Coalition Agreement restores funding for Computers in Homes

Press Release – 2020 Trust

The Coalition Agreement between Labour and NZ First, released today, has restored funding for the 20/20 Trusts Computers in Homes programme. Read more »

GCSB sees potential for ‘significant’ malware disruption

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Vodafone New Zealand’s pilot programme for the Government Communications Security Bureau showed the Cortex technology could “significantly” dent malicious software incursions. Read more »

Ditch the paper and file GST online

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

People still filing their GST on paper are being encouraged to join the thousands of others who have taken the task online. Read more »

Highly connected but increasingly suspicious

Press Release – Kantar TNS New Zealand

Kantar TNS surveyed 70,000 people across 56 countries and conducted 104 in-depth interviews as part of the 2017 Connected Life study. The research explored consumer trust in brands in relation to four themes: technology, content, data, and e-commerce. … Read more »

People Biggest Threat to Information Security – PwC Report

Press Release – PwC

PwCs Global State of Information Security Survey finds that staff, service providers, suppliers or business partners, are rated among the biggest cyber risks for Kiwi companies. Read more »

SKYCITY Partners With Let’s Play Live Media

Press Release – SKYCITY

The Sky Tower will soon be home to New Zealands leading esports entertainment and broadcasting company, thanks to a partnership between SKYCITY and Lets Play Live in whats considered the fastest-growing entertainment sector globally. Read more »

Kiwis Chew through Record Amount of Broadband Data

Press Release – Glimp.co.nz

The amount of data being downloaded by New Zealands broadband internet users has almost doubled in the past year, highlighting the importance for New Zealanders to compare broadband packages before purchasing. Read more »

GeoZone Wins at Innovation Awards

Press Release – GeoZone

A hunger for innovation and a passion for tourism is behind the success of campervan companion app CamperMate. Read more »

NZ Retailers want an even playing field

Press Release – Towelling It

Amazon recently announced plans to open its first warehouse in Australia. Based in Melbourne, the location will offer New Zealand consumers a much closer delivery point. Read more »

Celo says healthcare platform is secure against cyber-threat

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Technology startup Celo, which recently teamed with Roche NZ, says its healthcare data platform is secure against cyber-threats including those that exploit the key reinstallation attack weakness, or KRACK, that may leave devices … Read more »

NZ’s IRD a global leader in shift to digital

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ’s IRD a global leader in shift to digital, unobtrusive tax administration, Ferguson says Read more »

Krack Global Security Vulnerability of Wi-Fi Networks

Press Release – Spark

Spark has become aware overnight of a global security vulnerability that has the potential to put all Wi-Fi networks, and the devices that access those networks, at risk of being compromised. We are not aware of any Spark customers who have been … Read more »

Judge gets Facebook news primer in media merger hearing

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Justice Robert Dobson and his self-confessed “Luddite ways” was shown how news can be shared via social media during day one of Stuff and NZME’s appeal against the Commerce Commission’s rejection of their planned merger. Read more »

IBM Announces Blockchain Solution to Speed Global Paymments

Press Release – Joint Press Release

TORONTO 16 Oct 2017 : SIBOS: IBM (NYSE: IBM ) today announced a new blockchain banking solution that will help financial institutions address the processes of universal cross-border payments, designed to reduce the settlement time and lower the cost … Read more »

Legacy Project to Create Tech-Savvy Generation for Dunedin

Press Release – GigCity

Legacy Project to Create Tech-Savvy Generation for Dunedin A $90,000 GigCity Community Fund grant has been awarded by Chorus to a network of technology educators in Dunedin who plan to create a new generation of tech-savvy youth. Under the governance of … Read more »

Jade Software appoints Charlotte Walshe as new CEO

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Jade Software has appointed Charlotte Walshe as its new chief executive, replacing Jason Court, who held the position on an interim basis after the company split into Jade Software and Jade Logistics in June. Read more »

Homegrown award for Company-X

Press Release – Company-X

Software specialist Company-X has been recognised among the industrys finest at the Reseller News ICT Awards. Read more »

National Cyber Policy Office tests market appetite

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) – The National Cyber Policy Office (NCPO) is testing the market appetite to deliver a Cyber Credentials Scheme that would ensure New Zealands small and medium-sized businesses the vast majority of firms are protected … Read more »

Blackeye Partners with NZVRARA

Press Release – Joint Press Release

The NZVRARA (The New Zealand VR/AR Association Inc.) and Wellington-based Blackeye VR Limited have announced a strategic partnership between the two entities to jointly promote the fast-growing New Zealand VR/AR sector and accelerate adoption of virtual … Read more »

Spiller collection reveals gems

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Watching the dress styles, hairdos, car makes and childrens dress-up costumes appear as a new scanner reveals images from mid-1900s film reels triggers nostalgia in those who remember the days; and wonder in those too young to have experienced … Read more »

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