Stories by Stuart Corner

Zag creates spatial services business unit

SAP and cloud service provider Zag (previously Soltius) has set up a spatial services team dedicated to geographical information systems (GIS) and headed by Matti Seikkula who has joined Zag from e-Spatial where he was the CIO and principal consultant.

Updated R&D tax incentive welcomed

Both TechNZ and BusinessNZ have welcomed changes to the government’s R&D tax incentive scheme extending benefits to companies that are not turning a profit.

Seequent scores international deal for its 3D modelling software

Seequent (formerly ARANZ Geo), a developer of geoscience analysis and modelling software based in Christchurch, has scored a deal with US based design, engineering, construction and technical services firm Jacobs for the use of Seequent’s Leapfrog Works 3D subsurface modelling software on its civil engineering and environmental projects around the world.

KiwiNet scores $8.2 new annual MBIE funding

Kiwi Innovation Network (KiwiNet) has secured $8.2m of new annual funding from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) for research commercialisation.

Government unveils cyber security strategy

Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi has released a new cyber security strategy saying it highlights four fundamentals for cyber security: partnerships are crucial; people are secure and human rights are respected online; economic growth is enhanced; national security is protected.

Government consults on 3.5GHz 5G spectrum

Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has initiated a consultation on technical principles to prevent interference between different mobile operators in the 3.5GHz band (3410 – 3800MHz) 5G band which it plans to auction in 2020.