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About Sara

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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.

Stories by Sara

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The Consumer Data Right and what it could mean for Aotearoa's data privacy
Wed, 16th Feb 2022
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digital banking
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payments nz
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retail
NZ Reserve Bank slow to adopt open banking despite support for data sharing rights.
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The wild west of cryptocurrency fraud & How Kiwis are getting stung
Fri, 11th Feb 2022
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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email security
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, 9th Feb 2022
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voip
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contact centre
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microsoft teams
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, 27th Jan 2022
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cloud services
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devops
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app development
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, 10th Jan 2022
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pwc
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cios
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consultancy
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, 17th Dec 2021
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gaming
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technology gifts
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cios
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, 13th Dec 2021
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project management
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devops
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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, 13th Dec 2021
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government
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skills shortage
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covid-19
New Zealand eases border restrictions for 600 skilled tech workers to support sector growth, says Digital Economy Minister.
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The key to building better IT workflows with no-code, low-code, and automation
Thu, 9th Dec 2021
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devops
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app development
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it automation
Unlocking better IT management is possible through simplifying workflows with low-code and no-code automation tools. Find out more here.
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Smart rack sensor solutions keep data centers in tune
Wed, 8th Dec 2021
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colocation
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sensors
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raritan
Raritan's Smart Rack Controller provides real-time, actionable insights for data center management. Find out more here.
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Flubot malware, botnets, phishing round out top security issues plaguing Kiwis in Q3
Wed, 8th 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, 6th Dec 2021
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cartech
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fleet management
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telematics
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, 3rd Dec 2021
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digital marketing
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travel
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business travel
The pandemic's impact on travel and tourism will have a long-lasting historical effect, but there's good news ahead, says Similarweb.
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Netsafe welcomes public feedback on draft of Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms
Fri, 3rd 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, 3rd Dec 2021
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iam
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cybersecurity
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forrester research
WSO2 introduces new IDaaS solution to enhance customer identity management and access control across online portals.
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NCSC expands Malware Free Networks service to NZ cybersecurity providers
Thu, 2nd Dec 2021
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malware
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managed services
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partner programmes
National Cyber Security Centre expands Malware Free Networks capabilities for private sector cybersecurity providers.
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Aotearoa's cyber skills shortage: The tug-of-war between talent supply & demand
Wed, 1st Dec 2021
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cybersecurity
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skills shortage
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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, 30th Nov 2021
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payroll systems
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hcm
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workforce management
Green Light Worldwide gains momentum in New Zealand, expanding its presence to meet growing demand in the IT market.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — Who is Geotab?
Mon, 29th Nov 2021
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cartech
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fleet management
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telematics
Geotab, a global player in IoT and connected vehicle space, discusses its innovation, work on EVs, and efforts to fight climate change in APAC.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — Who is Forter?
Thu, 25th Nov 2021
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online fraud
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retail
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banking industry
Forter, a SaaS-based fraud detection company, works with global online retailers and banks to provide real-time trust analysis.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — SYSPRO's advice for today's financial leaders in the manufacturing sector
Wed, 24th 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, 24th Nov 2021
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servers
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cybersecurity
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cios
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, 24th Nov 2021
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crm
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contact centre
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project management
Bitrix releases new capabilities in its Bitrix24 business suite, including inventory management, Scrum project management, and BI analytics.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams — A chat with Gary Gruver
Wed, 24th Nov 2021
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it training
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devops
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digital transformation
Today we speak to Gary Gruver, a seasoned executive, author, and keynote speaker well-versed in agile and DevOps.