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UK throws Huawei a lifeline, for now

Paul Brislen. 29 January 2020, 7:09 am

The UK government has decided to allow Huawei to build some non-essential elements of its 5G networks - but the Americans aren't happy.

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Tech companies ponder regulation

Sarah Putt. 28 January 2020, 9:15 pm

You might think that regulation was a dirty word for global tech companies, but apparently not. They are clamouring to be regulated according to news reports, with Wall Street Journal summing it up wi…

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VR Tackling Online Hate Speech

Mike Riversdale. 27 January 2020, 7:51 am

VR isn't just about games or interior designers. For some, it's a way of tackling hate speech. Guest post from Mike Riversdale.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 24 January 2020, 4:23 pm

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

This week, let's take a look at ITP's certification offerings: Chartered IT Professional NZ (CITPNZ) and Certified Technologist (CTech). Als…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 17 January 2020, 4:46 pm

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

If you read Techblog regularly you'll be aware that there is currently a big review happening in the polytech sector. Part of this is determ…

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Counting the nation's walkers and bikers

Sarah Putt. 16 January 2020, 3:25 pm

If you cycle or walk the roads and pathways of Aotearoa, you may be unaccounted for. But that's set to change with the NZ Transport Agency's move to improve the data collected on the number of cyclist…

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Productivity Commission on the trail of frontier firms

Sarah Putt. 14 January 2020, 4:50 pm

A new year and another inquiry being undertaken by the Productivity Commission, this time into Frontier Firms. What are they exactly, and why should we care?

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 20 December 2019, 2:25 pm

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

It's been a huge year, with the top 10 projects for ITP in 2019 outlined last week. But as we wind up for the year this week, I thought I'd …

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Top 10 in tech for the decade (continued)

Sarah Putt. 19 December 2019, 7:26 am

Tech has taken on a more dystopian feel this decade. Where once we may have greeted each new idea with wide-eyed enthusiasm, we now consider the downside first. Here is the second half of my top ten i…

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Top 10 in tech for the decade

Sarah Putt. 17 December 2019, 7:26 pm

As we approach the festive season, it's customary to post a top ten in tech summarising the previous 12 months, but as 2019 is the last year in the 2010s, I thought I'd go all-out and attempt to sum u…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 December 2019, 5:00 pm

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

Well, what a year it's been!

This week I thought I'd run through a few of the key highlights for ITP for 2019 before finishing next week o…

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Levy shows who is top in telco

Sarah Putt. 12 December 2019, 8:04 pm

There are lots of polls that measure the success - or otherwise - of companies, but in New Zealand telecommunications, if you want to know who is head of the pack, you just have to check out the compa…

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We could zoom to the Moon, or float out to Mars

Sarah Putt. 10 December 2019, 8:00 am

Students from the aptly named Hope School in the Tasman District have won the chance to talk online with a NASA astronaut, in the latest effort by the NZ Space Agency to get the country excited about …

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 06 December 2019, 5:00 pm

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

What an amazing day yesterday was, as all of the Regional Winners of the Tahi Rua Toru Tech challenge in schools descended on TSB Arena in We…

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Cyber-attacks on the rise: CERT NZ

Sarah Putt. 05 December 2019, 4:04 pm

In the last quarter, CERT NZ received the highest number of reports to date, with 1354 incidents resulting in $3.8 million in direct financial loss. And it seems no one is immune to the threats.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 29 November 2019, 5:48 pm

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

This week the National Board of ITP came together in a combined Board and Planning meeting, confirming the work programme for 2020. We're als…

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Tale of two reports on digital inclusion

Sarah Putt. 26 November 2019, 6:00 am

As broadband infrastructure improves and public and private offerings migrate online, access to a basic internet service becomes more critical for all New Zealand citizens.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 25 November 2019, 11:31 am

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

The last few weeks have been furiously busy at IT Professionals NZ, with heavy involvement in planning the future of vocational tech educatio…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 22 November 2019, 6:33 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen.

The Commerce Commission is reviewing the telco sector, but is it looking in the right direction? With the election coming is now a good …

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Disney enters the 'streaming wars'

Sarah Putt. 21 November 2019, 7:45 pm

The so-called 'streaming wars' became a little more combative last week, with the arrival of Disney+ in New Zealand. This adds yet another entertainment service to an increasingly crowded market.

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