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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 20 March 2020, 4:59 pm

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

This week: ITP and Umbrella launch the first of a series of free public webinars covering off how to be effective working remotely (includin…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 13 March 2020, 2:06 pm

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

This week: Get your gears on as we announce the launch of our ITP merch - from jackets and polo shirts to hoodies and hats. We're giving you…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 06 March 2020, 1:58 pm

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

The treasury hack that wasn't: how not to react when your corner cutting bites you. Plus, a big welcome to Peter Griffin - tech and science …

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Budget IT inquiry puts spotlight on senior leadership

Sarah Putt. 05 March 2020, 3:23 pm

Like a Greek tragedy, official reports into Government IT failures often reveal a fatal flaw which has doomed the project from the outset.

The Budget 2019 botch up, where information was accessed …

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People first - not digital first: CAB

Sarah Putt. 03 March 2020, 7:51 am

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is questioning whether the Government's push to drive public services online is in the best interest of all New Zealanders.

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Budget website: it's a feature not a hack

Paul Brislen. 02 March 2020, 7:06 am

The State Services Commission has released its report into last year's botched Budget website and concludes shoddy website design and poor oversight by Treasury officials was to blame for the early le…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 28 February 2020, 2:00 pm

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

This week he looks at election manifestos for tech, and how the tech sector are again putting together an election wish list.

And an unpr…

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Online voting? No thanks.

Laurence Millar . 26 February 2020, 5:00 am

Surely in this day and age we should be able to vote online? Laurence Millar suggests, rather strongly, that we should not.

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NZ joins NASA's climate change initiative

Sarah Putt. 25 February 2020, 2:47 pm

Air New Zealand is about to become the first passenger airline in the world to partner with NASA on an earth science mission. The initiative, aimed at monitoring the impact of climate change, will als…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 21 February 2020, 4:15 pm

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

This week I thought I'd focus in on some of ITP's upcoming initiatives for members. Not just the what, but also the how and why.

In short…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 14 February 2020, 2:30 pm

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

This week we're very sad to report that ITP Past President, Honorary Fellow and genuinely good person Prof Philip Sallis has passed away. Th…

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Govt plans legislation following Christchurch Call

Sarah Putt. 13 February 2020, 6:00 am

The Government intends to toughen laws to counter the spread of violent extremist content online. Cabinet papers, proactively released, outline proposals which include takedown notices and provisions …

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Inaugural Chief Executive named for new tertiary body

Techblog staff. 05 February 2020, 5:00 am

Stephen Town has been named as the inaugural Chief Executive of the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (the working name for the new one-polytech model the government has introduced). Curr…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 31 January 2020, 4:53 pm

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

This week we're happy to announce a series of live webinars from ITP, talking about Chartered IT Professional NZ and Certified Technologist …

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Feedback sought on extending Emergency Caller Location service

Sarah Putt. 30 January 2020, 3:00 pm

The Privacy Commissioner is inviting public submissions on changes to the Emergency Caller Location Information service that would allow first responders to access the smartphone location of people at…

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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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