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Cybersecurity
Waikato District Health Board cyberattack: Cancer hub out of action in chaotic aftermath
A cyber security breach that brought Waikato District Health Board to its knees took out one of the country's four regional cancer hubs, prompting the Cancer Control Agency to declare a national emergency to get patients with life-threatening cancer conditions moved to other hospitals.
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Cybersecurity
Waikato DHB warned a cyberattack 'catastrophic for patient safety'
Waikato DHB was warned its IT security was severely compromised months before a massive ransomware attack that brought Waikato Hospital to its knees.
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Ransomware
Govt to launch full inquiry into DHB ransomware attack
Minister Andrew Little has announced a full inquiry into the ransomware attack at Waikato DHB in the early hours of May 18.
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Employment
Company-X cofounder joins Waikato Regional Skills Leadership Group
David Hallett was elected as the group’s information and communication technology (ICT) and creative representative, where he will help to increase opportunities for those who have become unemployed and those who want to make a career in ICT.
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Digital Transformation
Waikato Regional Council upgrades information management systems
The council processes a high volume of project planning documents, environmental reports, contracts and technical specifications, all subject to public records legislation.
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Waikato
Hamilton turns on the charm to lure Auckland tech firms further south
Hey Auckland tech firms, consider a move south, because Hamilton is where New Zealand’s fastest-growing tech sector is booming.
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Entrepreneur
Impact Hub boosts Waikato’s social enterprise scene
This month Impact Hub Waikato opened in Cambridge. The hub aims to support and expand the region’s social enterprise sector.
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Google
You can now wander down NZ’s longest river with Google
The Google Street View Trekker has now mapped the length of New Zealand’s longest river - all 425 kilometres of it.
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Internet of Things
IoT use cases dominate Techweek’18 Waikato
“We wanted to showcase the advantages of working in ICT in the Waikato region, and the depth of tech talent here.”
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Government
Key to success is action over instruction, says Kiwi tech innovator
“Since action is part of my DNA, to sit back on the side lines watching them flounder forced me to consider what I could offer."
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Health
Trend alert: NZ businesses move health and safety systems online
"More and more, businesses are realising that there are electronic systems that help them meet health and safety compliance requirements."
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Microsoft
Win win for Wintec at Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards
Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology) took out the supreme award at the 2013 Microsoft Tertiary ICT Innovation Awards held in Tauranga last week.
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Waikato
Waikato students win place at international 24hr CaseIT comp
Students to represent New Zealand at a 24hr IT business case competition in Canada, where it will compete against 15 teams from top international universities.
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Waikato
Waikato science student scoops scholarship to Cambridge Uni
Waikato University computer science student receives prestigious Woolf Fisher Scholarship to study for a PhD at Cambridge University in the UK.
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HP
HP dates Waikato data centre for 2012
New data centre to form part of HP's US$1 billion transformation to retire legacy assets and build new, modernised facilities.
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HP
HP delays Waikato data centre event - new date - Updated
Last Thursday's formal announcement of a multimillion-dollar next-generation data centre in Waikato has been delayed.
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HP
HP to open Waikato data centre - delayed
Multimillion-dollar next-generation data centre to be officially announced next week.