Update from ITPNZ
This week has seen a proposal for one of the largest shakeups to tertiary education in a generation. We've been focusing on the good, bad and ugly of what's been announced and will continue to engage with the Govt agencies leading this work.
Elsewhere, DIA is consulting on their tech Marketplace project to inform the next stage of development and 123Tech is taking off for 2019!
Big changes to tertiary education: What, why, and impact on the IT industry
A massive shakeup of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP) space has been announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins this week.
But what are the underlying problems that led to this and will it really make a difference? And more importantly for us, what will this change mean for delivery of IT-related programmes in New Zealand?
With a third of students studying IT-related qualifications coming from ITPs, this change is going to affect our industry. ITPNZ CEO Paul Matthews talks through the background and some of the opportunities and threats for our sector.
Brislen on Tech
I made my eldest daughter cry this morning. I told her about the robot on Mars, Opportunity, and how it was finally out of juice.
Only I made the mistake of telling her as I heard it - via Jacob Margolis, a US-based science journalist who tweeted: "The last message they received was basically, 'My battery is low and it's getting dark.'" and that really was that. What an incredible story and an incredible piece of hardware.
[Plus: Fake news, privacy abuse and more]
DIA seeks comment on new-look Marketplace
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is seeking feedback on its new Marketplace model as it moves away from a traditional panel approach to tendering.
Tweeting te reo Māori
While most of us have been enjoying the long hot summer, researchers at Waikato University have been analysing millions of tweets to determine how te reo Māori is being used on the social media site.
When is a hack not a hack?
The South Canterbury Property Investors' Association collection of the private details of renters is one thing, sharing them with members is something else but exposing them to the internet for all th…
How to name a start-up
A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but will it be as successful? And, so we turn to the vexed question of what's in a name and why coming up with one can be the hardest first task for a st…
Australian parliament hack attack
Australian politicians are being forced to change their passwords following an attempt to hack the Australian federal parliament's IT system.
Termination for convenience in ICT contracts: It isn’t always that convenient
When ICT projects fail (and it has been reported in the past that two thirds of projects in New Zealand are failing) the customer's first reaction is often to look at terminating for breach. However…
Update from ITPNZ
Are you an aspiring CIO? ITP can help you with the move from operational to strategic IT.
in this week's update from ITP, CEO Paul Matthews covers off the return of the "How to be an Effective CIO"…
Brislen on Tech
Tonga is cut off from the internet for two weeks... Huawei may be cut off for good if this carries on... and InternetNZ and Flag Day goes off without too many websites being cut off.