NETWORK STATUS : There are no known faults on our network.
Further to our notifications that our service upgrade in December 2012 was successful, we have returned access to all users to manage their connections filtering customization. The interface access details are below.
To access the interface you can use the same credentials as with the previous filter, that is through the link:
Password: XXXXXX (as previously provided)
As always, should you have any questions, concerns or require our support team to make changes to your filtering during this time please contact us with your detailed request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling our free phone number 0508 WATCHDOG (928 243), during usual business hours (8.30am to 5pm Monday through Friday).
We also recommend that you read the information regarding changes to the way this filter manages the categorisation of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and tumblr - click here
NB: Users with a time-based policy component will need to read this instructional addendum, for interface management – click here
Warm Regards and Happy New Year
The Watchdog Team
NZ Freephone: 0508 WATCHDOG (928 243)
Support Contact: email@example.com
A new phone system has been activated from Tuesday 11th October 2011.
Please note that we are introducing a new phone system and the options have changed. If you have any difficulty having your call connected please email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will return your call promptly.
WATCHDOG CORPORATION ANNOUNCES MERGER WITH DATAVIEW
Merger set to service 1800 New Zealand schools and dominate shift to cloud computing in education sector
Watchdog Corporation Ltd (Watchdog), the largest provider of Internet safety and connectivity services to schools in New Zealand, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Dataview Ltd, a privately held company which provides hosted Internet services to the education market, for an undisclosed sum.
“Cloud computing is increasingly delivering benefits to our schools, in terms of reduced costs, operational efficiency gains and better educational outcomes,” says Rohan Meuli, Managing Director of Watchdog, “with this merger we are uniquely placed to help schools move their computing online.”
1800 schools use the services of the combined entity, making it the biggest player in the New Zealand education market, says Mr Meuli. “Not only can we bring economies of scale to bear, but we also have a broad range of skills, experience and products to offer.”
Mr Meuli says expanding Watchdog’s existing export base, currently focused on Australia, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and Mauritius, is another important goal of the merged entity.
The combined company will be based in Orewa, Auckland and will provide a comprehensive range of cloud computing services to the education market in New Zealand.
Watchdog has been a leading provider of Internet safety and connectivity services to schools since 1999, much if its work done under contract to the New Zealand Ministry of Education.
In recent years, it has widened its range of services to include Google Apps, single sign-on, online backup and video-conferencing services while it has also established itself a leading player in the country’s rollout of fibre to schools.
The privately owned company also has a subsidiary providing similar services to customers in Australia, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and Mauritius.
Since 2003 Dataview has been developing and supporting Learning Management Systems (LMS) and associated Managed Learning Environment services for schools, from preschool through to secondary schools.
These services include the KnowledgeNET and Moodle LMS as well as the ParentPortal and WebSYNC services which connects to the a school’s Student Management System, allowing manageable access and engagement with the whole learning community.
Dataview focus is not only on product development but also providing support services to schools so that implementation and on-going use are successful in all cases.