Hands-on review: The Huawei FreeBuds Studio headphones
Huawei’s FreeBuds Studio headphones mark Huawei’s first foray into over-ear headphones, and it’s a solid entrance into the market.
DDoS campaigns, BEC scams & Emotet: CERT NZ reports top security threats
GitHub shares 'greatest hits' open source repositories with historic libraries
APAC retailers lagging in omnichannel capabilities
NZ telco industry's two golden rules for avoiding phone scams
RMIT researchers create ‘light-powered’ AI chip
IBM NZ appoints practice lead for new Cloud Advisory Practice
New Zealanders more willing to share location data following COVID - report
Use of location data by government agencies is broadly preferred over private companies.
MYOB supports New Zealand's construction industry with latest release
MYOB has launched MYOB Advanced Construction Edition, a new software to help contractors and builders manage complex projects and budgets, with real-time visibility.
Apple launches App Store Small Business Programme
Developers can qualify for the programme and a reduced 15% commission if they earned up to US$1 million in proceeds during the previous calendar year.
Relief from COVID impact spurs A/NZ job market
"Employers and employees are signalling more confidence."
Zendesk, WhatsApp enter partnership to expand customer service offerings
“Businesses today need to meet their customers where they want to be met - and that’s increasingly through messaging."
Positive customer experience will boost brand loyalty - study
A positive customer experience with a retailer during the festive season will encourage customer loyalty, according to new research from Zendesk.
D-Link launches new router and cloud IoT management solution
The DWM-315 is a 4G LTE Cat 6 Dual SIM M2M VPN Router with EWAN and GPS and the D-ECS edge cloud management solution expands the D-Link IoT range.
Vodafone NZ donates more than $43 million to over 1000 charities
The company has supported more than 1000 charitable organisations since 2002 with donations totalling over $43 million.
IDTechEx: the role of emerging tech in fighting COVID-19
2020 will go down in history for the year of the global pandemic, but also for the rise of innovative digital technologies.
Are you ready for a more privacy-focused New Zealand?
New Zealand’s new Privacy Act is now in effect, and there are significant changes that affect every organisation that operates in New Zealand.
Seven Dunedin game developers granted $450k
The funding, which is part of a wider $10 million allocation, is designed to create and nurture the game development industry in the region.
How has COVID-19 transformed our perception of work?
Almost three quarters (74%) of people never want to return to pre-COVID-19, traditional work paradigms, putting more pressure on employees to adequately support and secure changing workplace environments.
The retailer safety guide for the world of online shopping
Are you an online retailer? This guide details the threats that you need to be aware of to keep safe in the biggest ever year of online shopping.
E-waste becoming a massive issue for businesses, so what can be done?
E-waste is a global concern, and is quickly becoming a crisis of its own, the researchers state. In fact, more than 53 million metric tons of e-waste was produced in 2019.
NZ tech sector continues upward trajectory as export revenue grows
Export revenue for New Zealand tech companies is on the rise, as an increasingly diverse international market heightens its demand.
Why you should become Azure certified - and how to do it for less
Did you know an Azure Certification can help you lead digital transformation in your organisation? But's not the only reason to become Azure certified...
Spark 5G helps to bring art to live in Dunedin
Dunedin Central has entered a new reality - an augmented reality that brings local street art to life.
NZ retailers urged to embrace new e-commerce experiences ahead of holiday season
Retailers should expect to see new shopping behaviours from customers
Hootsuite launches integration with Dynamics 365
The new alliance will bring a suite of social capabilities to Microsoft customers from Hootsuite’s 150+ app ecosystem.
COVID-19 crisis accentuating the need to bridge digital divide
The crisis has accentuated our dependence on digital technologies and exposed the reality of the digital divides between and within countries.
Microsoft NZ reports giant jump in profits in 2020 financial results
The company made $27.3 million in profit for the year ended June 2020, compared to a loss of $3.8 million the prior year.
Interview: Appian's Matt Calkins on low-code & the rise of hyperautomation
A lot can change in 21 years. It takes a strong company to remain true to a few key technology ideas, and concentrate on their evolution.
Increase in scams expected for NZ and Australia during holiday shopping season
One of the biggest scams to be aware of this shopping season are phishing attacks.
BigCommerce launches open source extension to e-commerce platform
BigCommerce has launched Open Checkout, with the ultimate aim of bringing open source innovation to online checkout experiences.
NCSC prevents $70m harm against NZ's nationally significant organisations
New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations have faced at least 352 cyber incidents in the 2019/2020 year, but the dangers are far from over.
Microsoft NZ Partner Awards winners announced
Each of the 10 winners demonstrated ‘outstanding ways they are continuing to empower customers through clever use of Microsoft technology’.
A videoconference solution as smooth as your morning coffee
Wouldn’t be nice if videoconferencing worked as smoothly as your coffee machine?
Hybrid cloud is the ideal IT infrastructure model, says majority of IT execs
76% of surveyed IT decision-makers reported thinking more strategically about IT because of the pandemic, and nearly half (46%) have increased investments in hybrid cloud as a direct result of COVID-19.
COVID-19 creating increased global demand for NZ’s digital businesses
Activity is picking up for many Kiwi software and digital businesses as demand increases for digital and cloud-based service offerings.
Impact Hub Waikato opens new Hamilton coworking space
The facility has been decked out as a fully-equipped coworking space with a meeting room and virtual office service.
Ransomware the most common cyber threat to SMBs - report
The survey found that 60% of managed service providers report that their SMB clients have been hit as of Q3 2020.
How to keep office equipment safe in the COVID-19 era
In addition to basic hygiene procedures like mandating the use of hand sanitiser and encouraging the use of masks, organisations can minimise the risk of cross-contamination and infection when employees are using shared devices.
Jabra Evolve range certified for Microsoft Teams
The certification applies to Jabra’s Evolve headsets, as well as other select Jabra communication devices.
Hands-on review: Lenovo Smart Display 7 and Lenovo Smart Clock
Fashionistas will rejoice at the clever use of the cloth-covered units which mean they blend into any environment with ease.
NZ’s shift to online during COVID here to stay - report
The survey covered broadband usage, working from home, telehealth usage and online shopping behaviour.
Revealed: How to streamline the payroll process
Here are five top tips that can help you regain control of your day, cut down on errors, and take care of employees, the company, and yourself.
The devices that are changing the streaming game in time for Christmas
Here are some of the best products in the streaming business, used by veterans and beginners alike.
Poly unveils new line of Bluetooth speakerphones
Designed to enable today’s need to work from anywhere, the Poly Sync 20, Poly Sync 40 and Poly Sync 60 speakerphones offer USB and Bluetooth connectivity, while their intelligent microphones can detect voices throughout the room for better audio quality.
Hands-on review: OPPO Reno 4 and Reno 4 Pro 5G
If you use a phone for professional-looking photos and great video content, both these models deserve your attention.
Wintec's 'The Gig' virtual IT firm a melting pot for innovation
‘The Gig’ is essentially a ‘MakerLab’ that is operated virtually as a real IT company, with real clients. The aim is to help students work together to gain hands-on experience running an IT firm.
Catalyst Cloud launches first NZ Managed Database Service
"Our Managed Database Service also gives Kiwi businesses the opportunity to keep all their data safely in New Zealand, and not just their backups."
Retailers turn to ecommerce to keep business thriving - Zebra Technologies report
Retailers will heavily rely on mobile and eCommerce technologies, according to the report.