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VMware-based Cloud technology now available on Alibaba Cloud

With Alibaba Cloud VMware Solution, customers can modernize existing applications and build new apps by tapping into the Alibaba Cloud ecosystem

Feds says any investment in connectivity will help rural households

Federated Farmers believes the announcement of more money for patching up rural connectivity issues will be seen as a positive sign for the future of rural communities.

Principles of gamification used in the remote Design Programme classroom

Staff at the new Design Programme, University of Auckland, are drawing on the principles of gamification to teach students remotely during lockdown.

7 tips to keep your connections secure during Covid-19 - Norton LifeLock

Fast facts:

- Working from home can increase cybersecurity risks. Kiwis must protect themselves.

- Tools like VPNs can help protect data and online connections, but workers may need to adapt in other ways.

Whitireia uses avatar games to take hands-on lab learning for its nurses online

Whitireia has quickly pivoted to using its cutting-edge online virtual reality programmes to ensure that its nursing students can continue with the practical elements of their programmes while in lockdown.

COVID-19 not only hygiene risk, IT risks high - Delta Insurance

Kiwis in lockdown especially those working from home and using home computers and other digital devices need to take IT hygiene precautions as well as their health precautions to avoid the coronavirus.

'3D printing used to make the world a safe place during pandemic'

It is one of a number of designs developed in response to COVID-19 by a team led by Professor Olaf Diegel, a multi-award-winning product design developer who took up his role as head of the Lab last year, where he aims to change the way Additive Manufacturing (AM, otherwise known as 3D printing)

Young learners can now learn to develop VR online and free - VR Voom

Auckland company VR Voom has chosen to launch its new online learning portal on April 14, 2020, to give young New Zealand students options for learning programming with aims for readying them for the fast-expanding virtual reality technology world of the future.

More connectivity for 539 Kiwis - Vodafone

Vodafone has switched on additional 4G mobile services in parts of rural New Zealand, which means more New Zealanders can stay connected during the COVID-19 lockdown.

How the Internet enables New Zealand's COVID-19 contact tracing - InternetNZ

InternetNZ is offering to host an online meeting next week to help work through the issues with contact tracing technology. It today also releases two documents to help inform the discussion.