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Nigel Brabyn drills in on a key asset of Nelson Forests – its data repository, which is set to grow exponentially as digital tools are used in logging production.

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  • IT Value

    In pictures: CIO Leaders' Luncheon in Wellington on 'The new scope of mission critical ICT'

    Murray Mitchell of the NZ Fire Service and Steve Thompson of Unisys discuss how organisations can ensure their infrastructure, operations and people meet new and constantly shifting requirements in an increasingly competitive and digital environment. The two spoke at the CIO Leaders’ Luncheon on ‘The new scope of mission critical computing’ held in conjunction with Unisys at the Amora Hotel in Wellington. Read more in the Summer 2014 issue of CIO New Zealand. Photos by Brooke Woollett

  • CIO Plus

    Data science in the forest

    Nigel Brabyn drills in on a key asset of Nelson Forests – its data repository, which is set to grow exponentially as digital tools are used in logging production.

  • 5 Signs That a Vendor Won't Make It to 2020

    I'm not going to call them out by name. I'm not that fond of getting nasty calls from PR folks, but I'm going to list what I think the conditions are for failure and you can then apply those conditions to your vendors to see how they fit. This goes beyond technology and into most areas of business.

  • CIO Plus

    Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull: Gigatown UFB will elevate ‘weightless’ products in IT and IP

    Dunedin now ideally placed to become NZ’s leading digital innovation hub, says Chorus CEO Mark Ratcliffe at awards ceremony in Wellington.

  • CIO Careers

    11 Job Search Mistakes That Can Kill Your Chances

    Even the savviest job seeker is bound to make a mistake here and there, but in a highly competitive talent market, a small mistake could cost you the job of your dreams.

  • Health IT Success Hinges on CIO-Business Collaboration

    CIOs in all industries can face challenges aligning their work with the business units of the enterprise, but in the healthcare industry, perhaps more than most, it is critical to win the support of the executives and front-line workers in the operation, a panel of experts said at a recent health IT conference.

  • CIO Plus

    In pictures: CIO Leaders' Luncheon on 'Mission critical ICT in the era of digital and diverse platforms'

    Deane Johns of the NZ Association of Credit Unions and Steve Thompson of Unisys talk about how emerging technologies can be applied to this new environment, and more importantly, what are the people and process changes to expect for the future.

  • CIO Plus

    Dateline Nelson: Innovation upstream at NZ King Salmon

    IT manager Simon Gutschlag takes the perspectives of a biologist, an environmentalist and a technology evangelist at New Zealand King Salmon.

  • How to Attract Digital Natives to Buy at Retail Stores

    It's shopping season, the great American tradition when we brave crowded malls, wander aimlessly from retailer to retailer, hoping for a little inspiration on what to buy our friends and family. Our experience will no doubt be the same as every other customer, complete with awkward run-ins with teenage salespeople telling us anything to make a sale. We'll probably end up buying the same outfit worn by the mannequin in the showcase.

  • Security and Privacy

    How CSOs Can Help CIOs Talk Security to the Board

    Most CIOs are not security experts, but in the board room they need to be. Thanks to the CSO, , they don't have to go it alone. Behind the scenes, they can help prepare the CIO, offering advice on how to interpret the company's threat levels, boiling down the most relevant information and communicating it, early and often, so the C-suite will pay attention.

  • Consumerisation of IT

    Why It Sometimes Makes Sense to Go Slow With Mobile Development

    Mobile app development is usually cheap, fast and dirty: Introduce some functionality and fix the problems over time. At Westinghouse Electric, however, there's no room for error in the development of a tablet application critical for testing the nuclear power facilities it builds for electricity providers around the world.

  • Drury targets US expansion as Xero reports "exceptional growth"

    “We’re thrilled at the growth we’re achieving in our initial three markets and are now focussed on execution in the important US market and are making good progress on building our leadership team there."

  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Devices Charged During Holiday Travel

    I'm at my local Starbucks, drinking a seasonal concoction. (A no-whip caramel brûlée.) I'm listening to tinkly piano music on Pandora while I work. And I'm charging my iPhone using one of Starbucks' new Duracell Powermat wireless charging "spots."

  • CIO Government

    Auckland Council: Claims no budget blowout for IT project, applies lessons from Novopay

    Chief operating officer Dean Kimpton and information services head Mike Foley say governance of $155 million NewCore project includes ongoing independent review from EY.

  • Fronde partners with Spanning for SaaS data protection

    New service provides additional protection against data loss as organisations adopt software as a service applications.