The latest in entrepreneurial technology news for Kiwis
Digital divide anxiety as school year looms
As technology in the classroom becomes a necessity, many children could be starting at a disadvantage as the financial strain becomes too much.
ASB rolls out Apple Pay for secure contactless payments
ASB Bank has relented to the apparent seduction of Apple Pay and is now offering it to customers.
Police making progress into Cryptopia breach
New Zealand Police say they are making ‘good progress’ into the investigation of an alleged cryptocurrency theft from Christchurch-based crypto exchange Cryptopia.
Lime scooters: When disruptive businesses fuel controversy
Lime’s ‘act first, ask for forgiveness later’ rollout across cities around the world, Iswar says it has largely minimised regulatory delays and won Lime a staggering amount of publicity.
Kiwi firms can’t afford to ignore online advertising
Voon believes that some marketing managers, particularly those in businesses with more than 10 branches, don’t realise brick-and-mortar stores can also be an SEO goldmine.
Expert comment: Google fined US$57mil for GDPR breaches
The committee examining the breaches found two types of breaches of the GDPR.
Twitter says sorry about Android bug that lasted four years
Users of Twitter's Android platform may want to review their privacy settings.
Slashing commute time could save NZ from 900,000 tonnes of C02
In New Zealand, workers could save between 7.7 and 8.8 million hours of commuting time every year.
Experts comment on record 772mil-user data breach
Dubbed “Collection #1”, the data set contains emails and passwords with over a billion unique combinations of email addresses and passwords.
Why flexible working could make good business sense
“You can always give it a go on a trial basis. If it’s not working, be honest."
Chorus fibre roll out picks up pace
Chorus has announced that 50% of fibre installations are now being completed within a day.
Keep security in check when doing your mobile banking
Most mobile banking attacks happen through social engineering, which is when people are manipulated to hand over their usernames and passwords to cybercriminals.
AI, big data could be key to improving Māori health
"Being able to get experts of this level together to start exploring how we use data to ultimately better the lives of New Zealanders is one that we were determined to be involved with," says ACC chief.
Human assets the key to a successful digital transformation
Y Soft's Martin de Martini says it's vital that organisations continue to train and motivate their employees.
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?
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.
Remember ransomware? The threat is still very real
“In a nutshell, cybercriminals are less focused on volume and more focused on value."
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chorus reckons Kiwis have an insatiable appetite for data
New Zealanders love the internet – and we love Fortnite even more.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
GitHub frees up access to unlimited private repositories
Developers who use GitHub as a repository space can save themselves a little more money.
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.
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.
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.
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
Stay online: Protect yourself against DNS attacks
DNS attacks are some of the fastest-growing attack vectors – but what are those attackers after and what damage can they inflict?
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Automation: Invisibility at your service
There’s a certain comfort that comes with things being invisible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
Office workers frustrated by poor information management systems
82% of workers believe poor information management is damaging their productivity in the workplace.