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Why is robot autonomy so difficult?

Roboticists at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals discuss with Computerworld the difficulties of creating fully autonomous robots that can handle tasks without human intervention. Many of the robots at last week's finals were semi-autonomous or relied on human operators.

Written by Computerworld Staff25 June 15 08:24

IT pro's revitalization guide 2015

For seasoned and new IT leaders alike, the new year is a good excuse to pause and take stock of your professional and personal progress in our always interesting, always chaotic industry.

Written by Computerworld Staff01 Jan. 15 22:37

White House's new IT engineer is sharp, witty, and blunt

If the White House learned one thing from the Healthcare.gov debacle, it was that the website needs clear-thinking people who can see a problem for what it is. Mikey Dickerson may just be that person.

Written by Computerworld Staff13 Aug. 14 06:28

Top-paying industries for IT 2014

When it comes to IT pay, some industries fare much better than others. Find out who the winners and losers are in our 2014 Salary Survey.

Written by Computerworld Staff07 April 14 23:05

Now enter Lenovo as a potential BlackBerry suitor

The list of reported parties interested in buying BlackBerry is growing, and now includes Lenovo Group, according to unnamed sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal.

Written by Computerworld Staff17 Oct. 13 19:57

Computerworld to leave Fairfax stable

Fairfax Magazines will resign the licences, owned by IDG, to publish Computerworld,and sister publications Reseller News and PC World early next month.

Written by Computerworld Staff17 June 13 22:00

Amy Adams is new ICT Minister

Former National back bench MP Amy Adams has been appointed as ICT Minister as Prime Minister John Key announced his new government line up this morning.
Adams has also become Internal Affairs Minister and Associate Minister for the Canterbury earthquake recovery.

Written by Computerworld Staff10 Dec. 11 22:00

CIO Summit poses ‘direct action’ question

Leading CIOs will debate whether its their role to support, or to drive, the business forward during the popular leaders panel at the CIO Summit this month in Auckland on July 20-21, at SkyCity.
The panel will consider whether, with business cycles moving faster than ever before, it’s time for CIOs to ramp up their presence within the company. This could mean moving beyond a supportive role, to implementing IT solutions in areas that aren’t traditionally core IT business such as product development, marketing campaigns and sales engagements.

Written by Computerworld Staff13 July 10 22:00

Maxnet acquires backup specialist DataLock

Datacentre services provider Maxnet has acquired online backup vendor DataLock.
In a statement announcing the buy, Maxnet CEO John Hanna says “As a datacentre and internet service provider, being able to provide a sophisticated backup solution is a highly complementary offering to the other services we provide.

Written by Computerworld Staff21 March 10 23:00

Cost focus changes CIO reporting lines

The number of Australian and New Zealand CIOs reporting directly to the CEO has fallen sharply, according to new research from IDC.
The analyst firm says due to the greater focus on reducing costs and doing more with less, just 50 percent of CIOs are now reporting to their CEOs. In the same study last year, 78 percent reported to the CEO.

Written by Computerworld Staff03 Nov. 09 22:00

New roles created at Xero

Xero has established New Zealand and Australia country manger positions, with former NZ sales general manager Leanne Graham taking the local country manager role, and Wayne Schmidt taking up the Australian post.
Schmidt comes to the Xero Australia from automated mobile communications specialist Whispir and has also held positions with MYOB.

Written by Computerworld Staff04 Oct. 09 22:00

Kordia turns around in second half

Kordia Group has posted a $4.7 million second half profit, reversing a first half loss and delivering a full year profit of $1.1 million before restructuring costs of $2.2 million.

Written by Computerworld Staff28 Sept. 09 22:00

Vodafone discontinues action, XT launch delayed

Vodafone and Telecom have nutted out a solution to resolve the alleged network interference issues that led them both to the High Court in Auckland this week.

Written by Computerworld Staff06 May 09 22:00

Standards NZ to vote no on OOXML

Standards NZ will vote against adopting Microsoft's Office Open XML document format as an ISO standard.

Written by Computerworld Staff31 March 08 02:07