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DIA seeks comment on new-look Marketplace

Techblog staff. 14 February 2019, 4:58 pm

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) is seeking feedback on its new Marketplace model as it moves away from a traditional panel approach to tendering.

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Tweeting te reo Māori

Sarah Putt. 14 February 2019, 8:06 am

While most of us have been enjoying the long hot summer, researchers at Waikato University have been analysing millions of tweets to determine how te reo Māori is being used on the social media site.

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When is a hack not a hack?

Paul Brislen. 13 February 2019, 8:54 am

The South Canterbury Property Investors' Association collection of the private details of renters is one thing, sharing them with members is something else but exposing them to the internet for all th…

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How to name a start-up

Sarah Putt. 12 February 2019, 8:39 am

A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but will it be as successful? And, so we turn to the vexed question of what's in a name and why coming up with one can be the hardest first task for a st…

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Australian parliament hack attack

Paul Brislen. 11 February 2019, 11:30 am

Australian politicians are being forced to change their passwords following an attempt to hack the Australian federal parliament's IT system.

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Termination for convenience in ICT contracts: It isn’t always that convenient

Buddle Findlay team. 11 February 2019, 7:00 am

When ICT projects fail (and it has been reported in the past that two thirds of projects in New Zealand are failing) the customer's first reaction is often to look at terminating for breach. However…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 08 February 2019, 3:12 pm

Are you an aspiring CIO? ITP can help you with the move from operational to strategic IT.

in this week's update from ITP, CEO Paul Matthews covers off the return of the "How to be an Effective CIO"…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 08 February 2019, 12:00 pm

Tonga is cut off from the internet for two weeks... Huawei may be cut off for good if this carries on... and InternetNZ and Flag Day goes off without too many websites being cut off.

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Getting copyright right

Mandy Henk. 08 February 2019, 7:06 am

New Zealand's Copyright Act is set for a review and the government needs you. Input from the tech sector is vital if we're to build a set of rules that works in the digital era. Mandy Henk explains.

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AI bigger than the internet, maybe

Sarah Putt. 07 February 2019, 7:29 am

Will AI be bigger than the internet? Will it be bigger than blockchain, which may also turn out to be bigger than the internet? And when did "bigger than the internet" become a thing anyway?

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Notes from The Nog - the Network Operators Group conference

Hamish MacEwan. 07 February 2019, 6:38 am

The New Zealand Network Operators Group's annual conference (NZNOG) aims to provide an opportunity for participants in the New Zealand telecommunications sector to exchange technical information and s…

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NZ in 2040 - Callaghan Innovation's Challenge

Sarah Putt. 05 February 2019, 9:55 am

The eve of Waitangi Day is as good a time as any to ponder what the country will be like in 20 years' time - or more to the point, what we want it to be like. Callaghan Innovation sought the views of …

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SamKnows - and soon we will too

Paul Brislen. 04 February 2019, 8:30 am

Being able to closely monitor traffic patterns is something that only a select few of us are interested in, but for those that do want to know, SamKnows is now monitoring home internet connections as …

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 01 February 2019, 2:36 pm

This is going to be a big year for IT skills development.

in this week's update from ITP, CEO Paul Matthews outlines ITP's new Skills Development Advisory Service for Corporate Partners (and invite…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 01 February 2019, 12:00 pm

It's tough at the top, as Apple CEO Tim Cook is finding out. And another day, another Facebook travesty - this time, conning teenagers into install a VPN on their phones so they could scoop up all the…

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Giving up Facebook is not so bad

Sarah Putt. 31 January 2019, 9:18 am

The month of new year's resolutions is coming to an end, and those who chose a Facebook detox are likely to have found it beneficial to their social wellbeing. That's according to researchers at New Y…

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Apple FaceTime security flaw exposed

Paul Brislen. 30 January 2019, 8:17 am

Apple has temporarily disabled the group calling capability in its FaceTime application after discovering unscrupulous users could listen in on other users even if they didn't answer the call.

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Govt calls for input on e-commerce rules

Sarah Putt. 29 January 2019, 2:31 pm

What exactly are the rules for selling online to a global customer base? If you've ever wondered, then you are not alone as the World Trade Organisation is itself grappling with the question of how to…

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 25 January 2019, 4:40 pm

Certification, developing professionals, awesome school programmes, immigration assessment and more...

in this week's update from ITP, CEO Paul Matthews outlines the 2019 work programme and change…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 25 January 2019, 4:40 pm

The next phase for Huawei in New Zealand is going to be difficult.

The company, which has been told it can't build the core network assets for Spark's new 5G network (and presumably would get simil…

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