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Brislen on Tech: We choose to be poor

Paul Brislen. 16 April 2021, 4:05 pm

Ten years ago Paul Callaghan pointed out that New Zealanders worked harder than the OECD average but produced less than the OECD average.

So how do we fare today and what can we do about it?

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NZ Excellence in IT Awards: Nominations now open

ITP Team. 16 April 2021, 3:58 pm
NZ Excellence in IT Awards: Nominations now open

We're super excited to announce that nominations are now open for the NZ Excellence in IT Awards, the awards that recognise the people making such a difference in tech.

The New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards are sector-wide awards recognising the individuals and teams who have truly excelled in our industry. While other awards focus on companies and vendors, the Excellence in IT Awards exclusively celebrates our people. 

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Has the Christchurch Call worked? - a B+ two years on and much work still to do…

Peter Griffin. 15 April 2021, 10:04 am

Almost two years since Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and France's President Emmanuel Macron launched the Christchurch Call as a response to the mosque shootings of March 15, 2019, the participants have reflected on their progress.

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Latest broadband report confirms improved performance of premium fibre plans…

Techblog Staff. 14 April 2021, 8:15 am

The Commerce Commission's latest report shows New Zealand's broadband scene is living up to expectations and fibre users are more than able to handle the load we throw at it.

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Can Microsoft tame the Dragon with Nuance acquisition?

Peter Griffin. 13 April 2021, 10:06 am

Microsoft's flurry of acquisitions continues this week with the US$19.7 billion purchase of natural language and AI speech leader Nuance.

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Industry convergence to drive cybersecurity spending: Report

Techblog staff. 12 April 2021, 5:10 pm

Cyber-security is set to grow to an estimated $US68 billion by 2030 according to new research from Frost & Sullivan.

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Brislen on Tech: The main trunk line

Paul Brislen. 09 April 2021, 2:33 pm

How do we reduce our carbon footprint, improve productivity, reduce housing costs and improve our work-life balance?

With infrastructure like fibre of course, but also with a much older technology.

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ITx Innovation Days - CFP and Sponsorship Opportunities

ITP Team. 09 April 2021, 2:27 pm

Have you heard? The ITx conference is coming to you this year, with ITx Innovation Day conferences all around New Zealand in July.

The CFP is now open - come and speak at your local ITx Innovation …

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Major software conferences stay virtual for another year

Peter Griffin. 08 April 2021, 7:11 am

In a reminder that Covid-19 remains a grave threat to human health around the world, Microsoft, Google and Apple have all opted for a new round of virtual developer gatherings.

In New Zealand, more…

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Password apathy is costing Kiwis millions

Techblog Staff. 07 April 2021, 11:57 am

Poor password practice is costing Kiwis millions of dollars a year, warns CERT NZ, but there is a better way, says CERT director, Rob Pope.

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Fair use defence prevails in Google-Oracle battle over computer code

Peter Griffin. 06 April 2021, 8:49 am

Google has triumphed at the US Supreme Court in a long-running court case with rival Oracle the outcome of which has major implications for the software industry.

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