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CIO Conference, digital disruption, the Met and OMGTech

Viv Chandra. 18 June 2018, 6:43 am

The CIO Conference wrapped up last week in Auckland. We sent in an undercover tech head to see how it went.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 15 June 2018, 4:15 pm

I remember my first trip to Fieldays in 1983. We'd just arrived in New Zealand (literally only days before) and off we went to see this spectacle of New Zealandness. It rained.

The six-wheel offroa…

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Five take-homes from Fieldays

Sarah Putt. 14 June 2018, 9:51 pm

With more than 130,000 people visiting over four days, the annual Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Hamilton is billed as the largest agribusiness event in the Southern Hemisphere.

It has four pillars …

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End of an era - Stanners to depart Vodafone

Paul Brislen. 13 June 2018, 6:59 am

After 13 years at the top, Vodafone New Zealand boss Russell Stanners is stepping down, paving the way for former Spark exec Jason Paris to take the helm later in the year.

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Preschoolers (tamaiti) create Samoan language apps

Sarah Putt. 12 June 2018, 9:00 am

They may be too young to enter Tahi Rua Toru Tech - the national competition to support the new Digital Technologies & Hangarau Matihiko curriculum in schools - but pre-schoolers (tamaiti) from Tino e…

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Software development - a cautionary tale

Paul Brislen. 11 June 2018, 7:32 am

A sobering reminder this week about the need to protect source code ownership when setting up in business.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 June 2018, 3:34 pm

Computers aren't what they used to be. In the old days (y'know, Windows 98 era) they were big beige boxes that sat on the desktop taking up far too much room and firing up the fan on an inconsistent b…

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Unbundling fibre

Sarah Putt. 07 June 2018, 3:36 pm

Telecommunications is an interesting sector - a company's competitor can also be its partner and its customer. That's how you get a situation where the second and third largest players in the fixed li…

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Sarah Putt joins the TechBlog team

ITP Team. 05 June 2018, 3:26 pm

We're very excited to announce that former Computerworld editor Sarah Putt is joining the TechBlog and Newsline team from this week.

Sarah will be covering a range of tech areas and combining with …

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Tackling the digital divide

Sarah Putt. 05 June 2018, 3:08 pm

As each phase of the national broadband rollouts - Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) and the second stage of the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI2) - is completed, many are asking if the digital divide is no …

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Arise, knights of the tech sector

Paul Brislen. 05 June 2018, 7:12 am

Long weekends are always welcome (ED: unless you're a journalist on deadline of course) and none more so than Queen's Birthday Weekend where we can sit in traffic and ponder the meaning of life and al…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 June 2018, 5:07 pm

Paul Brislen's weekly commentary on what's happening in tech. This week: Getting Data Protection Right... Research and development needs some help... Let's go shopping.

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Proposed Changes to NZ’s R&D Incentives

Nat Torkington. 31 May 2018, 6:38 am

There's an open consultation about to end, on the changes MBIE would like to make to New Zealand's R&D incentives. In particular, they'll phase out the Callaghan Growth Grants and replace them wit…

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GDPR: fun for all the family

Paul Brislen. 30 May 2018, 7:23 am

As the EU's new privacy law rolls out fully for the first time, it is amusing to watch the various companies around the world flail around making outrageous claims as they try to both update their s…

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The GDPR and the .nz domain name space

Jordan Carter. 28 May 2018, 5:00 am

By now New Zealanders' inboxes will be overflowing with notices alerting them to the existence of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This new privacy regulation is a European Union law th…

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Google vs the court system of New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 23 May 2018, 7:23 am

When companies collect our data, take our money and offer up services, are they bound by the laws of the country in which they operate?

Google, apparently, says no.

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ITx 2018 Earlybird tickets closing now!

ITP Team. 22 May 2018, 3:24 am

ITx isn't just another tech conference - it's where New Zealand's IT and digital tech community comes together. With 12 conferences and over 150 talks, ITx includes group discussions, forums, unconfer…

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Public versus Private: the future of R&D in NZ

Paul Brislen. 21 May 2018, 7:20 am

R&D was the big winner on the day in this year's Budget, but the changes leave Callaghan Innovation somewhat out in the cold. With no money to hand out, where to now for the government's flagship agen…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 18 May 2018, 5:13 pm

What's in the Budget for the tech sector?
What FAANG all about and should we worry?
The Net Neutrality bill is sent packing. But the fight's not over yet.

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Codemania comes to town

Ben Gracewood. 17 May 2018, 5:45 am

Imagine if there was a conference in Auckland where you could hear from some of the most talented and experienced people in the software industry. Wouldn't it be amazing if you could learn about cutti…

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