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Schools gear up to deliver digital exams

Peter Griffin. 11 August 2020, 8:47 am

Schools are getting a free digital health check ahead of offering digital exams in November as the government spends $20 million to ensure two-thirds of NCEA exams go online by 2022.

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Brislen on Tech: NZ's Cyber Spies

Paul Brislen. 07 August 2020, 10:00 am

The Government Communications Security Bureau used to be a badly kept secret, complete with Prime Ministerial denials in parliament and a spy base in the South Island.

Today it's much more grown up…

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Tech Media Panel - 7 August 2020

TechBlog Team. 07 August 2020, 9:10 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: GCSB's role in today's digital world; Will NZ ban TikTok? Apple fallout from Congress hearings -…

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Tech Media Panel - 31 July 2020

TechBlog Team. 31 July 2020, 11:55 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: Big Tech faces up to US Congress, a new Government Algorithm Charter to improve AI ethics in Gov…

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Congress holds the blow torch to Big Tech

Peter Griffin. 30 July 2020, 11:14 am

US tech leaders are grilled over their alleged anti-competitive behaviour by US politicians dismayed at the power of Big Tech.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 July 2020, 2:56 pm

This week the ITP National Board came together to review progress this year and look at a number of strategic areas for ITP. As you'd expect, there was a big focus on continuing to support our communi…

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Tech Media Panel - 24 July 2020

TechBlog Team. 24 July 2020, 2:22 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring Computerworld and CIO's Sarah Putt, plus TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

This week: Statistics NZ launched Covid-19 open data portal; big o…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 July 2020, 4:32 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

On Thursday this week I attended the funeral service for Gerard MacManus in Christchurch. Gerard was a teacher in the Digital Technologies sp…

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Griffin on Tech: Time for a serious focus on growing our agri-tech industry

Peter Griffin. 17 July 2020, 4:10 pm

Paul Brislen is away this week, so we present to you: Griffin on Tech!

Our agri-tech sector could be our fastest growing and most lucrative area of tech - but we have work to do to get the sector f…

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Education Review doesn’t recognise software, digital, agritech, or other tech industries

Paul Matthews. 10 July 2020, 3:25 pm

You will have noticed we've been banging on about the big Review of Vocational Education and specifically, the industry-focused Workforce Development Councils part of it.

The WDCs are 6 quasi-burea…

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Tech Media Panel - 10 July 2020

TechBlog Team. 10 July 2020, 3:22 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring Computerworld and CIO's Sarah Putt, plus TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin.

Topics covered include Tiwai Point - what it means for tech. Plus …

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Our embarrassing e-waste habits

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2020, 10:50 am

The world is discarding more electronic waste than ever before, according to the United Nations, with a 17 per cent increase in e-waste produced in the last five years.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 03 July 2020, 4:00 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

We're super excited to be kicking off the fully refreshed ITP Mentoring programme over the next couple of weeks, as we stage invitations to …

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Aussie goes on the cyber offensive

Peter Griffin. 30 June 2020, 10:47 am

Australia will hire 500 additional spies and beef up its offensive cyber capabilities as it responds to a spate of cyber attacks on government departments and some of its biggest companies.

Who is …

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Yes the robots are coming, but we’re not going to be ready

Paul Matthews. 24 June 2020, 4:39 pm

The robots are coming for our jobs. Or rather, they are changing the future of work, along with AI and other technology changes. Our education system needs a strong focus on technology and related are…

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No 'porn licence' for New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 24 June 2020, 8:38 am

New Zealand First's plan to introduce pornography filtering on all New Zealand internet services looks set to fail with its coalition partners Labour and the Greens both declining to support the legis…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 19 June 2020, 5:09 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

A bit of a frustrating time in relation to the wider Review of Vocational Education (RoVE) this week, with officials continuing to ignore th…

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Review could spur health IT shake up

Peter Griffin. 16 June 2020, 10:58 am

A call for action on technology in the health sector comes as a major review of the sector recommends a reduction in the number of district health boards, the establishment of a new health authority, …

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 12 June 2020, 2:05 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

Calling all potential mentors! It's taken a little longer than hoped to get our redesigned mentoring programme up and running but it's excit…

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Google gears up for the election

Peter Griffin. 11 June 2020, 9:01 am

Google gets ready for the election season, extending its political ad transparency tools to New Zealand and offering security training to political groups to avoid phishing attacks.

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