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  • Call for tech industry sustainability

    The CEO of NZTech Graeme Muller is urging New Zealand tech companies to study the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and position their solutions as ways to achieve them.

    17 June 19 10:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Google policy head retools team for global lobbying push

    Google is trying to plug a surge of public scrutiny around the world by overhauling how its policy office operates, with increased emphasis on having policy staffers and top company executives alike building relationships with governments, people familiar with the matter said this week.

    14 June 19 10:48 Written by Reuters
  • Spark execs reveal the advantage of agility

    Spark’s outgoing CEO, Simon Moutter, his nominated replacement, customer director Jolie Hodson, and HR director Joe McCollum have provided a detailed account of the telco’s transition to an agile mode of operation.

    12 June 19 15:21 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Should Big Tech fear US antitrust enforcers?

    The arcane topic of antitrust law is getting more attention with the U.S. government gearing up to investigate whether Google, Facebook, Apple, and compete fairly.

    06 June 19 09:33 Written by Reuters
  • Top tech executives will be asked to testify in US probe

    Leaders of big tech companies will be asked to testify as part of an investigation into whether the companies misuse their massive market power, the head of the U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee leading the probe said on Tuesday.

    05 June 19 08:09 Written by Reuters
  • US moving toward major antitrust probe of tech giants

    The U.S. government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told have Reuters, setting up what could be an unprecedented, wide-ranging probe of some of the world's largest companies.

    04 June 19 09:42 Written by Reuters
  • Standardising applications: When it works … and when it doesn’t

    Minimising IT costs, streamlining processes and bringing together business units are just some of the reasons organisations want to standardise applications throughout their business. But many are doing it for the wrong reasons or where it doesn’t make sense, making it harder to succeed.

    30 May 19 12:24 Written by Bill Swanton, distinguished VP analyst at Gartner
  • Suffering through Windows Update

    Why should I have to worry about whether it’s safe to update my Windows PCs?

    28 May 19 20:00 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • NZ IT services growth falls short of IDC forecasts

    IDC says New Zealand’s IT services revenue has grown 1.9 percent annually since 2017 to reach $3.43b in 2018, a figure lower than IDC’s five year annual growth forecast for 2018-2023 of 2.8 percent issued in January this year, and below its five year forecast issued in January 2017 of 2.7 percent CAGR.

    23 May 19 09:48 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Lessons learned from an S/4HANA public cloud migration by Spirit Airlines

    Budget US airline Spirit is in the process of moving from SAP's legacy ECC enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to S/4HANA public cloud but it has had to overcome some challenges on the way to what it says is a very different system for its users to get to grips with.

    18 May 19 01:00 Written by By Scott Carey
  • Banks to join forces for blockchain-based settlement project

    Several of the world's largest banks are in the process of investing around US$50 million to create a digital cash system using blockchain technology to settle financial transactions, according to people familiar with the plans.

    17 May 19 10:50 Written by Reuters