• Daimler invests in NZ avatar developer Soul Machines

    Daimler Financial Services, the financial and mobility services arm of German car maker Daimler, has taken an unspecified "strategic investment" in New Zealand company Soul Machines, which has produced a digital-created human face able to speak text with intonation and facial expressions.

    18 Oct. 18 12:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Trans-Tasman e-invoice could save $30b in 10 years

    The New Zealand and Australian governments are inviting submissions on a proposed trans-Tasman e-invoicing standard, being developed as part of the Single Economic Market agenda (SEM), designed to create a seamless trans-Tasman business environment.

    18 Oct. 18 12:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

    Google has revamped how it distributes its mobile apps in the European Union, introducing a licensing fee for device makers to access its app marketplace in a response to regulators' findings that it had broken antitrust law.

    17 Oct. 18 14:33 Written by Reuters
  • What is a private cloud? (And some things that it's not)

    Here's a clear definition of private cloud that should help lift some of misconceptions about what private cloud is and is not, and reaffirm that private cloud is definitely not dead.

    17 Oct. 18 09:12 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who had been suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer, has passed away at the age of 65, his family said.

    16 Oct. 18 12:24 Written by Reuters
  • SD-WAN deployments set to surge in NZ

    Frost & Sullivan says 61 percent of enterprises in New Zealand plan to deploy a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) in the next 12-24 months, with banking and financial services companies leading the charge.

    16 Oct. 18 11:19 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Thinxtra says NZ Sigfox IoT network now complete

    Australian company Thinxtra, which holds Australia and New Zealand licences for the Sigfox low powered wide area network technology for IoT, says its New Zealand network is now "complete" and covering 94 percent of the population.

    16 Oct. 18 11:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Chorus boost broadband bandwidth with VDSL2 vectoring

    Nokia says Chorus has deployed Nokia VDSL2 vectoring technology in its copper broadband access network enabling it to provide broadband speeds up to 130Mbps to residential and business customers.

    15 Oct. 18 09:08 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Is there a white-box server in your data center’s future?

    The stagnant server market is heating up as 'white box' server vendors grab an increasing share of the cloud business. Enterprises have been reluctant to follow the lead of hyperscale data center vendors to off-brand server competitors, largely due to a lack of enterprise-grade service and maintenance options. But the economics are compelling.

    11 Oct. 18 21:00 Written by Andy Patrizio
  • Getting the most from managed SD-WAN services

    Enterprise network leaders face enormous challenges adapting and changing their managed WAN services to meet constantly changing business needs for new applications, new offices, more users, cloud services and digital business. All while they are asked to reduce their WAN expenses.

    11 Oct. 18 15:06 Written by Bjarne Munch, principal research analyst at Gartner
  • TeamTalk network rollouts and profit on track

    NZX listed telco TeamTalk (NZX: TTK) is forecasting net surplus after tax for the year to 30 June 2019 to be broadly in line with last year’s result of $4.4 million, saying rollout of its digital radio network is on track and that subsidiary, CityLink will start undergrounding and improving its fibre network in the Wellington CBD later this year.

    11 Oct. 18 10:06 Written by Stuart Corner