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Waikato Uni opens Esports arena

Sarah Putt. 22 August 2019, 12:44 pm

It's the fastest growing sport in the world, so it makes sense for the tertiary sector to take notice of Esports. The University of Waikato has gone a step further, claiming it is making New Zealand h…

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Are our teachers ready for the new digital curriculum?

Ellen MacGregor-Reid . 21 August 2019, 7:10 am

A guest post from the Ministry of Education's Deputy Secretary for Early Learning and Student Achievement on whether teachers are ready for the new digital curriculum.

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Games sector aims high

Sarah Putt. 20 August 2019, 2:55 pm

Interactive media, which includes gaming, could become a billion-dollar industry in New Zealand within five years, according to a new report released by the New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZ…

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Only half of businesses prepared for digital disruption: NTT

Techblog staff. 19 August 2019, 7:28 am

According to NTT's 2019 Digital Means Business Report, 11% of organisations are highly satisfied with those in charge of spearheading digital transformation, despite the fact that almost three-quart…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 16 August 2019, 4:44 pm

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

ITx Rutherford 2019 registrations are coming in thick and fast - an awesome group of people are coming. This week we profile another top-lev…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 16 August 2019, 4:30 pm

It's hard getting cut through when you want to send out marketing bumf, so just imagine how difficult it was to get people to complete the Census online.

Soon we'll have CCTV cameras out the wazoo …

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Another tech IPO may be some time

Sarah Putt. 15 August 2019, 5:27 pm

Out of the crop of the tech companies that listed on the NZX in 2014, one of the best performers would have to be Vista Group International, which provides cinema software. Since listing the company h…

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New Zealand team gains a bronze at the International Olympiad in Informatics

Margot Philips. 15 August 2019, 7:21 am

ZhiYuan Qi, a year 12 student at Auckland Grammar School, was presented with a bronze medal for his programming prowess in an elite international competition for high school students.

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NetHui 2019 fellowships on offer

Paul Brislen. 14 August 2019, 7:04 am

InternetNZ is gearing up for this year's NetHui to be held in Te Papa on 3rd and 4th of October.

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Digital-first proved Stats NZ's undoing

Sarah Putt. 13 August 2019, 4:29 pm

Government Statistician and Stats NZ CEO Liz MacPherson has today resigned over her role in leading the 2018 Census, which saw a reduction in participation rates. As a result, the release of Census 20…

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Broadcom buys Symantec's enterprise security business

Paul Brislen. 12 August 2019, 7:03 am

Broadcom has bought Symantec's enterprise security business for nearly US$11 billion as company continues its mergers and acquisitions streak.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 09 August 2019, 9:00 am

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

So now the full ITx Rutherford 2019 programme is out, sponsors are in place (more welcome!), registrations are open and we're counting down!…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 09 August 2019, 8:45 am

What role do companies play in the free speech debate?

Will the next company to get hacked be as up front as the last one?

And happy birthday, internet. Why I remember when you were just a node …

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NZ media and telcos ponder future

Sarah Putt. 08 August 2019, 8:15 am

If you grew up watching YouTube, would you watch TV and Movies?

That was the question posed by Travis Corrie from Shift72, a Hamilton-based company providing end-to-end video solutions for global b…

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Has public Wifi become more secure?

Sarah Putt. 06 August 2019, 7:40 am

At the airport, in the café, or anywhere there is public Wifi, is it safe to login? Can you send a sensitive file or check your bank account without concern? Or is it better to wait until you are bac…

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Happy Birthday, 2Degrees

Paul Brislen. 05 August 2019, 7:08 am

Ten years ago the mobile market was quite a different place, with limited competition and a lack of competitive pricing. Enter 2Degrees.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 02 August 2019, 5:00 pm

The spies would like us to break encryption because kicking in locked doors hurts their feet...

Donald Trump will tax French wine if the French tax US digital giants. Does he know where New Zealand…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 02 August 2019, 4:57 pm

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

This week we're super excited to announce the draft programme and list of initial sponsors for ITx Rutherford, coming up in October.

ITx …

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Vocational Education Review: What does it mean for Tech?

Paul Matthews. 02 August 2019, 1:50 pm

Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced the much-anticipated changes to vocational education this week, with a major overhaul of the Institute of Technology / Polytech sector.

This is of signif…

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Whatever happened to "Where everyone gets a bargain"?

Sarah Putt. 02 August 2019, 8:00 am

Most New Zealanders live within 30 minutes of a store owned by The Warehouse Group, and yet 9% (and growing) of all retail spending in this country is online. Which is no doubt why the company has lau…

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