By 2025, half of all work tasks will be handled by machines
A robot revolution would create 97 million jobs worldwide but destroy almost as many.
Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
BlackBerry, Microsoft enter partnership for Teams integration
Kiwi fintech firm Hnry launches in Australia
Dell Technologies: Digital transformation accelerating due to COVID
BayCom partners with NICE inContact to offer cloud contact centre platform in NZ
Konica Minolta establishes direct presence in New Zealand
Plant a tree, save the planet: The Kiwis taking tech to the forest
“We're all in this together and share the same future on this planet. We've designed the app so that anyone anywhere can do their part in protecting our earth."
ASF celebrates open source community as software turns 20
"OpenOffice is more than just software. It's a great community that I'm glad to be a part of."
Workers want robots, not people, to help manage COVID-19 stress - study
Employees want help and are turning to technology over people.
emt Distribution signs A/NZ agreement with UK-based cybersecurity company
"bluedog’s entry into the region gives our channel partners and their customers access to a new level of cybersecurity protection with enterprise-grade sophistication at an accessible price point.”
Google unveils new Workspace
Google Cloud has announced the launch of Google Workspace, bringing together messaging, meetings, docs, and tasks.
Lenovo’s new Chromebook Enterprise ThinkPad
The new ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook Enterprise aims for maximum flexibility for the hybrid working environment.
Spark and NNNCo agree to trans-Tasman IoT network sharing
The agreement will allow businesses to implement smart tech solutions on the other side of the Tasman without needing to set up in-country operations.
GitHub's code vulnerability scanning tool now generally available
GitHub has recently rolled out code scanning to help developers detect and prevent vulnerabilities from popping up in their open source and enterprise code.
QNAP embeds AMD chip into new rackmount NAS
TS-x73AU Rackmount NAS series includes AMD Ryzen embedded processors and 2.5GbE ports for virtualisation, hybrid-cloud Apps and 10GbE expandability.
COVID creates 'perfect storm' for business fraud in NZ
One fraud worth $45m was only uncovered when the ringleader passed away.
Why embedded analytics is critical for APAC businesses
sing Embedded analytics is a great way to make sure that everyone in your organisation is following the same process and making smarter data-driven decisions.
Dropbox goes 'Virtual First' as remote working becomes the new norm
Dropbox is investing in what it calls a ‘Virtual First’ working policy, which puts remote work front and centre of the company’s workforce culture.
Auth0 launches social impact platform & joins Pledge 1% movement
Auth0 has launched a new social impact platform that aims to provide secure access for nonprofit organisations and social enterprises.
Gartner: The top 5 digital commerce trends accelerated by COVID-19
“Measures implemented by organisations during the pandemic, such as enabling new go-to-market (GTM) models and new types of customer engagement are likely to remain, thus evolving digital commerce.”
Petone identity management firm JNCTN partners with NEC NZ
Petone-based credential management firm JNCTN has created a partnership with NEC New Zealand, which will enable the company to integrate biometric technology into its cloud-based services.
Vodafone: Why disruption is an advantage in business transformation
“It amazes me how resilient and creative New Zealand small businesses are in the face of adversity,” says Vodafone business transformation manager Paul Bertenshaw.
COVID-19 produces unprecedented interest in NZ digital health board
"The large number of nominations reflects the strong desire they each have towards making a contribution to the sector nationwide."
NZX, Metservice attacks show Kiwi companies must rethink cyber security
The attacks are a wake-up call for New Zealand businesses to step up their threat protection and contingency planning systems.
Interview: How iText adapts to the evolution of open source & PDF
“We are unique in the way that we have not built in any limitations to the capabilities of our open source technology when compared to our commercial offering.”
Kordia CEO resigns to focus on health
"Kordia is truly a better place to work because of Scott. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues at Kordia, and we will continue to support him through his journey.”
MYOB buys 73% of workforce management vendor
The investment into Roubler will see MYOB integrating the workforce management platform into its own offerings.
IDC announces digital transformation award winners for A/NZ
The awards recognise the achievements of organisations that have successfully digitised one or multiple areas of their business through the application of digital and disruptive technologies.
Five Eyes nations want legal access to backdoors to fight 'illegal content'
The nations argue that encryption can make the enforcement of public safety difficult, particularly when it comes to serious problems like child exploitation.
Adobe unveils new AI-powered customer experience capabilities
"Marketers are now forced to navigate uncharted waters, evolving strategies to build customer loyalty, virtually."
Hands-on review: Vivo X50 Pro 5G
I’m already convinced that I want to be the next stellar movie director to come out of New Zealand when I grow up.
Employee wellbeing key part of future workplace strategies, study finds
“How businesses combat the challenges posed by COVID-19 and re-shape their workplace strategy, will lay the foundation for an entire generation's future of working."
Workplace from Facebook study reveals disconnect between frontline and HQ leaders due to COVID
Frontline leaders are being blocked from strategic decision making compared to their HQ counterparts, despite pandemic pressures.
The growing need for a dual focus with enterprise connectivity
As New Zealand’s largest internet infrastructure owner and operator, Chorus has developed connectivity solutions on our fibre network over the last few years to support emerging enterprise network needs.
GitHub spruces up mobile platform as devs leave their desks behind
GitHub says these developments reflect the fact that more developers are turning to mobile apps to get their coding done.
Freshworks named in fourth Magic Quadrant this year
Most recently, the company was named a Niche Player in the Magic Quadrant for IT Service Management Tools for its Freshservice solution.
Microsoft: Kiwis find innovation easier post-pandemic
According to newly published survey results, 85% found innovation to be hard before COVID-19, while now just 40% express the same sentiment.
Aiven eyes Google Cloud Marketplace to further open source reach
Aiven operates managed open source database, cache, search, graphic solutions and events capabilities for customers worldwide.
Apple reveals four new iPhones with 5G capability
The new iPhone 12 lineup features phones varying in size and capability, but all are 5G capable and all ship with Apple's new A14 Bionic chip.
Hands-on review: Jabra Evolve2 65 Headset for business UC
It was so comfortable that I took to wearing them even when not listening to anything.
NVIDIA adds two new GPUs designed for 'artists, designers, and engineers'
The NVIDIA RTX A6000 and NVIDIA A40 GPUs, announced at GTC 2020 this week, are designed to help users tackle their projects that generally require large compute workloads.
UPDATED: Election 2020 - Which parties care about tech's role in New Zealand
Technology should be flying high when it comes to government investment and commitment from New Zealand's political parties. But is it?
Legacy systems left in the dust as enterprises turn to the three Cs of modern work
With fundamental changes in the nature of the modern workplace, cloud is the obvious choice for providing a flexible work environment.
AWS and Vector continue development of New Energy Platform
The initial focus of the NEP is to collect and analyse data from more than 1.6 million IoT-connected Vector advanced meters that gather information on energy consumption and network performance across A/NZ.
Proofpoint rolls out new Microsoft Teams integration with focus on compliance
“The integration with Proofpoint ensures that regulated firms are able to address compliance and empower employees in this new paradigm of work.”
Avaya turns to NVIDIA AI to enhance video communication platform
Avaya’s cloud collaboration and communication suite Avaya Spaces now has an added touch of NVIDIA’s cloud artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.
Gartner reveals the top strategic tech trends for 2021
“CIOs are striving to adapt to changing conditions to compose the future business - this requires the organisational plasticity to form and reform dynamically. Gartner’s top strategic technology trends for 2021 enable that plasticity.”
PROS named Challenger in Magic Quadrant for CPQ apps
The company has moved from Visionary in 2019, to Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price and Quote Application Suites.