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  • Action needed to address growing digital skills shortage

    The Digital Skills Forum — an industry/government working group formed to address digital skills shortages — has released an analysis of the digital skills landscape in New Zealand says it shows a significant and growing digital skills shortage, primarily resulting from a rapid increase in demand for tech skills.

    20 Dec. 17 09:15 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Industry to play down threat of robot driven unemployment

    TechLeaders – a group comprising the heads of New Zealand’s biggest companies and organisations – says it wants to steer the national conversation away from ‘the robots are taking my jobs’

    08 Nov. 17 15:24 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Auldhouse to offer AWS training

    New Zealand technology training provider, Auldhouse, will offer courses in Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure

    10 Oct. 17 11:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Fidelity Life creates CTO role

    Life insurance company Fidelity Life has created a new role of chief technology officer and has named Dan Wilkinson, formerly executive manager customer technologies at Suncorp New Zealand, as the inaugural holder of the role, reporting to CEO, Nadine Tereora.

    25 Sept. 17 15:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Aura offer cyber security training for all

    Wellington based cyber security consultancy Aura Information Security has made its e-learning programme CyberWise available via a web portal saying this makes it accessible by all businesses, regardless of size or set up. CyberWise was previously available only as a module for use with learning management systems.

    25 Aug. 17 09:28 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Government guide aims to get more girls into tech

    In a bid to boost the number of women entering technology industries the Ministry for Women has released a guide for education providers on attracting and retaining women and girls in tech education.

    03 Aug. 17 11:25 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Micro-credentials now being trialled in New Zealand

    Tertiary education, skills and employment minister, Paul Goldsmith, has announced New Zealand's first trial of micro-credential courses, including a course in self-driving car engineering programme delivered online by Udacity.

    03 Aug. 17 11:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Digital transformation driving IT skills demand

    Recruitment and contracting consultancy Emergent has opened a new branch in Auckland focussed on digital and technology skills, saying it is seeing increased demand from “well-established corporates grappling with digital disruption,” and from “start-ups and small businesses [having] an increasing demand for digital talent to accelerate growth and speed to market.”

    12 July 17 11:34 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Schools get new digital technology curriculum content

    ​Education minister Nikki Kaye has released a consultation draft setting out proposals for new digital technologies content for the New Zealand curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the Māori-medium curriculum, along with a $40 million investment package to upskill teachers so they can deliver the new curriculum.

    29 June 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • The 5 biggest challenges faced by remote startups

    ​Getting your business off the ground is expensive. According to a study conducted by the Kauffmann Foundation, startup costs average around $30,000. If you’re looking to significantly decrease your operating costs, you’ve probably already considered going remote.

    27 June 17 10:00 Written by Ellie Martin
  • NIWA and NeSI to get three new supercomputers

    New Zealand weather and research bodies are to get three new Cray supercomputers under a six-year $31.7m contract announced today by science and innovation minister Paul Goldsmith.

    09 June 17 09:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Workers underestimate ‘robotisation’ of jobs

    New Zealander workers greatly underestimate the extent to which their roles will be replaced by robots, according to a survey undertaken by the Massey Business School and Auckland University of Technology.

    07 June 17 09:47 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Taranki school students get to study Wi-Fi

    ​PrimoWireless, (which operates a wireless broadband network for internet access in the Taranaki area), Massey University and New Plymouth Girls’ and Boys’ high schools have secured funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Curious Mind's Participatory Science Platform to investigate wireless connectivity in the region.

    06 June 17 06:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Waikato University teams with eDrive for safer driving

    The University of Waikato and eDrive Solutions, a company that develops online training to improve driver safety, have formed a partnership that they say will increase opportunities for safer driving in New Zealand and Australia.

    30 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Datacom’s new Auckland home officially opened

    ​IT services provider Datacom has officially opened its new office in Auckland’s innovation hub at Wynyard Quarter, bringing together 1,200 staff five previously spread across five Auckland offices.

    22 May 17 09:47 Written by Stuart Corner