Stories by Stuart Corner

Focus Softnet opens in NZ, via franchisee

Indian software company, Focus Softnet, has entered the New Zealand market, via a franchisee that will promote the company’s range of enterprise and vertical-specific software to customers in New Zealand

Action needed to address growing digital skills shortage

The Digital Skills Forum — an industry/government working group formed to address digital skills shortages — has released an analysis of the digital skills landscape in New Zealand says it shows a significant and growing digital skills shortage, primarily resulting from a rapid increase in demand for tech skills.

eDay Trust wants Government ewaste action.

The eDay Trust — a community initiative to raise awareness of ewaste hazards and the benefits of recycling computers —has called on the new Government to make a national ewaste recycling scheme a priority.

Curran to create digital economy advisory group

The Government has announced plans to set up a group to advise it on how to build the digital economy and reduce digital divides, with the aim of making ICT the second largest contributor to the economy by 2025.

Optical test gear maker Coherent Solutions raises $3m

Auckland based Coherent Solutions — which claims to make the world’s highest performing test and measurement instruments for optical communications — has raised $3 million in an A-Series investment round led by the Punakaiki Fund and supported by K1W1, NZVIF and Auckland University’s Inventors Fund.

TeamTalk taps Tait for nationwide digital radio network

NZX-listed telco, TeamTalk has selected Christchurch-based Tait Communications over Motorola and Chinese company Hytera to supply and build a new nationwide digital mobile radio network that will be integrated with TeamTalk’s other networks and services. The company claims to already have the largest Tait network in the world.

Warehouse Group to move customer-facing apps to IBM cloud

The Warehouse Group — which operates The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7 brands — is moving its customer facing IT systems to IBM New Zealand’s cloud services, saying the move will improve customer experience.