Sony's WH-1000XM4 headphones might just redefine smart audio
The ‘Speak-to-Chat’ feature completely removes the need to take off your headphones or pause your music when you need to talk to somebody.
Businesses to prioritise employee engagement, brand reputation and corporate strategy post COVID
While countries across APAC are at various stages of dealing with the pandemic, a pressing need for nimble, strategic and resilient communication remains constant.
3.96 billion people now use social media
“Social media has been an integral part of the way we communicate with one another for a long time, but this evolution shows just how much it impacts multiple aspects of our lives right now, and in the future."
How Kiwi FinTech is helping keep NZ’s economy on track
Three Kiwi company founders explain how they are helping the post-COVID economic recovery with a mix of innovation and heart.
Microsoft business applications support safer workspaces
A pre-built Power Platform solution includes location readiness for safe office reopening, employee health and safety management, workplace care management, and location management.
Company-X cofounder joins Waikato Regional Skills Leadership Group
David Hallett was elected as the group’s information and communication technology (ICT) and creative representative, where he will help to increase opportunities for those who have become unemployed and those who want to make a career in ICT.
Globalization Partners expands APAC presence
The company helps organisations to expand internationally without the need for branch offices or subsidiaries.
Is your head in the sand? Only 60% of firms believe an email could trigger a cyber attack
Where would the world be without the humble email? It's an important tool - and a weapon.
HPE announces worldwide remote access to new 5G lab
The goal of the lab is to accelerate adoption of open, multivendor 5G solutions by allowing HPE customers and partners a place to test and develop.
Asana launches Goals to help businesses navigate changing strategies
Asana has launched a new offering that is focused on aiding organisations that are resetting and redefining their goals and potentially working with a disparate workforce.
Key considerations for your next HCM decision
Finding the right HCM technology provider to help your organisation drive productivity, stay ahead of the compliance curve and deliver AI-driven insights can be difficult. Learn how to make the right choice for your business.
Microsoft's new security features address common pain points
Azure Sentinel, data loss prevention, and insider risk management are all announcements from this year's Inspire.
Vodafone NZ upgrades more than 120 mobile cell sites in preparation for 5G
The upgrades, which span the country, predominantly add 4G or 4.5G technology and capacity, which is part of the company's work in getting mobile towers ready for the fifth generation mobile network, 5G.
Must watch sessions & webinars for IT departments
We look at a bunch of upcoming digital sessions worth attending for CIO's & IT managers.
How data analytics can save APAC businesses millions
Given the economic impact of COVID-19, businesses across the APAC region need to identify and plug financial leakage quickly to prevent further losses. Data analytics could be the answer.
ComCom takes responsibility for external provider breach
In 2019, thieves stole computers from a third party supplier. ComCom admits it was also at fault.
AWS launches fully-managed fraud detection service
Businesses lose billions of dollars to online fraud every year, however businesses respond by investing in cumbersome fraud management solutions that often rely on hand-coded rules and are difficult to keep up to date.
Jabra's Evolve2 range empowers shift towards UC tools
The new Evolve2 headset range includes seamless integration with software ecosystems, while blocking out more noise to improve optimal working conditions in increasing open office spaces.
D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh System
Adding these new options now allows the extension of the COVR Wi-Fi network to cover any home or home office with D-Link’s mesh Wi-Fi solution.
Microsoft 365 packed full of new features
New features include Lists, Universal Print, Yammer, Teams Rooms Premium, and more.
Register now for Slack Sessions - A virtual panel with Mike Cannon-Brookes and Stewart Butterfield
Join Atlassian and Slack CEOs as they share their insights on navigating the disruption of work.Wed, 19 August at 10.30am AEST
UCaaS adoption skyrockets as modern workplaces evolve
With fundamental changes in the nature of the modern workplace, cloud is the obvious choice for providing a flexible work environment. Hear from LogMeIn, KMPG, and CCNA about why UCaaS is an important business priority.
A deeper look at Lenovo’s MS365 managed services
The offering includes a ready-made platform for channel partners to co-sell and manage Microsoft 365 offers, Lenovo’s cloud offerings, and their own portfolio.
Rural broadband usage rockets up, driven by IoT
In rural areas, data usage is continuing to increase, put down to new technology enabling greater efficiencies for farms and sustainable communities.
Zoom unveils new features to liven up meetings
"We believe that people connect better on video, but feeling connected when working from home is still challenging."
Minglr chat tool aims to bring 'watercooler' talk back to remote work
In the age of remote work, some people are sorely missing the so-called ‘watercooler talk’ and hallway conversations.
Backup is more essential than ever - now it's affordable
The pandemic has put severe economic strain on companies across the world, and this, along with the increasing risk of cyber-attacks, means many organisations are in need of an affordable backup solution.
Intuit acquires Kiwi-founded ecommerce provider TradeGecko
“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to accelerate our long-term mission of building the commerce platform to power millions of SMBs globally,” says TradeGecko cofounder.
Google unveils security overhaul across G Suite products
Google has announced 11 new security features across G Suite, to provide stronger security in Gmail, Meet, and Chat.
Spark completes stage one of Optical Transport Network project
The first piece of the new OTN 2 fibre network was installed between Glenfield and Papakura in Auckland, and is now live and operating at 800 Gigabit per second (Gb/s). Spark’s previous links operated at 100 or 200 Gb/s.
COVID-19 means New Zealand's tech sector is more important than ever - NZTech
"Almost overnight, born of necessity, the government, businesses and people gained first-hand experience of a more digital world."
Mobility as a Service: A simple, flexible mobile solution
It's smart, scalable and simple - and with a 24/7 self-service portal, mobile refreshes within 24 months, and real-time reporting, it's handy too.
It's time to sculpt the future of hybrid work, says Poly report
“The next normal is all about hybrid working moving to the mainstream as we respond, redesign and reinvent — flexible working across multiple locations, with immersive, productive workspaces that accommodate the work style of every employee."
Nine developer enablement practices to achieve DevOps at enterprise scale
Senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.
AWS Contact Lens for Connect set to arrive in A/NZ
The contact centre service adds machine learning capabilities that identify customer issues and trends in near-real time and enable call transcript search.
Remote work leads to 'transformative' growth for virtual meeting solutions
According to Frost & Sullivan, the number of remote workers post-COVID-19 will be up to 500% greater than pre-pandemic, creating a huge demand for online meeting platforms.
Apple pledges 100% carbon neutrality by 2030
The commitment includes efforts to reduce carbon emissions by bolstering the use of low-carbon or recycled materials, investment into energy-efficient projects, as well as investment in conservation and environmental restoration programmes around the world.
Driving cloud cost efficiency with performance monitoring
Cloud infrastructure sprawl sneaks up on organisations through a series of individual decisions that in aggregate become inefficient. Thomas Dittmer shares how performance monitoring helped TravelSupermarket reduce cloud costs by 50%
Hyland adds handwriting recognition to Brainware Foundation platform
The addition of advanced handwritten text OCR will enable organisations to expand their ability to extract information from documents and forms, as well as their ability to accelerate downstream processes.
CERT NZ provides threat intelligence for InternetNZ's DNS Firewall
"It’s important to InternetNZ to keep adding intelligence to Defenz to make sure our customers are protected from known security threats."
Hands-on review: Microsoft Surface Book 3
The majority of buyers of the Microsoft Surface Book 3 will undoubtedly be tempted in by the device’s versatility, and who can blame them?
Y Soft expands Microsoft Universal Print integration
YSoft SAFEQ Cloud portfolio, which includes SAFEQ CloudPro and Breeze, is now fully integrated with Microsoft’s Universal Print.
Dropbox extends esignature solution & storage to A/NZ customers
Customers are now able to electronically sign and share documents from Dropbox, and store them within Australia to ensure data residency.