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The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
Thu, 30th Sep 2021
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NZ champions cyber defence amid rising tech innovation.
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Trade Me hands less customer info over to authorities according to Transparency Report
Thu, 12th Aug 2021
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Trade Me reduces customer data releases to Police and government agencies, with a 14% drop in requests from previous year.
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Consumer data right could empower Kiwis to have more control over their data
Fri, 9th Jul 2021
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consumer data right
Consumers are one step closer to having more control over how their data is shared, as the UK Government plans to establish a consumer data right framework.
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Govt to launch full inquiry into DHB ransomware attack
Wed, 7th Jul 2021
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Minister Andrew Little has announced a full inquiry into the ransomware attack at Waikato DHB in the early hours of May 18.
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Southern Cross NEXT submarine cable touches down at Auckland's Takapuna Beach
Tue, 29th Jun 2021
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Auckland's Takapuna Beach is the landing point for a submarine cable that boosts New Zealand's international connectivity by almost 100%.
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EXCLUSIVE: The right to repair & why NZ must rethink the e-waste problem
Fri, 11th Jun 2021
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What if there was a way to extend the lifespan of products before they end up in landfill? Device repairability seems like a logical step.
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Budget 2021: Govt backs digital skills training for small & medium businesses
Fri, 21st May 2021
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Budget 2021 allocates $44m over 2 years to support New Zealand's Digital Boost program for small and medium businesses.
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Dynamo6 earns another spot on Govt's IT Marketplace
Fri, 12th Feb 2021
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Hamilton-based IT services provider Dynamo6 has secured a place on the Government's IT Marketplace, expanding its services and closer to government.
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Rimini Street signs marketplace agreement with New Zealand Govt
Tue, 9th Feb 2021
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bi
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Rimini Street becomes approved supplier on New Zealand Government Marketplace, offering support for Oracle, SAP, and Salesforce.
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NZ Minister for Trade and Export Growth welcomes Canada's interest in DEPA
Mon, 28th Dec 2020
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Canada expresses interest in joining Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) with New Zealand, Singapore, and Chile. NZ Minister for Trade welcomes move.
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Govt sets 5% target to include more Māori business contracts
Wed, 9th Dec 2020
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UK Government aims to boost opportunities for Māori businesses by awarding at least 5% of contracts to them, promoting economic recovery and inclusivity.
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NCSC prevents $70m harm against NZ's nationally significant organisations
Fri, 27th Nov 2020
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New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations have faced at least 352 cyber incidents in the 2019/2020 year, but the dangers are far from over.
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Q&A: SMX director talks TaaS, compliance and NZX attacks
Wed, 2nd Sep 2020
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Telecommunications-as-a-Service providers face pressure to enhance security measures following NZX attack. SMX co-founder shares insights.
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Privacy Act to roll out in December as Kiwis support stronger privacy laws
Tue, 30th Jun 2020
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Of 1398 polled New Zealanders, 65% are in favour of strong privacy regulation, 29% are happy with the same level of regulation, and 6% prefer less legislation.
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Microsoft to launch data centre region in New Zealand
Wed, 6th May 2020
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Microsoft is calling the announcement a ‘major milestone’ towards delivering enterprise-grade cloud services locally.
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Govt adds Unisys cloud framework to Marketplace
Tue, 7th Apr 2020
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cloud services
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procurement
Unisys was accepted to join NZ Government’s online market to make it easier for agencies to access CloudForte framework.
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Govt widens 'essential products' to include tech goods
Wed, 1st Apr 2020
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NZ lets firms sell 'essential' tech amid lockdown.
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Wisk gets govt approval for flying taxi trials in Canterbury
Thu, 6th Feb 2020
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The passenger route is a world’s first and will commence after Cora’s certification by the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority.
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Mobile Mentor secures NZ Govt with TaaS mobile security certification
Mon, 20th Jan 2020
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NZ Gov awards Mobile Mentor security cert for TaaS panel services.
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Govt opens up short-term access to 5G spectrum
Mon, 16th Dec 2019
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NZ to auction 5G rights for 2020-22, aiding telcos and Māori tech growth.
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Growing cities need smart tech investment to meet goals
Mon, 14th Oct 2019
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The NZ IoT Alliance chair says that as cities grow up and out, it’s time to invest in smart city tech to keep them functioning.
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Forget disruption, you should be worrying about our lack of tech
Thu, 12th Sep 2019
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new zealand productivity commission
According to the new report, ‘New Zealand, technology and productivity’, it isn’t that New Zealand has too much technology it’s that we don’t have enough.
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Ministry of Education says curriculum won't widen digital divide
Thu, 29th Aug 2019
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NZ Ministry defends digital tech in schools, denying it widens socio-economic gaps.
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Cryptocurrency conundrum: Reserve Bank & IR fumble in the dark
Mon, 26th Aug 2019
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Whether it's cryptocurrency salaries or a central digital currency, no agency is quite sure how to tackle this upcoming payment trend.