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Tech industry a major drawcard for NZ university students…

Techblog Staff. 17 February 2020, 7:02 am

Graduates are waking up to the potential of the tech sector in their employment options.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 14 February 2020, 2:30 pm
Update from ITPNZ

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

This week we're very sad to report that ITP Past President, Honorary Fellow and genuinely good person Prof Philip Sallis has passed away. There'll be a service to celebrate his life next Tuesday in Auckland.

Also, an update on our work around Workforce Development Councils as part of the wide Review of Vocational Education, and a refresher on the Maker's Schedule to think about heading into the weekend.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 14 February 2020, 1:00 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

Social media giants have had nearly a year to answer the Christchurch call. So how are they doing?

And we are under attack - the spooks tell us New Zealand is a plumb target for cyber nasties, and we're not just talking about script kiddies any more.

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Record numbers embrace Safer Internet Day in NZ

Techblog staff. 12 February 2020, 9:13 am

Yesterday was Safer Internet Day, an initiative lead by Netsafe that now encompasses organisations across 50 countries.

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Interactive Game Exports Double in Two Years to $200m

Techblog staff. 10 February 2020, 6:48 am

New Zealand interactive game developers earned $203.4 million dollars during the 2019 financial year - double the $99.9m earned only two years earlier in 2017. The success comes from targeting audienc…

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Fake Facebook scams on the rise

Paul Brislen. 03 February 2020, 7:30 am

Scams involving fake Facebook pages appear to be on the rise. 

According to figures from Netsafe, the number of complaints about what it calls "survey/prize" scams the online safety organisation r…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 31 January 2020, 4:53 pm

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

This week we're happy to announce a series of live webinars from ITP, talking about Chartered IT Professional NZ and Certified Technologist …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 31 January 2020, 4:51 pm

Is Huawei going to come out of all this smelling of roses? It's too early to say.

And privacy - it's us versus them but often we are our own worst enemies.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 January 2020, 4:23 pm

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

This week, let's take a look at ITP's certification offerings: Chartered IT Professional NZ (CITPNZ) and Certified Technologist (CTech). Als…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 January 2020, 4:08 pm

In this week's Brislen on Tech:

Jeff Bezos can't remember his iTunes password and conducts business via Whatsapp, or he used to.

Plus, is the Kiwi appetite for investment in tech start-ups fina…

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Spoke Phone raises $7m in Series A funding

Paul Brislen. 22 January 2020, 7:19 am

The year has started with a bang for one Kiwi tech start up. Phone service start-up Spoke Phone has raised $7 million in its Series A funding round.

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