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  • Hawaiki picks McKay to build Northland cable landing station

    Hawaiki Cable has chosen 81year old Northland based electrotechnology company McKay Ltd to build its cable landing station at Mangawhai Heads in Northland, signing a multimillion dollar contract with the company.

    19 July 17 16:45 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Spark upgrades South Island core network

    Spark has announced completion of an upgrade of its core optical transport network (OTN) in the South Island, a loop from Invercargill, via Queenstown to Christchurch, saying the upgrade will provide an additional route in case of a natural disaster or emergency.

    18 July 17 15:05 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Got guts and a social conscience? Internet Party wants you

    The Internet Party has put out a call via its Facebook page for candidates for the General Election scheduled for 23 September saying it is looking for “people with guts and a social conscience … empathy, life experience and a love for the Internet."

    18 July 17 15:04 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NASA’s CTO tells enterprises how to network IoT

    The internet of things combined with cloud computing is the platform for innovation that is used by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and that should be used by enterprises, but it means setting up the right network infrastructure, say JPL's CTO.

    18 July 17 00:09 Written by By Tracy Mayor and Tim Greene
  • Aussie VCs in search of Kiwi startups wanting funding

    A number of Australian venture capitalists will visit New Zealand in August in search of tech startups looking to raise capital under an initiative co-sponsored, reportedly, by Amazon Web Services and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE).

    17 July 17 14:39 Written by Stuart Corner
  • SAM helps companies comply with CIS Security Controls

    A New Zealand developed cloud service enables organisations to assess and manage their compliance with CIS Controls, a set of best practice guidelines for computer security published by the US-based Center for Internet Security (CIS).

    17 July 17 14:36 Written by Stuart Corner
  • What is IoT?

    Our overview of the patchwork of technologies that makes up the Internet of Things, and the major issues facing IoT.

    15 July 17 03:56 Written by Jon Gold
  • Agritech company CropLogic to list on ASX

    Christchurch-based agricultural technology company CropLogic has lodged a prospectus with the Australian Stock Exchange and plans to raise A$8 million though an IPO.

    14 July 17 15:13 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Broadband Compare: From comparison to competition

    Broadband Compare, a web site that enables New Zealanders to compare different broadband plans, has celebrated its first birthday by announcing plans to offer broadband plans itself in collaboration with some ISPs.

    13 July 17 12:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • SSP launches new broking platform and local hosting

    Insurance brokers in New Zealand this week got their first look at a new broking platform from UK based insurance software company SSP, claimed to be a complete solution for the digital age. The move follows SSP completing migration of its hosting for New Zealand customers from the UK to Australia and the announcement of the new software in the UK in June.

    13 July 17 12:23 Written by Stuart Corner
  • New Zealand ranked as a top digital economy

    New Zealand has been ranked by the Fletcher School at the US’s Tufts University as one of the world’s top digital economies along with Singapore, the UK, the UAE, Estonia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Israel as digital elites characterised by high levels of digital development and a fast rate of digital evolution.

    12 July 17 13:57 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Digital transformation driving IT skills demand

    Recruitment and contracting consultancy Emergent has opened a new branch in Auckland focussed on digital and technology skills, saying it is seeing increased demand from “well-established corporates grappling with digital disruption,” and from “start-ups and small businesses [having] an increasing demand for digital talent to accelerate growth and speed to market.”

    12 July 17 11:34 Written by Stuart Corner
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