Protecting student privacy

“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with [his or her] privacy.” – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations, 1948 New Zealand’s schools work hard to earn the trust of their communities. As part of the important work they do, schools need to collect and hold a large body of confidential and…

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A new world of work

Microsoft’s new Wellington office has opened for business today. Following a karakia led by local kaumātua Sam and June Jackson, the Wellington office opened its doors to the public at 11am this morning. Local Member of Parliament Grant Robertson and US Ambassador David Huebner attended a celebration with Microsoft partners, community stakeholders, and customers. The…

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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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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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Helping charitable organisations with technology

A guest post by Belinda Gorman, Community Affairs Manager at Microsoft New Zealand Limited Working at both UNICEF and Microsoft over the last few years affords me a broad view of the social and economic opportunities information technology fosters in the hands of non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Many NGOs have already embraced technology to help improve…

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