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The departure of Sparks cybersecurity leader Josh Bahlman
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
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customer service
Josh Bahlman, esteemed leader of Spark New Zealand's Cyber Defence and Technology Architecture teams, has resigned after a significant ten-year tenure.
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Fidelity Life names Angela Henderson as new CIO in progressive move
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digital strategy
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digital initiatives
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Fidelity Life hires Angela Henderson, a reputed industry veteran, as their new CIO. The move marks a progressive step for women in the usually male-centric sector.
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4Cabling expands in New Zealand with larger Auckland warehouse
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warehouse
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distribution
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nz
Leading cabling solutions provider, 4Cabling, bolsters its commitment to New Zealand with a move to a larger warehouse in Mangere Bridge, Auckland.
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Exclusive: Why Elastic continues to see positive momentum
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ai
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ml
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cybersecurity
Gavin Jones, Area VP for ANZ at Elastic, the leading search analytics firm, shares insights on its strategic direction and technological advancements.
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Orro secures Liquid IT in first overseas expansion
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cloud services
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uc
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managed services
Australian digital infrastructure provider Orro makes its first international move by acquiring New Zealand-based Liquid IT.
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Netsafe launches online safety programme for seniors in New Zealand
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email security
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scams
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nz
Netsafe, a charitable organisation in New Zealand, has launched 'Get Set Up for Safety', a nationwide initiative to equip senior citizens with skills to combat online threats such as fraud and scams.
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Visa's AI averts fraud worth $273m in New Zealand banks
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commerce systems
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martech
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payment gateways
Visa uses AI to help New Zealand financial institutions prevent $273m in fraud, marking a three-fold increase from 2021 and highlighting the pivotal role of AI in financial security.
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Chorus announces major growth of New Zealand's fibre network
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dei
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broadband
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chorus
Chorus unveils plans to expand New Zealand's fibre network, bringing high-speed internet to an additional 10,000 businesses and homes across 59 communities nationwide.
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Kylie Watson becomes DXC Technology's Head of Security for ANZ
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compliance
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cybersecurity
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ibm
DXC Technology has chosen Kylie Watson, a seasoned cybersecurity specialist, as the Security Head for Australia and New Zealand, poised to empower their clients against intensifying cyber threats.
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Wiise partners with Endeavour & Thyme to bolster NZ market
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endeavour
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wiise
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nz
Cloud ERP platform Wiise partners with New Zealand tech providers Endeavour and Thyme Technologies, aiming to streamline the operations of NZ's SMBs.
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MEGA selects SugarCRM to optimise sales & enhance user conversions
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storage
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encryption
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cx
New Zealand's cloud storage firm MEGA partners with SugarCRM to boost its sales automation, aiming to optimise user conversions from free to paid services.
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Hourua partners with TCCA improving NZ emergency communications
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nz
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police
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spark
NZ's Hourua, a joint venture by Spark and One NZ, partners with global group TCCA to enhance emergency services' communications through robust multi-network cellular solutions.
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Rob Phillpot appointed strategic advisor at HammerTech
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ai
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us
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oracle
Rob Phillpot, co-founder of construction software giant Aconex, joins Melbourne-based firm HammerTech as strategic advisor, boosting the company's global expansion plans into an industry ripe for technological investment.
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Innovation, AI and Australia and New Zealand’s digital future
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cloud services
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microsoft
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advanced persistent threat protection
Australasian businesses showcase resilience and innovation amid global challenges, bolstered by Oracle's AI-driven digital solutions and extensive cloud-infrastructure investments.
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Trade Me sees 20% campaign performance improvement using new tools
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bi
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big data
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cdp
New Zealand's largest online auction site, Trade Me, has improved campaign performance by 20% using AI predictive models and tools to optimise personalisation.
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Unison Networks launches digital electricity safety programme for kids
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edutech
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power / energy
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schools
New Zealand's Unison Networks launches a free, interactive online safety course aimed at teaching school children about the precautions needed when dealing with electricity.
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Prospa offers interest-free loans to New Zealand SMEs for EOFY
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prospa
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retail
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nz
Prospa, a fintech firm, unveils special EOFY offer providing business loans with no interest or repayments for four weeks, aimed at offering much-needed relief to SMEs facing ongoing supply chain and labour cost issues.
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BlueVoyant report details rising AI-enabled cybercrime trends
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dark web
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phishing
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email security
New report by cybersecurity firm BlueVoyant identifies worrying advances in cyber threats and urges increased business vigilance. The emerging trends include AI-aided phishing and online ad exploitation.
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Privacy Commissioner scrutinises Foodstuffs' facial recognition trial
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surveillance
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māori
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nz
Privacy Commissioner scrutinises Foodstuffs North Island's facial recognition trial over potential privacy issues and concerns about accuracy and bias among New Zealand's diverse populations.
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New Zealand enjoys 7.3% surge in digital advertising revenue
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social media
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digital advertising
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nz
IAB New Zealand's Q3 2023 report reveals a 7.3% year-on-year surge in digital advertising revenues, reaching $534.8m, signalling a bright future for the sector.
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Simply Nootropics recruits renowned neuroscientist Dr. Brian Ramos
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nz
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r&d
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australian
Renowned neuroscientist Dr. Brian P. Ramos joins Simply Nootropics as in-house expert, bringing over 20 years of expertise to drive innovation and progress for the NZ and AU-based company.
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Exclusive: Claroty's cybersecurity evolution in ANZ digital shift
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digital transformation
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physical security
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ai security
Claroty's ANZ Regional Director, Leon Poggioli, details the firm's pioneering role in the defence of cyber-physical systems amid accelerating digitalisation in ANZ.
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HCLTech bags Top Employer title in 26 countries for 2024
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ai
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japan
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learning
Global tech firm HCLTech secures Top Employer status in 26 countries for 2024, lauded for outstanding HR practices.
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TEMI & Workia push tech adoption in Australasian firms
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digital transformation
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automation
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nz
Aiming to enhance Australia's technological competitiveness globally, The Employee Mobility Institute (TEMI) partners with Workia to foster adoption of new automation tech at local firms.