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Covid-19 set to dent ICT spending this year

Peter Griffin. 21 July 2020, 10:42 am

Healthy projected growth in ICT has been undone by Covid-19 though cloud computing and collaboration services are still in hot demand.

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Our embarrassing e-waste habits

Peter Griffin. 07 July 2020, 10:50 am

The world is discarding more electronic waste than ever before, according to the United Nations, with a 17 per cent increase in e-waste produced in the last five years.

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Aussie goes on the cyber offensive

Peter Griffin. 30 June 2020, 10:47 am

Australia will hire 500 additional spies and beef up its offensive cyber capabilities as it responds to a spate of cyber attacks on government departments and some of its biggest companies.

Who is …

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Pause for effect

Paul Brislen. 29 June 2020, 8:35 am

More than 100 international companies are refusing to advertise on social media platforms for a month as part of a #StopHateForProfit campaign.

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Windows apps to run on Chromebooks

Peter Griffin. 25 June 2020, 8:49 am

Windows apps will soon be able to run natively on Chromebooks as Google strikes a deal with Parallels to bring the Microsoft productivity suite and other apps to its Chrome OS-powered devices.

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Review could spur health IT shake up

Peter Griffin. 16 June 2020, 10:58 am

A call for action on technology in the health sector comes as a major review of the sector recommends a reduction in the number of district health boards, the establishment of a new health authority, …

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Brislen on Tech: The future of work is now

Paul Brislen. 12 June 2020, 1:59 pm

We've all had a taste of it and now, as economic reality sinks in, for many of us working from home could become the new normal.

It's been talked about for long enough but now thanks to the virus,…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 05 June 2020, 1:04 pm

COVID has crushed the global economy and it could take years for the world to regain the type of growth we've seen in recent years.

But New Zealand is well placed to start this race at a run - now …

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One bright spot in the tech sales cycle: headphones

Paul Brislen. 03 June 2020, 8:41 am

Sales of smartphones and smart watches are down but one market segment is proving to be buoyant - sales of earbuds and headphones are soaring.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 22 May 2020, 1:59 pm

The Ministry of Health has launched its COVID tracker app, but does it do what it says?

Zuckerberg takes on Bezos: two men enter, only one will leave.

And the end of an absolute era - Divina Par…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 15 May 2020, 2:39 pm

Here's this week's Brislen on Tech from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen

The government has announced an end to the 5G auction - now bring on the 5G itself. This year's budget is bigger than any ever r…

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No 5G auction - spectrum allocated instead

Paul Brislen. 12 May 2020, 5:07 pm

Instead of trying to rake in some cash the government has done the sensible thing and offered the spectrum needed for 5G deployment for free.

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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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