The Department of Internal Affairs new team of inspectors is raring to go with some real investigations.
Stories by Rob O’Neill
It’s all on again with Oracle bidding for BEA while SAP is buying Business Objects. The international IT marketplace continues to consolidate around the core group of ICT giants.
Wal-Mart’s adoption of HP’s Neoview data warehouse and Oracle’s price optimisation application signals just how seriously large enterprise software vendors are taking the retail management market.
Two years ago, a post-restructuring review at government agency Career Services identified a need to create a single view of how people interacted with the organisation.
Telecom is not making any commitment to deliver mobile services that would boost New Zealand’s OECD rankings, despite suggestions from Vodafone that its services could reach the top half of the OECD rankings as early as next year.
The Ministry of Justice went to unusual lengths to select its new core software platform, hiring nine rooms in Wellington’s Westpac Stadium in 2005 and bringing in users from around the country to give their verdicts on three different options.
When it comes to meetings, there are two classes of people in this world. Those that love them and those that loathe them. I’m in the latter category, which I guess disqualifies me from any claim to work at a “strategic” level.
Log data is the “immutable fingerprint” of user and system activity, but it is very hard to access and analyse.
Opposition leader John Key says National is unlikely to spend taxpayers’ money on building broadband infrastructure in the way both Australian political parties now promise to do.
There is a lot said about the skills shortage, but getting a handle on exactly what skills are in short supply and the extent of current and future shortages is not easy.
Pressure in and from corporate IT departments is leading to new approaches in training that allow user organisations to take more control of the process and limit the impact on the organisation.
Readers will have heard about the two Pakuranga College students who humbled multinational giant GlaxoSmithKline with their chemical analysis of the vitamin C content of Ribena.
New Zealand secure internet start-up SMX is taking on Telecom over a trademark, saying it is too close to the brand it uses for its spam-filtering service.
They were used throughout the 1930s, 40s and even the 1950s to perform all sorts of difficult computing tasks — to create artillery firing tables, for example, and to calculate soil erosion. However, the only original, complete Differential Analyser left in the world happens to be the one that helped Barnes Wallis design his famous bouncing bombs. They were the ones used in the Dam Busters attack on German hydro electric dams, in the Ruhr Valley, during World War II.
Way, way back in 1996 I was sitting in the Computerworld New Zealand sub-editors’ area and pondering the recently delivered, and not very enthusiastically received, news that we were about to lose our Macintoshes. IDG, as we were then, was standardising on PCs.