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Unison Networks launches digital electricity safety programme for kids
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power / energy
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schools
New Zealand's Unison Networks launches a free, interactive online safety course aimed at teaching school children about the precautions needed when dealing with electricity.
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Prospa offers interest-free loans to New Zealand SMEs for EOFY
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retail
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Prospa, a fintech firm, unveils special EOFY offer providing business loans with no interest or repayments for four weeks, aimed at offering much-needed relief to SMEs facing ongoing supply chain and labour cost issues.
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BlueVoyant report details rising AI-enabled cybercrime trends
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dark web
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phishing
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email security
New report by cybersecurity firm BlueVoyant identifies worrying advances in cyber threats and urges increased business vigilance. The emerging trends include AI-aided phishing and online ad exploitation.
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Privacy Commissioner scrutinises Foodstuffs' facial recognition trial
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surveillance
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māori
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nz
Privacy Commissioner scrutinises Foodstuffs North Island's facial recognition trial over potential privacy issues and concerns about accuracy and bias among New Zealand's diverse populations.
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New Zealand enjoys 7.3% surge in digital advertising revenue
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social media
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digital advertising
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nz
IAB New Zealand's Q3 2023 report reveals a 7.3% year-on-year surge in digital advertising revenues, reaching $534.8m, signalling a bright future for the sector.
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Simply Nootropics recruits renowned neuroscientist Dr. Brian Ramos
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nz
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r&d
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australian
Renowned neuroscientist Dr. Brian P. Ramos joins Simply Nootropics as in-house expert, bringing over 20 years of expertise to drive innovation and progress for the NZ and AU-based company.
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Exclusive: Claroty's cybersecurity evolution in ANZ digital shift
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digital transformation
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physical security
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ai security
Claroty's ANZ Regional Director, Leon Poggioli, details the firm's pioneering role in the defence of cyber-physical systems amid accelerating digitalisation in ANZ.
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HCLTech bags Top Employer title in 26 countries for 2024
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ai
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japan
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learning
Global tech firm HCLTech secures Top Employer status in 26 countries for 2024, lauded for outstanding HR practices.
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TEMI & Workia push tech adoption in Australasian firms
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digital transformation
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nz
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automation
Aiming to enhance Australia's technological competitiveness globally, The Employee Mobility Institute (TEMI) partners with Workia to foster adoption of new automation tech at local firms.
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Guardz expands cybersecurity services to Australia & New Zealand
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
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threat detection
Cybersecurity firm Guardz has expanded into Australia and New Zealand to facilitate cybersecurity for small and medium-sized businesses via a partnership with cloud solution firm Manage Protect.
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Konica Minolta appoints Melissa Dempsey as new Chief Marketing Officer
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printing
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digital transformation
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cx
Konica Minolta boosts its Australia and New Zealand divisions with the strategic appointment of tech industry veteran, Melissa Dempsey, as Chief Marketing Officer.
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Access Group acquires Australian software firm ChangeGPS
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saas
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asia pacific
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nz
The Access Group cements its commitment to Australia and New Zealand's SMEs, acquiring award-winning software firm, ChangeGPS, marking their fourth accounting-tech acquisition in ANZ in three years.
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SourseAI expands global reach with Melon Mobile partnership in Africa
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data science
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telecommunications
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nz
Australian start-up SourseAI partners with South African telecoms innovator Melon Mobile, expanding its global reach, following recent Series A funding.
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Technology Queenstown unveils plan to transform district into tech hub
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nz
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university of otago
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queenstown
Tech Queenstown targets to mould Queenstown Lakes District into a global tech hub, leveraging its potential for a bustling tech sector set to generate $1bn annual GDP by 2043.
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Deidre Steyn steps up as Voyager Internet's new CEO
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managed services
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partner programmes
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edge data centre
Voyager Internet, a leading New Zealand telecoms company, announces the appointment of former Chief Commercial Officer Deidre Steyn as CEO, commencing on 1 February 2024.
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Cevo & AWS launch strategic collaboration for innovation
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cloud services
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digital transformation
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public cloud
Cevo has entered into a three-year strategic collaboration agreement with AWS, aiming to expedite innovation and meet industry demands.
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Allan Breiland joins On Device Research as ANZ Research Director
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nz
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australian
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research director
Accomplished research expert Allan Breiland is joining On Device Research as their ANZ Research Director, bringing over 20 years of experience to help expand the company's brand measurements in the region.
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Netpoleon & Adaptive Shield unite for SaaS security boost in ANZ
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partner programmes
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
Netpoleon and Adaptive Shield are joining forces to address surging demand for secure Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions in Australia and New Zealand, in response to a rise in data breaches.
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Cisco Systems NZ sees a 299% increase in cash and cash equivalents
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finance, leasing & rental
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pwc
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nz
Cisco Systems NZ's cash and cash equivalents soared by a staggering 299% in 2023, despite a slight dip in pre-tax profits, according to the latest financial report.
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Electric Kiwi challenges sneaky notice periods of broadband retailers
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broadband
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commerce commission
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nz
Electric Kiwi has launched a complaint against leading NZ broadband retailers, alleging they use 'sneaky notice periods' that impede competition.
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Avec expands into New Zealand, appointing Sam Collins as GM
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project management
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nz
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wellington
Project management firm, Avec, kickstarts expansion into New Zealand with the appointment of Sam Collins as General Manager, leveraging its Australian success.
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SmartSat & NZ Space Agency unite for space exploration growth
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nzsa
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catalyst fund
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nz
Australia's SmartSat and the New Zealand Space Agency unite in a landmark MoU, strategising to boost innovation, R&D, and workforce development in their local space industries.
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Dyson unveils first interactive pop-up in New Zealand
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nz
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westfield
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retail
Dyson launches its first ever interactive pop-up, the Dyson Demo, in New Zealand, offering hands-on experiences of its advanced technology products at Auckland's Westfield Albany.
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Ingram Micro Showcase 2024 set to shape Kiwi tech future
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nz
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wellington
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christchurch
Ingram Micro Showcase 2024 gears up to connect over 2,000 tech partners, end users and industry leaders across three NZ cities.