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Microsoft secures BNZ as second Azure region customer

Peter Griffin. 11 February 2021, 9:41 am

Microsoft has another anchor tenant lined up for the new data centre region it will open here, with BNZ moving in as part of a major cloud migration push at the bank.

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More trouble for Google from Australian regulators

Paul Brislen. 10 February 2021, 8:44 am

Australia's competition watchdog has released an interim report into the digital advertising market in Australia that suggests Google has near-monopoly power and the industry as a whole needs more tra…

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Brislen on Tech: the rise and rise of Amazon and Jeff Bezos

Paul Brislen. 05 February 2021, 3:14 pm

Jeff Bezos is the first person to break the US$200 billion barrier and become the world's richest man. He might only be in number two spot today but he still has more money than most countries.

As …

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Bumper quarter for PC sales

Paul Brislen. 27 January 2021, 8:03 am

Reversing a trend that has been accelerating for many years, sales of PCs (you know, "computers") increased in the third quarter of 2020. COVID lock downs may be partly to blame.

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Honor looks to go global in life after Huawei

Peter Griffin. 25 January 2021, 10:11 pm

Chinese phone maker Honor debuts its first phone since splitting off from blacklisted parent Huawei. Will its newfound freedom see it target international markets like New Zealand?

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NZTech to Govt: We need more joined-up decision making on tech

Peter Griffin. 02 December 2020, 10:45 pm

NZTech has released its briefing to the incoming minister, which amounts to a wish list of actions to accelerate growth in the digital economy.

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Brislen on Tech: Tender is the night

Paul Brislen. 13 November 2020, 2:24 pm

Government is the single biggest buyer of ICT products and services in the land, yet all too often it ends up buying expensive kit that doesn't meet the bill.

Why is this and how can government do…

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A low-key local R&D player looks to expand

Peter Griffin. 08 September 2020, 10:33 am

Fleet tracking software that is developed in Christchurch and connects 2 million vehicles worldwide, will now be available to vehicles on New Zealand roads too as Verizon Connect ramps up its local op…

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Weta Digital going "all-in" on the cloud

Peter Griffin. 03 September 2020, 6:51 am

Weta has struck a deal with Amazon that will see its visual effects work done in the AWS cloud bringing to a close an era of local DIY innovation in supercomputing capacity by the film making studio.

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Schools gear up to deliver digital exams

Peter Griffin. 11 August 2020, 8:47 am

Schools are getting a free digital health check ahead of offering digital exams in November as the government spends $20 million to ensure two-thirds of NCEA exams go online by 2022.

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Does Apple treat every developer the same?

Peter Griffin. 04 August 2020, 10:06 am

Developers are crying foul over Tim Cook's antitrust testimony that it treats all developers of apps in its App Store equally as Apple faces the most heat of the four Big Tech CEOs.

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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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