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Tokyo Olympics 2020: the Sky is the limit?

Paul Brislen. 26 July 2021, 7:44 am

The Olympics are on, controversially, but unlike in previous years it's actually pretty easy to watch them online. What has happened to the Sky TV of old? Thankfully, something good.

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Brislen on Tech: Microsoft rolls the dice

Paul Brislen. 02 July 2021, 4:06 pm

Microsoft has lifted the lid on its new OS - Windows 11 - and promises a brighter world by letting users run Android apps.

Will that be enough to stem the flow of users to non-Windows operating systems?

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Join a tech trade delegation to London - virtually

Peter Griffin. 29 June 2021, 10:19 am
Join a tech trade delegation to London - virtually

The UK's Department for International Trade is inviting Kiwi tech companies to join a virtual delegation aimed at preparing them to expand into the UK market.

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New grads offered $200k, but there's a catch

Paul Brislen. 28 June 2021, 9:15 am

New grads can earn up to $200,000 a year in the IT sector but there's a catch - you have to live in Australia. What does this mean for the tech sector's recruitment here in New Zealand once vaccinatio…

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Brislen on Tech: Outstanding in our field

Paul Brislen. 18 June 2021, 3:48 pm

Fieldays continues to grow in popularity but alongside the combine harvesters these days you'll find drones, electric bikes and data mining equipment that wouldn't be out of place in a CBD office.

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Lessons from the RBNZ hack - update software and use it for its intended purpose

Peter Griffin. 01 June 2021, 10:14 am

 A report into the data breach at the Reserve Bank has revealed that the bank was using third-party file-sharing software as a data repository and collaboration tool, worsening the impact of the hack…

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Waikato DHB: Week two

Paul Brislen. 24 May 2021, 7:33 am

The Waikato DHB's ransomware attack is now stretching into its second week with no end in sight. What can we learn from this when building our new health system and what does it mean for other organis…

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Techweek 21 is coming - time to lock-in and line up some great tech sessions

Peter Griffin. 20 May 2021, 10:56 am

New Zealand's annual tech fest officially kicks off on Saturday, with a strong slate featuring hundreds of events across the country offering live in-person and virtual gatherings.

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How repairable is your smartphone?

Peter Griffin. 11 May 2021, 10:13 am

Consumer New Zealand has created a version of the French smartphone 'repairability index' to give phone buyers an idea of how well phone brands facilitate repairs.

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Aussies try to steal NZ game industry

Paul Brislen. 10 May 2021, 2:33 pm

Australia is rolling out tax incentives to encourage game developers to set up shop in Australia. Here in New Zealand, game developers are unable to access the same types of subsidies which are reserv…

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Orion Health asks for probe into "scandalous" Covid IT spend

Peter Griffin. 06 May 2021, 12:25 pm

 Tech leader and Orion Health chief executive Ian McCrae has requested the Auditor General undertake an audit review of Ministry of Health IT decisions.

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