National security, spies and definitions: why we need a better definition of national security
Parliament is currently considering the Government's New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill, a piece of new law that will govern what the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) can do, how they can do it, and who they can do it to.
UFB standard installs to remain free
Chorus has agreed to extend the "free installations" period for home owners to the end of the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout, slated to conclude in 2019 and government hints at UFB2.
Journey to the Cloud
So what's involved in moving to "the cloud"? In this post, NZQA's Chief Information Officer (CIO) Lukasz Zawilski chronicles his journey from on-premise into the cloud: what worked, lessons learnt, and outcome.
First fiery Samsung reported in New Zealand
Spark is warning customers to back up, switch off their Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices and return them to their places of purchase immediately following confirmation that one phone sold in New Zealand h…
Accelerating Public Cloud for Government V 2.0
Last week, Damien Steel-Baker wrote an excellent piece in the last week on Government acceleration of public cloud. He highlights the issues well and I wanted to chime in with my own view.
TechHub continues to inspire in Schools
2016 been a huge year for TechHub, the Institute of IT Professionals' in-school programme that inspires students to seek a future in IT, with some great results so far this year.
As well as a quick…
Accelerating the public cloud for government agencies
Since August 2012 the Government has had a "cloud first" policy. Despite this policy there have been barriers to agencies using cloud services - some real and some perceived. So what is the current s…
Get involved in the World IT Project
The World IT Project hopes to collect data from 47 countries and look into issues facing IT personnel around the world. You can get involved.
New MD for IBM NZ
Mike Smith has been appointed as Managing Director of IBM New Zealand returning to IBM after 17 years during which he held a number of executive positions in leading New Zealand ICT companies. He w…
What I did on my summer holidays
I should have realised we were in for a damp holiday when the usually three-hour trip to the Coromandel turned into a five-hour slog. But we made it and got set up in the most beautiful place in the w…
New president for IFIP
Mike Hinchey is the new president of IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing. IFIP has also announced it is working with XPRIZE on the new US$5million XPRIZE to help explore ways…