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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...
Listen and learn

Listen, learn and soar: Big data and the modern marketer

June 11, 2015 | Clare Coulson
Marketing used to be a one-way conversation but new technologies have given the customer a voice and shifted the balance of power in their favour. Clare Coulson takes a look at the rise of the relevant customer experience... [View as PDF] read more...
NBN and UFB projects

NBN & UFB: getting down to the wire

The NBN and UFB projects have dominated the national and tech media headlines ever since their inception, usually due to squabbling over which technology should be used, who’s paying for what and whether progress has been fast enough. Here we take a step back and discuss the big picture for both project rollouts...[View as PDF] read more...
Agile projects

Agility runs deep, failure runs deeper

April 7, 2015 | Clare Coulson
IT developers have been refining the process of agile development frameworks for the last two decades. Today a more flexible work method is necessary across the enterprise. Organisations are now beginning to heed the lessons learnt from agile development and apply its principles to other departments. Clare Coulson investigates...[View as PDF] read more...
3D printing process

The road ahead for 3D printers

March 30, 2015 | Alan Earls, Vinod Baya
The technology for 3D printing has existed in some form since the 1980s. Now it is poised to move beyond prototyping into end-product and high-volume commercial manufacturing. Vinod Baya, director of PwC’s Centre for Technology and Innovation, and Alan Earls look at the coming changes and challenges for 3D printing…[View as PDF] read more...
Building Smart

Building smart

March 25, 2015 | Anthony Doesburg
As the construction of ‘smart’ buildings becomes more common it has presented the design and construction industry with more challenges. Anthony Doesburg explores the impact of software in the design and construction process and how architectural and engineering firms are responding…[View as PDF] read more...
Industrial IT

Industrial strength IT – why automation is inevitable

March 19, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
When machines can automate tasks and business processes the result is greater efficiency, more consistent outcomes and lower costs of production. Donovan Jackson looks at how companies are integrating machines and IT systems for competitive advantage...[View as PDF] read more...
Procurement

The psychology of IT procurement

March 12, 2015 | Clare Coulson
Investing in a core piece of business technology is a big decision and advances in cloud technology mean the purchasing rules are changing. Clare Coulson unravels the technology procurement conversation...[View as PDF] read more...
Conversation CRO

Who owns IT?: The CxO procurement conversation

March 9, 2015 | iStart
IT investment used to be the sole preserve of the CIO, but recent research shows this is changing and CxOs and line managers are taking on a greater decision-making role...[View as PDF] read more...
IT employment market

IT employment market: Is it all about the money?

January 20, 2015 | Hayden McCall
As technology has become more embedded in business, the roles within the IT sector have rapidly multiplied and specialised. Hayden McCall took a look at the dynamics at play in the IT market...[View as PDF] read more...
Processification

BPM and the process of processification

January 1, 2015 | Donovan Jackson
For decades in business software, processes have played second fiddle to the demands of the company accountant. Now a process-centric revolution is taking place. Donovan Jackson explains...[View as PDF] read more...
Beautiful_software

UX: Creating beautiful software

December 31, 2014 | Anthony Doesburg
Enterprise software has finally got the message that user-friendly also means productivity-friendly, and a bit sexy. We asked Anthony Doesburg to look at how to create simple-to-use software and websites...[View as PDF] read more...
Paper shufflers

HR: How to transform paper shufflers into talent managers

December 31, 2014 | Donovan Jackson
Donovan Jackson explores developments in human resources (HR) management and discovers how technology is shaping this field...[View as PDF] read more...
ICT skills

ICT skills shortage: A clear and present danger

December 31, 2014 | Clare Coulson
As businesses across the board are becoming increasingly digitised, technology and high-tech companies alike have been bemoaning the shortage of available ICT skills. Clare Coulson investigates whether there is a real possibility that this region is being left in the ICT dust...[View as PDF] read more...
Politics of e-health

The politics of e-health

September 11, 2014 | James Riley
The benefits of digitising health are undisputed, as is the need to reduce healthcare costs with our aging populace. But e-health initiatives get bogged down in politics. We sent James Riley to take the temperature in New Zealand...[View as PDF] read more...

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