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by ITP Staff
ITP StaffA consortium of New Zealand's 20 leading professional bodies and tech associations today released a Manifesto for the future of New Zealand from a tech perspective.

The manifesto is wide-ranging and provides recommendations on Education, the changing world of work, Immigration and Skills, Connectivity anywhere, digital exports, cyber security, research funding for tech, government procurement, open standards, privacy and open policy development, and is intended to support political parties in the formation of their election manifestos and policies.

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by Heather Grace, Guest post
Being "of service" to others - what does that mean? Many people talk about giving good "customer service" and think it is simply doing business with a smile. Being "of service" goes way beyond that. Having a service mentality is something that needs to be written in to your business strategy. Do it right and your organisation will be successful on every level. Do it wrong and you will fail!

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by Paul Brislen, Editor
The tech sector continues to take the New Zealand economy by storm with international funding for early stage tech companies hitting a record high, according to the second annual Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Tech Sector.

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by Paul Brislen
Spark has finally migrated the last of its Xtra email customers off Yahoo's servers to local company SMX ending a rocky period with the Dot Com giant.

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by Elizabeth Eastwood, Guest post
ITP has been profiling some of the international bodies doing some great things for the IT profession, and explaining how New Zealand's tech community can engage. This month we have more news from IFIP, the international federation of national tech professional bodies like ITP, and have asked New Zealand's IFIP representative, Elizabeth Eastwood, to give us an update.

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by Paul Brislen, Editor
The next wave of attacks relating to the WannaCry ransomware attack are starting to roll in with reports of oh-so helpful phone calls to those at risk and a new variant that includes a work around to the kill switch solution released yesterday.

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by Paul Brislen, Editor
The country's third placed telco, 2Degrees, continues to go from strength to strength, delivering a net profit for the first time since it launched.

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