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Ministry of Education.
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Take some inspiration from these Kiwis taking on the world

03 September 2019

workers on computers at a start up company

New Zealand software as a service companies are having a growing global reach. They are bringing in export revenue, developing opportunities, and growing talent for highly skilled jobs.

Companies discussed include:

  • Linc-ED – online sharing platform for schools
  • Fingermark – speeding up restaurant service
  • Cradle – re-humanising phone service
  • AskNicely – real-time customer feedback.


Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technology

Use this and other examples to:

  • explain how critical evaluation, informed creativity, and boundary pushing impacts on technological development and public views of technology
  • discuss examples to illustrate how socio-cultural factors influence technology and in turn technology influences socio-cultural factors in complex and ongoing ways

Image courtesy of StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay

Keywords: software, digital technologies, characteristics of technology

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