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  • Callaghan Innovation debuts micro 3D printer

    Callaghan Innovation has unveiled a new type of 3D printing technology that it says is able to print structures with features one twentieth the thickness of a 100 micron wide human hair.

    14 Nov. 18 09:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 9 rules for working with headhunters and IT recruiters

    Recruiters, executive search firms and employment agencies are all valuable tools in your job search arsenal. Here are eleven tips for making the most of your relationship with them.

    10 Nov. 18 00:30 Written by Sharon Florentine
  • Lloyds Bank to create 2,000 new digital roles

    Lloyds has announced that it is cutting 6,000 traditional roles but creating 8,000 digital roles to offer customers a greater range of digital services.

    08 Nov. 18 05:40 Written by Scott Carey
  • Google workers walk out to protest sexism, racism

    Thousands of Google employees and contractors staged brief midday walkouts on Thursday at offices across Asia, Europe and North America to protest sexism, racism and unchecked executive power in their workplace.

    02 Nov. 18 09:03 Written by Reuters
  • Just say no to blockchain (for now) advises Gartner

    ​In response no doubt to the huge amount of interest it receives from chief information officers about the technology, Gartner hosted eight sessions on blockchain at it's annual Symposium event on the Gold Coast this week.

    01 Nov. 18 08:08 Written by George Nott
  • AB InBev moves to Talend to streamline IT estate and free up data science talent

    AB InBev has grown from a medieval abbey brewery in southern Belgium into the world's largest beer maker through a series of mergers and acquisitions that left it with a sprawling estate of IT systems spanning 27 different ERP systems and more than 20 Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) tools.

    01 Nov. 18 05:47 Written by By Tom Macaulay
  • ‘Bigtech’ not fintech the biggest threat to banks

    Fintech – startup companies offering innovative financial services — are often touted as a major threat to established banks, but, says Laura Crozier, global industry director, financial services at Software AG, it is the 'bigtech' companies — in particular Amazon, Apple and Google — they should fear most.

    31 Oct. 18 09:33 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Plexure posts maiden profit, eyes US market

    NZX listed Plexure, which has developed software to enable companies to engage customers and boost loyalty via their mobile phones, has reported its first profit, $1.1m, following 51 percent revenue growth to $8.1m for the first half of FY19. It lost $0.2m in the same period last year.

    31 Oct. 18 09:26 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Oracle's quest to make blockchain disappear completely

    At its annual San Francisco OpenWorld conference last week, Oracle announced it would ​soon be launching​ four supply chain use case focused blockchain applications. And it won't be stopping there.

    30 Oct. 18 08:08 Written by George Nott
  • Top 200 tech companies boost revenues, profits and exports

    The Technology Investment Network — a private company established in 1999 to facilitate the growth of the NZ technology export sector — says New Zealand's top 200 technology companies earned combined revenues of $11.1 billion in 2018, up $1.1 billion from 2017, and boosted their profitability by 38.1 percent.

    25 Oct. 18 13:34 Written by Stuart Corner
  • AMD revenue forecast reflects cryptocurrency slump

    AMD has forecast fourth-quarter revenue below estimates as the chipmaker faces dwindling demand from cryptocurrency miners for its high-margin graphic processors and excess inventory, sending its shares down 22 percent.

    25 Oct. 18 13:15 Written by Reuters