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Top 200 tech companies boost revenues, profits and exports

The Technology Investment Network — a private company established in 1999 to facilitate the growth of the NZ technology export sector — says New Zealand's top 200 technology companies earned combined revenues of $11.1 billion in 2018, up $1.1 billion from 2017, and boosted their profitability by 38.1 percent.

Written by Stuart Corner25 Oct. 18 13:34

REANNZ turns on its Hawaiki cable capacity

Research and Education Advanced Network NZ (REANNZ) has activated capacity on the new Hawaiki Cable saying it provides the first dedicated, high-speed connection to the US for New Zealand researchers, enabling them to be partners in world-leading research collaborations.

Written by Stuart Corner23 Oct. 18 08:57

Daimler invests in NZ avatar developer Soul Machines

Daimler Financial Services, the financial and mobility services arm of German car maker Daimler, has taken an unspecified "strategic investment" in New Zealand company Soul Machines, which has produced a digital-created human face able to speak text with intonation and facial expressions.

Written by Stuart Corner18 Oct. 18 12:20

Curran brought down by undocumented meeting with CTO candidate

Clare Curran, minister of government digital services, has resigned over an undocumented meeting with a candidate for the government’s chief technology officer role, the recruitment of which is being managed by her department.

Written by Stuart Corner24 Aug. 18 15:43

Inland Revenue blames IT glitch on telco provider

Inland Revenue says it has resolved problems with its GST processing system. It blamed the issue on a network load balancer at its telecommunications provider. The problem was fixed quickly by the telco, IR said.

Written by Stuart Corner28 June 18 14:48

IT security: all in the mindset, says IDC

IDC New Zealand has released its Security Heatmap summarising the ICT security issues facing New Zealand organisations, saying IT security is an organisational challenge as much as a technology challenge.

Written by Stuart Corner21 March 18 13:46

Government CIO urged to boost use of shared IT services

The Controller and Auditor General has called on the Government Chief Information Office (GCIO) to work with public sector organisations to produce a set of measures for its shared information and communications technology services and to use these to monitor and report on the effectiveness, efficiency and benefits of these services.

Written by Stuart Corner27 Feb. 18 15:46

Chorus appointments and resignation

Chorus has announced the resignation of Scott Newton, general manager, strategy and business operations after just four months in the job.

Written by Stuart Corner06 Dec. 17 09:14

Air New Zealand gets into blockchain with Winding Tree

Air New Zealand is partnering with Winding Tree, a Swiss based startup — registered in the Virgin Islands — that is using blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency to eliminate intermediaries in air travel and hotel bookings.

Written by Stuart Corner24 Nov. 17 09:20

Spark appoints its first ‘future director’

Spark has made its first appointment under the Future Directors Programme, founded by Sir Stephen Tindall, Michael Stiassny and Des Hunt in 2013

Written by Stuart Corner22 Sept. 17 08:33

NZ’s Digital divisions displayed

InternetNZ has produced an online, interactive map that it says clearly displays the ‘digital divide’ by showing areas of low, medium and high internet access and broadband penetration, correlated with areas ranked similarly for skills and social wellbeing.

Written by Stuart Corner17 Aug. 17 13:51