Stories by Computerworld NZ

Pacific Fibre concedes defeat

The board of Pacific Fibre has announced it will cease operations, citing an inability to raise the $400million required to fund the cable build.

Written by Computerworld NZ31 July 12 22:00

Rakon CEO gets 'Flying Kiwi' award

Rakon CEO Brent Robinson has been awarded the Tait Radio Communications Flying Kiwi Award from the Hi-Tech Trust, it was announced yesterday.

Written by Computerworld NZ09 Nov. 11 22:00

14 govt websites down after failed IT upgrade

Fourteen government websites – including companies office, radio spectrum and consumer affairs - are down following a failed IT upgrade on Saturday.

Written by Computerworld NZ24 Sept. 11 22:00

Telecom earnings down 56.5 percent

Telecom has reported a huge drop in net earnings to $166 million, a 56.5 percent decrease compared to last year, when earnings were $382 million.

Written by Computerworld NZ18 Aug. 11 22:00

Cloud demands dictate datacentre construction

As companies gear up for cloud computing, new datacentres are being built to meet the expected growth in customer demand for secure, onshore, accessible data management and services.
HP intends to build a $60 million datacentre in Tuakau, Waikato, to be operational in early 2012. It will have initial space of 500 sqm, with expansion options. The facility will be coupled with HP’s Mt Wellington datacentre to provide concurrent systems that run with real-time synchronisation between the sites.

Written by Computerworld NZ12 March 11 22:00

Next generation of standout IT leaders

A highlight of yesterday’s Computerworld iTEX Conference and Expo at Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre was the announcement of the winners of the Computerworld Excellence in IT Awards.
Shamendra Hurbens, formerly of the North Shore City Council (now part of the new Auckland Council) won the Business Analyst of the Year Award, sponsored by Redvespa, and Ingrid Cronin-Knight, head of business delivery – service capability at Gen-i, won the IT Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Potentia.

Written by Computerworld NZ22 Nov. 10 22:00

Integral Axon buy goes unconditional

Datacraft's purchase of Integral Axon is now unconditional.
In a statement, Datacraft New Zealand managing director Robin Hartendorp says he is pleased "all conditions had been met and that the offer had been declared wholly unconditional".

Written by Computerworld NZ01 Nov. 10 22:00

Excellence in Govt Award winner announced

The North Shore City Council’s Online Consenting Portal has won the 2010 Computerworld Excellence in the use of ICT in Government Award.
The Award, which is sponsored by HP, was presented at special function at Te Papa in Wellington last night.

Written by Computerworld NZ26 Oct. 10 22:00

Rank Group CIO is new TUANZ chairman

Pat O’Connell, CIO of Rank Group, a private company with manufacturing interests worldwide owned by Graeme Hart, is the new chairman of the Telecommunications Users Association.
He replaces Chris O'Connell, who will remain a member of the TUANZ Board, reports Computerworld NZ.

Written by Computerworld NZ30 March 10 23:00

Paul Reynolds turns to Telecom CIO to manage XT crisis

With news of CIO roles being disestablished or downsized becoming common, the recent executive changes at Telecom New Zealand have seen a raising of the profile and responsibility of its CIO, David Havercroft.
Havercroft has taken over and led the crisis team for all the recent XT outages, said Telecom CEO Paul Reynolds.

Written by Computerworld NZ21 Feb. 10 22:00