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brain cloud

Head in the cloud

May 25, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
It’s perhaps the ultimate integration: connect your brain directly to the cloud… read more...
Software and app markets

Where did you buy your software?

May 2, 2016 | Clare Coulson
The proliferation of software and apps has created its own need for farmers’ markets in cyber space, and they are hot property right now… read more...
Smart City

Is a smart city really a thing?

April 6, 2016 | Clare Coulson
The hyping of the IoT by vendors and analysts may be moving to a new phase as city planners compete to be the cleverest… read more...
integration

Dealing to the donkey work: How automated integration drives innovation

March 15, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Integration, recognised as a powerful concept which allows IT to better serve business, is traditionally difficult and expensive... read more...
Gartner magic quadrant ERP 2015

Gartner’s mid-market ERP Magic Quadrant: Which vendors shine?

February 24, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
With the release of its Magic Quadrant for Single-Instance ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies, Gartner has pointed out those vendors which are delivering the goods… read more...
apple google

Customer experience: Apple excepted, mass personalisation is the new frontier

February 18, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Companies focusing on developing ‘one to one’ relationships are winning an emerging battle of customer experience – but how come Apple pays so little attention to it?... read more...
CFO Innovators

Powered by cloud, CFOs are the new innovators

February 11, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Finance, as essential a function as it is to any business, isn’t generally known as a hotbed of innovation. However, according to Oracle, perceptions and reality are changing where finance is concerned, and it is perhaps not hard to see why... read more...
generation rent

Generation rent

January 12, 2016 | Donovan Jackson
Everything as a service and nary ownership of it… read more...
Big data

Big data after the hype

December 3, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
Big data is perhaps another of those IT industry things that makes you go ‘oh, really, show me the money’. But while a little hype fatigue can be expected, the use cases are steadily appearing… read more...
talent acquisition

Why (and how) your company has to become a talent magnet

November 23, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
In advice which Lotharios everywhere have made a part of their DNA, Greg Savage says talent acquisition is the art of seduction… read more...
Microsoft dynamics

Dynamics market gets shakeup

November 12, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
The Microsoft Dynamics partner environment is in flux as Australian operators look to strengthen their presence in the New Zealand market… read more...
omnichannel

All go for omnichannel?

October 30, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
It’s hardly like the internet, ecommerce or even m-commerce are new things, yet the concept of omnichannel retail is grabbing business headlines. Donovan Jackson investigates and finds that omni really is all… read more...
SAP next big thing

Why SAP is not an ERP company

October 29, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
When big organisations undergo significant change, the impact on customers has to be carefully handled... read more...
IPO

The perils of premature IPO

September 17, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
The allure of money for nothing from a stock exchange listing should be balanced by proper consideration of the very public demands of shareholders and regulators. Donovan Jackson explores… read more...
Air NZ

Air New Zealand: The tech company with planes

August 13, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
Think Air New Zealand is an airline? Well, yes it is, but according to CIO Julia Raue, it needs to be an experience-led digital social company to get the competitive edge… read more...
chief data officer

Tapping the data asset: the emerging Chief Data Officer

July 29, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
The IT world bandies big data about as some kind of nirvana but the reality is that data is a pain point for most. But organisations are starting to value data as an asset they need to get serious about… read more...
Rocket lab-Peter Beck

Redefining the final frontier

June 30, 2015 | Clare Coulson
Clare Coulson spoke to rocket man Peter Beck to check on progress and find out what easy access to space means for mankind... read more...
Globilisation

Globalisation: you’re standing in it

June 23, 2015 | Bill Bennett
Technology has long been the driving force behind globalisation. Both have been good to Australia and New Zealand in the past. Now there’s a fear we will be casualties as a new globalisation wave disrupts industries and displaces workers while creating Silicon Valley billionaires. Bill Bennett investigates… read more...
Lego

Building blocks: The case for a modular approach to technology services

June 16, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
The free availability of an almost infinite range of services on the internet means entrepreneurs can create powerhouses by pulling together composites to fuel their business goals, as Donovan Jackson discovers  read more...
Travel industry

Bigger, better, faster, more: Technology takes off in travel

June 11, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
If there is an industry that has had to respond to the impact of technology then travel is it. Donovan Jackson explores how technology is transforming everything from booking flights to catching a taxi and managing travel expenses... read more...

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