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Cybersecurity
Blasé attitudes to cybersecurity by business a national risk
The largely unregulated state of cybersecurity in NZ, and consequential ambivalence of most businesses, risk hurting the country's trading prospects.
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InternetNZ
Govt must step up to police social media - InternetNZ boss
A technology industry leader is urging the government not to shy away from policing social media platforms in New Zealand.
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Cloud
Hugosave granted Major Payment Institution license
Hugosave has been granted a Major Payment Institution (MPI) licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
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Cryptocurrency
Three eCommerce trends set to dominate in 2022
Digital commerce sales in Australia have jumped significantly due to pandemic business conditions. Regionally, digital commerce in APAC is expected to nearly double in size by 2025.
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Digital Transformation
Digital transformation, privacy and the 'darkside' of the Metaverse
Technology is growing more and more sophisticated with each passing year. However, as the metaverse begins to unfold, we're only just scratching the surface to leverage data in new and innovative ways. 
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Nitro Software
Electronic signatures are the future of business – we just need regulation to catch up
Australian business leaders have endured enough uncertainty in the past two years without having to worry about whether their signatures are worth the paper they’re printed on.
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Ransomware
Coping with increasing cybersecurity challenges (from the good side and the bad!)
Let’s spare a thought for cybersecurity professionals as we look into our crystal ball to see what 2022 holds. They’ll be under increasing pressure from the ‘bad guys’ and the ‘good guys’ as well.
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Digital Transformation
Report explores changing attitudes among business leaders to data-driven growth
AND Digital has revealed data skills are a big concern for businesses looking for growth via data.
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Compliance
Laika improves IT audit process with latest release
"Our new Laika+ offering delivers programmatically verifiable compliance with reproducible results for businesses of all sizes and industries while relieving the pain points of the audit process.”
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Collaboration
Orolia and Hoptroff strike up partnership deal, collaborate on TTaaS software
The collaboration will offer Hoptroff’s Traceable Time as a Service (TTaaS) as an add-on to Orolia’s suite of products, providing more precise and verifiable time to customers.
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Business Continuity
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Interactive director of business continuity
In this IT Jam, we speak to Interactive director of data centre and business continuity Brett Wilson, who discusses the emerging trends coming out of the business continuity space.
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Artificial Intelligence
Sisense and Profectus partner up to meet compliance for new payment regulation
In the wake of the Payment Times Reporting Scheme coming into effect this year, the two companies have developed an approach to save businesses time and money.
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Internet of Things
Australia’s environment deserves real-time monitoring
Australia’s regulators are indirectly polluting the environment due to the adoption of a new regulatory framework. It’s not the framework that’s the issue, but the fact that an upgrade to monitoring technology doesn’t accompany it.
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Government
South Australian Govt names Vix Vizion as official provider of facial recognition software
Vix Vizion’s Australian-owned Imagus Facial Recognition Software has been approved as an officially recognised solution, and placed on the government's website for licensed premises and systems integrators to contact.
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Privacy
VR spells virtual trouble for some regulators
Virtual reality (VR)'s popularity continues to soar but it’s an area that’s largely unregulated, which is causing headaches for some regulators around the world.
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Disruption
Speed of technological change calls for better regulations, new study finds
“Disruption is here to stay and it is important that regulators are able to keep pace, but also balance that speed with decisions that are based on consideration of stakeholder concerns."
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Artificial Intelligence
Do A/NZ companies care about AI ethics as much as they should?
With the rapid global deployment of advanced technology, and specifically the growth in the ANZ region, technology leaders need to work with employers, employees and customers, to achieve the optimal balance in this largely uncharted ethical and regulatory territory, Genesys states.
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Compliance
Interview: Businesses must prepare for privacy regulation update
Privacy regulation in New Zealand is taking its cues from regulation in other jurisdictions - in particular the GDPR.
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Commerce Commission
ComCom says its time to deregulate copper voice services
The Commerce Commission has cited the range of alternative voice offerings and shrinking consumer numbers as reasons to let Spark take the reigns.
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UAV
Govt gets serious about drone regulation in NZ
New Zealand could be leading the world in the development of drone technologies, but we need to work out how to make those technologies safe first.
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Cryptocurrency
Opinion: Facebook's Libra proves cryptocurrencies are now mainstream
They are here to stay. And their influence is set to grow exponentially."
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Fintech
Kyckr signs agreement to expand into new platform
The agreement with Demyst will allow the Kyckr API to be accessible by existing and future Demyst API customers.
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GDPR
Key threats businesses must be vigilant against – LogRhythm
At home and abroad, companies anticipate cyber-crime will be the most disruptive economic crime of 2019 and 2020.
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New Zealand Law Foundation
Deepfakes the 'next wave of concern' - but can law really stomp it out?
Enforcing the existing law will be difficult enough, and it is not clear that any new law would be able to do better. Overseas attempts to draft law for deepfakes have been seriously criticised.