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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 24 November 2020, 5:52 pm
Quick ITP update and upcoming events

The Steering Group for the skills component of the Industry Transformation Plan has kicked off, with a very awesome group of people helping steer the future plan for skills in Digital Tech.

Plus, all eligible members should now have received an invitation to get a mentor, be a mentor, or both! This is a really core part of professional development and we hope you're considering taking it up.

And check out the next ITP Thursday Live Webinar, featuring Chorus' head of network strategy talking through the future of connectivity in NZ.

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The abortive attempt to make Silicon Valley work from home

Peter Griffin. 24 November 2020, 10:45 am

California's Bay Area tech workers may be working from home during Covid-19, but a plan to make that permanent hasn't gone down so well.

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Apple buckles on App Store commission... but only for the little fish

Peter Griffin. 20 November 2020, 2:57 pm

Apple will cut in half the commission it takes from software developers selling apps in its App Store, but only for developers with revenue of up to US$1 million a year.

A battle with bigger developers over commission rate and payment policies continues, with no end in sight.

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Nominations close for ITP President and Deputy President TODAY

ITP Team. 20 November 2020, 2:56 pm

Nominations are currently open for ITP's national President and Deputy President, however close at midnight tonight.

The ITP President chairs the National Board, the governance body responsible for…

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Brislen on Tech: TIN200 - what a year

Paul Brislen. 20 November 2020, 12:58 pm

The year has been rightly labelled a shocker, with economic downturn, societal upheaval and the health sector stretched to breaking point.

But for the tech industry, 2020 will be remembered for som…

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From strength to strength: ICT sector booms in 2020

Techblog Staff. 18 November 2020, 12:47 pm

The New Zealand tech sector is growing in leaps and bounds, creating high-paying jobs and bringing in more export revenue than ever before, says the TIN Tech Pulse 2020 report.

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Github builds war chest to fight copyright claims, reverses takedown decision

Peter Griffin. 17 November 2020, 10:05 am

A move by Github to support software developers fight copyright-infringement claims has been welcomed by the open-source software community.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 16 November 2020, 4:28 pm

[From Monday] It's been a couple of very busy weeks at ITP. One activity last week included heading along to the Whitireia and Weltec Final Project Showcase for IT students, and as always, I came away…

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COVID-19 related scams on the rise…

Techblog Staff. 16 November 2020, 3:07 pm

It's Fraud Awareness Week which is timely because reports of fraudulent activity rose by 73% in the April-June period. The key driver seems to be COVID-19.

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Brislen on Tech: Tender is the night

Paul Brislen. 13 November 2020, 2:24 pm

Government is the single biggest buyer of ICT products and services in the land, yet all too often it ends up buying expensive kit that doesn't meet the bill.

Why is this and how can government do…

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Tech Media Panel - 13 November 2020

TechBlog Team. 13 November 2020, 2:10 pm

Here’s this week’s Tech Media Panel, with ITP CEO Paul Matthews hosting Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin from

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