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Griffin on Tech: It’s time to fire Elon Musk

Peter Griffin. 18 November 2022, 1:11 pm

Elon Musk wants his employees to work "long hours at high intensity". How many Twits will opt out of his tyrannical edict?

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IT pros upbeat about 2023 despite the economic gloom

Peter Griffin. 16 November 2022, 10:40 pm

When CompTIA, the US-based tech industry body surveyed 1,125 IT professionals in the US and around the world last month, it found them optimistic about the tech industry's prospects in 2023.

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$1.4 billion tech project - and this time it goes to local vendors

Peter Griffin. 15 November 2022, 11:03 am
$1.4 billion tech project - and this time it goes to local vendors

A $1.4 billion, 10-year deal has been struck to build the new Public Safety Network and local vendors will be responsible for building and operating it.

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3 in 10 Kiwis scammed in online holiday shopping

Peter Griffin. 03 November 2022, 8:11 am

Kiwis are being warned to be on heightened alert this holiday shopping season for scams and fraud attempts as they search for deals to tackle the high cost of living.

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Is the metaverse really the future of work?

According to Mark Zuckerberg, the "metaverse" – which the Meta founder describes as "an embodied internet, where instead of just viewing content – you are in it" – will radically change our live…

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Griffin on Tech: hurray for universal transport payments - why has this taken 13 years?

Peter Griffin. 21 October 2022, 12:52 pm

Here's some good news to end the week - we will soon have one contactless payment system we can use to tap on and off across all modes of public transport everywhere.

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Sweet deal for telcos as 5G spectrum rights are dished out 

Peter Griffin. 20 October 2022, 1:02 pm

The Government has foregone an auction process to allocate precious spectrum for 5G mobile services, instead allocating the three major telcos parcels of spectrum with 20-year usage rights.

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How Microsoft will build resilience into its new data centre region

Peter Griffin. 18 October 2022, 9:30 am

Microsoft's new data centre region under construction in Auckland will feature Azure Availability Zone, offering zonal and regional redundancy to combat major outages.

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Satellite imagery marketplace aims to help with emissions reductions

Peter Griffin. 11 October 2022, 10:34 am

a new satellite imagery marketplace makes it easy for New Zealand organisations to find and buy imagery and data that can give them insights into Aotearoa.

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Major hang ups: Telecoms complaints rise by a third

Peter Griffin. 06 October 2022, 9:34 am

The latest report from the Telecommunications Disputes Resolution service suggests our telcos have more work to do getting the basics right for mobile and broadband services.

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API hygiene: Lessons from the Optus data breach

Peter Griffin. 04 October 2022, 11:50 am

Australian mobile network operator Optus said yesterday it had narrowed the number of customers worst affected by a major breach of its systems to 2.1 million people.

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