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Covid-19's impact on Stats NZ data

Sarah Putt. 02 June 2020, 4:57 pm

Government data is fundamental to everyday decision making in the public and private sector, so it's important to understand the effect the pandemic has had on its collection. Stats NZ has today published an information paper to help users of its service understand the impact of Covid-19 on its data and statistics.

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Big tech's buying spree

Sarah Putt. 26 May 2020, 9:31 am

Not everybody has been hunkered down and waiting it out over lockdown. Some businesses - notably giant tech companies - have been on a buying spree. Or maybe scooping up companies is the kind of BAU that even a global pandemic can't disrupt.

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Waikato Uni first to host national high school esports competition

Sarah Putt. 19 May 2020, 5:04 pm

Esports continues to be an activity that largely takes place under the radar of mainstream attention, despite huge participation in New Zealand and around the world. Waikato University is alive to its potential however, and is this week hosting the New Zealand High School League of Legends Championships.

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Tech's reliance on Taiwan

Sarah Putt. 12 May 2020, 4:53 pm

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused plenty of supply chain issues for global tech companies - or rather it's brought them into sharp relief. The dependence on the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Compa…

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Pros and cons of making remote working permanent

Sarah Putt. 05 May 2020, 1:29 pm

Alert 2 feels so close, less than a week away. Maybe. And with the move back down the alert levels being actively discussed many organisations will be considering when to open up the office - if at a…

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Tech export sector and Covid-19

Sarah Putt. 28 April 2020, 3:25 pm

Can the tech sector help fill the gap in offshore income created by the (temporary) demise of international tourism? A comparison between the two sectors is made by TIN (Technology Investment Network)…

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Tech visions

Sarah Putt. 21 April 2020, 12:07 pm

This week technology entrepreneur Rod Drury is due before the Epidemic Response Committee (parliament's pandemic alternative) to sell his vision for New Zealand. Whether you agree with his ideas, or n…

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Kiwi tech provides mental health support

Sarah Putt. 14 April 2020, 12:11 pm

Three local tech tools designed to provide mental health support to New Zealanders during Covid-19 are receiving Government support. Minister of Health David Clark announced today that the three initi…

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Apple's supply chain - from phones to face shields

Sarah Putt. 07 April 2020, 6:42 pm

The Apple rumour mill seems certain that we can expect a new iPhone (probably 12) in September, or maybe a bit later. Despite repeated disruption to its global supply chain, Apple is apparently on tra…

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Virtual Hi Tech finals

Sarah Putt. 31 March 2020, 6:20 pm

For the first time the announcement of who has made it into the Hi Tech Awards this year was made entirely online. This evening emcee David Downs announced the finalists in each category to a room fil…

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Bubble fun time

Sarah Putt. 26 March 2020, 11:07 am

Now that we are all in a bubble, how do we communicate and have some good old-fashioned fun with other bubbles?

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