Blockchain conference coming to New Zealand
On 8 and 9 May, 2017 some of the biggest names in the blockchain world will be in Auckland to take part in what is turning out to be one of the most exciting blockchain events in Australasia, the Blockchain NZ 2017 conference?as part of Techweek.…
How to be a Highly Valued Employee
If you would like to be a more highly valued employee and reap the rewards of that (get promoted, earn more money, help your organisation be more successful) please read on.
Many years ago, back in the 1980s, I remember a sign that was hanging in my manager's office. It said:?
"People who never do anything more than they get paid for,?
will never get paid for anything more than they do."
This message has stayed with me throughout my career and has been a valuable reminder to me a…
Just Another F'ing Agile Conference
Most conferences have fewer than 50% female speakers in their line-up and that's never a good thing. Enter #JAFAC which has an all-female line-up and is selling out fast.
So what is #JAFAC and why should you care? Brenda Leeuwenberg explains.
Entries still open for CIO Awards
The CIO Summit and CIO Awards are rapidly approaching and the call for nominations closes on March 24.
To be held on June 14 in Auckland, the event is produced by IDC and Conferenz and categories i…
People Disrupt Processes: Adopt a "No Dickheads" Policy
Talent is not everything. Our sports teams have found this out the hard way. Some of our national teams, now have a "No Dickheads" policy.
What do we mean by a "Dickhead" and how do you spot one?
Successful Managers are Great Communicators and More
What does it take to be a successful manager? Great communication skills will be a good start - in fact, this is vital. Setting a good example may be useful, but there are pitfalls with this approach.…
Brislen on Tech
"If you have nothing to hide of course you'll have nothing to fear." Having said that, you might want to change your password, tape over your webcam iris and leave your phone behind at important busin…
Wellington? What a capital idea
Hat's off to whoever thought up the LookSee campaign to lure tech workers to New Zealand. With over 11,000 applicants in the first 24 hours, New Zealand tech is on the world map.
Brislen on Tech
Who knew security could be so complicated? And as for cloud-services, who knew they could get taken down? And as for tech, who knew social media companies would be valued at such a high rate?
IoT - bearly secure?
Soft toys that connect to the internet seem like a logical step for one toy maker, but with more than two million voice recordings exposed to the world through slack security practices, it may be more…
Cloudbleed - first major privacy compromise of 2017
The first big privacy compromise of the year appears to have arrived with popular website content distribution network provider Cloudflare apparently having been compromised.
"Cloudbleed" as the bu…