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INSIGHT: Working towards a digital New Zealand

INSIGHT: Working towards a digital New Zealand

The Internet could have been purpose built for New Zealand – an isolated nation of entrepreneurs and innovators who can’t help but compare ourselves to the rest of the world.

The Internet could have been purpose built for New Zealand – an isolated nation of entrepreneurs and innovators who can’t help but compare ourselves to the rest of the world.

Our greatest exports have conquered the globe – the All Blacks and Sir Peter Jackson; sauvignon blanc and New Zealand lamb; and our new heroes, Xero and Lorde.

These last two have redefined success for a digital age. By basing their achievements on the power of the Internet, they have not only overcome, but have taken advantage of our unique place in the world.

The Internet is still in its infancy, yet has already changed the world. Now it presents both a challenge and an opportunity to transform our approach to business, education and government, to create a prosperous and successful future for all New Zealanders.

The Innovation Partnership has a vision for New Zealand where children are educated to succeed in a digital world, the economy is driven by digital innovations, and government is digitally capable and accessible.

The Partnership met in Christchurch during the holiday period with thinkers, innovators and leaders from throughout the country to discuss how a rebuilt Christchurch can take full advantage of Ultra-Fast Broadband, and how the primary sector can make the most of the Rural Broadband initiative.

Digital education

The Internet has radically changed our understanding of knowledge and information and there are many incredible stories of success through digitally-enabled learning.

To thrive in a digital economy and society, the next generation needs an education system where every New Zealand child is taught in a digitally enabled classroom, by a digitally capable teacher, and graduate ready to work in a digital economy.

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Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
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