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Griffin on Tech: The lesson from Uber’s cut-throat gameplan
We need to enable innovators to move quickly without accepting the social and economic carnage that can result from unfettered innovation.
The immigration rebalance and what it means for tech workers and employers
Relief is on the horizon for tech firms hit by a talent shortage that is yet to let up despite our borders reopening.
Griffin on Tech: Three Waters IT merger an opportunity to pursue 'Water 4.0'
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.
Another undersea cable to link us to the world
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.
Uncompetitive: NZ is slipping on global benchmarks…
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.
Have the leading AI companies become a victim of their own hype?
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.
Griffin on Tech - We need to learn from Ports of Auckland's automation misadventure
Ports of Auckland should and can serve as a lesson for anyone heading down the automation path.
From climate change to conservation - AI can help, but we have work to do
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.
The 100 best Kiwi startups and tech companies to work for
Our tech start-up scene is thriving, attracting more talent and capital than ever before.
But where are the best places to work?
Tech boot camps to beat the talent shortage
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.
Why is Meta going open source with its AI language model?
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.
Local Web3/crypto venture capital fund to invest $5 million in start-ups
New Zealand's first Web3/crypto venture capital fund will invest $5 million in local ventures working on everything form NFTs to decentralised finance.
Griffin on Tech: Where the money is in tech right now
If you want to maximise the financial return on the IT skills you have acquired, contracting has long been the obvious path to take.
Five Eyes: Expect more cyberattacks as the Ukraine conflict drags on
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.
Griffin on Tech: More ambition please: the verdict on the digital strategy draft
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.
Intel pledges to have net-zero emissions by 2040…
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.
Big players dominate our fintech scene but fast-growing start-ups are plentiful
Fintech is one of the fastest-growing areas of New Zealand's tech scene and generated $1.8 billion in revenue last year.
The Okta hack and software supply chain security hazards
The okta security breach is another reminder of the complexities of the software supply chain and the potential for security lapses along the way.
Government cloud contract a 'big win for data sovereignty' - Catalyst
Catalyst Cloud has won an all-of-government contract with the Department of Internal Affairs that the company says removes longstanding barriers around the IT procurement process.
We now have a draft plan for the digital sector - have your say on it
After a lengthy period of development, the draft industry transformation plan (ITP) for the digital technologies sector is finally ready for your feedback.