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Building the female talent pipeline in the Tech Industry
Recently the Chief Executive of Spark publicly quoted that he was going to tackle gender quality in the organisation he ran. Why? simply because it makes great business sense, it impacts the bottom line. A no-brainer right? So why is it we still have industries like technology, so dominated by males? We know it makes sense, we know it impacts profit and the bottom line directly, yet our women are not progressing in this industry.
Brislen on Tech
How to find the people to build our brave new world.... Fuji Xerox faces an uphill struggle... And let's sleep on it: how woke is New Zealand (to the dangers of TXT messages)?
Giz a job: Industry says no need for tertiary qualifications
As the innovation sector struggles to find people to fill roles, a number of major companies have banded together to deliver an open letter to the public saying applicants need not hold a formal qualification to be considered.
New programme to battle skills shortage
Only 3% of 15 year old girls want a career in Digital Technology, and of those women globally with STEM degrees a staggering 40% leave our industries to never return. Balance wise, the OECD reported r…
Ready player one: Games development grows in NZ
An industry worth $100 million a year with most of that revenue from exports, growing at 12%. That's how the Game Developers Association (NZGDA) describes the New Zealand computer game industry in all…
Brislen on Tech
In which we close out the Copper Age, discover people do actually use this thing called the internet and that if teachers can grasp the nettle, so can you.
A different approach to digital technology in schools
It's 2017 in New Zealand, and our schools aren't producing enough confident, informed digital participants. Sure, they can play games like a boss, but that's just digital consumption. Ask them to do s…
Teachers embrace digital learning technologies
A survey of primary and intermediate school teachers and principals finds that most believe digital technologies are enhancing classrooms and student learning.
Learning from Looking Backwards
In our fast-paced world, new technology is leap-frogging old technology and everyone is trying to guess what the next great thing will be. So yes, it is important to keep looking forward and planning …
Having a Service Mentality
Being "of service" to others - what does that mean? Many people talk about giving good "customer service" and think it is simply doing business with a smile. Being "of service" goes way beyond that. H…
IT support people - more than just fixing things that break
Have you tried turning it off and back on again? IT support people are about more than just break-fix: they can be an invaluable agent for technological development in your business.