Software News, Features, and Interviews

  • SmartHealth provider HealthTap opens Apac hub in Hamilton

    ​HealthTap, a 2010 Silicon Valley startup that puts people seeking medical advice in touch with doctors, has opened an Asia-Pacific hub office in Hamilton, New Zealand and hired a local general manager, Anita Hogan.

    01 June 17 06:00 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
  • New Zealand AI Forum to launch in June

    ​A New Zealand forum on artificial intelligence will be launched in Wellington on 7 June with support from NZTech and chaired by Stu Christie, investment manager at the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund. It will be a member of the NZ Technology Alliance, which is managed and supported by NZTech.

    25 May 17 07:00 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
  • Pushpay on track for ACMR target

    ​New Zealand Stock Exchange listed mobile payments company, Pushpay — whose main business is facilitating donations to churches in the US via a mobile app — has reported increased losses for the year to 31 March but says its focus is to continue to invest to grow the business.

    23 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
  • DataTorque revamaps Haiti’s tax collection system

    Wellington based software company DataTorque in partnership with Canadian company C2D Services has secured a six year contract from the Government of Canada to produce a French language version of its RMS taxation management system and implement it for Haiti’s tax authority, the Direction Générale des Impôts.

    12 May 17 08:48 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
  • 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
  • Creative agency Method creates AR & VR content arm

    ​Auckland-based creative agency, Method, has launched a specialist augmented and virtual reality arm, M Theory, saying it will enable the company to keep up with client demand for AR and VR content.

    09 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Blockchain tipped to untangle the law on intangible property

    ​Law firm Russell McVeagh has shone a spotlight on the conflicted ways in which different legal jurisdictions treat rights to intangible property such as software and domain names, and suggests that the growing use of blockchain technologies to establish ownership of valuable intangibles will soon force lawmakers to deal with the issue.

    08 May 17 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vector to deploy mPrest energy IoT and analytics system

    Energy and communications network operator Vector has secured exclusive Australasian rights to energy network monitoring, control and data analytics software from Israeli company mPrest that, it says, is able to use self-learning techniques to assess and predict a range of network variables including loads, market dynamics, storage, customer demand and capacity.

    05 May 17 09:00 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
  • 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
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