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Budget 2016: What it means for NZ's tech industry
The government's 2016 budget: "Innovative New Zealand" package inject an extra $761.4 million over four years into science & technology.
Empired's ECM service gains traction in NZ market
The company says it estimates the market opportunity within the New Zealand government market alone is approximately 45,000 users.
Kiwi SMBs make 'huge contribution' to NZ economy
“Smaller businesses dominate our industries and play a vital role in generating jobs, innovation and overseas income."
Why not extend our existing NZ security fabric nationally?
While there were many positive responses to the NZ government's announcement to invest in cyber security, McGettigan believes it already exists.
NZ leading the way with app-based transport, global report finds
"By simplifying the rules and maintaining a strong safety focus, NZ has become the standard-bearer for international best practice in this sector."
Ironic? Kiwis worried about privacy of public social media accounts
“The sensitivity around social media is a little surprising given the public nature of social media activity itself."
Amy Adams address: Wellington Privacy Forum
Justice Minister Amy Adams addressed the Wellington Privacy Forum with a focus data privacy, sharing and the Privacy Act.
Hutt Valley a step closer to becoming Technology Valley
Hutt Valley is a step closer to becoming NZ’s Technology Valley following the govt's $15m hi-tech funding boost, says National List MP Chris Bishop.
Kiwi execs urged to apply for Govt business scholarships
“Having our business leaders study overseas brings tangible benefits to New Zealand businesses and helps to grow the economy."
New website for Immigration New Zealand
“INZ is becoming an increasingly digital service, with a new website and the ability to apply for a visa online wherever they are in the world."
NSW Department of Education kicks off second stage of SaaS roll-out
The NSW DoE is using Expense8 to further streamline employee expenses and extend automation, scalability and user functionality.
John Key's $22m cyber security announcement: Industry insider opinion
Key recently announced a $22 million fund to go towards setting up a national security agency - here is an industry insider opinion.
NZ Govt open licensing consultation goes off without a hitch
“The tool has been hugely useful in giving a read of opinion. Because of the two-way conversations, it enables open dialogue to take place."
NZ's first Cyber Security Summit drawing near
“Cyber-attacks can and do damage our economy. Businesses are acutely aware of the $257 million lost to cybercrime last year."
NZ and Aus govt need to step up online, study finds
"If the Government is investing tax money in these services, then as a member of the public you would expect a response to your queries."
$1 million in grants for Sign Language projects
“I am thrilled to see such a wide range of projects that will support, promote and maintain New Zealand Sign Language across the country."
Another multi-million upgrade for Auckland school
“This project is further proof that the Government is committed to modernising school property and getting ahead of Auckland’s population growth."
New technologies lead Govt to overhaul transport sector rules
“With the existing rules for the sector being in place since 1989, a significant review is not before time.”
NSW Government updates whole-of-government ICT hardware contract
The NSW Government has extended its whole-of-government ICT hardware contract through to April 30, 2017 and updated the devices covered by the deal.
New RBI tower brings greater connectivity to Kauaeranga Valley
“Broadband and mobile coverage to Kauaeranga Valley will ensure residents can use fast broadband, while visitors who come here can stay connected."
Governments vulnerable to attack, says Palo Alto Networks
Government departments are an attractive target for malicious hackers and criminals, making them vulnerable to attack.
Scrapping of online voting trial a 'blow to democracy'
“This short-sighted decision is a blow to local democracy by people clearly struggling to adapt to the digital era."
Online voting trial canned
"Maintaining public confidence and understanding of local electoral processes is more important than trialling online voting this year.”
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."