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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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The internet is broken, its founder wants to fix it

Sarah Putt. 28 November 2019, 8:39 pm

Imagine if your legacy changed the world forever but not in a way you had hoped. That is a summation of the position that Tim Berners-Lee, the Inventor of the Internet, says he is in right now. But he…

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CIO50 nominations extended

Paul Brislen. 27 November 2019, 7:59 am

Nominations for the second annual CIO50 list have been extended to December 16.

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Tale of two reports on digital inclusion

Sarah Putt. 26 November 2019, 6:00 am

As broadband infrastructure improves and public and private offerings migrate online, access to a basic internet service becomes more critical for all New Zealand citizens.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 25 November 2019, 11:31 am

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

The last few weeks have been furiously busy at IT Professionals NZ, with heavy involvement in planning the future of vocational tech educatio…

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UFB project completed

Paul Brislen. 25 November 2019, 7:23 am

Ten years ago it was a pipe dream but today the Ultra Fast Broadband project has been completed, on time and on budget.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 22 November 2019, 6:33 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen.

The Commerce Commission is reviewing the telco sector, but is it looking in the right direction? With the election coming is now a good …

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Disney enters the 'streaming wars'

Sarah Putt. 21 November 2019, 7:45 pm

The so-called 'streaming wars' became a little more combative last week, with the arrival of Disney+ in New Zealand. This adds yet another entertainment service to an increasingly crowded market.

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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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At what age should you found a start-up?

Sarah Putt. 19 November 2019, 7:28 am

There is a mythology that surrounds the successful start-up. They are begun in dorm rooms and garages by smart young people who have a brilliant idea and work every hour of every day to make it happen…

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What is the hidden cost of 5G?

Mandy Henk. 18 November 2019, 5:00 am

While some argue that 5G deployments should be stopped on health grounds, guest blogger Mandy Henk argues that it should be reconsidered for another reason entirely - climate change.

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Victoria University first to offer micro-credentials

Sarah Putt. 14 November 2019, 4:47 pm

For the first time a New Zealand university is offering the opportunity for people to gain micro-credentials. Victoria University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) has announced it wi…

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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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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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The Future is Open - Changing the way scholarship and science is shared in NZ

Mandy Henk. 11 November 2019, 6:33 am

Taxpayer funded research that could be improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders is being locked behind paywalls due to a profit-focused approach to academic publishing, says open access ad…

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Stuff Fibre crowned people's choice in broadband awards

Sarah Putt. 07 November 2019, 10:05 pm

It may be better known as a media company, but Stuff's broadband offering has been awarded top honours at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards in Auckland this evening.

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What does open government mean for digital transformation?

Pia Andrews. 06 November 2019, 5:00 am

Openness is a critical tenet for democracy. It enables transparency, which enables accountability, which in turn drives better public outcomes and ideally a useful check and balance on power. But open…

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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 compa…

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New report says non profits struggle with tech

Paul Brislen. 04 November 2019, 5:00 am

Fully 64% of not-for-profit organisations describe themselves as "less than satisfied" with the way they use technology, and 54% of staff are "not confident" or only "a bit confident" when using new t…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 01 November 2019, 5:01 pm

Here's a quick weekly update from ITP CEO Paul Matthews

It's Friday already! It certainly seems to come around fast on the short weeks.

This week we had the ITP National Board Meeting on Wednesd…

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