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Griffin on Tech: A vote for an open internet

Peter Griffin. 30 September 2022, 12:32 pm

This week's election of a new head of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) should have drawn little interest beyond the geeky world of telecommunications and networking...

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Bali is the go-to destination for digital nomads

Peter Griffin. 29 September 2022, 9:25 am

Thinking of taking your tech skills on the road now that the border is open and the world is in a post-pandemic hurry to get back to business?

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Sky details its long-awaited set-top box upgrades

Peter Griffin. 27 September 2022, 3:26 pm

Pay TV provider Sky has two new devices coming to market that will bring its services up to the standard avid TV streamers now expect.

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Griffin on Tech: Can Salesforce deliver on its green dream?

Peter Griffin. 23 September 2022, 12:24 pm

Dreamforce 2022 saw the Salesforce tech fest return in fine fashion. But can the company keep up its rapid growth while embracing sustainability?

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Former US treasury secretary: There will be no soft landing

Peter Griffin. 23 September 2022, 6:22 am

All signs point toward the US heading into recession and China's massive property market is struggling. The result is likely to be more uncertainty in 2023.

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Salesforce debuts Net Zero Marketplace for carbon credits 

Peter Griffin. 22 September 2022, 5:47 am

Users of the Salesforce CRM platform now have an easy place to source trusted providers of carbon credits to offset their emissions-generating activities.

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Salesforce’s bid to make Slack your ‘digital HQ’

Peter Griffin. 21 September 2022, 2:19 am

Slack has added a canvas feature to its popular messaging and collaboration platform, giving users one place to add information and workflows essential to their day-to-day work.

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Griffin on Tech: We have a digital strategy. Now what?

Peter Griffin. 16 September 2022, 1:13 pm

It isn't hugely ambitious, but the Digital Strategy is a start. It gives anyone interested in the digital sector a reference point to understand what is going on to bolster trust, inclusion and growth…

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Kordia’s bid to boost cyber skills

Peter Griffin. 14 September 2022, 5:02 pm

State-owned telecommunications and tech company Kordia is set to run its second Cyber Academy offering the chance to upskill in cyber security skills in a six-week intensive course.

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Translation project to bring more te reo Māori to mainstream news reports

Peter Griffin. 13 September 2022, 12:21 pm

A machine learning tech partnership aims to make it easier for mainstream media outlets to make more content available in te reo Māori.

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Griffin on Tech: The Queen had a powerful message: embrace tech, keep your humanity

Peter Griffin. 09 September 2022, 11:22 am

Queen Elizabeth II was enthusiastic about the advent of new technology, but reminded us regularly that it wouldn't fundamentally solve our problems or change how we relate to each other.

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AI, smart sensors, robotics feature in $236.5 million Endeavour funding round

Peter Griffin. 08 September 2022, 3:17 pm

Artificial intelligence, smart sensors and robotics feature in projects funded as part of the Government's $236.5 million Endeavour Fund research grants.

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Many farmers don’t see value in digital technologies

Peter Griffin. 06 September 2022, 1:48 pm

When it comes to using digital technologies to become more efficient producers, 41% of growers and farmers don't see much value in using digital technologies to run their businesses.

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The 86 million: micro credentials key to tackling digital skills shortages

Peter Griffin. 01 September 2022, 9:15 am

There are around 86 million people across seven countries in the Asia Pacific region that will need digital skills training - in the next year.

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Big tech names invest in Atomic.io

Peter Griffin. 30 August 2022, 12:44 pm

A who's who of New Zealand veteran tech investors have backed Wellington start-up Atomic.io in a series A investment round that raised $4.5 million.

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Griffin on Tech: Zuckerberg still doesn’t get it

Peter Griffin. 26 August 2022, 1:39 pm

Joe Rogan meets Mark Zuckerberg, on a podcast, talking for over three hours. Can you think of anything worse?

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The metaverse isn’t here yet, but it already has a long history

Tom Boellstorff. 24 August 2022, 10:07 pm

There's a lot of hype about the Metaverse, but the movement to build an expansive virtual world has a long history and one we should learn from.

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Govt: online safe code won't deflect regulation

Peter Griffin. 23 August 2022, 12:45 pm

NetSafe's heavily criticised online safety code also appears to have also raised concerns in the Government.

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Griffin on Tech: Open sesame on algorithms

Peter Griffin. 19 August 2022, 2:08 pm

China is requiring its tech companies to supply details about the algorithms they use. We should do the same.

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Australia kills its COVIDSafe app. What went wrong?

By Stan Karanasios and Alemayehu Molla. 18 August 2022, 11:31 am

What the the lessons from Australia's failed COVIDSafe app? Independent experts explain what went wrong and what we can learn from it.

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