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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 06 March 2020, 1:58 pm

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

The treasury hack that wasn't: how not to react when your corner cutting bites you. Plus, a big welcome to Peter Griffin - tech and science …

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 March 2020, 1:48 pm

Weekly update from TechBlog Editor Paul Brislen.

It's official: Big celebrations as Tech overtakes wine in kiwi exports. Now will Government take our industry a bit more seriously?

Plus: Sneeze …

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Digital overtakes wine exports

TechBlog staff. 05 March 2020, 4:00 pm

Export sales of software and services by the information and communication technology (ICT) sector reached $2.1 billion in 2019, up 47 percent from 2017, Stats NZ says.

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Budget IT inquiry puts spotlight on senior leadership

Sarah Putt. 05 March 2020, 3:23 pm

Like a Greek tragedy, official reports into Government IT failures often reveal a fatal flaw which has doomed the project from the outset.

The Budget 2019 botch up, where information was accessed …

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Draft guidance released on Commission’s approach to unbundled fibre

Techblog staff. 04 March 2020, 9:04 am

The Commerce Commission has released draft guidance to help the telecommunications industry understand its approach to monitoring and enforcing obligations on Chorus and the other local fibre companie…

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People first - not digital first: CAB

Sarah Putt. 03 March 2020, 7:51 am

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is questioning whether the Government's push to drive public services online is in the best interest of all New Zealanders.

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Budget website: it's a feature not a hack

Paul Brislen. 02 March 2020, 7:06 am

The State Services Commission has released its report into last year's botched Budget website and concludes shoddy website design and poor oversight by Treasury officials was to blame for the early le…

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Cost of NZ domain names to go up 20%

TechBlog staff. 28 February 2020, 2:34 pm

InternetNZ today announced that .nz wholesale domain fees will increase 20% from June this year, likely netting the group an extra $2 million per year.

Chief executive Jordan Carter says the change…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 28 February 2020, 2:00 pm

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

This week he looks at election manifestos for tech, and how the tech sector are again putting together an election wish list.

And an unpr…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 28 February 2020, 1:00 pm

Here's this week's Brislen on Tech, from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

This week: it's not cricket, knocking a cobber when they're down, but when it comes to NBN we're quids in.

And security is …

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Why businesses aren't picking domain names

Sarah Putt. 27 February 2020, 5:17 pm

One of the hardest things when starting  a new project or business is coming up with a name that isn't already taken in the online space. If you want to register a domain name under .nz or .co.nz or …

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Online voting? No thanks.

Laurence Millar . 26 February 2020, 5:00 am

Surely in this day and age we should be able to vote online? Laurence Millar suggests, rather strongly, that we should not.

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NZ joins NASA's climate change initiative

Sarah Putt. 25 February 2020, 2:47 pm

Air New Zealand is about to become the first passenger airline in the world to partner with NASA on an earth science mission. The initiative, aimed at monitoring the impact of climate change, will als…

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ASX All Tech index launched this week

Paul Brislen. 24 February 2020, 7:01 am

While Australia gets its own tech-heavy stock market index, what about tech companies in New Zealand? Will we see more depart our shores in search of capital or will the NZ tech sector finally be trea…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 21 February 2020, 4:15 pm

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

This week I thought I'd focus in on some of ITP's upcoming initiatives for members. Not just the what, but also the how and why.

In short…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 21 February 2020, 4:00 pm

Here's this week's update from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen.

This week: Kiwisaver provider Generate had its database raided. What happened next will shock you. Covid 19 is creating headaches for th…

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A newspaper, a military contract, a tech giant and a president

Sarah Putt. 20 February 2020, 3:12 pm

When Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013, he can't have foreseen that would it one day result in a battle with a US President. But that's how it's shaping up.

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Outbreak starts to impact on supply chains

Paul Brislen. 19 February 2020, 7:28 am

The coronavirus is starting to impact on supply chains that rely on mainland China for goods and in particular the IT sector is starting to feel the pinch.

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IoT driven by lower cost, productivity goals: IDC

Sarah Putt. 18 February 2020, 8:50 am

New Zealand organisations are investing in the Internet of Things in order to improve business productivity, improve product quality, and reduce operational costs, says research firm IDC.

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Tech industry a major drawcard for NZ university students…

Techblog Staff. 17 February 2020, 7:02 am

Graduates are waking up to the potential of the tech sector in their employment options.

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