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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 December 2019, 5:00 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

Well, what a year it's been!

This week I thought I'd run through a few of the key highlights for ITP for 2019 before finishing next week on next year's plans. Most of the major items this year were based on our Annual Work Programme (part of the Annual Plan), however a couple of juicy ones came out of left field as well :).

From certification to ITx Rutherford, member benefit development, school initiatives and qualifications development, here were our top 10 projects for 2019.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 December 2019, 4:00 pm

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.

This week's Brislen on Tech looks back to the year that was, and forwards to what to expect in 2020.

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Levy shows who is top in telco

Sarah Putt. 12 December 2019, 8:04 pm

There are lots of polls that measure the success - or otherwise - of companies, but in New Zealand telecommunications, if you want to know who is head of the pack, you just have to check out the companies liable for the Telecommunications Development Levy (TDL).

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Vodafone wins 5G bragging rights

Paul Brislen. 11 December 2019, 9:12 am

Vodafone has won the race to launch its 5G network, offering service on 100 cellsites around the country.

What does it mean for the country, for the UFB and for those who are desperately worried ab…

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We could zoom to the Moon, or float out to Mars

Sarah Putt. 10 December 2019, 8:00 am

Students from the aptly named Hope School in the Tasman District have won the chance to talk online with a NASA astronaut, in the latest effort by the NZ Space Agency to get the country excited about …

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Regional and Rural Schools take out National Digital Titles

Techblog Staff. 09 December 2019, 5:00 am

Smaller regional and rural schools from across New Zealand swept the National Finals for the Tahi Rua Toru Tech in-school challenge this year.

The 2019 National Winners were announced at a gala eve…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 06 December 2019, 5:00 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

What an amazing day yesterday was, as all of the Regional Winners of the Tahi Rua Toru Tech challenge in schools descended on TSB Arena in We…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 December 2019, 4:00 pm

This week on Brislen on Tech, ITP TechBlog Paul Brislen looks at:

Major changes at Google after 21 years in the business.

Why cyber-security is upper-most in mind.

And what to think when even…

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Cyber-attacks on the rise: CERT NZ

Sarah Putt. 05 December 2019, 4:04 pm

In the last quarter, CERT NZ received the highest number of reports to date, with 1354 incidents resulting in $3.8 million in direct financial loss. And it seems no one is immune to the threats.

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Data Quality 30 years on - What's changed?

Victoria MacLennan. 04 December 2019, 6:28 am

Data quality projects are the darling of the industry but they're not new. Victoria MacLennan takes a look into the misty past and peeks at the future as well.

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Have you ever tried to place an advert with NZME, Stuff, Mediaworks or TVNZ?

Sarah Putt. 03 December 2019, 9:00 am

There is a popular narrative about the state of New Zealand media in the past decade, it goes like this:

Traditional media is on its knees because Google and Facebook are taking the lion's share of…

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