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 […]

Spark goes rural to trial millimetre wave 5G technology

Peter Griffin, Editor. 21 July 2022, 7:29 am While our three mobile network operators are all currently operating limited 5G network coverage, some are already working on a new flavour of 5G that uses very high frequencies for more efficient data transfer. Spark has partnered with rural services provider Wrightson PPG to trial 5G millimetre […]

Why are telcos selling off their mobile towers?

Peter Griffin, Editor. 19 July 2022, 9:35 am Vodafone and Spark have sold their networks of mobile towers delivering billions in cash to the companies and mirroring a trend in telecoms infrastructure happening around the world. Vodafone said yesterday it had stuck a $1.7 billion deal to sell its towers to InfraRed Capital Partners and […]

ITP News in brief 18th July

Victoria MacLennan. 18 July 2022, 11:49 pm Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters, the interesting times we live in continue to evolve with inflation continuing to rise, alongside our tight labour market, with Infometrix indicating a shadow of recession spreading across the domestic economy. Newsroom pose the concept of “skimpflation” is starting to emerge […]