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Adams calls for industry feedback on Telco Act review
Communications Minister Amy Adams is seeking business & consumer feedback on the regulation of fixed line communication services after 2020.
New Bill to simplify UFB rollout passes uncontested
A new Bill to streamline the rollout of Ultra Fast Broadband has passed its first reading in Parliament.
Govt IT modernisation driving public sector services
“While headwinds remain, disruptive technology adoption provides well‐positioned vendors the opportunity to realise growth objectives during 2016."
Tech focus with Teacher-led Innovation Fund
“I am especially excited about the focus on enhancing student outcomes in technology. This feeds well into our drive of Technology Valley."
Peter Dunne tells GOVIS: Disruptive innovation is New Zealand's future
Peter Dunne addressed the concept disruptive tech at GOVIS, showing how Government and citizens will benefit by embracing it.
Govt reacts to small business group recommendations
“This Government continuously works to improve the economic and regulatory environment so that small businesses can grow and thrive."
Budget 2016: Can money buy innovation?
Innovation is crucial to the success of any organisation, or economy for that matter. So how can you grow innovation?
More government investment in Auckland schools
“These investments are testament to the Govt’s commitment to get ahead of demand, upgrade facilities and grow school capacity in our largest city."
Govt appoints NetSafe to lead cyber bullying prevention
Internet safety watchdog NetSafe has been selected by the Govt to help reduce harmful digital communications in an official Approved Agency role.
Canterbury schools set to benefit from Budget 2016
"The announcement is great news for Canterbury’s new education network as it continues to rise from the rubble of the 2011 earthquake."
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."