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Digital divide targeted in government inclusion blueprint

Getting more New Zealanders online is the government’s goal with its Digital Inclusion Blueprint. The plan is to bridge the digital divide and make sure people don’t miss out as more and more vital services move on to the internet. Government Digital Services Minister Megan Woods launched the blueprint on Friday. She says: “Some people […]

Schools moving to the cloud

Network for Learning says ‘moving to the cloud’ is on the to-do list for many New Zealand schools. Here’s the first of a series of posts I’ve written for the N4L blog that aim to demystify the cloud and how to make use of it. It’s written for a non-technical audience. “Cloud computing is using […]

Spark plugs digital divide with low-cost fixed wireless

Spark New Zealand will give subsided low-cost fixed wireless broadband to at least 5000 struggling families. The families will each get 30GB of data a month for $15 on a pre-paid, no fixed-term Spark Jump contract. The price also includes a modem. Spark will use Skinny Broadband. The company’s no-frills subsidiary offers wireless broadband using […]

Tech sector gives Education Minister not achieved

Xero managing director Anna Curzon writes in for Stuff: “It’s about time digital technology was recognised as an important topic of education because it’s crucial we prepare our next generation for tomorrow’s world.” Someone could have written the same words any time in the last 40 years. It’s not a new idea. People said the […]