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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 February 2017, 3:34 pm

Goldilocks has many sisters ... Samsung's phones burn more than just the casing ... Vodafone can't buy Sky: what does that mean for content? ... and let's have that conversation about women in technol…

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Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership course comes to Auckland

ITP Staff. 23 February 2017, 8:47 am

The new Scrum Alliance 'Certified Agile Leadership' course addresses the areas vital to successful Agile adoption - culture, leadership and fostering lasting change - and offers ITP members a 10% disc…

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Taking stock of the web and its people

Sophie Melchior. 21 February 2017, 6:52 am

Webstock is a celebration. A celebration of the web of course, it's there in the name. But more than that it celebrates the people who make the web and the possibilities of the platform.

A guest p…

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Are you a Mozart or a Beethoven and why It matters

Heather Grace. 20 February 2017, 7:00 am

Are you a Mozart or a Beethoven?

There is a significant difference in how people go about creating something new. Understanding this will help you understand yourself, and others, a whole lot bett…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 February 2017, 4:15 pm

Here's the weekly roundup of news from tech circles, from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen. This week, featuring the new weekly TechBlog cartoon by Jim (see below).

This week Brislen looks at Spark hal…

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Hi-Tech Awards close in three weeks

Paul Brislen. 16 February 2017, 7:44 am

There are just three weeks left for entries in this year's Hi-Tech Awards with nominations sought in 14 categories.?

Entries close on March 6 with the winners announced at a gala dinner in Auckland…

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Do you have Knowledge, or Wisdom?

Heather Grace. 15 February 2017, 6:42 am

The other day I saw a slogan on the side of a truck, which said: "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad." My immediate reaction was amusement,…

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Frustration by Design

Heather Grace. 13 February 2017, 6:54 am

If only 4% of projects fail because of technical matters, what actually causes project failure?

Heather Grace takes a closer look.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 10 February 2017, 4:54 pm

The Privacy Commissioner is making so bold suggestions for the future of our privacy. Spark is looking at buying TeamTalk but what does that mean for New Zealand's peering exchanges? And Peter Thiel m…

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New Zealand continues to lag in R&D spending

Paul Brislen. 09 February 2017, 7:33 am

New data from the OECD shows New Zealand lagging well behind the average when it comes to spending on research and development and the lack of tax incentives puts us at odds with the rest of the world…

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Making new internet domains work for everyone

Don Hollander. 08 February 2017, 1:16 pm

Since 2010 the Domain Name System (DNS) has expanded dramatically, not only fueling competition, choice and innovation, but truly enabling a multi-lingual Internet. There are now more than a 1,500 top…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 February 2017, 1:29 pm

Fourteen days into Donald Trump's presidency and the cat is truly among the pigeons. The US tech giants are up in arms and the ban on travellers from some countries is causing ructions among workers..…

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Volunteering abroad - what's it like for tech professionals?

Kalena Jordan. 02 February 2017, 7:01 am

Jared Linnell is a Victoria University graduate who just returned from ten months volunteering with Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.? He told Kalena Jordan about his t…

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NZNOG 2017 - working together for a better internet

Mark Foster. 31 January 2017, 7:20 am

The New Zealand Network Operators Group has been holding a conference annually for the last 15 years, and the 2017 edition was held last week at the Trinity Wharf Hotel in Tauranga.

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UFB2 contracts awarded - 700GB/month per household by 2020

Paul Brislen. 26 January 2017, 9:34 am

The government has awarded contracts for the second wave of Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) fibre to the home project that will extend the reach of fibre to 85% of the population.

The extension project …

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Tech Service Communication Pitfalls

Heather Grace. 26 January 2017, 5:00 am

Customers need help from time to time. Over the telephone, on site, via email, web conference and chat. The most efficient way to get technical help to customers is to have the technical people commun…

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New Year - New Fear? Or do we just need to do things well?

Heather Grace. 24 January 2017, 5:00 am

Here we are at the beginning of another New Year. As usual we have the doom and gloom merchants analysing the year that was and trying to forecast the year to come. Creating uncertainty and fear about…

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Don't function at a dysfunctional pace

Kalena Jordan. 16 January 2017, 7:22 am

No-one likes to talk about it, but the IT industry has a very high burnout rate. Anxiety, depression and mental illness are scary consequences of work-induced stress, all too common in the highly comp…

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Selling to the public sector from the NZ-owned digital and technology perspective

Victoria MacLennan. 13 January 2017, 9:54 am

NZRise members have recently been enthusiastically discussing "10 of my secrets?on how to sell to the UK Public Sector" by Mary McKenna, a Tech Entrepreneur and Investor from Ireland.

Cross posted …

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Aussie company buys Trello for US$450 million

Paul Brislen. 10 January 2017, 8:39 am

As social media tools move squarely into the business world, one of the most well known, Trello, has been sold to Sydney-based Atlassian for US$450 million in cash and shares.

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