Banking

Judging by incoming mail, press releases and social media, technology start-ups think we care about their money-raising.

They often spend precious resources telling us how much they have raised or expect to raise.

Start-ups also want to tell us they or were mentioned in an important publication or were invited to take part in an event.…

Technology is an important part of life. Most of us need it to earn a living. Many businesses can’t function without technology. Money spent on hardware, software and services as an investment, not a cost.

My key lesson from 30 years writing about computers and technology is: Don’t cut corners.…

White hat hackers

Ethical hackers, a growing band of computer professionals, use their skills to work out of hours on projects benefitting society.

Don Christie, founder and director of Wellington’s largest open source service and cloud computing service provider Catalyst, is happy if developers and other IT professionals working for the firm moonlight as hackers.…