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  • Forget Windows; Microsoft is now all about the cloud

    In the space of less than a week in late April, two events made one thing very clear about Microsoft: The company is now pursuing a cloud-first strategy, with Windows taking a back seat. And that will continue as far into the future as the eye can see.

    17 May 18 09:06 Written by Preston Gralla
  • Intel plans US$5 billion Israel expansion

    ​Intel says it has submitted plans to expand its production operations in Israel, with the government saying the U.S. chipmaker would invest about US$5 billion.

    16 May 18 09:22 Written by Reuters
  • Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

    Facebook has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

    15 May 18 15:20 Written by Reuters
  • NZ takes lead in Pacific Cyber-Security network

    Cyber security entities from 14 Pacific nations have formed the Pacific Cyber Security Operational Network (PaCSON), with CERT NZ named as its inaugural chair.

    15 May 18 14:19 Written by Sarah Putt
  • Visa maps out road to secure ePayments

    Visa has published a “Future of Security Roadmap” saying it sets the direction for New Zealand payments security from 2018 to 2020, and beyond.

    15 May 18 14:09 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Don’t get left behind: SDN, programmable networks change how network engineers work

    The rise of programmable networks and software-defined networking has changed the role of the network engineer, and accepting those changes is key to career advancement. Network engineers need to become software fluent and embrace automation, according to a panel of network professionals brought together by Cisco.

    15 May 18 01:15 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Ryanair goes all in on AWS

    Low cost Irish airline Ryanair is looking to shut down 'the vast majority' of its data centres over the next three years as it goes 'all in' on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. The airline says it is standardising its IT around AWS services, including databases, analytics, machine learning, and deep learning services.

    14 May 18 11:32 Written by Scott Carey
  • Trump will help China's ZTE 'get back into business'

    U.S. President Donald Trump pledged on Sunday to help ZTE Corp "get back into business, fast" after a U.S. ban crippled the Chinese technology company, offering a job-saving concession to Beijing ahead of high-stakes trade talks this week.

    14 May 18 08:37 Written by Reuters
  • 5 top trends in endpoint security for 2018

    Endpoint security is focused on locking down endpoints — individual computers, phones, tablets and other network-enabled devices — in order to keep networks safe. Of course, as threats evolve, endpoint security suites must evolve as well.

    11 May 18 20:15 Written by Josh Fruhlinger
  • Human Rights Commission warns on discrimination by algorithm

    The New Zealand Human Rights Commission has warned that public sector use of algorithms for predictive purposes could lead to unfair treatment of individuals or groups and says steps should be taken to ensure such practices conform with human rights and ethical standards.

    11 May 18 13:21 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Ministry of Social Development scopes new kiosk service for its centres

    The Ministry of Social Development is set to transform the Front of House experience for its 1.1 million client base and has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for an online self-service solution that can be delivered to over 120 sites nationwide.

    11 May 18 11:13 Written by Sarah Putt
  • NZ robot ‘to transform apple packing’

    Recently formed food packaging manufacturer Global Pac Technologies is to distribute globally a robot apple picker from New Zealand agricultural robotics and automation company Robotics Plus.

    10 May 18 14:32 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Trade Me and Real Me awarded Privacy Trust Mark

    The Privacy Commission has launched the Privacy Trust Mark awards to recognise excellence in privacy-friendly products or services. The first two recipients are TradeMe and Real Me service from the Department of Internal Affairs, it was announced at the Privacy Forum in Wellington yesterday.

    10 May 18 14:30 Written by Sarah Putt
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