Microsoft NZ appoints Matt Bostwick as commercial partner director
“Now more than ever New Zealand businesses need access to the right technology tools and support networks to be successful, and Microsoft will play an integral role in this."
Spark boosts rural wireless broadband capacity to meet COVID-19 demand
Hands-on review: Sennheiser HD 350BT Wireless
Google brings Meet to iOS and Android
Circular IT management could save the industry - and the planet
New reporting solution launched to streamline operations for health practices
Interview: Advantage defines the most common attacks against Kiwi firms
Lenovo launches newest ThinkCentre nano range
The range has taken the ‘nano’ approach to form factors, releasing a range of ultra-small products suited for the modern workplace.
Apple teases new macOS Big Sur & goes all-in on silicon SoC
With the addition of Mac to the SoC ecosystem, the Mac will benefit from higher performance and more capabilities in areas such as app development and machine learning.
Apple previews iOS 14 at WWDC
Apple’s worldwide sneak preview of the new iOS 14 app may not have a fancy name like its macOS ‘Big Sur’ counterpart, but there is still plenty on offer.
Hands-on review: The Nokia 1.3 mobile phone
The Android 10 OS has proved to be a very stable and reliable system, meaning that even if you take a wrong turn, it’s not the end of the world.
HPE rolls out AI-based sensor tech to help firms return to work
HPE has developed a new range of technology-based return-to-work solutions designed to control the spread of infectious viruses such as COVID-19.
What’s new in the CRM CEC Magic Quadrant
Vendors added and upgraded, alongside the old reliables in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Customer Engagement Center.
Vodafone rolls out contact centre solution powered by AWS
The solution is designed to support organisations with their customer experience strategies, as well as customer contact and engagements.
Interview: ACE Training execs discuss how to capitalise on NZ's new data centre region
Microsoft's bombshell announcement last month to build a data centre region in New Zealand made waves with the country's enterprises. Graham Dwyer and Ray Deklerk discuss the wider implications and benefits.
How print services can improve productivity
Printing remains an essential element of business operations - whether employees are present in the office, working from home, or travelling between offices.
Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad P range
The new mobile workstations include Ultra Performance Mode that trades acoustics and temperature increases for improved performance.
Business climate stabilising for tech companies following COVID crisis - report
The survey shows technology companies are continuing to see customer interest in cybersecurity, cloud computing and other areas.
Time to take responsibility: E-waste - a global crisis
e-Waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream, fueled by consumption rates of equipment, short life cycles, and few options for repair.
Hands-on review: 13-inch MacBook Pro - the butterfly keyboard is finally dead
With the typing experience improved and the insides bumped up and the Apple ecosystem now better than ever, the MacBook Pro is now an even more reliable tool.
Google & Parallels to bring Windows apps to Chrome Enterprise
Google Chrome Enterprise users will soon be able to use fully-featured Windows applications such as Microsoft Office on their Chromebooks – a change expected to take effect later this year.
The role security culture plays in any successful business
In a recent survey, 74% Asia Pacific IT and business leaders surveyed declare that security culture is essential to a successful business.
Why retailers need to accelerate ecommerce and real time data capabilities to remain relevant in the ‘new normal’
The retail companies that will be most successful are those that can most effectively harness the data generated to refine and adapt their data and analytics strategy quickly.
Westpac, Foxtel, and Chartered Accountants A/NZ scoop Adobe awards
Adobe announced its global winners this week, with three of the total 14 gongs worldwide being awarded to companies in Australia and New Zealand.
Things are getting personal with Microsoft Teams
The new features are designed to enable Teams to be used as a central hub for individuals, groups, and families to collaborate, stay connected and organised, Microsoft states.
F5 being sued by company that claims to own NGINX
The company that came out of the woodwork when F5 acquired NGINX last year has appointed an investment company to pursue legal action in the US.
Poly announces new Trio device and new personal speaker
The Trio C60 smart conferencing device and the Calisto 5300 personal speaker are bot Teams-enabled out of the box.
Consumers turn to chatbots & online messaging as COVID-19 bites
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to adaptations in the way people live, work and interact – and an increase in chatbot usage is one of many customer experience side effects.
AWS launches Outposts in New Zealand & APAC
“We are pleased to bring this service to our customers and partners in New Zealand to help them benefit from the accelerated pace of innovation in the cloud, and support low latency and local data processing requirements."
Natural disasters, card fraud Kiwis’ top security concerns
A study by Unisys reveals the security concerns of Kiwi consumers in the world of COVID-19.
Email: The most common way cyber threats pierce organisations
Learn about the threats, the possible aftermath, as well as how to protect your people and your systems from email-borne attacks.
Start ups revenue drops by 40% or more amid COVID-19 crisis
"Sadly, the fact is that to survive, new companies will have to cut expenses, which means that layoffs are inevitable."
Microsoft to help NZ job seekers acquire new digital skills for the COVID-19 economy
"The digital transformation of the economy is driving demand for tech-enabled jobs across almost every industry and with it demand for people with digital skills."
Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees team up with police and NZTA to tackle texting while driving
"The reality is that phone use by drivers is commonplace in New Zealand and this is a hard behaviour to shift."
Apple unveils iPadOS 14, with redesigns for Siri, Search, widgets and more
“With iPadOS 14, we’re excited to build on the distinct experience of iPad and deliver new capabilities that help customers boost productivity, be more creative, and have more fun.”
Apple's new watchOS 7 features handwashing detection, new watch faces
“watchOS 7 brings sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, and new workout types together with a whole new way to discover and use watch faces, helping our users stay healthy, active, and connected.”
Google NZ reports revenue & profit spike
Google reported a FY19 profit of $8.1 million, a major increase from a $1 million dollar loss in 2018.
CareAR integrates AR support solution with ServiceNow
CareAR is an augmented reality visual support platform that helps enterprises add AR capabilities to their service experience.
Privacy Act to roll out in December as Kiwis support stronger privacy laws
Of 1398 polled New Zealanders, 65% are in favour of strong privacy regulation, 29% are happy with the same level of regulation, and 6% prefer less legislation.
Advertisers modelling GFC behaviour as Facebook ad costs tank and Google Ads rise
"Marketers are looking to prove return on investment by spending on what is measurable and targeting customers who are already searching and already in the click and buy cycle."
Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 now compatible with Zoom
According to Sennheiser, Zoom’s video communication tool has become an ‘indispensable’ resource for businesses digitally transforming their workplaces.
78% of A/NZ businesses look to automation to keep their competitive edge
"This is about using intelligent automation to empower the non-technical knowledge worker to do more, faster and more efficiently, without having to rely on IT."
Chorus deploys new submarine fibre optic cable to Waiheke Island
Once complete the new cable will cross from Maraetai Beach to Woodside Bay on the island.
Companies' digital etiquette still a little rough around the edges
Australians are more comfortable with drinking alcohol on a video conference than other nationalities, a new survey has found.
PB Tech onboards Access4 SMB UCaaS solution
The tech retailer expands its move into the business space with the solution designed for deployment of a basic UCaaS solution into small businesses.
Vodafone sells Auckland customer data centre to Plan B
Plan B will take over both operations and management of the facility, while customers will see no difference in operations.