Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • Huawei founder and CEO pledges increased investment in NZ

    The founder and CEO of Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, has met with prime minister Bill English promising to make investments in New Zealand that will cover local procurement, R&D, and cloud computing infrastructure.

    23 March 17 10:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Earthquake Commission first customer for NZ-hosted OnBase

    New Zealand’s Earthquake Commission, which undertakes research into natural disasters and provides insurance against natural disasters for residential properties, has selected Hyland’s OnBase cloud-based content management system to support its claims management system, Guidewire ClaimCenter.

    16 March 17 15:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • SiteTech acquires WebSlice

    SiteHost Hosting and cloud services provider, SiteTech Group — the company behind the SiteHost brand — has acquired WebSlice Limited, a New Zealand hosting provider with products in the cloud servers, dedicated servers and shared hosting markets.

    15 March 17 15:06 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Medifab deploys Promapp BPM to aid regulatory compliance

    New Zealand based medical devices company Medifab is to deploy Promapp’s cloud-based business process management software to support compliance with the US Food and Drug Administration and international quality standards as it expands its international operations.

    07 March 17 16:51 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Orion Health migrating to AWS to boost data analytics capability

    Orion Health has announced that it will migrate its Amadeus healthcare data management and analytics platform, which manages 110 million records globally, to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, saying the move will enable Amadeus to offer better data management and analysis.

    22 Feb. 17 14:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Inside Xero’s mammoth cloud migration

    When Xero announced in November that it had completed its shift to a public cloud platform, the accounting software-as-a-service provider claimed that it was one of the largest migrations of its kind to be attempted in Australia and New Zealand.

    03 Feb. 17 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Contact in the cloud: Spark shifts Contact Energy’s IT

    Spark says that electricity and gas company Contact Energy has migrated its entire business IT to the Spark cloud with the completion of a nine month migration, prompted by a change in the company’s largest shareholder in 2015.

    31 Jan. 17 14:58 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Hyland opens NZ data centres for OnBase support

    US company Hyland, provider of the OnBase cloud-based content and process management system, has announced the opening of two data centres in New Zealand — in co-location facilities in Auckland and Wellington — saying the move will support the growing global demand for solutions hosted in the Hyland Cloud.

    24 Jan. 17 09:27 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Toll New Zealand rolls out cloud-based BPM

    Domestic freight forwarding and logistics company, Toll New Zealand, is to deploy cloud-based business process management software from local company Promapp.

    05 Dec. 16 14:52 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ Government opts for SAP cloud-based HR management

    The New Zealand Government, through the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), has signed an agreement with SAP New Zealand under which SAP can automate management of government human resources ‘from hire to retire’ using the cloud-based SAP SuccessFactors Human Capital Management (HCM) Suite.

    03 Nov. 16 09:05 Written by Stuart Corner
  • CA Technologies offers cloud-based Test Data Manager in NZ

    Auckland based IT consultancy Spectrum has become the first organisation in New Zealand to offer CA Technologies’ Test Data Manager under a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), pay-per-use model.

    21 Oct. 16 14:13 Written by Stuart Corner
  • MHA Cloud Computing becomes Lucidity to clear up cloud confusion

    Auckland based cloud services provider MHA Cloud Computing, a Microsoft Gold Hosting Partner, has changed its name to Lucidity as part of what it says a rebranding initiative to position the company for strong future growth

    21 Oct. 16 09:45 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Google to bring its cloud platform to Australia

    Google will next year launch a Sydney Google Cloud Region as part of a significant program of geographical expansion. In addition to Sydney, Google will launch regions in Mumbai, Singapore, Northern Virginia, São Paulo, London, Finland and Frankfurt.

    30 Sept. 16 08:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Clouds gather: SecureCom to rescue Atmospheric

    Privately held IT and cloud services provider SecureCom has signed an unconditional agreement to acquire Auckland-based cloud specialist Atmospheric, recently placed in receivership. SecureCom said five of Atmospheric’s staff would join the team at its Auckland site, taking total employee numbers to more than 50.

    28 Sept. 16 14:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • What to do when the cloud eats your hardware vendor

    Cloud revenues are increasing while traditional hardware vendors are either entrenching in their legacy strategies, expanding to new markets or transforming themselves. A new report from Forrester has advice about what enterprise buyers need to do in these tumultuous times.

    07 Sept. 16 07:05 Written by Brandon Butler