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Gartner: CIOs need to start delivering on digital
“CEOs think it’s time for digital initiatives to show value. They have been investing in digital for many years, and now expect it to ‘grow up’ and start delivering at scale."
Kiwi photographer wins Sony's 10K grand prize
“An iceberg drifts in the Southern Ocean somewhere near the polar circle. This was the first iceberg I had ever seen, and I was for a moment stunned by the majesty of this natural phenomenon. After taking a few photos I put my camera down and tears filled my eyes.”
Digital detox akin to smoking and drinking withdrawal
"The findings show many of the travellers initially experienced symptoms of anxiety and frustration."
NZ’s car sharing platform ups its game with new feature
Yourdrive, New Zealand’s car sharing platform, has announced it is now allowing remote vehicle access to renters.
CEOs concerned executives aren’t digital savvy enough
A new survey from Gartner has revealed that CEOs priorities are slowly shifting to meet rising growth challenges.
Protecting the customer experience in a digital age
"As organisations look to innovate at previously unimaginable speeds, it’s getting harder to make sure software works perfectly, every time."
Exclusive: The future of AI as a business tool
Recently I had the opportunity to discuss the implications and implementations of AI within enterprise with Bluewolf A/NZ MD Gavin Diamond.
Apple to acquire digital magazine service
Apple announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Texture, the digital magazine subscription service by Next Issue Media.
Building virtual cities to solve urbanisation issues
Virtualising cities gives us the ability to create an efficient, sustainable and highly capable reality says Dassault Systèmes’ Alexandre Parilusyan.
Businesses in A/NZ must work with digital disruption for success, exec says
“New tools, new processes, and new duties for IT will define this revolution and shape businesses for the future.”
DocuSign doubles customer base as Australian businesses embrace digital
Since launching in Australia two years ago, DocuSign’s customer base has grown to more than 1,000 local customers.
Wellington girls college backs 21st century learning
“Complementing existing facilities the Learning Studios and iCentre are a wonderful resource in preparing our young women for work and life."
NZ Govt invests $22.2 million into cyber security
“Our national CERT will be a key piece of New Zealand’s cyber security architecture. It will be the central place for businesses to go for help."
Software AG rolls out NextGen business analytics offering
The ability to collect, monitor, analyse and understand a fast-moving stream of data is crucial for any digital enterprise, Software AG says.
NZ Bus fleet begins transition to electric technology
“Our technology offers an ideal and economically attractive match for these conditions and is a proven solution to support New Zealand’s transition."
Riverbed: The traditional approach just won't cut it anymore
“This is where the world is going, and in order to be competitive and grow your business, you need to be thinking about being this type of reseller."
NZ Government gets behind digital tech with new telco laws
“The communications sector is vastly different to the market in 2001 when the Telco Act was introduced, and it’s time for our laws to catch up."
Unified Brand to bring digital signage content to a larger market
“As we expand our presence within the Rise Vision store, we look forward to the opportunity to assist a whole new customer base."
By next year, 70% of Kiwis will primarily deal with the Government online
"New Zealanders have become used to information, services and products being available online, on demand, anywhere, any time."
SuperTech event promises to ready Kiwi businesses for the digital world
New Zealand’s Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) developed SuperTech 2016 to give Kiwi businesses ‘inspiration in the digital world’.
Global technology trends reshape New Zealand businesses
"Digital technology, changing workforce demographics and speed of innovation are causing companies to redesign organisational structure."
Latest industry to be fundamentally disrupted by tech? Insurance
“While already experiencing digital disruption, the insurance industry needs to brace itself for the massive, inevitable disruption."
IBM invests in IoT analytics with new 'Quarks' tool
Analysing data at the edge continuously can help companies generate insights more quickly and reduce network communication costs, according to IBM.
Mobile technology is changing the healthcare game
Technology is continuing to bridge the healthcare gap, with mHealth information services set to reach more than 150 million users by 2020.