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The cost of doing business with NZ Government

Techblog staff. 21 March 2019, 6:50 am

NZRise is repeating its 2016 survey on the cost of doing business with the government via its tender process and wants your help. Please take five minutes or so to fill in the survey - there are only …

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Telcos write open letter to Social Media giants

Techblog Staff. 19 March 2019, 3:25 pm

New Zealand's three largest telcos have written an open letter to the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google after the horrors of last week were uploaded and shared around the world.

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Friday's events in Christchurch

Paul Matthews. 18 March 2019, 4:00 pm

As with all New Zealanders, we at ITP have been shocked by the events that unfolded in Christchurch last Friday. While there is a lot we could say about the event itself, there are no words that haven…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 15 March 2019, 12:23 pm

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

Great news - ITx is coming in 2019! The new ITx Rutherford conference is a more intimate gathering with full ITP and CITRENZ conferences und…

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Women in Health IT conference announced for May

ITP Staff. 11 March 2019, 7:11 am

New Zealand's first Women in Health IT Conference takes place in Auckland on 27 May and hopes to address some of the key issues facing the health IT industry.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 08 March 2019, 3:59 pm

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

ITP is all about developing our people. This week we look at a couple of initiatives in brief - the free and comprehensive advisory service …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 March 2019, 2:00 pm

I fought long and hard, tooth and nail to get a comments section up on Computerworld back in the day. It happened, eventually, after I'd gone but I was delighted. They had comments on all the stories …

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‘Automating Inequality’ author set to visit NZ

Techblog staff. 06 March 2019, 7:59 am

The impact of data mining and other high tech resources on the poorest members of society is the focus of a new book by Virginia Eubanks, who is visiting New Zealand this month to discuss its implicat…

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Chris O'Connell

Paul Brislen. 04 March 2019, 6:12 pm

Chris O'Connell, the stalwart of rural broadband, has died suddenly in Wellington.

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Zoho lands in New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 04 March 2019, 7:21 am

Perhaps India's most famous SaaS company, Zoho, has launched in New Zealand and Australia, setting up an office and hiring the former CIO of The Warehouse to run the region from an office in central A…

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IFIP call for papers for its 2nd annual IoT confernce

ITP Staff. 01 March 2019, 6:00 am

Interest in the Internet of Things (Iot) is heating up and so IFIP is pleased to announce its second annual conference and is asking for papers addressing a number of key issues.IFIP (the Internationa…

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NZ never to rise above digital user: Govt report

Paul Brislen. 27 February 2019, 7:03 am

The New Zealand Productivity Commission has worked with its Australian counterpart to produce a report into the digital sector in both countries and how to develop it and to address any constraints th…

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Up to $7,000 available for women's leadership development

ITP Staff. 22 February 2019, 9:34 am

Women currently working in the IT sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $7,000 to support participation in a leadership development programme. 

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CDO title to disappear, 40% of workforce will partner with ‘bots within the next four years

Louise Francis. 18 February 2019, 7:03 am

Global technology research company IDC has released its 2019 Top 10 digital transformation trends for New Zealand. IDC says that by 2020 at least 55% of NZ organisations will be digitally determined, …

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Big changes to tertiary education: What, why, and impact on the IT industry

Paul Matthews. 15 February 2019, 1:57 pm

A massive shakeup of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP) space has been announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins this week. 

But what are the underlying problems that led to th…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 15 February 2019, 1:00 pm

I made my eldest daughter cry this morning. I told her about the robot on Mars, Opportunity, and how it was finally out of juice.

Only I made the mistake of telling her as I heard it - via Jacob Ma…

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DIA seeks comment on new-look Marketplace

Techblog staff. 14 February 2019, 4:58 pm

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is seeking feedback on its new Marketplace model as it moves away from a traditional panel approach to tendering.

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When is a hack not a hack?

Paul Brislen. 13 February 2019, 8:54 am

The South Canterbury Property Investors' Association collection of the private details of renters is one thing, sharing them with members is something else but exposing them to the internet for all th…

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Australian parliament hack attack

Paul Brislen. 11 February 2019, 11:30 am

Australian politicians are being forced to change their passwords following an attempt to hack the Australian federal parliament's IT system.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 February 2019, 12:00 pm

Tonga is cut off from the internet for two weeks... Huawei may be cut off for good if this carries on... and InternetNZ and Flag Day goes off without too many websites being cut off.

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