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Clare Curran
Government launches digital procurement processes for IT spending
“Together we can change procurement into a much more flexible, agile process taking advantage of what digital platforms can offer.” - Clare Curran
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Cloud
NZTech programme aims to encourage more young girls into tech
Curran spoke to nearly 200 secondary school girls taking part in ShadowTech 2018.
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Machine learning
Otago experts to work with Government on AI framework
“AI and algorithms offer great opportunities, but also some potential pitfalls.”
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Facebook
Clare Curran targeted in Facebook impersonation; warns Kiwis to be vigilant
“It’s frightening to think someone is impersonating you online and CERT NZ is there to help people sort out issues and feel safe again online."
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Clare Curran
Government widens CTO search despite more than 60 applicants
“Even though I am very keen to establish this role, I’m not prepared to make a decision in haste.”
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Cloud
Government report shines light on NZ's digital divide
Curran says the previous government didn’t make the report public until after the election as it exposed the digital divide in New Zealand.
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Cybersecurity
Labour scoffs at KiwiRail's cyber security fail
“KiwiRail left a hole in its security so big you could drive a train through it."
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Amy Adams
Labour slams Govt. rural broadband scheme
"It’s time Amy Adams stood up for regional New Zealand." The Government’s rural broadband initiative isn’t up to scratch according to the Labour Party, who says its failures in the region are prompting an outcry.
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Labour Party
Labour: Rural broadband initiative 'massive policy failure'
"The RBI could prove to be one of the most misguided spends of this National government.”
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Government
"National's negative attitude to public broadcasting is baffling" - Labour
"National's negative attitude to public broadcasting is baffling. Something needs to change, and soon."
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Government
John Key's chickens on notice over official information requests
"Entrenched cynical and manipulative abuse of official information requests by his Government will no longer be tolerated."
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Chorus
Labour calls out John Key over phone and internet price hikes
Labour ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says John Key can’t duck the blame for internet and phone price increases.
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Internet
National "finally wakes up" to rural broadband issues
"Broadband connections in rural New Zealand are poor by world standards."
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Internet
"Slow, sluggish, not sweet at all"... Labour slams broadband
Rural communities, frustrated by slow and unstable broadband, have been delivered a two fingered salute by Steven ‘Everything’s Sweet' Joyce.
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Amy Adams
Is taxpayer cash being used to plug Chorus' copper hole?
"Chorus has had three years warning of the inevitable fall in copper prices."
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Government
Labour slams Govt's millon-dollar tech start-up u-turn...
"While he’s copying one of our policies he should adopt the rest as well. The industry has welcomed the whole package."
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Government
Would a Labour CTO lead a ‘Digital Upgrade’ in NZ?
"For too long, Information Technology has been seen as a backwater in government."
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Microsoft
Is Govt's "mismanaged" Windows XP migration costing taxpayers millions?
"More than $1 million has already been paid out over an unspecified time to continue support of nearly 20,000 DHB computers still using XP."
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Chorus
State-funded Chorus fibre plans nothing more than a PR stunt?
"UltraFast Fibre’s announcement of ‘gigabit’ services to eight towns across the central North Island confirms Chorus’ social media #Gigatown competition is nothing more than just a cynical public relations exercise."
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Government
Key ducks but can’t avoid High Court Chorus slap
"John Key, Amy Adams and Steven Joyce have all contributed to one of the major botch-ups of the National Government..."
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Government
Is Chorus stitch-up a backdoor bailout?
“It shouldn’t be Kiwi consumers who pay the price of incompetence and secret negotiations which have stuffed up a major infrastructure rollout."
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Amy Adams
Cunliffe not Curran to blame for Labour ICT leak
Despite initial reports to the contrary, Labour have this afternoon revealed that party ideas on ICT policy were in fact sent from leader David Cunliffe’s office.
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Amy Adams
"Shipwreck" Labour leaks secret ICT plan to Govt…
Labour has been left deeply embarrassed following revelations that party ideas on ICT policy were accidentally emailed to Communications Minister Amy Adams yesterday.
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Internet
Labour calls for "international expert" to assess Chorus financial probe
An international expert should be brought in to conduct the independent assessment of Chorus’ financial position, according to opposition party Labour.