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Industry convergence to drive cybersecurity spending: Report

Techblog staff. 12 April 2021, 5:10 pm

Cyber-security is set to grow to an estimated $US68 billion by 2030 according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.

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Brislen on Tech: The main trunk line

Paul Brislen. 09 April 2021, 2:33 pm

How do we reduce our carbon footprint, improve productivity, reduce housing costs and improve our work-life balance?

With infrastructure like fibre of course, but also with a much older technology.

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Brislen on Tech: Awards Season is upon us

Paul Brislen. 01 April 2021, 3:44 pm

Next week, nominations open for the 2021 New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards, the NZ Open Source Awards nominations opened yesterday, and the finalists for the NZ Hi-Tech Awards were announced at an event simul-cast in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch last night.

So how are we faring and as an industry, especially in a year so impacted by Covid?

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Brislen on Tech: Rarely seen

Paul Brislen. 12 March 2021, 12:56 pm

Rare earth minerals are needed to help power our electronic devices and so much more besides.

From magnets to windscreens, they are essential to our way of life, but China controls around 80% of t…

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Brislen on Tech: RIP Covid Card

Paul Brislen. 05 March 2021, 12:39 pm

For many, the Covid Card was the solution to all our Covid ills, but for other it was state surveillance writ large.

Much like battle plans, product development doesn't always survive the first co…

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InternetNZ: annual study reveals new concerns about the internet

Techblog Staff. 01 March 2021, 3:58 pm

New research released today by InternetNZ shows that many New Zealanders are extremely concerned about the Internet being a forum for extremist material, hate speech and fake news. 

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Brislen on Tech: RIP the nation state

Paul Brislen. 26 February 2021, 11:25 am

As citizens we have rights and can elect a parliament to reflect who we are.

But what do we do when that parliament can no longer control the biggest companies in the world? Are we now destined to…

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Revealed: Kiwis online behaviours

Paul Brislen. 15 February 2021, 7:23 am

The annual Hootsuite We Are Social digital report suggests Kiwis spent a lot of time online last year. But with COVID restrictions, working from home and the advent of decent streaming services, is it…

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Brislen on Tech: Shop til you drop

Paul Brislen. 12 February 2021, 11:00 am

If COVID has taught us anything it's that online shopping is the way of the future. But the retail experience is really important to many shoppers and seems unlikely to go away.

So what does shopp…

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More trouble for Google from Australian regulators

Paul Brislen. 10 February 2021, 8:44 am

Australia's competition watchdog has released an interim report into the digital advertising market in Australia that suggests Google has near-monopoly power and the industry as a whole needs more tra…

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Facebook forced to rethink Groups

Paul Brislen. 02 February 2021, 5:00 am

The introduction of Groups was supposed to make Facebook a kinder, more considered place where like minded people could discuss their hobbies. What Facebook didn't realise was it was creating a safe s…

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