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One million Kiwi workers need digital upskilling in the next year alone - AWS

Peter Griffin. 22 March 2022, 1:18 pm

New Zealand faces a serious deficit in digital skills that will require one million workers, 35% of the workforce, to be upskilled in the next 12 months, as rapid digital transformation creates the ne…

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Griffin on Tech: The PM is off to the US to spruik our tech

Peter Griffin. 18 March 2022, 10:56 am

The PM will head to the US in May in a bid to push Kiwi tech to the world's most sought-after market.

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Plenty of critical tech worker visas still up for grabs

Peter Griffin. 17 March 2022, 7:55 am

The tech class exception to border restrictions for highly skilled tech workers has received strong interest, but there are plenty of visas still to be allocated.

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ITP's new leader honoured at CIO Awards

Peter Griffin. 15 March 2022, 11:00 am

New ITP NZ chief executive Victoria MacLennan has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to business and technology in New Zealand in the annual CIO Awards.

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Griffin on Tech: The gender pay gap and the tech companies owning up to it

Peter Griffin. 11 March 2022, 2:50 pm

A handful of tech companies are being open and transparent about their efforts to close the gender pay gap. So how are they doing, and how's our industry overall?

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Celebrating our awesome wāhine working in tech

Digital Future Aotearoa. 08 March 2022, 4:57 pm

The Digital Future Aotearoa team is made up of some amazing wāhine, many of whom never thought they'd end up working in tech. On International Women's Day we celebrate our wāhine in tech.

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Telco sector proof of difference real competition can make - TCF

Peter Griffin. 08 March 2022, 3:30 pm

The Commerce Commission has proposed a wholesale regime to improve competition in the groceries market but has stopped short of recommending the sweeping changes the telco sector has been through.

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Government cloud contract a 'big win for data sovereignty' - Catalyst

Peter Griffin. 03 March 2022, 9:00 am

Catalyst Cloud has won an all-of-government contract with the Department of Internal Affairs that the company says removes longstanding barriers around the IT procurement process.

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Scholarships in memory of a lost tech leader

Peter Griffin. 01 March 2022, 2:27 pm

A scholarship has been established to honour the memory of former Kordia CEO Scott Bartlett and assist Waikato University students pursuing leadership roles in computer science and engineering.

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Griffin on Tech: The web is awash with misinformation and Kiwis are worried

Peter Griffin. 25 February 2022, 5:37 pm

Kiwis are increasingly worried about the spread of misinformation and hate speech online as the anti-mandate protests surface a host of weird and wonderful conspiracy theories.

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Microsoft extends its Defender security platform to cover Google Cloud

Peter Griffin. 24 February 2022, 10:32 am

Microsoft has recognised the multi-cloud reality and extended its Defender security platform to cover AWS and now Google Cloud too.

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NZ-founded venture capital firm launches fund for Web3 projects

Peter Griffin. 22 February 2022, 9:37 am

A venture capital firm co-founded by New Zealand entrepreneur Derek Handley, has launched Aera Force, a DAO (distributed autonomous organisation) to fund blockchain and other Web3 projects that tackle…

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New ITP CEO Announced

Anthony Dowling. 21 February 2022, 4:52 pm

Following an extensive search and recruitment process, the National Board of IT Professionals NZ is excited to announce the appointment of Victoria MacLennan as its next CEO.

Victoria MacLennan com…

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2Degrees urges you to regulate your screen time

Peter Griffin. 17 February 2022, 9:26 am

Nearly half of New Zealand adults have the desire to better balance their use of technology according to mobile network operator 2Degrees, which has released a new app to help people log off more ofte…

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We now have a draft plan for the digital sector - have your say on it

Peter Griffin. 15 February 2022, 9:25 am

After a lengthy period of development, the draft industry transformation plan (ITP) for the digital technologies sector is finally ready for your feedback.

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Smarter phones? The king of the Androids unveils its new line-up

Peter Griffin. 10 February 2022, 9:58 am

Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S22 smartphone range this morning, continuing the theme of incremental evolution that has become the signature of a maturing smartphone market.

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The Nvidia - Arm chipmaker mega-merger is officially dead

Peter Griffin. 09 February 2022, 10:25 am

Regulators all over the world raised concerns about the implications of the deal for the global chip market.

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Griffin on Tech: Going Rogan - what to learn from Spotify's woes and Wordle's acquisition

Peter Griffin. 04 February 2022, 4:31 pm

Exclusivity is everything in digital content, but what if your exclusive content is accused of misinformation?

Joe Rogan has certainly been an experience for Spotify - but who's in the right?

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Beyond the 'Geat Resignation' - the hybrid tech workforce in 2022

Peter Griffin. 01 February 2022, 11:40 am

Company culture has failed to fully adapt to the new reality of hybrid work, posing the risk of more tech talent walking out the door in search of more "meaningful work".

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Griffin on Tech: The fear index: A reality check for the tech dreamers

Peter Griffin. 28 January 2022, 2:32 pm

[ICYMI from last week] Those two words starting with 'i' - interest and inflation - have spooked markets in general but taken a bigger toll on tech-related stocks and digital assets.

Is this the be…

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