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No 'porn licence' for New Zealand

Paul Brislen. 24 June 2020, 8:38 am

New Zealand First's plan to introduce pornography filtering on all New Zealand internet services looks set to fail with its coalition partners Labour and the Greens both declining to support the legis…

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Apple ditches Intel for its own silicon

Peter Griffin. 23 June 2020, 10:22 am

Apple hopes to bring to its iconic Mac computer line-up the performance improvements it has achieved with the iPhone and iPad in a move away from Intel to its own Apple Silicon chips.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 19 June 2020, 5:09 pm

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

A bit of a frustrating time in relation to the wider Review of Vocational Education (RoVE) this week, with officials continuing to ignore th…

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ITP Tech Media Panel - 19 June 2020

TechBlog Team. 19 June 2020, 5:03 pm

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

Topics covered include Internships, especially the hugely popular Summer of Tech programme needing more…

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Brislen on Tech: Time for tech exports to shine even brighter

Paul Brislen. 19 June 2020, 4:58 pm

The New Zealand economy faces a challenge the likes of which we haven't seen in peace time since the Great Depression.

How will we fare in the cold, bleak winter ahead?

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Why do we hire so few interns in New Zealand?

Trent Mankelow. 19 June 2020, 5:00 am

If we are to encourage the next generation of students into ICT then we need more intern places to show them the ropes. Go on, you know you want to.

A guest post from Summer of Tech CEO, Trent Mank…

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Post-Covid agritech push needed

Peter Griffin. 18 June 2020, 10:16 am

It's the backbone of our economy but a group of scientists say New Zealand's agricultural sector needs a new strategy and a more sustainable, technology-driven approach if it is to thrive in a world w…

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Facebook makes transparency tool compulsory for election

Paul Brislen. 17 June 2020, 7:36 am

Facebook will make it compulsory for New Zealand political parties to use its transparency reporting tool if they want to advertise on the platform during the next general election later this year, br…

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Review could spur health IT shake up

Peter Griffin. 16 June 2020, 10:58 am

A call for action on technology in the health sector comes as a major review of the sector recommends a reduction in the number of district health boards, the establishment of a new health authority, …

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Five yearly review of mobile termination rates underway

Techblog Staff. 15 June 2020, 12:25 pm

The Commerce Commission is seeking feedback on its draft review findings that the Mobile Access Termination Service (MTAS) should remain regulated. "The purpose of the five-yearly review of MTAS is t…

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ITP Tech Media Panel - 12 June 2020

TechBlog Team. 12 June 2020, 2:17 pm

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

Topics covered include a businesses going digital with a special focus on SOSBusiness, TikTok's global …

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 12 June 2020, 2:05 pm

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

Calling all potential mentors! It's taken a little longer than hoped to get our redesigned mentoring programme up and running but it's excit…

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Brislen on Tech: The future of work is now

Paul Brislen. 12 June 2020, 1:59 pm

We've all had a taste of it and now, as economic reality sinks in, for many of us working from home could become the new normal.

It's been talked about for long enough but now thanks to the virus,…

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Google gears up for the election

Peter Griffin. 11 June 2020, 9:01 am

Google gets ready for the election season, extending its political ad transparency tools to New Zealand and offering security training to political groups to avoid phishing attacks.

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Horizons 2020 tech report signposts the future of tech education

Techblog staff. 10 June 2020, 8:11 am

SIGNAL ICT Graduate School has launched its research report "Horizons 2020, Trends in Technology Education" and is challenging business, government and academia to work together to create the technolo…

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Why are cybersecurity investments failing?

Peter Griffin. 09 June 2020, 10:44 am

Look to the "leaders" when it comes to cybersecurity, says Accenture, as Aussie companies report they are fighting a losing battle on the cybersecurity front.

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[email protected] no longer

Paul Brislen. 08 June 2020, 5:00 am

It's the end of an era: the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence ([email protected]) project is closing down its crowdsourcing model after 20 years.

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Update from ITPNZ

Paul Matthews. 05 June 2020, 4:52 pm

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

We're super excited that the new Digital Tech tertiary qualification suite has now been formally approved, following a huge effort from ITP,…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 05 June 2020, 1:04 pm

COVID has crushed the global economy and it could take years for the world to regain the type of growth we've seen in recent years.

But New Zealand is well placed to start this race at a run - now …

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ITP Tech Media Panel - 5 June 2020

TechBlog Team. 05 June 2020, 1:02 pm

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

Topics covered include Covid-19's impact on the economy, Singapore's new budget prioritising tech in bu…

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