ITP Techblog

Brought to you by IT Professionals NZ
Menu

Techblog: Telecommunications Subscribe to RSS Feed


Griffin on Tech: Tech innovation and tragedy in the US

Peter Griffin. 27 May 2022, 1:41 pm

A trip to the US this week after a three-year absence sees Tech blog editor Peter Griffin pondering the power of American innovation but also the toxic impact of its entrenched gun culture.

Read More

Small business over the worst impacts of the pandemic, increasing IT spend

Peter Griffin. 26 May 2022, 7:51 am

Most Kiwi small and medium-sized businesses are out of the "survival mode" that got them through the lockdowns and disruption of the pandemic and are now dialling up spending on cloud, cybersecurity, …

Read More

Canada follows NZ and other Five Eyes partners with Huawei ban

Peter Griffin. 24 May 2022, 1:03 pm

Canada has followed the lead of its Five Eyes allies and banned Huawei from building mobile networks in the country.

Read More

Griffin on Tech: Tech's role in challenging times

Peter Griffin. 20 May 2022, 1:35 pm

Techweek again showcased our innovative tech sector. But we'll need strategic long-term thinking from the government to help it achieve its true potential.

Read More

Griffin on Tech: Are we ready for Google Glass 2.0?

Peter Griffin. 13 May 2022, 3:09 pm

Google appears to be gearing up for a second go at launching AR glasses. But has it really put the 'Glassholes' debacle behind it?

Read More

Kiwi tech helping keep workers safe in the Pacific

Peter Griffin. 28 April 2022, 1:35 pm

A location-based app developed by Gisborne-based start-up ThinkSafe is helping Pacific Island workers stay safe as they tackle biodiversity loss in the region.

Read More

Five Eyes: Expect more cyberattacks as the Ukraine conflict drags on

Peter Griffin. 26 April 2022, 11:46 am

Russian aligned cybercrime groups are moving into top gear to support their government as the war in Ukraine rages, according to the Five Eyes intelligence and security alliance.

Read More

Griffin on Tech: More ambition please: the verdict on the digital strategy draft

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2022, 11:14 am

As a vision statement for New Zealand's place in the digital world, the Government's draft digital strategy has been given a mixed scorecard at best.

Read More

Southland's data centre plans ramp up

Peter Griffin. 29 March 2022, 9:56 am

Its cool temperatures and access to abundant renewable energy make Southland an ideal site for power-hungry data centres.

Read More

Telco sector proof of difference real competition can make - TCF

Peter Griffin. 08 March 2022, 3:30 pm

The Commerce Commission has proposed a wholesale regime to improve competition in the groceries market but has stopped short of recommending the sweeping changes the telco sector has been through.

Read More

Griffin on Tech: Ukraine's tech community goes to war

Peter Griffin. 04 March 2022, 4:42 pm

Ukraine's tech-savvy workforce has mobilised to thwart the Russian invasion and helped gain international support for the embattled nation.

What role has the tech community played in these extraord…

Read More

Griffin on Tech: China flexes its tech muscle at the Olympics

Peter Griffin. 18 February 2022, 11:00 am

China is showing off its innovations at the Olympic Games in Beijing, but there's a darker side to the superpower's technological prowess.

Read More

2Degrees urges you to regulate your screen time

Peter Griffin. 17 February 2022, 9:26 am

Nearly half of New Zealand adults have the desire to better balance their use of technology according to mobile network operator 2Degrees, which has released a new app to help people log off more ofte…

Read More

Smarter phones? The king of the Androids unveils its new line-up

Peter Griffin. 10 February 2022, 9:58 am

Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S22 smartphone range this morning, continuing the theme of incremental evolution that has become the signature of a maturing smartphone market.

Read More

The Nvidia - Arm chipmaker mega-merger is officially dead

Peter Griffin. 09 February 2022, 10:25 am

Regulators all over the world raised concerns about the implications of the deal for the global chip market.

Read More

$28 - the price of a hacked Kiwi credit card on the dark web

Peter Griffin. 02 February 2022, 10:26 pm

On the dark web there's a flourishing trade in stolen credit card details and a new study reveals that New Zealanders' information commands a premium.

Read More

World building: Will Meta use its new supercomputer for the common good?

Peter Griffin. 25 January 2022, 1:32 pm

Meta (formerly Facebook) has constructed what it claims will this year become the world's most powerful artificial intelligence supercomputer.

Read More

Griffin on Tech: America's 5G jumbo disaster - what went wrong?…

Peter Griffin. 21 January 2022, 2:39 pm

Airlines this week cancelled or rerouted flights heading to certain US airports. Was it due to a surge in Omicron cases, threats of terrorism, or a fault identified in jumbo jets?

Turns out it is b…

Read More

Vodafone, MyRepublic the fastest in download speed tests - Ookla

Peter Griffin. 20 January 2022, 9:47 am

Vodafone serves up the fastest mobile download speeds and niche player MyRepublic beats the pack for fast downloads on fixed-line broadband connections according to Ookla, creator of the popular speed…

Read More

Using fibre optic networks to better detect volcanic activity

Peter Griffin. 18 January 2022, 10:11 am

New Zealand scientists will send signals down fibre optic cables in the Auckland region to detect small earthquakes that could indicate volcanic activity.

Read More


Web Development by The Logic Studio