Stories by Stuart Corner

New HPC facility launched at NZ’s NIWA

Research, science and innovation minister Dr Megan Woods has officially opened New Zealand’s High Performance Computing Facility at NIWA’s campus in Wellington, 17 months after the government announced plans to invest in the facility.

Board education key to boosting cyber security

There is an urgent need for boards to become better educated about cyber security in order to propagate an appropriate attitude to infosec to CEOs and, from them down, an appropriate culture throughout an organisation.

Securing the cloud now a top priority

Gartner has just released its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), which predicts that by 2022 60 per cent of large enterprises will use a CASB to govern cloud services, up from less than 20 per cent today.

MuleSoft eyes multibillion dollar API opportunity

When Salesforce announced in March its plan to acquire API platform developer MuleSoft for US$6.5 billion it said there was potential to turn MuleSoft (estimated FY18 sales $415 million) into a $10 billion business.

‘Bigtech’ not fintech the biggest threat to banks

Fintech – startup companies offering innovative financial services — are often touted as a major threat to established banks, but, says Laura Crozier, global industry director, financial services at Software AG, it is the 'bigtech' companies — in particular Amazon, Apple and Google — they should fear most.

NZ government warns of algorithm bias

The New Zealand government has produced its first report into the use of algorithms by government agencies, saying there are few safeguards against biased algorithms, and there is ample scope for government agencies to lift their game.

NAB banks on partnerships

National Australia Bank is partnering with a range of other organisations, and investing in startups, to broaden the range of services it is able offer customers and to bolster its position in the face of a range of players that are competing for segments of its business.

Chemist Warehouse plans AR guides, IoT sensors for stores

The Chemist Warehouse chain of discount pharmacies is contemplating installing thousands of sensors in each of its stores to track customer preferences and providing augmented reality guides via customers' smartphones that would help them navigate around its stores.

Machine learning cuts surgical infections by 74 percent

By applying predictive analytics and machine learning techniques to patient data and real-time data from operating theatres the University of Iowa Hospital in the US managed to reduce the incidence of wound infections acquired during surgery by 74 percent.