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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 March 2018, 4:43 pm

In which we discuss copyrights and copy wrongs... the applicability of laws and the modern age of vertically integrated citizens... and pssst, wanna buya dodgy tech stock?

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Not all internet access was created equally

Viv Chandra. 12 March 2018, 7:00 am

This past few weeks, hopefully, most of the citizens of Aotearoa took part in the Census. But with the increasing trend towards putting these vital services online, will part of our society be left be…

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Without Resilience - We Fail

Heather Grace. 26 February 2018, 7:48 am

We all know what resilience is. The ability to bounce back, overcome set-backs, deal with stress, self-calm, self-care, keep calm and carry on. What happens when you don't have those skills? What happ…

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Building Resilience by Making Choices

Heather Grace. 23 February 2018, 5:00 am

If we build resilience in others, we will not need so many ambulances at the bottom of the cliff. So how do we do that in a team environment?

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CTO choice delayed

Paul Brislen. 13 February 2018, 6:50 am

The government had hoped to appoint its new Chief Technology Officer before the upcoming D5 meeting of digital nations but that appears to be off the cards for now.

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Resilience Skills are Vital to Your Success

Heather Grace. 02 February 2018, 9:03 am

Have you ever felt kicked in the teeth? Rejected? Unappreciated? Let down? Criticised unfairly? Disappointed? Actually, the question should be "how often does this happen to you?" - because it does ha…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 November 2017, 3:23 pm

Job description for the new national CTO... why we need to take care of our online selves... and the headlights of disruption shine, but do they shine for you?

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OMGTech! wants you

Viv Chandra. 31 October 2017, 1:15 pm

OMGTech is looking for a few good folk to come along and support its programme of getting kids involved in the ICT sector. Are you up to the challenge?

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Building the female talent pipeline in the Tech Industry

Jayne Chater. 16 October 2017, 5:00 am

Recently the Chief Executive of Spark publicly quoted that he was going to tackle gender quality in the organisation he ran. Why? simply because it makes great business sense, it impacts the bottom li…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 October 2017, 2:00 pm

How to find the people to build our brave new world.... Fuji Xerox faces an uphill struggle... And let's sleep on it: how woke is New Zealand (to the dangers of TXT messages)?

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Giz a job: Industry says no need for tertiary qualifications

Paul Brislen. 28 September 2017, 10:20 am

As the innovation sector struggles to find people to fill roles, a number of major companies have banded together to deliver an open letter to the public saying applicants need not hold a formal quali…

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New programme to battle skills shortage

Victoria MacLennan. 21 September 2017, 5:00 am

Only 3% of 15 year old girls want a career in Digital Technology, and of those women globally with STEM degrees a staggering 40% leave our industries to never return. Balance wise, the OECD reported r…

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Ready player one: Games development grows in NZ

Paul Brislen. 06 September 2017, 6:51 am

An industry worth $100 million a year with most of that revenue from exports, growing at 12%. That's how the Game Developers Association (NZGDA) describes the New Zealand computer game industry in all…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 02 June 2017, 3:18 pm

In which we close out the Copper Age, discover people do actually use this thing called the internet and that if teachers can grasp the nettle, so can you.

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A different approach to digital technology in schools

Dave Lane. 02 June 2017, 8:17 am

It's 2017 in New Zealand, and our schools aren't producing enough confident, informed digital participants. Sure, they can play games like a boss, but that's just digital consumption. Ask them to do s…

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Teachers embrace digital learning technologies

Paul Brislen. 01 June 2017, 7:32 am

A survey of primary and intermediate school teachers and principals finds that most believe digital technologies are enhancing classrooms and student learning. 

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Learning from Looking Backwards

Heather Grace. 25 May 2017, 7:17 am

In our fast-paced world, new technology is leap-frogging old technology and everyone is trying to guess what the next great thing will be. So yes, it is important to keep looking forward and planning …

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Having a Service Mentality

Heather Grace. 22 May 2017, 6:57 am

Being "of service" to others - what does that mean? Many people talk about giving good "customer service" and think it is simply doing business with a smile. Being "of service" goes way beyond that. H…

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IT support people - more than just fixing things that break

Heather Grace. 29 March 2017, 6:59 am

Have you tried turning it off and back on again? IT support people are about more than just break-fix: they can be an invaluable agent for technological development in your business.

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How to be a Highly Valued Employee

Heather Grace. 21 March 2017, 7:19 am

If you would like to be a more highly valued employee and reap the rewards of that (get promoted, earn more money, help your organisation be more successful) please read on.

Many years ago, back in…

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