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IoT, proactive security and big data: Top trends impacting government
"2016 is going to be a promising year for government as it undergoes digital transformation – but it won't be easy.”
University of Auckland student wins REANNZ scholarship
“Future Funds is intended to give candidates the opportunity to challenge themselves - they’ll be exposed to a wide range of development opportunities
Data breaches cost SMEs more than money
"A data breach could be far worse financially for SMEs, due to the often more personal relationship that they have with their customers."
More Kiwi business accessing Govt data
More New Zealanders are accessing free government data, according to new figures from Land Information New Zealand Data Service.
Vendors up their game with acquisitions, partnerships, cloud and data
This year will see some big changes taking place in the world of IT as vendors and customers work to stay ahead against stiff competition.
How we buy and use smartphones is changing
This year will see a number of consumers buying secondhand devices, an increase in mobile shopping, data exclusive calls becoming the norm, and more..
Trust in mobile apps and services at an all time low
“People should not have to trade privacy and security to benefit from the wealth of data-enabled services that are available now and on the horizon."
Organisations fail to utilise real-time analytics
Real-time streaming analytics is becoming the lifeblood of today's data-driven economy, but there is a gap in understanding how to effectively use it.
How to ensure people and data work together effectively
People and data are a powerful combination, but it can be hard to get both right. Effective people management is crucial to the success of data.
Preventing advanced threat breaches is nothing more than a fantasy
"As organisations’ security programs continue to mature, they are learning that claims of being able to prevent advanced threat breaches are fantasy."
VMob's data analytics now available on Microsoft's Power BI
“It’s a positive step forward, and as a result we expect to see more brands utilise Power BI for their business insights.”
The Internet of Things will fail if security has no context
It’s not just about protecting IoT devices but the entire ecosystem, from the customer to the partner, the cloud and everything else in between.
Wellington to host Kiwi-focused cloud security event
“We’re trying to create a cyber security industry in New Zealand that focuses on user needs and steers away from vendor-centric cloud services."
Data, technology and finance know-how vital to success
"A working knowledge of data and technology capabilities and trends to drive multichannel success is vital for board-level marketers."
New investment tool launched by Treasury
“We are already using data effectively to better understand those who rely on a range of social sector and other public services."
Six steps to creating a data culture
The CDO develops a data strategy, manage the information ecosystem and, most importantly, educate employees on the power and possibilities of data.
Data integrity top ambition for CFOs
“On the path to a single source of truth, CFOs are incorporating exploding amounts of data aggregated from myriad sources and departments."
Can virtualisation solve the data control problem?
“Our research clearly identified two major challenges faced by IT executives - the copy data proliferation problem and the copy data access problem."
Kiwis go nuts over streaming - data usage higher than ever
The increase in data usage coincides with a large increase in the proportion of broadband connections that have no data cap.
Leave admin drains resources: Is automation the answer?
Leave admin is becoming more complicated as regulations increase, making this area one of the most challenging aspects of workforce management.
World's first Intelligent Gateway sets out to simplify IoT deployments
"Arrow Intelligent Services is the 'fabric' that will enable the edge-to-enterprise integration of IoT solutions," says Aiden Mitchell from Arrow.
Backup your data and save your business
Backing up data can not only save money for an organisation, but reputation and potentially the business, according to Acronis.
Employee travel expense data needs to visible
“Companies that fail to leverage the volume and quality of available information are missing out on opportunities to save substantial sums."
Making metadata manageable for ECM and search
Metadata is entering the mainstream of content management and search. ECM vendors now make metadata-driven functionality central to their platforms as