Software Development News, Features, and Interviews

  • Amazon Alexa coming to NZ, with $$ for developers

    Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled online service, the Amazon Echo device, and associated products for developers will be available in New Zealand next year.

    04 Dec. 17 13:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Air New Zealand gets into blockchain with Winding Tree

    Air New Zealand is partnering with Winding Tree, a Swiss based startup — registered in the Virgin Islands — that is using blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency to eliminate intermediaries in air travel and hotel bookings.

    24 Nov. 17 09:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New CEO for Jade Software

    Jade Software Corporation has named Charlotte Walshe as its new CEO

    16 Oct. 17 16:04 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Health IT bodies partner on interoperability

    HL7NZ is the local affiliate of Health Level Seven International, the global developer of standards for the interoperability of health information

    13 Oct. 17 16:01 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Unisys helps NZTA become Agile

    New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has awarded Unisys a five and a half year contract to support its suite of registry functions and to provide a cloud-based Agile software development environment designed to speed application development to better respond to legislative change.

    05 July 17 13:03 Written by Stuart Corner
  • SSP migrates NZ customers to Interactive’s Aus data centre

    ​SSP, a global provider of cloud-based back office systems for the insurance industry has announced completion of the migration of its New Zealand broker customers to Australian provider Interactive. The move follows a failure in SSP’s own UK data centre that took SSP’s New Zealand customers, and others off the air for up two weeks.

    04 July 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Eight organisations score grants for cyber safety initiatives

    Netsafe, an independent, non-profit organisation focused on online safety, has awarded grants to eight projects that aim to combat online abuse, bullying and harassment in New Zealand in the first round of its annual online safety partnership grant program.

    29 June 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Jade Software getting closer to profitability

    ​Christchurch based Jade Software has reported a 24 percent rise in revenues for 2016, after reporting zero revenue growth in 2015. It cut net loss before tax to $0.6m after reporting a loss of $3.2m in 2015.

    19 June 17 09:38 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Ericsson sees opportunities for local mobile app developers

    Ericsson says there is an opportunity for smartphone application developers in New Zealand because only 15 percent of the top 100 smartphone apps used by New Zealanders are locally developed.

    14 June 17 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark NIWA and others launch major farm IoT trial

    According to a post on the NZTech blog, Spark is partnering with NIWA, Farmlands, and Ballance Agri-Nutrients to launch an Internet of Things pilot for farmers, starting with about 40 farms in the Matamata-Piako region, with a further 20 farms to be added in the South Island.

    12 June 17 06:00 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
  • Cyber security biggest barrier to being digital

    IT quality assurance firm, Qual IT has released the results of a survey of New Zealand organisation saying, perhaps not surprisingly, that cyber security is the biggest concern for IT leaders in these organisations as they strive to become digital.

    08 June 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Workers underestimate ‘robotisation’ of jobs

    New Zealander workers greatly underestimate the extent to which their roles will be replaced by robots, according to a survey undertaken by the Massey Business School and Auckland University of Technology.

    07 June 17 09:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New Zealand smart city projects shine in IDC awards shortlist

    ​New Zealand has achieved strong representation in the shortlist for IDC’s Smart City Asia Pacific Awards 2017. New Zealand projects are finalists in six of the 14 award categories: Transportation; Public Works; Smart Grid; Smart Water; Connected Health; Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces.

    05 June 17 09:13 Written by Stuart Corner
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