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Kong
90% of Australian companies fear competitive displacement
Kong's new report highlights a modern tech stack's vital role in enabling business innovation and world-class digital experiences.
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Cloudscene
Top data center ecosystems revealed in latest Cloudscene report
The top data center ecosystems have been revealed in the latest H2 2021 Data Center Ecosystem Leaderboard by Cloudscene.
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ComCom
ComCom has issues with the 2degrees, Vocus merger
The Commerce Commission is calling for public submissions on the likely competitive effects of the proposed merger between 2degrees and Vocus.
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Dicker Data
Dicker Data partners with Ocean Impact Organisation to transform our oceans
The partnership will see Dicker Data sponsor the inaugural ‘Ocean Monitoring Spotlight Award’ in The Ocean Impact Pitchfest 2021 with a $10,000 cash prize that includes major exposure through OIO and their networks.
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Competition
Win a Mearth S Pro electric scooter courtesy of StorageCraft, an Arcserve company
Do you know your IT acronyms? Or maybe you’re a whiz on malware? Keen on crosswords? Read on...
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Hackathon
The Worthy Web Hackathon - 1,200 developers, 83 countries, and $40,000 in prizes
Technology company Progress has announced the winners of its six-week global hackathon, The Worthy Web.
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Lenovo
Lenovo picks budding Kiwi game developer as ‘Legion Epprentice’
Lenovo has announced the winner of its Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship, an initiative created to encourage budding developers wanting a career in gaming.
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Gaming
Esports viewing breaks records as 'stay at home economy' booms
Arena-packed esports tournaments are no longer a sustainable or safe practice in the wake of the pandemic, so e-sports competitions have adapted to suit the booming ‘stay at home economy’.
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Competition
Executives failing to lead and maintain competitive edge
Only 12% of respondents strongly agree their own business leaders have the right mindsets to lead them forward, and only 9% agree that their organisation has the skills at the top to thrive in the digital economy.
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Innovation
ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards kicks off with Malaysia round
Running in its fifth year, the Rice Bowl Startup Awards aim to connect and empower the ASEAN Economic Community to power up their local economies with startups and scaleups.
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Photography
Kiwi photographer wins Sony's 10K grand prize
“An iceberg drifts in the Southern Ocean somewhere near the polar circle. This was the first iceberg I had ever seen, and I was for a moment stunned by the majesty of this natural phenomenon. After taking a few photos I put my camera down and tears filled my eyes.”
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Deloitte and AWS build advanced portal for Tech Girls Movement Foundation
Deloitte and Amazon Web Services have built and hosted a competition portal for the Tech Girls Movement Foundation (TGMF) to encourage more girls in Australia and New Zealand to get into STEM.
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Robotics
Robotics fans take to the battleground for RoboMaster finals
More than 10,000 young engineers and robotics fans participated in the annual Robomaster robotics competition in Bao’an Stadium in Shenzhen, China.
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Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity market increasingly competitive as public cloud segment grows
Cybersecurity solutions for public cloud and ‘as a service’ offerings are continuing to grow, however traditional hardware and software deployments still dominate the market.
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Drones
WeRobotics launches global drone data challenge
The winner will receive $235,000 for using drones and data in unique ways to address local challenges and big topics such as humanitarian aid.
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Robotics
Kiwi girls take on robotics world… and WIN
Tara Stevens (14) and Riley Pollard (11), from New Plymouth and Okato and the Nakibots team, beat 80 other teams from across the world.
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Trend Micro
Competition: Help Kiwi kids celebrate the good side of the internet
Trend Micro’s What’s Your Story? Is a fun poster competition for kids aged between 5-12 years. They can design a poster that reflects the good side of the internet in whatever creative ways they come up with.
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Cybersecurity
Why Kiwi kids think the internet is important
The competition is an initiative by Trend Micro to reframe some of the negative connotations around internet safety.
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Microsoft
Ingram’s new DaaS offering and your chance to win a HP Omen
The new offering makes it easy to make incremental or ongoing upgrades to their equipment.
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Trend Micro
Kiwi kids and parents work together to create a safer internet
Trend Micro has started an initiative to reframe some of the negative connotations around internet safety.
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Plantronics
Blast off: Dicker Data announces winners of Houston Space Center trip
Winners will get to have lunch with an astronaut and take an in-depth Level 9 VIP tour of the Houston Space Center.
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Fintech
Fintech Innovation Challenge finalists announced
Each finalist will have six minutes to present, followed by a four-minute Q&A session with a panel of industry experts.
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Startup
AU$1mil on the table in APAC startup pitching competition
The winning startup will be announced in Sydney, Australia on December 1, 2018, during the StartCon conference.
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Innovation
NZ Space Challenge finalists to be announced
“These finalists have delivered exciting concepts that will have an impact on solving navigation issues in the Antarctic.”