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  • SD-WAN: What it is and why you’ll use it one day

    Managing the Wide Area Network (WAN) for Redmond Inc., a supplier of industrial and commercial products – from salt that’s used to protect winter roadways to organic dairy products and health items – is an easier job today for the company’s technical project manager Aaron Gabrielson than it was a year ago.

    16 June 17 09:17 Written by Brandon Butler
  • AI to diagnose sick cows

    New Zealand technology research firm, Teck Labs, has developed an iPhone and iPad app, named Betty, that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to help dairy farmers diagnose health problems with their herd.

    16 June 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 10 GbE switches set to lose share this year as 40, 100 GbE switches gain traction

    For the first time since their debut on the market in the mid-2000s, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are set to lose share in the networking industry this year as service providers and hyperscale customers continue to adopt faster bandwidth 40 and 100 GbE switches, according to data from research firm IDC.

    15 June 17 23:38 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Agriculture told to accelerate IT and IoT adoption

    The CEO of NZTech, Graeme Muller, has called for New Zealand’s agriculture industry to latch on to technology faster to support economic growth and become a world leader in a fast growing agritech market.

    15 June 17 09:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark taps Nokia for core network upgrade

    Spark is to upgrade its core infrastructure under a three-year strategic partnership with Nokia that will include the supply by Nokia of its 7250 Interconnect Router R6 (IXR-R6) to “address capacity and embrace architectural evolution on the path to 5G, ultra-broadband and IoT,” according to Nokia.

    15 June 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Nokia rolls out its first 'petabit-class' router

    With internet traffic set to triple over the next five years or so, according to recent estimates from Nokia and Cisco Systems, Nokia thinks the time is right for a new range of high-end routers that can boost core capacity by a factor of six -- and even help 10-year-old devices to double their capacity.

    15 June 17 04:06 Written by Peter Sayer
  • 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 buys Ubiquity to boost data analytics subsidiary Qrious

    ​Spark has signed a conditional agreement to acquire marketing automation provider Ubiquity — which claims to be New Zealand’s only provider of “complete end-to-end marketing automation solutions” — saying the move will boost Qrious’ data analytics software business enabling it to get into the data driven marketing sector.

    14 June 17 07:00 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
  • NIWA and NeSI to get three new supercomputers

    New Zealand weather and research bodies are to get three new Cray supercomputers under a six-year $31.7m contract announced today by science and innovation minister Paul Goldsmith.

    09 June 17 09:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Telecomms commissioner Gale re-appointed

    Dr Stephen Gale has been re-appointed telecommunications commissioner and a member of the Commerce Commission for a further three years when his current term ends on 11 July.

    09 June 17 09:10 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 3 keys to keep your data lake from becoming a data swamp

    Data lakes can store all your business data with ease, but beware: That massive repository of data can get bogged down, choking your data off from your users. Here’s how to prevent your data lake from turning into a data swamp.

    08 June 17 20:00 Written by Thor Olavsrud
  • 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
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