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  • Privacy commission urges immediate law reform

    Privacy Commissioner John Edwards, in his briefing to the incoming minister of justice, has called for urgent reform of privacy legislation saying this is needed to prevent New Zealand falling further behind international standards.

  • Air New Zealand gets into blockchain with Winding Tree

    Air New Zealand is partnering with Winding Tree, a Swiss based startup — registered in the Virgin Islands — that is using blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency to eliminate intermediaries in air travel and hotel bookings.

  • Sat nav systems get super-accurate

    Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has revealed details of a New Zealand trial of the satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) — which is intended to improve the accuracy of GPS — that it is funding jointly with the Australian Government. Meanwhile a commercial system that originated in New Zealand claims to already offer much higher levels of accuracy than GPS.

  • ANZ deploys Azure Stack to keep processing in-house

    ANZ, the first — and so far only — named Australian customer for Azure Stack, Microsoft’s recently released on-premises version of its Azure public cloud service, is using the system to avoid having to move masses of data for a new application into the public cloud.

  • SAP investigating its sales practices in Gulf region

    German business software giant SAP which last month said its South African sales commissions were being probed by U.S. regulators, has launched an investigation into its business practices in the Gulf region.

  • Broadcom may boost Qualcomm bid

    Chipmaker Broadcom is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Endace appoints Starlink as EMEA distie

    Auckland based network monitoring technology provider Endace has appointed StarLink as its value-added distributor across Europe, Middle East and Africa to promote its network recording and packet capture tools.

  • Unisys scores 10 year Ministry of Education APaaS deal

    The Ministry of Education has commissioned Unisys for a 10 year project to design and support a new digital Education Resourcing System (ERS) based on Microsoft and Oracle cloud services that, according to Unisys, will enable the ministry to deliver funds more efficiently for early childhood, primary and secondary school education providers.

  • Meg Whitman is leaving HP Enterprise

    ​Hewlett Packard Enterprise has revealed Meg Whitman is stepping down as chief executive officer after six years at the helm during which she steered the company through the biggest breakup in corporate history.

  • Uber confirms massive 2016 data breach

    Uber has confirmed that in October 2016 hackers gained access to the licence numbers of 600,000 of its US drivers and the personal information of 57 million Uber users from around the world.

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