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Driverless car testing in NZ 'would be a major breakthrough'
“If testing does get underway, it would be a major breakthrough with NZ set to benefit and we would expect to welcome many more local innovators."
Governments need to recognise the disruptive power of robots, IDC finds
The potential for machines to heighten safety, precision and efficiency within government services is huge, according to a new IDC report.
Govt digital initiatives missing the personal touch, survey finds
“Such low support of online government channels is surprising given that 86% of New Zealanders use the internet."
Forward thinking tech summit kicks off in Wellington
A major government and tech industry summit will be held in the Te Papa museum, with the aim of seeing how these two sectors can can work together.
CenturyLink govt offering promises fresh approach to infrastructure
"CenturyLink Government Cloud combines the power of the VMware cloud with our carrier-class network and secure data centers."
Commvault and Revera bring new cloud data protection offering to NZ
"This partnership with Revera has further bolstered our ability to simplify data protection and management workflow."
NZers 'chomping at the bit' for faster broadband
Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) connections are up 135% around the country, according to latest figures regarding the Government’s UFB programme.
Cloud spending to account for half of federal govt IT budget by 2018
Lower price points for cloud services and the changing nature of cloud computing is helping to drive federal government cloud consumption.
Are Kiwi businesses facing challenging times?
"To prosper, businesses and other organisations need to apply best practice risk management processes, keep thinking ahead and remain agile."
IoT, proactive security and big data: Top trends impacting government
"2016 is going to be a promising year for government as it undergoes digital transformation – but it won't be easy.”
English: Govt. infrastructure programme creating jobs for Kiwis
“We’re committed to ongoing infrastructure investment across New Zealand, and that means more jobs right across the country."
Spending needed on education infrastructure, says ACT Party
“The Council has not considered the implications of changing land use on education in the area, where schools are already bursting at the seams.”
More Kiwi business accessing Govt data
More New Zealanders are accessing free government data, according to new figures from Land Information New Zealand Data Service.
Nga Taonga: Bringing our history into the modern world
“This is a sign of continued commitment to future-proofing our stories and history, and ensuring all of us can access material from the archives."
Thai govt selects NZ security to tackle corruption
“Wynyard’s technology is used across the world and we are delighted that the Thai Government has chosen to use it to help tackle corruption"
Verint and Squiz partner up, target government bodies
“Digital transformation is a journey. There’s a lot more governments can learn from the experience of other industries."
Perfect storm of tech and socio-economic forces will lead to 5 million jobs lost
“New Zealand is not immune from global trends. “Changes in technology and the advent of global supply chains will result in significant job losses."
Fujitsu and Microsoft team up for Skype for Business for government
Fujitsu has partnered up with Microsoft to create a new Government unified communications service based on Skype for Business.
Applications open for slice of Govt's $2m innovation pie
The Unlocking Curious Minds programme is part of the Government’s plan to encourage all Kiwis to become engaged with science and technology.
Govt needs to 'get with the programme' on NZ's gender pay gap
“It’s a new year and it’s time for the National Government to be bold and be brave. Kiwi women are counting on them.”
National strategies needed to maximise IoT potential
“The Internet of Things will have a substantial impact on virtually all aspects of business and society in the coming decades."
Cyber crime rife: The whole approach to security must change
“Although many threats loom, security professionals have an arsenal of new countermeasures. This year we start changing the playing field."
NZ Govt extends support to local SMEs
The New Zealand Government is supporting the growth of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with an extension on its Regional Business Partner programme
Youth programme launched to foster NZ's future leaders
OMGTech! says the Youth Leadership programme has been designed to help New Zealand create a strong pipeline of future leaders in the technical space.