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Finding scarce talent
Skills shortages have become a real concern in the IT industries globally as well as in New Zealand. Henrietta Kjaer takes stock of the IT workforce.
From the minister’s office
Dr Wayne Mapp, Minister of Science and Innovation, spoke to IT Brief about Governmental investment in New Zealand ICT innovation:
Kiwi tech innovation - Where to from here?
NZ has developed a reputation in many circles for punching above its weight in terms of innovation – but is this actually true? Is NZ actively competing on the world stage, and does NZ have what it takes to not just imagine, but design, the future?
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Using their development of a new accounts receivable system, a large media company has turned need into opportunity, to set about revolutionising customer experience, increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Interview: SkyCity CIO Mike Clarke
Mike Clarke, CIO of SkyCity, talks to Henrietta Kjaer about the challenges of managing staff and technology in a 24/7 operation.
Final farwell: Steve Jobs 1955-2011
IT Brief editor, Angelique Jurd takes a look at one of the most iconic names in the computer industry.
Review: Belkin Play Max Wireless Router
Belkin’s new line of wireless N routers supports a range of apps that allow you to conduct multimedia operations even if you computer is turned off.
Review: Belkin Hi-Speed Usb 2.0 7-Port Hub
Belkin’s Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub pretty much defines itself in its title – it’s a powered USB hub with seven ports, five of which come out the back of its vaguely UFO-shaped body.
Review: Belkin Notebook Surge Protector
Belkin’s latest surge protector is small, portable, and comes with a rotating wall plug as well as two power points, phone line and USB charging facilities.
Review: Belkin Miniglow Optical Mouse
The MiniGlow Optical Mouse couldn’t be more aptly named; it’s a tiny mouse with a retractable cable that has a gentle pulsing glow which runs around the body of the mouse and through the scroll wheel.