Megan Baker's blog

Don’t count on the default login credentials

We live in a world where more and more things we buy are becoming connected to the Internet. Your computers, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, lightbulbs, doorbells and security cameras are, or soon will be, Internet-enabled devices. You need to make these as secure as possible to prevent unwanted access from an attacker.

Why aren’t you transparency reporting?

This guest blog by Trade Me's Jon Duffy talks about why NZ organisations are not doing transparency reports - and why it's so important that we turn this around. 

Transparency is good. We know because Trade Me just released its fourth transparency report. Four years on, it is surprising that apparently we're the only company in New Zealand regularly doing this, especially in the current privacy environment.

Accessible online billing

In this guest blog, looking at the issues behind the ISP Spotlight, web accessibility expert Kevin Prince talks about why it is important that ISPs make online billing accessible to all customers.

So I’ve been asked to make the case for online billing by ISPs, isn’t it a no-brainer? Fortunately all our surveyed ISPs agreed and offer online billing. To me it’s about choice and convenience - I can:

Three reasons why ISPs should deploy IPv6 now

Guest blog from George Michaelson, Senior R&D Scientist, APNIC
7 July 2016

The need to move to IPv6 is something that ISPs have known about for many years. Despite this, adoption of IPv6 across New Zealand’s ISPs has been low. According to APNIC Labs statistics, current IPv6 capability across NZ’s Internet infrastructure is about 2%.  

Network for Learning blazing through Kiwi schools

Megan BakerA blog post from Megan Baker, Communications Lead at InternetNZ
19 February 2016

This is the third blog post to showcase the three New Zealand based winners of the 2015 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs). It features the innovative organisation N4L (Network for Learning) – and their winning "Managed Network" project – that is now used by more than 93% of schools across the country. 

Small town community news site rises above the rest

Megan BakerA blog post from Megan Baker, Communications Lead at InternetNZ
11 January 2016

This is the second blog post to showcase the three New Zealand based winners of the 2015 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs). It features a community news website called the Tamahere Forum which was the deserving winner of the Leonie Dunbar Memorial Award for Community Websites.

www.govt.nz great example of user-friendly and innovative site

Megan BartrumA blog post from Megan Bartrum, Communications Lead at InternetNZ
25 November 2015

I am writing this blog post to share a great story of a website that is proving successful and exceeding expectations – www.govt.nz. In August, this website took out the top prize in the 'information category' of the Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards – ANZIAs for short.