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The Folly of the Short Game in IT

Dave Lane. 12 June 2017, 8:01 am
The Folly of the Short Game in IT

In 2002 Sun Microsystems was considering purchasing Microsoft Office for its 35,000 staff. They worked out the per-seat cost (taking into accounts volume discounts) and instead decided it would be more sensible to acquire Microsoft Office competitor, German firm Star Division, for their Star Office product.

Purchasing power is a key component of the IT world. How can our biggest buyer influence the New Zealand IT scene?

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 09 June 2017, 5:21 pm

In which we discuss cryptography and why politicians should understand the internet... Apple releases a slew of new products... and man sentence extended for another three years.

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What's in a name? - Enforcement powers and the Naming Policy under New Zealand's Privacy Act

Amy Ryburn. 08 June 2017, 6:47 am
What's in a name? - Enforcement powers and the Naming Policy under New Zealand's Privacy Act

New Zealand's Privacy Act provides a number of enforcement options to deal with information privacy breaches by organisations holding and using personal information (referred to in the Act as 'agencies').  
Those powers have not, however, changed significantly since the Act first received royal assent on 17 May 1993. 

A guest post from the tech legal team at Buddle Findlay.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 02 June 2017, 3:18 pm

In which we close out the Copper Age, discover people do actually use this thing called the internet and that if teachers can grasp the nettle, so can you.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 26 May 2017, 2:42 pm

In which Kiwis can not only fly, they can reach orbit... what the budget means for you... what the tech sector would very much like the country's political leaders to consider in the lead up to the el…

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Bridging the Digital Language Divide: Is Your Email Ready for the Global Market?

Don Hollander. 22 May 2017, 9:00 am

Email connects the globe with a click. And it is critical for more than just sending messages; we use email addresses to log in to social networks, identify ourselves for government services, and as t…

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Telecommunications round up

Paul Brislen. 18 May 2017, 7:09 am

The country's third placed telco, 2Degrees, continues to go from strength to strength, delivering a net profit for the first time since it launched.

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WannaCry Phase Two kicks off

Paul Brislen. 16 May 2017, 7:21 am

The next wave of attacks relating to the WannaCry ransomware attack are starting to roll in with reports of oh-so helpful phone calls to those at risk and a new variant that includes a work around to …

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International news from IFIP

Elizabeth Eastwood. 15 May 2017, 7:49 am

ITP has been profiling some of the international bodies doing some great things for the IT profession, and explaining how New Zealand's tech community can engage. This month we have more news from IFI…

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Solving the rural investment puzzle

Chorus. 01 May 2017, 9:02 am

Cross posted from InternetNZ - this is a guest post from Chorus as part of InternetNZ's RBI2 series and brings another view point to the discussion.

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The cost of Government tenders

Victoria McLennan. 19 April 2017, 6:00 am

The cost of bidding for government work is high, but just how high?

NZRise has surveyed its members to determine how many requests for proposals they respond to and how much they spend each time. …

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