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CDC opens new Auckland hypercale data centres, more planned
Wed, 30th Nov 2022
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CDC Data Centres has opened its first two hyperscale data centres in Auckland, and unveiled plans for further expansion in Aotearoa.
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Open banking set to give NZ customers a fairer deal
Mon, 14th Nov 2022
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big data
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bi
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cdp
Open banking is being introduced in New Zealand, with the government saying it will increase competition and benefit consumers.
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Digital Boost Alliance celebrates one year of digital acceleration in Aotearoa
Fri, 16th Sep 2022
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The Digital Boost Alliance is a joint public-private initiative that supports the uptake of digital tools for small businesses, communities, and individuals.
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DCI Data Centers breaks ground on AKL02 center
Fri, 5th Aug 2022
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bi
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big data
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storage
DCI Data Centers begins construction on Auckland's largest data center, injecting NZD$400m into the local economy.
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TUANZ to address rural connectivity at 2022 symposium
Fri, 27th May 2022
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cloud services
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dei
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connectivity
TUANZ is hosting the Rural Connectivity Symposium for the first time in person since 2019, providing a forum to discuss the state of rural connectivity.
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$20m boost for digital technologies announced
Mon, 16th May 2022
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The government is spending an extra $20m over four years on its plan to transform the digital technologies industry.
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HCL brings TechBee IT education programme to New Zealand
Fri, 8th Apr 2022
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edutech
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micro-credentials
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it industry
HCL is bringing its TechBee early career programme to NZ in an effort to help close the country's IT skill gap.
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Open finance set to benefit New Zealand consumers - report
Mon, 28th Mar 2022
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fintech
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finance, leasing & rental
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retail
Open finance is expected to become the standard for consumers' financial welfare and empowerment, according to an Aotearoa fintech research report.
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Salesforce to train 400 Kiwis with Mission Ready and TupuToa
Fri, 18th Mar 2022
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bi
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edutech
Salesforce commits to training 400 New Zealanders in Salesforce skills to address the country's digital skills crisis.
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The Consumer Data Right and what it could mean for Aotearoa's data privacy
Wed, 16th Feb 2022
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payments nz
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retail
NZ Reserve Bank slow to adopt open banking despite support for data sharing rights.
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Govt to ease border restrictions for 600 skilled tech workers
Mon, 13th Dec 2021
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government
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skills shortage
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covid-19
New Zealand eases border restrictions for 600 skilled tech workers to support sector growth, says Digital Economy Minister.
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It's time for Kiwis to define the meaning of digital identity in Aotearoa
Thu, 28th Oct 2021
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NZ's push for digital identity gains ground as new bill passes first reading.
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NZ organisations risk being left behind in Artificial Intelligence plans
Thu, 21st Oct 2021
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New Zealand organisations are at risk of being left behind in AI adoption, with a stark divide in usage, warns report.
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The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
Thu, 30th Sep 2021
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cybersecurity
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netsafe
NZ champions cyber defence amid rising tech innovation.
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AWS invests NZ$7.5 billion in Aotearoa with new data centre region in Auckland
Thu, 23rd Sep 2021
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cloud services
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colocation
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hyperscale
The company estimates that, over the next 15 years, the new infrastructure region will add over $10 billion to New Zealand’s GDP.
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Consumer data right could empower Kiwis to have more control over their data
Fri, 9th Jul 2021
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data sharing
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nz government
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consumer data right
Consumers are one step closer to having more control over how their data is shared, as the UK Government plans to establish a consumer data right framework.
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Southern Cross NEXT submarine cable touches down at Auckland's Takapuna Beach
Tue, 29th Jun 2021
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undersea cables
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cable
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southern cross cable
Auckland's Takapuna Beach is the landing point for a submarine cable that boosts New Zealand's international connectivity by almost 100%.
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'High score' for New Zealand's thriving gaming sector
Fri, 18th Dec 2020
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gaming
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nztech
New Zealand's game development industry has achieved its highest ever exports, reaching $323.9 million, a 59% increase from 2019.
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Expert urges NZ to begin health system’s digital upgrade
Tue, 19th May 2020
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digital transformation
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ministry of health
The chief executive of NZHIT says the Government should release a report that will kickstart the digital transformation of NZ’s health services.