Software Development News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • 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
  • Waikato University teams with eDrive for safer driving

    The University of Waikato and eDrive Solutions, a company that develops online training to improve driver safety, have formed a partnership that they say will increase opportunities for safer driving in New Zealand and Australia.

    30 May 17 06:30 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
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