The latest in entrepreneurial technology news for Kiwis
Kiwis dream of electric vehicles - while we're buying gas guzzlers
“The number of EVs in the fleet grew by 3,656 in 2017 but the number of large vehicles, with engines greater than 3000 cc, grew by five times that amount."
NZ businesses to get wider access to satellite data - no matter what the weather
“Satellite imagery, especially weather-independent synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery, provides a great breadth of opportunity for scientific and commercial application in a place like New Zealand, known as the land of the long white cloud."
Fintech startup Hnry extends oversubscribed pre-seed capital raise
Wellington-based fintech startup Hnry’s pre-seed capital raise was so popular that it was oversubscribed by $100,000 within days of launch.
Infographic: Why an outdated unified comms solution hurts your business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.
Review: Cut 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.
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.
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?
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.
Invest in enterprise software UX & watch your people grow
In today’s digital era, we’re seeing a big change of focus from UI to modern user experiences (UX) such as conversational UX and purpose-built UX.
What are trade dollars and how can they help SMBs grow?
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.
Ākina Foundation adds Fulbright scholar to Board
The Ākina Foundation is welcoming new Board of Trustees member Te Puoho (TP) Katene to its governance team, bringing the total number of board members to seven.
Blockworks Hackfest celebrates 2018 winners
"Kiwis are world famous innovators and this was very evident at the hackfest - ideas flew, solutions were created and we had a lot of fun."
Health beyond borders: How can blockchain transform medical tourism?
In the wake of rising blockchain popularity, the medical tourism industry is bound to be among the top beneficiaries.
Gartner - 70% of AI for digital commerce projects succeed
As AI adoption continues to grow, a recent Gartner survey shows that in digital commerce organisation projects are succeeding at a massive rate.
Frost & Sullivan: Pulse Secure among best NACs for SMB to large enterprise
The recent Frost and Sullivan 2018 Network Access Control (NAC) Market, Global, Forecast to 2022 report states that network visibility is critical.
Air NZ demos immersive AR tourism board game
Players can see a giant kauri tree grow, meet a grumpy Hobbit, experience a bird’s eye view of a helicopter bungy jump, and they can even get splashed by a breaching whale.
Change Accelerator graduates empower communities
The three graduates from Vodafone’s Change Accelerator programme now have prototype solutions that they will use in practice with youth in their communities.
NVIDIA’s new GPU-acceleration platform for machine learning
NVIDIA’s new open source RAPIDS offering gives performance boost to end-to-end predictive data analytics.
SMBs cling to older PCs and hefty repair bills
If your work PCs and devices are more than four years old, you might be spending more money on maintenance than you would spend on buying an entirely new device fleet.
HPE launches hybrid cloud tools for SMBs
HPE now provides a helping hand for small and medium businesses that are aiming for the cloud.
Adobe’s bid to accelerate experience-driven commerce
"Consumers expect every interaction with a brand to be contextual, intuitive and meaningful, but companies have struggled to consistently deliver."
Feeling fatigued? Getting out of the office for lunch could be the answer
Do you make a point to take your lunch break in full most workdays? You might be one of only 28% of New Zealanders who actually make the most of it.
Clarifying the broad topic of artificial intelligence
"When it comes to making the most of your data, AI presents a lot to wrap your head around."
Quanton enhances RPA offerings with UiPath
New deal enables Kiwi enterprises to capitalise on software robots to drive competitive advantage and reduce operating costs.
Xero champions mental health awareness and support in the workplace
“Mental illness and poor wellbeing is something that affects many people, including small businesses; most people will encounter it in themselves or someone they love during their lifetime. We cannot afford to ignore it.”
Biotech on the cusp of a massive growth surge
Biotech is growing exponentially in many areas including the revolution in gene editing technologies which will play a big part in the future of many sectors including healthcare, agriculture and conservation."
IT struggling with increased roles and limited budgets
With digital transformation rife, IT departments around the globe are being forced to do more with the same resources.
Singapore printing startup Gogoprint sets sights on A/NZ
Gogoprint raised US$7.7 million (NZ$11.9 million) in a Series A funding round, which will help to finance regional expansion and product development.
Google shutting down Google+ after covering up privacy bug
Google’s management was aware of the bug but chose not to share it with the public to avoid scrutiny by regulators.
Hands-on review: The 2018 MacBook Pro - mesmerising design with a powerful punch
Nothing will ever feel as good as opening the box of a brand new MacBook.
Bye bye Baxter - Rethink Robotics bites the dust
Did we just lose one of the most pioneering robotics companies in the world? According to reports from the Boston Globe and a number of other media outlets, the answer looks to be 'yes'.
Heat-seeking drones can save the dolphins
One study has demonstrated how modern tech can be used to reduce the costs and environmental impact of conservation efforts.
Vend & Xero sign brand insight deal with Perceptive
Xero and Vend have both chosen an Auckland-based tech-based research agency Perceptive as their global insights partner.
Nyriad and Datacom sign agreement to bring AI-ready storage to AU
Nyriad has signed an exclusive agreement with Datacom to develop and deploy a next-generation computational storage solution to the Australian market.
Venture Up accelerator for young entepreneurs coming to Queenstown
The mountainous backdrop of Queenstown is set to become the location of Creative HQ’s newest 2019 Venture Up accelerator for young entrepreneurs.
Waikato businesses great at ideation but stumble at commercialisation, says expert
The Waikato might be one of the best at producing innovative ideas, but it’s not so good at commercialising them.