Brislen on Tech
Some things just shouldn't happen. First, paying the ransom. Second, breaking the internet, and third, expecting telcos to get along.
But somehow, all three of these happened lately - or at least someone had a crack at it.
Check out TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen's views on tech issues this week.
ITx: What it meant for me
So you've heard about ITx 2018 no doubt, but what is it really, and what can you expect?
Here's a summary from an attendee of ITx 2016 (the last time ITx was held) - what he found, what it meant to him, and why he's heading back for another dose.
Excellence in IT Awards finalists announced
The finalists for the prestigious New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards were announced this week, recognising the people making IT happen in New Zealand.
Finalists came from a diverse range of background across industry, Government and the education sector. So, who made it through to the finals?
Net Neutrality - could US changes influence NZ?
Net neutrality continues to be undermined by US law, following a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission to repeal regulations created under the Obama administration. In the latest setback, th…
Road Transport Forum pays ransomware, warns others
The Road Transport Forum, a national body set up in 1997 to "responsibly promote and advance the interests of the road transport industry and its member associations" has become the sobering cautionar…
CTO role enters final straight
The government's search for its Chief Technology Officer is back on and the role should be filled by August, says Minister for Communications and IT, Clare Curran.
Who will pay for the user voice in fibre regulation?
With new telco legislation wending its way through Parliament, the Commerce Commission is suggesting a new levy could fund a consumer panel, as well as its own work, when the Telecommunications (New R…
CIO Conference, digital disruption, the Met and OMGTech
The CIO Conference wrapped up last week in Auckland. We sent in an undercover tech head to see how it went.
Brislen on Tech
I remember my first trip to Fieldays in 1983. We'd just arrived in New Zealand (literally only days before) and off we went to see this spectacle of New Zealandness. It rained.
The six-wheel offroa…
Five take-homes from Fieldays
With more than 130,000 people visiting over four days, the annual Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Hamilton is billed as the largest agribusiness event in the Southern Hemisphere.
It has four pillars …
End of an era - Stanners to depart Vodafone
After 13 years at the top, Vodafone New Zealand boss Russell Stanners is stepping down, paving the way for former Spark exec Jason Paris to take the helm later in the year.