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  • Datacom’s new Auckland home officially opened

    ​IT services provider Datacom has officially opened its new office in Auckland’s innovation hub at Wynyard Quarter, bringing together 1,200 staff five previously spread across five Auckland offices.

    22 May 17 09:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Gigamon offers visibility into Amazon Web Services for NZ Enterprises

    ​Gigamon has announced availability in New Zealand and Australia of the Gigamon Visibility Platform for Amazon Web Services, saying it provides consistent visibility into data in motion across an enterprise: on-premise, remote sites, public cloud, private, and hybrid architectures.

    22 May 17 09:38 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Southern Cross signs seven customers for NEXT cable

    Southern Cross Southern Cross Cable Network says seven organisations have now signed letters of intent to use its planned Southern Cross NEXT trans Pacific cable. It says these include “three major Australasian carriers and four Pacific islands,” adding: “ Discussions with several other customers showing strong interest are also in progress.”

    18 May 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • BDO NZ now Xero largest partner worldwide

    ​BDO NZ, the New Zealand arm of the global accounting firm with 850 staff and 15 offices in New Zealand, says it is now Xero’s biggest partner in the world after signing up its 10,000th Xero user.

    17 May 17 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Sonet become Salesforce consulting partner

    ​New Zealand digital transformation and technology consultancy Solnet has become a Salesforce consulting partner following what it says was a recent success with a large enterprise project involving a Salesforce-connected-application.

    17 May 17 08:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Zero Commission woos Spark’s small shareholders

    ​Spark has become the latest company to have its shareholders targeted by Zero Commission, a company that describes itself as “the New Zealand leader in genuine offers to small shareholders.”

    16 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 3 signs your business Is ready to raise funds from VCs

    For the majority of startups and small businesses there comes a time when they start planning for the future and that often includes seeking out funding. Whether you’re in the market for an additional financial boost through crowdsourcing or planning to reach out to investors, there is plenty of preparation that goes into financial growth.

    15 May 17 12:21 Written by By Josh Althuser
  • Spark completes email migration from Yahoo to SMX

    Spark says it has completed the migration of its Xtra email service from Yahoo to New Zealand-owned email platform provider SMX, announced in September 2016 and now has more than 800,000 Xtra email accounts running on the new email platform.

    15 May 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • James Pascoe switches SAP support to Rimini Street

    ​New Zealand retailer James Pascoe Group has switched to Rimini Street support for SAP ERP applications used by its eight retail brands in New Zealand and Australia.

    10 May 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Unruly & VeNA team to help advertisers beat ad blockers

    UK based video advertising technology company, Unruly, and the Video Entertainment Network Asia (VeNA) have teamed up to help advertisers produce adverts with sufficient appeal to persuade consumers to turn off ad blockers that are becoming increasingly popular, especially in New Zealand.

    04 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Serko teams up with HRS for corporate hotel bookings

    ​NZ Stock Exchange listed online travel booking and expense management company Serko (NZX: SKO) has formed a strategic partnership with HRS Global Hotel Solutions, an online hotel booking services designed for global enterprises, with a claimed 40,000 corporate customers.

    03 May 17 13:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Qrious to become Cloudera MSP for New Zealand

    Qrious - the big data and analytics software business set up in 2014 by Spark NZ - has become the first managed service provider in New Zealand for global data management and analytics software company, Cloudera, which offers software built on the open source Hadoop, and which went public on the New York Stock Exchange last week.

    02 May 17 09:38 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Venture and angel investments reach record levels

    The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund says angel networks and funds invested a record $69m into young New Zealand companies in 2016, a 13 percent increase on the previous record set in 2015.

    02 May 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Sky Vodafone merger OKed, as an overseas investment

    The Overseas Investment Office has granted its consent to the merger of SKY Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand. However, there is no suggestion, despite at least one press report to the contrary, that this decision will override the Commerce Commission’s rejection, in February of the deal on the basis that it would be anti-competitive.

    01 May 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 6 tips for interviewing and hiring programmers

    ​Hiring good people is an enormously difficult task. The task is further complicated when interviewing technical talent, as you may not be knowledgeable of all the factors that go into writing good code. On top of that, there are so many factors that go into assessing an individual that go far beyond recognizing skills, experience and education. What makes someone a good fit for a role is seldom seen in a resume; the intangibles are what truly set candidates apart.

    28 April 17 09:29 Written by Joshua Althauser
  • Frogparking launches investment-fuelled recruitment drive

    New Zealand based parking technology company Frogparking says it is hunting for new talent in New Zealand, Australia and the United States as it embarks on a growth programme fuelled by a recent multi-million dollar investment.

    28 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Government initiatives needed to boost digital inclusion

    The Innovation Partnership, a body sponsored by Google, Chorus and InternetNZ, says New Zealand is falling short on ‘digital inclusion’ and it has called on Government to address the issue in collaboration with other organisations.

    27 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
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