02 Feb 2013
New Zealand's Enterprise Tech Summary: Week ending Sat 2nd Feb 2013
Another exciting week has wrapped up here at NZET, Here's a summary of the news stories that were biggest in NZ this week.
- Chorus signs with Datacom over Gen-i for Datacentre services.
- Peter Hughes MP working with Steven Joyce in talks with Datacom to potentially replace Novopay with old system.
- EFTPOS New Zealand sold to VeriFone USA by ANZ Bank.
- RIANZ successfully fines first offender for $616.57, spends $250,000 doing it.
- Mega.co.nz hosting over 50 million files, 0.000% infringe copyright, according to Kim Dotcom.
- French website Mega-search.me, which was indexing pirated materials on Mega.co.nz stopped in it's tracks.
- Kordia NZ CEO Scott Bartlett caught in recording stating "Jobs will not be outsourced", seven months prior to outsourcing jobs to Philippines.
- Apple see staggering drop in share value whilst Google on all-time high.
- Apple no longer #1 on Tablet share.
- US Government warn everyone to stop using UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) due to exploit.
- BREAKING: Twitter confirms that it was hacked, 250,000 accounts potentially compromised.
- Anonymous hacktivist group continue 'Operation Last Resort' - more US Govt. websites are offline.
On the move:
- Clive Levido jumps ship from Fortinet NZ to Palo Alto Networks.
- Rhys Taylor leaves Connector Systems for Aerohive Networks NZ, joining ex-Connector Systems colleague , Geoff Mason.
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