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.
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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.
The Ministry of Health has accepted Microsoft’s cloud services Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online as meeting the requirements for storage of personal health information, enabling health services providers to use these services.
One hundred and fifty would-be cyber security experts will attempt to save the world, virtually, in the third annual New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge to be staged at the University of Waikato on 14 and 15 July.
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, 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.
IT roles have taken out the top five positions in Trade Me’s latest quarterly jobs report.
New Zealand has fallen to second place after Luxembourg in the World Economic Forum’s ranking of nations’ political and regulatory environments for IT, but has retained its place as number 17 in terms of network readiness.
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.”
Ricoh New Zealand has become a reseller of 2degrees’ mobile and fixed telephone, Internet access and wide area network (WAN) services through its Ricoh IT Services arm.
Pokémon GO, a augmented reality smartphone game that is the latest instalment in the popular Pokémon franchise, has made its debut in New Zealand and Australia, ahead of its launch in the US and Japan.
Shareholders in Sky Television have voted strongly in favour of the proposed merger with Vodafone that would see them holding 49 per cent of the merged entity.
The inaugural CEO of government R&D agency Callaghan Innovation, Mary Quin, has resigned, saying the time is ripe for the organisation to appoint new leadership.
Digital technology is to be formally integrated into the New Zealand school curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, but has been denied the status of a separate learning area, sparking protest from industry.
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.