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Vodafone
Vodafone data use jumps more than 50% over Christmas
“With international travel still on hold, we expected a large amount of internet traffic around the holiday season but once again we've been blown away by the sheer volume."
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Research
Great expectations: Kiwi consumers may be let down over Christmas
New research has revealed Kiwis have expectations of quick, cheap and free delivery in the age of online shopping, but expected delays over the Christmas period may cause a change in generally positive attitudes.
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SaaS
How to ensure your business isn't scammed this Christmas
Increased activity this festive season can result in opportunities for fraud as people are distracted and busier than usual, leaving them less time to review all transactions carefully.
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Digital Transformation
Retail giants abandon paper receipts this Christmas
Slyp says partnerships with several leading fashion retailers will see the retailers switch off paper receipt printing for in-store purchases across a combined 42 stores.
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Logistics
Delivery delays during holiday season could damage brands' reputation - survey
Businesses need to ensure consumers are aware of the cutoff points for package deliveries before the holiday season, or they risk losing customers.
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Christmas
Online shopping to reach tipping point this Christmas
"With more Kiwis shopping online than ever before it makes sense for online retailers to look to increase their marketing reach and improve their advertising return on investment."
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Christmas
Nine ways to boost IT security during the summer holidays
With fewer users to manage, IT teams will likely have more capacity to carry out tasks that might have been overlooked during the busy business year.
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Cybersecurity
Five Tips on Shopping Safely This Festive Season
We have a cybersecurity expert give five simple tips for safe online shopping this Christmas season
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Xero
SMEs should use Xmas slowdown to plan and reflect – Xero
28% of businesses don’t have any provision in place for when times get tough, with another six percent unsure of what they’d do in tough times.
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: MYNT smart tracker - never lose anything again
The MYNT is on my Christmas list, and with all its amazing specs, you’d be well placed to have it on yours.
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Trend Micro
Hands-on review: Trend Micro security packages - more than just anti-virus
For a package that’s unobtrusive and that doesn’t strain your CPU or your patience, this may just be the product you’re looking for.
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Digital Marketing
Invite us to your party and we'll publish a story #PartyWatch
It's that time of the year again - Christmas work parties. We need your help and it's very very easy.
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Christmas
Where you should buy your techie Xmas presents this year
Can you remember what you were doing in 1991? It was the year that The Addams Family was screening at the movies and TMC Computing had just opened.
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Smartphone
Inventor aims to bring Christmas ornaments into 21st century
Inspired to bring Christmas tree decorations into the modern world, Barton Listick has invented Jolly, the world's first smart connected ornament.
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Connector Systems
Special Christmas pricing on major brands at Connector Systems
Connector Systems has a bunch of Christmas specials for you to take advantage of.
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Mastercard
In-store purchasing still winning with Kiwi Christmas shoppers
Kiwis are still looking to do the bulk of their Christmas shopping with local retailers, despite being keen online shoppers.
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Smartphone
One-third of Kiwis use smartphones for Christmas shopping
One in three New Zealanders intend to use their smartphone to purchase Christmas presents this year, with an abundance of online shops and delivery services now available.
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Gaming
Grab yourself a Christmas surprise
With Christmas fast approaching, Square Enix is set to launch an exclusive holiday deal available from 12th December - 20th December 2013 only at The Square Enix Store.
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Apple
Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts - Mac OS Guide
If you recently acquired an Apple Mac computer there are several simple steps you can take to protect your new machine.
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Cybersecurity
Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts - Android Guide
The good folk at ESET bring us a phenomenal series on securing your Christmas tech gifts, this time it's any Android phone or tablet.
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Lenovo
Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts - Windows Guide
The good folk at ESET bring us a phenomenal series on securing your Christmas tech gifts, starting with your new Windows PC.
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Apple
Keep an eye on your home or business this Christmas
The DCS-930L camera retails for $149, and the DCS-932L, which has built-in LEDs and a low-lux image sensor for night-time recording, will sell for $199.
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Motorola
How to avoid a messy Christmas
The annual Christmas party is an opportunity for teams to celebrate the end of a year (good or bad) and relax together for a few hours.
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Soft Solutions
Post-Christmas bonanza
Christmas is coming, but it could be the post-Christmas period – and executives with their shiny new toys – which offers a bonanza for some resellers.