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Spark invests $15m in Waikato's digital infrastructure in NZ
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Spark plans to invest over $15m into improving digital infrastructure in New Zealand's Waikato region, in conjunction with the University of Waikato.
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CCL unveils Copilot readiness workshop for Microsoft 365
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cloud services
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compliance
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CCL has launched a readiness workshop for Copilot, a Microsoft 365 service. Expected to empower private enterprises and public organisations with AI capabilities, it aims to boost productivity, creativity, and connectivity securely.
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Qrious celebrates decade of innovation & AI advancement in New Zealand
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Qrious, Spark Business Group's tech sub-division, celebrates a decade of leveraging AI and data to transform major industries across New Zealand with innovative solutions.
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Spark unveils online protections against cyber hazards & scams
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malware
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phishing
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email security
Spark is set to boost customer online safety with new features, including an automated text scam firewall and filters to block malware, phishing, and child sexual abuse materials.
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Spark NZ warns of firms' unreadiness for AI-based future
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big data
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bi
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New Zealand's largest telco, Spark, warns companies to prepare for an AI-driven future amid an observed lack of supportive cloud infrastructure and waning AI maturity.
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Spark launches Aotearoa's first AI for Business Mini MBA
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ai
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productivity
New Zealand firms offered chance to join first national AI for Business Mini MBA programme, promising to enhance competitiveness via AI applications.
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Spark & NZIER to boost NZ's productivity with technology
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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cloud services
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productivity
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nz
Spark, in partnership with the NZIER, aims to steer Aotearoa New Zealand a technology generation ahead, addressing the country's productivity challenges.
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The departure of Sparks cybersecurity leader Josh Bahlman
Mon, 19th Feb 2024
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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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Hourua partners with TCCA improving NZ emergency communications
Wed, 14th Feb 2024
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nz
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police
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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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Talking cybersecurity with the board of Directors
Wed, 14th Feb 2024
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compliance
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cybersecurity
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context
Cybersecurity professionals must translate their technical language to ensure board members fully grasp inherent cyber threats, to encourage informed investment and more accountable cybercrime prevention.
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Combating cybercrime in NZ with a robust cybersecurity strategy
Wed, 17th Jan 2024
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malware
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ddos
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ransomware
New Zealand businesses grapple with cybercrime's volatile threat landscape, as incidents across various sectors showcase the dire consequences. A nuanced approach to cybersecurity strategy is vital.
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Qrious reaches to Premier tier status with Snowflake
Wed, 10th Jan 2024
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big data
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bi
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martech
Qrious elevates to Premier tier partner status with Snowflake, driving a shift towards data and cloud computing solutions in aiding DX.
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Susannah Redstone appointed as General Manager at Digital Island
Mon, 18th Dec 2023
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digital transformation
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cx
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martech
Susannah Redstone, with over two decades of telecoms experience, has been named General Manager at Digital Island.
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Spark introduces Outage Assist for uninterrupted connectivity during outages
Thu, 14th Dec 2023
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martech
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cx
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power / energy
Spark launches Outage Assist, offering free mobile data and hotspotting to broadband customers during fixed network outage.
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Bluecurrent & Spark achieve 1 million IoT connections in New Zealand
Tue, 5th Dec 2023
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iot
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productivity
Bluecurrent and Spark notch up one million IoT connections in NZ for smarter metering, bolstering efficiency and innovation.
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Spark to launch satellite-connected cell tower project
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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northland
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nz
Spark and Lynk have begun a NZ project for a network of satellite-connected cell towers, aiming to maintain connectivity during crises.
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New Zealand cybersecurity recognised at iSANZ Awards 2023
Wed, 15th Nov 2023
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edutech
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cybersecurity
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ministry of education
2023 iSANZ Awards recognises New Zealand's cybersecurity talents, lauding innovation and dedication within the industry.
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Spark and AirSuite launch indoor air quality solution for offices
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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Telecoms giant Spark partners with environmental startup AirSuite to provide a solution for maintaining indoor air quality for offices.
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42% of macOS users use AI-based apps daily: Report
Wed, 18th Oct 2023
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microsoft
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apple
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technology gifts
Setapp unveils annual Mac Apps Report, offering insights into app usage and trends among over 1,000 US Mac users.
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2023 iSANZ Awards: Finalists announced highlighting Kiwi talent
Tue, 10th Oct 2023
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cybersecurity
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wellington
iSANZ Awards 2023 announces finalists for NZ's top cybersecurity honours, with varied categories. Winners to be revealed soon.
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Spark uses AI to personalize plans based on individual needs
Sun, 8th Oct 2023
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broadband
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it training
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telco
Spark uses AI-driven decision making to offer tailor-made plans to its customers, ensuring they get the most from their broadband and mobile plans.
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Spark unveils Esports initiatives: Game Arena and 'The Rise Cup':
Tue, 3rd Oct 2023
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cloud services
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gaming
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digital music
Spark announces the launch of Spark Game Arena, with the nationwide tournament The Rise Cup featuring Fortnite, and a $30,000 prize pool up for grabs.
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Leaven consulting brand to go in Spark's cloud restructuring
Thu, 28th Sep 2023
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digital transformation
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cloud services
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Spark NZ streamlines operations by folding business consultancy subsidiary Leaven into cloud services specialist CCL.
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Radware and Spark sign cybersecurity partnership agreement
Fri, 1st Sep 2023
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partner programmes
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cybersecurity
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The partnership will provide application and network security for organisations in NZ, including those in banking, transport, health, and the public sector.