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Waikato Regional Council achieves digital modernisation with Infor
Wed, 29th Nov 2023
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big data
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payroll systems
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bi
Waikato Regional Council propels into digital age with transition to cloud-based Infor CloudSuite Public Sector.
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Government ministry blocks AI technology from staff use
Fri, 9th Jun 2023
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ai security
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nz government
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privacy
New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has banned staff from using AI technology due to data and privacy risks.
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Why you should attend the NZ Government Data Summit 2023
Thu, 6th Apr 2023
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nz government
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integration
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cios
Building an inclusive and integrated data system for informed policy and improved service delivery in New Zealand Government Sector.
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59% of IT leaders feel Govt should be doing more - KnowBe4
Wed, 22nd Mar 2023
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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knowbe4
KnowBe4’s latest research finds 59% of New Zealand’s IT decision-makers feel the government should be doing more to protect local businesses from cyber attacks.
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Large cyber attack targets several government organisations
Wed, 7th Dec 2022
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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ncsc
New-Zealand IT MSP suffers cyber-incident, affecting government agencies. Data held by Mercury IT NZ blocked. Investigations underway.
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Govt paper pushes case for fibre connectivity in rural NZ
Mon, 5th Dec 2022
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wfh
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connectivity
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telco
Chorus has welcomed the New Zealand Government's release of a new paper that sets out the country's high-level connectivity vision over the next decade.
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Exclusive - Adobe recognised as approved supplier for NZ government agencies
Thu, 24th Nov 2022
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managed services
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martech
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gdpr
Adobe has announced it has been recognised as an approved supplier to registered New Zealand government agencies.
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Nspire-d purchase brings Advantage to Wellington
Thu, 24th Nov 2022
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m&a
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nz government
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advantage nz
Nspire is a networking consultancy firm predominantly addressing government and enterprise and has plied its trade since 2006.
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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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martech
Open banking is being introduced in New Zealand, with the government saying it will increase competition and benefit consumers.
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NZ govt renews Software Framework Agreement with Oracle
Tue, 8th Nov 2022
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cloud services
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partner programmes
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nz government
The New Zealand government has renewed its all-of-government Software Framework Agreement with Oracle for secure cloud and technology services.
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Government under pressure to align with EU's data harvesting standards for businesses
Tue, 11th Oct 2022
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data protection
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gdpr
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nz government
New Zealand is under pressure to yield to new European Union demands over how companies harvest people's data.
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Ministry will no longer accept equipment from Chinese firm Hikvision
Thu, 11th Aug 2022
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it in manufacturing
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surveillance
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cloud services
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) says it will no longer accept equipment from a major Chinese surveillance camera maker.
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Three waters IT system project could top $500m, warns National
Mon, 18th Jul 2022
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cloud services
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investment
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it spending
National warns that the cost of merging local councils' water service IT systems for three waters reforms may exceed $500m.
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Govt must step up to police social media - InternetNZ boss
Tue, 31st May 2022
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investment
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hate speech
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social media
A technology industry leader is urging the government not to shy away from policing social media platforms in New Zealand.
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NZ’s first and only e-waste sorting machine launched
Fri, 22nd Apr 2022
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contact centre
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voip
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microsoft teams
Computer Recycling launches e-waste shredder and MSS optical sorting machine BLUBOX, which is able to sort out a tonne of e-waste per hour.
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MYOB Kiwi business survey shocks with low confidence
Wed, 13th Apr 2022
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accounting systems
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digital banking
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smb
The 2022 MYOB Business Monitor survey has found more than two thirds of SMEs are expecting the economy to decline in the next 12 months.
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Pandemic accelerates adoption but widens digital divide
Fri, 1st Apr 2022
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dei
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digital divide
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telstra
1 in 10 Australians are digitally excluded, and it's estimated 1 in 5 New Zealanders struggle to engage in the digital world, an industry panel hears.
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Govt creates roadmap for growth in NZ's tech sector
Mon, 14th Feb 2022
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skills gap
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nz government
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maori in tech
The digital technology sector is now one of the country’s top earners, contributing an estimated $6.6 billion to the economy in 2019.
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Ministry of Women paves the way for eInvoicing rollout in NZ government
Wed, 2nd Feb 2022
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finance, leasing & rental
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cloud services
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nz government
The Ministry of Women in New Zealand has implemented eInvoicing, joining the government's push for digital infrastructure improvements.
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NZ Govt backs new data-driven forecasting tool for agriculture sector
Fri, 7th Jan 2022
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big data
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data analytics
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bi
New Zealand Government invests $200k in new climate forecasting tool to help farmers prepare for dry conditions.
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NZ Govt security information bill passes its first reading
Fri, 31st Dec 2021
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endpoint protection
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edr
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nz government
The Security Information in Proceedings Legislation Bill has passed its first reading and will now be considered by Parliament's Justice Committee.
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Specialist border exemptions 'drop in the ocean' for NZ's tech sector
Tue, 28th Dec 2021
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nztech
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nz government
NZTech has released a statement applauding the Government response to the critical digital skills shortage, but acknowledges that it may not be enough.
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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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cybersecurity
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nz government
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cios
NZ's push for digital identity gains ground as new bill passes first reading.
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James Arnold from Dell New Zealand shares his cancer story
Wed, 27th Oct 2021
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network infrastructure
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cancer
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nz government
Dell Technologies director, James Arnold, prepares for a stem cell transplant amidst his battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma.