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Griffin on Tech: Tech capability gap ‘cuts both ways’

Peter Griffin. 25 November 2022, 2:14 pm

The Te Au Hangarau report suggests that successfully boosting participation of Māori in the tech sector requires organisations to reassess their cultural competency capabilities.

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Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has disrupted the Christchurch Call – NZ needs to rethink its digital strategy

Markus Luczak-Roesc. 24 November 2022, 11:52 am

The entire team the New Zealand government was planning to work with disappeared. So what next for Twitter's involvement in the Christchurch Call?

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IT pros upbeat about 2023 despite the economic gloom

Peter Griffin. 16 November 2022, 10:40 pm

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.

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Griffin on Tech: The kids aren’t alright when it comes to tech ed

Peter Griffin. 11 November 2022, 4:36 pm

School students performance in learning the technology curriculum is declining. What should we do about it?

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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.

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Griffin on Tech: Going digital for the planet

Peter Griffin. 04 November 2022, 1:41 pm

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.

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3 in 10 Kiwis scammed in online holiday shopping

Peter Griffin. 03 November 2022, 8:11 am

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.

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Effort kicks off to help get kids cyber-savvy

Peter Griffin. 27 October 2022, 12:45 pm

A new cybersecurity training programme aimed at Year 6 - 13 (10 - 18 year olds) aims to give them the cyber skills to stay safe online and upskill for digital careers.

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Is the metaverse really the future of work?

According to Mark Zuckerberg, the "metaverse" – which the Meta founder describes as "an embodied internet, where instead of just viewing content – you are in it" – will radically change our live…

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Sweet deal for telcos as 5G spectrum rights are dished out 

Peter Griffin. 20 October 2022, 1:02 pm

The Government has foregone an auction process to allocate precious spectrum for 5G mobile services, instead allocating the three major telcos parcels of spectrum with 20-year usage rights.

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Griffin on Tech: A key win in the war on disinformation

Peter Griffin. 14 October 2022, 2:10 pm

Alex Jones, one of the world's most odious and successful purveyors of disinformation, will be spending this weekend pondering what a US$1 billion defamation judgement against him means.

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