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Kordia provides optimised Internet access to Azure

Kordia is offering its customers access to the Microsoft Azure Peering Service, saying it will provide highly reliable and optimised internet connectivity to Microsoft services.

Written by Stuart Corner06 Nov. 19 12:19

Southern Cross confirms Telstra’s NEXT role

​Southern Cross Cable Network has announced it has signed agreements and received regulatory approval for Telstra to become a 25 per cent shareholder of the company and an anchor customer of the Southern Cross NEXT undersea data cable.

Written by Stuart Corner01 Oct. 19 10:27

Vodafone brings in X-men (and women) to help customers

Vodafone says it will invest $10m to create an elite team of customer service staff, dubbed the X Squad, to deal with complex customer queries that technology alone cannot resolve.

Written by Stuart Corner11 Sept. 19 10:12

Seequent scores international deal for its 3D modelling software

Seequent (formerly ARANZ Geo), a developer of geoscience analysis and modelling software based in Christchurch, has scored a deal with US based design, engineering, construction and technical services firm Jacobs for the use of Seequent’s Leapfrog Works 3D subsurface modelling software on its civil engineering and environmental projects around the world.

Written by Stuart Corner11 July 19 11:07

Survey shows Kiwis concerned about identity online

Seventy nine percent of New Zealanders are concerned about the protection of their identity and use of personal data by organisations, according to a survey commissioned by Digital Identity New Zealand (DINZ), a member of the NZ Tech Alliance.

Written by Stuart Corner07 June 19 10:21

Vocus slams ComCom mobile review; others are happy

Vocus has delivered a blistering attack on the Commerce Commission’s preliminary views on competition in the mobile market, issued on 16 May, branding it “disgraceful”.

Written by Stuart Corner17 May 19 10:24

Infratil and others looking to buy Vodafone NZ

NZX-listed investment company, Infratil has flagged plans to buy Vodafone, in partnership with an unspecified other party and has requested a trading halt.

Written by Stuart Corner10 May 19 15:16

Spark Lab helps SMEs stay cyber safe

Spark's a digital business mentor programme, Spark Lab, is offering what it describes as a free tool to help businesses assess their cyber-security readiness, and identify and remedy their cyber security weak spots.

Written by Stuart Corner13 Dec. 18 09:08

NZTech to promote digital identity for New Zealanders

NZTech – an umbrella organisation representing some 500 New Zealand technology organisations — has set up Digital Identity NZ, a group of organisations and government agencies, to "connect everyone in New Zealand that cares about digital identity."

Written by Stuart Corner29 Nov. 18 12:03

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