Stories by CIO New Zealand staff

Rakon named company of the decade

Rakon took out the top award at the 2011 Hi-Tech Awards on Friday, winning the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Hi-Tech Company of the Decade Award.

MYOB to release LiveAccounts in June

An online accounting package called LiveAccounts designed for small businesses that need to raise invoices, track expenses and manage income will be available from MYOB in June.
MYOB CEO Tim Reed says the offering was developed in response to an independent survey of over 950 local businesses which found business owners are looking for online tools and functionality, but prefer to run their business from the desktop.

Integral buy of Axon could create $150 million IT firm

If rumours that IT services provider Integral Technologies is planning to buy Auckland-based Axon pan out, a new $150 million IT company could be set to challenge the local market.
Axon today conceded staff have been told about discussions around the sale of the company, but refuses to confirm rumours a conditional agreement is in place with Integral Technologies.

New categories feature in Hi-Tech Awards

Two new categories in this year’s Hi-Tech Awards are expected to boost entry numbers, say organisers.
The first is the International Business Wales Exporter of the Year which demonstrates achievement in global sales with technology products or services that have been developed locally. It recognises companies that have sold internaitonally for at least three years.

Dell confirms Dick Smith NZ partnership

Dell is ramping up its local retail programme by selling its Inspiron PC products in all 70 Dick Smith New Zealand stores.
Earlier this month Dick Smith NZ country manager James Cunnold told Reseller News that the company was considering a partnership with Dell and said to "watch this space."