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Obama backs foreign-born start-up visas
President asks Congress to create a special visa category for foreign-born tech entrepreneurs to launch companies across America.
Tertiary institutes holding NZ back
Tech CEO believes Kiwi tertiary institutions need a radical shift in thinking when it comes to training the next generation of software engineers and developers.
Hiring priorities unchanged for tech firms
With tech hiring on a steady growth path during the first half of 2013, companies and recruiters say they have a virtually unchanged set of hiring priorities for the year.
Low-value tech hires in 2013
While every employee potentially adds value to a company, not every skillset is the same.
ICT projects increase spurs 2013 recruitment drive
Confidence is up in the ICT sector with a significant rise in new projects bolstering recruitment activity for the year ahead.
"Stability, capability and accessibility" key words to IT buyers in 2013
This coming year IT buyers will be looking for stability and ways to prepare for the next five years in their business cycle.
Can technology benefit from Auckland's growth?
Three to four people will arrive in the city every hour, according to 30 year population predictions.
No rest for Kiwi workers over xmas
New Zealanders will work over three hours a day over Christmas period according to latest findings.
NZ firms missing energy cost cutting measures
Latest report suggests ICT sustainability must shift from idealism to commercialism.
Green Party goes big with ICT paper
A $100 million cornerstone government investment in a second fibre optic cable is one of the core’ initiatives’ touted by the Green Party in its ICT Green Discussion Paper, released today.
Top 13 Security Predictions for 2013
What are the biggest threats for New Zealand businesses and consumers during the next twelve months?
One step forward and two steps back for IT services market
Total contract value hits nine-year low as industry suffers blow.
NZ firms make regional Technology Fast 500
45 Kiwi tech companies make Asia Pacific index in the annual Deloitte list.
New Zealand fails to make tech grade
No Kiwi cities in the top 20 tech hubs around the world, but Sydney and Melbourne make the cut.
NZ IT Services market hits growth rate high
Local IT services market grew 4.4% year-on-year during 2012, the first rise since the global financial crisis.
IT industry needs to "delve a little deeper"
Amy Adams encourages Kiwi companies to invest in high-tech innovation across New Zealand.
Flying New Zealand’s ICT flag
Kiwi ICT sector urged to "fly its flag" more aggressively to promote its value as a key driver in the economy and attract much needed talent.
Kiwis keeping pace with global ICT development
Latest ICT Development Index ranking for the year 2011 sees New Zealand gain one place to 17th.
ICT salaries accelerating across the ditch
Professionals in the communications sector enjoying increased salaries in one of the fastest growing industries Down Under, beating the general cost of living.
Case Study: Manaia View School using UFB
While the rest of us anxiously await the implementation of the government’s fibre-optic broadband programme, a lucky Northland primary school has been reaping the benefits of UFB for over a year.
2012: The year of fibre
Many public and private sector organisations have critical needs to transform, and it won’t be done by doing the old stuff harder.
Creating a multiplier effect
Partnerships between small, local companies and large global enterprises can be beneficial for customers. Phil Sheehan, ISV partner executive, IBM New Zealand, gives his advice on what to consider, if you choose providers who work in a partnership.