A spokesman for ICANN's "at-large" advisory committee has accused the organisation publicly of having lost touch with its philosophical "roots".
Stories by Stephen Bell
NCR will launch programs designed to process the enormous amounts of data associated with radio frequency identification (RFID).
The State Services Commission of New Zealand has chosen IBM as its preferred supplier of network management and service delivery for the Government Shared Network (GSN), but nobody will say how much the contract is worth.
John "Maddog" Hall will consider parallels between open source software and music, addressing the risk that patents "kill off ideas instead of promoting them" at this year's Australasian Linux conference, to be held in Dunedin this week.
Many members of New Zealand's Parliament, according to inside sources, pay close attention to newspaper website polls canvassing public opinion on issues of the day, despite the fact that the respondents are a self-selected sample of those with internet access and a thirst for making their opinions known.
Wellington tech company Surveylab's ideas have "huge potential worldwide", according to Jenny Morel, head of investment company No 8 Ventures.
Movement towards open source is beginning to slow down, suggests Microsoft New Zealand's platform strategy manager, Brett Roberts. He claims some local customers are returning to Windows after tasting a Linux-based environment.
Novell seems likely to increase its presence and that of open-source software in the New Zealand school market after concluding a nationwide agreement with the country's Ministry of Education last week.
New Zealand's Inland Revenue Department (IRD) and its Australian counterpart have linked pages on their Web sites to provide tax advice for companies planning to do business on both sides of the Tasman.
HealthAlliance, New Zealand's consortium of DHBs including Waitemata Health and Counties Manukau, is looking at running its own open-source desktop project.
Storage software company Veritas Software is conducting a beta trial of a web browser-based data recovery tool designed to help users recover lost files themselves from backup copies.
New Zealand is home to what Scott Houston, former CTO at Weta Digital, claims is the largest assembly of processors offered for "on demand" outside use in the world -- the Weta Digital array, now over 1,000 blade processors strong, each clocking 2.8GHz.
Up to 300 New Zealand BankDirect customers were presented with a security alert when they visited the bank's website earlier this month - and all but one dismissed the warning and carried on with their banking.
Sybase's growing venture into the hot market of radio frequency identification (RFID) is a logical development of the company's activity in the mobile data space, says Sydney-based marketing manager Julie Christie.
ERP company SSA Global Technologies Inc. plans to set up a "center of excellence" in radio-frequency identification (RFID) in New Zealand, with Hamilton as a probable site. The center, designed to provide expertise and information-sharing for organisations to implement RFID effectively, is expected to open about mid-year.