New Zealand news stories
Why is NZ lagging behind the world in cybersecurity?
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.
Most NZ broadband can deliver four HD Netflix streams at the same time
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.
Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Ports of Auckland ends automation project and loses $65m
Ports of Auckland has decided to end the automation of the Fergusson Container Terminal, leaving NZD $65 million worth of investment down the drain.
LINQ system shows University of Otago could save 10,000 hours of time
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.
University of Otago
University of Otago to be anchor tenant for new Datagrid facility
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.
New Zealand Post / NZ Post
Online shopping up 31% this quarter - NZ Post report
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.
Why how you store data could make or break your business
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?
Ardern meets with Amazon Web Services CEO on US trade trip
Amazon Web Services CEO Adam Selipsky has met with the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to discuss AWS’ work in the country.
Microsoft and Manaaki Whenua to map NZ's forest cover change
Microsoft and Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, are teaming up to develop improved detection of land use and forest cover change in New Zealand.
SAP partners with New Zealand Rugby for digital transformation
The multi-year partnership will see SAP advance NZR with its organisational operations, team performance, fan experience and sustainability goals.
Top data and tech challenges for APAC banks - report
InterSystems’ new report finds that 87% of A/NZ banks experience frustrations and concerns in using their data to drive decision-making.
Similarweb acquires SEO and rank tracking company Rank Ranger
Digital intelligence company Similarweb, which specialises in analysing web traffic, has acquired Rank Ranger, a market leader in SEO and rank tracking.
Lightspeed launches all-in-one marketing platform in A/NZ
ECommerce provider, Lightspeed has launched a new all-in-one marketing solution, Lightspeed Marketing & Loyalty in Australia and New Zealand.
Data and analytics could be key to higher selling prices in APAC
Sisense's latest report has found that almost half of data professionals in APAC think customised data and analytics can create better selling prices for their products.
Fonterra to use automated guided vehicles by Dematic
New Zealand's dairy giant Fonterra is upgrading its manufacturing facility in Edendale with new automated guided vehicles (AGVs) from Dematic.
Microsoft backing Māori and Pacific wāhine in tech industry
A new initiative focused on getting Māori and Pacific wāhine into the tech industry and backed by Microsoft, NZTech and the government is calling for tech companies to get involved.
Adyen expands partnership with Afterpay as BNPL payments increase
Adyen has expanded its partnership with AfterPay allowing more of Adyen’s merchants in more countries worldwide to use the BNPL provider.
Power / Energy
ESP acquires BraveGen in bid for energy efficiency
New Zealand company ESP has acquired BraveGen, to create what it says is the country's largest energy efficiency and sustainability solutions business.
Laybuy launches new AI chatbot Hugo using Ambit tech
Laybuy partners with fellow New Zealand company Ambit to launch conversational AI in a bid to support its international growth.
Cloud company Pax8 comes to Australia and NZ, next Asia
Pax8 is expanding into APAC and looking to modernise how businesses use cloud technology through its own cloud commerce marketplace, and support programs.
Australian and NZ security leaders want better innovation
Vectra research finds most Australian and NZ security leaders are aware their solutions are ineffective, with 58% buying a product that's failed at least once.
Singapore, Australia and NZ emerge as cloud leaders - report
MIT Technology Review Insights and Infosys finds the three countries take the top spots in APAC, based on their cloud infrastructure, tools, and applications.
Voyager begins countrywide 100 gigabit network upgrade
Voyager Internet says with recent fibre speed upgrades and ever-increasing data usage the 100G upgrade is needed to provide fast, reliable broadband.
HealthSafe urges NZ businesses to digitize safety systems
Auckland based company HealthSafe says global trends include going contactless and using Bluetooth technology for signing in and real-time visibility