Stories by Darren Greenwood

Young ICT talent highlighted in awards

Web 2.0 technology’s ability to help good causes spread their message is behind one of the two projects that have made it to the finals of the Computerworld Excellence Awards Young ICT category, sponsored by Eagle Technology. The other project involves the use of online tools to aid those learning a foreign language

NDA Group shifts to SAP’s All-in One

Hamilton-based stainless steel fabricator NDA Group has adopted SAP’s All-in-One mid-market ERP suite, one of ten recent SAP projects claimed by SAP partner Soltius among medium-sized enterprises.

Government ICT under the spotlight in awards

The setting up of KiwiSaver, the upgrading the all-of-government website, and the creation of a new Ministry of Social Development database are all finalists in the Computerworld Excellence Awards Excellence in the Use of ICT in government category, which is sponsored by EDS.

NZ e-businesses focus on community building

E-commerce operators are focusing on building communities, delivering social networking functionality to groups as diverse as the creative sector, mothers, financial investors, mobile phone users and many others.

Slower economy not affecting recruitment market

Mainstream business confidence may be low and food and fuel prices are certainly biting, but rather than causing a downturn in the recruitment market, tough times seem to be driving it.

Awards' finalists air innovative use of IT

Most IT bosses know all about budgets, but what about their customers’ budgets? Looking to the customer’s needs from a budget point of view is the philosophy behind How Far Can I Go? — the Air New Zealand website function that is a finalist in the 2008 Computerworld Excellence Awards category for Innovative use of IT.

Four vie for the CIO of the Year award

Recommendations from staff, plus commitment to the company are driving factors behind nominations for the Computerworld Excellence Awards 2008 CIO of the Year category, sponsored by Sun Microsystems.

Feature: New datacentres demand new servers

The University of Auckland has overhauled its enterprise architecture, focusing on its datacentre, server and storage management and disaster recovery and reducing hundreds of physical servers down to 26.

FX Networks claims boost from WAN optimisation

High performance internet and Ethernet services provider FX Networks claims more granular control over its international bandwidth and up to a 10% increase on the yield in its network following its adoption of WAN optimisation tools.