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Lockdown Q&A: Leighton Roberts, Sharesies

Peter Griffin. 02 April 2020, 8:08 am

Here at ITP Tech Blog we are asking people in the tech sector about how they are approaching business during the lockdown and the technology they are using to stay productive while working remotely.

Today, we talk to Leighton Roberts, co-founder, Director - Opportunities and Operations, and acting co-CEO of Sharesies.

Online investment platform, Sharesies. 

How many people does your organisation employ?

39 people

In one sentence please explain w

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What next for the telcos?

Paul Brislen. 30 March 2020, 9:53 am

New Zealand is well placed to weather the storm that is COVID-19 because our telecommunications infrastructure is world class. But this is only the beginning of what could be a long-term shift in our patterns. Where to now for telecommunications?

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Level 4 is here - tech experts weigh in

Peter Griffin. 26 March 2020, 7:59 am

So we are now at Level-4, the vast majority of us are camped out in our makeshift home offices testing the limits of our broadband connections - and the family's patience.

What could possibly go wrong?

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The luckier country

Paul Brislen. 25 March 2020, 10:28 am

The new norm will see massive numbers of staff working remotely for the first time since the introduction of the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) network, so how are we doing?

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Telcos ready for impact of Covid-19

Sarah Putt. 17 March 2020, 4:53 pm

New Zealand's telecommunications infrastructure will be able to cope with the expected surge in demand as more people work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. That's according to industry associat…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 March 2020, 1:48 pm

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

This week: Disasters are good for making movies out of, getting the adrenaline going and of course updating those pesky business continu…

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Fibre up, copper down

Sarah Putt. 12 March 2020, 4:10 pm

The headline stat in the Commerce Commission's annual stocktake of the telco industry is that this is the first time fibre connections have outnumbered copper connections. There were 880,000 homes and…

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Draft guidance released on Commission’s approach to unbundled fibre

Techblog staff. 04 March 2020, 9:04 am

The Commerce Commission has released draft guidance to help the telecommunications industry understand its approach to monitoring and enforcing obligations on Chorus and the other local fibre companie…

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Cost of NZ domain names to go up 20%

TechBlog staff. 28 February 2020, 2:34 pm

InternetNZ today announced that .nz wholesale domain fees will increase 20% from June this year, likely netting the group an extra $2 million per year.

Chief executive Jordan Carter says the change…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 28 February 2020, 1:00 pm

Here's this week's Brislen on Tech, from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

This week: it's not cricket, knocking a cobber when they're down, but when it comes to NBN we're quids in.

And security is …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 21 February 2020, 4:00 pm

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

This week: Kiwisaver provider Generate had its database raided. What happened next will shock you. Covid 19 is creating headaches for th…

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