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Cyclone Gabrielle tests the resilience of our telecoms networks

Peter Griffin. 14 February 2023, 11:09 am

The country's central telecoms networks appear to have held up well to Cyclone Gabrielle's onslaught, even if thousands of customers have lost connectivity due to power outages.

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Not another ChatGPT blog - this one has ideas you can use

Victoria MacLennan. 10 February 2023, 1:37 pm

I think it's fair to say the race to own the user interactive AI space is heating up, free vs paid access to AI is poised to become the new frontier of Digital Equity and the role of these emerging te…

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Griffin on Tech: The AI arms race heats up

Peter Griffin. 10 February 2023, 8:56 am

If you thought the tech world may take a collective pause to consider the implications of ChatGPT, think again.

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From fileless attacks to lax compliance - why cybersecurity spending is set to grow 17%

Peter Griffin. 09 February 2023, 1:37 pm

IT managers expect to increase their IT security spending by 14% over tne next three years as they recruit cybersecurity staff and battle a growing tide of threats, including from within.

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ChatGPT is great – you’re just using it wrong

Jonathan May. 07 February 2023, 2:52 pm

How many times have you sat down to write something from scratch and found yourself terrified by the empty page in front of you?

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Griffin on Tech: Our new PM needs to get serious about tech skills

Peter Griffin. 03 February 2023, 2:44 pm

What a difference a month makes. We hit the beach, weathered a brief but wild bout of weather thanks to ex-tropical Cyclone Hale, and saw the abrupt resignation of a star politician.

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Safer Internet Day is coming to NZ on 7 Feb, show your support  

Netsafe. 03 February 2023, 2:43 pm

Netsafe is coordinating Safer Internet Day across New Zealand  to raise awareness that people's online safety is as important as their physical safety. 
The theme for the day – Every Space a Safe…

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First deep-dive report on Māori-owned tech firms shows a world of potential

Peter Griffin. 03 February 2023, 10:28 am

The first deep-dive examination of Māori-owned and operated tech companies reveals a thriving ecosystem of small and mid-sized businesses that will need a larger talent pipeline to grow.

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ChatGPT: AI can produce academic papers good enough for journals – just as some ban it

Brian Lucey, Michael Dowling. 31 January 2023, 2:37 pm

Some of the world's biggest academic journal publishers have banned or curbed their authors from using the advanced chatbot, ChatGPT.

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Big Tech is firing employees by the thousands. Why? And how worried should we be?

Tech companies are always in the news, usually touting the next big thing. Instead, Big Tech layoffs are now in the headlines.

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Microsoft’s bid to build ChatGPT into its produce line-up

Peter Griffin. 24 January 2023, 12:44 pm

There's a good reason Google boss Sundar Pichai issued a "code red" to his AI engineers before Christmas - the ChatGPT revolution poses a threat to Google's vast search engine empire.

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How do we feel?…

Victoria MacLennan. 19 December 2022, 12:37 pm

How do we feel? Attitudes of the digital technology workforce

Welcome to the 2022 How do we feel survey.
This survey will be released as a series of small surveys on a range of topics every fortn…

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Griffin on Tech: Eureka! Let’s make 2023 a year of progress

Peter Griffin. 16 December 2022, 4:20 pm

We have the technology and tools to tackle the issues facing society. What we need in 2022 is a collective will - and a laser focus on implementation.

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Seniors are more tech-savvy than you might think

Peter Griffin. 15 December 2022, 10:05 am

Those aged over 50 increased their use of technology through the pandemic, a factor that has boosted their confidence in the digital world. But significant barriers remain - survey.

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Best tech of 2022: 10 gadget gift ideas for Christmas

Peter Griffin. 13 December 2022, 7:46 am

With chill economic winds blowing, the gadget-buying frenzy of the pandemic has abated. But you can't put the brakes on innovation. Here is some of the best tech that debuted in 2022.

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Griffin on Tech: Time to ride on Aussie’s cybersecurity coattails

Peter Griffin. 09 December 2022, 1:47 pm

Australia wants to be the most cyber-secure country in the world by 2030.

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It’s not just Twitter. The whole Internet is broken and we’d better fix it soon

Markus Luczak-Roesch,. 08 December 2022, 12:05 pm

If the debate about Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter tells us anything, it's that people – including those in governments – don't understand how the World Wide Web works.

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Growing the industry: Foundational skills

Victoria MacLennan. 07 December 2022, 11:22 pm

One of the magical things about working in digital technology is the ability to pivot and have multiple careers within a single career, there are untold stories out there of business analysts who beco…

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#WFT: Ditch the plane and take the train says sustainability chief

Peter Griffin. 06 December 2022, 11:42 am

The Auckland-Wellington commute to Wellington takes on new meaning when you opt for the train and a day of focus work while travelling.

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Vic's thoughts on the CIO Summit and Awards

Victoria MacLennan. 02 December 2022, 5:17 pm

The CIO Summit was on this week. Here are my highlight, lowlights and insights from the keynote speaker.

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