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Female leaders are better employers than male counterparts - AUT study
"During the COVID-19 lockdown period, having a good leader is beneficial for your wellbeing; it is ‘extra beneficial’ if that leader is a woman."
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Study: A decade before we see boardroom equality
"The clock is ticking. Companies should be actively implementing their diversity policies, and be complete by 2022."
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Cloud
Digital detox akin to smoking and drinking withdrawal
"The findings show many of the travellers initially experienced symptoms of anxiety and frustration."
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Drones
The safest altitude for flying drones above marine life
If you’re planning to use a drone for a birds-eye-view of nature at its finest, it’s best to consider how high up you’re flying that drone.
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NZ's aged care population held back by digital divide
Aged care facilities are slow to provide WiFi access for residents, and interviewees said they would like to see aged care operators provide more support.
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Education
AUT launches online course to support Kiwi entrepreneurship
The Practical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Paper (ENTR770) welcomed its first official intake of students on March 14.
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Haier and AUT partner to create AR charity campaign
An augmented reality colouring-in mobile application will take the Big Hoot art trail from the streets of Auckland to kids nationwide.
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Ākina Foundation wins AUT Business Support Award
The award recognises organisations that deliver quality products and services to help businesses maximise their endeavours.
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New co-working space promises prototyping facilities & tech partnerships
The goal with the Tech Bunker is to bring New Zealand’s tech industry into one place.
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New Zealand
Are electric trucks and buses the key to a greener New Zealand?
“There’s a global trend towards decarbonisation of transport, and New Zealand is in a unique position to lead that.”
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Cybersecurity
Kiwi code-cracker heads to Oxford to hone her craft
She possesses a rare mind hard-wired to navigate complex algorithms in a way that even the most mathematically savvy out there would find difficult.
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Innovation
New centre launched to create data tech platforms and retain young NZers
​They call it the ‘brain drain’, where talented young New Zealanders leave our shores to seek better prospects elsewhere - this could soon change.
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Data Protection
Study finds Kiwis worried about data privacy by state and private companies
World Internet Project New Zealand study discovered that users care more about private surveillance by companies than government surveillance.
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Education
New Zealand's top schools to study IT revealed
“It’s great to see a mix of institutions from large to small, and from across the main centres to the regions achieving accreditation."
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Innovation
AUT professor takes out innovation award
“Steve Henry is an inventor, but more importantly, an innovator who has the ability to convert ideas into commercial value."
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Education
Yellow reaches out to tech graduates
For the first time Yellow is running a structured graduate programme, providing graduates with the opportunity to gain real world hands-on experience.
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Cloud
Microsoft NZ to bury Google for Work with price reduction
Microsoft NZ is offering Kiwi SMBs using Google Apps for Work a rebate if they purchase Office 365.
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AUT University opens new centre... Boosts NZ science and tech education
"However, we also want to engage with our community, including Maori, Pacific Peoples and female students, through contests, competitions and promotional events."
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Telecommunications
Gen-i's donated supercomputer to supercharge NZ research
Telecom’s ICT services division Gen-i has donated a supercomputer to AUT University that will now be used to support student learning and boost important local and international research for radio astronomy.
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New Zealand Schools
Technology to change teaching and learning
Technology developed by an AUT student to add speech capability to presentations could lead to collaborative and socially responsible learning.
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Apple
Update: Tickets on sale for Auckland Apple event
September's CreativeTech event to focus on every aspect of owning an Apple product.