Stories by Divina Paredes and Jess Meyer

MIS100 2011: Change and continuity

How this country’s top IT-using organisations are managing constant, unrelenting change is the dominant theme in this year’s MIS100 report.
ICT teams are working on a number of projects put on hold during the economic slowdown, but with static or minimum increases in budgets and the same or fewer staff. Mergers across both public and private sectors and executive appointments led to organisational restructuring, followed by new appointments, reporting lines and responsibilities for CIOs and their teams. Consumer and cloud-based technologies are entrenching themselves in the workplace, along with the rise of a more tech savvy staff. All these factors have resulted in a decidedly different list of organisations in this year’s MIS100.

Written by Divina Paredes and Jess Meyer05 June 11 22:00

Annual compilation of top IT users

In the next 12 months, the top projects for CIOs and their teams in the country will be around business continuity/disaster recovery, mobility, virtualisation, business intelligence, e-business and cloud computing/software as a service.
The CIOs will also focus on upgrades and transformation projects. But, as with most ICT investments this year, upgrades often come down to improving financial returns.

Written by Divina Paredes and Jess Meyer30 May 10 22:00

Bouncing back to a new reality

While debate is ongoing on the state of the economy — on the rebound or still on cautious mode — there is no doubt enterprise ICT is still feeling, if not reeling from, the effects of the recent recession.
‘Doing more with less’ has always been a familiar theme for CIOs in New Zealand. But for CIOs in the MIS100 — the country’s top ICT-using organisations — this message was firmly embedded in their plans and strategies in the past 12 months, and for the rest of the year. Click here to see who is in the 2010 MIS100.

Written by Divina Paredes and Jess Meyer26 May 10 22:00