The latest in entrepreneurial technology news for Kiwis
Xero sets firm sights on UK market at Xerocon London
The fruits from Xero’s recent spate of acquisitions and partnerships have been proudly on display this week.
MYOB signs up 205,000 subscribers in 12 months
MYOB claims that it is now the fastest growing cloud accounting business across Australia and New Zealand, after taking on 205,000 new subscriptions in just 12 months.
Why the adoption of SAP is growing among SMEs
Small and medium scale enterprises are emerging as lucrative end users for SAP.
A roadmap to AI project success
Five keys preparation tasks, and eight implementation elements to keep in mind when developing and implementing an AI service.
GCSB's CORTEX project scoops iSANZ Award
“I believe this award is particularly significant as it is acknowledgement from our peers in the information security industry and from across the private sector."
Facebook launches mentorship feature
Some Facebook Groups will people to connect with mentors and mentees based on specific topics of interest.
NZ firms lack cybersecurity confidence, HP survey says
Out of 434 of New Zealand’s small and large businesses, only half (50%) feel confident that they would be able to cope if they experienced a significant cybersecurity breach.
How Adobe aims to deliver marketing automation to Kiwi enterprises
“Qrious will enable enterprise customers to get the most out of Adobe Experience Cloud and provide valuable on-the-ground expertise."
NZ survey inspires 9 'growth hacks' for tech firms
"The idea is to give Kiwi technology companies useful information for planning their sales and marketing strategies."
14 milestones Workday has achieved in 2018
We look into the key achievements of business software vendor Workday this year
Workday customers start deployments to AWS infrastructure
Business software vendor Workday has turned it's previously announced AWS partnership into a reality.
Royole's FlexPai: So bendable phablets are a reality now
A US-based firm called Royole is delivering on that age-old problem of not being able to fold up your devices (who hasn't ever wished they could fold their phone up...)
Why mobile web could be a secret weapon for strategy
On mobile, a poor user experience is exacerbated and design flaws are magnified.
Kiwis losing $24.7mil to scam calls every year
The losses are almost five times higher compared to the same period last year, from reported losses alone.
Start 2019 with a bang with these four steps
While it’s easy to become absorbed by the day-to-day running of the business, an SMB’s success depends on the ability to step back.
Working smarter not harder key to building stronger business
So you want to build a stronger business. It’s one of the goals that everyone in your workplace should strive for.
Meet the finalists in the 2018 Young Enterprise Alumni Awards
Sharesies, Banqer, Creative HQ, Kiwibank and Girlboss NZ are just four of the standout finalists in this year’s Young Enterprise Alumni Awards
Industry's first Wi-Fi 6 access point for SMBs coming in 2019
EnGenius Technologies will soon launch the industry’s first Wi-Fi 6 2x2 access point, bringing next-generation WI-Fi into the hands of SMBs.
Whitepaper: Layering security protection for ransomware defense
As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve in complexity, so too does the pressure to have a thorough, well-thought-out, and automated system.
So you want to keep tech talent in your business
So you want to keep your tech talent, but you’re not sure what they need to stay put – is salary the biggest factor?
Increase visibility and productivity with fleet tracking software
Know what’s going on in the field so you can dispatch more efficiently, improve customer service and reduce time spent calling drivers for updates.
MicroMaker3D's tiny 3D printing tech is 'game changing'
Imagine 3D printing things thinner and smaller than a human hair, and how they could be used in everything from sensors, electronics, wearables and meshes.
What does a risk-free cloud migration look like?
When it comes time to move your business into the cloud, you have be sure you are doing it right - but how will you know what that means?
Infographic: Why an outdated unified comms solution hurts your business
Seventy-one percent of IT professionals say their organisations use multiple communication or collaboration solutions unnecessarily.
Whitepaper: The best way to get insights relevant to your business
A Design Sprint offers a framework for making progress and decisions when you have a new customer proposition.
AU startup hitches a ride to space with Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab and Australian IoT startup Fleet Space Technologies have signed a contract to launch two Proxima IoT satellites this month.
AU study looks at agritech challenges ahead
Barriers to adoption include infrastructure challenges such as a lack of connectivity, and the lack of strong value propositions.
Using SOLIDWORKS CAD to take an idea from prototype to product
Sound pioneer Nura had an ambitious concept to deliver when it raised almost two million dollars via crowdsourcing and then over five million dollars through a seed round.
Nitro partners with Dropbox for greater integration
Nitro integration with Dropbox Extensions will expand PDF productivity capabilities for users directly within Dropbox.
The Kiwi company driving commercial drone tech growth
“We have several high profile commercial projects underway and we’re confident we will have some exciting news to impart to the market next year.”
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga empowers Māori cultural research
NPM says the platforms are also designed to deliver innovation in significantly challenging research areas.
Three ways to improve mental health support in the workplace
“Instead of scrambling into action after a crisis, employers need to be more proactive in supporting employees."
Tatau scoops four international awards in a few short weeks
‘Tatau’ is the word on many international tech investors’ lips – and all because of a unique approach to blockchain and AI.
Whitepaper: How to build cloud policies your organisation can stand by
Done right, digital transformation can transform the way governments engage with citizens, make businesses more productive and help non-profits be more effective.
Four major business risks you should watch out for
"It’s essential for businesses to monitor human behaviour, and apply and enforce policies consistently. The alternative is to lose large amounts of unrecoverable money as a result of people’s actions."
With a mighty roar, Rocket Lab blasts off to space
Success! It definitely was business time for Rocket Lab yesterday as its Electron launch vehicle blasted off from the Māhia Peninsula yesterday (November 11).
The features that should be front and centre when evaluating SIEMs
According to Frost & Sullivan, SIEM can either be an enabler or a retardant and there's a thin line between the two - here's the key attributes.
"Is this for real?" The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.
Workday – who are they and what do they do?
We quickly summarise everything you need to know about the up and coming business software leader.
Commercial drones will only take off if safety is paramount
New Zealand’s commercial drone services could be ready within the next two years, but only if enough research is done to make certain that the public is safe.
Government still stuck in the past? Not on GovTech's watch
What exactly is GovTech and what’s been happening in our capital city?
You’re invited: Your communications system is determining your future
Your communications system makes or breaks customer engagement. Find out how to make an impact withT your customers.
The growth accelerator SMBs are ignoring
SMBs would rather spend time on the business than on tedious admin work, so you need solutions that are convenient, simple to understand and use, and are supplied by professionals you can trust.
Hands-on review: The iPhone Xs
The iPhone Xs is a win that brought numerous new and exciting features to the market.
How to build successful business partnerships
Not every business in your market needs to be a competitor.
NZ has a bright future in fintech
“We are seeing a real openness to open banking and a number of the banks have 20 or 30 collaborative Fintech projects on the go.”
Small Business Council sharpens focus on future disruption
“We’ve taken a bird’s-eye look at the current landscape and the issues small businesses are facing," says Small Business Council chair Tenby Powell.
Cutting through the noise with AI-driven threat analytics
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.
Kordia launches Women in Tech scholarship at the University of Waikato
The scholarship is established to acknowledge and support up-and-coming female talent and future technology leaders.
Samsung joins a global league of AI experts
“As a member of the PAI, Samsung will strive to facilitate the ongoing progress of artificial intelligence.”
The quid pro quo in the IoT age
Consumer consciousness around data privacy, security and stewardship has increased tenfold in recent years, forcing businesses to make customer privacy a business imperative.
Four reasons you should consider online marketplaces
Not only does a marketplace make trading easier for everyone, it can help you attract new customers you’ve previously been unable to reach.
Whitepaper: How much is your company’s data really worth?
The most valuable companies in the world are so valued because of the data those companies control.
Report gives voice to Kiwis experiencing digital exclusion
People surveyed in the report say they feel excluded, isolated, powerless and have limited opportunities because they are unable to access the internet.
Gartner’s top 10 IoT tech trends
“CIOs who master innovative IoT trends have the opportunity to lead digital innovation in their business.”
Computer Lounge online store hit by security breach
Auckland-based online computer parts store Computer Lounge has been affected by a security breach.
Ransomware: What to do if your business is hit
Ransomware has evolved to be more sophisticated, crafty and targeted and remains a threat to businesses of all sizes.
Mastercard opens Global Tech Hub in Sydney
"Enterprises, SMEs or startups are now able to bypass legacy approaches and develop innovation at an accelerated pace."
Hyundai invests in Israel-based deep learning startup
"Deep learning computer vision is one of the core technologies that can be applied to autonomous driving to navigate roads and make quick decisions in real-time."
NZ being targeted for cyber attacks – study
The survey polled more than 230 IT decision makers in businesses with 20 or more employees across New Zealand.
How Kiwi businesses can embrace a mobile workforce
As an early adopter of Amazon Web Services, Suncorp uses the public cloud to manage many applications and services central to its business.
Is a low-code app building approach what your organisation needs?
Microsoft PowerApps is a service that lets you build business apps that run in a browser or on a phone or tablet, and no coding experience is required.
$10m in the pot: What's next for PredictHQ?
In just four short years, PredictHQ has gone global and raised $10 million in a Series A funding round.
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."
Hands-on review: TablePlus database management app for Mac
TablePlus is a new desktop application developed with the goal to make database management easier, faster, and more efficient.
NZ’s newest $23m supercomputer facility now open
Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Wood comments on the benefits that this technology will bring to the country.
Kiwis concerned about being scammed – survey
This unease is warranted given the growing sophistication of scammers and their activities, and numbers of attempted fraud.
Xero weighs in on Fraud Awareness Week
Unfortunately the Xero Security team is all too aware of fraud. We see it affecting our customers and community as an almost daily event.