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ELECTION 2020: time to dust off electronic voting?

Ian Apperley. 05 October 2020, 4:12 pm
ELECTION 2020: time to dust off electronic voting?

Voter turn out, voting sanctity, votes for important issues. Every election cycle we consider the best ways to vote and how to ensure we encourage rather than restrict voting. But along with voting age, length of parliamentary terms and all the rest come the question of online or e-voting. A guest post from Ian Apperley.

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Election 2020: A forgotten technology industry

Ian Apperley. 24 August 2020, 5:00 am
Election 2020: A forgotten technology industry

We're the second largest earner for the country yet the upcoming election is largely silent on the tech sector. Show us your policies, shouts Ian Apperley in a guest post.

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Fortress New Zealand: NZ Tech Industry in a post-COVID world

Ian Apperley. 12 August 2020, 5:00 am
Fortress New Zealand: NZ Tech Industry in a post-COVID world

New Zealand could be the data and computing Switzerland of the south, minus COVID. We should consider investing less in traditional infrastructure such as roads, and far more in technology infrastructure such as data centres. We should make it easier for global technology companies to move all or part of their companies to be based in New Zealand, spreading them geographically across the country.
A guest post from Ian Apperley.

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What is 'digital transformation'?

Ian Apperley. 13 November 2019, 6:58 am

Every year there's a new buzzword and the latest cab off that rank is "digital transformation". But does it just mean "buy my kit" or is there more to it? Wellington-based IT commentator Ian Apperley …

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Who broke the tech sector while I was gone?

Ian Apperley. 30 October 2019, 5:00 am

Occasional guest poster Ian Apperley has been absent from the scene for a while but now he's back with some reckons.

I realised the other day that it has been two and a half years since I last wrot…

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Research and development (still) needs an overhaul

Ian Apperley. 31 July 2017, 6:56 am

R&D spending simply isn't delivering what we'd hope to see. Government spending is on par with our competitors but private spending simply isn't there, which raises the question: what can we do to dri…

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Technology Education Policy in Election 2017

Ian Apperley. 26 July 2017, 7:18 am

In the lead-up to the election, Ian Apperley takes a closer look at policy considerations. This post: education.

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Turn up the heat…

Ian Apperley. 24 July 2017, 6:35 am

Before I drift into spurious opinion on how government can better support the technology sector, I thought I'd start with the challenges that we are currently are facing. The issue is that the current…

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Show us your policies

Ian Apperley. 17 July 2017, 6:57 am

There's an election coming - Guest Post from Ian Apperley with what the parties are offering in terms of ICT policy

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Accelerating Public Cloud for Government V 2.0

Ian Apperley. 11 October 2016, 5:30 am

Last week, Damien Steel-Baker wrote an excellent piece in the last week on Government acceleration of public cloud. He highlights the issues well and I wanted to chime in with my own view.

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Is Kiwi Culture holding back Tech?

Ian Apperley. 31 August 2016, 12:21 pm

Culture is a difficult thing to define. While culture lends us a sense of self and our place in the world, sometimes our cultural foibles can hold us back. Ian Apperley has been asking people what cul…

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