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Cloud
Fibre uptake continues to grow in Christchurch
Across Enable’s network, there are now 12 towns and suburbs where over 60% of homes and businesses are enjoying fibre broadband.
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Microsoft
Kordia first Australasian telco to go live with Microsoft Azure
Kordia, the Auckland based telecommunications provider, has gone live on Microsoft Azure’s ExpressRoute service.
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Christchurch
Enable CEO launches Christchurch fibre broadband
Halswell families and businesses can now connect to fibre broadband, with the launch of Enable’s new services to the first Christchurch suburb.
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Kordia
Enable announces 24 RSP deals
Christchurch businesses spoilt for choice as UFB is rolled out.
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Cloud
Chorus seeks harmony with former rivals
Network company wants to develop closer relationships with other UFB builders.
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Gen-i
Telecom signs deal with Chch UFB builder
Telco looking forward to aiding city's resurgence, particularly through ICT arm, Gen-i.
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Fibre
Huawei signed for Christchurch UFB build
Enable Services has selected Huawei New Zealand to supply the fibre equipment for its Christchurch UFB build.
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Cloud
How fatter cloud is driving flatter networks
The notion of a network fabric for the cloud has been gaining momentum
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Wireless
WLAN market boost
Mark Dasent, Connector Systems general manager, Networking and Wireless, provides some tips for ensuring your customer’s wireless network runs optimally.
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Enable Networks
Enable enlists Transfield for Christchurch UFB
Enable announces $260M contract with Transfield to help build Christchurch fibre network
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Chorus
UFB partners announced
The government has reached agreements with Telecom New Zealand and Christchurch ratepayer-owned Enable Networks to roll out the UFB network.
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Enable Networks
Sweating the small stuff
Is managing supplier performance driving you crazy? Cathy Adams, Principal Consultant at Vendor Management NZ shares her advice on fine-tuning supplier relationships.
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Enable Networks
How business has failed IT like a bad parent
The world has really screwed up with owning IT, like a bad parent screwing up a child’s upbringing and letting them develop bad habits, says Wellington-based IT consultant and popular blogger Rob England.
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Enable Networks
Where is my cash?
Done the work, parted with a product, or engaged in consultancy services? Then be sure you get paid for it, says Sarah Lochead-MacMillan, Director of SLM Group
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Enable Networks
Make a point with POS
Point of sale (POS) technology is central to all retail transactions, and customers need a trusted vendor that can provide security, reliability and durability, says Blair McKenzie, APJ Channel Development Manager, Hewlett-Packard
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Enable Networks
Together we are stronger
Successfully recruiting and cultivating resellers is a challenge in today’s economy. Simon O’Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Maxava tells us how they manage theirs
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Twitter
Convergence in channel shopping
New Zealand retailers are missing out on significant sales opportunities by not using multiple channels to market to their customers, says Daniel Munn, Intergen’s retail industry team leader.
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Enable Networks
Offline but in control
Don’t panic. Cloud based POS solutions don’t necessarily spell redundancy for traditional channel resellers, says Vaughan Rowsell, Founder and CEO of VendHQ.com
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Panasonic
2011 retail refresh
The POS market continues to churn, says Rhys Warren, Managing Director of Point of sale distributor Sektor.
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BlackBerry
Turn Smartphones into Mobile POS Solutions
The Apple iPhone might have revolutionised the smartphone, but the real game changer in the past two years has been the widespread adoption of smartphone applications, dicovers US-based George L. Koroneos.
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Enable Networks
Chip and PIN in New Zealand
Visa’s Country Manager for NZ, Sean Preston, said Visa was working with financial institutions and retailers to upgrade more than 2.6 million Visa cards in NZ and thousands of merchant point of sale terminals and ATMs to chip and PIN technology
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Gartner
Point of sale innovation
You’ve likely experienced an over-loaded or offline EFTPOS terminal, while stood at the till waiting to pay for your items or had a terminal refuse to read the magnetic strip on your card... read on...
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Enable Networks
POS and the PCI
Recent changes to the security standards for businesses that process credit card transactions mean that the Point of sale (POS) systems in use at many merchants may need to be re-evaluated with respect to compliance, says Simon Gamble - Mako Networks
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Enable Networks
At the mercy of Giants
The advance of online mega retailers has led some analysts and bloggers to predict the death of small, niche online (and offline) retailers. In the United States, maybe the argument is a good one, but does it hold any water in New Zealand?