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Fraud Awareness Week

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It’s Fraud Awareness Week in New Zealand, run by MBIE’s Consumer Protection team in support of a global education campaign to help people recognise online threats and avoid being victims of cybercrime. But like all other major corporate risks, cyber risk must be managed from the top. With the frequency and complexity of cybersecurity incidents [...]

Introducing: Tim Cuthbert

Modica is pleased to introduce Tim Cuthbert – the new ‘Business Development Director’ for Modica in Australia. Stuart Wilson, Modica’s CEO, says “People with exceptional skills and experience are the key component of our business so we’re delighted to bring on board someone of Tim’s calibre. As an established business founded in 2002 with [...]

A mobile business for a mobile world

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Mobile devices are ubiquitous feature for the majority of consumers, yet most businesses have been slow to adopt a mobile-centric businesses mindset. The growth in mobile devices, primarily smart phones and tablets, is hard to ignore. According to GSMA there are 3.6 billion unique mobile subscribers worldwide - that’s five times as many mobile [...]

SMS based unique code competitions made easy

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Creating a unique entry, code-based SMS competition has never been easier with the latest release of a web-based Code Generator tool as the newest component of our Competition Engine. Interactive competitions requiring participants to text a unique code are now super easy with our Code Generator tool, which can produce millions of unique codes as [...]

Teenagers Prefer SMS

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After catching up with their friends in person, text messaging is the most popular form of communication among teens in the US, according to a recent report from Pew Research. Despite the astronomical rise of instant messaging apps such as Facebook’s messenger, SnapChat and What’sApp and special purpose apps such as YikYak, Whisper and Kik, the [...]

SMS Ideal Paging Service alternative

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Last week, Spark (formerly Telecom NZ) announced its intention to decommission its Legacy paging network early next year. Some of us might be old enough to remember the paging technology which was introduced to New Zealand in 1988 (the year that the Hubble space Telescope was put into space). However, according to Spark, paging in New Zealand has [...]

SMS services in the health sector

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The feasibility of mobile devices to support healthcare is increasingly being looked at to help reduce costs and increase patient access. Last week we looked at some of the challenges facing modern healthcare and how mobile solutions could help.  This week we take a look at the specific ways SMS services can be utilised within the healthcare sector. A [...]

A2P on the rise

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With the astronomical rise of data messaging such as iMessage and hangouts from Google, it’s no surprise person-to-person (P2P) SMS is fading - but that’s only half the story. Studies around the world have identified vast opportunities in Application-to-Person (A2P) messaging, and less widely documented is the potential for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) [...]

Mobile Health Care

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The feasibility of mobile devices to support healthcare is increasingly being looked at to help reduce costs and increase patient access. This week we look at some of the challenges facing modern healthcare and how mobile solutions can help. The ubiquity of mobile phones makes SMS text services a cost-effective method for tackling the many global [...]

WELLINGTON WE LOVE YOU

The Modica Group has relocated its Wellington office, upgrading its presence in the city recognised as a hotbed for New Zealand tech talent. Kiwi software as a service (SaaS) company Modica was established in Wellington (hosted by us) 15 years ago in Cuba Street, and recently relocated to 171 Featherston Street. Modica founder Stuart Wilson says the [...]
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