August features

Read the details for features coming up in Computerworld in August.


Issue Date: 6 August

Editorial Deadline: 16 July

Analysts IDC and the Gartner Group are making amazing predictions for the growth of e-commerce. We ask the researchers to justify the numbers by explaining how they make their predictions, and pinpointing which sectors will grow by what amount. Then we profile several e-commerce sectors, looking at examples of organisations that are doing business electronically.

Contact: Darren Greenwood

Phone: 09 302 8775

Banking and Finance

Issue Date: 13 August

Editorial Deadline: 23 July

Contracts have been awarded for the IT infrastructure of the proposed NZX Post-run “people’s bank”. If you were starting afresh with a new bank, as the government is doing, how would you go about it? Would you use off-the-shelf software or roll your own? To what extent does it make sense to incorporate electronic (internet) banking? What are the possibilities for Linux and thin client technologies? How can you “future-proof” your bank? And how does this state-of-the-art wonder-bank compare with what is actually planned by NZ Post?

Contact: Darren Greenwood

Phone: 09 302 8775


Issue Date: 20 August

Editorial Deadline: 30 July

When 65% of CRM projects fail, according to analyst Gartner, it's fertile ground for those with dire warnings of the pitfalls of CRM implementation. In the face of such a spotty reputation, anyone who embarks on a CRM project is displaying a certain amount of fortitude. We take a look at a local example, following a project through from conception to implementation, reporting the lessons learnt along the way.

Contact: Darren Greenwood

Phone: 09 302 8775

Mobile Technologies

Issue Date: 27 August

Editorial Deadline: 6 August

What can you do -- really do — on the wireless web? Our Inspector Gadget, Stephen Ballantyne, spent a wireless day in Auckland armed with an array of handheld devices. We asked him to schedule meetings, confer with editors, arrange appointments, check stocks, make dinner arrangements, order pizza, and get in and around the City of Sails with Jetson-age ease. Here’s what happened.

Writer: Stephen Ballantyne

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