The first West Coast fibre enabled cell site, called Fox West, has gone live.
B2B marketing: Solving the big five challenges
Let’s face it, as a B2B tech company, marketing isn’t easy.
Hands-on review: The 2020 iPad Air
While it is a really exciting device on its own, the accessories are what take the iPad Air up to the iPad Pro level.
Four steps to achieve greater organisational diversity and inclusion
Many organisations still struggle to solidify workplace cultures that are inclusive and embrace diversity. Here are four fundamental principles that guide the company’s approach to diversity.
Men more likely than woman to join a tech start up - study
"With the pandemic creating a new wave of entrepreneurism and the launch of exciting startups, now is the time for these companies to be ambitious and attract tech talent to their organisations."
Microsoft signs BNZ as one of first NZ data centre region customers
“We have a bold ambition to fully embrace digital technologies, and Azure, available in a New Zealand data centre, is going to be a key enabler.”
Poly integrates antimicrobial protection into wireless phones
The Poly Rove family of phones are built with an antimicrobial technology developed by Microban.
Vodafone NZ fast-tracks regional investment programme
"Each year we invest hundreds of millions of dollars into our digital infrastructure, but we are really ramping it up this year and beyond."
Michael J. Fox Foundation & IBM study effects of Parkinson's Disease
“Although the work was motivated by PD, we hope it might be useful or inspire similar work and exploration in other chronic conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and ALS.”
SMEs must develop a data-led culture - report
For SMEs, knowing and understanding customers through data-led insights is essential to retaining customers and nurturing relationships."
Access to finance biggest pain-point for growth amongst SMEs - study
"Improving small business access to finance is absolutely critical to getting our economy back on track in 2021."
Customer data generation spikes during 2020 - Twilio report
In December 2019, Twilio Segment processed close to 500 billion API calls per month. In December 2020, that number reached more than one trillion.
rhipe launches security solution for SMEs in APAC region
SmartEncrypt has been developed to complement businesses existing security and business continuity strategies and provide smaller to medium enterprises the levels of digital protection typically reserved for big business.
Dynamo6 earns another spot on Govt's IT Marketplace
"It’s great to have the Marketplace ensuring government organisations don’t miss out on advancements," says Dynamo6 founder.
Microsoft Viva: Microsoft unveils new employee experience platform
Microsoft has unveiled Microsoft Viva, an employee experience platform designed to bring tools for employee engagement, learning, wellbeing and knowledge discovery, directly into the flow of people’s work.
COVID-19 spurs mainstream adoption of e-signatures
73% of APAC respondents believe organisations that do not provide e-signature options are ‘behind the times’.