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UK internet users at risk due to password duplication
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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online security
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mfa
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online services
Nearly 40% of UK internet users risk data breaches by using identical passwords for multiple accounts, according to Yubico.
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Indian banks embrace FICO Platform for business growth
Mon, 11th Dec 2023
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big data
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bi
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cx
Indian private-sector banks are adopting the FICO Platform to enhance growth and decision-making via AI capabilities.
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Rise in malicious bot attacks threatens e-commerce platforms
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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application security
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cybersecurity
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retail
Imperva flags urgent cybersecurity threat as malicious bot attacks on e-commerce platforms rise, putting online retailers at risk.
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Digital footprints: News sites emit more CO2 than expected
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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sustainable it
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servers
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digital media
Australia's biggest news websites have a greater carbon footprint than the average site, says a report by digital agency WongDoody.
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CMA launches probe into £7.5bn UK Cloud Services market
Fri, 6th Oct 2023
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cloud services
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cx
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martech
The CMA investigates the UK's £7.5bn cloud services market for potential competition issues impeding businesses.
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Virgin Australia uses New Relic to enhance online services
Wed, 9th Aug 2023
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customers
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airlines
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online services
Virgin Australia has deepened its partnership with New Relic to enhance the delivery of online services to its customers.
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Ant Group appoints Derrick Loi as general manager of international business
Fri, 13th May 2022
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digital transformation
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digital economy
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online services
Ant Group's Digital Technology unit has appointed Derrick Loi as GM of International Business, to expand fintech solutions and services worldwide.
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Ant Group appoints Derrick Loi as General manager of international business
Fri, 13th May 2022
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digital transformation
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blockchain
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online services
Derrick Loi has become Ant Group's General Manager of international business, creating global access to fintech solutions, software and blockchain.
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LastPass appoints Karim Toubba as CEO
Fri, 29th Apr 2022
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cloud services
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cloud security
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cybersecurity
Karim Toubba, a cloud security veteran, has been appointed as the CEO of LastPass as it separates from GoTo and increases its investment.
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Online security a concern as screen addiction surges during COVID-19 lockdown
Wed, 25th Aug 2021
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online services
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mental health
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cios
COVID-19 is fueling screen addiction among New Zealanders, with 36% admitting they are hooked, according to NortonLifeLock's global study.
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COVID-19 has lasting impact on consumer use of online services, study finds
Thu, 1st Oct 2020
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forgerock
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online services
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covid-19
45% of consumers plan to increase online services use following COVID-19, according to a new report from ForgeRock.
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Spark to launch new online service to connect Kiwis with SMEs
Thu, 26th Jul 2018
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online services
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spark
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sme
Spark, the New Zealand telecommunications company, has launched WeDo, an online service connecting consumers with local businesses.
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More of NZ's digital content to become freely available
Mon, 28th Nov 2016
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digitalnz
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national library of new zealand
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dia
Kiwis gain free access to a treasure trove of digital content through the pioneering open-source tool, Supplejack, in a national collaborative effort.
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Trade Me: Kiwis have ‘voracious’ appetite for controversial online property info
Mon, 21st Nov 2016
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trade me
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cios
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online services
We think New Zealanders have been desperate for this information and are curious to peek over the fence to see what’s going on in their neighbourhood.
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Govt makes improvements to online passport service
Wed, 12th Oct 2016
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government
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dia
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passports
Since the start of the year nearly every month has seen an increase in the number of passport applications made online.
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NZ and Aus govt need to step up online, study finds
Thu, 28th Apr 2016
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government
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university of otago
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online services
A new study has found that central government agencies in New Zealand and Australia are performing poorly in terms of online responsiveness.
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More Kiwis heading online for government services
Mon, 6th Jul 2015
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peter dunne
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dia
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online services
New Zealanders are increasingly using the government's online services, with over 45% of transactions completed digitally.
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Auckland Council's IT project smashes targets
Fri, 20th Feb 2015
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cx
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martech
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hybris
Auckland Council has released a statement saying its IT project NewCore is tracking on budget, on time and on schedule.
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Nexus Data Security relaunches as KeepItSafe
Sat, 20th Apr 2013
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it training
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colocation
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partner programmes
After seven successful years in the market, the company is re-launching as KeepItSafe New Zealand.
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$23 billion says NZ high-tech is smart business
Tue, 19th Mar 2013
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nz
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ict
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online services
High-tech goods and services from New Zealand’s ICT sector have increased by $3 billion in just over two years.
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The Plan-b story – AS400 and all
Thu, 27th Sep 2012
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data protection
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colocation
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broadband
We uncover the story behind Plan-b. From its days with IBM’s infamous AS400 servers to the present.
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A time-saver from Inland Revenue
Wed, 2nd Mar 2011
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ird
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online services
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business support
The Inland Revenue explains what you can do when you visit www.ird.govt.nz.
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Microsoft unveils Business Productivity partner offer
Wed, 30th Jun 2010
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microsoft
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cloud services
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online services
Get Microsoft Online Services for your business at no charge, if you're a BPOS partner.
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Microsoft gives Plunket a major tech boost
Mon, 21st Jun 2010
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microsoft
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partner programmes
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productivity
A generous helping of Microsoft software and apps has been donated to the health services provider.