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Paul Brislen. 13 December 2019, 4:00 pm

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.

This week's Brislen on Tech looks back to the year that was, and forwards to what to expect in 2020.

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Mobile wars: 5G starts to come together

Paul Brislen. 02 December 2019, 5:00 am

The race to 5G is well and truly on with both Vodafone and Spark claiming firsts to market.

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Paul Brislen. 29 November 2019, 4:00 pm

Leadership and culture came to town this week with a visiting head of state... sort of.

And why is it that transport can't seem to get tech right? Perhaps they should take a leaf out of Dunedin City Council's approach to the problem.

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The internet is broken, its founder wants to fix it

Sarah Putt. 28 November 2019, 8:39 pm

Imagine if your legacy changed the world forever but not in a way you had hoped. That is a summation of the position that Tim Berners-Lee, the Inventor of the Internet, says he is in right now. But he…

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Rules are made to be broken

Mike Riversdale. 20 November 2019, 7:19 am

Some rules are made to be broken. A guest post from Wellington man, Mike Riversdale

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What is the hidden cost of 5G?

Mandy Henk. 18 November 2019, 5:00 am

While some argue that 5G deployments should be stopped on health grounds, guest blogger Mandy Henk argues that it should be reconsidered for another reason entirely - climate change.

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What is 'digital transformation'?

Ian Apperley. 13 November 2019, 6:58 am

Every year there's a new buzzword and the latest cab off that rank is "digital transformation". But does it just mean "buy my kit" or is there more to it? Wellington-based IT commentator Ian Apperley …

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What does open government mean for digital transformation?

Pia Andrews. 06 November 2019, 5:00 am

Openness is a critical tenet for democracy. It enables transparency, which enables accountability, which in turn drives better public outcomes and ideally a useful check and balance on power. But open…

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New report says non profits struggle with tech

Paul Brislen. 04 November 2019, 5:00 am

Fully 64% of not-for-profit organisations describe themselves as "less than satisfied" with the way they use technology, and 54% of staff are "not confident" or only "a bit confident" when using new t…

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Paul Brislen. 01 November 2019, 4:00 pm

Happy birthday to the TIN report - 15 years of data and what a bumper year we've had. It was released this week and shows some great results.

Plus, Facebook gets egg on its face over donuts... And …

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Who broke the tech sector while I was gone?

Ian Apperley. 30 October 2019, 5:00 am

Occasional guest poster Ian Apperley has been absent from the scene for a while but now he's back with some reckons.

I realised the other day that it has been two and a half years since I last wrot…

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