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Cybersecurity
Gamifying cybersecurity key to preventing attacks
"Many CISOs have found it very effective to use ad-hoc gamification in pushing down ownership of cyber-risk management to individual risk owners."
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Xbox
NZ car retailers bringing test drives to a whole new level
Local car retailers are converting a new SUV into an Xbox controller, allowing customers to experience the capabilities of the vehicle while inside a virtual environment.
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Channel rewards
Game on: Injecting retro fun back into channel promotions
Ingram Micro and Dell Technologies have come up with the perfect reason for resellers to play retro arcade games at work.
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Gaming
Govt & Canterbury Uni pour $7m into gaming research
The funding will be used to boost the University of Canterbury’s Applied Immersive Gaming Initiative, which will research and accelerate public use of immersing gaming applications.
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Cybersecurity
Could gamers be the best contenders for cybersecurity roles?
Those entering the workforce that grew up playing video games may be best placed for cybersecurity roles.
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Gaming
Social enterprise develops game for learning sign language
The game has passed the prototype stage, and SeeCom are currently doing research to produce the full game version.
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Gaming
Bored of health and safety? Vodafone now educates staff by gaming
H&S education is often put on the same ‘boring level’ as watching paint dry and the deliberations of the NZ election - but now it's in a game.
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Gaming
Fun for all ages: New study says yep, videogames are good for all Kiwis
A new report has dealt a blow to those in the anti-videogame club, showing that video and computer games have positive effects on the way Kiwis learn.
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Cloud
Google launches gamified digital citizenship programme
"Be Internet Awesome provides materials educators and parents can use to help students learn about online safety in a fun and engaging way."
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Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric: Enhancing data center performance, gamefully
Since technology and cost aren’t a hurdle, I want to talk about the next lump in the road; people.
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Training
Gamification: Cybersecurity's secret spice for effective employee training
“Gamifying will help make the training process more exciting and engaging for employees, increasing employee awareness of cybersecurity practices."
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Technology in the Classroom
Recharging robots with stories and teamwork in term 2
A chance to try a new gamification tool that encourages collaboration. Can you save the droid before his power cells are permanently drained?
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Innovation
Kiwi company takes exergaming to new heights
Childhood obesity is the focus of new Kiwi trampoline innovation designed to get children more active through fun games.