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  • Cloud proves winner for MetService

    A request from an Australian client in the media sector for faster provision of weather data from New Zealand prompted the MetService to look at options for providing the service via the cloud, and led to a decision by the weather office to upgrade to Iconz’s Versa S2 cloud service.

  • MetService seeks new CIO

    The MetService is advertising for a new CIO, following the resignation of Russell Turner last year to take up the same role at Land Information New Zealand.

  • Turner to join Linz

    Longtime MetService CIO Russell Turner has been appointed to the same role at Land Information New Zealand.

  • MetService readies web launch

    MetService expects to achieve much greater reliability in forecasting for its major aviation customers when it launches a web-based service within the next few months.

  • Tertiary education body restructures IT

    The Tertiary Education Commission is joining the flood of government agencies restructuring their IT functions, saying its changes are part of an organisation-wide realignment.

  • Stormy weather strikes rival forecasting agencies

    A mediator has been appointed to smooth out the stormy relationship between MetService and the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), following allegations that farmers have suffered because the two don’t cooperate enough.

  • MetService weathers changes

    To meet customer demand for customisation, timeliness and convenience, MetService, which provides weather and information presentation services, has developed a weather information presentation engine (WISE).

  • MetService helps Scots to voice Maori

    MetService has replaced actors providing its phone-based weather reports with text-to-speech technology, having sent Maori staff to the UK to help the Scottish software cope with local place names.