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Does provenance matter when it comes to digital products and services?

By Jens Dietrich and Matthias Galster. 19 October 2021, 11:08 pm

provenance is making its way into applications, but features like "why am I seeing this ad" from Google or Facebook are underwhelming. The question is: can we do better?

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Waste not, want not: time to recycle your unwanted gadgets

By Paul Brislen. 14 October 2021, 2:47 pm

It is International E-Waste Day, a perfect opportunity to gather up all your useless gadgets and get them to an e-waste recycler.

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AI is growing up – four key trends transforming its use in business

Peter Griffin. 14 October 2021, 8:46 am

After an initial wave of enterprise-scale AI applications, efforts are ramping up to make AI easier to develop and less prone to bias.

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Women in Space network takes off

Peter Griffin. 06 October 2021, 10:07 pm

A new group aspiring to help women who want to get involved in the fast-growing space industry has launched as World Space Week is celebrated around the globe.

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Griffin on Tech: Tech innovation can help us open back up

Peter Griffin. 01 October 2021, 4:03 pm

45 cases on Wednesday came as a shock to Auckland. So how can tech help us get closer to leaving lockdowns behind?

Now is the time to be casting the net far and wide for ideas and innovations to he…

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Accessibility failures are costing NZ businesses potential sales

Dr Chandra Harrison. 27 September 2021, 9:58 am

Some fairly easy to fix accessibility issues with New Zealand websites is costing businesses potential sales, argues Dr Chandra Harrison.

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AWS to spend $7.5 billion in NZ over next 15 years

Peter Griffin. 23 September 2021, 11:48 am

Cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services plans to spend $7.5 billion in New Zealand over the next 15 years kicking off with a local data centre presence in 2024.

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Let’s use mandatory record keeping to demonstrate the tech industry’s competence

Tim McNamara. 20 September 2021, 9:09 am

With mandatory record-keeping now part of the Covid-19 contact tracing effort, the tech industry has a bigger role than ever to play as responsible data stewards.

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Covid stimulus and digital push buoy tech sector…

Peter Griffin. 02 September 2021, 8:47 am

ICT spending in New Zealand and Australia is expected to grow 2.1% despite the impact of ongoing lockdowns on both sides of the Tasman.

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Expect to pay more for Office and Microsoft 365 next year

Peter Griffin. 26 August 2021, 10:41 am

Microsoft may be more profitable than ever, but it is giving customers six months notice that Microsoft 365 and Office prices are going to rise.

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Want to reduce cyber threats? Use a password manager - CERT

Peter Griffin. 20 August 2021, 9:18 am

The Government's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has updated its list of "critical controls" for cybersecurity and is urging us all to use a password manager.

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EY inks major deal to push Microsoft products worldwide

Peter Griffin. 17 August 2021, 9:55 am

Consulting firm and systems integrator EY is embarking on a major expansion of its relationship with Microsoft that will see150,000 of its employees trained in use of the Redmond giant's technologies.

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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 sy…

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Join a tech trade delegation to London - virtually

Peter Griffin. 29 June 2021, 10:19 am

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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