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  • 'Creating Organisational Insight for IT Project Foresight'

    Only one in three IT projects will be successfully delivered, with one in four either failing or being cancelled, says Sarah Runge, author of Stop Blaming the Software.
    Many other projects are “challenged” with massive budget overruns and are not delivering the required functionality.
    Globally, the cost of IT project failures reaches US$6.2 trillion a year, she says.

    Written by CIO New Zealand19 Feb. 12 22:00
  • From CFO to Chief “Performance” Officer

    Less than a month to go before New Zealand’s biggest event for CFOs – register now!
    The 2011 CFO Summit is on 24 March, SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland.

    Written by CIO New Zealand06 March 11 22:00
  • CIO reader giveaway: IronKey

    IronKey is a personal security device designed to protect data, passwords and online identity on any computer, providing hardware encryption and malware defences. For details, please visit CIO New Zealand Facebook.

    Written by CIO New Zealand28 Nov. 10 22:00
  • Reader giveaway: Two books on leadership

    CIO has a copy each of the following books to give away, courtesy of John Wiley & Sons Australia.
    Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership by Warren Bennis who is an American scholar and organisational consultant, and an expert in the field of leadership. Bennis is the author of 27 books. and his life and career have traversed eight decades of experience with tumultuous episodes of recent history – from a Jewish child in a gentile town in the US in the 1930s, a young army recruit in the Battle of the Bulge to a college student in the one of the first progressive precursors to the civil rights movement to a patient undergoing daily psychoanalysis for five years, and later a university provost during the protests over the US involvement in the Vietnam war.

    Written by CIO New Zealand19 Oct. 10 22:00
  • The CIO’s ‘elevator speech’

    A discussion with Geoff Yeats, CIO of Farmers Mutual Group at the recent CIO Summit, got me thinking about the crafting of the CIO’s ‘elevator speech’.
    The scenario: What would be your two-minute pitch to describe your role and what you can deliver, to a ‘very important stakeholder’ — in this case, the CEO or the board?

    Written by Divina Paredes19 Oct. 10 22:00
  • Reader giveaway: Tickets to business motivation event

    CIO has two tickets, each worth $295, to give away to business motivation event TIME (Train, Inspire, Motivate, Empower) being held at Auckland's Ellerslie Event Centre on Friday, October 29.
    This year's event features speakers such as Haiming Jiang and Gabriel Bradly who will talk on ‘10 DIY tips to get your business on the first page of Google’; and Rachel Goodchild, who will talk about ‘Confessions of a social media addict’. See the whole lineup of speakers at

    Written by CIO New Zealand17 Oct. 10 22:00
  • Reader giveaway: IronKey

    CIO has one 8GB IronKey personal with a value of $359 to give away. IronKey is a personal security device designed to protect data, passwords and online identity on any computer, providing hardware encryption and malware defences.
    Email with the subject line: Ironkey and your contact details (New Zealand residents only) on or before 11 June 2010 to be in the draw.

    Written by CIO New Zealand18 May 10 22:00
  • Telecommunications Summit 29-30 June

    Tel.Con has been the leading conference addressing the needs of the New Zealand telecommunications sector over the past decade.
    This year, Conferenz is partnering with research firm IDC to provide an event that will go into more details and deeper analysts into the key industry trends than ever before.

    Written by CIO New Zealand10 May 10 22:00
  • Intelligent Green Conference 2010 on May 6

    Hear international guest speakers Vernon Turner, SVP Research: ICT and Sustainability, IDC USA and Professor Rod Tucker, Director of the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society, University of Melbourne address the role that ICT can play in terms of fulfilling emission reduction objectives.
    8.30-11.10 am, Thursday 6 May 2010

    Written by CIO New Zealand03 May 10 22:00
  • Register NOW for the CIO Summit

    The CIO Summit, New Zealand’s premier, two-day gathering for ICT leaders, will be held on July 20 and 21 at the SkyCity Convention Centre.
    Those who register and pay by 5 pm on 8 June 2010 for the CIO Summit can save $300 and enter the prize draw for a trip for two to Rarotonga. To register for the CIO Summit, click here.

    Written by CIO New Zealand26 April 10 22:00
  • How can we improve CIO?

    We are conducting a reader survey and would appreciate your feedback.
    The results are confidential and will be used to help us deliver the best magazine, online content and information on events that are most useful to you.

    Written by CIO New Zealand07 Feb. 10 22:00
  • CIO newsletter giveaway: Bullguard Internet Security

    CIO has one BullGuard Internet Security 8.5 software to give away to one lucky CIO newsletter subscriber.
    BullGuard Internet Security is an internet security solution to protect you and your computer from online threats such as identity theft, credit card fraud, hackers, spam, viruses and spyware. Each pack has a licence for three PCs and is Windows 7 compatible.

    Written by CIO New Zealand staff30 Nov. 09 22:00
  • CIO newsletter giveaway: New book ‘CEO of Earth’

    CIO has one copy of the book CEO of Earth: A Ground-breaking Guide to Building the Ultimate Brand, to give away.
    The book is written by Simon Hammond, one of Australia’s leading branding gurus, and published by Wiley.

    Written by CIO New Zealand staff16 Nov. 09 22:00
  • CIO newsletter giveaway: Crumpler laptop bag

    CIO has one olive green Chester Squander bag worth NZ$189 to give away, courtesy of Crumpler.
    Here is a description of the bag.

    Written by CIO New Zealand staff26 Oct. 09 22:00
  • The $Unlimited Investment Challenge

    The $Unlimited Investment Challenge is an initiative led by Unlimited magazine and originally set up for entrepreneurs who wanted to grow their business globally via the UK. This year the programme will be open to New Zealand companies seeking investment to grow in all export markets.
    The programme is strongly supported with expertise from early-stage investors, professional service providers, export market experts, sponsoring partners and leading entrepreneurs. Click here to register.

    Written by CIO New Zealand staff25 Aug. 09 22:00