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New Zealand is globally renowned for its innovative, creative and entrepreneurial edge. In fact, New Zealand ranked 13th in the world by 2012’s Global Innovation Index. The most important companies for software development in New Zealand are based in Christchurch (11.7%), Wellington (22.5%) and Auckland (51%).
Despite the impossibility of fairly ranking or comparing the top software technology companies due to differing client requirements, the following are our pick for the 5 top most companies at present time.
Pattern is an Auckland based leading software Technology Company with a hard working, professional and vibrant team that is taking on the world. The talented team focuses on providing clients with persuasive digital experiences across a range of media. Through its Lean & Agile software development methodologies, they have a wide range of renowned clients such as coastguard New Zealand, miss crab, Simtics and many more.
They develop their products using Microsoft.Net technology stack together with a number of new front-end technologies and have specialties in Front-end Development, Back-end Development, Mobile Development and Other Tools and Products like Magento, uCommerce for Umbraco, and Umbraco Content Management.
- BCS GROUP
With a revenue growth of $22 million for the second time, BCS Group is ranked as one of the top five software companies in New Zealand. The remarkable revenue growth has come mostly from Australia and Asia; mainly baggage handling systems at Malaysian airports. This group has also been flourishing in the courier logistics business in Australia.
With over 300 staff around the world and headquartered in New Zealand, the company has a broad reach (directly and through partners) across Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. This company mainly concentrates on manufacturing and software development in airport services and the freight industry and has adopted technology to create a virtual workforce.
- DATACOM AUCKLAND
Datacom wins the top spot in terms of annual wealth growth with revenue of $556m in 2013. A key triumph for the company over the last year was the booming opening of the new Kapua Data Centre in Hamilton. Another positive outcome for the company was a major contract with the Australian Taxation Office.
Datacom has also increased its focus on both commercial and government cloud customers.
- FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare had growth of 22% in 2013 and ranked amongst the TIN100’s highest growth companies. The company reported an after tax profit of $77 million and an overall revenue of $556 million.
Highlights for the past year include record operating revenue and net profit after tax, further growth in new respiratory applications and new product developments as well as product releases. This High-tech Manufacturing Company particularly focuses on removing wastage within the supply chain and lean manufacturing processes.
- ORION HEALTH
For the last three years Orion Health has seen an annual growth of around $20 million. The company has increased sales noticeably to both North America and Europe In the last year. As ‘Obama Care’ universal healthcare initiatives have started to come into effect, this company is expected to experience a further significant increase in growth in the coming years. In quite a lot of areas, automation is required by the President’s ambitious program (mostly, clinical workflow, direct secure messaging of health data, integration software and health information exchanges), and Orion is up-and-coming as the leading vendor which will drive the company’s growth.
The above 5 software development companies represent an exciting growth of tech related industry in Auckland and New Zealand as a whole, and will be at the forefront of advances in the country now and in the future. It is fair to say that with such stellar examples, New Zealand is perfectly placed to compete and stake a claim in the innovation of software services on the world stage.
If you are a nature lover or a lover of memories, then a DSLR camera might have been in your mind for some time. If you still haven’t got your hands on a cool DSLR, then it is high-time you do so.Nikon and Canon dominate the high-end camera market. The two Japanese giants offer specs and sophistication way beyond imagination.
Entry-level DSLR’s are the best for beginners and there are a lot of options available. Here, we list the best DSLR cameras under Rs 30,000.
1. Canon EOS 1200D
You can take your first step into high-definition photography with Canon EOS 1200D. The camera comes with a 3.0 inch display and has a 3:02 aspect ratio. It comes with an 18MP camera and has an Internal Focus (IF) lens which supports quick photography mode. With a pixel resolution of 4272 X 2848, MPEG4 compression and multiple shooting modes, the camera is all that a digital photography beginner wants.
Apart from this, the device also supports external flash, continuous shooting, white balancing, face detection, red eye reduction, dust reduction, ISO rating and PCM audio formats. The camera is available on Ebay India and you can use ebay coupons to save some money.
2. Nikon D3100 SLR
After the good success of Nikon D60, there came out a wonderful upgrade – Nikon D3100 SLR. This camera which has live and movie modes is adjustable to requirements. Sporting a 14.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor, a 3.0 inch screen, ISO till the range of 12,800 and the ability to shoot HD movies with uncompromising quality, Nikon D3100 SLR is an ideal choice for a first-time DSLR user.
The camera is available on all leading online stores. You can buy at online retailers through CashKaro.com to avail some cashback.
3. Nikon D5200
This might be the best release for Nikon in the budget category in 2015. The advanced features in this DSLR camera make almost everyone fall for it. The camera has a 24MP sensor, a 3.0 inch screen, 1920 X 1080 pixel resolution, CMOS sensor, ISO sensitivity up to 6400, MPEG4 compression and wireless connectivity.
Other features include face detection, red eye reduction, self-timer, Expeed image processor and a 32GB internal storage. The device has consistently received above 4.5 stars in all e-commerce sites.
4. Sony DSC HX400V
If you are a Sony fanboy and want to own a DSLR made only by this Japanese multinational giant, then Sony DSC HX400V is what you need to get your hands on.Well-known to deliver excellent shots in low light, the DSC HX400V comes with a 20MP camera, 50x optical zoom and recording at 10FPS.
Some other added features include – support for 4K images, Carl Zeiss lens, NFC connectivity and AF mode. You can buy it a lot cheaper than the listed price by using snapdeal coupons. Using the coupons will give you exclusive discounts.
5. Canon EOS 600D
Probably the only device that stands in the line that divides entry-level and pro-level DSLR’s, Canon EOS 600D is a sheer pleasure to hold in hands. The device comes with an 18MP camera, full HD recording, wireless flash, creative filters and a clear LCD screen.
The camera has all functionalities to be an expert companion to a budding photographer. Go for it if you feel like you have crossed the beginner line and are ready to be a pro.