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Horizons 2020 tech report signposts the future of tech education

Techblog staff. 10 June 2020, 8:11 am

SIGNAL ICT Graduate School has launched its research report "Horizons 2020, Trends in Technology Education" and is challenging business, government and academia to work together to create the technolo…

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Why are cybersecurity investments failing?

Peter Griffin. 09 June 2020, 10:44 am

Look to the "leaders" when it comes to cybersecurity, says Accenture, as Aussie companies report they are fighting a losing battle on the cybersecurity front.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 05 June 2020, 1:04 pm

COVID has crushed the global economy and it could take years for the world to regain the type of growth we've seen in recent years.

But New Zealand is well placed to start this race at a run - now …

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One bright spot in the tech sales cycle: headphones

Paul Brislen. 03 June 2020, 8:41 am

Sales of smartphones and smart watches are down but one market segment is proving to be buoyant - sales of earbuds and headphones are soaring.

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Brislen on Tech: The fifth estate

Paul Brislen. 29 May 2020, 2:12 pm

Welcome to the new look Brislen on Tech - an in-depth look at one of the big issues in the tech sector. This week, let's take a look at the "fifth estate".

The fourth estate is supposed to hold pow…

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Big tech's buying spree

Sarah Putt. 26 May 2020, 9:31 am

Not everybody has been hunkered down and waiting it out over lockdown. Some businesses - notably giant tech companies - have been on a buying spree. Or maybe scooping up companies is the kind of BAU t…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 22 May 2020, 1:59 pm

The Ministry of Health has launched its COVID tracker app, but does it do what it says?

Zuckerberg takes on Bezos: two men enter, only one will leave.

And the end of an absolute era - Divina Par…

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Waikato Uni first to host national high school esports competition

Sarah Putt. 19 May 2020, 5:04 pm

Esports continues to be an activity that largely takes place under the radar of mainstream attention, despite huge participation in New Zealand and around the world. Waikato University is alive to its…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 15 May 2020, 2:39 pm

Here's this week's Brislen on Tech from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen

The government has announced an end to the 5G auction - now bring on the 5G itself. This year's budget is bigger than any ever r…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 May 2020, 3:00 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

Microsoft is setting up a datacentre region in New Zealand. But what does it actually mean?

How hot is the telco sector right now? No…

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Big tech conferences go online and free

Peter Griffin. 08 May 2020, 11:36 am

Big tech conferences are going online and free for all to attend this year in a move that could change the face of the tech conference forever.

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Pros and cons of making remote working permanent

Sarah Putt. 05 May 2020, 1:29 pm

Alert 2 feels so close, less than a week away. Maybe. And with the move back down the alert levels being actively discussed many organisations will be considering when to open up the office - if at a…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 May 2020, 12:27 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

What does contract tracing actually look like and how will it work? QR Codes vs Bluetooth, but not as we know it.

And show me the mon…

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A plan to help our tech start-ups

Peter Griffin. 30 April 2020, 12:45 pm

It's the lifeblood of tech start-ups, investors' cash that's crucial to seeing companies through until they are generating enough revenue to fund themselves.

The Angel Association has floated some …

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Productivity Commission seeks frontier firm data

Techblog staff. 29 April 2020, 8:01 am

The Productivity Commission has published an issues paper for its inquiry into lifting the performance of New Zealand's "frontier firms", which are our most productive firms and will play a crucial …

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Tech export sector and Covid-19

Sarah Putt. 28 April 2020, 3:25 pm

Can the tech sector help fill the gap in offshore income created by the (temporary) demise of international tourism? A comparison between the two sectors is made by TIN (Technology Investment Network)…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 April 2020, 1:25 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

Nearly there - the COVID-19 tunnel is mostly behind us, unless someone does something monumentally stupid. So what happens next?

And …

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How Covid-19 is set to change tech

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2020, 10:36 pm

Mary Meeker, Silicon Valley's most influential technology analyst is back with a report looking at how Covid-19 will change the tech industry. Here is TechBlog's five-point summary.

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Aussie government takes on social media giants

Paul Brislen. 22 April 2020, 8:09 am

The Australian government has served up a nasty surprise for the social media giants that dominate the paid advertising world - it is drafting a set of rules to govern paying professional news produce…

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Wintec students launch virtual agency and it's free for businesses

Abby Dalgety. 20 April 2020, 5:45 am

There's a saying that something great can come out of a crisis and for Waikato businesses looking for a post-COVID-19 lockdown boost, the "good" could be free communication and marketing services.

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