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Internet of Things
Can the Internet of Things (IoT) make your business smarter?
Spark believes that IoT is all about empowering businesses to use data for better decision-making, and better efficiency.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS and Vector continue development of New Energy Platform
The initial focus of the NEP is to collect and analyse data from more than 1.6 million IoT-connected Vector advanced meters that gather information on energy consumption and network performance across A/NZ.
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Chorus
ComCom releases draft guidance for unbundled fibre
Consultation is open on the draft guidance until 28 April 2020, with cross-submissions due by 12 May 2020.
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Internet of Things
Kiwi Smart City projects win big in IDC Awards
New Zealand initiatives won three categories in the IDC Smart City APAC Awards – Civic Engagement, Education, and Sustainable Infrastructure.
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Cloud
Vector penalised $3.5 million for excessive levels of power outages
''Given the impact electricity outages have on consumers and businesses it is crucial that lines companies have systems in place to identify and manage the risks present in their networks."
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Cybersecurity
NZ urgently needs to get the Privacy Bill right for everyone's sake, says InternetNZ
“There’s currently no law requiring companies like Z Energy, Vector, or LinkedIn to tell New Zealanders if their data has been leaked."
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Cloud
Vector the AI-powered home robot to land in NZ from October
"Vector reacts to his environment in a way that’s not only full of personality but also meaningful. He even responds to human touch."
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Cloud
Vector to take Stuff to High Court; media agency refuses to hand over confidential breach data
"Vector now considers it has no choice but to take legal action to ensure its customers’ private information is secured and protected."
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Cloud
Vector's Outage app hit by data breach last month - personal info stolen
The breach happened on April 26, 2018. On April 27 the company posted a FAQ section that detailed an API vulnerability in its Outage app.
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Vector
AI takes control of Auckland’s power grid, that’s not scary at all
The mDERMS programme uses the latest technology to better monitor, analyse, and control Auckland’s energy network...
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Machine learning
Internet of Energy: Vector uses AI to democratise energy for Aucklanders
“This ‘internet of energy’ platform capability is world-leading and is seen globally as the next big advancement in energy system evolution.”
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Cloud
Vector plans on turning EVs into mobile power sources
"We see the potential for EVs to become mobile energy sources..."
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Apps
Vector's new EV charging app wants to ease 'range anxiety' for Kiwi drivers
Vector is making efforts to put 'range anxiety' to rest for electric vehicle (EV) drivers across the country, with the launch of its EV charging app.
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DDoS
Kiwi companies aren't prepared for DDoS attacks
“Surviving a DDoS attack is about getting your planning right. You can never eliminate the chance of an attack happening, but you can mitigate it."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Vector Comms brings Amazon Web Services to Kiwi businesses
In order to make private connectivity easier for Kiwi businesses, Vector Communications is giving New Zealand companies the chance to trial AWS.
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Cloud
Vector to enable more schools to connect to Govt's managed network
The Government has entered into a new agreement with Vector to enable more schools to access the N4L Managed Network, it was announced today.
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CFO
Vector chair Stiassny calls for regulatory change to incentivise electricity innovation
Michael Stiassny, chairman of Auckland lines company Vector, says current regulation doesn't incentivise the electricity sector to foster new technolo
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CFO
Vector 1H profit falls 17% on regulatory impost, mark-to-market losses, borrowing costs
Vector, the Auckland gas and electricity distribution company, posted a 17 percent drop in first-half profit.
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EA
The road to survival for small NZ fibre providers
Chorus are steadily rolling out UFB fibre across New Zealand, and as they do, they are encroaching on areas where a number of smaller regional providers hold a substantial market share.
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Vector
CodeBlue pilots free data resiliency audit service
"On the one hand, John Key is calling for an enquiry. But Vector’s chairman Michael Stiassny says that ‘power cuts are a part of life and Aucklanders should get used to it."
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Vector
Base-2 declares war on Solarix’s comfy position
National cloud system integrator Base-2 is said to be gunning for Solarix’s Managed WAN customers.
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Cloud
Vector chairman strengthens Plan-b board
Michael Stiassny has been appointed to the board of Plan-b, New Zealand’s only end-to-end business continuity provider.
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Vector
Fibre Watch: Don’t quote me on that
What are they putting in the water at Tel.Con 11? Industry leaders confess to receiving backhanders, making stupid investment decisions and being laughed at by fund managers.
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Vector
Fibre Watch: Uncertainty, frustration and bluster
Another fibre consortium makes it to the negotiating table but the fate of the ultra-fast broadband initiative remains uncertain.