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New Zealand continues to lag in R&D spending

Paul Brislen. 09 February 2017, 7:33 am

New data from the OECD shows New Zealand lagging well behind the average when it comes to spending on research and development and the lack of tax incentives puts us at odds with the rest of the world.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 February 2017, 1:29 pm

Fourteen days into Donald Trump's presidency and the cat is truly among the pigeons. The US tech giants are up in arms and the ban on travellers from some countries is causing ructions among workers... Brighter times in telecommunications as connections are getting faster for more people but rural New Zealand remains a problem.

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Selling to the public sector from the NZ-owned digital and technology perspective

Victoria MacLennan. 13 January 2017, 9:54 am
Selling to the public sector from the NZ-owned digital and technology perspective

NZRise members have recently been enthusiastically discussing "10 of my secrets?on how to sell to the UK Public Sector" by Mary McKenna, a Tech Entrepreneur and Investor from Ireland.

Cross posted from NZRise.…

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New Zealand to host Govt digital leaders

IITP Team. 09 December 2016, 4:31 pm

New Zealand is the new chair of the D5 group of nations and will host the next international leaders' summit in New Zealand in early 2018, Internal Affairs Minister Hon Peter Dunne announced today.

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Tech Sector and GCIO meeting

ITP Team. 09 December 2016, 3:00 pm

At the December 2016 meeting between the leading tech sector representative groups IT Professionals New Zealand, NZTech and NZRise and the team from the Department of Internal Affairs GCIO office, the…

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The great Trumpian opportunity

David Cormack. 09 December 2016, 5:55 am

While New Zealanders seemed to overwhelmingly favour Hillary Clinton for President of the USA, we didn't get a vote and we didn't get what we wanted or expected. A lot of the rhetoric from Trump may n…

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Public cloud available to government through IaaS…

Damien Steel-Baker. 06 December 2016, 6:00 am

My previous post noted that government is trying to accelerate its use of public cloud services. In a step towards that goal, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure have recently been added to …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 25 November 2016, 4:15 pm

Abort, Retry, FailOne of the outcomes of this year's horrible US presidential election race is the disparity between pollsters' expectations and the final outcome. Is there a difference from booths us…

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Brislen on Tech this week

Paul Brislen. 18 November 2016, 3:30 pm

The impact of the earthquakes will be felt for some time to come, not least in the IT war rooms of the capitol... Microsoft's CEO comes to New Zealand with a message for developers... Facebook needs t…

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Brislen on Tech this week

Paul Brislen. 11 November 2016, 10:00 am

Trump trump trumpety trump. Also Trans Pacific Partnership dead on arrival?

Plus what does Labour's policy on ICT contain?

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Trumped: What does it mean for the tech sector?

Paul Brislen. 10 November 2016, 10:06 am

Donald Trump's US presidential election win last night has shaken up many business sectors, and the tech sector is not immune to such consultations.

But what does The Don's win really mean for the …

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