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Counting the nation's walkers and bikers
If you cycle or walk the roads and pathways of Aotearoa, you may be unaccounted for. But that's set to change with the NZ Transport Agency's move to improve the data collected on the number of cyclist…
Dear Santa II: The follow up letter
Hi Santa, hope you're still on top of things. Are the elves all using Trello this year or are they on Teams? You can usually tell because of the stress levels. Ask Rudolph - I'm sure he can explain to…
Dear Tech Santa, here's my Christmas wish list
The weather outside is frightful and so here at ITP House we've sat down by the fire, poured ourselves an eggnog, put some carols on the radio, drawn the curtains against the snow outside, and decided…
Data Quality 30 years on - What's changed?
Data quality projects are the darling of the industry but they're not new. Victoria MacLennan takes a look into the misty past and peeks at the future as well.
Brislen on Tech
Leadership and culture came to town this week with a visiting head of state... sort of.
And why is it that transport can't seem to get tech right? Perhaps they should take a leaf out of Dunedin Cit…
Rules are made to be broken
Some rules are made to be broken. A guest post from Wellington man, Mike Riversdale
What is 'digital transformation'?
Every year there's a new buzzword and the latest cab off that rank is "digital transformation". But does it just mean "buy my kit" or is there more to it? Wellington-based IT commentator Ian Apperley …
Brislen on Tech
It's a crazy newsletter this week: Crazy ideas for electricity, crazy ideas for government and crazy noises, to let you know when Civil Defence wants you to pay attention.
It's alive! PC market bounces back in NZ
After an 8% decline in sales, the Traditional PC market has bounced back to a year on year growth of 1.1%, says tech researcher IDC.
Broadcom buys Symantec's enterprise security business
Broadcom has bought Symantec's enterprise security business for nearly US$11 billion as company continues its mergers and acquisitions streak.
Trump opens the door to Huawei, but only a fraction
US President, Donald Trump, has offered Huawei a chance at a "get out of jail free" card at the G20 meeting in Japan, suggesting the company's position on his blacklist may be reviewed.
Brislen on Tech
Simon Moutter's departure from Spark marks the end of an era and on Monday we will wake to a new world order. What will come of our telecommunications sector?
Shopping. It's something we do, we put…
The Commerce Commission wants you
While you're on hold with your telco, why not take the time to fill in the Commerce Commission's quick survey on what you'd like and dislike about your telecommunications providers. It'll help pass th…
Facebook launches own cryptocurrency
First it came for your cat videos, then it wanted your demographic data, finally it took your privacy. Now Facebook just wants your wallet.
Tech sector performance review: employees weigh in
Employer technology choices remain among the top three requirements Kiwi staff have, according to the latest Randstad annual employer brand survey.
The taxman cometh, albeit slowly
Finance ministers from the G20 nations have agreed to press ahead with plans to reform the global tax regime to limit the amount of tax avoidance currently carried out by some of our largest tech comp…
Digital giants to face DST
Should multinationals be able to move profits around the globe and "minimise their tax burden" or should they support the local economies in which they operate?
This is the question facing the gove…
Brislen on Tech: Budget edition
The Budget is finally here but what a warm-up act that was. We take a closer look at the story of the week, and then at the actual Budget itself.
And then... Do you remember where you were when the…
Report into Chorus subbies finds fault
The UFB has been held up as a shining example of how best to build fibre to the home on a national scale, but underneath the accolades have been accusations of worker exploitation and shoddy build pra…
Govt seeks feedback on procurement
The New Zealand Government spends around $41 billion a year on procurement, so it makes sense that officials are keen to get the process right. It has this week opened the 2019 Business Survey and is …