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Collaboration
Infovista enters strategic partnership for 5G offerings
July 2022
Infovista has entered a strategic collaboration with PCTEL to co-develop joint 5G network testing use cases for mobile operators and industry regulators.
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Commerce Commission
The NZ TCF endorses move by ComCom to promote TDR dispute scheme
July 2022
The New Zealand Telecommunications Forum has welcomed the move by the Commerce Commission to further promote customers' access to the Telecommunications Dispute Resolution Scheme (TDR).
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Cybersecurity
Blasé attitudes to cybersecurity by business a national risk
June 2022
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
May 2022
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
April 2022
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
March 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
February 2022
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
January 2022
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!)
January 2022
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
December 2021
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
December 2021
"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
December 2021
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
March 2021
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
January 2021
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
December 2020
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
November 2020
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
January 2020
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
January 2020
“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?
September 2019
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
August 2019
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
July 2019
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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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Govt gets serious about drone regulation in NZ
July 2019
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
July 2019
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
July 2019
The agreement with Demyst will allow the Kyckr API to be accessible by existing and future Demyst API customers.