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Five Eyes: Expect more cyberattacks as the Ukraine conflict drags on

Peter Griffin. 26 April 2022, 11:46 am

Russian aligned cybercrime groups are moving into top gear to support their government as the war in Ukraine rages, according to the Five Eyes intelligence and security alliance.

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Griffin on Tech: More ambition please: the verdict on the digital strategy draft

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2022, 11:14 am

As a vision statement for New Zealand's place in the digital world, the Government's draft digital strategy has been given a mixed scorecard at best.

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The man behind 'R' - Ross Ihaka and his number-crunching software

Peter Griffin. 19 April 2022, 11:19 am

When it comes to Kiwis who have had influence in the tech world beyond our shores, it's hard to go past the duo behind the 'R' statistical programming language.

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Griffin on Tech: Media outlets should face Big Tech together

Peter Griffin. 14 April 2022, 2:43 pm

Our media outlets have more chance of addressing the power imbalance with Big Tech if they stick together and bargain collectively.

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Intel pledges to have net-zero emissions by 2040…

Peter Griffin. 14 April 2022, 10:35 am

US computer chip maker Intel has become the latest tech company to declare a net-zero emissions goal, pledging to reach the target for its global operations by 2040.

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Crypto revolution - Ukraine amasses over US$100 million in crypto donations

Peter Griffin. 12 April 2022, 10:39 am

As New Zealand commits $30 million in aid to Ukraine and our military personnel head to Europe to offer non-combat assistance, the embattled country is also drawing support from cryptocurrency owners.

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Big players dominate our fintech scene but fast-growing start-ups are plentiful

Peter Griffin. 07 April 2022, 11:16 am

Fintech is one of the fastest-growing areas of New Zealand's tech scene and generated $1.8 billion in revenue last year.

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Microsoft courts start-ups with free cloud services, skills, intros to VCs

Peter Griffin. 05 April 2022, 12:30 pm

Start-up founders can now tap Microsoft for support in the form of free credits for services and platforms as well as mentorship and skilling opportunities.

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Griffin on Tech: The EU's plan to bring Big Tech into line

Peter Griffin. 01 April 2022, 1:47 pm

The DMA is the most significant internet-related regulation introduced in the last years and it will have implications all over the globe.

Rather than pursuing these companies through the courts fo…

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Reward us on impact, not hours worked - Kiwi employees

Peter Griffin. 31 March 2022, 9:16 am

A third of New Zealand business leaders claim to be rethinking how to measure their organisation's productivity as their staff put a higher value on relationships and results over hours worked.

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Southland's data centre plans ramp up

Peter Griffin. 29 March 2022, 9:56 am

Its cool temperatures and access to abundant renewable energy make Southland an ideal site for power-hungry data centres.

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Griffin on Tech: Auckland could become a mecca for innovation - here's how

Peter Griffin. 25 March 2022, 1:28 pm

Could Auckland become an innovation mecca? Sir Peter Gluckman thinks so.

But the city has some barriers to overcome.

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The Okta hack and software supply chain security hazards

Peter Griffin. 24 March 2022, 10:47 am

The okta security breach is another reminder of the complexities of the software supply chain and the potential for security lapses along the way.

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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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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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Griffin on Tech: Ukraine's tech community goes to war

Peter Griffin. 04 March 2022, 4:42 pm

Ukraine's tech-savvy workforce has mobilised to thwart the Russian invasion and helped gain international support for the embattled nation.

What role has the tech community played in these extraord…

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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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