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Sara Barker
Copywriter and Senior News Editor
Sara lives in a world of words and stories. For more than six years she has been delving deep into the rich world of tech news, content creation, journalism and reviews for Techday. She brings an academic background in information systems, marketing, radio, and journalism to her role. She enjoys casual gaming, cats, and reading.

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The Consumer Data Right and what it could mean for Aotearoa's data privacy
Wed 16 Feb 2022
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cloud banking solutions
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open banking
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payments nz
“We believe the open data revolution can only strengthen our country’s economic prosperity and individual financial wellbeing.”
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The wild west of cryptocurrency fraud & How Kiwis are getting stung
Fri 11 Feb 2022
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blockchain
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cryptocurrency
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cybersecurity
Cryptopia went from launch to managing funds for 1.4 million investors to a significant data breach and its inevitable death - all in just five years.
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TechCollect NZ, Warehouse Stationery offer e-waste recycling in handful of stores
Wed 9 Feb 2022
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microsoft teams
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noel leeming
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warehouse group
While it's a step in the right direction towards managing NZ's e-waste, the lack of accessible locations means that many Kiwis miss out.
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Bringing legacy mainframes into the modern IT environment
Thu 27 Jan 2022
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cloud
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devops
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mainframe
Legacy mainframes also suffer from technology or architecture limitations, high maintenance costs, and heavy technical debt.
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PwC helps businesses innovate for the digital future
Mon 10 Jan 2022
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innovation
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pwc
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digital
Innovation can be challenging - the right people need to be in the right roles, and they must all be working towards a common goal.
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University of Waikato says it's 'game on' for esports
Fri 17 Dec 2021
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gaming
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technology gifts
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skills shortage
In what might just be a New Zealand first, budding esports stars can now study this booming industry as part of their university degrees.
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The biggest news for developers from OutSystems Developer Conference 2021
Mon 13 Dec 2021
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devops
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project management
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app development
OSDC may have wrapped up, but the event’s lasting legacy will continue to inspire developers for endless builds to come.
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Govt to ease border restrictions for 600 skilled tech workers
Mon 13 Dec 2021
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government
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skills shortage
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tech sector
“We’re carefully targeting areas of the sector where industry has highlighted a clear need for overseas talent including, software development, product managers, cybersecurity and interactive media.”
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The key to building better IT workflows with no-code, low-code, and automation
Thu 9 Dec 2021
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app development
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devops
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it automation
What’s the secret to better IT management? It’s not a rhetorical question.
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Smart rack sensor solutions keep data centers in tune
Wed 8 Dec 2021
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colocation
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sensors
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continuous monitoring
When staff don’t have these technologies, it becomes infinitely more difficult to make informed decisions about these devices and whether or not they are working at their optimum levels.
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Flubot malware, botnets, phishing round out top security issues plaguing Kiwis in Q3
Wed 8 Dec 2021
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ddos
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malware
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phishing
Malware and scams continue to plague thousands of New Zealanders, laying $3.3 million to waste in just three months.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — A deeper dive into Geotab's world of connected vehicles
Mon 6 Dec 2021
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cartech
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telematics
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connected vehicle
Geotab's APAC general manager Deepak Kadambi joins us once again to discuss fleet management and vehicle tracking.
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You're invited for Breakfast Bites: Travel is back on the agenda - what consumers are longing for
Fri 3 Dec 2021
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marketing
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travel
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business travel
The pandemic’s impact on the global travel and tourism industry will create a long-lasting historical impact for years to come as operators piece their businesses back together, and there’s good news ahead.
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Netsafe welcomes public feedback on draft of Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms
Fri 3 Dec 2021
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facebook
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twitter
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google
The code aims to establish a self-regulatory framework to protect New Zealanders from online harm and harmful content.
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WSO2 unveils identity-as-a-service solution that brings CIAM to app development
Fri 3 Dec 2021
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iam
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cybersecurity
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customer privacy
WSO2 has introduced a new identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) solution designed to improve customer identity and access management (CIAM) across online portals. We take a look.
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NCSC expands Malware Free Networks service to NZ cybersecurity providers
Thu 2 Dec 2021
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malware
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managed services
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cybersecurity
“Already with an initial customer trial of MFN up to this point we are achieving real impact," says GCSB director-general Andrew Hampton.
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Aotearoa's cyber skills shortage: The tug-of-war between talent supply & demand
Wed 1 Dec 2021
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cybersecurity
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kordia
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hays
Like any balance of supply and demand, there's a frustrating gap between what graduates are taught and what the market needs.
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Q&A: Meet Green Light Worldwide's NZ resource manager Regie Saylo
Tue 30 Nov 2021
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it services
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hr
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consulting
Green Light Worldwide's momentum in New Zealand is heating up as the company bolsters its local presence and prepares for a fresh wave of growth in the IT market.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — Who is Geotab?
Mon 29 Nov 2021
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cartech
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telematics
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connected vehicle
Geotab's APAC general manager Deepak Kadambi chats to us about:
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — Who is Forter?
Thu 25 Nov 2021
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online fraud
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banking industry
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forter
Today we introduce Forter, an organisation that specialised in fraud detection in eCommerce.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — SYSPRO's advice for today's financial leaders in the manufacturing sector
Wed 24 Nov 2021
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it in manufacturing
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inventory management systems
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cfo
We chat to SYSPRO CFO and CRO Sanjay Galal about the challenges and benefits of being a manufacturing financial leader in the current economic climate.
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Protecting business-critical data at the rack level
Wed 24 Nov 2021
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cybersecurity
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servers
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lifecycle asset management
It is important to have both digital and physical security visibility into the data center. Here's how intelligent PDUs can help.
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Bitrix empowers businesses with new customer & project management features in Bitrix24
Wed 24 Nov 2021
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crm
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contact centre
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project management
More organisations are turning to professional inventory and customer relationship management software as the eCommerce space continues to remain a hotbed of activity.
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Interview: Sitecore explains why personalisation is key to customer experience
Wed 24 Nov 2021
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crm
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cx
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martech
But what does a personalised experience look like? We spoke to Sitecore’s director, commerce, Mark Johnson, to find out.
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