Stories by Darren Greenwood

Feature: Getting a handle on the business

The scale of many New Zealand businesses means they prefer an off-the-shelf financial management information system (FMIS), believing it to be easier to use and maintain.

District Council disregards advice to rebuild network

When Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) sought to upgrade its networking infrastructure, it disregarded the advice of a third-party supplier, and claims to have found a much cheaper and better alternative.

Visual Studio 2008 delivers for Kiwibank

Kiwibank, one of New Zealand’s largest early adopters of Visual Studio 2008, has given the thumbs-up to the latest version of the Microsoft developer tool.

Realising the potential of Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI) as a term has been around for about 50 years. It refers to technologies, applications and practices used for the collection, integration, analysis and presentation of business information.

Statistics NZ takes MS route to intelligence

In the face of increasing demands to streamline, improve and standardise its business processes, Statistics New Zealand has integrated BI into its business. This will improve the accessibility of government statistics.

Wintec dumps spreadsheets for Applix TM1

Waikato Institute of Technology is extending its use of Cortell’s Applix TM1 range of business intelligence products, replacing the ubiquitous spreadsheet in the process.

TelstraClear opens new path to health network

TelstraClear has entered the health networking market, offering services to the secure Health Network, a virtual private network (VPN) servicing the country’s health providers.