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Sweet deal for telcos as 5G spectrum rights are dished out 

Peter Griffin. 20 October 2022, 1:02 pm

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.

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How Microsoft will build resilience into its new data centre region

Peter Griffin. 18 October 2022, 9:30 am

Microsoft's new data centre region under construction in Auckland will feature Azure Availability Zone, offering zonal and regional redundancy to combat major outages.

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Griffin on Tech: A key win in the war on disinformation

Peter Griffin. 14 October 2022, 2:10 pm

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.

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The dark web down under: The rise of NZ’s ‘Tor Market’ for illegal drugs

Chris Wilkins and Marta Rychert. 14 October 2022, 12:33 am

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.

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60+ years of IP? records? or worm food?…

Victoria MacLennan. 13 October 2022, 9:08 pm

One of the projects the ITP team has embraced since I started in this role is sorting our 60+ years of file storage. The cost of storing  over 200 boxes in a temperature controlled storage facility i…

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ITP News in brief October 10th (published on the 11th)

Victoria MacLennan. 11 October 2022, 11:02 pm

iPhone 14's, CV Verification, Raspberry Pi project, School Holiday activities, Cybersmart week, digital nomads, connectivity in remote locations and internet voting.

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Satellite imagery marketplace aims to help with emissions reductions

Peter Griffin. 11 October 2022, 10:34 am

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.

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Insights from Educators - we have a branding problem…

Victoria MacLennan. 07 October 2022, 4:39 pm

Lively discussion on challenges in the education system led to three core focus areas we can all work on including whether we have a branding problem as an industry.

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Griffin on Tech: Where’s our share of the Big Tech fines?

Peter Griffin. 07 October 2022, 2:11 pm

Google is paying hundreds of millions in fines for inappropriate location tracking of users. Where's our share of the proceeds?

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Major hang ups: Telecoms complaints rise by a third

Peter Griffin. 06 October 2022, 9:34 am

The latest report from the Telecommunications Disputes Resolution service suggests our telcos have more work to do getting the basics right for mobile and broadband services.

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API hygiene: Lessons from the Optus data breach

Peter Griffin. 04 October 2022, 11:50 am

Australian mobile network operator Optus said yesterday it had narrowed the number of customers worst affected by a major breach of its systems to 2.1 million people.

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ITP News in brief 3rd October

Victoria MacLennan. 03 October 2022, 7:57 pm

Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters. It's October - Whiringa-ā-nuku in the Māori lunar calendar or Oketopa - so Bird of the Year must be soon! I know it's not technology but technology certain…

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Griffin on Tech: A vote for an open internet

Peter Griffin. 30 September 2022, 12:32 pm

This week's election of a new head of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) should have drawn little interest beyond the geeky world of telecommunications and networking...

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TLDR: Upskilling and Reskilling Plan

Victoria MacLennan. 29 September 2022, 3:47 pm

The digital technology industry is navigating it's way through an unprecedented skills crisis. In 2021 working with MBIE and NZTech we released the Digital Technologies Skills and Talent Plan. One of …

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Bali is the go-to destination for digital nomads

Peter Griffin. 29 September 2022, 9:25 am

Thinking of taking your tech skills on the road now that the border is open and the world is in a post-pandemic hurry to get back to business?

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Sky details its long-awaited set-top box upgrades

Peter Griffin. 27 September 2022, 3:26 pm

Pay TV provider Sky has two new devices coming to market that will bring its services up to the standard avid TV streamers now expect.

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The incorporated societies act is changing - a few reasons we need to care

Jon Batt. 27 September 2022, 2:45 pm

Why read this blog? ITP is an incorporated society. If that doesn't mean anything to you, it's a type of legal entity - like a company or a trust. Recently, the law that governs incorporated societie…

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Griffin on Tech: Can Salesforce deliver on its green dream?

Peter Griffin. 23 September 2022, 12:24 pm

Dreamforce 2022 saw the Salesforce tech fest return in fine fashion. But can the company keep up its rapid growth while embracing sustainability?

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Former US treasury secretary: There will be no soft landing

Peter Griffin. 23 September 2022, 6:22 am

All signs point toward the US heading into recession and China's massive property market is struggling. The result is likely to be more uncertainty in 2023.

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Salesforce debuts Net Zero Marketplace for carbon credits 

Peter Griffin. 22 September 2022, 5:47 am

Users of the Salesforce CRM platform now have an easy place to source trusted providers of carbon credits to offset their emissions-generating activities.

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