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How to name a start-up

Sarah Putt. 12 February 2019, 8:39 am

A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but will it be as successful? And, so we turn to the vexed question of what's in a name and why coming up with one can be the hardest first task for a st…

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Termination for convenience in ICT contracts: It isn’t always that convenient

Buddle Findlay team. 11 February 2019, 7:00 am

When ICT projects fail (and it has been reported in the past that two thirds of projects in New Zealand are failing) the customer's first reaction is often to look at terminating for breach. However…

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AI bigger than the internet, maybe

Sarah Putt. 07 February 2019, 7:29 am

Will AI be bigger than the internet? Will it be bigger than blockchain, which may also turn out to be bigger than the internet? And when did "bigger than the internet" become a thing anyway?

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NZ in 2040 - Callaghan Innovation's Challenge

Sarah Putt. 05 February 2019, 9:55 am

The eve of Waitangi Day is as good a time as any to ponder what the country will be like in 20 years' time - or more to the point, what we want it to be like. Callaghan Innovation sought the views of …

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Giving up Facebook is not so bad

Sarah Putt. 31 January 2019, 9:18 am

The month of new year's resolutions is coming to an end, and those who chose a Facebook detox are likely to have found it beneficial to their social wellbeing. That's according to researchers at New Y…

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End of the line for Pond

Paul Brislen. 21 January 2019, 4:04 pm

It started with a hiss and a roar but it sounds very much as though Network 4 Learning's experiment in online collaboration - Pond - has dried up.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 18 January 2019, 1:34 pm

A new year dawns, 12 months stretch out ahead of us and if we enjoy summer for a while we might get to have a second one at the end of the year to really cheer ourselves up.

But what of the tech wo…

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Shopping mall not topped by online sales - yet

Sarah Putt. 15 January 2019, 5:18 pm

Online shopping hasn't quite delivered the killer blow to bricks and mortar retail, if the rise in building consents for commercial buildings such as shopping malls is any indication.

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Top ten in tech for 2018

Sarah Putt. 18 December 2018, 9:09 am

Definitely not the greatest year for technology, but maybe not the worst. Here's my list (in no particular order) of the top ten tech news stories for 2018.

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Social media in the spotlight for the wrong reasons

Paul Brislen. 17 December 2018, 7:59 am

Facebook leaks yet more information - this time giving app developers access to photos they shouldn't have had - and Google is under fire for breaching New Zealand name suppression orders, something i…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 14 December 2018, 4:59 pm

What a year it's been. Political interference, security breaches, loss of faith, dawn raids, senate hearings, dropping shareholder value and that's just for Facebook.

What does it all mean and can…

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CIO upfront: Inside a different kind of IT bootcamp

Sunit Prakash. 10 December 2018, 8:01 am

I have been mentoring ICT professionals - new graduates, migrants - for years.

And, with apologies to the original Kiwi Landing Pad based in San Francisco which helps New Zealand companies gain a…

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What's the point of a warranty period in a SaaS contract?

Buddle Findlay. 05 December 2018, 6:29 am

What's the point of a warranty period in a SaaS contract?

We are increasingly seeing significant gaps between suppliers and customers of SaaS contracts in relation to their expectations about the …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 November 2018, 4:30 pm

This week I thought I'd rejoin Facebook just so I could quit again in rage. Something really needs to be done to rein in a company that has combined the utter decimation of the media landscape with th…

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Future of Work - update

Sarah Putt. 13 November 2018, 9:42 am

With the latest labour market statistics showing that the unemployment rate has fallen to 3.9%, you might wonder why anyone with bother with a Future of Work Forum, but the Labour Government seems det…

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Fibre: Finish the Job

Hamish MacEwan. 07 November 2018, 8:12 am

How much simpler, cost-efficient and effective would the services and support you deliver to New Zealand households be if you could assume fibre availability the way you assume roads, electricity and …

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Focus on cyber security puts Huawei under the spotlight

Paul Brislen. 05 November 2018, 5:32 am

Pressure is mounting on the New Zealand government to follow Australia and the United States' lead in banning Chinese equipment maker Huawei from building next generation cellphone networks in this co…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 19 October 2018, 3:00 pm

We remember when the future was cool. The Sky is falling ... for Sky. And Goods and Service Tax will be applied to every item you buy online - will this change the world of retail for ever?

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R&D spend under the spotlight

Sarah Putt. 18 October 2018, 9:11 am

The latest New Zealand's R&D performance report shows that investment in innovation continues to be weighted towards the manufacturing and primary sectors, that business expenditure on R&D is low (but…

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A better tomorrow requires change today

Pia Andrews. 17 October 2018, 8:33 am

Pia Andrews is known to many in the New Zealand digital space as a thought leader in terms of governments and the use of digital technology.

Currently based in Australia, Andrews is the executive d…

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