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Kiwis drop the ball on government server upgrade

On Saturday 26 September, while the All Blacks were flattening France (37-17) in the Rugby World Cup at Eden Park, the New Zealand government geeks were in the server rooms, upgrading machines hosting crucial government business sites. Unlike the All Blacks, the government geek team scored not just an own goal, but completely …
Juha Saarinen, 26 Sep 2011

Alcatel-Lucent touts bit-blazing 100Gbps for Kiwi NBN

French telco vendor Alcatel-Lucent is sending in the big guns – its 100Gbps metro networking – to New Zealand, as the competition to supply the government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative heats up. Alcatel-Lucent is bidding for the contract to supply electronics for the Layer 2 part of the UFB network currently and brought over …
Juha Saarinen, 17 Mar 2011
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Kiwis Demand: Talk TPPA turkey to us, Prime Minister

New Zealand unions are demanding that the country’s government tell people what is being proposed under the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations. Unions believe the TPPA will give foreign investors excessive rights and protection, including the ability to sue for breaches of their treaty rights. For …
Juha Saarinen, 19 Jan 2011