Stories by Stuart Corner

FunderTech seeks startups for Chinese angel funding

Auckland-based FunderTech — a company that helps startup tech companies find funding, business development, manufacturing and product distribution opportunities in China — is offering Kiwi startups the chance to pitch to Chinese angel investors.

MYOB buys Greentree to boost ERP offerings

Sydney-based, ASX-listed financial software company, MYOB Group (ASX: MYO), has paid $A28.5m ($25.1m upfront and the remainder due in 2017 and 2018 subject to conditions) for Hei Matau Holdings 2000, owner of enterprise resource planning software company, Greentree.

InternetNZ’s NetHui going walkabout

InternetNZ is changing the format of its annual NetHui conference for the 20216 event, its sixth. Instead of being a three-day event in one location, it will be three one-day events in different locations: in Nelson on 13 October, South Auckland on 15 October, and Rotorua on 17 October.

Statistics NZ turns to Salesforce for data collection

ANZ software and services company, Fronde, has revealed that it has been working with Statistics New Zealand for the past 18 months to implement a system based on for the collection a wide range of statistical data.

Queenstown now fully-fibred

The government has announced completion of the Ultra-Fast Broadband fibre to the premises network in Queenstown.

Kiwi wireless charging on the move in the US

A wireless vehicle charging technology developed by researchers at the University of Auckland is being adopted in the US by Lear Corporation, a global supplier of automotive electrical and seating products that is ranked 154 in the Fortune 500.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise debuts pay-per-use networking in Australia and New Zealand

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, the former enterprise communications arm of Alcatel-Lucent, now majority owned by Chinese company Huaxin, has chosen Australia and New Zealand as the first countries, along with Singapore, in which to launch a new business model for providing enterprise fixed and wireless local area network services, dubbed Network On Demand (NOD).

Endace gets into IoT with Cisco

Auckland-based network monitoring company, Endace, is getting onto the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon by joining the Cisco Solution Partner Program.

Xero updated to save accountants and bookkeepers more time

Xero has updated its cloud accounting software with what it says is “a total redesign of how Xero Report Templates work for cloud accounting users,” that will enable small businesses and practices to operate much more efficiently than with traditional rigid software solutions from legacy desktop vendors.

Portland Software picks Softlayer to host employee benefits service

Auckland-based Portland Software, a company specialising in applications to help employers administer employee benefit schemes such as health insurance, has launched Belong, a new employee benefits administration platform running on IBM’s Softlayer cloud service.

InternetNZ warns of TPP dangers

InternetNZ says intellectual property rules required by the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement could unfairly restrict New Zealanders' access to content, saddle them with unwarranted criminal charges and stifle creativity.

Over 70 percent of IT&T employers seek staff

According to recruitment agency Beyond Recruitment, over 70 percent of employers in New Zealand’s IT and Transformation (IT&T) sector intend to take on new staff in the next 12 months.