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The Future is Open - Changing the way scholarship and science is shared in NZ

Mandy Henk. 11 November 2019, 6:33 am
The Future is Open - Changing the way scholarship and science is shared in NZ

Taxpayer funded research that could be improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders is being locked behind paywalls due to a profit-focused approach to academic publishing, says open access advocacy group Tohatoha NZ. CEO Mandy Henk outlines why we should care and what can be done about it.

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New report says non profits struggle with tech.

Paul Brislen. 04 November 2019, 5:00 am

Fully 64% of not-for-profit organisations describe themselves as "less than satisfied" with the way they use technology, and 54% of staff are "not confident" or only "a bit confident" when using new technology.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 01 November 2019, 5:01 pm
Update from ITPNZ

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

It's Friday already! It certainly seems to come around fast on the short weeks.

This week we had the ITP National Board Meeting on Wednesday, with a review of progress against the Annual Plan for the year and a bunch of other matters.

Operationally, most of the focus of the last 2-3 months has been on ITx Rutherford, Tahi Rua Toru Tech (and the 10 regional finals), the APEC/SEARCC Regional Skills Project (see below), the review of ICT Qualifications, and a heap of "business as usual" activities.

It's also great to see a steady increase of ITP professional members this year, increasing 9% so far in 2019. That's 9% net - so over and above attrition - and the number of Chartered IT Professionals and Certified Technologists has also increased at a similar level, which is awesome.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 November 2019, 4:00 pm

Happy birthday to the TIN report - 15 years of data and what a bumper year we've had. It was released this week and shows some great results.

Plus, Facebook gets egg on its face over donuts... And …

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TIN report shows tech export sector in good heart

Sarah Putt. 31 October 2019, 11:10 pm

The annual Technology Investment Group (TIN) ranking of New Zealand's top tech exporters shows the sector is continuing to experience strong growth. Highlights from the TIN Report were provided during…

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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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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 25 October 2019, 5:24 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

Wow, what an absolutely amazing few days at ITx Rutherford 2019 in Nelson.

Our speakers have all been brilliant and as always, the thing t…

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Defections take the wind out of Libra's crypto-sails

Paul Brislen. 14 October 2019, 7:24 am

Facebook's first foray into crypto currency, Libra, appears to be if not entirely dead then at least severely wounded, following the withdrawal of a host of key participants.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 11 October 2019, 4:01 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

Wow, what an absolutely amazing few days at ITx Rutherford 2019 in Nelson.

Our speakers have all been brilliant and as always, the thing t…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 11 October 2019, 3:05 pm

this week from ITP TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

A sporting contest between broadcasting and the internet - who will win? No end in sight to live streaming's dark side.

And has Facebook given up…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 04 October 2019, 3:29 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

So ITx Rutherford 2019 is almost here! Next week in fact. But it's not too late to go, and I've outlined 5 things to think about it you're st…

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