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Govt's COVID-19 tracing app "fundamentally flawed"
Avery says the app the Government is using is limited and "primitive".
NZTech: Govt Budget 2020 important for NZ’s tech ecosystem
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis appears to have 'dramatically lifted' the Government's understanding of how critical technology is for New Zealand, says NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller.
Huawei Cloud launches new offering for govt and enterprise customers
"Huawei Cloud has released the Huawei Cloud Stack, aiming to accelerate digitalisation and intelligent upgrade of government and enterprise organisations alike."
Support for InternetNZ's digital inclusion plan gathers momentum
Twenty organisations from across New Zealand have pledged their support for a digital inclusion plan. The plan was submitted to Government last week.
Check Point uncovers five year cyber espionage campaign
Naikon’s primary method is exploit the trust and diplomatic relations between departments and governments to increase the chances of its attack succeeding.
Gartner: Top five areas CIOs can use AI to combat COVID-19
Gartner has identified five areas where artificial intelligence can improve decision making for government and healthcare CIOs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vodafone: Prime Minister's COVID-19 lockdown announcement sees massive spike in traffic
This week started with a massive spike in internet traffic at 4pm on Monday, when Kiwis tuned into the hear Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement of whether the country would move out of lockdown.
Retailers see immediate lift after Govt's COVID-19 level 3 announcement
The move is set to benefit consumers by providing more competition in the market and reducing prices.
Research: A/NZ AI market to grow nearly 30% by 2024
Analyst firm GlobalData says that revenue across APAC will grow to US$29.3 billion by the same year, driven by growing government acceptance.
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.