The latest in entrepreneurial technology news for Kiwis
Preparing for the future of work – growing big ideas from small spaces
We’ve all seen it: our offices are changing from the traditional four walls - to no walls. A need to reduce real estate costs is a key driver, as is enabling a more diverse and agile workforce.
Bluetooth-enabled traps could spell the end for NZ's pests
A Wellington conservation tech company has come up with a way of using Bluetooth to help capture pests like rats and stoats.
CERT NZ highlights rise of unauthorised access incidents
“In one case, the attacker gained access and tracked the business’s emails for at least six months. They gathered extensive knowledge of the business’s billing cycles."
Report finds GCSB in compliance with NZ rights
The Inspector-General has given the GCSB its compliance tick of approval for the fourth year in a row.
Preparing for e-invoicing requirements
The New Zealand and Australian governments are working on a joint approach to create trans-Tasman standards to e-invoicing that’ll make it easier for businesses in both countries work with each other and across the globe
5c more per share: Trade Me bidding war heats up
Another bidder has entered the bidding arena as the potential sale of Trade Me kicks up a notch.
Hootsuite's five social trends marketers should take note of
These trends should keep marketers, customer experience leaders, social media professionals and executives awake at night.
Company-X celebrates ranking on Deloitte's Fast 500 Asia Pacific
Hamilton-based software firm Company-X has landed a spot on Deloitte Technology’s Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2018 ranking - for the second year in a row.
Entrepreneur reactivates business engagement in AU Super funds
10 million workers leave it up to employers to choose their Super fund for them – and the majority of employers are just as passive and unengaged at putting that fund to work.
Tether: The Kiwi startup fighting back against cold, damp homes
“Mould and mildew are the new asbestos. But unlike asbestos, detecting the presence – or conditions that encourage growth – of mould and mildew is nearly impossible."
Capitalising on exponential IT
"Exponential IT must be a way of life, not just an endpoint."
Is mobile shopping compromising your enterprise security?
When employees do their holiday shopping on company resources, security teams have a challenge with the surge in browsing and online transactions.
Digital transformation drives demand for tech professionals across NZ
"A good employer will ensure they provide suitable training and development for their top candidates, not just from a technical perspective but also from a soft skill perspective."
Different approach to malware detection needed – VMware
Security needs to move away from the traditional approach of chasing after arbitrary forms of malware.
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.
Norton VPN adds New Zealand server
The new local server will help users protect personal information and securely access private information while on the go.
Vero study: Women run larger SMBs; and they're more worried too
Women are more likely to run larger SMBs, but they’re also more worried, more stressed, and less likely to use an insurance broker for their business than male SMB owners.
Govt commits $15.5m to digital identity research
“With more and more aspects of our lives taking place online it’s critical the government takes a lead to ensure New Zealanders have control of how and who uses their identity information,” says Minister Woods.
Can Huawei be trusted? One prominent Aussie says yes
Former Australian Rear Admiral John Lord says we need to trust in Chinese tech. Specifically, that Huawei plays a major role in our digital future.
AWS offers devs tiny autonomous vehicles for machine learning
AWS DeepRacer puts reinforcement to the test - see what other machine learning services AWS now offers.
NZ's growing tech sector creates job boom
"New tech roles are highly paid generating new wealth for regional New Zealand and research has found that for every new tech role created 4.9 other support roles are created in a community."
AWS boosts power, lowers costs with new EC2 instances
At AWS re:INVENT the company announced the availability of three new instances that can reduce workload cost and run bigger workloads, faster.
Cyber attacks develop complexity, target Windows sysad tools - report
The report explores changes in the threat landscape over the past year, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019.
simPRO launches VoIP solution in NZ
Job management company simPRO has rolled out a new VoIP phone solution for New Zealand trade service businesses.
SMBs buck trends found in 'negative' business confidence reports
Numerous ‘business confidence’ surveys this year haven’t coloured the outlook for many New Zealand SMBs, says Xero.
Kiwis being taken for a ride with certification due to SEO fears
A digital marketing agency has noticed that many New Zealand SMEs are paying far too much for SSL certification.
AWS announces two new Marketplace features
Now customers and marketplace sellers have the ability to use a private marketplace, as well as a dedicated marketplace for containers.
How Philips IT solutions are reinventing healthcare
Philips has a dream of completely interconnected healthcare system that offers the right information at the right time, as health knows no bounds so why should healthcare?
Whitepaper: Taking an integrated approach to combatting ransomware
Rather than having multiple different solutions, businesses need to ensure their endpoint management, malware and backup solutions are providing full coverage.
NZ Telco Forum responds to ComCom report complaint numbers
Earlier this week, a Commerce Commission report stated that telecommunications had the most complaints of any industry - the TCF isn’t convinced.
NZTech to launch new digital identity organisation
“We are the country’s newest not-for-profit organisation, bringing together private and government organisations working to make digital identity easier and more secure."
Spark strengthen ties with Māori Language Commission
The two have signed a mahi tahi Memorandum of Understanding for Spark to continue providing digital support for the promotion of te reo Māori.
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.
AWS RoboMaker supports future of robotics development
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is venturing deeper in the world of robotics services for developers with the launch of AWS RoboMaker.
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."
Report - Nine tips for tech companies to maximise growth
“Marketing and sales are critical to the successful growth of any business, but especially for those in the tech industry.”
Kiwis sceptical about tech's future impact on their business
Many business owners think AI, virtual reality, and autonomous vehicles are 'overhyped'.
Vodafone NZ strengthens IoT network with new tech rollout
Vodafone has launched two new IoT technologies that will allow greater expansion of solutions across New Zealand.
AWS offers inside look at its work with the public sector
The company’s Public Sector Partner Program grew almost 40% this year, with more than 800 partners now on board.
Dell.com customers urged to change passwords after breach
Dell is asking all of its Dell.com customers to change their passwords after it detected ‘unauthorised activity’ on its network earlier this month.
Xero celebrates 1m subscriber milestone
“Our growth is an indication of the strength of the small business economy across Australia and New Zealand,” says Xero’s managing director of Australia and Asia, Trent Innes.
Kiwi company brings AI assistant to small business
Aider, an AI powered digital business assistant created specifically for small business, has been in beta phase in Australasia for several months.
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.
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?
Huawei seeks urgent meeting with Govt about Spark 5G ban saga
“There has been no evidence of wrongdoing by Huawei presented and we strongly reject the notion that our business threatens New Zealand in any way."
Quora's been breached: Users, change your passwords
Quora’s 100 million users are the latest targets in a major data breach, but at least the company has moved quickly to contain it.
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.
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.
AWS announces pay-as-you-go satellite data download offering
Leverages a network of 12 antenna ground stations in AWS Regions around the world to download, process, store, analyse, and act upon satellite data.
DanaBot banking Trojan: How to protect your organisation
DanaBot is a Trojan written in the Delphi programming language that includes banking site web injections and stealer functions.
Sony Pictures & Spider-Man bring mobile web AR to fans
This mobile web experience that allows users to jump directly into Spider-Man’s AR world on any smartphone without the need for an app.
ComCom report leads to greater focus on telcos, online retail
The light is shining on confusing complexities and consumer complaints about online retail and telco marketing behaviours in the new report.
Aussie company announces accredited Diploma in Blockchain
The ASQA has accredited Blockchain Collective’s Advanced Diploma of Applied Blockchain consisting of eight modules - six core and two electives.
T'is the season SMBs may close their doors
Too many small businesses will try to keep a sinking ship afloat when really they should be closing up shop.
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.
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.
Uber disguised breach ransom payment as a bug bounty reward
“Paying the attackers and then keeping quiet about it afterwards was not, in our view, an appropriate response to the cyber attack."
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.
PhD student's wildlife-monitoring drone wins award
“You see a lot in the media about the threats facing yellow-eyed penguins in New Zealand, but those reports are mainly based on penguins from the mainland."
AWS improves network efficiencies with new offerings
Announced at AWS re:INVENT, the offerings are designed to speed up inter-instance communication, and application performance and availability.
How to build successful business partnerships
Not every business in your market needs to be a competitor.
CASE STUDY: Prototyping the most ambitious innovation in audio design yet
Central Innovation helped Nura leverage CAD software SOLIDWORKS to refine and prototype the Nuraphone.
OPPO completes 'world first' 5G multiparty video call
“This is just the beginning. Through 5G, we are creating truly immersive and revolutionary smartphones that will unlock a whole new user experience."
Huawei & Spark get slugged again: GCSB terminates proposed 5G network plans
This afternoon the GCSB denied Spark’s proposal to deploy Huawei 5G equipment across its future Radio Access Network.