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Rise of smart machines means vendors need a new competitive approach
“Organisations must embrace the market change and be able to evolve in light of the new fuel of virtual labour."
Kiwi tech pros have it made, industry looking bright
IT professionals starting out their careers can look forward to sharp increases in the first six years of their careers.
Vendors up their game with acquisitions, partnerships, cloud and data
This year will see some big changes taking place in the world of IT as vendors and customers work to stay ahead against stiff competition.
New Zealand job market bolstered by booming tech industry
Employers in the IT industry dominate the latest figures, with a net 40.7% looking to increase or maintain permanent headcount across main cities.
Govt needs to 'get with the programme' on NZ's gender pay gap
“It’s a new year and it’s time for the National Government to be bold and be brave. Kiwi women are counting on them.”
Brocade's answer to the IT infrastructure performance problem
“The Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform not only provides end-to-end visibility that was not available previously, but it also improves ROI."
IT issues the number one restricting factor for contact centres
Nearly half (44%) of industry professionals say a primary barrier to running an effective contact centre is ‘IT issues’.
Govt encourages Maori to get involved in IT
The New Zealand Government has launched a Maori Technology Scholarship to encourage more Maori into the Information Technology sector.
Dissatisfaction drives employees to the dark side of tech
Dissatisfaction with business collaboration tools is driving employees to turn to unsanctioned and unsecure technology, and driving up shadow IT.
KPMG reveals CEOs goals and fears for the next three years
CEOs continue to transform their organisations and are more concerned about product relevance, customer loyalty and keeping current with new tech.
How solutions-based SLAs can protect your enterprise
"A well-constructed solutions-based SLA should be like buying a comprehensive umbrella insurance policy for the home."
The failing relationship between IT departments and service providers
There is significant misalignment between what services IT departments want and what IT service providers are selling.
The real IoT and the power of the platform
"The growing use of the new term IoT suggests a transition in the evolution of connected devices, with accelerating scale and scope."
Wellington IT skills drought continues
Absolute IT says IT professionals are in ‘hot demand’ in Wellington and have released a statement encoraging those with IT skills to head to the city.
Asia Pacific IT skills gap widens, drives hybrid cloud adoption
Hybrid cloud adoption is growing across Asia Pacific, as technology spend moves outside of IT’s control and a widening skills gap drives interest in h
Higher salaries not the answer, says Kiwi IT solutions provider
Relying on high salaries to gain or retain staff is not the answer to combat industry shortages.
AppDynamics widens scope to IT managers
AppDynamics has updated its software to make it more useful for business managers as well as IT staff.
‘Bulls-eye’ tool targets career options for teens
"Easy-to-use and 100% confidential, Bulls-eye offers low-cost career planning to help with the challenge all teenagers face – working out what they want to do and how to get there."
Shadow IT casts light on tech careers for Kiwi women
Young women are being encouraged to pursue a career path in the technology sector in a new initiative, ‘Shadow IT’.
Women in IT: Cathy Stephenson
Meet the inspirational Cathy Stephenson, executive general manager, group operations and information systems at The Trust Company, who believes strongly in leading by example.
Avoiding the five pitfalls of data migration
According to Informatica senior consultant, Clive Astbury, data migration is often the lynchpin of a larger initiative in which an organisation invests strategy, budget, and time.
Leading by example - an interview with Cathy Stephenson
"I have this great opportunity to lead the discussions and the thinking around this. It’s such an exciting place to play because there is so much opportunity.”
2012 business bonanza
The year ahead could offer a number of bonanzas for the New Zealand reseller channel, according to EMC.
Freeing the entrepreneur
Networks, software, and databases are not the reason that most people start up their own business.