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Parliament supports NZ's Privacy Bill during first reading
New Zealand’s proposed Privacy Bill is going through the first round of debates in Parliament this week, with the support of all sitting MPs.
New Zealand's Privacy Bill to get first reading in Parliament
New Zealand’s updated Privacy Bill is about to begin its first reading in Parliament with Andrew Little as the MP in charge.
Govt announces first eight members of digital divide taskforce
The Digital Economy and Digital Inclusion Advisory Group will advise the Govt on how it can build the digital economy and reduce digital divides.
Govt launches programme to attract innovation to NZ
Zephyr Airworks credited Innovative Partnerships as part of the reason it is testing its revolutionary air taxi technology in New Zealand.
Watch out for a RealMe phishing scam in your inbox
The phishing email states that the user has a private message & they need to access their RealMe account. The web link takes users to a fake website.
Most NZers prefer to engage Govt online or via mobile apps – Unisys study
The Unisys Connected Government Survey provides insights into the attitudes of consumers toward digital government services.
New AIM reporting rules will remove tax uncertainty for SMBs
For a business with less than $5 million revenue, every three months its cloud accounting software will calculate the tax obligations owed.
CCI to provide conferencing services to NZ government
CCI has been selected to provide audio, web and operator-assisted conferencing services to New Zealand government agencies.
Gen2 to provide managed security services to NZ Government
Wellington-based managed security services provider Gen2 Security will provide services to the government’s TaaS panel.
Govt aims for fairer wages, higher bargaining power with new employment legislation
Under the proposed amendment bill, 90-day trial periods for new workers will only be available to businesses with fewer than 20 employees.
NZ central and local Govt partnership deploy Promapp for quality management
Promapp will support the provision of GoShift’s centrally held QMS by providing the capability to standardise policy and procedures.
GovTech accelerator invites startups to disrupt the public sector
Lightning Lab GovTech accelerator will launch in mid-2018 with a cohort of up to 10 local and international teams.
Call for NZ Govt to establish Institute for Small Business
"An entity focused on delivering value to SMBs would be charged with developing well-researched policy advice aimed at enhancing the ecosystem."
Exclusive: AWS on Govt cloud migration in the A/NZ public sector
Recently at AWS’s re:Invent event, Techday had the opportunity to sit down with Peter Moore, AWS APAC and Japan regional managing director.
NCSC reveals unclassified look into New Zealand's cyber threat landscape
The NCSC released its 2016/2017 Cyber Threat Report last week, which reveals that there were 396 cyber incidents this year - 58 more than last year.
Govt. to appoint chief technology officer to close digital divide
“This Government intends to progress its goals to close the digital divide by 2020."
SMBs in regions showing steady growth – MYOB
44% of operators in Waikato and the Bay of Plenty saw their revenue improve in the last 12 months, with similar levels of growth seen in Southland.
Governments must build availability into services to handle digital transformation - Veeam
Techday spoke to Veeam’s product strategy VP about the necessary digital transformation, data centres, and ransomware.
Victoria University incubator receives Govt’s Entrepreneurial Universities funding
CMIC will incubate potential startups and industry pipelines to strengthen New Zealand’s computing and media ecosystem.
Govt focuses on innovation in Taranaki economic strategy
The strategy was commissioned by Taranaki’s four councils and was developed by business and iwi leaders, the region’s councils and central government.
Changes to Govt startup investment fund welcomed by angel investors
Changes include raising the investment cap in companies to $1.5 million and removing the $250,000 funding round limit.
Budget 2017 lets down small businesses and tech sector - Xero
Craig Hudson says we can always be more bullish on championing small businesses, and we need to invest more into technology development.
Government targets 100% internet connectivity by 2025
It’s reviewing the proposals received in the tender process for the next phase of the Rural Broadband Initiative and the Mobile Black Spot Fund.
MYOB survey reveals business priorities for Budget 2017
MYOB asked 1,015 business owners around New Zealand about their thoughts on the government’s economic initiatives.