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Human-centric ways of making the workplace desirable to employees
Workers across the globe have been quitting their jobs in record numbers, here's how EverestEngineering's human-centric approach is making a difference.
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Kacific wins big at the Asia Pacific Stevie Awards
Kacific has scooped up gold and silver awards at the 9th annual Asia Pacific Stevie Awards for its innovative technologies and services to ease the Covid-19 situation in under-connected communities. 
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Data Protection
Thales solution supports DevSecOps teams with data protection
Thales' CipherTrust Platform Community Edition enables DevSecOps teams to deploy data protection controls into multi-cloud applications faster.
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TikTok launches community-inspired effect capability
TikTok has announced the launch of its Effect House feature to allow its users to create and share Community Effects.
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Internet of Things
IoT technology set to help provide safer community housing
IoT technology is being utilised by Auckland community housing provider Community of Refuge Trust (CORT) to help 550+ of its tenants receive better, healthier homes.
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Better consultation needed for new Online Safety Code
"By focusing on in-depth input from tech platforms before coming to communities and individuals, it highlights the power imbalance with targeted communities."
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National Missing Persons Hackathon returns for a second year
The event saw 650 participants, 150 judges and 75 volunteers gather across Australia and internationally via a virtual platform, to generate new leads for national missing person cases on behalf of Australian police.
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CompTIA's new threat intelligence resource officially launches
The new resource is designed to help technology solution providers, managed services providers (MSPs) and other organisations searching for critical cybersecurity threat intelligence.
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NZ's iconic Eden Park will be a new home for Oceania esports
famously home to physical sports like cricket, the Rugby World Cup and the All Blacks, will now be home to the Eden Park Esports High Performance Centre.
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Monash University brings power to the people through video project
"Through Indaba, a group, community or organisation can create authentic videos, from ideation to production, and tell their story without third-party intervention."
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Vodafone NZ Foundation unveils mural in wake of terror attacks
Wellington-based muralist Ruth Robertson-Taylor created the art piece over six months, with consultation and contributions from the Muslim community.
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Blue Prism brings new automation capabilities to online community
Blue Prism has announced additions to its affiliate partner list in order to extend the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capabilities on its Digital Exchange (DX) platform.
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Social Media
Neighbourly celebrates massive milestone
“Hitting three quarters of a million members in just a few years is remarkable. It really proves how community-minded Kiwis are.”
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New app launches to protect our oceans
The app has been designed to spread the message of ocean conservation by enabling people to share both positive ocean experiences and thoughts of concern about the state of the world's oceans.
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Impact Hub boosts Waikato’s social enterprise scene
This month Impact Hub Waikato opened in Cambridge. The hub aims to support and expand the region’s social enterprise sector.
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Blue Prism looks to future of collaboration with new launch
Blue Prism has launched a new online community and has also added eCommerce capabilities to its Digital Exchange service.
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WA council first to adopt new Datacom tech for local government
The early adopter Shire of Majinup’s initial priority is to use Datascape to help it engage more closely with its community.
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In memoriam: Paul Douglas, a man of tremendous intellect and sense of humour
"He is dearly missed by the IBM New Zealand team and we are supporting his family through this difficult time."
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Auckland Council
Auckland Council, Spark open their final community basketball court in Glen Innes
Auckland Council hopes that the free Wi-Fi at this basketball court will encourage the community to increase their physical activity.
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Community project: Everyday Aussies skew energy market
"Business and governments should take heed: mum and dad investors love clean energy and they’re putting their money where their mouth is.”
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Neighbourly signs up ANZ, completes corporate sponsorship
Alongside Spark, BP, The Warehouse, AMI and Contact, ANZ will contribute to the day-to-day running and ongoing development of the Neighbourly platform