Can Microsoft tame the Dragon with Nuance acquisition?
Microsoft's flurry of acquisitions continues this week with the US$19.7 billion purchase of natural language and AI speech leader Nuance.
Industry convergence to drive cybersecurity spending: Report
Cyber-security is set to grow to an estimated $US68 billion by 2030 according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.
Brislen on Tech: The main trunk line
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.
ITx Innovation Days - CFP and Sponsorship Opportunities
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 …
Major software conferences stay virtual for another year
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…
Password apathy is costing Kiwis millions
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.
Fair use defence prevails in Google-Oracle battle over computer code
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.
Digital Skills Shortage Igniting a Catalyst for Positive Change
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.
Brislen on Tech: Awards Season is upon us
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…
Facebook gives option to ditch algorithmic ranking
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.
Tech giants get into submarine fibre market
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.