Collaboration / News

The untrammelled rise of the cyber security professional

Every week, University of Waikato’s Dr Ryan Ko gets a request from companies for skilled personnel or students in his department who would like to try for a job or do internships.

Written by Divina Paredes31 Dec. 14 06:00

The top cyber risks for NZ in an interconnected world

New Zealand organisations lead in awareness of cybersecurity risks, and bringing these to the attention of the board, according to the 2015 Global Information Security Survey. But they need to scale up on key areas to keep constantly evolving cybersecurity threats at bay.

Written by Divina Paredes30 Dec. 14 06:00

Transforming the workplace

ICT executives discuss the impact of new collaboration tools on the enterprise, and the skills needed to succeed in this new environment, in a CIO roundtable with Spark Digital.

Written by Divina Paredes19 Dec. 14 09:36

In pictures: CIO Roundtable on 'Transforming the workplace'

ICT executives discuss the impact of new collaboration tools on the enterprise, and the skills needed to succeed in this new environment, in a CIO roundtable discussion with Spark Digital. (Photos by Jason Creaghan)

Written by Divina Paredes18 Dec. 14 13:19

Auckland Council systems merger a ‘complex beast’

Mike Foley will convene a CIO review panel to look at the strategy and plans for the next phase of the merger of the seven district councils and one regional council comprising the ‘Supercity’.

Written by Divina Paredes18 Dec. 14 08:40

What corporates can learn from the NZ Police on ‘user focus’

If police officers need more than two hours of training before they can use their new mobile devices on the field, “it means we did not develop the applications well enough”, says Stephen Crombie, NZ Police executive director – information, technology and systems.

Written by Divina Paredes15 Dec. 14 06:00

Ngai Tāmanuhiri taps cloud technologies, launches Iwi Connect

We are building a mobile whanau online as well as face-to-face support on the marae and among Iwi, says Mere Takoko, business development manager of the Gisborne iwi, on the digital project with Fronde.

Written by Divina Paredes12 Dec. 14 08:44

Movers and shakers: NZTech has new CEO

A roundup of the latest business technology executive appointments and events in New Zealand and Australia.

Written by Divina Paredes30 Nov. 14 08:31

Top Tips and Tools for Online Reputation Management

A handful of companies offer free and paid online reputation management services for consumers and businesses, including and Brand Yourself. In addition to using these services, or in lieu of them, both small and midsize businesses and enterprise digital marketers can take strategic steps to ensure their companies' online reputations are solid.

Written by James A. Martin14 Nov. 14 03:24

CIO to COO: Lessons from the cloud

Peter Yates at Spark Ventures discusses how his experiences in consumption based IT services can be transposed to his new domain – operations.

Written by Peter Yates12 Nov. 14 10:30

360-degree leadership: John Emerson of Tait Communications

"IT’s not strategic unless it’s interacting with clients or it’s directly involved in the client delivery experiences, because otherwise, you’re just a support system, a cost, an overhead," says the global CIO of Tait Communications.

Written by Divina Paredes05 Nov. 14 06:00

Grace under pressure

When the Ministry of Education moved ‘the heart of the organisation’ – its datacentre - to the cloud, the ICT team prepared for every possible scenario.

Written by Divina Paredes23 Oct. 14 07:00

Leadership is demonstrated, not measured

Bradley de Souza calls for an end to the current 'leadership by numbers' obsession - and why failing a leadership exam isn’t always the worst outcome.

Written by Bradley de Souza21 Oct. 14 07:30