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Here's our "Accountant's" view of what will happen in 2015...

Some controversial, some not so controversial.



All Blacks retain the World Cup


Cloud-based accounting is something everyone does. "You mean you don't use Xero?"


Uptake of Xero Add-Ons grows exponentially. New add-ons appear almost every day


HRH William & Kate have a baby girl


The NZ economy continues with steady growth


Lydia Ko wins a Major


Warriors announce a shift to Eden Park


New Zealand interests rates remain similar to 2014


Kim Dotcom leaves New Zealand


Apple becomes an Identity Provider
If 2014 marked Apple’s first real foray into identity with Apple Pay, 2015 will be known as the year that the Apple staked their claim as a true third-party consumer Identity Provider (IdP).

Apple will be able to provide its millions of customers with unprecedented relevance and convenience as they move across the web. And why not, they will have over 200 million credit cards on file, deep relationships with financial institutions, knowledge of users’ on-device browsing behaviours, and insight into app downloads and usage. Will we see adverts popping up on our iPhone Maps while we use the Suri to Navigate?

By making Apple ID usable outside of the brand’s own products and services, Apple has the potential to majorly disrupt the identity landscape and position Apple ID as the new standard for consumer identity in 2015.