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Griffin on Tech: The tide is (slowly) turning on R&D spending

Peter Griffin. 02 June 2023, 10:46 am

Our businesses spent an additional $1 billion on R&D in the last nine months. That's great for the economy, but there's a long way to go to match spending in other OECD countries.

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Digital twin industry effort kicks off

Peter Griffin. 01 June 2023, 12:10 pm

An industry partnership aimed at advancing digital twin technology has launched mirroring efforts across the Tasman to explore how digital twins can be used.

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When US$200,000+ is the median - insights into what listed US tech companies pay

Peter Griffin. 16 May 2023, 3:22 pm

A review of median salaries offered at publicly listed tech companies shows the extent to which they continue to pay high salaries, particularly for software engineering expertise that allows them to gain an edge over competitors.

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Griffin on Tech: When IT goes postal and avoiding AI doing the same

Peter Griffin. 05 May 2023, 9:12 am

Imagine being accused of theft, fired, and having your career ruined because some misconfigured piece of software identified irregular financial activity in your division.

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Generative AI: now one of the most in-demand tech skills globally

Peter Griffin. 04 May 2023, 1:54 pm

The explosion of interest in generative AI tools following the release of ChatGPT in November has seen a bump in interest in artificial intelligence skills across the board.

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NZ Government is consulting on Procurement

Victoria MacLennan. 20 April 2023, 10:55 pm

NZ Government is consulting in May via co-Lab workshops and a consultation document on Procurement for the Future. This post is on why and how you should get involved.

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Goodbye mobile blackspots? One, 2degrees gear up for satellite to mobile service

Peter Griffin. 03 April 2023, 9:17 am

If you want to make a call or text message in the most remote and rugged parts of New Zealand you'll generally be out of luck, unless you have a satellite phone.

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Griffin on Tech: Yet another eye-watering mega merger IT bill comes in

Peter Griffin. 24 March 2023, 10:33 am

The bill to merge the IT systems of the country's 16 polytechnics, which now operate as one education super-entity, Te Pūkenga, has been totted up - $285.9 million over four years.

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2degrees bringing forward Starlink Business launch as interest in satellite surges

Peter Griffin. 21 February 2023, 11:56 am

2Degrees is launching its Starlink Business satellite broadband offering early with interest in satellite skyrocketing as a result of the communications outages suffered during last week's flood disas…

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Tech salaries up 15 - 20%, cybersecurity, data, cloud skills in hot demand

Peter Griffin. 16 February 2023, 12:59 pm

With a major pipeline of tech projects and net migration still in negative territory, demand for tech and digital salaries remains strong, according to data from global recruitment company, Talent.

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First deep-dive report on Māori-owned tech firms shows a world of potential

Peter Griffin. 03 February 2023, 10:28 am

The first deep-dive examination of Māori-owned and operated tech companies reveals a thriving ecosystem of small and mid-sized businesses that will need a larger talent pipeline to grow.

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