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Report into Chorus subbies finds fault

Paul Brislen. 15 April 2019, 7:16 am

The UFB has been held up as a shining example of how best to build fibre to the home on a national scale, but underneath the accolades have been accusations of worker exploitation and shoddy build practices. With an investigation underway, Chorus commissioned its own report and the results are not good for the company.

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Govt seeks feedback on procurement

Sarah Putt. 09 April 2019, 2:47 pm

The New Zealand Government spends around $41 billion a year on procurement, so it makes sense that officials are keen to get the process right. It has this week opened the 2019 Business Survey and is seeking feedback from organisations that supply goods and services across any government department, ministry, crown entity, district health board, tertiary education institution or local authority.

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Apple axes wireless charging for now

Paul Brislen. 01 April 2019, 7:03 am

Apple has killed off its AirPower wireless charging product before it even launches. What does that mean for Auckland-based PowerbyProxi, the company behind the capability that Apple bought for $100 million?

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The cost of doing business with NZ Government

Techblog staff. 21 March 2019, 6:50 am

NZRise is repeating its 2016 survey on the cost of doing business with the government via its tender process and wants your help. Please take five minutes or so to fill in the survey - there are only …

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Zoho lands in New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 04 March 2019, 7:21 am

Perhaps India's most famous SaaS company, Zoho, has launched in New Zealand and Australia, setting up an office and hiring the former CIO of The Warehouse to run the region from an office in central A…

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DIA seeks comment on new-look Marketplace

Techblog staff. 14 February 2019, 4:58 pm

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is seeking feedback on its new Marketplace model as it moves away from a traditional panel approach to tendering.

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What's the point of a warranty period in a SaaS contract?

Buddle Findlay. 05 December 2018, 6:29 am

What's the point of a warranty period in a SaaS contract?

We are increasingly seeing significant gaps between suppliers and customers of SaaS contracts in relation to their expectations about the …

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Chorus unbundled fibre design

Brendan Ritchie. 24 October 2018, 5:00 am

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 …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 28 September 2018, 3:49 pm

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 i…

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ICT marketplace opens for business

Sarah Putt. 27 September 2018, 4:23 pm

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 in…

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Fixing government IT procurement - Part II

Dave Lane. 26 September 2018, 5:00 am

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…

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