Enable remains committed to Christchurch during lockdown
"We are a lifeline utility and essential service provider which means our business needs to remain open through this time to serve our community.”
An expert’s perspective on COVID and fintech in NZ
Tourism and wine industries to benefit from Vodafone 4G launch in Marlborough
Axios Systems bolsters University of Canterbury's IT service management
Chorus: First day of significant increase in broadband traffic
Google's 12 remote working tips for better productivity
How to manage company communication throughout a lockdown
Fuji Xerox brings accounts receivable solution to APAC
The AI-driven, cloud-based solution enables intra-team collaboration and is compliant with standards in over 60 countries.
Apple's new iPad Pro features LiDAR tech for immersive AR
LiDAR is essentially depth-sensing technology, and Apple says the scanner is able to measure the distance between the iPad and objects around it that are up to five metres away.
Kiwi businesses urged to double down on cybersecurity
Cybercriminals will seek to exploit more businesses that are moving online, particularly as those businesses move to remote working.
CompTIA launches IT workforce planning guide
The free resource, called My IT Path, is designed to provide a personalised and interactive experience for anyone learning about careers in the field.
In times of crisis, collaboration is critical
Never before has our society been tested as it is right now, writes Jeremy Paton.
NXP: Race against time to set up remote working infrastructure during outbreak
Businesses are racing to set up home office infrastructure as more people begin to work from home amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
Why you might want to buy tech right now
Manufacturing disruption, closed borders, remote working and learning, economic downturn - it might pay to get that purchase in now.
D-Link launches new wireless router for remote working
D-Link Australia New Zealand has launched a new wireless router designed specifically for people working from home.
NZ telcos preparing to keep up with extra demand over coronavirus self isolation
“The New Zealand telecommunication industry has high quality networks which are more than able to respond to extra demands on the networks from people working from home and spending more time at home due to self-isolation.
How impatience drives our digital behaviour
Your reward for slow load times is a more fleeting interaction with your customer.
HP CEO: "Please stay safe" during coronavirus outbreak
“The entire HP leadership team and I are ready to support you in the coming weeks and months. Do not hesitate to reach out to us or our teams at any time.”
Trade Me announces full migration to cloud with Google Cloud partnership
The online auction website says the move will migrate all systems and applications off its on-premise data centres and fully migrate to the cloud.
ISPs pledge continued service as internet infrastructure feels the pressure
Some ISPs have already reported a huge increase in daytime, home-based internet usage as New Zealanders move their work into their living rooms, studies and spare rooms.
Acronis steps up protection offering for businesses
The company aims to provide a secure collaboration environment for remote workers.
Microsoft announces all-new features for Teams as virus keeps workers home
The new capabilities for Teams announced today focus primarily on online remote meetings as well as new technological solutions for ‘traditionally underserved professionals’, including firstline and healthcare workers.
Privacy Bill will mandate more transparency in Kiwi businesses - OPC
“Privacy is about being transparent and clear with customers and protecting their personal information. It’s about telling people what you’re collecting and what you’re going to do with it."
Google offers Hangouts features for free in midst of COVID-19
As businesses make the move to work entirely remotely as countries go into lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, Google is offering free upgrades on their G Suite for business, providing certain enterprise features for free for the next few months.
Learn the art of working remotely
Use Microsoft Teams to your advantage with short, sharp courses for all of your staff - complete with bonus Mastering Remote Working Madness = presentation.
IDC: AR/VR market will still see eventual growth in 2020
AR and VR headsets will see shipments decline in the near term due to COVID-19, but the long-term outlook is positive, according to IDC.
COVID-19: Zoom downloads explode as people work from home
Between February 22 and March 22 2020, Zoom application downloads increased by 1,270%.
Techday introduces RemoteWorkerTech Asia site
This is a new site dedicated to covering the latest technology, expert opinions and trends around remote working.
Vodafone drops cheques in move it calls (sigh) "Chexit"
Vodafone is, ahem, chequing out of the now old-school payment method as it focuses on developing its digital-first services.
How to keep your customers engaged when introducing an integrated app strategy
While savvy businesses understand engaging with customers in their own environments makes sense, the path to making these meaningful connections with customers is not always easy.
Hands-on review: ASUS ZenScreen Go MB16AP
We get hands-on with Asus's new screen for mobile professionals. It's a fascinating device.
Hands-on review: Wacom One graphics tablet
With the current climate encouraging social isolation, I’ve been spending several hours a day searching out and embracing my inner artistic muse.
Vodafone NZ launches new COVID-19 plans
“Vodafone has taken a proactive approach to this pandemic right from the beginning, and is committed to doing its utmost to support society during this rapidly evolving situation.”
Uber Eats injects $5 million into A/NZ operations as demand surges
“We are putting in place a range of initiatives to continue to support restaurant partners, particularly small business owners, as they keep their kitchens firing to feed people across the country.”
Check your home network: Demand will congest internet during Covid-19 lockdown
New Zealand Telecommunications Forum says demand for data will increase as New Zealanders use their home networks to access internet to continue working, learning and to entertain themselves once the entire country goes into self-isolation.
TIBCO outlines data sharing across open banking, finance and beyond
Open banking is one step in the move towards an ‘open API economy’, in which key services are shared amongst internal departments, partners, and even public developers.
Vodafone's Sharina Nisha up for Women Leading Tech Award
“Sharina aims to inspire other women into technology and she spends a lot of time mentoring emerging engineers."
Kordia provides business confidence in an age of uncertainty
Kordia provides voice, cloud, connectivity, security and IoT services for your business peace of mind.
Survey reveals challenges facing Kiwis working at home
35% of survey respondents say that they feel less productive, and 35-44 year olds expect working with kids at home may prove a challenge.
Vodafone urges customers to go digital, expects call times to increase
"Due to precautionary measures in New Zealand and internationally, our customer care teams are managing the impacts of COVID-19 while dealing with higher call volumes."
Hootsuite offers free pro plan to non profits and SMBs during COVID-19
Hootsuite has announced free access to its professional plan for all non-for-profit organisations and small businesses in a bid to support them through the COVID-19 outbreak and its impacts.
ThousandEyes launches outage map as internet usage explodes during COVID-19 outbreak
"Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been inundated with requests from businesses, industry analysts and other various parties wanting to get a better understanding of global internet health during these trying times."
Is it time for a remote work ramp-up?
No need to panic. Look within your IT partner eco-system and leverage subject matter expertise to support increased remote work requirements.
Snowflake and Adobe team up to empower marketing teams
The Federated Data Access (FDA) connector integration is part of the Adobe Experience Cloud and enables joint customers to analyse data from Adobe Campaign on Snowflake’s integrated cloud data platform.
Apple gives MacBook Air one more tune up
Apple has focused on improving CPU and graphics performance, a new Magic Keyboard, doubled storage capacity, and a new microphone system, amongst other features.
Nutanix expands Xi Frame support across additional APAC data centers
According to Nutanix, the expansion aims to soften the blow of COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak by enabling more businesses and employees to work from remote locations, such as their homes.
COVID-19: Google and Facebook must step up to help businesses
“Now it’s time for them to step up and pay it forward by crediting the accounts of these at-risk advertisers.”
OnePlace Solutions offers free Microsoft 365 add-on to support remote workers during COVID-19
The offer comes after Microsoft announced that subscribers to Microsoft Office 365 will be able to access a free trial of the Microsoft Teams software.
Four NZ projects named as finalist in IDC's Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Two projects from Christchurch City Council, one project from the Rural Connectivity Group and another from Frenzy Application have been shortlisted in IDC's Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards.