Virtualisation News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wagbot the chatbot delivers educational advice

    ​Community Law Wellington has launched a chatbot to provide information to parents and students about schools and education throughout New Zealand. The chatbot, dubbed ‘Wagbot’ is claimed to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to ‘learn on the job’.

    17 May 17 06:00 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
  • Massey University goes hyperconverged

    After initially experimenting with hyperconverged infrastructure for a small project New Zealand’s Massey University is now deploying Nutanix equipment to handle its mission-critical student management system. The university says it is planning further deployment of the technology.

    21 Sept. 16 10:10 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ​Sky TV in merger talks with Vodafone

    Sky Television has confirmed merger talks with telco giant Vodafone, as the two companies explore the possibility of combining practices in New Zealand.

    08 June 16 10:25 Written by James Henderson
  • 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
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