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Is New Zealand 3-5 years behind in software engineering technology trends?

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New Zealand is definitely behind in terms of software engineering technology trends. However, we are still ahead of most of our competitors
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Yes. This is a question that gets asked quite often. New Zealand has a long way to go in terms of our software engineering skills
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Yes. We are behind in many areas of technology, not just software. We are behind in hardware, as well. The most common excuse is that we don't have enough money. But we do. We have a lot of money, but it's not spent wisely. There is a huge amount of money that can be spent wisely, but we are not spending it wisely
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New Zealand has the third largest number of people with a degree in computer science (NZD$13.5 billion in 2015). However, the industry is not attracting the number of graduates in the same proportion that it used to. The industry is currently growing at a rate of about 3% per year, which is below the national average growth rate of about 4% per year
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New Zealand is a very good place to start in software engineering. It is a fairly open country with a lot of education, and a very young population. We have a lot of developers who have been working in other countries. There are lots of opportunities to work on interesting projects and to be exposed to new technologies. New Zealand is also very similar to the US in many ways
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No. New Zealand is not behind in technology trends
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Yes, we are 3 years behind in some technologies
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No. New Zealand is the most innovative country in the world in the software engineering field, and is well ahead of the rest of the world. New Zealand's software engineering workforce is growing at a faster rate than the global average, and the nation's software engineering graduates are in high demand globally. In addition to the software engineering workforce, New Zealand
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