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  • Blog Post: Protecting student privacy

    “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with [his or her] privacy.” - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights , United Nations, 1948 New Zealand’s schools work hard to earn the trust of their communities. As part of the important work they do, schools need to collect...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft releases NZ privacy guide for Office 365

    New Zealand organisations are quickly deploying cloud computing. Low prices and convenience are appealing, but there are also important questions to ask around privacy, security, and data integrity. Waldo Kuipers, Corporate Affairs Manager at Microsoft NZ, says “Organisations know that trust...
  • Blog Post: Making Data Human at TechEd NZ 2012

    Last week we were delighted to join more than 2,000 technology professionals at TechEd New Zealand 2012. A strong theme of this year’s keynote was the use of technology to make data human: Useful, exciting, beautiful, and even fun! It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking...
  • Blog Post: 21st Century Learning

    Parliament’s Education and Science Select Committee has launched an enquiry about education needs for the country’s future . The enquiry seeks to identify possible savings in technology and buildings, to develop recommendations regarding optimal learning environments, and to identify the...
  • Blog Post: Dialogue on privacy with Brendon Lynch

    This week Microsoft’s Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch was home in New Zealand to discuss privacy. Originally from Paeroa but now based at Microsoft's global headquarters in Redmond, Brendon is part of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing initiative that was established by Bill Gates in 2002...
  • Blog Post: The Great NZICT Cloud Debate

    Last night NZICT Group and EMA hosted a feisty debate about cloud computing . The moot was, “Is the cloud all hot air or the biggest game changer we’ve ever seen?” The speakers were: Andrew Crabb (Head of Business and Government, TelstraClear), Doug Wilson (CIO, Automobile...
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