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Tech Manifesto: How did the political parties do?

Sarah Putt. 22 September 2017, 5:16 pm
Tech Manifesto: How did the political parties do?

In May this year, ITP and 17 other tech sector groups released NZ's Digital Future an Election Tech Manifesto outlining a series of recommendations for the next New Zealand government.

The different parties' approach to tech is hugely important to the future of New Zealand. We've asked Forsyte Report's Sarah Putt to provide an objective summary of how each party fared vs the Manifesto.

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New programme to battle skills shortage

Victoria MacLennan. 21 September 2017, 5:00 am
New programme to battle skills shortage

Only 3% of 15 year old girls want a career in Digital Technology, and of those women globally with STEM degrees a staggering 40% leave our industries to never return. Balance wise, the OECD reported recently that women hold between 17% and 30% of senior roles in the Digital Technology sector.

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New Zealand's most successful tech company?

Paul Brislen. 19 September 2017, 7:14 am

It's probably New Zealand's most well-known tech export and after this year's Xerocon, the cloud accounting service Xero is riding high.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 15 September 2017, 4:25 pm

Ten years on from the iPhone, what have we learned? Will telcos ever learn to love their customers? And what can we all learn from Equifax and the Internet of Toasters?

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Apple launches three phones and a new watch

Paul Brislen. 13 September 2017, 6:58 am

Welcome to our future - animated GIFs that are created based on users' facial expressions.

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Fallout from Equifax debacle continues apace

Paul Brislen. 11 September 2017, 7:02 am

Some say it's not the problems that occur but the putting them right that counts. Sadly, with the Equifax data breach, the company is failing on both points.]

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 September 2017, 5:26 pm

Game on indeed as the game industry takes off and telcos, first it was fixed line stuff, now it's all "mobile" and "high speed" and now "unlimited- sorta". What does it all mean?

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Ready player one: Games development grows in NZ

Paul Brislen. 06 September 2017, 6:51 am

An industry worth $100 million a year with most of that revenue from exports, growing at 12%. That's how the Game Developers Association (NZGDA) describes the New Zealand computer game industry in all…

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20/20 Trust calls for digital inclusion

Laurence Millar. 05 September 2017, 5:00 am

Digital Inclusion - how much do you know?

How many school children in Year 4 and above do not have access to the internet at home? How many employees think they will need higher digital skills to d…

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NetHui Fellowships are open

ITP Staff. 04 September 2017, 6:40 am

NetHui fellowships are open ahead of this year's event and this year the focus is on bringing more youth, women and Māori and Pasifika people to NetHui.

Fellowship applications are currently open …

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Consultation opens on draft Cybersecurity and Software Testing qualifications

ITP Staff. 30 August 2017, 1:58 pm

NZQA National Qualifications service and IT Professionals New Zealand, as co-developers of sub-degree IT and computing qualifications in New Zealand, invites feedback on the draft cybersecurity and s…

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