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  • Network management vulnerability exposes cable modems to hacking

    Hundreds of thousands of internet gateway devices from around the world, primarily cable modems, are vulnerable to hacking because of a serious weakness in their implementation of the Simple Network Management Protocol.

    29 April 17 01:17 Written by Lucian Constantin
  • If software eats everything, are network engineers on the menu?

    If you're a network engineer, don't rush out and learn a programming language. To compete in the new world of software-defined networking, it might be more important to start thinking like a programmer. That was one of the ideas that emerged this week at the ONUG Spring conference.

    28 April 17 23:00 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • 6 tips for interviewing and hiring programmers

    ​Hiring good people is an enormously difficult task. The task is further complicated when interviewing technical talent, as you may not be knowledgeable of all the factors that go into writing good code. On top of that, there are so many factors that go into assessing an individual that go far beyond recognizing skills, experience and education. What makes someone a good fit for a role is seldom seen in a resume; the intangibles are what truly set candidates apart.

    28 April 17 09:29 Written by Joshua Althauser
  • Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company's ad business

    Google is still an advertising company, but the tech titan’s cloud business is growing faster than its advertising revenue. That’s one of the key take-aways from the company’s first quarter earnings report released Thursday.

    28 April 17 08:07 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Frogparking launches investment-fuelled recruitment drive

    New Zealand based parking technology company Frogparking says it is hunting for new talent in New Zealand, Australia and the United States as it embarks on a growth programme fuelled by a recent multi-million dollar investment.

    28 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Hands on the Acer's Swift 5, a competitor to Microsoft's Surface Pro

    Microsoft has set the gold standard for tablet-style 2-in-1s with its Surface Pro, and other PC vendors have followed suit with their own designs. Acer's latest Surface-style device is the Switch 5, which offers a couple of advantages, but also lacks in certain areas

    28 April 17 05:44 Written by Agam Shah
  • Government initiatives needed to boost digital inclusion

    The Innovation Partnership, a body sponsored by Google, Chorus and InternetNZ, says New Zealand is falling short on ‘digital inclusion’ and it has called on Government to address the issue in collaboration with other organisations.

    27 April 17 07:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • How HP reclaimed the title of world's top PC maker from Lenovo

    In late 2015, HP was reborn as a PC maker following a split of the parent organization, Hewlett-Packard. At the time, HP was a lost cause, and its double-digit decline in PC shipments was a main reason for the split.

    27 April 17 05:39 Written by Agam Shah
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