Stories by CIO New Zealand

Controlling the cloud

Analyst firm Ovum says governance of cloud computing is suffering from the same flaws that are affecting other IT governance areas.
In a report entitled Cloud governance: An overview, Ovum says a new approach is needed as cloud computing can not thrive without an effective governance framework that promotes and ensures coordination between IT teams.

Written by CIO New Zealand16 June 10 22:00

Qantas Media Award for CIO magazine

CIO New Zealand is named best trade/professional magazine at the Qantas Media Awards 2010 in Auckland.
Judge Phil O’Reilly says CIO won “because of its high quality editorial covering issues from a New Zealand perspective – to the extent that it could almost be viewed as 'required reading' for Kiwi CIOs. It’s a profession talking to a profession; written by Kiwis for Kiwis.”

Written by CIO New Zealand11 June 10 22:00

Business reporting boost for Fairfax Media

Fairfax Media has today announced a major expansion of its business journalism online and in print.
The company will harness its business reporting resources from across the country and, as part of today's initiative, will boost its Businessday presence by eight journalists in Auckland.

Written by CIO New Zealand08 June 10 22:00

iPad not the ‘silver bullet’ to secure the future of traditional media

Despite forecasting a ‘gold-rush effect’ that will see the total value of downloaded applications on the iPad hitting $68.8m this year and $511.8m in 2011, research firm Ovum believes Apple’s much-hyped tablet device alone will fail to secure the future of news and magazine publishing.

Written by CIO New Zealand30 May 10 22:00

CIOs reconsider outsourcing

Increasing unease over the security of outsourced IT is leading CIOs to consider bringing management-related technologies in-house, reports Ovum.
Ovum’s latest Technology Trends survey found organisations are contemplating reducing the outsourcing of security and other IT management functions.

Written by CIO New Zealand26 May 10 22:00

Reader giveaway: IronKey

CIO has one 8GB IronKey personal with a value of $359 to give away. IronKey is a personal security device designed to protect data, passwords and online identity on any computer, providing hardware encryption and malware defences.
Email with the subject line: Ironkey and your contact details (New Zealand residents only) on or before 11 June 2010 to be in the draw.

Written by CIO New Zealand18 May 10 22:00

North Shore City Council website takes five local government awards

The website of the North Shore City Council won five awards in the recent Association of Local Government Information Management’s (ALGIM) annual survey of council websites – including second place in the Supreme Web Award.
The council’s website was awarded first place in the best redeveloped website category, in both the expertly judged and People’s Choice divisions. It also got the top prize in the best new feature website – large council category, for its innovative online consenting solution, in both the expertly judged and People’s Choice divisions. As well, it secured second place in the Supreme Web Award, which was won by the Porirua City Council.

Written by CIO New Zealand16 May 10 22:00

Who will be CIO of the Year?

CIO is once again searching for New Zealand’s leading CIO and top IT recruiter.
The CIO of the Year Award celebrates the success of an individual CIO, but the distinction is also a celebration for the CEO and the whole team. The award recognises excellence in management and for using technology to attain business goals.

Written by CIO New Zealand13 May 10 22:00

Telecommunications Summit 29-30 June

Tel.Con has been the leading conference addressing the needs of the New Zealand telecommunications sector over the past decade.
This year, Conferenz is partnering with research firm IDC to provide an event that will go into more details and deeper analysts into the key industry trends than ever before.

Written by CIO New Zealand10 May 10 22:00

Datacom is ‘company of the year’ in NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Datacom gets the 2010 PricewaterhouseCoopers Company of the Year Award at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards.
The judges described Datacom as “a company which over many years had thought deeply and carefully about its business model and customers. Its size, consistent growth and very significant offshore presence put Datacom in a class of its own. It’s the largest New Zealand-owned company in the sector, and a revenue and profit machine.”

Written by CIO New Zealand06 May 10 22:00

Intelligent Green Conference 2010 on May 6

Hear international guest speakers Vernon Turner, SVP Research: ICT and Sustainability, IDC USA and Professor Rod Tucker, Director of the Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society, University of Melbourne address the role that ICT can play in terms of fulfilling emission reduction objectives.
8.30-11.10 am, Thursday 6 May 2010

Written by CIO New Zealand03 May 10 22:00

Prepare for ‘acute’ ICT skills shortage

Demand for long-term ICT contractor roles remain subdued, though the increase in short-term assignments and growing demand for business analysts suggest the ICT job market is picking up, reports Manpower Professional.
Matt Love-Smith, business manager of the Christchurch-based company, says there is more demand for business analysts who focus on research and requirements gathering at the start of a project.

Written by CIO New Zealand03 May 10 22:00

Register NOW for the CIO Summit

The CIO Summit, New Zealand’s premier, two-day gathering for ICT leaders, will be held on July 20 and 21 at the SkyCity Convention Centre.
Those who register and pay by 5 pm on 8 June 2010 for the CIO Summit can save $300 and enter the prize draw for a trip for two to Rarotonga. To register for the CIO Summit, click here.

Written by CIO New Zealand26 April 10 22:00

Salaries of project managers buck recession

Project managers, instead of suffering income losses as with many other professionals, are earning more than they were two years ago before the height of the recession, reports the Project Management Institute.
The global median salary for project management practitioners is now US$90,260, with those holding Management Professional (PMP) credentials earning upwards of US$10,000 more than those without, in certain countries, reports PMI in its sixth Project Management Salary Survey.

Written by CIO New Zealand26 April 10 22:00

Microsoft launches promo for Internet Explorer 8

Microsoft New Zealand launches today a competition that offers New Zealanders the opportunity to win daily prizes using Internet Explorer 8 Web Slice.
Microsoft says the competition is highly interactive and is fronted by a character called Explorer Kev. Kev will tip players off on the best times to enter via updates on Twitter and Facebook, and will randomly give away Prezzy cards to friends and followers.

Written by CIO New Zealand11 April 10 22:00