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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 Reputation.com 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

ICT agility is out, business agility is in!

Conversations with executive peers should move from technology enablement, to how ICT can exploit business opportunities and respond to competitors, writes Louise Francis of IDC NZ.

Written by Louise Francis05 Oct. 14 05:30

The evolving CIO agenda

As technology and market changes surge, the CIO has become more critical than ever to an organisation’s success. Speakers at this year’s CIO100 event highlight steps to take in this shifting environment.

Written by Divina Paredes29 Sept. 14 08:00

Ascent of the digital board director

Providing business technology governance to boards is tipped to be one of the most sought after skills in the digital economy. ICT leaders already in this space talk about how to prepare for the role.

Written by Divina Paredes and Byron Connolly25 Sept. 14 14:00