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Griffin on Tech: Tech capability gap ‘cuts both ways’
The Te Au Hangarau report suggests that successfully boosting participation of Māori in the tech sector requires organisations to reassess their cultural competency capabilities.
‘Tech for good’ developer expands Aussie presence
Wellington-based software development house Ackama has bought Common Code, a Melbourne software company, in a $2.7 million acquisition comprising a mix of cash and shares.
Griffin on Tech: It’s time to fire Elon Musk
Elon Musk wants his employees to work "long hours at high intensity". How many Twits will opt out of his tyrannical edict?
IT pros upbeat about 2023 despite the economic gloom
When CompTIA, the US-based tech industry body surveyed 1,125 IT professionals in the US and around the world last month, it found them optimistic about the tech industry's prospects in 2023.
$1.4 billion tech project - and this time it goes to local vendors
A $1.4 billion, 10-year deal has been struck to build the new Public Safety Network and local vendors will be responsible for building and operating it.
Griffin on Tech: The kids aren’t alright when it comes to tech ed
School students performance in learning the technology curriculum is declining. What should we do about it?
Ransom denied: Medibank hackers start releasing sensitive data
A nightmare scenario is currently playing out for Australian health insurer Medibank, which last month saw details of up to 9.7 million customers obtained by hackers.
Griffin on Tech: Going digital for the planet
A big investment is required to deploy digital technologies that will help cut carbon emissions. But firms that do so could boost their productivity too.
OpenSSL - the vulnerabilities and the fixes
The OpenSSL Project has just released details on the vulnerabilities that they initially announced last week.
Why PC sales are tanking this year
After nearly three solid decades of growth, global sales of personal computers have fallen off a cliff this year.
Critical vulnerability in OpenSSL 3 - should you be concerned?
The OpenSSL Project Team will tomorrow release a new version of OpenSSL to address a critical security vulnerability.
Griffin on Tech: Hefty data breach fines sharpen the mind
Serious data breaches could soon be punished with a A$50 million fine in Australia. our own Privacy Act allows a mere $10,000 maximum penalty.
Effort kicks off to help get kids cyber-savvy
A new cybersecurity training programme aimed at Year 6 - 13 (10 - 18 year olds) aims to give them the cyber skills to stay safe online and upskill for digital careers.
Is the metaverse really the future of work?
According to Mark Zuckerberg, the "metaverse" – which the Meta founder describes as "an embodied internet, where instead of just viewing content – you are in it" – will radically change our live…
Griffin on Tech: hurray for universal transport payments - why has this taken 13 years?
Here's some good news to end the week - we will soon have one contactless payment system we can use to tap on and off across all modes of public transport everywhere.
Sweet deal for telcos as 5G spectrum rights are dished out
The Government has foregone an auction process to allocate precious spectrum for 5G mobile services, instead allocating the three major telcos parcels of spectrum with 20-year usage rights.
How Microsoft will build resilience into its new data centre region
Microsoft's new data centre region under construction in Auckland will feature Azure Availability Zone, offering zonal and regional redundancy to combat major outages.
Griffin on Tech: A key win in the war on disinformation
Alex Jones, one of the world's most odious and successful purveyors of disinformation, will be spending this weekend pondering what a US$1 billion defamation judgement against him means.
The dark web down under: The rise of NZ’s ‘Tor Market’ for illegal drugs
On the face of it, New Zealand may seem an unlikely location for a rising international darknet drug market. Yet these factors may be exactly what has driven this market innovation.
Satellite imagery marketplace aims to help with emissions reductions
a new satellite imagery marketplace makes it easy for New Zealand organisations to find and buy imagery and data that can give them insights into Aotearoa.