Stories by Stuart Corner

Wintec to offer Fortinet cyber security training

The Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) will offer the Fortinet Network Security Academy (FNSA) program, designed to develop and train “action-oriented cyber security experts to manage new and advanced threats on the horizon.”

Australian start-up Fleet Space aims to enable IoT globally

Adelaide-based startup Fleet Space Technologies is a small company with big ambitions: “to design, build and launch the technology that will become the digital nervous system for our planet, drive a connected world and unlock the next industrial revolution.”

New Zealand urged to embrace Industry 4.0

The New Zealand Government has been urged to create a new policy platform to promote Industry 4.0, the next iteration of manufacturing enabled by the Internet of things.

AI: different tech, same impact says NZ AI Forum

The New Zealand AI Forum has put out a teaser for a report it plans to release on 2 May saying the report will find — not unsurprisingly — that artificial intelligence (AI) is likely to deliver economic growth and productivity improvements but impact some people’s jobs.

Vodafone cops Commerce Commission action over FibreX advertising

The Commerce Commission has accused Vodafone of misrepresenting its FibreX broadband service, which is delivered over a hybrid fibre coax network, as being delivered over the Ultra Fast Broadband fibre to the home network. Vodafone has refuted the accusations.

Curran kicks of cyber security review

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has initiated a comprehensive refresh of New Zealand’s approach to cyber security, releasing two cabinet papers detailing her proposed approach.

Spark offers businesses security as a service

Spark is offering a suite of managed security services to businesses, based on those provided to government agencies under Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) panel contract.

Lightbox gets Qrious to keep customers

Streaming TV service Lightbox says it has been able to reduce customer churn by using data analytics technology from Spark subsidiary Qrious, enabling it to better compete with global content providers.

Finally, iPhone users’ 111 calls provide location info

The Government’s caller location system that provides emergency service operators with details of a caller’s location when they are using an Android phone has been extended to iOS devices, nine months after its launch.

New Zealand Sigfox network ‘complete’ says Thinxtra

Thinxtra, the Australian company with the licence to build and operate Sigfox low powered wide area networks in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong, is hailing New Zealand as the first country in the Southern Hemisphere to have a nationwide LPWAN network, saying it has completed its Sigfox rollout.

Flux accelerator names 2018 startup cohort

Flux, an accelerator backed by Callaghan Innovation and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) has named he five startups selected for its 2018 cohort.

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