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Tech industry lobbies to dump the leap second

Peter Griffin. 26 July 2022, 12:06 pm

Tech companies want to do away with the 'leap second' used to keep our clocks accurate but which can play havoc with computers.

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Griffin on Tech: A software sector stalwart steps back

Peter Griffin. 22 July 2022, 1:16 pm

Opinionated, flawed, passionate, pragmatic and a true software innovator, McCrae leaves a great legacy for Orion and the New Zealand tech sector.

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Spark goes rural to trial millimetre wave 5G technology

Peter Griffin. 21 July 2022, 7:29 am

Spark has partnered with rural services provider Wrightson PPG to trial 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) technology which it hopes can boost connectivity in the regions.

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Why are telcos selling off their mobile towers?

Peter Griffin. 19 July 2022, 9:35 am

Vodafone and Spark have sold their networks of mobile towers delivering billions in cash to the companies and mirroring a trend in telecoms infrastructure happening around the world.

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Griffin on Tech: The lesson from Uber’s cut-throat gameplan

Peter Griffin. 15 July 2022, 12:30 pm

We need to enable innovators to move quickly without accepting the social and economic carnage that can result from unfettered innovation.

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The immigration rebalance and what it means for tech workers and employers

Peter Griffin. 12 July 2022, 3:54 pm

Relief is on the horizon for tech firms hit by a talent shortage that is yet to let up despite our borders reopening.

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Griffin on Tech: Three Waters IT merger an opportunity to pursue 'Water 4.0'

Peter Griffin. 08 July 2022, 2:37 pm

The IT integration costs of Three Waters could run to $300 - $500 million. But it's a prime opportunity to digitise our national water infrastructure.

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Another undersea cable to link us to the world

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2022, 1:03 pm

Southern Cross Cables has launched the SX NEXT fibre cable spanning 15,840km and linking Sydney to Los Angeles via Auckland, Fiji, Tokelau and Kiribati.

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Uncompetitive: NZ is slipping on global benchmarks…

Peter Griffin. 16 June 2022, 10:41 am

New Zealand has suffered the biggest drop in rankings among 63 nations compared on measures of their competitiveness, including in technology, science and business productivity.

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Have the leading AI companies become a victim of their own hype?

Peter Griffin. 14 June 2022, 10:17 am

The media hype over a Google engineer's belief that the company's AI chatbot has become sentient has been widely slammed by AI experts.

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Griffin on Tech - We need to learn from Ports of Auckland's automation misadventure

Peter Griffin. 10 June 2022, 1:35 pm

Ports of Auckland should and can serve as a lesson for anyone heading down the automation path. 

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From climate change to conservation - AI can help, but we have work to do

Peter Griffin. 19 May 2022, 10:38 am

Filling data gaps and overcoming siloed research efforts will be key to getting the most out of artificial intelligence for better environmental sustainability, a new report from the AI Forum suggest.

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The 100 best Kiwi startups and tech companies to work for

Peter Griffin. 12 May 2022, 10:02 am

 Our tech start-up scene is thriving, attracting more talent and capital than ever before.
But where are the best places to work?

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Tech boot camps to beat the talent shortage

Peter Griffin. 10 May 2022, 9:42 am

AUT and the Institute of Data have joined forces to offer new 3 and 6 month boot camps in software engineering, data science and cybersecurity.

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Why is Meta going open source with its AI language model?

Peter Griffin. 05 May 2022, 11:22 am

Facebook owner Meta has been developing a rival to the powerful GPT-3 artificial intelligence model and is inviting the research community to make use of it.

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Local Web3/crypto venture capital fund to invest $5 million in start-ups

Peter Griffin. 03 May 2022, 10:46 am

New Zealand's first Web3/crypto venture capital fund will invest $5 million in local ventures working on everything form NFTs to decentralised finance.

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Griffin on Tech: Where the money is in tech right now

Peter Griffin. 29 April 2022, 11:48 am

If you want to maximise the financial return on the IT skills you have acquired, contracting has long been the obvious path to take. 

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Five Eyes: Expect more cyberattacks as the Ukraine conflict drags on

Peter Griffin. 26 April 2022, 11:46 am

Russian aligned cybercrime groups are moving into top gear to support their government as the war in Ukraine rages, according to the Five Eyes intelligence and security alliance.

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Griffin on Tech: More ambition please: the verdict on the digital strategy draft

Peter Griffin. 22 April 2022, 11:14 am

As a vision statement for New Zealand's place in the digital world, the Government's draft digital strategy has been given a mixed scorecard at best.

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Intel pledges to have net-zero emissions by 2040…

Peter Griffin. 14 April 2022, 10:35 am

US computer chip maker Intel has become the latest tech company to declare a net-zero emissions goal, pledging to reach the target for its global operations by 2040.

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