Griffin on Tech: Media outlets should face Big Tech together

Peter Griffin, Editor. 14 April 2022, 2:43 pm By now, you’ve heard how this story of disruption has played out.  Around the turn of the millennium, our major news outlets embraced the internet, putting most of their content online for anyone to access – completely free of charge. I was working at the New Zealand […]

Griffin on Tech: Intel pledges to have net-zero emissions by 2040

Peter Griffin, Editor. 14 April 2022, 10:35 am US computer chip maker Intel has become the latest tech company to declare a net-zero emissions goal, pledging to reach the target for its global operations by 2040. Reaching the target will require Intel to achieve 100% renewable electricity use across its global operations, invest US$300 million […]

Intel pledges to have net-zero emissions by 2040

Peter Griffin, Editor. 14 April 2022, 10:35 am US computer chip maker Intel has become the latest tech company to declare a net-zero emissions goal, pledging to reach the target for its global operations by 2040. Reaching the target will require Intel to achieve 100% renewable electricity use across its global operations, invest US$300 million […]

ITP joins global tech body in condemning war in Ukraine

Elizabeth Eastwood, Contributor. 13 April 2022, 2:01 pm IT Professionals NZ agrees with the sentiments of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) in condemning the actions of Russia in Ukraine. ITP is an active member of IFIP, represented at IFIP Board Level by Elizabeth Eastwood and on technical committees and working groups by over […]

ITP Mourns the passing of past President Richard Donaldson

Victoria MacLennan. 13 April 2022, 12:07 pm Standing on the shoulders of giants – ITP Mourns the passing of past President Richard DonaldsonSadly Richard passed away last weekend. Richard was the president of the New Zealand Computer Society (ITP’s former name) from 2005-2007. I was lucky enough to work with Richard at Transpower throughout the […]

Crypto revolution – Ukraine amasses over US$100 million in crypto donations

Peter Griffin, Editor. 12 April 2022, 10:39 am As New Zealand commits $30 million in aid to Ukraine and our military personnel head to Europe to offer non-combat assistance, the embattled country is also drawing support from cryptocurrency owners. According to tradingplatforms.com, which monitors activity across the world’s major cryptocurrency trading platforms, Ukraine has received […]

Monday news in brief (11 April 2022)

Victoria MacLennan. 11 April 2022, 7:59 pm Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters. Monday’s ITP news is a brief wrap of interesting things across the digital technology community. Webinar Series reboot – Give us your feedback. We want to hear from you! During lockdown ITP ran a webinar series which was well attended and […]

Griffin on Tech: With war comes a new wave of disinformation

Peter Griffin, Editor. 08 April 2022, 11:04 am Social media giant Meta said this week that disinformation related to the war in Ukraine continues to surge on its Facebook platform. Its quarterly Adversarial Threat Report outlines a host of operations Facebook has mounted to try and disrupt efforts to spin the facts of the war. […]

Big players dominate our fintech scene but fast-growing start-ups are plentiful

Peter Griffin, Editor. 07 April 2022, 11:16 am Fintech is one of the fastest-growing areas of New Zealand’s tech scene and generated $1.8 billion in revenue last year. That’s according to the inaugural Technology Investment Network report on the local fintech market, which was based on a survey of the 19 fintech companies that feature […]

Growing the industry: Language

Victoria MacLennan. 06 April 2022, 8:43 pm Our industry – the digital technology industry – has a lot to offer. As a workforce we are paid well, the opportunities to learn new things are almost unlimited as technology improves constantly, it’s really creative, vibrant, stimulating and the ability to use our capabilities to do good […]