Stories by Stuart Corner

Spark to take ownership of all 26 retail stores

​Spark has revealed plans to take ownership of all 26 Spark consumer stores from dealer partners, saying the move will enable it to showcase its digital experience offerings in an interactive retail environment.

Jade Software getting closer to profitability

​Christchurch based Jade Software has reported a 24 percent rise in revenues for 2016, after reporting zero revenue growth in 2015. It cut net loss before tax to $0.6m after reporting a loss of $3.2m in 2015.

HawkEye to help farmers farm smarter

Farmer-owned co-operative Ravensdown has introduced a set of online benchmarking and forecasting tools that it says will help farmers make smarter nutrient decisions by showing planned versus actual nutrient investments over time.

AI to diagnose sick cows

New Zealand technology research firm, Teck Labs, has developed an iPhone and iPad app, named Betty, that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to help dairy farmers diagnose health problems with their herd.

Agriculture told to accelerate IT and IoT adoption

The CEO of NZTech, Graeme Muller, has called for New Zealand’s agriculture industry to latch on to technology faster to support economic growth and become a world leader in a fast growing agritech market.

Spark taps Nokia for core network upgrade

Spark is to upgrade its core infrastructure under a three-year strategic partnership with Nokia that will include the supply by Nokia of its 7250 Interconnect Router R6 (IXR-R6) to “address capacity and embrace architectural evolution on the path to 5G, ultra-broadband and IoT,” according to Nokia.

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