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ACT Government teams with SMS to roll out $8.7 million system for schools
"We are delighted to be partnering with the ACT Education Directorate by providing a full end-to-end service in relation to this initiative."
2degrees lands major Government TaaS contract
“Connectivity is the foundation on which the success of TaaS and a collaborative Government Network (GNet) will be built."
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."
Kiwi Govt needs to step up in education innovation
"Future education models will likely come from educators themselves rather than the Government or private sector."
New $2 million fund to help prepare NZ for digital age
“Technology affects virtually every area of our daily lives, and the pace of change has law-makers and bureaucrats struggling to keep up."
Oracle inks major NZ Government deal
The agreement, which closely aligns with the Government’s ICT Strategy, allows NZ's government agencies to make use of Oracle's Cloud services.
Government and Vodafone agreement means faster speeds and higher data caps for rural NZers
The new agreement means minimum peak broadband connection speeds under the RBI increase to at least six times the current levels.
InternetNZ calls out Govt's Intelligence and Security Bill
"While it acknowledges human rights, the recommendations do not always reflect these rights and could result in more extensive surveillance of NZers."
Govt calls forth Kiwi developers & data scientists for Open Data Fellowships
The government is calling forth data scientists and developers for an Open Data fellowship with Land Information NZ & The Wellington City Council.
Govt to invest $35 million in NZ's 'Entrepreneurial Universities'
$35 million will be poured into 'Entrepreneurial Universities' that can attract researchers, innovation and ultimately grow New Zealand education.
Unisys Stealth solution announces NSA certification
Unisys Stealth has been accredited with the 'exclusive' NIAP certification, as well as the NSA's Commercial Solutions for Classified program.
NZ govt agencies now have open source software at their side
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is helping government agencies pave the way for open source software use, shaping future innovation.
Microsoft wins legal battle over data center access
“Because Microsoft has otherwise complied with the Warrant, it has no remaining lawful obligation to produce materials to the government.”
Adams calls for industry feedback on Telco Act review
Communications Minister Amy Adams is seeking business & consumer feedback on the regulation of fixed line communication services after 2020.
New Bill to simplify UFB rollout passes uncontested
A new Bill to streamline the rollout of Ultra Fast Broadband has passed its first reading in Parliament.
Govt IT modernisation driving public sector services
“While headwinds remain, disruptive technology adoption provides well‐positioned vendors the opportunity to realise growth objectives during 2016."
Tech focus with Teacher-led Innovation Fund
“I am especially excited about the focus on enhancing student outcomes in technology. This feeds well into our drive of Technology Valley."
Peter Dunne tells GOVIS: Disruptive innovation is New Zealand's future
Peter Dunne addressed the concept disruptive tech at GOVIS, showing how Government and citizens will benefit by embracing it.
Govt reacts to small business group recommendations
“This Government continuously works to improve the economic and regulatory environment so that small businesses can grow and thrive."
Budget 2016: Can money buy innovation?
Innovation is crucial to the success of any organisation, or economy for that matter. So how can you grow innovation?
More government investment in Auckland schools
“These investments are testament to the Govt’s commitment to get ahead of demand, upgrade facilities and grow school capacity in our largest city."
Govt appoints NetSafe to lead cyber bullying prevention
Internet safety watchdog NetSafe has been selected by the Govt to help reduce harmful digital communications in an official Approved Agency role.
Canterbury schools set to benefit from Budget 2016
"The announcement is great news for Canterbury’s new education network as it continues to rise from the rubble of the 2011 earthquake."
Budget 2016: What it means for NZ's tech industry
The government's 2016 budget: "Innovative New Zealand" package inject an extra $761.4 million over four years into science & technology.