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Rules are made to be broken

Mike Riversdale. 20 November 2019, 7:19 am

Some rules are made to be broken. A guest post from Wellington man, Mike Riversdale

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What is the hidden cost of 5G?

Mandy Henk. 18 November 2019, 5:00 am

While some argue that 5G deployments should be stopped on health grounds, guest blogger Mandy Henk argues that it should be reconsidered for another reason entirely - climate change.

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What is 'digital transformation'?

Ian Apperley. 13 November 2019, 6:58 am

Every year there's a new buzzword and the latest cab off that rank is "digital transformation". But does it just mean "buy my kit" or is there more to it? Wellington-based IT commentator Ian Apperley …

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What does open government mean for digital transformation?

Pia Andrews. 06 November 2019, 5:00 am

Openness is a critical tenet for democracy. It enables transparency, which enables accountability, which in turn drives better public outcomes and ideally a useful check and balance on power. But open…

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New report says non profits struggle with tech

Paul Brislen. 04 November 2019, 5:00 am

Fully 64% of not-for-profit organisations describe themselves as "less than satisfied" with the way they use technology, and 54% of staff are "not confident" or only "a bit confident" when using new t…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 November 2019, 4:00 pm

Happy birthday to the TIN report - 15 years of data and what a bumper year we've had. It was released this week and shows some great results.

Plus, Facebook gets egg on its face over donuts... And …

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Who broke the tech sector while I was gone?

Ian Apperley. 30 October 2019, 5:00 am

Occasional guest poster Ian Apperley has been absent from the scene for a while but now he's back with some reckons.

I realised the other day that it has been two and a half years since I last wrot…

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How to scale impact through innovation and transformation

Pia Andrews. 21 October 2019, 7:17 am

The public sector is one of the largest purchasers of digital transformation projects, yet often these programmes of work result in minimal change. Pia Andrews takes a closer look at how to deliver be…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 18 October 2019, 4:23 pm

When Facebook told lies about how much people watched video it scored a $40m fine. It makes roughly 1000 times that much in profit each year.

And Australia, it's always been the lucky country. So w…

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New survey scores NZ privacy highly but some work still to be done

Paul Brislen. 16 October 2019, 7:21 am

New Zealand makes it into the top ten countries in the world for privacy protections but still has some work to do, according to a new survey.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 11 October 2019, 3:05 pm

this week from ITP TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

A sporting contest between broadcasting and the internet - who will win? No end in sight to live streaming's dark side.

And has Facebook given up…

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Time to talk TikTok

Sarah Putt. 10 October 2019, 8:17 am

If you are over 25 years old, then it is quite likely you will not have heard of TikTok. It's a social network that enables people to post 15-second videos and its market is teenagers. And sure, these…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 04 October 2019, 3:00 pm

In this week's Brislen on Tech, Techblog editor Paul Brislen looks at the phone market and how it isn't what it used to be; and that's a good thing.

Also, how is the government getting on with the …

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Smart cities take centre stage at IoT event

Sarah Putt. 03 October 2019, 8:50 pm

Three months and three meetings - that's how long it should take to create a minimum viable product, according to Andy Grant from ASG Technologies. He was speaking at the IoT Alliance conference in Au…

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Significant progress made on eliminating terrorist content online

Techblog staff. 25 September 2019, 6:54 am

World leaders and tech companies have announced significant progress on the implementation of the Christchurch Call to Action to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online at a meeting h…

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Full credit but some time in the sin bin: How did Spark get on?

Paul Brislen. 23 September 2019, 5:00 am

Spark had a few hiccups but rugby was the winner on the day with some streaming glitches forcing a captain's call to stream live over the nation's television sets.

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Facebook moves to address extremist content

Paul Brislen. 18 September 2019, 8:49 am

Facebook has launched a raft of changes designed to head off future criticism of the company for failing to act on issues relating to extremist right-wing content, but will they deliver actual change …

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It's alive! PC market bounces back in NZ

Techblog staff. 16 September 2019, 6:59 am

After an 8% decline in sales, the Traditional PC market has bounced back to a year on year growth of 1.1%, says tech researcher IDC.

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New Zealanders in danger of being slow adopters

Sarah Putt. 12 September 2019, 7:38 pm

Technology is unlikely to disrupt work, and change in New Zealand will, to a large extent, be driven by developments overseas. Those are the key findings in the latest report on the impact of technolo…

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Jack Dorsey comes to town to discuss fake news and extremism

Paul Brislen. 09 September 2019, 5:49 am

As pressure mounts again on the social media giants (Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft) to do more to combat extremism, Twitter's founder and CEO Jack Dorsey is jetting in to New Zealand to talk…

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