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The immigration rebalance and what it means for tech workers and employers

Peter Griffin. 12 July 2022, 3:54 pm

Relief is on the horizon for tech firms hit by a talent shortage that is yet to let up despite our borders reopening.

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Another undersea cable to link us to the world

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2022, 1:03 pm

Southern Cross Cables has launched the SX NEXT fibre cable spanning 15,840km and linking Sydney to Los Angeles via Auckland, Fiji, Tokelau and Kiribati.

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Getting more girls into game development

Peter Griffin. 30 June 2022, 10:00 am

The Media Design School's Senior Girls in Games day of workshops seeks to inspire senior female school students to pursue a career in the video games industry.

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From Gravity to Ghostbusters: Film festival to showcase women in STEM

Peter Griffin. 21 June 2022, 10:02 am

Auckland techies and cinephiles are in for a treat in July as a week-long film festival kicks off with a focus on strong female leads in science and innovation-themed movies.

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Uncompetitive: NZ is slipping on global benchmarks…

Peter Griffin. 16 June 2022, 10:41 am

New Zealand has suffered the biggest drop in rankings among 63 nations compared on measures of their competitiveness, including in technology, science and business productivity.

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Welcome to your digital sidekick - AI-powered automation in the office

Peter Griffin. 09 June 2022, 2:03 pm

IBM is looking to use AI to move past robotic process automation to offer a digital sidekick to help office workers cut through boring admin.

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Unfinished business on the digital divide - Jordan Carter

Peter Griffin. 31 May 2022, 5:37 pm

He led InternetNZ for the best part of a decade, but Jordan Carter admits he feels frustrated at a lack of progress on bridging the digital divide.

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Small business over the worst impacts of the pandemic, increasing IT spend

Peter Griffin. 26 May 2022, 7:51 am

Most Kiwi small and medium-sized businesses are out of the "survival mode" that got them through the lockdowns and disruption of the pandemic and are now dialling up spending on cloud, cybersecurity, …

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Griffin on Tech: Tech's role in challenging times

Peter Griffin. 20 May 2022, 1:35 pm

Techweek again showcased our innovative tech sector. But we'll need strategic long-term thinking from the government to help it achieve its true potential.

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The 100 best Kiwi startups and tech companies to work for

Peter Griffin. 12 May 2022, 10:02 am

 Our tech start-up scene is thriving, attracting more talent and capital than ever before.
But where are the best places to work?

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Tech boot camps to beat the talent shortage

Peter Griffin. 10 May 2022, 9:42 am

AUT and the Institute of Data have joined forces to offer new 3 and 6 month boot camps in software engineering, data science and cybersecurity.

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Griffin on Tech: Supersonic ballet, Kiwi style

Peter Griffin. 06 May 2022, 12:21 pm

I can't think of any other Kiwi company that regularly has me foregoing meetings so I can log onto a live stream to watch their latest product launch.

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Why is Meta going open source with its AI language model?

Peter Griffin. 05 May 2022, 11:22 am

Facebook owner Meta has been developing a rival to the powerful GPT-3 artificial intelligence model and is inviting the research community to make use of it.

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What do you think? Upskilling and Reskilling

Victoria MacLennan. 03 May 2022, 8:14 pm

The digital technology industry is suffering greatly from a mismatch of skill supply and demand at different stages of the skills pipeline.
Upskilling and reskilling is one of the ways we can address…

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Griffin on Tech: Where the money is in tech right now

Peter Griffin. 29 April 2022, 11:48 am

If you want to maximise the financial return on the IT skills you have acquired, contracting has long been the obvious path to take. 

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Griffin on Tech: More ambition please: the verdict on the digital strategy draft

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2022, 11:14 am

As a vision statement for New Zealand's place in the digital world, the Government's draft digital strategy has been given a mixed scorecard at best.

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Growing the industry: Language

Victoria MacLennan. 06 April 2022, 8:43 pm

I am told on a very regular basis by grass roots equity advocates that one of the biggest barriers to understanding digital technology is our language.
We use a lot of acronyms and jargon, we speak …

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Microsoft courts start-ups with free cloud services, skills, intros to VCs

Peter Griffin. 05 April 2022, 12:30 pm

Start-up founders can now tap Microsoft for support in the form of free credits for services and platforms as well as mentorship and skilling opportunities.

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Griffin on Tech: Auckland could become a mecca for innovation - here's how

Peter Griffin. 25 March 2022, 1:28 pm

Could Auckland become an innovation mecca? Sir Peter Gluckman thinks so.

But the city has some barriers to overcome.

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One million Kiwi workers need digital upskilling in the next year alone - AWS

Peter Griffin. 22 March 2022, 1:18 pm

New Zealand faces a serious deficit in digital skills that will require one million workers, 35% of the workforce, to be upskilled in the next 12 months, as rapid digital transformation creates the ne…

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