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Can Microsoft tame the Dragon with Nuance acquisition?

Peter Griffin. 13 April 2021, 10:06 am

Microsoft's flurry of acquisitions continues this week with the US$19.7 billion purchase of natural language and AI speech leader Nuance.

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Industry convergence to drive cybersecurity spending: Report

Techblog staff. 12 April 2021, 5:10 pm

Cyber-security is set to grow to an estimated $US68 billion by 2030 according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.

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Brislen on Tech: The main trunk line

Paul Brislen. 09 April 2021, 2:33 pm

How do we reduce our carbon footprint, improve productivity, reduce housing costs and improve our work-life balance?

With infrastructure like fibre of course, but also with a much older technology.

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ITx Innovation Days - CFP and Sponsorship Opportunities

ITP Team. 09 April 2021, 2:27 pm

Have you heard? The ITx conference is coming to you this year, with ITx Innovation Day conferences all around New Zealand in July.

The CFP is now open - come and speak at your local ITx Innovation …

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Major software conferences stay virtual for another year

Peter Griffin. 08 April 2021, 7:11 am

In a reminder that Covid-19 remains a grave threat to human health around the world, Microsoft, Google and Apple have all opted for a new round of virtual developer gatherings.

In New Zealand, more…

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Password apathy is costing Kiwis millions

Techblog Staff. 07 April 2021, 11:57 am

Poor password practice is costing Kiwis millions of dollars a year, warns CERT NZ, but there is a better way, says CERT director, Rob Pope.

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Fair use defence prevails in Google-Oracle battle over computer code

Peter Griffin. 06 April 2021, 8:49 am

Google has triumphed at the US Supreme Court in a long-running court case with rival Oracle the outcome of which has major implications for the software industry.

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Digital Skills Shortage Igniting a Catalyst for Positive Change

Fiona Reid. 01 April 2021, 3:53 pm

The current and ongoing digital skills shortage I'm experiencing as a GM of a small (but very aspirational) business is our biggest single challenge we are facing right here and right now.


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Brislen on Tech: Awards Season is upon us

Paul Brislen. 01 April 2021, 3:44 pm

Next week, nominations open for the 2021 New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards, the NZ Open Source Awards nominations opened yesterday, and the finalists for the NZ Hi-Tech Awards were announced at an e…

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Facebook gives option to ditch algorithmic ranking

Peter Griffin. 01 April 2021, 10:33 am

Facebook is launching new tools to allow users better control over what they see in their newsfeeds as the company pushes back on claims it is a polarizing platform.

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Tech giants get into submarine fibre market

Paul Brislen. 31 March 2021, 11:17 am

Connecting the world used to be the job of the telcos - now both Google and Facebook are getting into the fibre market with new private cables connecting the world, albeit only for their own uses.

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