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