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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 20 March 2020, 4:14 pm

Here's the weekly update from TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen

It's time to talk COVID and learnings. Good luck out there.

Also, what do you do when the cat changes her mind about likes and dislikes…

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It's Y2K but with germs

Paul Brislen. 16 March 2020, 5:00 am

Responses to the COVID-19 outbreak vary from person to person but more than one has suggested "it's just like the flu so what's the problem?"

I suggest it's more like Y2K.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 March 2020, 1:48 pm

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

This week: Disasters are good for making movies out of, getting the adrenaline going and of course updating those pesky business continu…

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The tech wreck 20 years on

Peter Griffin. 12 March 2020, 9:08 am

Twenty years on from the tech bubble crash, what have we learned?

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Let the BCPs begin

Paul Brislen. 11 March 2020, 7:18 am

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, and tech events shut their doors, more companies are turning to remote working as the solution, but are you ready to Work From Home?

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Technology that endures - radio!

Sarah Putt. 10 March 2020, 9:30 am

Of all the media in all the world, radio is my favourite. It's the most intimate, the most ephemeral (or least it was before podcasts), and the most enduring. It's also the most underrated - with pred…

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Where there is no ‘last mile in delivery’, and ‘one-time password’ is key

Sunit Prakash. 09 March 2020, 5:00 am

Worlds apart - one man's technical journey into India. A guest post from Wellington-based ICT advisor Sunit Prakash.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 March 2020, 1:48 pm

Weekly update from TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen.

It's official: Big celebrations as Tech overtakes wine in kiwi exports. Now will Government take our industry a bit more seriously?

Plus: Sneeze …

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Why businesses aren't picking domain names

Sarah Putt. 27 February 2020, 5:17 pm

One of the hardest things when starting  a new project or business is coming up with a name that isn't already taken in the online space. If you want to register a domain name under .nz or or …

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Online voting? No thanks.

Laurence Millar . 26 February 2020, 5:00 am

Surely in this day and age we should be able to vote online? Laurence Millar suggests, rather strongly, that we should not.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 21 February 2020, 4:00 pm

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

This week: Kiwisaver provider Generate had its database raided. What happened next will shock you. Covid 19 is creating headaches for th…

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IoT driven by lower cost, productivity goals: IDC

Sarah Putt. 18 February 2020, 8:50 am

New Zealand organisations are investing in the Internet of Things in order to improve business productivity, improve product quality, and reduce operational costs, says research firm IDC.

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Tech industry a major drawcard for NZ university students…

Techblog Staff. 17 February 2020, 7:02 am

Graduates are waking up to the potential of the tech sector in their employment options.

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Interactive Game Exports Double in Two Years to $200m

Techblog staff. 10 February 2020, 6:48 am

New Zealand interactive game developers earned $203.4 million dollars during the 2019 financial year - double the $99.9m earned only two years earlier in 2017. The success comes from targeting audienc…

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Snapshot of NZ's online behaviour

Sarah Putt. 04 February 2020, 12:26 pm

InternetNZ has today released its third annual survey of online behaviour in New Zealand, providing a useful snapshot into how the internet is being used in daily life.

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Fake Facebook scams on the rise

Paul Brislen. 03 February 2020, 7:30 am

Scams involving fake Facebook pages appear to be on the rise. 

According to figures from Netsafe, the number of complaints about what it calls "survey/prize" scams the online safety organisation r…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 31 January 2020, 4:51 pm

Is Huawei going to come out of all this smelling of roses? It's too early to say.

And privacy - it's us versus them but often we are our own worst enemies.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 January 2020, 4:08 pm

In this week's Brislen on Tech:

Jeff Bezos can't remember his iTunes password and conducts business via Whatsapp, or he used to.

Plus, is the Kiwi appetite for investment in tech start-ups fina…

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Brislen on Tech: The year ahead

Paul Brislen. 17 January 2020, 4:00 pm

I'm writing this from my secret lair in the Coromandel, thinking I might have to either sit in the hammock later or pack up the car for the trip home. I am as yet undecided.

But Happy New Year to y…

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2020 vision: our Internet predictions, from InternetNZ

Techblog Staff. 15 January 2020, 6:49 am

InternetNZ looks to the year ahead and comes up with some predictions. Re-posted with kind permission.

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