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Living on the curve

Sarah Putt. 12 July 2018, 11:44 am

It was Gordon Moore who pointed out that technological change isn't linear, it's exponential. As computer power doubles, the price for it halves and this is having a profound effect on the way we live and think, so that we are now, as Amy Fletcher put it, "living on the curve".

That's just one of the take-homes in a day of ideas at ITx, the tech industry's biannual conference, hosted by IT Professionals.

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Digital-first Census sees drop in responses

Paul Brislen. 11 July 2018, 11:03 am

The decision by Statistics NZ to delay releasing the latest Census data will no doubt fuel more skepticism around any move to encourage online voting.

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ComCom keeps its eye on mobile roaming

Sarah Putt. 10 July 2018, 10:15 am

Despite three mobile network owners operating in New Zealand, the Commerce Commission isn't convinced there is sufficient competition to remove national roaming from the list of services it oversees.

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$1m fund for digital skills

Sarah Putt. 05 July 2018, 8:54 am

Some good news this week with the announcement that the Coalition Government will create a $1 million contestable fund for providers of digital skills.

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Privacy bill submissions are in

Paul Brislen. 02 July 2018, 8:33 am

Changes to the New Zealand Privacy Act are imminent with public submissions now closed and the select committee getting down to the business at hand.

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Support for new school digital curriculum rolls out

ITP Team. 29 June 2018, 4:00 pm

Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko | Digital Readiness was launched last week by the Minister of Education, Hon. Hipkins at Northland School in Wellington.

This nationwide $12 million programme aims to suppor…

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Robots stealing jobs, maybe

Sarah Putt. 28 June 2018, 9:49 am

The latest on the "robots stealing jobs" front is that 31% of current jobs in New Zealand are at high risk of being automated - replaced by robots and overtaken by algorithms.

But is all this talk …

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Dirt mapping

Sarah Putt. 26 June 2018, 8:32 am

Soil is the skin of the earth. That poetic sentence is uttered during a video on the Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research site acknowledging the digital milestone reached by the organisation's national S-…

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Net Neutrality - could US changes influence NZ?

Sarah Putt. 21 June 2018, 3:45 pm

Net neutrality continues to be undermined by US law, following a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission to repeal regulations created under the Obama administration. In the latest setback, th…

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CTO role enters final straight

Paul Brislen. 20 June 2018, 7:34 am

The government's search for its Chief Technology Officer is back on and the role should be filled by August, says Minister for Communications and IT, Clare Curran.

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Who will pay for the user voice in fibre regulation?

Sarah Putt. 19 June 2018, 8:55 am

With new telco legislation wending its way through Parliament, the Commerce Commission is suggesting a new levy could fund a consumer panel, as well as its own work, when the Telecommunications (New R…

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