Stories by Stuart Corner

Curran brought down by undocumented meeting with CTO candidate

Clare Curran, minister of government digital services, has resigned over an undocumented meeting with a candidate for the government’s chief technology officer role, the recruitment of which is being managed by her department.

Written by Stuart Corner24 Aug. 18 15:43

Inland Revenue blames IT glitch on telco provider

Inland Revenue says it has resolved problems with its GST processing system. It blamed the issue on a network load balancer at its telecommunications provider. The problem was fixed quickly by the telco, IR said.

Written by Stuart Corner28 June 18 14:48

IT security: all in the mindset, says IDC

IDC New Zealand has released its Security Heatmap summarising the ICT security issues facing New Zealand organisations, saying IT security is an organisational challenge as much as a technology challenge.

Written by Stuart Corner21 March 18 13:46

Government CIO urged to boost use of shared IT services

The Controller and Auditor General has called on the Government Chief Information Office (GCIO) to work with public sector organisations to produce a set of measures for its shared information and communications technology services and to use these to monitor and report on the effectiveness, efficiency and benefits of these services.

Written by Stuart Corner27 Feb. 18 15:46

Chorus appointments and resignation

Chorus has announced the resignation of Scott Newton, general manager, strategy and business operations after just four months in the job.

Written by Stuart Corner06 Dec. 17 09:14

Air New Zealand gets into blockchain with Winding Tree

Air New Zealand is partnering with Winding Tree, a Swiss based startup — registered in the Virgin Islands — that is using blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency to eliminate intermediaries in air travel and hotel bookings.

Written by Stuart Corner24 Nov. 17 09:20

Spark appoints its first ‘future director’

Spark has made its first appointment under the Future Directors Programme, founded by Sir Stephen Tindall, Michael Stiassny and Des Hunt in 2013

Written by Stuart Corner22 Sept. 17 08:33

NZ’s Digital divisions displayed

InternetNZ has produced an online, interactive map that it says clearly displays the ‘digital divide’ by showing areas of low, medium and high internet access and broadband penetration, correlated with areas ranked similarly for skills and social wellbeing.

Written by Stuart Corner17 Aug. 17 13:51

Southern Cross completes survey for NEXT cable

Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) says it has completed the route survey for its $US350m Southern Cross NEXT cable that will link New Zealand and Australia to the US, and it now has “signed intent” from eight customers, including four Pacific Island nations: Fiji, Samoa, Tokelau and Kiribati.

Written by Stuart Corner14 Aug. 17 11:18

Workplace safety app Blerter gets an upgrade

Blerter, a New Zealand developed app designed to improve workforce health and safety, has been upgraded with the addition of a new incident management feature, the ability to link alerts and hazards to incidents, a new user interface and other features.

Written by Stuart Corner04 Aug. 17 13:03

Warehouse Group takes up Zoho One ‘operating system for business’

The Warehouse Group has become one of the first customers for a new offering from cloud business applications software developer Zoho that provides access to its full range of more than 30 business applications for a fixed per-employee price per month.

Written by Stuart Corner26 July 17 10:33