Ian Apperley

IT expert Justin Warren: "Idiotic" assumption that big data is magic

Australian govt agency's 'idiotic faith' in big data leads to disaster

Wed 11 Jan 2

In 2016, nothing was hyped more than “artificial intelligence” and its unholy marriage to mass data. For two Australian government agencies, Centrelink and the Australian Taxation Office, it all went horribly wrong.

Spotlight on wellington: Without a doubt ‘the digital capital of New Zealand’

Fri 11 Nov

Three things tend to spring to people’s mind when it comes to what makes our nation’s capital stand out for business – craft beer, good coffee and technical innovation.

 
Tech commentator Ian Apperley

Wellington Council 'too toxic' to make pedestrianisation of capital's golden mile a reality

Wed 3 Aug 3

Plus: NBR readers give their verdict on whether Lambton Quay should be pedestrianised. With special feature audio.

David Drummond (Photo: Tinaz Karbhari)

David and the drones

Fri 22 Jul 4

Gisborne's UA Systems has developed a long battery-life, heavy-lifting drone for beaming an internet or cellular signal into a remote area, or one with a sudden need for bandwidth like a sports event. With special feature audio.

Tech commentator Ian Apperley
Tech commentator Ian Apperley

The Death of the Password

Wed 22 Jun 6

OPINION: The password as a protection mechanism is just awful. With special feature audio.

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