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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 May 2020, 3:00 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

Microsoft is setting up a datacentre region in New Zealand. But what does it actually mean?

How hot is the telco sector right now? No…

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Microsoft's local cloud play - what it means for NZ

Peter Griffin. 07 May 2020, 9:56 am

Microsoft's move to build a data centre here is big news for the tech sector, but will force local cloud players to innovate and adapt to having a big player on their doorstep.

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Microsoft to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand

Techblog staff. 06 May 2020, 11:53 am

Microsoft has announced plans to establish its first datacenter region in New Zealand.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 May 2020, 12:27 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

What does contract tracing actually look like and how will it work? QR Codes vs Bluetooth, but not as we know it.

And show me the mon…

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How Covid-19 is set to change tech

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2020, 10:36 pm

Mary Meeker, Silicon Valley's most influential technology analyst is back with a report looking at how Covid-19 will change the tech industry. Here is TechBlog's five-point summary.

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Public tech holding up to Covid-19 crush

Peter Griffin. 17 April 2020, 2:23 pm

Our government IT systems have held up reasonably well under overwhelming demand due to Covid-19 as tech vendors rallied to help their public sector clients boost capacity and launch new government se…

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Lockdown Q&A: Dave Cameron, LearnCoach

Peter Griffin. 06 April 2020, 10:30 pm

Here at ITP Tech Blog we are asking people in the tech sector about how they are approaching business during the lockdown and the technology they are using to stay productive while working remotely.

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Lockdown Q&A: Leighton Roberts, Sharesies

Peter Griffin. 02 April 2020, 8:08 am

Here at ITP Tech Blog we are asking people in the tech sector about how they are approaching business during the lockdown and the technology they are using to stay productive while working remotely.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 20 March 2020, 4:14 pm

Here's the weekly update from TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen

It's time to talk COVID and learnings. Good luck out there.

Also, what do you do when the cat changes her mind about likes and dislikes…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 13 March 2020, 1:48 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

This week: Disasters are good for making movies out of, getting the adrenaline going and of course updating those pesky business continu…

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Draft guidance released on Commission’s approach to unbundled fibre

Techblog staff. 04 March 2020, 9:04 am

The Commerce Commission has released draft guidance to help the telecommunications industry understand its approach to monitoring and enforcing obligations on Chorus and the other local fibre companie…

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Budget website: it's a feature not a hack

Paul Brislen. 02 March 2020, 7:06 am

The State Services Commission has released its report into last year's botched Budget website and concludes shoddy website design and poor oversight by Treasury officials was to blame for the early le…

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Outbreak starts to impact on supply chains

Paul Brislen. 19 February 2020, 7:28 am

The coronavirus is starting to impact on supply chains that rely on mainland China for goods and in particular the IT sector is starting to feel the pinch.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 January 2020, 4:08 pm

In this week's Brislen on Tech:

Jeff Bezos can't remember his iTunes password and conducts business via Whatsapp, or he used to.

Plus, is the Kiwi appetite for investment in tech start-ups fina…

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Spoke Phone raises $7m in Series A funding

Paul Brislen. 22 January 2020, 7:19 am

The year has started with a bang for one Kiwi tech start up. Phone service start-up Spoke Phone has raised $7 million in its Series A funding round.

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Counting the nation's walkers and bikers

Sarah Putt. 16 January 2020, 3:25 pm

If you cycle or walk the roads and pathways of Aotearoa, you may be unaccounted for. But that's set to change with the NZ Transport Agency's move to improve the data collected on the number of cyclist…

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Dear Santa II: The follow up letter

Paul Brislen. 18 December 2019, 5:00 am

Hi Santa, hope you're still on top of things. Are the elves all using Trello this year or are they on Teams? You can usually tell because of the stress levels. Ask Rudolph - I'm sure he can explain to…

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Dear Tech Santa, here's my Christmas wish list

Paul Brislen. 16 December 2019, 5:05 am

The weather outside is frightful and so here at ITP House we've sat down by the fire, poured ourselves an eggnog, put some carols on the radio, drawn the curtains against the snow outside, and decided…

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Data Quality 30 years on - What's changed?

Victoria MacLennan. 04 December 2019, 6:28 am

Data quality projects are the darling of the industry but they're not new. Victoria MacLennan takes a look into the misty past and peeks at the future as well.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 29 November 2019, 4:00 pm

Leadership and culture came to town this week with a visiting head of state... sort of.

And why is it that transport can't seem to get tech right? Perhaps they should take a leaf out of Dunedin Cit…

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