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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

[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 pa…

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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.

The…

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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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Can Microsoft tame the Dragon with Nuance acquisition?

Peter Griffin. 13 April 2021, 10:06 am

Microsoft's flurry of acquisitions continues this week with the US$19.7 billion purchase of natural language and AI speech leader Nuance.

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ITx Innovation Days - CFP and Sponsorship Opportunities

ITP Team. 09 April 2021, 2:27 pm

Have you heard? The ITx conference is coming to you this year, with ITx Innovation Day conferences all around New Zealand in July.

The CFP is now open - come and speak at your local ITx Innovation …

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Major software conferences stay virtual for another year

Peter Griffin. 08 April 2021, 7:11 am

In a reminder that Covid-19 remains a grave threat to human health around the world, Microsoft, Google and Apple have all opted for a new round of virtual developer gatherings.

In New Zealand, more…

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Fair use defence prevails in Google-Oracle battle over computer code

Peter Griffin. 06 April 2021, 8:49 am

Google has triumphed at the US Supreme Court in a long-running court case with rival Oracle the outcome of which has major implications for the software industry.

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Facebook gives option to ditch algorithmic ranking

Peter Griffin. 01 April 2021, 10:33 am

Facebook is launching new tools to allow users better control over what they see in their newsfeeds as the company pushes back on claims it is a polarizing platform.

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Binge-able TV - just how much Netflix do Kiwis watch?

Peter Griffin. 30 March 2021, 9:43 am

The pandemic has been good for streaming video services and Kiwis are big consumers of Netflix, spending on average 51 days watching the service since signing up.

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Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 29 March 2021, 11:55 am

Here's a bumper update for this week!

Firstly, do come and join Ants Dowling and me as we travel the country doing a quick update on ITP activities and strategy. It'll be great to catch up and see …

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IoT, 5G and sensor networks feature in Spark's new innovation studio

Peter Griffin. 25 March 2021, 10:32 am

Spark has opened an innovation studio to showcase emerging technologies it sees as increasingly important to its business case for 5G and its own dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) network.

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It's official: the pandemic led to booming PC sales, but shortages took the shine off

Peter Griffin. 23 March 2021, 9:13 am

PC shipments jumped 12.3% last year as Covid-19 lockdowns sparked a flurry of device buying.

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