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MIS New Zealand’s September issue

MIS New Zealand’s September issue

FBM acquired the rights to publish CIO New Zealand in August this year as part of a wider Asia-Pacific publishing relationship with International Data Group. Fairfax will continue to publish its flagship annual publications including the NZ MIS100 and MIS Strategic100 annuals as iconic brands in their own right. Read the stories in MIS New Zealand’s most recent issue here.

Lucky Dip

by Darren Greenwood

Quinton Hall says it is not often an IT professional gets the chance to build a whole new ICT environment. The chief technology officer of New Zealand Lotteries guides MIS through the new systems handling two million transactions a week and supporting operations generating around $700 million a year.

The Machiavelli of IT

by Rob O'Neill

Ian Angell was once dubbed the "Guru of Gloom" by the UK press, but MIS finds the London School of Economics professor surprisingly chipper.

Lock and load

by Ian Yates

Supplier lock-in can be a source of comfort or a frustrating embarrassment.

Here's how to avoid being captives of technology

A call to arms

by Divina Paredes

Breaking down silos of information is a main goal in many organisations. But as New Zealand IT leaders point out during the inaugural MIS100 event, this message should resonate to the wider community. There remains the redoubtable task for industry players to share best practices, information and resources on maximising the value of IT to the business.

On the radar

by Divina Paredes

Mobile police stations and a new non-emergency contact number are among the priorities in the new five-year ICT strategic plan of the New Zealand Police. Deputy commissioner Lyn Provost explains how 'smart technology' will change the interface between the police and the public.

Achieving a balanced vision

by John Baldoni

Mobile police stations and a new non-emergency contact number are among the priorities in the new five-year ICT strategic plan of the New Zealand Police. Deputy commissioner Lyn Provost explains how 'smart technology' will change the interface between the police and the public.

Silo busting from the top

by Lauren Keller Johnson

When a company's leaders are concerned with only their own business units - working on seemingly worthwhile agendas that may actually be at odds with other units - the situation is clearly detrimental to the greater organisational good. MIS looks at how to knock down silos and keep them from being built up again in your organisation.

Are you rewarding solo performance at the team's expense?

by Anne Field

Many performance management and incentive systems are so focused on individual contributors they inadvertently undermine the very teamwork organisations claim to support and encourage. How do you achieve the delicate balance between motivating individual contributors to shine while simultaneously shaping them to be strong ensemble players?

Consuming passions

by Simon Sharwood

In a world of iPods and ubiquitous technology-driven appliances, CIOs are faced with organisations packed with home-baked IT experts. MIS finds out how to cope with them when they bring their expectations to work.

Editorial: What CIOs want

by Divina Paredes

Let me share with you some of my notes from a recent event.

Contracting in and out

by Jeanne-Vida Douglas

IT contractors can be crucial to operational efficiency. But how can CIOs get the most value from the flexibility and experience that contractors provide?

Farewell to the digital dark age

by Darren Greenwood

The National Library and Archives New Zealand are working together to preserve the country's digital heritage. The project is among the first of its kind globally, and delivers a range of challenges for the IS teams of both organisations.

Legal insight

by Kim Gordon

Glaister Ennor's IT partner Kim Gordon sheds some light on your legal dilemmas Can you rely on an electronic signature in an email? Unfortunately for those of you out there looking for commercial certainty (most of you I would venture), the answer is that it depends.

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