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Predictions are tricky, especially when they're about the future, but we have a look at where to next for the telecommunications network providers and frankly, the writing is on the wall.
Productivity Commission ponders four futures
"The future's not ours to see," sang Doris Day, but the Productivity Commission doesn't appear to have been listening. It has released an 82-page issues paper titled Technological Change and the futur…
Insurance might be a sector that cultivates an image of steady, stable and long-term security but what's happening in the Insurance Technology area is anything but staid. That's according to a new sur…
Which city is tops for EV ownership?
Of all the cities in all of New Zealand, which one do you think would boast the highest proportion of electric vehicles. You can take your pick from (in alphabetical order): Auckland, Christchurch, Du…
Brislen on Tech
Sir Paul Callaghan said we need to build an environment where talent wants to live, where we have 100 companies at the $1 billion mark that aren't farms, and that we absolutely can build this second s…
Making sense of the Census
The numbers are in and they don't look good for this year's Census results. The move to an online format hasn't been a stunning success, so where to for the next one?
Nine unicorns down, many more to come
Callaghan Innovation says we have nine billion-dollar businesses in the tech sector, stretching from milk production to rocket ships and plenty in between.
PCs go the way of phones
We used to clamour to get our hands on the latest device. Tech media that is. Even if you weren't that interested in the latest phone or PC, it was a point of pride to be in the know.
Brislen on Tech
Privacy. It's one of those things that you may not realise is important until you've lost it. Once it's gone, there's no getting it back. Once your mother's maiden name or your first pet's name is out…
Scams and fraud up in Q4 says CERT
Kiwis are falling for online scams to the tune of $14 million last year, up from the year before, according to the government Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).
IFIP call for papers for its 2nd annual IoT confernce
Interest in the Internet of Things (Iot) is heating up and so IFIP is pleased to announce its second annual conference and is asking for papers addressing a number of key issues.IFIP (the Internationa…
Business Innovation Forum 2019: The Year Ahead
Join IDC and TUANZ as they present the latest ICT research at the Business Innovation Forum 2019: The Year Ahead.
CDO title to disappear, 40% of workforce will partner with ‘bots within the next four years
Global technology research company IDC has released its 2019 Top 10 digital transformation trends for New Zealand. IDC says that by 2020 at least 55% of NZ organisations will be digitally determined, …
Tweeting te reo Māori
While most of us have been enjoying the long hot summer, researchers at Waikato University have been analysing millions of tweets to determine how te reo Māori is being used on the social media site.
How to name a start-up
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…
Termination for convenience in ICT contracts: It isn’t always that convenient
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…
AI bigger than the internet, maybe
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?
NZ in 2040 - Callaghan Innovation's Challenge
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 …
Giving up Facebook is not so bad
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…
End of the line for Pond
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.