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The State of IT

Ian Apperley. 30 June 2016, 6:36 am
The State of IT

New Zealand's tech sector contributed more to the national GDP than Tourism or Dairy so why don't we do a good job in fostering our tech sector? Ian Apperley takes a look at the role of government in our industry.

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Excellence in IT Awards finalists announced

Paul Brislen. 27 June 2016, 9:54 am

The Finalists in the New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards have been selected, and they're an incredible bunch.

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Brexit: What does it mean for the tech sector?

Paul Brislen. 27 June 2016, 7:53 am
Brexit: What does it mean for the tech sector?

The UK decision not to remain in the European Union has created turmoil in the financial markets but the tech sector is also waking up to the realisation that it too is going to experience a prolonged period of uncertainty.

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Hobbits and food

Paul Brislen. 22 June 2016, 7:18 am

The Tech Industry Association (TechNZ) has released a report into the value ICT brings to the New Zealand economy and puts that figure at $16.2 billion a year.

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GoToMyPC warns of hacking - forces password resets for all

Paul Brislen. 20 June 2016, 7:11 am

Hot on the heels of the TeamViewer issue, which saw users compromised after re-using compromised passwords, another remote-access service is reporting problems.

But can users be blamed for reusing…

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Preparing for the GDPR - Europe's data protection law

Amy Ryburn. 17 June 2016, 6:56 am

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force in May 2018. The GDPR, which will replace the Data Protection Directive, is designed to give European citizens greater prot…

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Fieldays 2016: Innovation at the heart of farming

Paul Brislen. 15 June 2016, 8:26 am

Fieldays 2016, billed as the largest farming and agricultural trade show in the southern hemisphere, kicks off today at Mystery Creek in Hamilton with a renewed focus on innovation. But will the downt…

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Apple goes soft - no hardware to be seen at WWDC16

Paul Brislen. 14 June 2016, 7:39 am

Open APIs for some of Apple's most treasured apps, a new way to teach coding and a new name for the MacOS operating system, but not a piece of hardware to be seen at this year's Apple Worldwide Develo…

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International News from IFIP…

Elizabeth Eastwood. 09 June 2016, 2:12 pm

IITP has been profiling some of the international bodies doing some great things for the IT profession, and explaining how New Zealand's tech community can engage. This month we have more news from IF…

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TeamViewer clarifies hack attack, sort of

Paul Brislen. 08 June 2016, 12:43 pm

TeamViewer, that most useful of applications that allows tech support to remotely access a user's computer for the benefits of all, has almost confirmed a number of users' devices have been accessed f…

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Using GPL code in your software: the essentials

Guy Burgess. 07 June 2016, 9:27 am

A huge amount of useful software is freely available under the GPL open source licence. This article gives an overview of the GPL and important issues for developers who may wish to incorporate GPL-li…

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