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IOT
How IoT can be a game changer for the hospitality sector
April 2019
IoT and home automation are driving up consumer expectation, and catering to this will be the key to success for the hospitality sector.
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Tablets & laptops
HAND ON REVIEW: channeling the creative mind with HP’s ZBook x2
July 2018
Built from the ground up to suit the needs of creative professionals, the HP ZBook x2 is not you're average 2-in-1.
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ERP
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Aera talk about their new brand and the A/NZ market
July 2018
CEO Frederic Laluyaux discusses how the company has changed after rebranding from FusionOps last year.
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Cloud
SolarWinds acquires Trusted Metrics, adds threat monitoring offering for MSSPs
July 2018
The acquisition will allow SolarWinds to offer a new security software product, dubbed SolarWinds Threat Monitor.
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3D Printing
$10 million project launched to foster kiwi 3D printing startups
July 2018
Multi-award winning professor Olaf Diegel will start with Auckland University’s Faculty of Engineering in early 2019.
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Energy
Schneider Electric picks up new APAC channel leader for its IT division
July 2018
Schneider Electric says Vijay has a strong track record for developing businesses into profitable ventures.
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Cloud
Microsoft unveils its thin, sleek and cheap Surface Go tablet
July 2018
Microsoft has designed its new two-in-one device with a basis of balancing versatility, performance, form and function.
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Wellington
IT remains NZ’s highest earning industry as Auckland and Wellington battle for best wages
July 2018
IT roles filled all of the five highest-paid positions in the second quarter of 2018.
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IOT
Alibaba snags Siemens as partner for IoT transformation in China
July 2018
Siemens will implement its MindSphere solution on the Alibaba cloud, with availability starting next year.
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Wireless technologies
The Commerce Commission looks to retain its ability to regulate mobile roaming
July 2018
The regulation would enable a new operator to quickly expand its coverage beyond its own initial physical network.
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Southern Cross Cable
Superloop is now a direct customer of the Southern Cross cable system
July 2018
The agreement will provide Superloop with high capacity connectivity between its locations in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
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Commerce Commission
Spark facing court proceedings after Commerce Commission alleges it misled customers
July 2018
Spark has addressed the charges, saying it is disappointed by the commission's decision to file proceedings.
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Scams
NBN warns users about scammers posing as staff to swipe financial details
July 2018
It says scammers are increasingly taking the opportunity to impersonate NBN employees to take advantage of consumers.
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SIEM
RSA says blockchain presents a new wave of cyber-risk for global organisations
July 2018
The $3.1 billion global investment in blockchain solutions in 2018 presents a potential cause for alarm, according to RSA.
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Apple
Tech Data partners with Parallels to bring cross-platform solutions to A/NZ partners
July 2018
Tech Data says the new agreement will allow A/NZ channel partners to drive enhanced customer experience for customers.
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IOT
Australian local government body develops IoT-enabled smart restrooms
July 2018
The restrooms are one part of the councils latest set of IoT initiatives, with the second involving water metering of multi-story buildings.
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IT services
Interactive makes two executive appointments with new CIO and CFO
July 2018
Interactive says the appointments reflect the steady growth and expansion of the company, which is now in its 30th year.
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UC
VExpress inks Aussie distie deal with Konference for audio conferencing solutions
July 2018
The deal will see VExpress distribute Konference supplied Konftel audio products to its partners throughout Australia.
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Cybersecurity
Carbon Black adds 9 new partners to its ‘Integration Network’
July 2018
CbIN represents organisations that have used Carbon Black’s open APIs to build integrations designed to benefit the entire security community.
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Telecommunications
Nexion picks up Perth-based DC after merger with Site2
July 2018
The Metro IX Data Centre in Belmont was owned by Datacom until earlier this year.
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Partner Programmes
Dynatrace taps Avocado Consulting as first Aussie ‘premier partner’
July 2018
Dynatrace, as a Software Intelligence provider, has formed part of Avocado’s service portfolio for over 4 years.
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Red Hat
Red Hat looks to arm APAC SI’s with new OpenShift ‘builder’ program
July 2018
The program aims to help SIs build and monetise a modern cloud-native application development and delivery.
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IOT
Microsoft partner Dilignet rebrands to Xello in push towards business solutions
July 2018
The company says the rebrand elevates its focus on innovative business solutions centred around cloud, data and IoT technologies.
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Qualcomm and Gizwits partner on ‘world-first’ IoT development platform
June 2018
The two companies are set to develop the world’s first commercial 2G cellular modules with field upgrades to LTE IoT.