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Kiwi SMEs: Will you earn the ‘cyber security tick’?
“Small and medium businesses need to take steps to protect their online records as much as they keep their buildings and physical assets safe."
Government IT needs to aim higher
“There is not much point in having an agile IT unit if your procurement, recruitment, and budgeting processes still take months."
NZ Govt attempts to outpace cybercriminals with new strategy
“The pace of change and emergence of complex threats mean constant vigilance is required. By refreshing the action plan we will keep up with threats."
Government digitisation brings benefit and risk to citizens
“Keeping the balance between possible risks and benefits to citizens will be no mean feat: it could prove a stumbling block for digital government."
NZTA strikes a blow to NZ’s tech sector
It has been revealed that Snapper, the kiwi developed contactless payment card used throughout the Wellington region, could end up being replaced.
Government website recognised for user experience
“Our goal is to provide information that’s easy to find, access and use. The user experience is at the centre of everything we do.”
Technology to transform the NZ Government
"Regardless of whether it is reducing crime or enabling easier interactions with the government, better use of technology is the critical enabler."
NZ Government launches Unlocking Curious Minds fund
Under the Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund pilot the NZ Government hopes to engage more young Kiwis with science and technology.
Local ANZ govt councils gear up for oncoming change
“It has obviously been a period of significant change for many local councils across ANZ, however their leaders remain very optimistic and focused."
New Zealand’s Government shines the spotlight on data security
"The move to eGovt channels to deliver services to New Zealanders offers many benefits, but have also created new data vulnerabilities to be managed."
Government looks to update NZ's tertiary education
The Government is investigating new models of tertiary education that fit better with the changing demands of today’s world.
New investment tool launched by Treasury
“We are already using data effectively to better understand those who rely on a range of social sector and other public services."
Online tax services saving businesses money
Increasing numbers of businesses and individual taxpayers turning to online service to pay tax means big savings, according to the Government.
Connectivity tech drives innovation in rural New Zealand
The fourth annual MobileTech conference will take place in March next year and focus on innovative productivity tools for the rural sector.
Labour slams Govt. rural broadband scheme
"It’s time Amy Adams stood up for regional New Zealand."
Neglect of Northland's internet speed disgraceful, says Winston
“So much for by-election promises to Northlanders.”
Government names names for Data Future Group
“I’m confident this diverse group of people has the knowledge and experience necessary to understand the issues and look for innovative solutions."
What we always knew: The TPP and Intellectual Property
"As the boardroom was carving out democracy and sovereignty, the executives were selling vassalage as well worth it."
Show me the money: NZ First calls out Government on education spending
The Government claims it's spending more money than ever on education, but where has that money gone as parents struggle to afford schooling?
Government wants increase in innovation
“Our aim is to create the conditions that allow businesses to be ambitious and innovative.”
Ruapehu makes a play for second broadband investment round
“The projects the council has planned include; skills workshops, connection option workshops, an online and print info hub and free Wi-Fi in town."
NZ Govt initiative encourages tech innovations
The Technology Innovation National Science Challenge will focus on developing new technologies to create commercially successful breakthrough products
Tasman district moves ahead with broadband funding application
The Tasman District Council has submitted its Digital Enablement Planas part of its application for Government broadband funding.
Hawke’s Bay Local Authority Shared Service launches new website
“Hawke’s Bay can see the growing range of services where all five councils are working together to drive operational efficiencies and reduce costs."