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  • The CIO’s trusted lieutenant

    A 'COO of IT' can give CIOs an additional one day a month to develop and lead the organisation’s digital vision, reports Gartner.

    Written by Divina Paredes23 March 15 06:00
  • Mission Critical ICT at St John NZ

    In his first week on the job, Martin Catterall joined the St John Clinical Control Centre staff who handle 111 emergency calls. The experience reaffirmed his decision to take on the inaugural CIO role for New Zealand’s most trusted charity.

    Written by Divina Paredes20 Oct. 14 06:00
  • CIOs unprepared for the ‘digital dragon’

    CIOs overwhelmed by the prospect of building digital leadership while renovating core IT infrastructure and capability for the digital future, reports Gartner.

    Written by Divina Paredes15 Jan. 14 12:39
  • Why does IT exist?

    The fundamental information within an organisation is way more important than any of the technology used to manage that information. This is what the ‘I’ in CIO represents, writes Geoff Lazberger. So how do you impress upon the executive team the real value of information?

    Written by Geoff Lazberger15 Aug. 13 06:58
  • Shifting tides

    There isn’t a blueprint for being a CIO, says Mike Clarke, CIO of SkyCity Entertainment Group. CIOs, more than any other chief officer position, are faced with hugely conflicting objectives, he says.

    Written by Ulrika Hedquist09 Aug. 10 22:00
  • Increased software spending in 2010: Gartner

    Planned 2010 spending on software by Asia Pacific enterprises is expected to increase by 4.4 per cent -- the highest of all global regions, according to new research by Gartner.
    Hardware spending remains dominant, but the increased software spending will take place in an environment where overall IT budgets are expected to decline by 3.1 per cent, on average.

    Written by Ross O. Storey09 Sept. 09 22:00
  • CIOs, get out of your comfort zone

    After completing a 12-kilometre course that included crossing swamps and crawling under barbed wire, Pat O’Connell and Jonathan Iles are tackling a more difficult terrain. This November, they will climb the four highest peaks in the North Island and encounter snow and ice on the way.
    O’Connell and Iles who are CIOs, respectively, of Rank Group and its subsidiary Carter Holt Harvey, along with the third member of their team Glenda Mullany of The Tango Group, are doing this to raise money for the The Kia Timata Ano Trust, a women’s refuge in the Rodney district, north of Auckland. Mullany is a board member of the trust.

    Written by Divina Paredes27 Aug. 09 22:00
  • Tech-savvy businessman to lead Government ICT

    A new government means a new approach. And reflecting the tougher economic times, technology will have to increasingly justify itself too. But as an entrepreneur who has used ICT to transform his own businesses as well as the National Party, it seems ICT has a friend in Steven Joyce.
    The new IT and Communications Minister follows on from David Cunliffe, who is now the finance spokesperson for the Labour Party. Cunliffe’s ICT role is now taken by Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.

    Written by Darren Greenwood11 Feb. 09 22:00