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Brislen on Tech: Tender is the night
Government is the single biggest buyer of ICT products and services in the land, yet all too often it ends up buying expensive kit that doesn't meet the bill.
Why is this and how can government do better by both its tax payers and its users?
A low-key local R&D player looks to expand
Fleet tracking software that is developed in Christchurch and connects 2 million vehicles worldwide, will now be available to vehicles on New Zealand roads too as Verizon Connect ramps up its local operation.
Weta Digital going "all-in" on the cloud
Weta has struck a deal with Amazon that will see its visual effects work done in the AWS cloud bringing to a close an era of local DIY innovation in supercomputing capacity by the film making studio.
Schools gear up to deliver digital exams
Schools are getting a free digital health check ahead of offering digital exams in November as the government spends $20 million to ensure two-thirds of NCEA exams go online by 2022.
Does Apple treat every developer the same?
Developers are crying foul over Tim Cook's antitrust testimony that it treats all developers of apps in its App Store equally as Apple faces the most heat of the four Big Tech CEOs.
Covid-19 set to dent ICT spending this year
Healthy projected growth in ICT has been undone by Covid-19 though cloud computing and collaboration services are still in hot demand.
Our embarrassing e-waste habits
The world is discarding more electronic waste than ever before, according to the United Nations, with a 17 per cent increase in e-waste produced in the last five years.
Aussie goes on the cyber offensive
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.
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Pause for effect
More than 100 international companies are refusing to advertise on social media platforms for a month as part of a #StopHateForProfit campaign.
Windows apps to run on Chromebooks
Windows apps will soon be able to run natively on Chromebooks as Google strikes a deal with Parallels to bring the Microsoft productivity suite and other apps to its Chrome OS-powered devices.
Review could spur health IT shake up
A call for action on technology in the health sector comes as a major review of the sector recommends a reduction in the number of district health boards, the establishment of a new health authority, …