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Transitioning BlackBerry inks NZ govt contract
"The customer wins in government and healthcare underline the continued adoption of BlackBerry enterprise software."
Govt offers $1m to engage young Kiwis in digital tech
“We’re funding providers who have innovative and smart projects that will capture teachers’ and students’ imagination."
Gartner forecasts Indian Government spending will reach $7.2 billion in 2016
Government spending on IT in India will reach US $7.2 billion in 2016, a 2.4% increase compared to last year, new Gartner research has shown.
Govt makes improvements to online passport service
Since the start of the year nearly every month has seen an increase in the number of passport applications made online.
Hundreds of driverless cars headed to Kiwi roads
"The government has done a good job of opening up the opportunity for testing this technology in NZ but we are certainly not leading the world."
Government launches new pathway for 'disengaged' Kiwi students
“This new approach will help because it allows young people to more fully explore career options while they are still enrolled at school."
Auckland school gets largest-ever Govt investment
The site is ideally positioned to serve surrounding communities, so this is an important investment in the local school network."
Papatoetoe school next in line for big govt upgrade
"This project is just one of many underway across Auckland to modernise facilities and add capacity to the school network.”
Govt builds more electric vehicle charging stations
“We’ve set a target to get 64,000 EVs on New Zealand roads by 2021 but it will be a team effort.”
Containerised data centers to ‘revolutionise’ industry
“The cost of building and renovating a containerised data center facility is less compared to a traditional data center facility."
Govt puts spotlight on tech sector investment
"One of the Govt's top priorities is to help businesses grow by lifting the profile of the sector & attracting more investment from around the world."
ACT Government teams with SMS to roll out $8.7 million system for schools
"We are delighted to be partnering with the ACT Education Directorate by providing a full end-to-end service in relation to this initiative."
2degrees lands major Government TaaS contract
“Connectivity is the foundation on which the success of TaaS and a collaborative Government Network (GNet) will be built."
Key to success is action over instruction, says Kiwi tech innovator
“Since action is part of my DNA, to sit back on the side lines watching them flounder forced me to consider what I could offer."
Kiwi Govt needs to step up in education innovation
"Future education models will likely come from educators themselves rather than the Government or private sector."
New $2 million fund to help prepare NZ for digital age
“Technology affects virtually every area of our daily lives, and the pace of change has law-makers and bureaucrats struggling to keep up."
Oracle inks major NZ Government deal
The agreement, which closely aligns with the Government’s ICT Strategy, allows NZ's government agencies to make use of Oracle's Cloud services.
Government and Vodafone agreement means faster speeds and higher data caps for rural NZers
The new agreement means minimum peak broadband connection speeds under the RBI increase to at least six times the current levels.
InternetNZ calls out Govt's Intelligence and Security Bill
"While it acknowledges human rights, the recommendations do not always reflect these rights and could result in more extensive surveillance of NZers."
Govt calls forth Kiwi developers & data scientists for Open Data Fellowships
The government is calling forth data scientists and developers for an Open Data fellowship with Land Information NZ & The Wellington City Council.
Govt to invest $35 million in NZ's 'Entrepreneurial Universities'
$35 million will be poured into 'Entrepreneurial Universities' that can attract researchers, innovation and ultimately grow New Zealand education.
Unisys Stealth solution announces NSA certification
Unisys Stealth has been accredited with the 'exclusive' NIAP certification, as well as the NSA's Commercial Solutions for Classified program.
NZ govt agencies now have open source software at their side
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is helping government agencies pave the way for open source software use, shaping future innovation.
Microsoft wins legal battle over data center access
“Because Microsoft has otherwise complied with the Warrant, it has no remaining lawful obligation to produce materials to the government.”