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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 14 September 2018, 1:52 pm

Telephones used to be such simple things. You grabbed them by the nose and turned the dial around and lo! You could talk to someone.

Then they became terribly complicated beasts. They were portable and then mobile and then the grew buttons. So many buttons.

The biggest selling smartphone (sorry, "smart phone") of its day was the Nokia Communicator 9110 that weighed in at $1499 and had a slide out keyboard with yet more buttons. Enter the iPhone and everything changed.

[PLUS: CTO... yup... and Māori Language Week]

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Comprehensive Learning Approach

Sunitha Prabhu. 05 September 2018, 6:49 am
Comprehensive Learning Approach

The success of any tertiary teaching and learning approach lies in enabling the learners with practical and work-ready skills that apply to a real life scenario.

A guest post from Wintec senior staff member Sunitha Prabhu on the changing nature of education and the need to provide authentic learning.

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iSANZ Awards open for nominations

Paul Brislen. 20 August 2018, 7:01 am

The security industry's big night out looms with calls for nominations in this year's iSANZ Awards.

iSANZ's goal is to "inspire, promote and reflect" on New Zealand's information security people and its industry, and to "formally recognise the achievements of outstanding New Zealand InfoSec professionals" and companies and nominations are now open.

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Examining the benefits of participating in IT

Sarah Putt. 09 August 2018, 6:17 am

Ngāi Tahu Research Scholar at the University of Canterbury, Mark Van der klei, whose PhD thesis is examining the IT occupation's attractiveness to Māori, asked the question at ITx about whether it i…

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Māori participation in IT - research participants sought

Sarah Putt. 07 August 2018, 9:33 am

At the recent ITx conference I was fortunate to attend a session taken by Ngāi Tahu Research Scholar at the University of Canterbury, Mark Van der klei, who spoke about his PhD thesis, which has the …

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$1m fund for digital skills

Sarah Putt. 05 July 2018, 8:54 am

Some good news this week with the announcement that the Coalition Government will create a $1 million contestable fund for providers of digital skills.

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Tahi Rua Toru Tech - live in action

Sarah Putt. 03 July 2018, 4:31 pm

Tahi Rua Toru Tech, the national digital championship designed to inspire and excite students from year 0-13 about the new Digital Technologies/Hungarau Matahiko curriculum, is reaching the end of its…

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Robots stealing jobs, maybe

Sarah Putt. 28 June 2018, 9:49 am

The latest on the "robots stealing jobs" front is that 31% of current jobs in New Zealand are at high risk of being automated - replaced by robots and overtaken by algorithms.

But is all this talk …

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Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps

Sarah Putt. 12 June 2018, 9:00 am

They may be too young to enter Tahi Rua Toru Tech - the national competition to support the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum in schools - but pre-schoolers (tamaiti) from Tino e…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 June 2018, 5:07 pm

Paul Brislen's weekly commentary on what's happening in tech. This week: Getting Data Protection Right... Research and development needs some help... Let's go shopping.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 20 April 2018, 1:54 pm

On R&D tax breaks, the lack of a CTO and should we even bother, and what role for government as buyer of services?

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