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Microsoft debuts its Cloud PC taking Windows online

Peter Griffin. 15 July 2021, 11:20 am

Microsoft will begin offering business customers Windows as a subscription-based cloud service from August 2nd as it embraces the hybrid working trend accelerated by the pandemic.

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Football revealed how hopeless content moderation still is

Peter Griffin. 13 July 2021, 10:34 am

Yesterday's nail-biting penalty shootout that handed victory to the Italians over the English in the Euro 2020 final also triggered a torrent of hate speech on social media.

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Excellence in IT Awards Finalists

ITP Team. 09 July 2021, 2:15 pm

The finalists for the NZ Excellence in IT Awards have been announced, and what an amazing bunch!

Finalists are from across the tech sector, with a strong focus on the unsung heroes from the digital…

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Brislen on Tech: Kaseya is here - what comes next?

Paul Brislen. 09 July 2021, 2:00 pm

The latest ransomware attack has left thousands of businesses offline and demands for US$70 million are being made.

So how do you get ready for the next attack?

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Major Digital Tech Skills Plan released for feedback

ITP Team. 09 July 2021, 9:00 am

Over the last 8 months, IT Professionals NZ has been leading the Skills workstream of the Digital Tech Industry Transformation Plan, looking at the underlying causes of the skills issues in our sect…

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Consumer Data Right gets the Government go-ahead

Peter Griffin. 08 July 2021, 8:44 am

Consumers will have more control over how their personal information is used and the right to transfer it between service providers with a Consumer Data Right set to be enshrined in legislation.

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Talent shortage bites deep: have your say

Paul Brislen. 07 July 2021, 10:53 am

The skills shortage has been a problem for the past 20-odd years, waxing and waning over time as new technologies push others out of the picture. But now, with COVID closing our borders, NZTech is hop…

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Hacking gang's US$70 million ransom demand

Peter Griffin. 06 July 2021, 7:42 am

The REvil group behind what may be the largest worldwide ransomware attack to date, has changed tack with its ransom demands, asking for payment of US$70 million in Bitcoin to release decryption tools…

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New gastric monitoring solution set to improve patient gut health worldwide…

Techblog staff. 05 July 2021, 7:11 am

A local company is changing the way formerly invasive tests can be carried out on patients with stomach ailments.

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Brislen on Tech: Microsoft rolls the dice

Paul Brislen. 02 July 2021, 4:06 pm

Microsoft has lifted the lid on its new OS - Windows 11 - and promises a brighter world by letting users run Android apps.

Will that be enough to stem the flow of users to non-Windows operating sy…

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More connected than ever - new undersea cable lands

Peter Griffin. 01 July 2021, 9:16 am

New Zealand's international connectivity is set to double in capacity with the arrival of Southern Cross Cable's new NEXT cable at Takapuna Beach in Auckland this week.

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No charges for Waikato DHB at this point

Paul Brislen. 30 June 2021, 3:44 pm

The data stolen in the ransomware attack on the Waikato DHB has begun showing up online.

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Join a tech trade delegation to London - virtually

Peter Griffin. 29 June 2021, 10:19 am

The UK's Department for International Trade is inviting Kiwi tech companies to join a virtual delegation aimed at preparing them to expand into the UK market.

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New grads offered $200k, but there's a catch

Paul Brislen. 28 June 2021, 9:15 am

New grads can earn up to $200,000 a year in the IT sector but there's a catch - you have to live in Australia. What does this mean for the tech sector's recruitment here in New Zealand once vaccinatio…

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Brislen on Tech: Show me the money

Paul Brislen. 25 June 2021, 2:33 pm

Science is a vital part of our society and indeed of our economic prosperity.

So why is it that research and development in New Zealand is treated as a luxury item, only to be had on an occasional…

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Demise of a tech maverick - RIP John McAfee

Peter Griffin. 24 June 2021, 10:25 am

John McAfee's death in a Spanish prison cell ends a wild ride for the tech visionary who in the late 1980s controlled the antivirus software market.

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Has digital contact tracing actually worked?

Peter Griffin. 22 June 2021, 11:33 am

Studies are beginning to show the result of dedicated campaigns all over the world to get citizens using Covid-19 digital contract tracing apps.

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An immigration system fit for the future

Techblog Staff. 21 June 2021, 5:00 am

Finding staff who can do the job is an increasing concern for the tech sector. On top of decades of missed targets, the recent COVID crisis has mean our borders are shut to trained staff who may want …

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Brislen on Tech: Outstanding in our field

Paul Brislen. 18 June 2021, 3:48 pm

Fieldays continues to grow in popularity but alongside the combine harvesters these days you'll find drones, electric bikes and data mining equipment that wouldn't be out of place in a CBD office.

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NZ Open Source Awards - Nominations close Monday

Techblog Staff. 18 June 2021, 6:50 am

Last chance to nominate individuals or projects for this year's Open Source Awards.

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