Stories by Sathya Mithra Ashok

Ballance chooses Commvault to ensure data access

NZ-based fertiliser manufacturer and distributor, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, has deployed CommVault’s Simpana 10 software to enhance data scalability and end-user efficiencies to support its increasing mobile workforce.

In pictures: The Hub at Microsoft's TechEd 2014

Microsoft's TechEd 2014 brought together more than 2000 IT developers, tinkerers, vendors and partners in a four-day long conference at Auckland to discuss the latest in Microsoft's products and solutions. Besides packed sessions, the conference sported an exhibitor area, called The Hub, that showcased technologies from various NZ and global providers.

In pictures: Women in Tech event at Microsoft's TechEd 2014

As part of TechEd this year, Microsoft hosted a Women in Technology event yesterday. The evening event brought women developers, coders and others who occupy various tiers in the ICT workforce in the country. Speakers at the event included the well-known Frances Valintine, founder and chairperson of the board at The Mind Lab, Jessica DeVita, technical evangelist at Microsoft and Jacki Johnson, NZ CEO of Insurance Australia Group (IAG). The speeches were preceded and followed by networking sessions to allow for interaction between the women, and the few brave men, who had gathered together.

TechEd 2014: Nanotechnology - the way of the future

Solid objects that are invisible to the naked eye, powering devices with your own sweat, reversible adhesion that will enable devices to be attached to anything, anywhere – these were some of the ideas discussed by University of Auckland senior lecturer Dr Michelle Dickinson in her hour-long session on nanotechnology at Microsoft’s TechEd 2014.

In pictures: Microsoft kicks off TechEd 2014 in New Zealand

Microsoft kicked off its annual TechEd in New Zealand with three keynotes at Auckland’s Vector Arena yesterday evening. This year’s Microsoft TechEd conference, which will run for four days in Auckland, will bring together IT developers, tinkerers, vendors and partners to discuss the latest developments in Microsoft and its technologies. More than 2000 people are expected to attend the event through the days.

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