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Software development - a cautionary tale

Paul Brislen. 11 June 2018, 7:32 am

A sobering reminder this week about the need to protect source code ownership when setting up in business.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 June 2018, 3:34 pm

Computers aren't what they used to be. In the old days (y'know, Windows 98 era) they were big beige boxes that sat on the desktop taking up far too much room and firing up the fan on an inconsistent b…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 June 2018, 5:07 pm

Paul Brislen's weekly commentary on what's happening in tech. This week: Getting Data Protection Right... Research and development needs some help... Let's go shopping.

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CLOUD Act – Law enforcement access to cloud data

Amy Ryburn. 16 May 2018, 5:00 am

Buddle Findlay's tech legal team discuss the US CLOUD Act and its implications for New Zealand.

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What's up with WhatsApp?

Paul Brislen. 02 May 2018, 7:38 am

Jan Koum, the chief executive and co-founder of message app powerhouse WhatsApp has resigned, apparently over disagreements with Facebook over privacy and encryption.

In a move that could cost him …

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No Vocus sale, for now

Paul Brislen. 26 April 2018, 7:30 am

Vocus New Zealand is off the chopping block, for now at least.

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Government aim for ICT to be our second-largest contributor to GDP by 2025 - NZRise recommendation

Don Christie. 09 April 2018, 6:54 am

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…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 March 2018, 4:43 pm

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?

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Intervention - How to help when resilience fails

Heather Grace. 05 March 2018, 6:48 am

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…

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Building Resilience by Making Choices

Heather Grace. 23 February 2018, 5:00 am

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?

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Australian e-voting damned in audit report

Paul Brislen. 24 January 2018, 7:58 am

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.

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The future: coming, ready or not

Paul Brislen. 14 December 2017, 4:22 pm

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…

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Apple buys PowerbyProxi

Paul Brislen. 25 October 2017, 9:02 am

The Auckland-based wireless charging company spun out of a university research project now the latest jewel in Apple's crown.

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Aussie telco to sell NZ assets

Paul Brislen. 24 October 2017, 7:47 am

Vocus is to sell its New Zealand assets and is appointing and advisor to oversee the move.

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The $10 billion industry

Paul Brislen. 19 October 2017, 5:00 am

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…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 October 2017, 2:00 pm

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)?

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New broom at Fuji Xerox

Paul Brislen. 02 October 2017, 10:48 am

Scandal struck Fuji Xerox has appointed a new CEO for the New Zealand end of its business.

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New Zealand's most successful tech company?

Paul Brislen. 19 September 2017, 7:14 am

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.

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World's best practice IT departments deliver the goods

ITP staff. 16 August 2017, 7:08 am

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.

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Research and development (still) needs an overhaul

Ian Apperley. 31 July 2017, 6:56 am

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…

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