ITP Techblog

Brought to you by IT Professionals NZ

Tech CEOs grilled again in "sham" hearing

Peter Griffin. 29 October 2020, 10:14 am

A senate hearing on the content moderation policies of the big tech companies has devolved into a shouty mess dominated by Republica senators accusing left-leaning tech executives of censoring their c…

Read More

2020: The year wireless got connected

Paul Brislen. 28 October 2020, 12:32 pm

Covid, crazy elections, economic catastrophe and of course, the launch of satellites and 5G communications' offerings. Will 2020 deliver on the wireless dream?

Read More

Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 27 October 2020, 1:00 pm

(From Tuesday) We have some excellent new offers available exclusively to ITP members, including some great course options and scholarships plus offers from the IT Psychiatrist, Escrow NZ, GoWirelessN…

Read More

Elon Musk's Kiwi Starlink connection

Peter Griffin. 27 October 2020, 10:46 am

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has set up a New Zealand company with plans to us a Southland-based ground station to monitor his Starlink satellite constellation and to offer broadband services here.

Read More

Tech Media Panel - 23 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 23 October 2020, 4:01 pm

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and ITP CEO Paul Matthews.

This week: Now that the election is done and dusted, where does that leave tech? …

Read More

Brislen on Tech: Googling the future

Paul Brislen. 23 October 2020, 3:42 pm

The US Department of Justice is taking on Google and will lose. There really isn't anything the DOJ can do to Google that will stop it making money, so why do it at all?

And are there any other way…

Read More

Is this bitcoin's mainstream moment?

Peter Griffin. 22 October 2020, 11:38 am

PayPal's government-sanctioned move to support cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin could see its 26 million online merchants accept payment in crypto for the first time.

Read More

Anticompetitive and exclusionary: DOJ vs Google

Paul Brislen. 21 October 2020, 7:28 am

In a move that echoes its 20-year-old case against Microsoft, the US Department of Justice has set its sights on Google for allegedly acting as a monopoly and preventing competition. But does the DOJ …

Read More

NZTech: Labour win good for tech

Peter Griffin. 20 October 2020, 8:51 am

NZTech says Labour's return to government is 'good news for tech' as it will mean progress on the digital technologies industry transformation plan.

Read More

Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 19 October 2020, 3:00 pm

(From monday) Well it was a huge weekend politics-wise, especially for Labour, Act and the Greens. So what does the election result mean for tech policy going forwards and how is ITP going to help rai…

Read More

What my Briefing to the Incoming Minister would say

Paul Brislen. 19 October 2020, 7:27 am

It's a new day and we have a new government (more or less) with a mandate to act and very big ask ahead of them. Tourism is out of action for at least another year so what will the new government do t…

Read More

Tech Media Panel - 16 October 2020

TechBlog Team. 16 October 2020, 10:15 am

Here's this week's Tech Media Panel, featuring TechBlog's Paul Brislen and Peter Griffin and CIO/Computerworld's Sarah Putt.

This week: New Zealand, alongside the “five eyes” network and India …

Read More

Brislen on Tech: End to the End-to-end encryption…

Paul Brislen. 16 October 2020, 10:08 am

The government would like to break the security protocols that hide terrorists and other ratbags from their surveillance but in order to do so your online purchases - from music to pizza delivery - wi…

Read More

Risk of 'privacy fatigue' over home IoT devices

Peter Griffin. 15 October 2020, 7:08 am

Kiwis have become enthusiastic users of Internet of Things devices such as smart speakers and connected appliances but remained concerned about where their data goes and how it is used.

Read More

Apple launches 5G capable iPhone range

Paul Brislen. 14 October 2020, 7:20 am

Four new devices, new camera systems, Dolby video, laser scanners (seriously), faster chipsets, better screens and tougher glass, but the real news is iPhone gets 5G so wrap the tin foil tighter becau…

Read More

IBM bets its future on the cloud

Peter Griffin. 13 October 2020, 9:57 am

IBM will next year spin off its managed IT infrastructure business, so it can focus on the cloud and AI. But has it left its cloud play too late?

Read More

Quick ITP update and upcoming events

Paul Matthews. 12 October 2020, 3:00 pm

(From monday) We're pleased to announce that Whitecliffe has become the first PTE to obtain ITP's coveted degree accreditation. Up until now, only Universities and Polytechnics have achieved it so thi…

Read More

Big push for breaking encryption

Paul Brislen. 12 October 2020, 2:58 pm

Should law enforcement agencies be granted access to encrypted communications? The Five Eyes consortium believes so, even if it weakens security for everyday services like watching television and usin…

Read More

Brislen on Tech: Farewell to the soggy middle manager

Paul Brislen. 09 October 2020, 1:13 pm

Working from home - for some it's a nightmare and a real challenge but for others productivity is up and staff enjoyment is through the roof.

The two extremes seem to divide along tech-centric and…

Read More

An intriguing experiment with digital currency is set to begin

Peter Griffin. 07 October 2020, 11:31 pm

A digital currency offered by an Auckland start-up and backed by real cash will launch next year to enable companies to transact with customers and offer loans. But an official central bank-issued dig…

Read More

Web Development by The Logic Studio