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Orion Health asks for probe into "scandalous" Covid IT spend

Peter Griffin. 06 May 2021, 12:25 pm

 Tech leader and Orion Health chief executive Ian McCrae has requested the Auditor General undertake an audit review of Ministry of Health IT decisions.

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Dell sells Boomi for US$4 billion

Paul Brislen. 05 May 2021, 11:56 am

Dell is selling its integration arm Boomi after 11 years of ownership.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 04 May 2021, 2:00 pm
Quick ITP update and upcoming events

[From Tuesday] I met recently with digital minister Hon David Clark to talk through many of the challenges facing the digital and tech sector, including the skills pathway work we're undertaking as part of the Transformation Plan. It was a good discussion and will lead to some good work.

Also, don't forget, nominations are open for the NZ Excellence in IT Awards currently! The EXes unashamedly celebrate the people and teams who make tech work in our sector. Through these awards, we aim to find the people that really are making a difference rather than just the company they work for. But we need your help finding them!

Nominations also open for ITP Branch Committees today, and I hope you're registered for our update event in a few weeks - look forward to seeing you there!

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Bitcoin is booming, but other crypto currencies claiming more of the market

Peter Griffin. 04 May 2021, 9:40 am

As Bitcoin hovers around the US$57,000 mark, the cryptocurrency's share of the market's value has dropped below 50% for the first time as rival currencies gain traction.

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Your phone can now serve as a earthquake early warning system

Peter Griffin. 29 April 2021, 9:46 am

Google's earthquake early warning system uses the accelerometer in Android smartphones and could give people precious seconds to take cover for a sizeable shake.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 27 April 2021, 2:58 pm

[From Tuesday] So what are the NZ Excellence in IT Awards, known as the EXes, and why do we bother? After all, there are some really brilliant awards programmes already happening in our sector.


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Apple shores up support at home with US$430 billion investment plan

Peter Griffin. 27 April 2021, 9:59 am

Facing regulator scrutiny of its App Store policies and growing tech rivalry between the US and China, Apple is doubling down at home with plans to add 20,000 jobs across the US.

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EU plan to impose massive fines for "unacceptable" use of artificial intelligence

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2021, 10:24 am

The European Union is proposing sweeping regulation of artificial intelligence systems as it identifies "high risk" areas where the technology could harm its citizens.

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GovTech to tackle sustainability in 2021 accelerator round

Peter Griffin. 20 April 2021, 8:50 am

Local and central government agencies will focus on the four pillars of sustainability - environmental, social, cultural, and economic, in this year's 13-week NZ GovTech Accelerator programme.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 19 April 2021, 3:13 pm

There's so much going on at ITP at the moment; you'll be seeing lots of different emails and posts about how to get involved in various activities.

So I thought I'd take a few minutes to outline so…

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NZ Excellence in IT Awards: Nominations now open

ITP Team. 16 April 2021, 3:58 pm

We're super excited to announce that nominations are now open for the NZ Excellence in IT Awards, the awards that recognise the people making such a difference in tech.

The New Zealand Excellence i…

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