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Chorus unbundled fibre design
Unbundled fibre is coming, by 2020 it will be available for use by retail service providers. What that means for end users is uncertain, in fact what it means for telcos is uncertain, but key details are starting to emerge.
A guest post from Brendan Ritchie, CEO of Lightwire Business
Brislen on Tech
It's 2025 and your auto-drive car slews sickeningly across a dark and rain-drenched road. You scrabble at the wheel as the car slides across the wet tarmac and disappears into the bush and scrub and if anyone was standing near by they would hear the car crash and bash its way to the bottom of the gully.
But no-one is near enough to hear and no-one is there to see your headlights dim and disappear.
The good news is, your phone and your car know exactly what's just happened and within seconds of you crashing have both followed emergency protocols and contacted the authorities. A GPS location of your incident is beamed directly to the first responders and your phone reports on your medical condition (well, your pulse and attitude since that's all your watch is telling it) so they know what to expect.
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ICT marketplace opens for business
The Government's new digital procurement channel, Marketplace, is now open for business, with suppliers invited to register on its website.
The first channel is Public Cloud Services (Saas), and includes the categories analytics and business Intelligence, collaborative working, creative design and publishing, marketing and project management and planning.
Fixing government IT procurement - Part II
Part II: A modest proposal
Having described a problem so pervasive in the status quo of government software procurement - which has led to a situation I have characterised, without hyperbole, as a…
Fixing government IT procurement
Today in New Zealand, local and central government procurement of IT services and software uses a model which, it is widely thought in the domestic IT industry, produces unsatisfactory results. Despit…
Derek Handley: The CTO role
The government's CTO role process has ground to a halt, but throughout it all, the man chosen for the role has been silent. Now, Derek Handley himself speaks out for the first time.
Brislen on Tech
There's really only one tech story of note this week - the rise and fall of the country's CTO, a role which hasn't even been filled yet.
The CTO role was initially mooted by Rod Drury who, presumab…
Online voting back on the agenda
Nine councils are looking at providing online voting for the next local government elections. An advanced notice for a Request for Proposal for an online voting trial was issued via the government's p…
Where to now for the CTO?
The demotion of Clare Curran from Cabinet means the future of the search for the country's first Chief Technology Officer hangs in the balance. Where to now for the role that can't be fulfilled?
Curran removed from Cabinet
Clare Curran has been removed from Cabinet following the disclosure of a second meeting that was not recorded in her diary - a meeting connected with the search for a CTO.
Brislen on Tech
In which we discuss free speech, the need to protect it and what is and isn't considered 'free speech'; why online elections create such a ruckus; and a new government marketplace to replace the panel…