Dialogue on privacy with Brendon Lynch

This week Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch was home in New Zealand to discuss privacy. Originally from Paeroa but now based at Microsoft’s global headquarters in Redmond, Brendon is part of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing initiative that was established by Bill Gates in 2002. Bill Gates said then that Trustworthy Computing – reliability, security, privacy…

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New skills and technology for small businesses

People who work hard on running New Zealand’s 400,000 small and medium enterprises are accustomed to constant change, and this is something they share with those who work in the technology sector. Bill Gates once said, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years, and underestimate the change that will…

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InternetNZ to host debate on NZ’s Digital Future

On Tuesday, InternetNZ will host a debate about New Zealand’s Digital Future. In parallel, InternetNZ has released a discussion document titled Future: Digital (PDF). Vikram Kumar explains, “Future: Digital is about the need for a shared, common vision for where New Zealand will be in 10 to 20 years time. The economic opportunity is for…

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The Great NZICT Cloud Debate

Last night NZICT Group and EMA hosted a feisty debate about cloud computing. The moot was, “Is the cloud all hot air or the biggest game changer we’ve ever seen?” The speakers were: Andrew Crabb (Head of Business and Government, TelstraClear), Doug Wilson (CIO, Automobile Assocation), Ben Kepes (Business Analyst and Entrepreneur), and Brett Roberts…

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Drawing inspiration from the Rutherford Innovation Showcase

The Rutherford Innovation Showcase is a collaboration and business development opportunity for technology companies to engage with potential partners, investors and customers. The event has been organised by NZICT Group in partnership with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Ministry of Science and Innovation and ATEED. It’s a real inspiration to hear from so many talented…

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New copyright law and your internet connection – steps to take

The Copyright Act has recently been amended to give copyright holders a new option to advise an internet account holder that the account is being used for copyright infringement. Copyright holders usually cannot tell who the account holder is, so the notices are sent to internet service providers and then forwarded to the internet account…

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Sharing Knowledge at TechEd 2011 in Auckland

This week we were thrilled to host 2,000 Kiwi professionals who work with cutting edge technology to attend three days of deep technical training at the Microsoft TechEd 2011 conference in Auckland. Since we started running the event 1996, our goal has been to work with a community of experts to offer a world class…

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Trustworthy Computing and Cloud Services

Malicious attempts to infiltrate computer infrastructure have become more frequent and more sophisticated. When these attacks succeed, the consequences for the victims can be serious. Confidential information and personal information are at risk. In this environment, we hear that security is often the number one consideration for organisations when considering the future of their technology…

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Learning for our future

Children enjoy learning, and today’s ‘digital natives’ use technology to consume more information at a faster pace than ever before. This aptitude makes for an exciting future, but to make the most of our investments in the next generation we must be mindful of the hurdles on the course. How should we prepare young people…

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With compliments from Microsoft

Updated July 2012. A PDF version is provided at the bottom of this blog post for printing. Microsoft offers a number of services free of charge to help people live and work a little smarter. Here’s a quick overview of technology to make life a little simpler and more fun. More than a million Kiwis…

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