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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 17 November 2017, 3:23 pm

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?

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OMGTech! wants you

Viv Chandra. 31 October 2017, 1:15 pm

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?

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Building the female talent pipeline in the Tech Industry

Jayne Chater. 16 October 2017, 5:00 am

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…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 06 October 2017, 2:00 pm

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)?

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Giz a job: Industry says no need for tertiary qualifications

Paul Brislen. 28 September 2017, 10:20 am

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…

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New programme to battle skills shortage

Victoria MacLennan. 21 September 2017, 5:00 am

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…

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Ready player one: Games development grows in NZ

Paul Brislen. 06 September 2017, 6:51 am

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…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 02 June 2017, 3:18 pm

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.

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A different approach to digital technology in schools

Dave Lane. 02 June 2017, 8:17 am

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…

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Teachers embrace digital learning technologies

Paul Brislen. 01 June 2017, 7:32 am

A survey of primary and intermediate school teachers and principals finds that most believe digital technologies are enhancing classrooms and student learning. 

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Learning from Looking Backwards

Heather Grace. 25 May 2017, 7:17 am

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 …

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Having a Service Mentality

Heather Grace. 22 May 2017, 6:57 am

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…

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IT support people - more than just fixing things that break

Heather Grace. 29 March 2017, 6:59 am

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.

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How to be a Highly Valued Employee

Heather Grace. 21 March 2017, 7:19 am

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…

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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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Successful Managers are Great Communicators and More

Heather Grace. 13 March 2017, 7:06 am

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.…

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Wellington? What a capital idea

Paul Brislen. 08 March 2017, 7:00 am

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.

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Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership course comes to Auckland

ITP Staff. 23 February 2017, 8:47 am

The new Scrum Alliance 'Certified Agile Leadership' course addresses the areas vital to successful Agile adoption - culture, leadership and fostering lasting change - and offers ITP members a 10% disc…

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Taking stock of the web and its people

Sophie Melchior. 21 February 2017, 6:52 am

Webstock is a celebration. A celebration of the web of course, it's there in the name. But more than that it celebrates the people who make the web and the possibilities of the platform.

A guest p…

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