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  • NCSC’s advanced cyber threat protection saves organisations millions

    The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has estimated the advanced cyber defensive capabilities and services it provides to a range of New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations have provided benefits worth about $40m in the 12 months to June 2017.

    24 Nov. 17 15:17 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Privacy commission urges immediate law reform

    Privacy Commissioner John Edwards, in his briefing to the incoming minister of justice, has called for urgent reform of privacy legislation saying this is needed to prevent New Zealand falling further behind international standards.

    24 Nov. 17 15:04 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
  • Sat nav systems get super-accurate

    Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has revealed details of a New Zealand trial of the satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) — which is intended to improve the accuracy of GPS — that it is funding jointly with the Australian Government. Meanwhile a commercial system that originated in New Zealand claims to already offer much higher levels of accuracy than GPS.

    24 Nov. 17 09:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • ANZ deploys Azure Stack to keep processing in-house

    ANZ, the first — and so far only — named Australian customer for Azure Stack, Microsoft’s recently released on-premises version of its Azure public cloud service, is using the system to avoid having to move masses of data for a new application into the public cloud.

    23 Nov. 17 11:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • SAP investigating its sales practices in Gulf region

    German business software giant SAP which last month said its South African sales commissions were being probed by U.S. regulators, has launched an investigation into its business practices in the Gulf region.

    23 Nov. 17 08:39 Written by Reuters
  • Uber breach cover-up triggers flurry of government probes

    Governments around the globe launched investigations into Uber after the company disclosed it had covered up a breach that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm.

    23 Nov. 17 08:35 Written by Reuters
  • Broadcom may boost Qualcomm bid

    Chipmaker Broadcom is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter.

    23 Nov. 17 08:20 Written by Reuters
  • Endace appoints Starlink as EMEA distie

    Auckland based network monitoring technology provider Endace has appointed StarLink as its value-added distributor across Europe, Middle East and Africa to promote its network recording and packet capture tools.

    22 Nov. 17 16:19 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Unisys scores 10 year Ministry of Education APaaS deal

    The Ministry of Education has commissioned Unisys for a 10 year project to design and support a new digital Education Resourcing System (ERS) based on Microsoft and Oracle cloud services that, according to Unisys, will enable the ministry to deliver funds more efficiently for early childhood, primary and secondary school education providers.

    22 Nov. 17 16:17 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Meg Whitman is leaving HP Enterprise

    ​Hewlett Packard Enterprise has revealed Meg Whitman is stepping down as chief executive officer after six years at the helm during which she steered the company through the biggest breakup in corporate history.

    22 Nov. 17 11:06 Written by Reuters
  • Uber confirms massive 2016 data breach

    Uber has confirmed that in October 2016 hackers gained access to the licence numbers of 600,000 of its US drivers and the personal information of 57 million Uber users from around the world.

    22 Nov. 17 10:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Apple removes Skype from app store in China

    Apple has confirmed it has removed several apps including Skype from its app store in China after the country's government pointed to violations of local laws.

    22 Nov. 17 09:38 Written by Reuters
  • HPE pushes toward autonomous data centre with InfoSight AI recommendation engine

    HPE is adding an AI-based recommendation engine to the InfoSight predictive analytics platform for flash storage, taking another step toward what it calls the autonomous data center. The ultimate goal is to simplify and automate infrastructure management in order to cut operation expenses.

    22 Nov. 17 00:02 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • Analytics boost wine sales

    nzwinehome, an online wines sale site set up to enable New Zealand winemakers to sell wine overseas, has partnered with business intelligence and analytics company, Mero to provide an analytics service, nzwinemetrics, to help winemakers boost overseas sales.

    21 Nov. 17 16:34 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Pyrios and UC Logiq join forces to tap Skype for Business market

    Auckland based unified communications specialist Pyrios has formed an alliance with Microsoft integrator UC Logiq — also based in Auckland — to offer Microsoft Skype for Business services on both sides of the Tasman, and Pyrios has also bought a 30 percent stake in UC Logiq.

    21 Nov. 17 16:32 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Tencent turns to WeChat, games and deals for global strategy

    China's biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, according to one of its executives.

    21 Nov. 17 08:54 Written by Reuters
  • Marvell Technology to buy Cavium in US$6 billion deal

    Chipmaker Marvell Technology has said it will buy smaller rival Cavium for about US$6 billion, as it seeks to expand its wireless connectivity business in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.

    21 Nov. 17 08:48 Written by Reuters
  • IoT needs to be secured by the network

    Economics don't allow all internet of things devices to have baked-in security, so it has to be addressed elsewhere.

    21 Nov. 17 02:54 Written by Jon Gold

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