Stories by Stuart Corner

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

Southern Cross completes survey for NEXT cable

Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) says it has completed the route survey for its $US350m Southern Cross NEXT cable that will link New Zealand and Australia to the US, and it now has “signed intent” from eight customers, including four Pacific Island nations: Fiji, Samoa, Tokelau and Kiribati.

Written by Stuart Corner14 Aug. 17 11:18

Workplace safety app Blerter gets an upgrade

Blerter, a New Zealand developed app designed to improve workforce health and safety, has been upgraded with the addition of a new incident management feature, the ability to link alerts and hazards to incidents, a new user interface and other features.

Written by Stuart Corner04 Aug. 17 13:03

Warehouse Group takes up Zoho One ‘operating system for business’

The Warehouse Group has become one of the first customers for a new offering from cloud business applications software developer Zoho that provides access to its full range of more than 30 business applications for a fixed per-employee price per month.

Written by Stuart Corner26 July 17 10:33

Spark plans NZ-wide wireless networks for IoT

Within hours of Vodafone NZ on 3 July announcing plans to add NB-IoT capability to its mobile network to meet the requirements of communication with IoT devices, Spark announced plans to rollout a New Zealand-wide low powered wide area network for IoT. Spark 's network will be based on the LoRaWAN technology.

Written by Stuart Corner05 July 17 07:01

Identity theft and card fraught top Kiwis’ security concerns

​Unisys has released the latest edition of the Unisys Security Index saying, perhaps unsurprisingly, that New Zealanders’ concern about security issues is the highest it has been since the index was initiated in 2006.

Written by Stuart Corner30 June 17 10:00

Spark buys Ubiquity to boost data analytics subsidiary Qrious

​Spark has signed a conditional agreement to acquire marketing automation provider Ubiquity — which claims to be New Zealand’s only provider of “complete end-to-end marketing automation solutions” — saying the move will boost Qrious’ data analytics software business enabling it to get into the data driven marketing sector.

Written by Stuart Corner14 June 17 07:00

New Zealand AI Forum to launch in June

​A New Zealand forum on artificial intelligence will be launched in Wellington on 7 June with support from NZTech and chaired by Stu Christie, investment manager at the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund. It will be a member of the NZ Technology Alliance, which is managed and supported by NZTech.

Written by Stuart Corner25 May 17 07:00

Vodafone creates airborne cell site for search and rescue

​Vodafone in conjunction with Police Search and Rescue (SAR) has developed a mobile cell site that can be fitted into a helicopter enabling rescuers to communicate with people on the ground via their cellphones in areas where there is no mobile network coverage.

Written by Stuart Corner16 May 17 06:00

James Pascoe switches SAP support to Rimini Street

​New Zealand retailer James Pascoe Group has switched to Rimini Street support for SAP ERP applications used by its eight retail brands in New Zealand and Australia.

Written by Stuart Corner10 May 17 07:00

Gentrack acquisitions boost airport software portfolio

NZX listed Gentrack Group (NZX: GTK), a developer of software for utilities and airports has acquired Denmark based Blip Systems A/S and agreed to acquire Maltese company CA Plus Ltd, saying the deals will expand its airport software product range and customer base worldwide.

Written by Stuart Corner25 April 17 09:05

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