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The Folly of the Short Game in IT

Dave Lane. 12 June 2017, 8:01 am
The Folly of the Short Game in IT

In 2002 Sun Microsystems was considering purchasing Microsoft Office for its 35,000 staff. They worked out the per-seat cost (taking into accounts volume discounts) and instead decided it would be more sensible to acquire Microsoft Office competitor, German firm Star Division, for their Star Office product.

Purchasing power is a key component of the IT world. How can our biggest buyer influence the New Zealand IT scene?

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Connecting rural New Zealand to the wireless technology future

InternetNZ. 12 May 2017, 1:21 pm

A guest blog from The Rural Connectivity Group - Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees, as part of the RBI2 bids blog series. Cross posted from InternetNZ.

This blog post is the third of a series and was written in response to InternetNZ's blog post: RBI2: Who wants to make a bang with the bucks

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Tech sector storms the economy

Paul Brislen. 11 May 2017, 7:48 am

The tech sector continues to take the New Zealand economy by storm with international funding for early stage tech companies hitting a record high, according to the second annual Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Tech Sector.

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Solving the rural investment puzzle

Chorus. 01 May 2017, 9:02 am

Cross posted from InternetNZ - this is a guest post from Chorus as part of InternetNZ's RBI2 series and brings another view point to the discussion.

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The cost of Government tenders

Victoria McLennan. 19 April 2017, 6:00 am

The cost of bidding for government work is high, but just how high?

NZRise has surveyed its members to determine how many requests for proposals they respond to and how much they spend each time. …

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The WISPs come in from the cold

Ernie Newman. 18 April 2017, 6:34 am

RBI2 - the next round of the taxpayer-funded Rural Broadband Initiative - is shaping up as a three way battle among Chorus, the three mobile companies, and the WISPs.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 07 April 2017, 4:54 pm

Telcos get back to nature and in doing so learn something about themselves... Telcos introduce the asterisk to marketing... and fake food - would you eat it and if not would you serve it to rich touri…

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Three into one - telcos come together for RBI2 bid

Paul Brislen. 04 April 2017, 7:53 pm

Only a handful of years after the bitter co-location and roaming fights through the Commerce Commission, the mobile players in the telco sector have buried the hatchet and are working together to bid …

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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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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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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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