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IFIP thought leader presents to United Nations

Techblog staff. 18 October 2017, 10:00 am

Last week, IFIP IP3 board director Stephen Ibaraki presented to the United Nations on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies will dramatically change the world in which we …

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Programming Language Hacks

Don Hollander. 12 October 2017, 8:00 am

Universal Acceptance is the simple concept that all legitimate domain names and email addresses work across all applications, but a recent Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) study found that …

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This is a test of the emergency management system

Paul Brislen. 04 October 2017, 8:02 am

New Zealand woke up last week a nation divided into those that received the 1.30am Civil Defence emergency alert and those who did not.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 14 July 2017, 4:17 pm

In which we discuss the stupidity of the net neutrality debate... consider the policies of our various political parties in the lead-up to the lizard-choosing... and will the robots keep us as pets or…

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The Summit of AI for Social Good

Stephen Ibaraki. 13 July 2017, 4:55 am

IFIP IP3 Vice Chair and Founding Chair of IFIP's Global Industry Council, Stephen Ibaraki, played a pivotal role in the development and delivery of the first AI for Good Global Summit. The following a…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 07 July 2017, 12:47 pm

In which the iPhone turns ten and we look back at the revolution it was... the Internet of Things is coming, ready or not (or is it)... and we go sailing with the America's Cup (not really but we woul…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 June 2017, 4:06 pm

In which Paul Brislen seeks out a new job as this one has limited reach... Farmers need to think about a new approach as pharming takes off... and fall out from Fuji Xerox's accounting scandal claims …

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Another win for the computers - predictive coding discovery endorsed in Australian court

Amy Ryburn. 06 June 2017, 6:00 am

Late last year, the Supreme Court of Victoria released a judgment that resolutely approved the use of predictive coding (or TAR - technology assisted review) for the purpose of discovery in a large li…

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Why Tech Companies Fail: Sales and Marketing

Heather Grace. 23 November 2016, 6:25 am

If you are a regular reader of TechBlog you will have recently read about the five top reasons why tech companies fail. In that blog we explored the Us and Them Syndrome and identified the warning sig…

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Microsoft CEO talks up Kiwi developers and the "Minecraft Generation"

Paul Brislen. 17 November 2016, 5:30 pm

A whirlwind trip to New Zealand for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella didn't give him much time to enjoy the sights, but did give him a good look at the New Zealand developer community and he seems to have …

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The real reason this elephant chart is terrifying

Kaila Colbin. 14 September 2016, 6:00 am

Exponential technology is here, it's real and it's taking over the world. SingularityU's Kaila Colbin takes a closer look.

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Why don't New Zealand Companies win government tenders?

Ian Apperley. 02 August 2016, 7:19 am

In my 20 plus years I can count the number of tenders won by local technology companies on one hand, so why is it that New Zealand companies don't win New Zealand government tenders?

Ian Apperley t…

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Marker Metro sold to UK group

Paul Brislen. 01 August 2016, 7:06 am

Local game developer Marker Metro has been bought by UK-based digital agency The Marketing Group and is now listed on Nasdaq First North stock market in Sweden.

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Computers to outstrip electricity supply by 2040: report

Paul Brislen. 27 July 2016, 8:19 am

Moore's Law has been declared dead many times over, even by Gordon Moore himself, but a new challenger appears to be muscling in on the constant upgrade path - limits on electricity production to powe…

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The farmers' market: How to disrupt your company

Ian Apperley. 19 July 2016, 8:19 am

We have to change the way that we run our companies and our government agencies if we want to remain relevant in the 21st Century. It sounds so simple, however we don't like change when it gets right …

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Using GPL code in your software: the essentials

Guy Burgess. 07 June 2016, 9:27 am

A huge amount of useful software is freely available under the GPL open source licence. This article gives an overview of the GPL and important issues for developers who may wish to incorporate GPL-li…

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Courting Technology - A 27 Year Overview

David Harvey. 01 June 2016, 8:16 am

When Judge David Harvey left practice to join the District Court Bench at the end of 1988, computers were being used primarily for word processing and office administration and accounting, although so…

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Conference season is upon us

Paul Brislen. 31 May 2016, 9:47 am

Next month sees the CIO Summit closely followed by the IT and Enterprise Architect Conference, both held in Auckland. What do they mean for you and your team?

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Microsoft wears the Red Hat

Paul Brislen. 06 November 2015, 8:54 am

Microsoft has finally discovered the cloud and it looks very much like an open source operating system.

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Broadband Commission says NZ doing well

Paul Brislen. 23 September 2015, 10:55 am

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development report for 2015 puts New Zealand's broadband development in the top 20 globally.

While many would complain that broadband speeds and reach are lower…

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