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NZ’s ed tech export growth boosted by global trends
Educational technology companies in NZ are being provided with big opportunities in export growth, thanks to worldwide trends in the sector.
Hi-tech sector at the heart of Govt’s grand Kiwi plan
"We will work to help more Kiwi firms internationalise and sell their products in overseas markets; encouraging innovation particularly in the hi-tech sector."
ICT grad school ‘excellent’ says Grow Wellington
The ICT graduate school planned for Wellington is an initiative that is much-needed in the capital city, says Grow Wellington, the regional development agency.
Wellington Chamber welcomes ICT grad school
The Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce says the Government's announcement of the addition of a ICT graduate school to its city is fantastic news, and a further ‘shot in the arm’ for the city’s strong ICT sector.
Govt unveils $28.6m education funding in a bid to boost ICT talent
"The demand from employers for skilled graduates is strong and continuing to grow."
Joyce under attack as Labour slams Govt's ICT policy
Is the government’s ICT policy just window dressing...?
NZCER survey: ICT use in primary schools
A recent survey has found that over the past two years, e-learning has been a focus for professional learning or change for 59% of teachers and 39% of principals.
Do female CIOs raise IT budgets higher than males?
In 2014, female CIOs expect to increase their IT budgets 2.5 percent, whereas male CIOs report an average increase of 0.2 percent.
Aussie CIOs raise concerns of a digital leadership vacuum
"If Australian IT leaders are to ‘tame the digital dragon’, they need to address three top priorities: developing digital leadership, renovating the core of IT, and building bimodal capability."
NZ ICT market dries up as professionals seek lucrative contracts
A skills shortage is being felt in New Zealand’s booming ICT industry where professionals are reverting to contracting to reap the financial rewards.
Flying Kiwis land and expand in San Francisco
"My role is about getting companies up to speed with doing business in the US. The speed with which companies adapt is a strong indicator of whether o
Are Govt's under pressure to cut IT program budgets?
"To maintain organisational relevance in today's digital industrial economy, CIOs need to work in collaboration with their executive peers to strike the optimal balance of 'grow' and 'transform' with running the business."
Million-dollar IT fraudster handed jail sentence
Jimmy Ming Miu has been slapped with a jail sentence at Auckland District Court today, after been found guilty of 55 charges of fraud.
Global high-tech pioneers choose Wellington (again)...
"Wellington is the perfect place to scale this company. There are so many world leaders in visual effects and digital media here. Wellington is the 3D capital of the world."
Microsoft NZ: Kiwi tech “alive and kicking”
"This deal speaks volumes for the growing tech talent in New Zealand. It shows that Kiwi tech is alive and kicking."
Melbourne game developers relocate to Wellington
A group of independent game developers has relocated to Wellington from Melbourne and hope to be part of the rapidly-developing industry in the high tech capital.
Your invite - StorageCraft Roadmap and Technical Training
StorageCraft is inviting the ICT industry to its Roadmap and Technical Training session this week, set for May 1 in Auckland.
Lightning Lab to help more startups through national programme
"Together, we have a phenomenal combined network of mentors, investors and startup entrepreneurs to help ensure the success of the nationwide accelerator programme."
Is NZ hi-tech industry starting to address gender imbalance?
"Young women are starting to understand the breadth and depth of opportunities available in the IT sector..."
Gen-i: Mind the gap when it comes to digital
Now that modern connected consumers are within arm’s reach of virtually any information they desire, companies have started the process of digital transformation.
US tech giant acquires Auckland-based software developer
Optima Corporation, a Kiwi software developer, has been bought by US tech firm Intermedix, fuelling the worldwide growth of the Auckland-based company.
Major Cloud Service Providers slash prices... threaten smaller players’ existence
"If the smaller CSPs are strong enough with decent customer bases, they will be acquired by larger providers. If not, then they're road-kill."
Digital businesses will spot opportunities in a matter of seconds
"To compete in digital business, enterprises must digitalize their models, and rethink their value in a world of people, business and things..."
Why your business needs MY HR...
For any small business thinking of growing and taking on more employees, the complexities of contracts and keeping up to date with ever changing human resource practices can often be daunting.