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Unisys Security Index: World worries on, New Zealand relaxes

Identity theft, bank card fraud and hacking top New Zealanders’ security concerns according to the 2018 Unisys Security Index. On the whole, we’re more relaxed than people in most other countries. Unisys publishes its security index year. The index is a snapshot of how people feel about security issues. This year Unisys surveyed 13,000 people worldwide, […]

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2018: A journalist’s first impressions

Three days in to using the latest Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro as my main computer I canned plans to buy a 2018 MacBook Air. The new iPad Pro is all the mobile computer I need for journalism on the move. It’s light. It’s always on and ready to go. It goes all day and then […]

Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer

Politicians are rarely good with technology. Nothing illustrates this better than the 2011 parliamentary debate over the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act. A lot of nonsense was spoken at the time. The NBR described the debate as loopy. That was kind. It was obvious the MPs had no idea what they were talking about. […]

European regulator wants to rein in tech

Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner for competition, says the government has to move fast to ensure that tech does not subvert society. Presumably, she means the European government. “…as it becomes clearer how those companies were used to manipulate the 2016 U.S. elections, Vestager feels validated in her distrust of Silicon Valley’s power…” The quotes come […]

Kiwibank wastes $90 million on software – Reseller News

At Reseller News, Rob O’Neill writes: Kiwibank has booked a $90 million impairment in its software assets and flagged a major change in its SAP core banking roilout. “Although the strategic review has not yet concluded, a potential change to how we build the core ‘back end’ IT system (CoreMod) to match the demands of […]