Stories by David Watson

Amazon's 'one click' patent reaffirmed in NZ

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand has upheld’s “one click” patent, ruling last month that a Notice of Opposition originally filed in 2003 failed to establish that the controversial patent was obvious and had already been published.

Rise of consumer IT in the workplace needs careful managing: Tech.Ed 2011 speaker

Managing the consumerisation of IT is something Microsoft began doing for its own employees long before the term “consumerisation” was coined and applied to IT, Redmond-based Microsoft enterprise technology architect Patrick Hevesi said at his Tech.Ed 2011 presentation, “How to secure and manage the consumerisation of II”, in Auckland today.

Short-term contract preference for Christchurch: recruiter

A resurgence in project work has been one of the defining characteristics in IT employment over the past 12 months and employment trends reflect that, especially in Christchurch, says Hays Asia-Pacific regional director Peter Noblet.

Second quarter sees strong demand for IT staff: survey

Demand for permanent IT staff was strong during the second quarter of the year, from April to June, and continues to be high into the third quarter, says Tom Derbyshire, manager of recruitment firm Robert Walters' IT division in Auckland.

Legal publisher acquires NZ accounting software specialist

Legal and taxation publication provider CCH has acquired Mt Maunganui-based accounting software specialist Business Fitness NZ, in what is one of several pieces of merger and acquisition activity in the financial software market this week.

IT hub confirmed for central Christchurch

The cancellation of a deal between controversial property developer David Henderson and the Christchurch City Council has enabled the creation of a temporary IT hub in central Christchurch.

IT hiring intentions remain strong in latest survey

IT has been displaced in recruitment firm Hudson’s latest quarterly employment expectations survey as the most buoyant sector when it comes to hiring intentions, by construction/property/engineering.

New CIO role created at NZ Police

NZ Police is advertising for a CIO, having appointed former ICT manager Murray Mitchell as acting CIO until the newly-created position is filled.