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Wellington smarts - but gets over it quickly

Paul Brislen. 19 April 2017, 6:00 am

Hot on the heels of the ignominy of having the New York Times use photos of Auckland to illustrate how cool the capital is, Wellington now appears to have abandoned New Zealand entirely to join the Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA) as the first non-Aussie city to do so.

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Blockchain conference coming to New Zealand

Mark Pascall. 23 March 2017, 11:19 am

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.…

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How to be a Highly Valued Employee

Heather Grace. 21 March 2017, 7:19 am
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…

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Entries still open for CIO Awards

ITP Staff. 16 March 2017, 4:33 pm

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…

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People Disrupt Processes: Adopt a "No Dickheads" Policy

Heather Grace. 15 March 2017, 6:58 am

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?

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 10 March 2017, 1:51 pm

"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…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 03 March 2017, 1:00 pm

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?

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 24 February 2017, 3:34 pm

Goldilocks has many sisters ... Samsung's phones burn more than just the casing ... Vodafone can't buy Sky: what does that mean for content? ... and let's have that conversation about women in technol…

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Are you a Mozart or a Beethoven and why It matters

Heather Grace. 20 February 2017, 7:00 am

Are you a Mozart or a Beethoven?

There is a significant difference in how people go about creating something new. Understanding this will help you understand yourself, and others, a whole lot bett…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 February 2017, 4:15 pm

Here's the weekly roundup of news from tech circles, from TechBlog editor Paul Brislen. This week, featuring the new weekly TechBlog cartoon by Jim (see below).

This week Brislen looks at Spark hal…

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Frustration by Design

Heather Grace. 13 February 2017, 6:54 am

If only 4% of projects fail because of technical matters, what actually causes project failure?

Heather Grace takes a closer look.

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