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Digital Transformation
Akkodis joins MIT research centre for digital transformation
Modis, soon to become Akkodis, has joined the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) as a corporate member to collaborate on research projects, events and education.
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New Relic
New Relic launches vulnerability management platform
New Relic has introduced New Relic Vulnerability Management to help organisations find and address security risks faster and with greater precision.
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Customer experience
The Engenco Group chooses SugarCRM to power customer relations
SugarCRM, provider of the AI-driven CRM platform, has announced that The Engenco Group has implemented SugarCRM to consolidate customer data, improve customer insights and enhance customer experience.
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Engineering
Preciseley Microtechnology focuses on 5G, AR/VR, and 3D LiDAR with new executive appointments
Micro-optical technology company, Preciseley Microtechnology, announces three new additions to its executive management team.
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Women in Technology
Vodafone's Sharina Nisha up for Women Leading Tech Award
“Sharina aims to inspire other women into technology and she spends a lot of time mentoring emerging engineers."
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Engineering
Seequent adds 3D blast modelling software to portfolio
The geo-tech specialist has partnered with OreControl Blasting Consultants to add OrePro 3D software to its solutions portfolio.
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3D Printing
Micro 3D printing technology wins NZ engineering award
Micromaker3D creates detailed submillimetre structures for applications such as sensors, wearables, point-of-care diagnostics, and micro-robotics.
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Rocket Lab
Rocket Lab will reuse its rockets for future launches
Not only will Rocket Lab reuse Electron, it has also opened a scholarship programme.
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Trade Me
Trade Me backs the Wonder Project to inspire Kiwi kids
The Wonder Project aims to get children excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in a way that’s both fun and engaging. 
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DevOps
Auckland startup raises $4.1m from top Silicon Valley investors
The duo initially developed software for other businesses until they decided to commercialise their internal product Termius, which was originally created for their own use.
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Schneider Electric
ASC and Schneider Electric collaborate to build on submarine engineering capabilities
“ASC graduate engineers will have the fantastic opportunity to gain vital commercial experience with Schneider Electric."
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Fuji Xerox
Fuji Xerox staff stick to their guns in second day of strike action
Fuji Xerox has admitted outright that its financial troubles have had a significant impact on its workforce, with more than $370 million worth of losses written off in the last two years.
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Education
Bridging the digital skills gap in the AEC industry
With the construction industry projected to grow by more than 120,000 jobs in the next five years, having a workforce of skilled employees is a must.
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Data
Taking a look at the growing trend of text analytics
Using text analytics, engineers can extract more value from raw text and combine it with sensor data and ML to improve a range of functions.
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Software
Aconex shareholders vote in favour of Oracle acquisition
Oracle initially announced the (US) $1.2 billion deal in December last year.
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Polytechnics
Initiative gets more Kiwis pursuing engineering educations
"Engineers help build the infrastructure that makes up our modern world. New Zealand needs more engineers to meet the growing demand."
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IT
How Australian organisations are using CPQ technology to get ahead
You generate a best-in-class sales team and a top enterprise engineering team. And the relationship between these teams is crucial.
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Apps
This smartphone app is part of the toolbox
This national engineering competition moves into the digital realm
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Engineering
NI's James Truchard retires as founding CEO; Alex Davern to lead the way
Alex Davern take over as National Instruments CEO and president; succeeding James Truchard - who has been CEO since the company's beginnings in 1976.
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Engineering
Take a look behind-the-scenes of a data center manufacturer
Data center manufacturers are the behind-the-scenes engineers that make building a data center under the ocean a reality.
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Artificial Intelligence
NZ's first human-robot interaction conference breaks new ground
“As well as demonstrations of robots performing the haka, telepresence robots will be roaming the conference to enable people to attend remotely."
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Government
NZ Government launches Unlocking Curious Minds fund
Under the Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund pilot the NZ Government hopes to engage more young Kiwis with science and technology.
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Victoria University
Wellington students shine at Summer of Tech event
“The insight into the field of technology is important and prepares students for after graduation. It’s certainly a chance to get yourself a career."
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Interview
5 Minutes with Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson, Unisys chief engineer and global vice president of engineering and supply chain, has a vast amount of IT industry experience.