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Draft guidance released on Commission’s approach to unbundled fibre

Techblog staff. 04 March 2020, 9:04 am

The Commerce Commission has released draft guidance to help the telecommunications industry understand its approach to monitoring and enforcing obligations on Chorus and the other local fibre companie…

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Budget website: it's a feature not a hack

Paul Brislen. 02 March 2020, 7:06 am

The State Services Commission has released its report into last year's botched Budget website and concludes shoddy website design and poor oversight by Treasury officials was to blame for the early le…

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Outbreak starts to impact on supply chains

Paul Brislen. 19 February 2020, 7:28 am

The coronavirus is starting to impact on supply chains that rely on mainland China for goods and in particular the IT sector is starting to feel the pinch.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 January 2020, 4:08 pm

In this week's Brislen on Tech:

Jeff Bezos can't remember his iTunes password and conducts business via Whatsapp, or he used to.

Plus, is the Kiwi appetite for investment in tech start-ups fina…

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Spoke Phone raises $7m in Series A funding

Paul Brislen. 22 January 2020, 7:19 am

The year has started with a bang for one Kiwi tech start up. Phone service start-up Spoke Phone has raised $7 million in its Series A funding round.

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Counting the nation's walkers and bikers

Sarah Putt. 16 January 2020, 3:25 pm

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…

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Dear Santa II: The follow up letter

Paul Brislen. 18 December 2019, 5:00 am

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…

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Dear Tech Santa, here's my Christmas wish list

Paul Brislen. 16 December 2019, 5:05 am

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…

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Data Quality 30 years on - What's changed?

Victoria MacLennan. 04 December 2019, 6:28 am

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.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 29 November 2019, 4:00 pm

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…

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Rules are made to be broken

Mike Riversdale. 20 November 2019, 7:19 am

Some rules are made to be broken. A guest post from Wellington man, Mike Riversdale

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What is 'digital transformation'?

Ian Apperley. 13 November 2019, 6:58 am

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 …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 25 October 2019, 4:00 pm

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.

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It's alive! PC market bounces back in NZ

Techblog staff. 16 September 2019, 6:59 am

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.

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Broadcom buys Symantec's enterprise security business

Paul Brislen. 12 August 2019, 7:03 am

Broadcom has bought Symantec's enterprise security business for nearly US$11 billion as company continues its mergers and acquisitions streak.

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Trump opens the door to Huawei, but only a fraction

Paul Brislen. 01 July 2019, 7:07 am

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.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 28 June 2019, 3:00 pm

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…

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The Commerce Commission wants you

Paul Brislen. 26 June 2019, 7:08 am

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…

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Facebook launches own cryptocurrency

Paul Brislen. 19 June 2019, 6:51 am

First it came for your cat videos, then it wanted your demographic data, finally it took your privacy. Now Facebook just wants your wallet.

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Tech sector performance review: employees weigh in

Paul Brislen. 17 June 2019, 7:59 am

Employer technology choices remain among the top three requirements Kiwi staff have, according to the latest Randstad annual employer brand survey.

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