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Kordia
University scholarship honours former Kordia CEO Scott Bartlett
ASB, Kordia and the University of Waikato have announced a new scholarship to provide financial support to outstanding students.
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Ransomware
More than half of Kiwi businesses fell victim to cyber-attacks this year
More than half (55%) of New Zealand businesses have fallen victim to ransomware attacks in the last year, according to new research.
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Cybersecurity
Aotearoa's cyber skills shortage: The tug-of-war between talent supply & demand
Like any balance of supply and demand, there's a frustrating gap between what graduates are taught and what the market needs.
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Cybersecurity
Kordia launches Cyber Academy scholarship to boost Kiwis' cybersecurity skills
The Kordia Cyber Academy will award scholarships to 12 participants, who will detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents every day during the course.
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Cloud migration
Rushed cloud migration leaves Kiwi businesses open to cyber attacks
One in ten businesses are vulnerable after COVID-19 accelerated cloud migration, according to new research from Kordia’s specialist cloud consultancy, EMRGE.
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Cybersecurity
Kordia achieves Microsoft Gold Security Competency status
Cybersecurity and connectivity company Kordia has become a certified Microsoft Gold Security Competency holder.
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Kordia
Dialpad selects Kordia as NZ telco partner
Kordia will not only be a Dialpad reseller but will also become the New Zealand SIP/calling provider for every local Dialpad implementation.
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Managed security services
Kordia acquires Auckland managed security services firm SecOps NZ
“Ultimately, with these acquisitions under our belt we can work towards a new joint vision for Kordia Group," says CEO.
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Managed Services
Kordia acquires Auckland-based managed IT firm Base2
Kordia Group CEO Shaun Rendell says it's a natural progression of the company’s services as IT and telecommunications converge.
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Cybersecurity
Employers overestimate staff cyber smarts
New research has revealed a big difference between how employees and IT decision makers view cyber security.
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Kordia
Kordia names Shaun Rendell as new CEO
Kordia Group has appointed former CFO Shaun Rendell at its new CEO, following the recent death of the late CEO Scott Bartlett.
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Health
Former CEO of Kordia, Scott Bartlett, dies at age 40
Bartlett, one of New Zealand’s most accomplished and high-profile tech executives, passed away after a battle with cancer.
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Health
Kordia CEO resigns to focus on health
"Kordia is truly a better place to work because of Scott. He will be deeply missed by his colleagues at Kordia, and we will continue to support him through his journey.”
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS launches new edge location in New Zealand
“The launch of our first AWS edge location in New Zealand demonstrates AWS’s commitment to helping local customers innovate and build, increase productivity, expand into new markets, and enhance the nation's digital infrastructure."
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Women in Technology
Kordia Women in Tech scholarship awarded to Kaitlin Te Rito
Bachelor of Engineering student Kaitlin Te Rito has scooped the Kordia Women in Technology scholarship for 2020.
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Cybersecurity
Chinks in the armour: Why the post COVID-19 cloud is easy game for cybercriminals
Now’s the time for CIOs to pause and make sure their digital transformation projects are fit for today, and the future.
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Cybersecurity
IWD 2020 interview: Kordia's NZ CISO Hilary Walton
New Zealand is a small country with a powerful tech backbone, but chances are you won’t come across too many people who hold the title of CISO – and even fewer who are female CISOs.
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Kordia
Kordia acquires Auckland cloud consultancy firm
“Digital migration is the new frontier every business must navigate to mitigate risk, manage infrastructure and succeed in the digital world."
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Network Management
Kordia launches Google Cloud Partner Interconnect
Kordia’s direct connection to Google Cloud, Partner Interconnect, is now officially available to Kordia customers.
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Kordia
Kordia hires its first full-time CISO, Hilary Walton
She is a former 2012 Olympics security manager, and she has worked with British intelligence agency MI5.
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Microsoft
Kordia to offer Microsoft Azure Peering service
Kordia is one of the world’s first service providers to offer a direct connection offering with Microsoft Azure Peering.
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Kordia
Kordia Group CEO Scott Bartlett steps down amid health battle
Effective immediately, the announcement comes following a recent diagnosis of multiple tumours on the brain, treatment for which is currently underway. 
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TV
Kordia launches nationwide broadcasting service
“With this unique new service, we’re making an ad-hoc broadcast simple and cost-effective. This means customers can reach a bigger audience and build credibility.”
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5G
Interview: Kordia sets sights on in-building coverage in a 5G world
The majority of people use their devices indoors and 80% of mobile phone calls now originate inside a building. IBC ensures that all buildings have fast and reliable access to cellular networks.