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Digital Marketing
Similarweb acquires SEO and rank tracking company Rank Ranger
Digital intelligence company Similarweb, which specialises in analysing web traffic, has acquired Rank Ranger, a market leader in SEO and rank tracking.
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Lightspeed launches all-in-one marketing platform in A/NZ
ECommerce provider, Lightspeed has launched a new all-in-one marketing solution, Lightspeed Marketing & Loyalty in Australia and New Zealand.
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Data and analytics could be key to higher selling prices in APAC
Sisense's latest report has found that almost half of data professionals in APAC think customised data and analytics can create better selling prices for their products.
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Fonterra to use automated guided vehicles by Dematic
New Zealand's dairy giant Fonterra is upgrading its manufacturing facility in Edendale with new automated guided vehicles (AGVs) from Dematic.
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Microsoft backing Māori and Pacific wāhine in tech industry
A new initiative focused on getting Māori and Pacific wāhine into the tech industry and backed by Microsoft, NZTech and the government is calling for tech companies to get involved.
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Adyen expands partnership with Afterpay as BNPL payments increase
Adyen has expanded its partnership with AfterPay allowing more of Adyen’s merchants in more countries worldwide to use the BNPL provider.
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Power / Energy
ESP acquires BraveGen in bid for energy efficiency
New Zealand company ESP has acquired BraveGen, to create what it says is the country's largest energy efficiency and sustainability solutions business.
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Artificial Intelligence
Laybuy launches new AI chatbot Hugo using Ambit tech
Laybuy partners with fellow New Zealand company Ambit to launch conversational AI in a bid to support its international growth.
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Cloud company Pax8 comes to Australia and NZ, next Asia
Pax8 is expanding into APAC and looking to modernise how businesses use cloud technology through its own cloud commerce marketplace, and support programs.
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Australian and NZ security leaders want better innovation
Vectra research finds most Australian and NZ security leaders are aware their solutions are ineffective, with 58% buying a product that's failed at least once.
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Singapore, Australia and NZ emerge as cloud leaders - report
MIT Technology Review Insights and Infosys finds the three countries take the top spots in APAC, based on their cloud infrastructure, tools, and applications.
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Voyager begins countrywide 100 gigabit network upgrade
Voyager Internet says with recent fibre speed upgrades and ever-increasing data usage the 100G upgrade is needed to provide fast, reliable broadband.
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HealthSafe urges NZ businesses to digitize safety systems
Auckland based company HealthSafe says global trends include going contactless and using Bluetooth technology for signing in and real-time visibility
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Pinterest partners with WooCommerce and launches app
The new app gives businesses of all sizes the power to turn their product catalogues into shoppable product pins on Pinterest
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Data Centre 220
Taking a look at NZ's most interconnected data centre
New Zealand's most interconnected data centre is located right in the heart of Queen Street, and you would likely have benefited from its vast array of services either directly or indirectly.
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Submissions open for Techweek Aotearoa 2022
Those wanting to connect and collaborate in the tech innovation space now have the opportunity to submit proposals for live and hybrid events taking place across NZ in May.
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New Zealanders hit hard by trackers according to new Norton research
Online tracking and subsequent security threats have become increasingly prevalent in New Zealand, with NortonLifeLock research revealing some alarming statistics.
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New Zealand – let’s get your IT supply chain secured!
Attacks via the IT supply chain are steadily increasing over recent years. Annual cyber reports in 2020 stated up to 40% of breaches originate from weak IT supply chains.
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To disclose or not to disclose?: The significance of data breach disclosure in Aotearoa
A data breach can be any company's worst nightmare. Not only can it cause catastrophic damage to systems and workflows, but it can also often be extraordinarily damaging and costly. 
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Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies appoints Leanne Buer as New Zealand country manager
Dell Technologies has appointed Leanne Buer as its new country manager for New Zealand, effective Monday 29 November.
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Data Protection
The GDPR and NZ: Why this relationship is so important to the future of data privacy in Aotearoa
In 2018, a new unprecedented data privacy law took the EU and, by association, the rest of the world by storm.
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New Zealand IT spending on the rise, set to reach $14.7 billion by 2022
Spending on information technology products and services in New Zealand is projected to total NZ$14.7 billion in 2022, an increase of 6.7% from 2021, according to the latest forecast from Gartner.
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New Zealand
The impact of business transformation on Spark NZ’s financial year
"Spark’s success in growth areas continued to offset the decline in legacy areas of the business."
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Digital Transformation
How Kiwi SMBs can connect and trade, quickly
Trade exchange platform Bartercard has recently launched its app, designed to help Bartercard members utilise the network more efficiently.