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Inland Revenue creates ICT group in a bid to transform tax system
The Inland Revenue has announced a new group to represent the ICT sector and it’s said this will help to transform New Zealand’s tax system.
Digital tech having positive impact in Kiwi schools
Over 75% of schools are noticing an impact on student achievement as a result of using digital technologies in the classroom
New Zealand tech industry shows record growth to eight billion
With ten years of data to look at, it’s clear that the New Zealand tech sector is heading in the right direction.
Reading, writing and... code?
There is much debate about what should be done about information and communication technology in the school curriculum.
ICT bucks trend to record increased hiring intentions
HIring intentions for ICT professionals remains higher than that of most other professions.
Grow Grow Grow your ICT in Wellington...
"We know there’s a shortage of technology talent in the region so we are working with businesses and central government agencies to find innovative ways of attracting people to live and work here."
Kiwis look across the Tasman to attract IT talent
New Zealand is experiencing a technology boom like never before. The only thing holding it back is talent and it is looking to Australia for help.
Kiwi entrepreneurs lead international counterparts... but remain wary of election result
"It’s fantastic to see such strong financial growth in our members. However when it comes to the confidence in our country’s economic environment, we’re lagging on the positivity we had six months ago."
Kiwi SMEs see highest growth levels in five years...
The performance of local SMEs has steadily improved over the last 12 months, with local businesses across the country reporting the highest levels of revenue growth recorded in the last five years.
TechEd LIVE: “Welcome to the first world of computing, NZ”
Dressed in the colours of the country’s most successful team, the All Blacks, Microsoft Technical Evangelist James Whittaker sat in awe of New Zealand.
Why "purpose built" internet can fuel Kiwi business growth...
The internet could have been purpose built for New Zealand – an isolated nation of entrepreneurs and innovators who can’t help but compare themselves
Is Digital vs IT a generational leadership divide?
Recently I was interviewing a couple of digital leaders about what drives them and what digital means. They mentioned several things that separate digital from IT but one surprised me.
Gender debate continues as Absolute IT slams "very wrong" bonus claims
"Tech industry women can breathe a sigh of relief knowing there male counterparts are not necessarily taking home better salary packages."
Gender debate continues as NZ ICT bonus pay blows up in female faces
Bonuses and benefits to attract and keep IT staff remain stable in New Zealand but the gender gap has blown out with men’s payments 50 per cent higher than their female colleagues.
What's the future of IT vendor management...?
IT vendor management as a formal discipline is rapidly evolving because organisations are demanding more from vendors in order to deliver the value and innovation needed to enable desirable business outcomes.
NZ's "hottest" tech companies revealed...
Technology Investment Network (TIN) last night revealed New Zealand’s top ten high growth technology export companies...
IT leaders: 8 steps to build a compelling business case for social initiatives...
IT leaders planning to introduce or extend a collaboration and social software initiative may well need a more compelling business case to present to business leaders.
CIOs start to taste the meringue and unload those pesky humans...
Cloud apps are usually available 99.9+%. Robots are available all but 4000+ hours per year. Human are unavailable 6,880 hours of every 8,760 hours.
Closing the gender gap in the NZ tech space...
"We believe that the best way to encourage young women into the sector is to provide mentorship and to lead by example."
“Why can’t women just leave tech alone”… NZ debate continues
"I cannot say that I have experienced a glass ceiling in my career, however I have had my share of sexist comments and come face to face with some shocking attitudes from men."
Do Kiwi self-starters lack leadership skills?
"The most crucial role for leaders is to provide a vision. Businesses simply carrying out tasks are management, not leadership driven and are less likely to succeed."
Are Kiwi workers turning their backs on IT and telco companies?
"When you want the best of the best, it’s important to ensure your company is perceived positively, and aligning it with what the market demands is an easy way to achieve this."
Seek: Canterbury on show as talent demand grows...
"Every new building that goes up equals new employment opportunities for candidates as organisations move out of temporary offices; kick-starting growth and recruitment plans."
IT Profession welcomes "path forward" for NZ online voting...
"This report plots the path forward for online voting in New Zealand, and carefully weighs up the issues around security and other factors."