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Mission Critical ICT at St John NZ

In his first week on the job, Martin Catterall joined the St John Clinical Control Centre staff who handle 111 emergency calls. The experience reaffirmed his decision to take on the inaugural CIO role for New Zealand’s most trusted charity.

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    Designed to protect data not people, Spark Digital continues its investment programme in cloud services with the opening of its new $60m Takanini Data Centre.

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    Datacom launches DevCloud for government

    Ministry for Primary Industries is pilot agency for project to be completed early 2015

  • CIOs Should Focus on Their Workplace Legacies

    Business coach and psychologist Andrew Thorn wants leaders -- both people in positions of authority and those who influence in their everyday roles -- to think beyond business results to focus on the legacy they create. Thorn lays out his ideas in his new book, Leading With Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life.

  • Spotlight

    Five big ideas to avoid doing stupid digital stuff

    It is time for executives to go ‘back to school’ to learn how to drive transformation using new digital technologies

  • Mobile/Wireless/Convergence

    PwC and Google partner to help clients ‘transform’ businesses

    PwC is also transitioning 40,000 people in the United States and 5,000 people in Australia and New Zealand to Google Apps.

  • Intel turns to wearables, big data to fight Parkinson's

    Intel and Parkinson's disease researchers have begun outfitting patients with devices to begin gathering data.

  • Top CIOs Start the Journey to the 'Digital Enterprise'

    Back in 1980, the woman who now runs the data center at State Street Bank started her career there by pricing a mutual fund in a ledger book. That process would get automated as the bank became a computerized enterprise. Today, she can connect State Street's systems with those of customers and partners and produce sophisticated reports to let customers analyze the mutual funds they might buy. That's the digital enterprise.

  • The evolution of the CISO role and organizational readiness

    If we look at the headlines surrounding recent data breaches, we might conclude that the role of the chief information security officer (CISO) has never been more critical to the success and sustained well-being of an organization. As a by-product of this statement, we also might surmise that the information security organization and where it reports into is also important. This is probably why every recent CISO event includes a conversation about where the CISO and information security program should reside within an organization. The challenge is that however healthy the debate, the question about where the CISO and his/her department should report generally ends with, 'it depends'. To shift from a debate to productive action, maybe the question is not where should the CISO report into [<a

  • Why NZ firms can benefit from Microsoft's new Aussie datacentres

    New Zealand companies invest in Microsoft Azure to drive innovation and deliver better outcomes for their customers.

  • Spotlight

    The front runner

    Martin Hargreaves of VocaLink talks about leading the technology team for the national grid for payments in the UK.

  • Gamification Helps Utility Companies Change Customer Behavior

    In exchange for discounts from their favorite companies, people will like corporate Facebook pages, fill out surveys and join mailing lists. But power companies have to get their customers to do more than that.

  • CIOs discuss ‘Mission Critical Computing’ at Leaders’ Luncheon

    “From an engineering perspective, a Unisys perspective and a data perspective, this really is a spectacular time to be in the industry.”

  • CIO Plus

    Grace under pressure

    When the Ministry of Education moved ‘the heart of the organisation’ – its datacentre - to the cloud, the ICT team prepared for every possible scenario.

  • The Digital Worker's Guide to Doing Business on the Go

    Take on a new job that requires extensive travel? Looking to streamline things when you work at the office? This simple six-point guide will help you become a digital guerilla in no time at all – whether you use the Windows, Mac, iOS or Android operating system.

  • C-Suite Perspectives

    Leadership is demonstrated - not measured

    Bradley de Souza calls for an end to the current 'leadership by numbers' obsession - and why failing a leadership exam isn’t always the worst outcome.