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Kiwi creation 'R' gets a Covid-fueled boost

Peter Griffin. 09 July 2020, 9:29 am

A statistical programming language developed by University of Auckland researchers and used all over the world is growing in popularity as data science is harnessed in the race for a Covid-19 vaccine.

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COVID's impact on NZ's tech community

Trent Mankelow. 01 July 2020, 8:08 am

A guest post from Summer of Tech's Trent Mankelow: what are the prospects for interns following COVID-19?

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Aussie goes on the cyber offensive

Peter Griffin. 30 June 2020, 10:47 am

Australia will hire 500 additional spies and beef up its offensive cyber capabilities as it responds to a spate of cyber attacks on government departments and some of its biggest companies.

Who is …

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Yes the robots are coming, but we’re not going to be ready

Paul Matthews. 24 June 2020, 4:39 pm

The robots are coming for our jobs. Or rather, they are changing the future of work, along with AI and other technology changes. Our education system needs a strong focus on technology and related are…

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Why do we hire so few interns in New Zealand?

Trent Mankelow. 19 June 2020, 5:00 am

If we are to encourage the next generation of students into ICT then we need more intern places to show them the ropes. Go on, you know you want to.

A guest post from Summer of Tech CEO, Trent Mank…

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Google gears up for the election

Peter Griffin. 11 June 2020, 9:01 am

Google gets ready for the election season, extending its political ad transparency tools to New Zealand and offering security training to political groups to avoid phishing attacks.

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Horizons 2020 tech report signposts the future of tech education

Techblog staff. 10 June 2020, 8:11 am

SIGNAL ICT Graduate School has launched its research report "Horizons 2020, Trends in Technology Education" and is challenging business, government and academia to work together to create the technolo…

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Why are cybersecurity investments failing?

Peter Griffin. 09 June 2020, 10:44 am

Look to the "leaders" when it comes to cybersecurity, says Accenture, as Aussie companies report they are fighting a losing battle on the cybersecurity front.

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Going digital: A tale of two Budgets

Peter Griffin. 03 June 2020, 10:47 pm

Singapore and New Zealand, two small advanced economies often mentioned in the same breath. One sees Covid-19 as a major opportunity to accelerate digital transformation, the other, not so much. Which…

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A plan for better digital inclusion

Peter Griffin. 15 May 2020, 8:27 am

20 organisations, including IT Professionals, throw their support behind a plan to boost digital inclusion as Covid-19 see us more reliant on technology for work, education and social connectivity.

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Big tech conferences go online and free

Peter Griffin. 08 May 2020, 11:36 am

Big tech conferences are going online and free for all to attend this year in a move that could change the face of the tech conference forever.

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30 under 30 Tech Awards - Nominations Close on May 6

Techblog staff. 04 May 2020, 10:09 am

The future of the tech industry rides on the shoulders of our current young leaders and Reseller News wants to recognise and celebrate these talented individuals making waves in the tech industry and …

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How Covid-19 is set to change tech

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2020, 10:36 pm

Mary Meeker, Silicon Valley's most influential technology analyst is back with a report looking at how Covid-19 will change the tech industry. Here is TechBlog's five-point summary.

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Public tech holding up to Covid-19 crush

Peter Griffin. 17 April 2020, 2:23 pm

Our government IT systems have held up reasonably well under overwhelming demand due to Covid-19 as tech vendors rallied to help their public sector clients boost capacity and launch new government se…

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Lockdown Q&A: William Chomley, IMAGR

Peter Griffin. 15 April 2020, 8:41 am

IMAGR CEO William Chomley has based himself in Japan during lockdown and is running teams across Asia Pacific as work continues on the start-up's AI-powered shopping cart products.

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Lockdown Q&A: Andrew Bowater, Huawei

Peter Griffin. 09 April 2020, 8:43 am

What is it like running the New Zealand arm of a multinational while in lockdown?

Today's Lockdown Q&A is with Andrew Bowater who has been learning tips from his Chinese colleagues who are emerging…

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Lockdown Q&A: Dave Cameron, LearnCoach

Peter Griffin. 06 April 2020, 10:30 pm

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.

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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.

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Kiwis rate their digital skills

Sarah Putt. 19 March 2020, 5:25 pm

As we adapt to the many changes imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic in the coming weeks and months, it will be technology that will help pull us through. From being able to work remotely, through to enab…

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Video conferencing - a guide to etiquette

Paul Brislen. 18 March 2020, 5:10 am

For many of us, working from home is an unnatural state that will reduce is to quivering wrecks. Easy access to the fridge, a lack of company issued fruit and no commuting will drive us to distraction…

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