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Cloud
Microsoft Student Accelerator event kicks off in Auckland
"With the Microsoft Student Accelerator programme students develop deeper technical skills, but more importantly they learn how solve problems."
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Cloud
Student information software in hot demand
Student information systems are being more readily adopted by schools, thanks largely to advancements in cloud computing and the growth of mobiles.
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IT Industry
Readify tackles the IT skills shortage in Australia
“The IT industry needs to step up to overhaul the way we train our talent post graduation, in the same way other professions tackle this issue."
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Learning
Blackboard recognises Maori as one of NZ's official languages
“With the Māori version of Blackboard we are helping even more students be successful in their day-to-day education and reach their academic goals.”
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Gaming
Gamification in schools on the rise
Gamification is becoming an increasingly common learning technique in schools to help students develop new, transferable problem solving skills.
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Education New Zealand
ENZ boosts student engagement with improved website
Education New Zealand (ENZ) has launched new website pages and rolled out a number of improvements as part of its aim to deliver meaningful content.
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Education
Do parents hold the key to Kiwi students' success?
The strongest educational resource available to Kiwi kids is cultural expectations, closely followed by physical resources, according to a new study.
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Vend
There's a new initiative in town, with big plans for Kiwi students
A new initiative has launched in New Zealand, with the aim of getting Kiwi students excited about technology - aptly named OMGTech!.
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StudentIT
What's more important than tech? Reading and maths skills
Technology can be a useful tool to improve students’ learning outcomes and prepare them for the modern world - but it can be an empty investment.
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Business Intelligence / BI
Helping your students become successful in business
By becoming familiar with the business essentials now, students will be set up for business success in the future.
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Innovation
OneNet takes out first prize at University of Auckland
Last Thursday the University of Auckland held its annual InfoSys345 Exhibition Day. The day consisted of student-run exhibitions that highlighted the progress of their final-year projects.
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Apple
How much Apple business will Renaissance keep?
The Channel takes a look at the local breakdown of the Apple business now that Ingram Micro is involved.
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StudentIT
Video: The Kiwi Computer Challenge
Can one million New Zealanders achieve an internationally recognised computer certificate by 2015?
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Telecommunications
2degrees launches all you can eat mobile plan
There are "no excuses" for being charged more than $150 per month for mobile phone usage, says 2degrees.
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Apple
Mobile app revenue to rocket 60% by 2014
IDC predicts massive growth in revenues for mobile apps as they move to new platforms such as tablets and TVs.
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StudentIT
AspireTel acquires Dot Net
Bottom line profitability expected in six months, AspireTel to take on "some" Dot Net employees.
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StudentIT
Clouds will reign in 2011
2010 was the year of cloud talk, 2011 is the year of cloud action, says CA Technologies in its 2011 trends.
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Apple
Windows 8 tablet tipped for CES
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is already shaping up to be one to watch.
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Government
Official - ‘Keep your number’ ruling extended
"These issues can have a major impact on decisions to switch service providers," says the Telecommunications Commissioner.
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StudentIT
Simms ticks the OptiPlex box
Dell's OptiPlex family to be available to authorised Dell resellers from January.
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Apple
YouTube reveals 2010's most-watched
Paul Henry and Air New Zealand top New Zealand's most-watched YouTube list of 2010.
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StudentIT
Hitachi Data Systems sets up in Adelaide
New office and State Manager role to focus on expanding Hitachi's network of partners and customers.
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Apple
Google apologises to New Zealanders
Google New Zealand has publically apologised for the collection of data via its Street View cars.
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StudentIT
UFB rollout begins today in Whangarei
The rollout of ultra fast broadband in New Zealand is a go, with the first fibre being laid at Manaia View School.