US data shows women in tech numbers declining
The IT sector remains male dominated with the number of women in the IT industry falling in the US from its peak in 1990.
Why would our government explore being more open?
The words "open" and "data" can sound a bit scary when you stick them together, especially when connected with government. Guest blogger Anthony Cabraal explains why governments shouldn't shy away from being open and transparent.
Brislen on Tech this week
The elephant in the room - what to do about Government procurement... The Marsden Fund doesn't care for tech... Stuff Fibre. Just what is that all about?
Global Innovation Index 2016 places New Zealand in top 20
New Zealand has dropped two places in the annual Global Innovation Index (GII), produced by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) but still beats Australia…
Aussie government demanding answers from IBM over Census 2016 failure
The Australian government is retaining the right to sue IBM over the online census debacle which saw claims of hacking and denial of service attacks run rampant.
Creating a Level Playing Field
My last commentary hit a raw nerve with a bunch of people and went slightly viral on LinkedIn in the process. I have been called "suicidal", accused of eating from the Government trough, and widely su…
The future of government procurement?
Last week Ron Stuart, Manager Government ICT Supply Strategy, GCIO's office, DIA briefed audiences of NZRise, NZTech and IITP members in Auckland and Wellington. Both events drew large crowds and ther…
Agile - Not just a line in a Statement of Work
Agile means very different things to different people. It is a bit of a buzz word at the moment and like all buzz words is easily captured by industry players.
But what does it mean for your projec…
IT industry speaks with one voice on Marsden research funding
11 of the leading representative bodies from the tech sector have joined forces to raise serious concerns about apparent bias within New Zealand's major Marsden research fund that has led to a signifi…
Brislen on Tech this week
Why don't Kiwi companies win government tenders?... Technology in our courtrooms - will it ever happen? ... Can Kiwis foot it with the world's best game makers?
The New Zealand Centre for ICT Law Goes Live
The New Zealand ICT Law Centre is the brainchild of its founding Director, former District Court Judge David Harvey, and includes both teaching and a broader research function. But its role as a test …