Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • 10 cloud mistakes that can sink your business

    The cloud offers a wide range of tangible business benefits, but don't let these common blunders cast a shadow on your company's success.

    14 Nov. 17 22:00 Written by John Edwards
  • Amazon to sell cloud hardware in China deal

    Amazon.com is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world's second-largest economy.

    14 Nov. 17 16:48 Written by Reuters
  • Catalyst Cloud offers free trials of OpenStack

    NZ cloud services provider Catalyst Cloud has joined the OpenStack Public Cloud Passport programme and is offering free trials of OpenStack public cloud services.

    07 Nov. 17 15:48 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Xero gets smarter with second machine learning feature

    Xero has made another move to bring machine learning and artificial intelligence to its cloud-based small business accounting software, adding functionality to its ‘bills’ feature that will recommend what account codes a business should use.

    11 Oct. 17 09:11 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Palmerston North Council deploys Nutanix

    Palmerston North City Council has initiated a hybrid cloud strategy using hyperconverged IT infrastructure from Nutanix that, according to Nutanix, will reduce its outage risk and improve the digital services it provides to its 90,000 citizens.

    12 Sept. 17 13:23 Written by Stuart Corner
  • VMware Cloud goes live on AWS

    VMware has used its Las Vegas VMworld conference to officially launch VMware Cloud on AWS.

    29 Aug. 17 09:20 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Microsoft to host Azure in Infratil’s Canberra data centres

    Canberra Data Centres, 48 percent owned by diversified Wellington based company Infratil, has been chosen by Microsoft to host two new Australian instances of the Microsoft Azure cloud services, in its two Canberra data centres.

    16 Aug. 17 14:22 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Warehouse Group takes up Zoho One ‘operating system for business’

    The Warehouse Group has become one of the first customers for a new offering from cloud business applications software developer Zoho that provides access to its full range of more than 30 business applications for a fixed per-employee price per month.

    26 July 17 10:33 Written by Stuart Corner
  • SAM helps companies comply with CIS Security Controls

    A New Zealand developed cloud service enables organisations to assess and manage their compliance with CIS Controls, a set of best practice guidelines for computer security published by the US-based Center for Internet Security (CIS).

    17 July 17 14:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • The 5 biggest challenges faced by remote startups

    ​Getting your business off the ground is expensive. According to a study conducted by the Kauffmann Foundation, startup costs average around $30,000. If you’re looking to significantly decrease your operating costs, you’ve probably already considered going remote.

    27 June 17 10:00 Written by Ellie Martin
  • Hidden cloud migration gotchas — and how to avoid them

    From a lack of visibility into infrastructure to licensing and governance issues, frustrating surprises await your migration to the cloud. Here’s a real-world look at how traditional companies are navigating the cloud’s less-documented challenges.

    26 June 17 20:00 Written by Esther Shein
  • New Zealanders want access to online health records, from Government

    ​A survey of New Zealanders undertaken by global consultancy Accenture suggests strong support for the development of an electronic health record system operated by the Government that would enable individuals to see all information in their medical records.

    22 June 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner

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