Video: VTNZ goes handheld for WoF & CoF inspections
Quickcheck is well on the way to being rolled out to VTNZ’s testing centres throughout New Zealand using a handheld solution designed and developed by Mobico using Motorola handheld computers and wireless networks.
iStart magazine Issue 41 | Quarter One 2013
The health of our IT sector and its projects are a recurring theme throughout this issue. Those behind New Zealand's ailing Ministry of Education payroll system, Novopay, have lurched from one error-ridden pay cycle to the next. The project has already sucked up the $30 million budget and caused many a headache in school offices nationwide. Hardly a poster child for efficiency and money well-spent, but, perhaps, an education opportunity for how not to deliver IT...[View emag]
Lunch Box: ERP expert roundtable
ERP Insights Roundtable - Selection and Implementation Advice from Industry Experts
iStart magazine - The agents of change | Quarter One 2014
Several things have happened as I prepare to go to print with this issue which have reconfirmed my belief that technology is an agent of change. Deloitte has just forecast that 10 million wearable computers will be sold this year. The report also says that this will be the year when wearable technology starts to percolate through to the enterprise. As if to prove the clever people at Deloitte right, Westpac New Zealand almost simultaneously announced that it will trial its award winning Cash Tank app on Google Glass this month. [View emag]
iStart magazine - Big Data, Big Brother | Quarter Three 2013
We are living in interesting times – times that are redefining the world we live in. Today, there is little definition between public and private; companies, governments and criminals alike exploit all they know about us to further their various capitalist, protective and nefarious agendas. [View emag]
iStart magazine - Industrial IT | Quarter One 2015
It is the nature of humankind to continually push the boundaries, explore uncharted waters and unlock possibility with new discoveries. There are some discoveries and inventions that have such enormous repercussions that they literally reshape society and business as we know it. Today we are living through one such revolutionary phase: the digital age, where the physical and digital intersect on almost every level, and where businesses that do not take a digital-first approach are sliding ever behind. This issue explores this groundswell through the lens of the engineering, construction and manufacturing industries. [View emag]
Lunch Box: Embracing disruption
Disruption and digital transformation have been getting a lot of attention lately...
Lunch Box: Trends in digital commerce
Long term competitive success depends for many organisations on smart technologies...
Video: SAP Business One delivers simplicity for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Learn how the local organising committee is managing one of the world's most popular tournaments across two countries and three currencies with the support of SAP Business One...
iStart magazine Issue 42 | Quarter Two 2013
Welcome back. A little piece of trivia crossed my desk last week informing me that the first website ever was published just 20 years ago – it's hard to believe what's happened since. The site (info.cern.ch) has been resurrected by the scientists at CERN to "preserve some of the digital assets that are associated with the birth of the web". It's hardly Lest We Forget, but it is a quaint milestone...[View emag]
Video: iStart TVC "The weight of paper"
For pity's sake, do business electronically...the iStart e-business games.
Lunch Box: B2B Content Marketing
Holger Schulze has been involved in numerous roles in B2B marketing in the IT industry – he describes himself as taking a “German engineering” approach to B2B marketing...
iStart magazine - The data economy | Quarter Three 2014
I am an unrepentant fan of the internet of things. Day-ta (or dar-tah, however you may pronounce it), is flooding the world by the petabyte and actually becoming useful thanks to the connectivity of things, the data they collect and ubiquitous cloud computing. This wealth of connected ones and zeros is making our lives easier and safer and is uniting us as a global civilization. It even allows me to tune in and check on my dog (or cat, guinea pig…babysitter…) if she is home alone... [View emag]
Video: Sapphire Aluminium talks about the Epicor Configurator
Clynton Husband, managing director of sapphire Aluminium, talks about how they are using a product configurator in the company's manufacturing process.
Prodcast: Greentree 3D Live demo
This ProdCast covers the recent release of the 3D Live product from Greentree.
iStart magazine - The voice of the customer | Quarter Two 2014
The customer is king. Yes, it sounds clichéd but it’s the truth, and the common theme that ran through the conversations behind this issue. And yet many companies still haven’t learnt the lesson. They are stuck in the industrial age, where the supplier-customer conversation is a one way product push. But technology has transformed that conversation and customers are making it clear that they want to make a connection and feel appreciated by the companies they purchase from. They want you to understand them, and if you manage to do that, they will fall in love with your company. If you are savvy you will want to give them the tools and opportunity to do so. If you get it right, they will be your biggest advocate...[View emag]
iStart magazine - IT skills - a chequered landscape | Quarter Four 2014
Over the last several months we’ve been walking a mile in your shoes as we develop our new website. I’m sure we’ve encountered many of the same frustrations as you do in your IT projects, but it’s certainly been worth it as we’re getting ready to launch the new and improved iStart online, complete with responsive design so you can read up on the latest industry research, opinions and news on any device you choose...[View emag]
Video: Epicor Mattec MES - Making businesses fit, fast and flexible
Discover how an MES system can increase your business’ ability to respond to change...
iStart magazine Issue 40 | Quarter Four 2012
Case Studies: Publishing, Medical supply, Construction, Manufacturing and Distribution, Retail, Transport, Aviation, Marine electronics.
Features: Tech at the coalface, Right place, right time, From 'hire to fire', The iStart guide to buying IT, IT branding: not just a logo + 2012 HR Buyer's Guide. [View emag]
Video: Tom Skotidas talks about personal brand
Social media expert Tom Skotidas talks to iStart about successful social selling campaigns.
Lunch Box: Cloud Computing: "Run your business in the cloud"
Cloud commentator Ben Kepes takes a look at the software-as-a-service.
Video: Mazda New Zealand and Greentree lead the way in auto parts management
The joint effort between Mazda and Greentree has resulted in a system that is set to become a new model for the automotive industry.
Lunch Box: Productivity - “Be more productive”
Using Microsoft Outlook effectively and efficiently.
Video: Paramount Services' secrets of business success
Paramount Cleaning Services' finance director Bill Wu explains how a new ERP system has improved workflow at the company...