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Interview: What’s on the new NZ telco commissioner’s agenda

Tristan Gilbertson explains his priorities in how New Zealand’s world-leading telecommunications regulatory landscape evolves.

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Warning: Multiple Windows 10 retirements ahead

Over the next seven weeks, two Windows 10 feature upgrades will hit the end of support. And a third dropped of the support list last week.

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8 fast fixes for common Chrome OS problems

Solve your Chromebook woes and keep yourself productive with these easy-to-implement, expert-approved solutions.

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Microsoft focuses on Office, less so on Windows, and offers nothing for browsers on Patch Tuesday

This was a surprisingly light update, with a reduced number of Windows updates, no Microsoft browser updates and some critical Office patches — so far. Microsoft is scheduled to release more updates this month and we will see whether...

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IT at the South Pole: How NZ manages its tech infrastructure in Antarctica

Static electricity, an ageing IT infrastructure, limited accessibility, and now COVID-19 all make the Antarctica New Zealand base not your typical IT environment.

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WTH is happening with Office 365?

Okay, so Windows 10 updates have had issues, shall we say, for years. But, really, Microsoft, you're going to roll out the same kinds of problems for your services now, too?

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How Microsoft will end Office's perpetual licensing

Microsoft in September announced that the next version of its on-premises Exchange Server will be available only as a subscription-based product. What does that say about its licensing plans for Office?

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Troubleshooting Windows 10 with Reliability Monitor

Built into Windows 10, this old-school tool is great at diagnosing crashes, hangs and other issues.

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How Jamf fits into the enterprise device management landscape

Should you consider Jamf to manage your company’s Apple devices? Here’s what you need to know.

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Data maturity in New Zealand: Most businesses are on the low end

A new Deloitte report shows most New Zealand business have low levels of data maturity, but agritech firm LIC shows what’s possible.

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Microsoft pushes Edge as 'best for business' in battle with Chrome

At this year's Ignite conference, Microsoft offered up a host of reasons why its browser is better for the enterprise than Google Chrome. Do those claims stack up?

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Pandemic gives VDI a new lease on life

This year’s coronavirus-driven shift to remote work has renewed interest in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and its cloud offshoot, Desktop-as-a-Service.

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IT admins want one, and only one, Windows 10 upgrade annually

Though they question how Microsoft has cut the number of yearly Windows 10 refreshes, for admins it's clearly a case of less is more.

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How IT can keep remote workers’ Windows 7 PCs safe

Employees connecting to corporate networks via old Windows 7 devices puts businesses at high risk. Here’s how to mitigate the threat.

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Q&A: NearForm CCO Larry Breen on contacting-tracing apps

Contact-tracing apps have long been touted as the key to getting coronavirus infection rates under control – and remote workers safely back to the office. But few of the apps have been successful so far. NearForm's Larry Breen...

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Q&A: Airtable CEO talks up automation, low-code and team collaboration

The company has seen a surge in use of its customizable spreadsheet platform during the pandemic, said CEO and co-founder Howie Liu; this week, Airtable announced $185 million in funding.

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Most NZ farmers have decent broadband, but improvement is needed

The option of unlimited data plans, a choice of providers, and greater investments are among the top needs cited in a Federated Farmers survey.

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Diversity should be the first, not the final, frontier in NZ space industry

A focus on bringing in women and minority groups now would help ensure that the engineering teams don’t look like they did in the 1950s.

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