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Cybersecurity
The link between cybersecurity, extremist threat and misinformation online in Aotearoa
Long story short, it's often the case that misinformation, threat and extremism link closely to cybersecurity issues and cyber harm.
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Sustainability
88% of C-suites will increase digital solutions for sustainability
A TCS study finds that 88% of C-suites in the Asia Pacific will increase the use of digital solutions to help drive sustainability over the next three years.
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Data Protection
The GDPR and NZ: Why this relationship is so important to the future of data privacy in Aotearoa
In 2018, a new unprecedented data privacy law took the EU and, by association, the rest of the world by storm.
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MYOB
University of Auckland students win trans-Tasman IT Challenge
"Winning the competition serves as proof of our business acumen, technical skills and presentation ability."
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Chorus
UoA researchers work with Māori to evaulate online mental health platform
Researchers want to understand what encourages and prevents Māori from using an online platform to support mental health and wellbeing.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
University of Auckland selects AWS as strategic cloud provider
UoA will leverage AWS cloud to drive its digital transformation and enhance student engagement during online learning, which has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Digital Transformation
Auckland uni selects Datrium for DX via BEarena and ASI Solutions
The University of Auckland has partnered with disaster recovery firm Datrium to modernise its infrastructure by leveraging the cloud and unifying compute, storage, backup and disaster recovery.
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Sustainability
University of Auckland takes top spot in sustainability rankings
The university was ranked in the top 25% for each of the Goals with which it engaged.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
University of Auckland utilises AWS to improve student experience
The University of Auckland has upgraded its student experience with enhanced communication capability utilising Consegna and Amazon Web Services.
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Customer service
Soul Machines raises $40m, steps closer to global aspirations
“We look forward to continuing to work with Soul Machines as it scales and realises its global aspirations.”
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Students
University of Auckland students launch app for Stress Less Week
University of Auckland students have created a digital treasure hunt for Stress Less Week, designed to engage students in an interactive game and offer a fun outlet prior to exams.
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IT Automation
UiPath brings automation skills to A/NZ students
UiPath is partnering with New Zealand academic institutions to train students for an increasingly technological workplace, primarily focusing on automation and robotics training.
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Cryptocurrency
Students raise the investment stakes in trading challenge
For the first time, teams were allowed to trade on cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Cardano, and Ethereum as well as more traditional investments.
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Big Data
University of Auckland signs deal with Dropbox to drive collaborative research
"Dropbox meets our security needs while also providing our researchers with enhanced levels of governance and control over their data."
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University of Canterbury
Experts: Why the Black Hole Photo matters
“We are validating our deepest ideas about the physical world by testing them in the most extreme environment we can imagine.”
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Internet of Things
Phone ringing? This biohack wants you to bite down and ChewIt
So your phone’s ringing, but instead of swiping right or pushing a Bluetooth button you bite down on a tiny piece of tech that sits in your mouth.
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Inland Revenue
Auckland Uni selects Rimini Street to update payroll systems
The University of Auckland has onboarded Rimini Street to upgrade its HR software in order to comply with this year’s changes to payday filing.
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App development
Homegrown stress relief app to be launched next year
Researchers at the University of Auckland and an Auckland-based creative agency are working together to create a ‘world first’ app that they believe will help with stress relief.
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Cloud
Twitter bots create a third of the world's misinformation
Lies, fake news and misinformation – this is the age of the internet, and Twitter bots are largely responsible for perpetrating it.
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IT Automation
'Tech supported by people' paradigm the way forward
University of Auckland Business School Professor Ilan Oshri says that businesses need to shift from a model of ‘people supported by technology’ to one that is ‘technology supported by people’.
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Digital Assistants
Soul Machines on a hot streak as more firms invest
Auckland-based hi-tech firm Soul Machines now has an extra US$2 million (NZ$3.07 million) windfall from one of its own parent companies, as part of a US$15 million funding drive.
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Open source
The NZ Open source Awards winners announced!
The winners of the 2018 New Zealand Open source Awards were announced at a sold-out gala dinner held at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington on Tuesday, October 23.
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Facebook
Auckland Uni celebrates 40 entrepreneurs under 40
The University of Auckland’s annual 40 Under 40 list recognises some of the most outstanding graduates
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Blockchain
All aboard the blockchain train: Academic says NZ needs to catch up fast
Cryptocurrencies are here to stay, but New Zealand is not as innovative and agile as we like to think.