Erase all: Vic Uni accidentally wipes users hard drives

It started out as the IT department’s plan to tidy the house and remove the digital detritus of inactive users from Victoria University’s desktop computers. But last Friday’s “routine maintenance” went awry, with staff and students having the data on their desktop computer hard drives erased. Network storage drives H: and M: were intact, as […]

A filtered Internet is not the Internet we need

The past two years have shown how deeply integrated the Internet is with New Zealand society, and with the challenges we need to face together. A world where people go online as part of our daily lives is one where the Internet can have big impacts for good and for bad. During the last year, […]

The big exit – nearly $2 billion reaped in one week from Kiwi tech acquisitions

The announcements came in quick succession on Friday – first that Christchurch-based geoscience software maker Seequent had been sold, then retailing application Vend too. The Seequent acquisition was by far the larger of the two, with the Nasdaq-listed engineering software company Bentley Systems paying $1.46 billion for the company. Vend’s purchaser was one of its […]

Toybox: Jabra Evolve2 headphones

Two things have got me through the latest lockdown and the work from home cycle. The first is my handmade “You’re Muted” sign (basically a bit of paper stuck to a lollypop stick) which I wave like a flag at various folk when they forget. Sometimes I don’t wave it and have a few moments […]