Whaling: a new front in cybercrime

Author: John Martin, Senior Security Architect, IBM New Zealand Earlier this year, the head of a UK-based energy firm received a call from the CEO of his German parent company. The CEO gave him an urgent directive, instructing the UK executive to send funds to one of the company’s suppliers in Hungary within an hour. […]

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Keeping privacy front of mind

Author: John Martin, Senior Security Architect, IBM New Zealand A colleague was telling me recently that he and his wife had been idly viewing an open house on the weekend. It was a routine, everyday moment – but then something caught his attention. The estate agent was using an iPad to allow visitors to register […]

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Keeping Melbourne’s most complex rail project on time and on track

Author: Author: Thomas Hollowell, NA Sales Leader – Watson IoT – Engineering IBM’s requirements management solutions have been used for years to help organisations build software and hardware systems. And now, an IBM software as a service (SaaS) solution helps government and engineering/constructions projects to run smoothly. One particularly high-profile application of this solution is the […]

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Beyond the clouds: How hybrid cloud is reshaping business operations

Author: Eric Schnatterly, Vice President, Cloud & Cognitive Software, IBM A/NZ Cloud technologies have grown exponentially in recent years, with impacts evident in businesses across the world. Yet modern practical usage of cloud technology is still in its infancy, with mainstream applications only scratching the surface of the functionality it could allow. The main reasons […]

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How AI will help to accelerate the transition to renewables and energy storage

Author: Dr. Julian De Hoog, Technical Lead – Energy & IoT, IBM Research Australia Staring up at the roof of his house, my neighbour Oscar asks me, “So, do you think it would be worth it?”  He is referring of course to the possibility of installing solar PV panels on his roof.  Across Australia, many others like […]

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Explore the world of quantum

This year, IBM announced the world’s first integrated quantum computing system. The IBM Q System One enables universal approximate superconducting quantum computers to operate outside the research lab for the first time. It’s a major step forward in the commercialisation of quantum computing, which could one day enable breakthroughs in such areas as materials and […]

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How AI is breathing new life into te reo Māori with chatbot

Author: Jason Lovell, Reobot creator “Kia ora!” – Whether you’re Māori or not using this greeting says so much about New Zealand and how proud we are of our unique culture. Although, it hasn’t always been this way. It’s only in recent years that we’ve really started to take steps to make sure it remains […]

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Blockchain: shifting the power of collaboration from hype to reality

Author:  Mark Allaby, Managing Partner, Financial Services Sector, IBM Australia & New Zealand When it comes to advancing blockchain’s real-world potential, Australia is amongst the pioneers leading the way. But interestingly, it’s not cutting-edge technology enterprises but collaborating financial institutions at the forefront. This development was explored at our recent IBM’s Financial Services Executive Series […]

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Austrade’s Women In Tech Pitch

Author: Kylie McLean, Chief Digital Officer, IBM Digital Business Group, A/NZ It’s no secret that the technology sector has a shortage of women, and the statistics of women founders are especially frightful. A recent Access Economics study found that women make up just 27.8 per cent of the IT workforce [1]  – throw entrepreneurship into […]

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The emergence of the tech-savvy martecheter

Author: Amanda Johnston-Pell, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Chair Customer Officer, IBM A/NZ  Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian recently said: “Programming is modern-day literacy.” This quote really resonated with me. Last year my son took part in a Coder Academy Day – a dedicated IBM-sponsored program which gave him his first taste of coding and artificial intelligence. He […]

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What would a data breach do to your company?

The landmark 2019 Cost of a Data Breach study from the Ponemon Institute surveyed 500 companies around the world and reviewed 10 years of historical data to get a comprehensive view of the impact of data breaches. The results are compelling. The costs of data breaches are increasing – as is the time it takes […]

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Introducing Generation Z to P-TECH

Author: Liz Hampton, Corporate Citizen Manager, IBM New Zealand Creating Pathways In Technology I’m an IBMer collaborating with two local schools, The Warehouse Group, Ministry of Education and the Manukau Institute of Technology to bring the programme called P-TECH (or Pathways in Technology) to New Zealand.  As part of that journey, we are running a […]

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