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Developers
Acquia rolls out new version of Drupal development solution
Acquia has launched an updated version of Acquia Cohesion, a low-code solution for building and editing Drupal sites, with the intention of streamlining development efforts by up to 50%.
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Microsoft
Theta's Designertech buyout is part of a $50m plan
Theta has plans to become a $50 million business by the end of 2020.
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Malware
Kiwi privacy breaches should have same priority as workplace safety
Barely a month goes by when privacy breaches – by mostly government agencies like ACC, the Earthquake Commission and DHBs – aren’t in the headlines, but the gap is unlikely to be plugged so long as decision makers look to technology for the whole solution.
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Microsoft
NZ software and tech updates may be doing more harm than good
New Zealand business owners should not let themselves be seduced or frightened into adopting the latest in information technology advances which, due to the speed of progress, can sometimes do more harm than good.
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ICT
Tech progress not so golden for Kiwi businesses
Rapid technological progress may be setting many New Zealand organisations up for future failure as overwhelmed business leaders fail to build IT scalability into their strategic plans.
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Designertech
Get proactive and reduce IT risk
It’s the technology that usually shoulders the blame for failures but the reality is that most technology problems have their roots in poor management by people.
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ICT
Is a desire for 'all-in-one’ functionality the reason for IT failures?
As information technology solutions become increasingly Swiss Army Knife and apparently multi-purpose in nature, New Zealand companies are being cautioned that ‘feature cool’ does not necessarily mean efficient.
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Designertech
Extinction of the office receptionist no excuse for chilly reception
The gradual extinction of the traditional company receptionist from the front office – often replaced by a cheap silver bell or telephone – was the inspiration behind Kiwi technology innovator Designertech’s new electronic receptionist product.
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Malware
Cyber crime increase means Kiwis must sweat the small stuff
A recent email con that cost three Auckland businesses thousands of dollars demonstrates that it is the relatively simple cyber attacks that Kiwi business owners need to be vigilant against.
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Cloud
All change at NZ Computer Society
Effective immediately, NZCS has named Ray Delany and Steve Davis as President and Deputy President respectively.