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  • Insurers urged to lift their game on cyber risk

    The head of the NZ arm of global insurance broker, Marsh&McLennan, has lashed out at the insurance industry for what he says is its tardiness in providing protections for cyber related risks.

    22 Feb. 17 09:33 Written by Stuart Corner
  • LookSee to lure IT pros from Trump’s America

    LookSee Wellington, an initiative of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) and Workhere New Zealand designed to attract IT professionals to New Zealand, has joined a growing list of overseas organisations seeking to exploit president Donald Trump’s clampdown on migrants and visitors to the US.

    17 Feb. 17 14:40 Written by Stuart Corner
  • BPM and CRM software company Pegasystems opens NZ office

    US based business process management (BPM) and customer relationship management (CRM) software company Pegasystems has opened its first office in New Zealand, in Wellington, headed by David Hill.

    15 Feb. 17 15:42 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark makes $22.7m offer for TeamTalk

    Spark is bidding to take over NZX listed mobile radio, metro fibre and Internet service provider TeamTalk at a price of $22.7m, which represents about an 80 percent premium on TeamTalk’s recent share price.

    07 Feb. 17 10:33 Written by Stuart Corner
  • In for a bumpy ride: IDC tips major digital disruption by 2020

    IDC says that, by 2020, half of the New Zealand Stock Exchange listed organisations will see the majority of their business depend on their ability to create digitally enhanced products, services, and experiences.

    06 Feb. 17 11:56 Written by Stuart Corner
  • MYOB teams with Agrimap to offer farm management software

    MYOB has teamed up with New Zealand farm management software developer Agrimap to combined functional components of their respective software products and offer “the benefits of modern cloud-based business management solutions with on-farm data and process management services.”

    25 Jan. 17 16:09 Written by Stuart Corner
  • How HP maps the future

    Had the former Hewlett-Packard company not split into two in late 2015, its world renowned research arm, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, would have been 50 years old this year.

    07 Dec. 16 09:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Quickflix NZ goes subscription-free

    Movie and TV streaming service, Quickflix NZ, has launched two new services: Quickflix Access and Quickflix Red Carpet; services that it says “will bring the latest Hollywood movies and exclusive entertainment and other benefits to Kiwi movie fans.”

    01 Dec. 16 09:06 Written by Stuart Corner
  • From cow to cup: Fonterra aims for total dairy provenance

    Fonterra has announced plans make its dairy products 100 percent traceable from “the raw milk source on-farm through every stage of manufacturing and every ingredient in every product sold in every market.”

    25 Nov. 16 14:22 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ urged to more aggressively adopt latest technologies

    Fresh from a visit to IBM’s ‘World of Watson’ event in Las Vegas, the recently appointed deputy chair of the New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech), Rachel Kelly, has called for New Zealand to accelerate its adoption of advanced technologies, or wave goodbye to the “the great Kiwi Lifestyle.”

    16 Nov. 16 15:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Modlettes to cut training costs with peer-to-peer eLearning

    Auckland startup Modlettes has officially launched its eLearning platform of the same name, saying it aims to make peer-to-peer online learning easy for businesses and save them tens of thousands of dollars in staff training costs.

    15 Nov. 16 11:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Powerco opts for Zetron radcoms system

    Electricity and gas distributor Powerco has chosen US based Zetron to provide a dispatch system and radio network repeaters that, according to Zetron, will strengthen Powerco’s communications and improve worker safety in the field.

    07 Nov. 16 15:21 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Wynyard administrator fires 55 percent of staff

    The administrator of the failed Wynyard Group, Korda Mentha partner Grant Graham, has dismissed 72 of the company’s 132 staff saying the company’s cashflow is unable to sustain it current workforce.

    01 Nov. 16 16:49 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New chair for NZTech

    Former Vietnamese refugee and founder of the Augen Software Group, Mitchell Pham has been appointed chair of the New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech).

    27 Oct. 16 13:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • International role for NZTech chief Graeme Muller

    Graeme Muller, the chief executive of the New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech), has been elected to the board of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

    21 Oct. 16 14:11 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Joyce welcomes good news on high tech exports

    Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has talked up the achievements of New Zealand’s high technology companies, citing the findings of the annual Technology Investment Network’s TIN 100 report, which found that the 200 leading hi-tech companies had combined annual revenues of $9.4 billion – up 12 percent in a year.

    21 Oct. 16 09:43 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Dimension Data to tower over Lambton Quay

    Dimension Data New Zealand has announced that it will move its Wellington office to 157 Lambton Quay in March 2017 and will name the building Dimension Data Tower.

    21 Oct. 16 09:42 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ tech companies stunted by sales inefficiencies

    The organisers of a survey of 300 New Zealand-based technology companies says it shows a lack of focus on sales efficiency that will prevent most of them from growing substantially.

    18 Oct. 16 11:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Pushpay pushes past $US1b annual transactions mark

    New Zealand Stock Exchange listed mobile payments company, Pushpay, says its transaction volumes are now running at more than $US1 billion annually, a 39.1 percent increase in four months.

    12 Oct. 16 12:03 Written by Stuart Corner
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