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Griffin on Tech: Eureka! Let’s make 2023 a year of progress
We have the technology and tools to tackle the issues facing society. What we need in 2022 is a collective will - and a laser focus on implementation.
Seniors are more tech-savvy than you might think
Those aged over 50 increased their use of technology through the pandemic, a factor that has boosted their confidence in the digital world. But significant barriers remain - survey.
Best tech of 2022: 10 gadget gift ideas for Christmas
With chill economic winds blowing, the gadget-buying frenzy of the pandemic has abated. But you can't put the brakes on innovation. Here is some of the best tech that debuted in 2022.
Griffin on Tech: Time to ride on Aussie’s cybersecurity coattails
Australia wants to be the most cyber-secure country in the world by 2030.
It’s not just Twitter. The whole Internet is broken and we’d better fix it soon
If the debate about Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter tells us anything, it's that people – including those in governments – don't understand how the World Wide Web works.
#WFT: Ditch the plane and take the train says sustainability chief
The Auckland-Wellington commute to Wellington takes on new meaning when you opt for the train and a day of focus work while travelling.
Griffin on Tech: Is Wellington’s tech sector in trouble?
Talent is going offshore and investment capital is drying up. Wellington's thriving tech sector faces headwinds according to a new MBIE analysis.
Govt to probe the potential of precision health
The government wants to explore what precision health can do for the reformed health sector.
Mastodon: 10 things to know about the popular Twitter alternative
The self-destructive crisis that Twitter has embarked on since Elon Musk took control of the company at the end of October has caused a flight of users who are looking for new digital homes.
Griffin on Tech: Tech capability gap ‘cuts both ways’
The Te Au Hangarau report suggests that successfully boosting participation of Māori in the tech sector requires organisations to reassess their cultural competency capabilities.
Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has disrupted the Christchurch Call – NZ needs to rethink its digital strategy
The entire team the New Zealand government was planning to work with disappeared. So what next for Twitter's involvement in the Christchurch Call?
‘Tech for good’ developer expands Aussie presence
Wellington-based software development house Ackama has bought Common Code, a Melbourne software company, in a $2.7 million acquisition comprising a mix of cash and shares.
Griffin on Tech: It’s time to fire Elon Musk
Elon Musk wants his employees to work "long hours at high intensity". How many Twits will opt out of his tyrannical edict?
IT pros upbeat about 2023 despite the economic gloom
When CompTIA, the US-based tech industry body surveyed 1,125 IT professionals in the US and around the world last month, it found them optimistic about the tech industry's prospects in 2023.
$1.4 billion tech project - and this time it goes to local vendors
A $1.4 billion, 10-year deal has been struck to build the new Public Safety Network and local vendors will be responsible for building and operating it.
Griffin on Tech: The kids aren’t alright when it comes to tech ed
School students performance in learning the technology curriculum is declining. What should we do about it?
Ransom denied: Medibank hackers start releasing sensitive data
A nightmare scenario is currently playing out for Australian health insurer Medibank, which last month saw details of up to 9.7 million customers obtained by hackers.
Is the global decline in democracy linked to social media?
The evidence suggests that digital media impact political behaviour globally warranting concern about the impacts on democracy.
Griffin on Tech: Going digital for the planet
A big investment is required to deploy digital technologies that will help cut carbon emissions. But firms that do so could boost their productivity too.
3 in 10 Kiwis scammed in online holiday shopping
Kiwis are being warned to be on heightened alert this holiday shopping season for scams and fraud attempts as they search for deals to tackle the high cost of living.