Software Development News, Features, and Interviews

  • vGRID first in NZ to deploy HPE Synergy ‘composable infrastructure’

    ​vGRID, a New Zealand based SaaS and IaaS provider focussed on the small to medium business market, has moved from its datacentre at Waikato Innovation Park into Datacom’s Kapua data centre and has become the first company in New Zealand to deploy HPE’s Synergy product, claimed by HPE to embody a new architecture that it calls ‘composable infrastructure’.

    12 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Immigration no panacea for IT skills shortage, says NZTech

    ​Wellington’s LookSee campaign offering 100 oversees IT professionals an all expenses paid trip to New Zealand for a series of pre-arranged job interviews has garnered over 48,000 applications, prompting a warning from the New Zealand Technology Association (NZTech) that New Zealand should not depend on immigration as the silver bullet to the tech skills shortages.

    11 April 17 09:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Virtual and augmented reality centre to open in Wellington

    A virtual and mixed reality centre, Projectr, has been set up in the recently refurbished NEC House on Taranaki St, Wellington with support from the building’s owner, The Wellington Company and the Wellington City Council.

    17 March 17 15:56 Written by Stuart Corner
  • MYOB teams with Agrimap to offer farm management software

    MYOB has teamed up with New Zealand farm management software developer Agrimap to combined functional components of their respective software products and offer “the benefits of modern cloud-based business management solutions with on-farm data and process management services.”

    25 Jan. 17 16:09 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Bosch backs Kiwi email reading app for in-car use

    Global automotive equipment maker Bosch has added New Zealand company Beweb’s Speaking Email app for reading emails to its portfolio of apps designed to assist car drivers.

    09 Jan. 17 10:12 Written by Stuart Corner
  • CA Technologies offers cloud-based Test Data Manager in NZ

    Auckland based IT consultancy Spectrum has become the first organisation in New Zealand to offer CA Technologies’ Test Data Manager under a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), pay-per-use model.

    21 Oct. 16 14:13 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Recruit IT launches developers contest

    IT recruitment company, Recruit IT, has launched two competitions for IT developers, one for individuals and one for teams: NZ Top Tech Head and Top Tech Team 2016.

    07 Sept. 16 14:06 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Labyrinth Solutions debuts software media player for LG digital signage

    Auckland-based Labyrinth Solutions (which, interestingly, uses the web address has launched what it says is the first New Zealand-developed ‘system-on-chip’ (SoC) media player software for LG commercial digital signage screens.

    01 Sept. 16 13:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Serko to upgrade Sabre Online travel booking system

    NZ Stock Exchange listed online travel booking and expense management company Serko (NZX: SKO) has announced a collaboration with global travel systems operator, Sabre Corporation to develop the next version of Sabre Online.

    23 Aug. 16 14:51 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Gaming going gangbusters, says developer association

    The New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA) estimates that the game development industry earned revenues of $88.9m in the 12 months to 31 March 2016, a 13 percent increase on the prior year and with 92 percent coming from exports of interactive software and online services.

    03 Aug. 16 14:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Visa seeks innovative payment applications

    Global credit card company, Visa, is staging a competition for Australian and New Zealand for startups that can develop innovative applications using Visa APIs “to solve business challenges and bring new ideas to payments.”

    02 Aug. 16 15:40 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Core Education adopts Jade Software’s internal innovation system

    Christchurch-based professional learning and development company, Core Education, has adopted a program developed by another Christchurch organisation, Jade Software, designed to foster a culture of innovation within the company.

    28 July 16 11:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Is NZ Budget a boost for a digital nation?

    Budget 2016 is an encouraging boost for technology, New Zealand’s fastest growing industry, according to NZTech CEO Graeme Muller.

    27 May 16 03:26 Written by James Henderson