IT Brief New Zealand - Technology news for CIOs & IT decision-makers

Stories by Alistair

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Xiaomi topples the iPhone 6 and 6+ with the new Edge Mi Note
Fri, 16th Jan 2015
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apple
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smartphones
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As slick and as technically proficient as these phones are, they will not be the last in a line of iPhone 6-beating phones.
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Chromebooks go big
Mon, 5th Jan 2015
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mobility
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tablets & laptops
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acer
Recent success in the ultra-affordable Chromebook market now sees Acer enlarging its 11 and 13 inch display models to a somewhat regular size of 15 inches.
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Net Neutrality itself might kill our online privacy
Mon, 5th Jan 2015
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nsa
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net neutrality
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isp
Advances in net neutrality in the USA could be a Trojan horse for online privacy, amid Snowden's leaks and emerging cyber vulnerabilities.
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Can google help us predict the future
Thu, 25th Dec 2014
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apple
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technology gifts
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google
Google Trends reveals shifting tech interests, questioning if it could forecast societal changes and our 'ubiquitous' future.
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Collaboration in the Enterprise: Facebook trumps the rest
Mon, 22nd Dec 2014
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microsoft
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uc
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collaboration
In a fast-moving digital era, Facebook emerges as the top choice for workplace collaboration, outshining Microsoft's Yammer and others.
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Top Linux Conference about to descend on Auckland
Mon, 22nd Dec 2014
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open source
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linux
Tech titans gather at Auckland's LinuxConf, a pivotal moment for NZ’s tech scene, featuring Linus Torvalds. Tickets still up for grabs.
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NZET Podcast #26: Glacier the tip of the iceberg.
Sun, 13th Oct 2013
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undersea cables
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hawaiki cable
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nzenterprisetech
Gen-i becomes NZ's first ICT provider to achieve the global ISAE 3402 security standard, marking a significant milestone.
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[VIDEO]: How to make the font in iOS7 easier to read
Sun, 29th Sep 2013
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apple
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video
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technology gifts
What? You don't have 20/20 vision? What do you mean Apple didn't care about you when they designed their new hipster friendly iOS 7 platform?Well, help is at hand.
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iPhone 5C & 5S released
Wed, 11th Sep 2013
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nzenterprisetech
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camera
As predicted on the NZ Enterprise Tech podcast, the iPhone 5S is coming to us in Champagne, Slate and Grey colours.
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iOS 7 GM released to devs
Wed, 11th Sep 2013
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apple
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technology gifts
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developers
Apple releases Gold master version of iOS 7 to developers, final version before public release on September 18th.
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Apple iPhone 5S Has a fingerprint reader?
Sun, 8th Sep 2013
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apple
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nzenterprisetech
There's been a few leaks this week on Chinese micro blogging site Weibo of an iPhone 5s with a silver ring around the place you usually see the fingerprint reader.
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Steve Ballmer retires as CEO of Microsoft
Sat, 24th Aug 2013
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microsoft
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nzenterprisetech
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft corporation announced Friday morning Seattle time that he would be retiring from Microsoft when they find a replacement.
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ICT Networking: Kiwi Style - A Few Quiet Yarns
Thu, 1st Aug 2013
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a few quiet yarns
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nzenterprisetech
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nz
by Alistair Ross If you are an ICT professional then you'll know how important that networking is to building relationships in the industry.
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Microsoft announce once in a lifetime reorgansiation
Fri, 12th Jul 2013
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microsoft
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nzenterprisetech
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes control in major reorganization, aiming to innovate and fend off challenges from rivals.
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99% of Android mobile phones susceptible to newly found takeover attack
Sat, 6th Jul 2013
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smartphones
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cloud services
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malware
Recent vulnerability means that 99% of all android phones could be exploited to the point where they could be completely overidden.
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Does NZ business have it's head in the sand regarding Disaster Recovery?
Tue, 12th Mar 2013
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cios
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nzenterprisetech
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retail
<blockquote>Disaster Recovery, or DR, as it's often shortened to, is one of those things that ICT departments love to hate.
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Twitter hacked - up to 250,000 accounts compromised
Sat, 2nd Feb 2013
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cloud services
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encryption
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web development
Twitter blogged yesterday that an attack took place over 'just a few moments' before it was noticed by Twitter staff and shut it down.
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Tim Berners-Lee sparks new thoughts on Open Standards whilst 'Anti-software patents in NZ' campaign continues
Sat, 2nd Feb 2013
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internet
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nz
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craig foss
This week saw the Inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee come to New Zealand to talk about Open Standards.
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New Zealand's Enterprise Tech Summary: Week ending Sat 2nd Feb 2013
Sat, 2nd Feb 2013
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apple
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firewall
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outsourcing
Another exciting week has wrapped up here at NZET, Here's a summary of the news stories that were biggest in NZ this week.
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Revolutionists or Renegades? Why last week in IT was Mega weird
Mon, 28th Jan 2013
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ddos
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aaron swartz
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nzenterprisetech
Even for the totally non geek out there, one had to admit that last week was one of the strangest, surreal moments in recent ICT related news.
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Watch cat videos all day. Earn megabucks & outsource. A cautionary tale to employers?
Tue, 22nd Jan 2013
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outsourcing
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vpn
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verizon
A US employee paid a fifth of his salary to have his job 'outsourced' in China whilst he sat in the office watching Cat videos on reddit.
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2013: The year of the Smart Watch?
Wed, 9th Jan 2013
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apple
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smartphones
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technology gifts
Just a quick look over at what buzz has been happening in the entrepreneurial world of last year shows that smart watches are in big demand.
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Google Apps for small businesses no longer free
Sat, 8th Dec 2012
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apps
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google
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email
It would appear that as of 7 December, Google has decided to pull their free service for Apps.
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The week that was: Windows 8, Surface, iPad Mini and a Cancelled Android Event
Tue, 30th Oct 2012
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microsoft
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apple
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smartphones
Friday was the day that completed the week that was in the shape of 'things to come' for the 'Post-PC era'.