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Displaying items by tag: New Zealand

Monday, 05 October 2009 07:19

Entry level salaries up for ICT industry

Entry level salaries for the ICT industry are up and employers are increasingly looking for staff who are multi-skilled, according to the latest survey of the market by Excom Education.

Published in Recruitment
A survey of Australian and New Zealand SMBs, and their counterparts around the world, has revealed that there is a large discrepancy between how small to medium sized businesses perceive their disaster readiness and their actual level of preparedness, with suggestions that SMBs' downtime costs their customers tens of thousands of dollars each year.

Published in Market
Scale-out NAS vendor, Isilon Systems, has appointed a technical director for its Australia and New Zealand business with a brief to find partners and more customers in the local market for its virtualization and media/entertainment solutions business.

Published in People Moves
Australian pharmaceutical group, API Consumer Brands, is to implement business software vendor, Infor’s, automated scheduling and planning system in its New Zealand manufacturing plant to replace what it says is a “failing spreadsheet-based process” that could not handle production demands.

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 03:34

Cisco 'pours its own champagne' for growth

Never mind 'eating your own dogfood', Cisco says it has been able to achieve revenue growth and cost reductions in Australia and New Zealand while maintaing staff numbers by 'pouring its own champagne' - especially through the use of its collaboration technology.
Published in Listed Tech
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 05:04

NZ Gov't fleshes out FTTH plans

The telecoms reforms announced yesterday by the Australian Government have been hailed as the biggest change in telecommunications in two decades, and the same claims are being made about the New Zealand Government's announcement today of its version of Australia's NBN: a $NZ1.5b plan to take fibre to most New Zealand homes over the next six years.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 10:51

Virtualisation, analytics top priority for CIOs

Gaining competitive advantage and improving efficiency by using virtualisation and analytics as a key business tool is now the top priority for Australian and New Zealand CIOs, and 37 percent of them also see cloud computing as strategic and plan to implement it, even in the technology’s relatively early stages.

Published in Market
IBM today released its first all-in-one business intelligence (BI) and planning solution designed and priced specifically for mid-sized companies with the launch of its Cognos Express solution which it says will cater for companies looking for a fast and low-cost way to jump start their analytics strategy. 

Published in Market
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 06:56

NZ Software Patents (revisited)

Speculation continues that New Zealand may restrict or even remove the ability to patent software and business methods.

Published in Development
Australian organisations are choking on information, and need to step back and reconsider their processes and procedures, according to the company that sponsored a new piece of research.

Published in Market
Monday, 14 September 2009 09:30

Will NZ ditch software patents?

At an Intellectual Property conference in Auckland on Saturday, it was suggested that New Zealand was considering abandoning software patents.

Published in Development
Monday, 14 September 2009 07:20

BT signs-up to two-year Manpower deal

BT has inked a two-year deal with global employment services provider, Manpower, to deliver IT help desk and desktop support services to Manpower’s Australian and New Zealand business.
 

Published in Deals
New Zealand's communications and IT minister, Steven Joyce, has spelt out the government's rural broadband targets, promising that an estimated $NZ300m will be spent over six years to give 93 percent of rural schools fibre delivering at least 100Mbps and the remaining seven percent getting at least 10Mbps. More than 80 percent of rural households will get at least 5Mbps and the remainder at least 1Mbps.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 14:28

Objective wins NZ contract with enterprise solution

The New Zealand Government’s department of Building and Housing has contracted ECM vendor, Objective Corporation, to design and implement a solution to manage its information, knowledge and records as an important strategic asset, and to support the growth of its knowledge base and the dissemination of information across the department.

Published in Deals
Monday, 31 August 2009 14:40

Supercomputer for Kiwi enviro forecasting

New Zealand’s National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has paid out big money to purchase an IBM supercomputer for use in environmental forecasting in one of the country’s most significant investments in science.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 10:10

HCL strengthens NZ market position with new partner

IT services group, HCL, has boosted its presence in the New Zealand market with a new partnership agreement with local ICT services company, Optimation, and plans to go after business with New Zealand government and enterprise customers.

Published in Market
HP has opened a services centre in Christchurch, which it says is increasingly becoming New Zealand’s technology hub with a technology education sector and highly-skilled labour market.

Published in Market
Thursday, 20 August 2009 10:37

Verticals focus as NZ vendors tough it out

A shrinking market and tough economic conditions has New Zealand IT vendors turning their focus on verticals and trying to exploit their competitive strengths as they work through the global financial crisis.

Published in Market
Thursday, 20 August 2009 10:12

Citrix Online's new man in ANZ

Citrix Systems’ division – Citrix Online - has grabbed Gartner senior executive, Nick Smith, to head up the business for Australia and New Zealand as the company looks to continue what it says is “tremendous growth” in the Asia Pacific region.

Published in People Moves
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 06:02

Software AG regional role for ANZ exec

Software AG has appointed its Australia and New Zealand sales director, Steve Keys, to a regional role as head of global consulting services across Asia, Australia and Japan.

Published in People Moves

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