Stories by Computerworld NZ staff

SAP invests in FYD; opens new Wellington office

SAP NZ intends to invest NZD $50,000 in Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) as part of an effort to bolster interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects among young people.

Written by Computerworld NZ staff16 Sept. 14 10:14

Jo Healey appointed DiData's NZ CEO

Jo Healey, formerly MD of Fujitsu New Zealand, has been appointed as NZ CEO at Dimension Data (DiData).

Written by Computerworld NZ staff15 Sept. 14 12:32

Court dismisses Chorus' appeal against ComCom's UBA pricing

The Court of Appeal’s judgment, released today, dismissed Chorus’ appeal to overturn the High Court’s judgment in April this year on the unbundled bitstream access (UBA) price set by the Commerce Commission’s (ComCom) initial pricing principle (IPP) process.

Written by Computerworld NZ staff08 Sept. 14 08:47

Chorus announces FY14 results, predicts challenging time ahead

Chorus Limited has today reported a net profit after tax (NPAT) of $148 million and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $649 million for the year ended 30 June 2014.

Written by Computerworld NZ staff25 Aug. 14 08:07

Nominations deadline extended for IT Leaders Awards 2014

Computerworld NZ, the leading IT publication of the country, and IDG, publisher of the title, have extended the nomination deadline for its inaugural IT Leaders Awards to August 15.

Written by Computerworld NZ staff30 July 14 07:27

IT Leaders Awards individual winners to get full-year access to Pathways program

Computerworld NZ, the leading IT title of the country, has announced that winners of the individual trophies at the IT Leaders Awards 2014 will receive a full year's access to the Pathways ICT Leadership Development Program, besides the accolade of the award itself.

Written by Computerworld NZ staff14 July 14 07:26

NZ tech incubators to have access to grants programme

New Zealand’s network of business incubators is being expanded, with the introduction of a new type of technology-focused incubator designed to get more high-growth start-ups off the ground, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has announced.

Written by Computerworld NZ staff09 July 14 18:55

Labour demands answers from Internal Affairs on XP migration

Labour has complained to the Ombudsman following what they claim to be a refusal by Internal Affairs minister Peter Dunne to respond to Official Information Act requests on the number of government agencies continuing to run computers on the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

Written by Computerworld NZ staff07 July 14 14:49

Xero sales operations breaking even, CTO to relocate to US

Xero’s direct sales operation in New Zealand, the UK and Australia is now breaking even, and overall, the company is on track to break even this year, co-founder and CEO Rod Drury told the company’s investor presentation in Wellington yesterday.

Written by Computerworld NZ staff06 March 11 22:00

First Windows Phone 7 sold in New Zealand

Windows Phone 7 was officially launched in New Zealand in Auckland's Aotea Square today.
The new mobile OS was reviewed by Computeworld at Microsoft's Tech.Ed conference in August and will be re-sold by Vodafone and Telecom.

Written by Computerworld NZ staff19 Oct. 10 22:00

Air New Zealand extends contract with IBM

IBM and Air New Zealand have signed a deal to extend its longstanding relationship for five more years. IBM will continue to provide business and technology services to support the airline’s expanding global business despite the bad turn the relationship between the two companies took last year when a mainframe crash crippled services and disrupted thousands of passengers.
In October last year, Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe lashed out at IBM in an internal email. Air New Zealand CIO Julia Raue later said the disruption was casued by "unclean" shutdown of systems for UPS maintenance. When the systems were re-started data corruption and reboot issues were experienced across various platforms.

Written by Computerworld NZ staff02 Oct. 10 22:00

Plunket signs deal with Microsoft

Plunket has entered into a software and support services partnership with Microsoft New Zealand, under which Microsoft will donate a range of software to Plunket.
According to a statement from Microsoft announcing the deal, "Microsoft NZ has agreed to supply a complete range of software and applications for 1,500 core users, and another 5,000 volunteers, which will help Plunket better monitor the services it provides to communities nationwide, improving customer service and enhancing the organisation’s data management systems."

Written by Computerworld NZ staff20 June 10 22:00