Over the last few days I’ve shown how wrong Kim Dotcom is when he says New Zealand has third world internet. Continue reading
New Zealand has moved two places up the ITU global technology rankings to 16. That puts New Zealand one place ahead of the USA — in front of France, Germany and Canada. Continue reading
Hats off to the team behind Wiki New Zealand, an exciting project to make data about our country accessible and understandable. The site is packed with graphs, charts and maps, all of them clean and clear.
It’s already a fabulous resource. No doubt schools can make great use of it. And as a journalist I’ll be checking facts there.
Wiki’s were a big deal five or six years ago. They are a great way to share data, particularly when people collaborate. Since their peak, wikis have fallen out of favour, mainly because many people find them difficult to use.
The good news is the Wiki New Zealand team seem ready to do all the hard work, so if you want to contribute, it’s a matter of handing over raw information and not knocking it into shape.
Telecom NZ paid a little under NZ$100 million to buy Revera, the data centre specialist formerly known as Hitachi Data Systems (HDS).