Apple’s plan to make passwords obsolete

Peter Griffin, Editor. 04 August 2022, 10:39 am Apple wants to change the way people log into apps and websites forever with its Passkeys feature set to roll out in a few months’ time and do away with cumbersome passwords. The debut of iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and MacOS Ventura, the latest version of the […]

Leadership tips we can all use

Victoria MacLennan. 03 August 2022, 8:47 pm Last week I was invited to speak to a Brown Bag Lunch event of a large Government department. The topic they asked me to speak on was practical tips for moving from a “hands on tools” role into a leadership one. Here is a summary of my presentation. […]

Ukraine’s tech workers soldier on

Peter Griffin, Editor. 02 August 2022, 10:35 am Imagine you are at your desk one day working on some software code when your Slack channel starts pinging with incoming messages. Rather than the usual technical chatter, the message gathering excited replies is different – the Russians have invaded, and it’s time to move to emergency […]

ITP news in brief Monday August 1st

Victoria MacLennan. 01 August 2022, 11:21 pm Kia ora koutou ITP Members and supporters. It’s August already, hasn’t this year flown by! As you will have realised by now I spend about half of my time on digital skills – closing the digital divide, growing the capability of our industry, future proofing the education system, […]

Griffin on Tech: We have a problem with digital trust

Peter Griffin, Editor. 29 July 2022, 12:43 pm If we want to make the most of a society and economy that is increasingly digital, we need to get to grips with how we manage identity in the digital world. But as Department of Internal Affairs identification consultant Joanne Knight said this week, “here in New […]

A ‘tidal wave’ of disruption is on the way – CSIRO

Peter Griffin, Editor. 28 July 2022, 12:31 pm Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, has published its once-in-a-decade report on the future and it’s a picture of massive change, with tech playing a central role. In the absence of a similarly comprehensive foresight project from our own government, the CSIRO report is a useful summary […]

Tech industry lobbies to dump the leap second

Peter Griffin, Editor. 26 July 2022, 12:06 pm In one of the more obscure lobbying efforts to be taken up by Big Tech, a movement is underway to have time-keeping authorities do away with the practice of occasionally adding a ‘leap second’ to sync clocks with the Earth’s rotation. Amazon, Meta, Microsoft and Google this […]

ITP News in Brief July 25th

Victoria MacLennan. 25 July 2022, 11:11 pm I had a CSAC meeting today – Cybersecurity Advisory Committee – so it’s very topical the chapter highlighted this week (below) is also on Cyber Security. We live in increasingly complex times defending individuals, businesses – and actually our nation – from well resourced, coordinated and increasingly effective […]

Griffin on Tech: A software sector stalwart steps back

Peter Griffin, Editor. 22 July 2022, 1:16 pm When I started covering the New Zealand tech sector over 20 years ago, it was an industry trying to deal with the fallout of the Dotcom bubble bursting. The NZX was littered with penny dreadful tech companies (Advantage Group, E-cademy, IT Capital) that had raised millions with […]