Cloud Computing News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • NIWA and NeSI to get three new supercomputers

    New Zealand weather and research bodies are to get three new Cray supercomputers under a six-year $31.7m contract announced today by science and innovation minister Paul Goldsmith.

    09 June 17 09:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • PwC flags challenges for media and entertainment companies

    PwC has released its 18th annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2017-2021 saying that entertainment and media companies accustomed to competing and creating differentiation through content and distribution must focus more intensely on user experience (UX).

    08 June 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • AWS scores whole of NZ Government cloud services supply deal

    ​Amazon Web Services (AWS) has scored a whole-of-government agreement, through the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), to help New Zealand Government agencies accelerate the adoption of public cloud services.

    31 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Wellington Airport deploys Skyfii to analyse user movements

    ​Wellington International Airport is to deploy data collection, analytics and marketing software from Sydney-based, ASX-listed Skyfii to gather, analyse and act on data about users of the airport.

    31 May 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Wipster’s video review software integrated with Brightcove

    ​Wellington-based Wipster, the developer of software that enables teams to collaboratively review video content, has announced integration with Brightcove, which offers a suite of products and services designed to reduce the cost and complexity of distributing, measuring and monetising video across devices.

    24 May 17 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Charles Sturt University opts for Unimarket eProcurement service

    Australia’s Charles Sturt University has opted for Auckland-based Unimarket’s cloud-based eProcurement system designed for educational institutions, to help streamline and automate its spend management and procurement processes.

    24 May 17 06:00 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
  • Horowhenua council streamlines land information delivery with Civica

    The district council for the North Island community of Horowhenua has implemented Authority 7 the latest version of the Authority local government management software from UK company Civica, reducing the time taken to deliver its land information memorandum (LIM) report from 10 days to, on average, half a day.

    10 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
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