Stories by Stuart Corner

IT security: New Zealanders ‘too trusting’

IT services company, Origin IT says that 50 per cent of staff in its client companies will open unidentified emails and 30 per cent will click on links, many of which are designed to download malware into corporate networks.

Netflix, AA Insurance, BNZ tops for ‘digital experience’ says SAP

SAP New Zealand has released the results of its inaugural survey of NZ businesses’ provision of digital customer experience. It ranks Netflix, AA Insurance, Bank NZ as the best performers but warns that many well-known brands are losing customers and damaging their reputations by delivering a poor digital experience.

Gartner tips small growth in NZ IT spending

Gartner has issued its latest quarterly global IT spending forecast showing a modest 1.90 per cent forecast NZ growth for 2016 over 2105. However when reported in $US there was a slight downturn.

2degrees founder bows out

2degrees founder, Tex Edwards, and associated company KLR Investments have sold all their interests in 2degrees to existing shareholder Trilogy International New Zealand and to the company.

Mobile ad company VMob rebrands as Plexure

New Zealand Stock Exchange listed but US-headquartered technology company VMob Group Limited (NZX: VML) has announced that it intends to change its name to Plexure “to accommodate the growing breadth of connected engagements that it is providing to global customers like McDonald’s, IKEA, 7--Eleven and Compass Group.”

Synnex to resell Megaport SDN-based network services

IT distributor Synnex will offer communications services provided by Australian Stock Exchange-listed Megaport (ASX: MP1), under an agreement announced on 4 July that covers the New Zealand and Australian markets.