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ITx 2016: call for papers closes today

ITx team. 15 February 2016, 4:03 pm

ITx is a collaboration of twelve tech-focused conferences and bodies, coordinated by the Institute of IT Professionals NZ, and focuses on innovation, technology and education. ITx 2016 is in Welling…

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Hot News in IT This Week

Paul Brislen. 24 December 2015, 11:40 am

A week of IT news from New Zealand and around the world, curated by TechBlog and Newsline editor Paul Brislen
In which the telecommunications regime in New Zealand is in urgent need of repair, again…

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ICT Trends - Big Data

Garry Roberton. 01 December 2015, 6:14 am

Big data is one of those perennial buzzwords that the ICT industry attracts, so how is it affecting employment both here and internationally?

In this ICT Trends update, Garry Roberton finds that th…

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Hot News in IT This Week

Paul Brislen. 30 October 2015, 11:00 am

A week of IT news from New Zealand and around the world:

Taking responsibility for data ... End of an error - data roaming rates to be cut in EU (but no joy for net neutrality proponents) ... Tech …

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Hot News in IT This Week

Paul Brislen. 09 October 2015, 2:00 pm

A week of IT news from New Zealand and around the world:
Trans-Pacific Partnership The big news of the week... EU blocks Safe Harbour regime... Microsoft gets some runs on the board... Harmful Dig…

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Do IT Professionals support online voting?

Paul Matthews. 30 September 2015, 12:50 pm

As most will be aware, it's highly likely that a trial of online voting will take place in New Zealand at next year's local body elections. This will see online voting as an option alongside postal vo…

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Hot News in IT This Week

Paul Brislen. 18 September 2015, 1:41 pm

A week of IT news from New Zealand and around the world:

OECD reports on ICT in schools ... Aussie digital PM ... redundant tech ... Amazon for governments ... Apple iOS9 intro a bit bumpy... and h…

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New editor with a familiar face

IITP Team. 16 September 2015, 10:31 am

It is with both sadness and anticipation that we can now announce a changing of the guard at Newsline and Techblog, with Paul Brislen replacing Simon Eskow as Editor.

Paul Brislen, former editor of…

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Hot News in IT This Week

Simon Eskow. 21 August 2015, 7:00 am

A week of IT news from New Zealand and around the world, including...

IBM SmartCamp comes to Auckland....Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organisations seeks comment from IITP mem…

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Trans Pacific Partnership: IT Professionals re-raise concerns about Software Patents…

IITP Press Release. 12 August 2015, 4:35 pm

Ian Taylor, President of New Zealand's largest IT representative body The Institute of IT Professionals NZ and CEO of Dunedin tech firm Animation Research Ltd, has written to Trade Minister Tim Groser…

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NZTech Issues Paper on tackling IT Gender Gap

Simon Eskow. 29 July 2015, 4:20 pm

A report on New Zealand's tech gender gap recommends organisations support efficient, nationally-scaled programmes, including IITP and allied initiatives, to help solve skills shortage with the increa…

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Changes to IITP Constitution and Bylaws

IITP Team. 07 July 2015, 10:00 am

Last week a Special General Meeting of the Institute of IT Professionals (IITP), held in conjunction with the national AGM, unanimously supported some proposed changes to the Institute's Constitution …

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IITP founding member John Robinson dies

01 July 2015, 5:10 am

One of the original 14 founding members of the Institute has sadly passed away in Wellington.

Born in 1926, Dr John Robinson was heavily involved in the Society in the early years. As well as being…

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Hot News in IT this Week

Simon Eskow. 19 June 2015, 7:00 am

IT news items from the last seven days, from New Zealand and around the world, including...

New Zealand Government announces plan to issue RFP for location-based mobile phone app for emergency serv…

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IITP welcomes new software procurement model

Paul Matthews. 19 June 2015, 12:16 am

The IT industry has been asking for major changes to how Government procures software for some time.

To address this, IITP has been working with MBIE on an innovative approach to software procureme…

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On Time, On the Money

Simon Eskow. 03 June 2015, 11:11 am

Paul McGarrigle of Network for Learning will give a case study in project management success later this month in Wellington, with a focus on recruitment, company culture and agile methods.

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Proposed Workplace Safety Bill Raises IT Eyebrows

Simon Eskow. 26 May 2015, 12:46 pm

A major overhaul of New Zealand's health and safety regulation may have unintended consequences for IT companies, with some IT employers fearing it makes employers personally and legally liable for ac…

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Machines With Feelings…

IITP Staff. 18 May 2015, 10:35 am

The 2015 Gibbons Lecture series, presented by the University of Auckland's Computer Science department in association with IITP, is a free public lecture series this year focusing on Man Meets Machine…

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Tip-Toe Through the Transformation

Simon Eskow. 04 May 2015, 11:57 am

Chief Technology Officer Simon Raik-Allen takes to the road in May to discuss how they used agile methods to transform MYOB's desktop-software to an agile, cloud-based solution - and the team culture …

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Toward Tangible Tools in the High Tech Age…

Simon Eskow. 29 April 2015, 2:18 pm

Humanity has come a long way making tangible tools to solve novel problems. And though computers can be seen as our slickest tool, high technology still can't compete with pen and paper for tackling c…

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