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Building Resilience by Making Choices
If we build resilience in others, we will not need so many ambulances at the bottom of the cliff. So how do we do that in a team environment?
CTO choice delayed
The government had hoped to appoint its new Chief Technology Officer before the upcoming D5 meeting of digital nations but that appears to be off the cards for now.
Resilience Skills are Vital to Your Success
Have you ever felt kicked in the teeth? Rejected? Unappreciated? Let down? Criticised unfairly? Disappointed? Actually, the question should be "how often does this happen to you?" - because it does ha…
Brislen on Tech
Job description for the new national CTO... why we need to take care of our online selves... and the headlights of disruption shine, but do they shine for you?
OMGTech! wants you
OMGTech is looking for a few good folk to come along and support its programme of getting kids involved in the ICT sector. Are you up to the challenge?
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 li…
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 quali…
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.
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…
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.…