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World's best practice IT departments deliver the goods
The best IT departments are more than twice as likely to finish a project on time and on budget as those who don't use world's best practice, a new report claims, but ROI remains an elusive beast.
Research and development (still) needs an overhaul
R&D spending simply isn't delivering what we'd hope to see. Government spending is on par with our competitors but private spending simply isn't there, which raises the question: what can we do to drive our economy into the 21st Century?
Fuji Xerox halts govt contract bids
Beleaguered printer company Fuji Xerox has agreed to a "voluntary suspension" from all its current government contracts following ongoing concerns about the company's accounting practices, which have seen the company's senior managers fall on their swords.
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 mo…
Connecting rural New Zealand to the wireless technology future
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 wr…
Tech sector storms the economy
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 t…
Solving the rural investment puzzle
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.
The cost of Government tenders
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. …
The WISPs come in from the cold
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.
Brislen on Tech
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…
Three into one - telcos come together for RBI2 bid
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 …