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Government aim for ICT to be our second-largest contributor to GDP by 2025 - NZRise recommendation
The Labour/NZFirst coalition government (supported by the Green party) have stated a vision for digital technology sector growth through their policies and coalition agreement statements (described as…
Brislen on Tech
In which we discuss copyrights and copy wrongs... the applicability of laws and the modern age of vertically integrated citizens... and pssst, wanna buya dodgy tech stock?
Intervention - How to help when resilience fails
In the previous article about Resilience, we looked at what happens when people don't have the tools or ability to bounce back from set-backs in life. It was probably a bit depressing to read about ho…
Building Resilience by Making Choices
If we build resilience in others, we will not need so many ambulances at the bottom of the cliff. So how do we do that in a team environment?
Australian e-voting damned in audit report
Australian election officials are scrambling after the auditor general released a damning report suggesting the public was misled over the security of electronic voting in the 2016 general election.
The future: coming, ready or not
What a year it's been. Bitcoin, net neutrality, the return of the content wars, the change of government, ransomware, the mother of all hacks (parts one, two, three and probably a few more), copyright…
Apple buys PowerbyProxi
The Auckland-based wireless charging company spun out of a university research project now the latest jewel in Apple's crown.
Aussie telco to sell NZ assets
Vocus is to sell its New Zealand assets and is appointing and advisor to oversee the move.
The $10 billion industry
ICT has become the $10 billion industry in this year's TIN200 report into the sector.
For the first time, the top 200 technology-related companies have crossed the $10 billion a year revenue barrie…
Brislen on Tech
How to find the people to build our brave new world.... Fuji Xerox faces an uphill struggle... And let's sleep on it: how woke is New Zealand (to the dangers of TXT messages)?
New broom at Fuji Xerox
Scandal struck Fuji Xerox has appointed a new CEO for the New Zealand end of its business.
New Zealand's most successful tech company?
It's probably New Zealand's most well-known tech export and after this year's Xerocon, the cloud accounting service Xero is riding high.
World's best practice IT departments deliver the goods
The best IT departments are more than twice as likely to finish a project on time and on budget as those who don't use world's best practice, a new report claims, but ROI remains an elusive beast.
Research and development (still) needs an overhaul
R&D spending simply isn't delivering what we'd hope to see. Government spending is on par with our competitors but private spending simply isn't there, which raises the question: what can we do to dri…
Fuji Xerox halts govt contract bids
Beleaguered printer company Fuji Xerox has agreed to a "voluntary suspension" from all its current government contracts following ongoing concerns about the company's accounting practices, which have …
The Folly of the Short Game in IT
In 2002 Sun Microsystems was considering purchasing Microsoft Office for its 35,000 staff. They worked out the per-seat cost (taking into accounts volume discounts) and instead decided it would be mo…
Connecting rural New Zealand to the wireless technology future
A guest blog from The Rural Connectivity Group - Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees, as part of the RBI2 bids blog series. Cross posted from InternetNZ.
This blog post is the third of a series and was wr…
Tech sector storms the economy
The tech sector continues to take the New Zealand economy by storm with international funding for early stage tech companies hitting a record high, according to the second annual Investor's Guide to t…
Solving the rural investment puzzle
Cross posted from InternetNZ - this is a guest post from Chorus as part of InternetNZ's RBI2 series and brings another view point to the discussion.
The cost of Government tenders
The cost of bidding for government work is high, but just how high?
NZRise has surveyed its members to determine how many requests for proposals they respond to and how much they spend each time. …