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What is 'digital transformation'?

Ian Apperley. 13 November 2019, 6:58 am
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 takes a closer look.

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Computer chips that tackle climate change

Sarah Putt. 12 November 2019, 7:13 am

Computer chips with brain-like functionality that could reduce global carbon emissions from computing have been developed by a team led by University of Canterbury Professor Simon Brown.

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Diversity of offerings in new tech companies

Sarah Putt. 05 November 2019, 8:50 pm

The top revenue earners in the Technology Investment Network (TIN) Report grab the headlines, but there are some fascinating facts and stats throughout the report, not least of which are the ten companies named in the 'TIN Early Stage Companies'.

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TIN report shows tech export sector in good heart

Sarah Putt. 31 October 2019, 11:10 pm

The annual Technology Investment Group (TIN) ranking of New Zealand's top tech exporters shows the sector is continuing to experience strong growth. Highlights from the TIN Report were provided during…

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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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Siri to learn te reo

Sarah Putt. 24 October 2019, 6:45 am

The Government will invest $13 million in a multilingual language platform that will enable Apple's AI assistant Siri to speak te reo Māori, it has been announced by Research, Science and Innovation …

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Civil Defence alerts: probe after many failed to receive warnings

Paul Brislen. 23 October 2019, 3:41 pm

Civil Defence has begun an urgent review of its systems after emergency mobile alerts sent out regarding the Auckland Convention Centre fire did not go to all recipients in the area.

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How to scale impact through innovation and transformation

Pia Andrews. 21 October 2019, 7:17 am

The public sector is one of the largest purchasers of digital transformation projects, yet often these programmes of work result in minimal change. Pia Andrews takes a closer look at how to deliver be…

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Silicon Valley start up unveils Kiwi Space Radar

Sarah Putt. 17 October 2019, 8:48 am

The first commercial radar to track objects smaller than 10cms in space was officially opened in Naseby, Central Otago this week. Named the Kiwi Space Radar (KSR), it is designed to track the full ran…

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Defections take the wind out of Libra's crypto-sails

Paul Brislen. 14 October 2019, 7:24 am

Facebook's first foray into crypto currency, Libra, appears to be if not entirely dead then at least severely wounded, following the withdrawal of a host of key participants.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 11 October 2019, 3:05 pm

this week from ITP TechBlog editor Paul Brislen:

A sporting contest between broadcasting and the internet - who will win? No end in sight to live streaming's dark side.

And has Facebook given up…

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