NZ businesses moved 40 times faster than they thought possible when COVID-19 hit
Five years of advances in digital transformation for New Zealand businesses has occurred in a period of eight weeks, due to COVID-19, a new report finds.
Hands-on review: Terramaster F2-210 NAS
Fergus grows staff by 50%, bolsters C-suite after bumper growth year
Hands-on review: Jabra Elite 75t earbuds
Vodafone NZ fast-tracks regional investment programme
Microsoft adds new ways to bring AI to the edge with Azure Percept
NZ's tech sector in great need of digital apprenticeships
rhipe launches security solution for SMEs in APAC region
SmartEncrypt has been developed to complement businesses existing security and business continuity strategies and provide smaller to medium enterprises the levels of digital protection typically reserved for big business.
Employees ready to trick AI tracking tech, Gartner finds
“Just as we’ve seen with every technology aimed at restricting its users, workers will quickly discover the gaps in AI-based surveillance strategies."
3 days at home, 2 days in the office? What's the ideal working scenario in the new COVID normal?
The days of physically reporting to an office every day of the workweek are not likely to resume once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
2021 global salary guide: Cybersecurity, data analytics professionals in high demand
"Technology has been one of the most successful sectors throughout 2020 and that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.”
Microsoft study reveals improvement in digital civility
"Our societies are relying on and embracing digital technologies more than ever amid COVID-19, and a safer internet will improve experiences and shape the well-being of our communities."
Microsoft commits to NZ's tech future with free Azure training
NZ's tech capabilities will only succeed if there are skilled people to help operate and manage them.
Microsoft endorses Australia’s proposal on technology and the news
"Google and Facebook's threat to tamp down their services or pull out of a country entirely creates a new vulnerability for democracies and underscores the need for new rules for digital markets."
The six most in demand tech jobs
COVID-19 disruption has led to a greater reliance on technology, which is fuelling a sharp increase in demand for several roles across the technology sector.
Microsoft, Facebook and PayPal most impersonated brands during phishing attacks
Microsoft has maintained its position as the brand most often found in phishing emails, followed by Facebook and PayPal.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is vcita?
vcita is a software platform for small business management that has a strong value proposition around helping micropreneurs to get paid for their services.
Hands-on review: EPOS Expand 80 Bluetooth speakerphone
With their Expand 80, Epos provides a corporate solution to our ever-evolving workplaces.
Fujifilm launches compact projector with 'spatial presentation' in mind
The projector is able to ‘throw’ large images up to 100 inches from a short distance (as close as 720mm) thanks to the folded two-axial rotatable lens.
DataRobot & Snowflake extend integration partnership
The next integration focuses on the speed and accuracy with which models are developed.
B2B marketing: Solving the big five challenges
Let’s face it, as a B2B tech company, marketing isn’t easy.
Three mistakes to avoid when building a business intelligence solution
Taking the time to plan a BI project and create a clear roadmap carefully will lead to a better, more functional BI deployment.
Women in tech: Equality journey not over
The idea of gender equality represents more than just physical bodies through doors. It is also the notion of perceptions, feelings, stereotypes and opportunity.
Kaseya acquires RocketCyber to bring SOC solutions to more businesses
"With this acquisition, we've doubled down on our security investments to provide our customers with access to experts who can continuously monitoring their IT environments without the cost and complexity of disparate tools.”
Microsoft Viva: Microsoft unveils new employee experience platform
Microsoft has unveiled Microsoft Viva, an employee experience platform designed to bring tools for employee engagement, learning, wellbeing and knowledge discovery, directly into the flow of people’s work.
Patrick Quesnel, a Microsoft NZ mainstay, is appointed as Azure infrastructure lead for APAC
Quesnel comes into the new role off the back of over three years as AI business group lead for Microsoft Azure New Zealand, where he was ‘instrumental’ in building Microsoft NZ’s business.
Poly hones in on privacy & clarity through new headset range
According to Poly Australia and New Zealand managing director Andy Hurt, the company wanted to address the need for privacy and security ‘head on’.
Hands-on review: The 2020 iPad Air
While it is a really exciting device on its own, the accessories are what take the iPad Air up to the iPad Pro level.
Artificial intelligence felt in everything we do - report
Artificial intelligence and machine learning have moved from the backrooms of computer science into the mainstream
Five ways to reduce the environmental impact of printing and save costs
Before organisations can reduce their environmental impact, they need to start with clear visibility into how much paper and energy they currently use, writes Y Soft managing director for A/NZ Adam O’Neill.
Men more likely than woman to join a tech start up - study
"With the pandemic creating a new wave of entrepreneurism and the launch of exciting startups, now is the time for these companies to be ambitious and attract tech talent to their organisations."
Customer data generation spikes during 2020 - Twilio report
In December 2019, Twilio Segment processed close to 500 billion API calls per month. In December 2020, that number reached more than one trillion.
Retailers must change mindset in wake of COVID-19
While the retail winners of 2020 have enjoyed a phenomenal rise in online sales, they should not get too smug about it.
Hands-on review: Jabra PanaCast & Jabra Speak 750
It offers a very cost-effective and versatile solution to your online meeting needs.
Dynamo6 earns another spot on Govt's IT Marketplace
"It’s great to have the Marketplace ensuring government organisations don’t miss out on advancements," says Dynamo6 founder.
Partnership to develop platform for New Zealand agritech AI research
“This is a special collaboration, enhancing the capabilities and support we offer to New Zealand’s agricultural research communities, particularly those working in emerging technologies, such as AI and deep learning."
Poly integrates antimicrobial protection into wireless phones
The Poly Rove family of phones are built with an antimicrobial technology developed by Microban.
A year of COVID: New Zealand's online behaviour revealed
A true testament to the year that's been, when looking the most downloaded apps of the year, TikTok reigned king.
SMEs must develop a data-led culture - report
For SMEs, knowing and understanding customers through data-led insights is essential to retaining customers and nurturing relationships."
Poly A/NZ on what defines business success in 2021
What are your business goals for the year ahead? What are the key actions that can put your business in a strong position for growth and success?
Cisco: Remote working top tech strategy for growth
Support for employees working remotely is the top technology strategy to accomplishing operational and growth goals in 2021.
NICE rolls out agile workforce management for distributed workforces
Agile WEM is a way in which organisations can virtually connect their workforces in one location.
First West Coast fibre enabled RCG site goes live
The first West Coast fibre enabled cell site, called Fox West, has gone live.
New cloud workforce management solution launches
There is a clear drive amongst mid-market businesses to grow their employee numbers in 2021.
Lenovo unleashes major expansion of ThinkPad range
Models such as the X13 have received a complete redesign and better hardware.
Microsoft signs BNZ as one of first NZ data centre region customers
“We have a bold ambition to fully embrace digital technologies, and Azure, available in a New Zealand data centre, is going to be a key enabler.”