The long-delayed Electronic Transactions Bill is likely to pass its final stages in the next few days, parliamentary sources say, and will swiftly be written into law.
Stories by Stephen Bell
Corporate collapses and chicanery and the pressure of public-sector information disclosure laws appear to have pushed demand for better control of information through document management and records management systems.
The joint chairman of New Zealand's Logistics Association finds it difficult to justify the business case for portal-aided electronic procurement.
With a couple of weeks to go to the New Zealand government's e-procurement deadline, no departments are putting up their hands with enthusiasm.
The New Zealand and Australian operations of EDS will not - for the time being at least - be affected by a pruning of staff in US EDS offices, says Sydney-based EDS spokesman Brian Finn.
Although the head of the travel agents' representative body has made negative comments recently about Air New Zealand encouraging online flight booking, he denies having particular concerns about being undercut by technology.
Web site proprietors don't recognize the legal risks they are taking, says consultant and New Zealand Computer Society (NZCS) fellow Ian Mitchell.
It was a successful military exercise: Esphion Ltd.'s anti-denial of service attack tool performed well for the armed forces of five nations.
The adoption of radio-based identification labels on goods need not mean immediate big changes for back-end IT, says a label standard specialist.
The Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand's office has extended the deadline for comment on its proposals for a "telecommunications information privacy code" to allow the major telecommunication companies to have their say.
BNZ has admitted that part of the reason for charging merchants more for online transactions than cash or Eftpos purchases is to persuade merchants towards "card-present electronic capture terminals" - Eftpos-type devices.
New Zealand Internet Society director Sue Leader has recommended ISOCNZ members avoid Microsoft internet applications, and if possible steer clear of Windows, as part of their security measures against viruses and worms.
Alliance MP Grant Gillon says the detail of a ban proposed by the party on internet gambling in New Zealand has not yet been decided.
From next month, consumers who buy goods and services over the internet will have greater assurance of local merchants' probity up front, and perhaps the added force of an international "seal of approval".
Confusion and, according to Microsoft Corp., inaccuracy and misinformation surrounds a vulnerability in the Outlook Internet Explorer 5 (IE5) combination and the patch issued by Microsoft to remedy it.