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The COVID-19 fight: InternetNZ to hold online meeting on contact tracing technology
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced contact tracing technology will be one of the three pillars in New Zealand's strategy to contain COVID-19.
Local Govt NZ: 12-months rates freeze misguided during COVID-19 pandemic
The request from the Taxpayers’ Union to implement a 12-month rates freeze is misguided and has the potential to put the brakes on economic recovery.
International Telecommunication Union to help nations with emergency comms
"The exceptional COVID-19 crisis we are going through right now shows how vital information and communication technology networks and services are, both to respond to the current pandemic and to address disaster management."
AI Forum releases guidelines on development and use of AI in New Zealand
"We can't turn away from the challenges and risks that artificial intelligence can present, especially when good intent or inclusivity are absent."
AI Forum of NZ welcomes govt's new digital council
"The government has to tackle some big topics across the New Zealand tech ecosystem, and I am sure the Digital Council will help enormously."
Unisys clinches multiple government contracts from across the world
Unisys also released a report indicating a 7% growth in the company's revenue in the public sector.
Vocus unlocks strategic infrastructure opportunities in Northern Territory with govt partnership
“The Terabit Territory is a game-changer for Vocus and the Territory, establishing Darwin as a major new gateway for capacity from Asia to other mainland capital cities."
NZ needs fintech to tackle big 2020 problems
New Zealand is lagging behind and I wonder if this has an impact on the way we think about tech, especially fintech."
Victoria University to launch digital services micro course
“This course will give people the tools to understand and improve digital accessibility, whatever sector they’re in.”
Govt's digital trade deal good news for Kiwi business
Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and digital trade is especially important for the New Zealand economy."
China's 111 named National High-Tec Enterprise
"The national high-tech enterprise designation reflects national recognition of our technology and innovations."
Beating public sector procurement fraud – SAS
The single biggest source of crime experienced by public sector entities is the internal employee in a position of trust.
Macquarie named NSW Government telecoms supplier
"Much like in the corporate world, we have witnessed a considerable shift in the requirements of state government departments over the last two years."
Gartner: Top 10 government tech trends
“Public sector leaders expect government CIOs to find ways technology can reduce costs, create efficiencies and improve outcomes for citizens and businesses."
NZ drives global initiative to quell acts of terror
Christchurch Call is making progress, displaying a commitment by tech companies and governments to address acts of terror, according to a statement by InternetNZ.
Artificial intelligence creates 'significant' opportunity for New Zealand
The urgency for a national approach is emphasised by many of New Zealand's peer nations investing significantly in research and development, AI start-ups and growing talent.
Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node launches
The Canberra Node is a part of the National Network of Nodes, which accelerates cyber capability development and innovation across Australia.
Artificial intelligence to play crucial role in NZ way of life
"We need to consider AI in all sectors, including health, education, agriculture and banking. AI will be useful in almost every way of life in New Zealand."
Australians unaware of govt's digital services
New tools that leverage AI and other innovative technologies have potential to future-proof the provision of online services in Australia."
AI: Urgent action needed to address NZ challenges
"But to take full advantage we need to act now, be the agile innovators we are and not wait for a fully-formed national strategy to arrive first."
Trade Me releases 7th annual Transparency Report, data requests down 24%
“Transparency reporting is about being open and honest about the requests we receive for our customers data. We hope that publishing this report gives New Zealanders insight into how we work with these agencies to keep Trade Me trusted and safe.”
Govts risk cyber attacks if they continue to demand encryption backdoors
Governments that flout encryption best practice and mandate the inclusion of backdoors into technology are putting their entire countries at risk, according to security professionals.
Is the government putting Kiwi SMEs on struggle street?
"So long as Jacinda Ardern remains prime minister, SMEs can only expect business conditions to get tougher."
Kiwi startup making waves in electric transport
“We’re helping organisations address one the biggest challenge of our time climate change by giving them a practical way to reduce their own carbon footprint."