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IDC names top Digital Workplace Services vendors
A new MarketScape report from IDC names the Leaders and Major Players in the market that is seeing forced growth in the time of COVID-19.
Research: The convergence of medtech and wearables
IDTechEx has released research that looks at the growth of the wearables market and the growing innovation in health and medical technologies.
Research: Tech execs’ priorities in the ‘new normal’
AppDynamics’ new research reveals 95% of organisations have changed their technology priorities because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seagate opens patents to help fight COVID-19
The company’s data storage innovations are now available as part of the Open COVID Pledge and ongoing efforts to combat COVID-19 around the world.
Hitachi Vantara expands digital manufacturing portfolio
Includes new manufacturing practice and expanded portfolio of digital manufacturing solutions, services and consulting services.
CompTIA: Tech firms expecting return to normalcy in three months following COVID-19 crisis
Almost two-thirds of CompTIA member company executives surveyed believe that business may start to get back on track by August.
Kiwi businesses scramble to adopt automated tracking technology
New Zealand businesses are scrambling to adopt automated tracking technology as alert level restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis ease and people move around more freely.
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.
D-Link brings thermal scan/facial recognition camera to A/NZ
The device can scan a large crowd and automatically raise an alert if a person with an elevated temperature is found.
Isolation and mental health lead concerns about employees during COVID-19
"This is a reassuring indication that the value of people is being recognised and their health given the highest priority."
Vodafone NZ opens stores, offices under alert level 2, with restrictions
“Although we can celebrate low numbers of Coronavirus throughout Aotearoa at the moment, we are acutely aware that it only takes one case to put many at risk."
New Zealand co-working spaces get ready to reopen at Level 2
Allowing co-working under level 2 will help to boost businesses and support local economies.
COVID- 19 leads to sharp rise in independent earning
The increase has been noticeably driven by people looking to start earning independently, as many have been let go from permanent jobs and are seeking alternatives.
Gartner: Local IT spending to dip 6% in 2020
“Investments will be minimised and prioritised on operations that keep the business running.”
Kiwi company launches alternative to contact tracing apps with QR code
An alternative to contact tracing apps has been launchd in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, as New Zealand moves from alert level 3 down to level 2.
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.
Track and trace app must be mandatory to all visitors into NZ
A mandatory track and trace app must be made available to all visitors into New Zealand, says Jupl co-founder Sir Ray Avery.
Trend Micro: COVID-19 related malware and spam on the rise
“The shift to remote working has been a huge change for many businesses, as they have had to quickly adopt new technology and processes, which in turn has made many vulnerable to cyber-attacks."
Consumers putting convenience over security due to COVID-19 restrictions
Consumers are not taking the necessary precautions to protect their online identity.
Chorus network data for April shows fibre essential to life in lockdown
“Recent events, and being under lockdown, have been truly unprecedented times and it’s not surprising to see that reflected in the way Kiwis have been using their broadband."
Qualtrics launches back-to-work solutions to help COVID-19 transition
Qualtrics has unveiled four new solutions to help organisations transition employees back into the workplace as business begin reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Hays launches free online training portal for businesses
A new online training portal has been launched in a bid to help employers thrive in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
IDC: No recovery in sight for semiconductor market
IDC forecasts that worldwide non-memory semiconductor revenue will decline by 7.2% in 2020.