New Zealand businesses have been struggling to fill technology roles. Despite a challenging economic environment for the last three years, the number of skilled IT workers in New Zealand is still a concern says Paul Matthews, CEO of the Institute of IT Professionals.
Stories by Sim Ahmed
New Zealand's gaming industry started as a small niche within the larger technology sector, but is now becoming a force in its own right.
My relationship with Samsung's Note line of products has been fraught since day one. I dismissed the original Galaxy Note phone (or phablet depending on how much you hate the English language) for performing so poorly with its killer feature - the stylus.
Much has been made of Apple’s Maps app. The company that could do no wrong managed to put Bondi Beach in the middle of Auckland, among other humorous stuff ups, with its replacement of Google Maps in iOS6. It’s safe to say I, and others, have some trust issues with Apple’s maps.
It’s hard for me to imagine situations where Apple’s current range of iPads are considered too large. The iPad Mini was launched in November to fit the demands of those who could.
David Ware started Wellington-based mobile radio company TeamTalk in 1994. The privately owned business is now an ISP through its subsidiaries Citylink, Araneo, and the impending acquistion of Farmside for $42.1 million (subject to shareholder approval in December). The group employs around 100 staff, mostly working out of Wellington. Sim Ahmed talks to Ware about his company, New Zealand telecommunications, and where he sees the industry evolving.
Programming prowess, design aptitude, and a way with flight control algorithms won the top prize for a group of four programmers and designers at the first Hacktivate coding competition.
Digital technology teachers will get a jump start on tackling their technology curriculums with a conference aimed at bringing teachers and industry experts together.
If you're anything like me you spend the first part of your morning organising your calendar and slotting in your appointments for the day.
Auckland-based polytechnic Unitec announced in August that it was partnering with IBM to build a service delivery centre at its Mt Albert Campus.
When Microsoft's Windows 8 launched in late October, manufacturers released a plethora of devices to take advantage of the touch-inspired OS.
A security report warning the Ministry of Social Development last year of potential failings in its WINZ kiosks has been released under the Official Information Act.
At the beginning of October Fairfax Media (which owns Computerworld) moved its productivity environment from Microsoft Office to Google Apps for Enterprise.
The Huawei Ascend Y201 is a business phone for the financially constrained. At $279 RRP, it's a nifty little phone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), near field communication (NFC), and a micro-SD slot - but despite this there's very little to be excited about.
In 2005 Dr Jeffrey Cole, director of the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California, predicted the demise of MySpace as the leading social network.