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CIO Awards: delivering transformation projects in the shadow of Covid

Peter Griffin. 26 November 2020, 9:07 am

The Inland Revenue department this week picked up one of the flagship prizes at the CIO Awards held in Auckland for the latest phase of a business transformation project that took on a whole new element as the Covid-19 pandemic struck.

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Govt hackers account for nearly one third of attacks: NCSC

Paul Brislen. 26 November 2020, 7:31 am

Cyber attacks are on the rise, say NZ's two government agencies responsible for our cybersecurity, and almost one third of those attacks come from 'state-level actors'.

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Computer games - the new security breach vector

Paul Brislen. 25 November 2020, 7:26 am

As the COVID pandemic sweeps the world, home entertainment (particularly online games) have surged in popularity, but for some users it also brings cyberbullying, personal attacks and hacking.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 24 November 2020, 5:52 pm

The Steering Group for the skills component of the Industry Transformation Plan has kicked off, with a very awesome group of people helping steer the future plan for skills in Digital Tech.

Plus, a…

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The abortive attempt to make Silicon Valley work from home

Peter Griffin. 24 November 2020, 10:45 am

California's Bay Area tech workers may be working from home during Covid-19, but a plan to make that permanent hasn't gone down so well.

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Apple buckles on App Store commission... but only for the little fish

Peter Griffin. 20 November 2020, 2:57 pm

Apple will cut in half the commission it takes from software developers selling apps in its App Store, but only for developers with revenue of up to US$1 million a year.

A battle with bigger develo…

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Nominations close for ITP President and Deputy President TODAY

ITP Team. 20 November 2020, 2:56 pm

Nominations are currently open for ITP's national President and Deputy President, however close at midnight tonight.

The ITP President chairs the National Board, the governance body responsible for…

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Brislen on Tech: TIN200 - what a year

Paul Brislen. 20 November 2020, 12:58 pm

The year has been rightly labelled a shocker, with economic downturn, societal upheaval and the health sector stretched to breaking point.

But for the tech industry, 2020 will be remembered for som…

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From strength to strength: ICT sector booms in 2020

Techblog Staff. 18 November 2020, 12:47 pm

The New Zealand tech sector is growing in leaps and bounds, creating high-paying jobs and bringing in more export revenue than ever before, says the TIN Tech Pulse 2020 report.

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Github builds war chest to fight copyright claims, reverses takedown decision

Peter Griffin. 17 November 2020, 10:05 am

A move by Github to support software developers fight copyright-infringement claims has been welcomed by the open-source software community.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 16 November 2020, 4:28 pm

[From Monday] It's been a couple of very busy weeks at ITP. One activity last week included heading along to the Whitireia and Weltec Final Project Showcase for IT students, and as always, I came away…

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