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Sustainable IT
CDC hyperscale data centres now open in New Zealand
August 2022
CDC Data Centres (CDC) says two new, state-of-the-art hyperscale data centres are now open for business in Auckland.
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Google Cloud Platform
Google Cloud to open first cloud region in NZ - among others
August 2022
Google Cloud has announced plans to bring three new cloud regions, one each in New Zealand, Malaysia and Thailand.
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Sustainable IT
NZ program recovers and recycles more than 177 tonnes of e-waste
August 2022
The TechCollect NZ pilot program says its milestone of recovering and recycling more than 177 tonnes of ICT e-waste recognises the efforts of many.
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New Zealand
2degrees announces appointments to newly established board
August 2022
2degrees has announced Liz Coutts as the board chair, while Russell Stanners and Kathy Meads join her as directors.
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Financial results
Jade Software’s plan to get back to surplus in 2022
August 2022
Jade Software has released its latest financial report, revealing that the company has kept its loss low from $567,000 in FY 2020 to just $153,000 in FY 2021.
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LG Electronics
LG Electronics’ revenue in NZ grows by 57% in FY 2021
August 2022
The New Zealand branch of LG Electronics Australia's total revenue shot up by nearly NZD $45 million reaching a total of $123.7 million for FY 2021.
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Microsoft
EY launches cybersecurity centers in NZ amidst rising cyber threats
July 2022
EY says its launching two of its globally recognised cyber security centers, one in Auckland and the second in Wellington, with a potential third in Christchurch. 
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Dicker Data
Dicker Data posts first-half revenue of $1.459 billion
July 2022
Dicker Data has announced revenue growth of about 36% in the first half of the financial year, with unaudited revenue reaching AUD $1.459 billion.
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New Zealand
Sektor selected as exclusive distributor for Bosstab in A/NZ
July 2022
Sektor says it's delighted to announce its appointment as the exclusive distributor for Bosstab products in Australia and New Zealand. 
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Cybersecurity
The privacy and cybersecurity concerns of driving AVs in NZ
July 2022
The Ministry of Transport will be releasing the final version of its long-term briefing plan on automated vehicles later this year - is New Zealand ready for them?
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New Zealand
Research finds Kiwis prefer real backdrops in video calls
July 2022
New research from Natural Paint Co. has found that 74% of Kiwis prefer seeing a natural background behind people during video meetings.
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5G infrastructure
A quarter of A/NZ mobile users would pay extra for 5G - report
July 2022
Venture Insights’ latest survey has found that 25% Australians and New Zealanders would pay extra for a 5G service that gives them a better video experience.
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Sustainable IT
CarbonCrop launches native regeneration scheme, backed by AI
July 2022
Granted exclusively for native forest, Native CCUs are the first voluntary carbon credits of their kind available in New Zealand.
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Financial results
Margins & revenues up at New Zealand arm of Acer Computer
July 2022
We look at the local financial statements of Taiwanese manufacturer Acer Computer Inc.
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Phishing
Online identity theft is rising in NZ - here’s what to do about it
June 2022
It may start with a few stolen details online, but it could end with thousands of dollars missing or worse, a reputation down the drain.
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Cybersecurity
Why is NZ lagging behind the world in cybersecurity?
June 2022
A recent report by TUANZ has revealed that we are ranked 56th in the world when it comes to cybersecurity - a look into why we're so behind and what needs to be done.
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Broadband
Most NZ broadband can deliver four HD Netflix streams at the same time
June 2022
Measuring Broadband New Zealand's latest report shows 99% of Fibre 300, Fibre Max, and HFC Max plans can handle four simultaneous high-definition Netflix streams.
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Robotic Process Automation
Ports of Auckland ends automation project and loses $65m
June 2022
Ports of Auckland has decided to end the automation of the Fergusson Container Terminal, leaving NZD $65 million worth of investment down the drain.
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Digital Transformation
LINQ system shows University of Otago could save 10,000 hours of time
June 2022
LINQ's modelling showed by consolidating five systems into one, the university could reallocate 10,000 hours of time - the equivalent of six full-time staff.
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University of Otago
University of Otago to be anchor tenant for new Datagrid facility
June 2022
Datagrid's new data centre will comprise up to 10 modules, each spanning 6,500 square metres and provide the university with an easily scalable hosting solution.
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New Zealand Post
Online shopping up 31% this quarter - NZ Post report
May 2022
NZ Post's eCommerce Spotlight report finds online shopping for Q1 2022 is up 86% on the same quarter in 2020, before COVID-19 restrictions first came into effect.
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Storage
Why how you store data could make or break your business
May 2022
Data storage can often be a low priority but the consequences can be devastating. Why is this so important and what should NZ companies be thinking about?
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Digital Transformation
Ardern meets with Amazon Web Services CEO on US trade trip
May 2022
Amazon Web Services CEO Adam Selipsky has met with the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to discuss AWS’ work in the country.
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Cloud
Microsoft and Manaaki Whenua to map NZ's forest cover change
May 2022
Microsoft and Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, are teaming up to develop improved detection of land use and forest cover change in New Zealand.