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auticon highlight benefits of cognitive diversity on Disabilities Day
A timely reminder that many people on the autism spectrum are able to bring new ways of thinking and problem-solving to tech challenges.
COVID-19 creating increased global demand for NZ’s digital businesses
Activity is picking up for many Kiwi software and digital businesses as demand increases for digital and cloud-based service offerings.
Wintec's 'The Gig' virtual IT firm a melting pot for innovation
‘The Gig’ is essentially a ‘MakerLab’ that is operated virtually as a real IT company, with real clients. The aim is to help students work together to gain hands-on experience running an IT firm.
Quantum looks to solve the issue of unstructured data with latest releases
"We’re focusing our innovation on helping customers unlock the value in their video and unstructured data in new ways to solve their most pressing business challenges."
Impact Hub Waikato opens new Hamilton coworking space
The facility has been decked out as a fully-equipped coworking space with a meeting room and virtual office service.
What will bring success for New Zealand following COVID-19?
A new report from economists and researchers in New Zealand states that the country needs to refresh many aspects of its economic strategy, including giving greater focus to innovation and the knowledge economy.
CSIRO: How to get ahead with innovation
A new report outlines what is holding back Australian businesses from adopting innovation and how we can break through those barriers.
Frost & Sullivan recognises Digital Realty's APAC innovation
Digital Realty has scooped the 2020 Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award for the Asia Pacific data center industry.
New project development inhibited by cybersecurity, Kaspersky research states
"There are still some practical steps that can be taken to make sure that an emerging technology or a product reaches its launch. Cybersecurity doesn’t have to be another corporate barrier, but it should be on an integral part of the project all long."
Microsoft: Kiwis find innovation easier post-pandemic
According to newly published survey results, 85% found innovation to be hard before COVID-19, while now just 40% express the same sentiment.
Eight Kiwi businesses named finalists of inaugural Spark 5G Starter Fund
Eight Kiwi businesses were selected by Spark as finalists for the fund and are now in the running for a share of $625,000 worth of prizes.
IBM, Alphabet and well-funded startups in the race for quantum supremacy
"It may not come as a surprise that quantum computing one day replaces artificial intelligence as the mainstream technology to help industries tackle problems they never would have attempted to solve before.”
Fintech innovation set to play huge role in cloud computing market, study finds
"The integration of cloud computing into banking solutions is anticipated to play a crucial role in transforming the banking sector in the forthcoming years.”
Innovation a necessity in a crisis - Microsoft report
Almost all (98%) organisations with the most mature culture of innovation leaders agree that innovation is a necessity to stay resilient during a crisis.
LG embarks on mission to bring unique smartphone designs to life
The Explorer Project is both an initiative and a category of phone, and will include devices that deliver unexplored usability experiences, according to a statement from the company.
New Zealand Campus of Innovation and Sport invests in advanced tech with new partner NTT
“Our goal alongside NTT is to create insights and not just collect information. We want everyone to share in the experience of attending what we believe will be the most innovative sports campus in the world.”
Genesys recognises leaders in customer experience with latest awards
The Genesys Awards celebrates eight companies from around the world for driving significant improvements in business results and delivering 'remarkable' customer experiences.
Samsung named top brand in Asia Pacific for 9th consecutive year
Samsung was named number one across five categories in this year's Top 1000 Brands survey.
Amazon announces $400,000 worth of grant packages for Australian startups and SMBs
Amazon Australia has announced the launch of Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants, an initiative to recognise innovation by Australian startups, entrepreneurs and SMBs.
Huawei ranks #6 among world’s most innovative companies for 2020
Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Huawei occupy the top spots, followed by Alibaba, IBM, Sony and Facebook.
Humans VS machines: Focus must be on people - report
The majority of Australian executives believe organisations need to dramatically reengineer the experiences that bring technology and people together in a more human-centric manner.
Hong Kong's Team Hollo takes out 2020 Microsoft Imagine Cup
What is the connection between mental health and machine learning? Those answers and more came to light at this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup digital event this month.
Alibaba Cloud brings tech innovations to those impacted by COVID-19
“At Alibaba Cloud, we are committed to providing industries that have felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with advanced technological solutions that will offer much needed support and guidance."
Disruption – it's coming, ready or not
Suddenly the ultimate disruption has blindsided us and much of what was purely aspirational has become urgent necessity.