Stories by David Watson

Endace books profit for September half-year

Lucrative maintenance and support revenue is becoming a bigger part of Endace’s revenues, according to the network management vendor’s April-September results, released earlier this week.

IT hiring intentions remain strong in survey

Hiring intentions in the ICT sector for the October-December quarter are up 2.7 percentage points on the same quarter last year, according to Hudson's latest employment expectations survey.

Vodafone reports increased profit for 2011 year

Vodafone NZ has reported a net proft of $151.5 million for the 2010-2011 financial year, compared with $121.6 million last year, according to its annual report, lodged with the Companies Office last week.

Summer intern programme swings into gear

The Ministry of Science and Innovation is calling for applications from tertiary students interested in internships with IT companies, as well as science and engineering organisations,over the 2011-12 summer. It will fund 200 internships nationwide.

Health Innovation Hub announced

The government has committed $3 million towards the establishment of a Health Innovation Hub, which will be opened next year and operated by the Canterbury District Health Board and three North Island DHBs.

Dunedin summer intern scheme wins global award

Dunedin’s “Sexy Summer Jobs” internship programme has gained international recognition, with the International Economic Development Council giving the scheme an honorary award.

Auckland Council seeks social media monitor

The Auckland Council has acknowledged the rise of Facebook and Twitter in a tender for media monitoring services, calling for monitoring of social media as well as traditional print, radio and television.

SAP to acquire Right Hemisphere

SAP announced this morning that it is to acquire New Zealand 3D specialist Right Hemisphere. SAP already had a stake in Right Hemisphere, having invested in it via its venture capital arm, <a href="http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/2578DF170C6ED575CC2572BB001FBD62">SAP Ventures</a>, in 2007.

Ex-Microsoft employee challenges ERA ruling

Former Microsoft employee Alex Broughton is continuing with legal proceedings against the company, despite losing an Employment Relations Authority case, heard in March this year, regarding his redundancy in early 2010.

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