Swiftpoint Mouse Wins Top CES Innovation Award

Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Swiftpoint’s New Generation Computer Mouse with Truly Natural Touch Wins the Top CES Innovation Award, Launches on Kickstarter

Swiftpoint Ltd, 12 November 2014 – Swiftpoint announced today that its new generation computer mouse Swiftpoint GT has won the 2015 CES Best of Innovation Award and is immediately available for pre-orders through the Kickstarter platform via www.swiftpoint.com/ks. The announcement was made at the CES Unveiled event in New York.

photo - Swiftpoint GT mouse

Swiftpoint GT combines intuitive touch gestures with the precision and convenience of a mouse

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Software Summit cleared for take-off

Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Top Guns take centre stage as Canterbury tech sector goes “Full Throttle”

When:   Thursday 2nd October 2014
Time:     8:30am – 5:30pm, with networking 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where:  Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Wigram, Christchurch
Cost:       Free for Cluster Members, $97.50 + GST for Non-Members
Website:  http://softwaresummit.co.nz/

Press release, 16 September 2014, Canterbury Software Cluster, Christchurch, New Zealand: Registrations are open for the annual Canterbury Software Summit 2014, the largest technology event in the South Island. The conference will be held on Thursday, 2nd October and features a heavyweight speaker line-up including keynotes from ex-Microsoft DirectX ‘renegade’ Alex St John, University of Auckland lecturer Michelle Dickinson, and Telogis CTO Ralph Mason.

After outgrowing Addington Raceway with sold out events in 2012 and 2013, the Summit has relocated to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Wigram. It has also been extended from a half day to a full day event format. Session topics range from staying innovative and agile through fast growth to parallel processing, user experience design, security, and tackling the IT talent shortage. More than 230 delegates have already registered and the Summit is expected to sell out again this year.

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Is government keeping up with the pace of technological change?

Posted on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Press release, Canterbury Software, 16-Jul-14, Christchurch, NZ: Canterbury Software is hosting a special event for members and guests to hear the politicians’ ideas for the future of the technology sector.

On Tuesday 5 August 2014, speakers from National, Labour, Greens, and Internet MANA parties will share their policy ideas for this growing industry at a Canterbury Software Cluster hosted event to be held at the University of Canterbury’s Jack Mann Auditorium. During the event, four panellists – Hon Amy Adams, Clare Curran, Gareth Hughes and Laila Harré – will be asked questions chosen from online submissions, as well as questions from the floor.

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New Muscle Slab foundation design ideal for Christchurch TC2 & TC3

Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Press release, Monday 9 June 2014, msHAPPEN Ltd, Christchurch, NZ:

A new ready-to-build slab foundation system called Muscle SlabTM is now available for quake damaged homes in Christchurch. Designed and developed by consulting engineers, Bekker Engineering Design NZ, the new Muscle Slab system is ideal for TC2 and TC3 properties that are to be repaired or rebuilt.

It is estimated that of the 28,000 homes in the TC3 area alone, 10,000 will likely require a rebuild or significant foundation repairs, which will take many years to complete. With the Muscle Slab system msHAPPEN Ltd brings swift action and practical help to those in distress with damaged homes.

At the launch event in Christchurch last Friday msHAPPEN introduced the new Muscle Slab foundation system with demonstrations of screw pile installation and load and quake simulation deflection testing.

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Resulting coverage: NBR’s NZ Property Investor (paid content), NZ Construction News (June/July edition), NZ Tenders GazetteYahoo Business & Finance, Rebuild Christchurch, Voxy, Scoop

Smudge: The sky’s the limit for Enterprise Apps in New Zealand

Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Press release 2-Apr-2014, Smudge Apps, Christchurch, NZ:  Smudge, New Zealand’s leading developer of custom apps for smartphones and tablets, has completed Phase 1 of the SKY GO app for SKY. It’s the latest example in a growing trend of businesses designing bespoke apps to improve customer engagement and satisfaction, and improve staff productivity through mobile devices.

Read the coverage from www.Stuff.co.nz, Reseller News and Computerworld.

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Wellnomics tells 25,000 staff at Australian Tax Office to take a break

Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2013

Press release, Wellnomics, Christchurch NZ, 13 November, 2013: Christchurch occupational health and safety software company, Wellnomics, has had its office ergonomics software implemented on over 25,000 desktops in the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).  The deal follows earlier implementations within other Commonwealth public service departments including the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australian Federal Police, CSIRO and the federal government’s workplace health and safety agency Comcare.

Read the coverage from The Press, DomPost, Stuff, Executive PA and Computerworld.

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McKesson Responsible for Medibank Workforce Management Customers

Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Christchurch, New Zealand, October 29, 2013: Hospitals that use ANSOS One-Staff™ in New Zealand to optimise staff scheduling will now be directly managed and supported by McKesson New Zealand (formerly Emendo), a wholly owned subsidiary of McKesson Corporation. McKesson is assuming responsibility for these customers from Medibank. The transfer will enable hospitals to take advantage of complementary solutions from McKesson designed to improve patient care and operational efficiency.

In November 2012 McKesson acquired New Zealand-based Emendo Ltd., which invented a predictive analytics tool (now called McKesson Capacity Planner™) for matching staff to forecasted patient demand. At the time, Medibank was supporting ANSOS One-Staff customers as well as several McKesson telehealth customers in the region.

See the coverage: Stuff.co.nzReseller NewsHealth & Hospital

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Nightside Test Design recognised among Canterbury business elite

Posted on Monday, October 7th, 2013
Doing a power of good

Peter Brown of Nightside, featured in the Christchurch Press 2 Nov, 2013

Press release, 4 October 2013, Nightside Test Design, Christchurch, NZ:  Nightside Test Design is proud to announce they have won the Professional Service [Small Enterprise] category at the 2013 Champion Canterbury Business Awards. The largest regional business awards celebration was attended by over 1100 business leaders at Christchurch’s CBS Arena on 2 October.

“The award is a huge honour and a wonderful way to celebrate 12 years in business,” says Nightside Founder and Managing Director Peter Brown. “Over that time many loyal clients like Meridian Energy and Dynamic Controls have turned to Nightside for help in applying best practice in test engineering, whether in their laboratories, design studios, manufacturing plants or field operations. As specialists we work across a range of industries and get to see so many interesting technical challenges, innovative products and exciting market opportunities.”

Read the coverage from The Press, Engineering News, PlainsFM RadioEnergy News, Infrastructure News and DEMM.

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Gadzooks! Super heroes will reveal secrets at Software Summit

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Press release, 1 October 2013, Canterbury Software Cluster, Christchurch, New Zealand:  One of the largest technology industry events in the country, the annual Canterbury Software Summit is set to wow audiences on Thursday with more than 20 Software Hero speakers across four track sessions covering everything from US market entry strategies to mobile apps and cloud.  Tickets are selling out fast with over 475 delegates already registered for the conference, which is being held at Addington Events Centre for the third straight year. The new exhibition area has sold out.

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Frog Rock MTB challenges cyclists to spin wheels

Posted on Monday, September 9th, 2013

Frog Rock MTB challenges cyclists to spin wheels on private hill country

Press release, Waikari School Fundraising Committee, 9 September, 2013: Registrations are open for the 5th annual Frog Rock mountain bike challenge on Saturday 9 November, 2013. Private landowners in the beautiful limestone hills of North Canterbury will again reopen their roads and tracks for cyclists to test their strength and stamina, all for a good cause – to raise funds for their local Waikari School.

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