Govt to probe the potential of precision health

Genomic screening, data from activity trackers and predictive data models are likely to be drawn on to a larger degree in the restructured public health system as the government seeks to get serious about precision health. According to Manatū Hauora, the Ministry of Health, precision health “aims to use emerging technology and all available information […]

Mastodon: 10 things to know about the popular Twitter alternative

The self-destructive crisis that Twitter has embarked on since Elon Musk took control of the company at the end of October has caused a flight of users who are looking for new digital homes. Although Mastodon is not necessarily the only natural destination for Twitter emigrants, the spectacular growth it has had in recent weeks […]

Griffin on Tech: Tech capability gap ‘cuts both ways’

We’ve heard a lot this year about the tech talent shortage, which is unlikely to abate anytime soon, even if we sink into recession next year. We are also hearing a lot more about efforts to boost the participation of women, Maori and Pasifika in tech-related roles in New Zealand. Maori for instance, represent just […]

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has disrupted the Christchurch Call – NZ needs to rethink its digital strategy

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter as the new sole private owner has delivered plenty of material for memes. Ironically, much of the debate about Twitter is still happening on the platform itself, sometimes with Musk jumping into the conversations personally. At the same time, a significant number of active Twitter users (mostly those focused on […]

ITP News in brief November 23rd

Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters. I am writing this while sitting in a lovely student space at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, it was called Nelson Polytechnic when I came here and didn’t have these bright airy buildings or flash computing labs. The students are mostly finished for the year but there is […]

‘Tech for good’ developer expands Aussie presence

Wellington-based software development house Ackama has bought Common Code, a Melbourne software company, in a $2.7 million acquisition comprising a mix of cash and shares. The deal will lift Ackama’s revenue to over $12 million, 75% generated through exports, with staff levels increasing 90% across Australia and New Zealand. Both companies pitch themselves as “socially-driven […]

Griffin on Tech: It’s time to fire Elon Musk

Are you tired of hearing about Twitter? So am I. After all, the network is only used by around 11% of Kiwis. Outside of the overlapping worlds of tech, media, celebrity and politics, I’m not sure how much the average person cares about the torrent of Tweet’s societal elites publish every day. Elon Musk is […]

IT pros upbeat about 2023 despite the economic gloom

Mass lay-offs at Meta, Amazon, Twitter and Stripe have captured headlines as tech companies slash costs to weather the impacts of inflation and a sluggish economy. But when CompTIA, the US-based tech industry body surveyed 1,125 IT professionals in the US and around the world last month, it found them optimistic about the tech industry’s […]

Top 10 AI Content Generator & Writer Tools in 2022

Are you looking for a way to create content that is both effective and efficient? If so, then you should consider using an AI content generator. AI content generators are a great way to create content that is both engaging and relevant to your audience.  There are a number of different AI content generator tools […]

ITP News in brief 15th November

Mālō e lelei, or hello, I missed Tongan language week back in August so making up for it here. Welcome back to the ITP News in Brief. It is only 49 sleeps to Christmas but it’s a stunning day out there in the capital.  Crypto News The FTX Crypto currency exchange failure has been like […]