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Gore District Council says hello to modern world, rolls out free WiFi
“Tourists and locals will benefit from having free WiFi access. Statistics show that people stay longer in towns with free WiFi."
Hands-on review: Asus AC3100 RT-AC88U Router & WiFi Access Point for gamers
Well done Asus, this is a superb device and I can see gamers or those watching 4K video getting superior performance right out of the box.
Blue Coat and Dimension Data team up: Target cloud web security space
“As our clients are increasingly choosing to migrate critical data to the cloud, we are seeing growing demand for the provision of web security."
Smart Homes: The next CPG battleground?
Will the smart home be the next battleground for CPG brands? Gartner estimates that 30 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020.
Harness the power of the internet with a .nz domain name
The internet is a cornerstone of the modern world, and as such is a crucial tool for businesses to engage with customers.
New, collaborative ICT conference comes to Wellington
Next July a major ICT conference will take place in Wellington. Known as ITx, the event will bring together 12 tech-related conferences and bodies.
Governments are investing more in education technology
There is a direct correlation between investments into education and a country’s prosperity, according to Transparency Market Research.
Myths and truths about internet security
The reason so many people are being hacked at such a relentless pace is less about the users themselves and more about mainstream security solutions.
Internet hacks on the rise, weak passwords remain a problem
In the past 12 months alone one in four internet users had at least one of their accounts hacked, leading to the loss or theft of personal information
N4L and Govt.nz take out top awards at ANZIA 2015
Innovative local companies have been recognised at the recent 2015 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) ceremony.
Fast track productivity with the right broadband solution
“We’re finding we’re getting a lot of enquiries from customers asking - how can we get more out of our internet?” says Garrick Unverricht from Compass
Facebook: Bringing high speed internet to developing nations with lasers
Facebook is working on laser technology that will be able to deliver high speed internet through drones or satellites.
Cisco acquires security company for $635mn, builds IoT offering
Cisco has announced its intent to acquire OpenDNS, a privately held security company, for $635 million.
NZers embrace digital lifestyle
The way New Zealanders are using the internet is changing and their hunger for speed is growing, according to Spark.
Spark takes on ComCom over broadband pricing
Spark campaign calling on ComCom to justify wholesale internet charge increases wins support from InternetNZ.
Kiwis suffering withdrawal anxiety when not online
Kiwis are suffering withdrawal anxiety when not connected to the internet, according to a new report.
50% of Kiwi schools now using Network for Learning's internet services
Nearly 1,300 schools are now using the government-funded N4L Managed Network, with it’s uncapped data, web filtering and network security services.
End of the landline as more Kiwis head online?
Three out of four households in New Zealand have internet access, while households with access to a landline telephone has dropped to 86%.
InternetNZ welcomes new trans-tasman internet cable
InternetNZ says the plan to have a new internet cable to New Zealand by June/July 2016 is ambitious but welcome.
Online bullying affecting adolescent mental health
the distinctive properties of an online environment introduce new dynamics that distinguish bullying from its offline variety.
Internet Addiction Disorder: "The wave is coming"
Andy Leach says he has seen first hand how internet addiction can essentially turn people into drug addicts, consumed by getting their next fix.
Kiwis continue internet love affair
Loosening data caps and soaring data use are highlighted in the latest Statistics New Zealand Internet Service Provider Survey, which shows Kiwis chewed through data equivalent to streaming more than 12 million HD super-hero movies over the past year.
Pizza from New York: The fibre story
Voyager’s Dave Porteous looks at fibre’s history and where it’s going – and the economic benefits it brings the New Zealand economy.
New ISP scrapes the bottom of the broadband barrel
No limits, no contracts, just broadband. That’s the slogan of New Zealand’s latest contender into the ISP market...