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A year of COVID: New Zealand's online behaviour revealed
A true testament to the year that's been, when looking the most downloaded apps of the year, TikTok reigned king.
Microsoft study reveals improvement in digital civility
"Our societies are relying on and embracing digital technologies more than ever amid COVID-19, and a safer internet will improve experiences and shape the well-being of our communities."
Would you live-stream your loved-one’s funeral?
As loved-ones spread across the globe, it can be hard to attend funerals for those you hold dearest. Is taking them online the solution?
Unisys says 49% of Australian citizens prefer online channels for government engagement
The study also found high support for a single mobile app to access multiple government services.
Disney vs Netflix: Mickey Mouse is establishing his own streaming service
Disney is ending its agreement with Netflix in favour of its own streaming service...
Local Melbourne business boosts customer service with online portal
Australian businesses are realising the power of personalised customer service via online portals that can be accessed on any device.
NZ Govt open licensing consultation goes off without a hitch
“The tool has been hugely useful in giving a read of opinion. Because of the two-way conversations, it enables open dialogue to take place."
Aussie Govt makes sought after datasets available for free
“The G-NAF is one of the most requested ubiquitous, high-value datasets that can be made openly available to the economy.”
How do NZ's SMEs really feel about cyber security, connectivity and more?
“By making it easy as possible for businesses in every sector to adopt the newest technologies, NZ’s economy will become even more competitive."
Robotics, broadband, 3D printing: NZPI looks at how tech is changing our cities
“Tech offers opportunities for all of NZ and has the ability to transform and disrupt both traditional sectors and create new industries."
Banking customers won't stand for subpar security, study finds
"There is an expectation that banks are taking adequate measures to safeguard their customers against fraud and breaches."
These start-ups are making tracks in the EdTech space
A number of education technology start-ups have arrived on the scene, with many attracting attention for their innovative solutions.
Kiwi SMEs win out over Aussie counterparts
"What should be a priority for SMBs is making the most of the opportunities that technology can provide in order to remain competitive."
Technology a game changer for SMEs in 2016
SMEs believe the availability of better technology will be the most important contributor for business growth next year.
University of Auckland starts rolling out online courses
The University of Auckland is investing in elearning options, beginning by making it’s most popular undergraduate course available as an online class.
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.
Has the UK entered digital prohibition?
"The UK High Court has overturned private copyright exceptions in a move that could see millions of ordinary people breaking the law."
What are SMEs using the internet for?
The penetration of technology and e-commerce is increasingly pronounced in small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Mobile and online messaging traffic skyrockets
Mobile and online messaging traffic will reach 160 trillion per annum by 2019. This is up from 94.2 trillion this year and equals 438bn daily.
Serko says full-year revenue to miss forecast, warns on 2016 sales
Serko, the online online travel booking business, warned annual revenue will miss its prospectus forecast by up to 6 percent as some billable services
Premier League struggles to clamp down on illegal online highlights
An IT expert believes the Premier League will struggle to stop thousands of football fans illegally uploading videos of goals online and questioned whether it would be legally possible.
IT Profession welcomes "path forward" for NZ online voting...
"This report plots the path forward for online voting in New Zealand, and carefully weighs up the issues around security and other factors."
Govt: Online voting ticking the right boxes
"One of the major benefits of online voting is as a tool of convenience."
Are Kiwis ahead of the curve with digital devices?
While New Zealander’s love affair with television endures, TV sets alone are no longer enough to satisfy Kiwis appetite for content.