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Scrapping of online voting trial a 'blow to democracy'
“This short-sighted decision is a blow to local democracy by people clearly struggling to adapt to the digital era."
Online voting trial canned
"Maintaining public confidence and understanding of local electoral processes is more important than trialling online voting this year.”
NZ Government gets behind digital tech with new telco laws
“The communications sector is vastly different to the market in 2001 when the Telco Act was introduced, and it’s time for our laws to catch up."
Kiwi productivity at an all time low... Is technology the answer?
“The Govt understands these services need to be transformed in order to improve productivity and they appreciate technology is the way to solve it."
Government working with Acquia to make websites more accessible
At the recent Tech Leaders 2016 summit in Sydney, Graham and Adam spoke about how the Australian government is enhancing their digital services.
Govt needs to look at online learning for skills shortage, says expert
"Global inequality and the skills gap is one of the biggest challenges facing governments."
Online baby registrations proves a hit for Internal Affairs
The 50,000th online birth registration has been recorded by the Department on Internal Affairs since online registration went live a year ago.
Driverless pizza delivery? It's a thing.
Don’t like your pizza delivery guy? Don’t worry, soon he might not exist.
By next year, 70% of Kiwis will primarily deal with the Government online
"New Zealanders have become used to information, services and products being available online, on demand, anywhere, any time."
WINZ IT system has serious issues, says Labour
“The Minister should have fronted up and told people about the IT system failure, not waited for Labour to make it public."
Govt launches one stop product recall shop
“The portal also allows businesses to distribute recall information more effectively which can reduce the cost of undertaking a recall.”
Governments are digitally immature, Gartner finds
"Progress toward higher levels of digital capability must not be slowed down or derailed by changes in executive leadership."
Vodafone brings Telecommunications-as-a-Service to Govt
Careers New Zealand has entered into a partnership agreement with Vodafone, becoming one of the first government agencies to adopt TaaS.
A victory for privacy and Apple?
Amidst the debate and panic around FBI demands that Apple help unlock the iPhone of the San Bernadino shooter, Apple just won a small victory.
Ramping up NZ’s response to serious cyber threat
Significant New Zealand organisations are being subjected to serious cyber-attacks on a daily basis - our national response is about to be ramped up.
Is Apple creating an unhackable smartphone?
Various sources attest to the fact that Apple is working on creating a phone that is unhackable by government bodies or even Apple itself.
Treasury looks to improve the lives of NZers with open source data
“To help encourage innovative approaches to longstanding social problems, the Government is aiming to make data more open."
Driverless car testing in NZ 'would be a major breakthrough'
“If testing does get underway, it would be a major breakthrough with NZ set to benefit and we would expect to welcome many more local innovators."
Governments need to recognise the disruptive power of robots, IDC finds
The potential for machines to heighten safety, precision and efficiency within government services is huge, according to a new IDC report.
Govt digital initiatives missing the personal touch, survey finds
“Such low support of online government channels is surprising given that 86% of New Zealanders use the internet."
Forward thinking tech summit kicks off in Wellington
A major government and tech industry summit will be held in the Te Papa museum, with the aim of seeing how these two sectors can can work together.
CenturyLink govt offering promises fresh approach to infrastructure
"CenturyLink Government Cloud combines the power of the VMware cloud with our carrier-class network and secure data centers."
Commvault and Revera bring new cloud data protection offering to NZ
"This partnership with Revera has further bolstered our ability to simplify data protection and management workflow."
NZers 'chomping at the bit' for faster broadband
Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) connections are up 135% around the country, according to latest figures regarding the Government’s UFB programme.