Stories by Ulrika Hedquist

The cloud brings freedom to workers, but also risk

People are increasingly relying on their internet-connected devices for information, both in their personal and professional life. But be aware of the dangers of this new way of working, says Ian Apperley, director of cloud consultants Isis Group.

VMware to expand local team

VMware will open up two or three new roles in New Zealand that will focus on end-user computing, mobility and bring your own device, according to Duncan Bennet, vice president and managing director of VMware Australia and New Zealand.

Revived IT projects challenged by skills gap

There are signs that the recession is loosening its tight grip on IT projects within companies. Recruitment firm Manpower is seeing an increasing demand for business analysts, whose research and scoping skills are typically required at the first stages of a project. That indicates an increase in the number of projects about to kick off, says Matt Love-Smith, business manager of Manpower Professional in Christchurch.

Audio giant Bose lays trade complaint against Phitek

American audio equipment company Bose has made a complaint to the International Trade Commission in Washington over the alleged infringement of two headphone patents by local company Phitek and its customers Panasonic, Audio-Technica and Creative.

Don't blog bile, says Microsoft blogger

Blogger and developer Scott Hanselman, a Microsoft U.S. senior program manager working out of his home office in Portland, shared some tips on how to make blogs more successful at the Tech Ed conference last week. In his presentation "How to make your blog suck less," Hanselman listed some obvious and less obvious tips for bloggers.

HP enters the mini-notebook market

Weighing in at 1.2 KG, Hewlett-Packard's 2133 Mini-Note PC is heavier than the Eee 701 PC, but it features a much bigger hard drive (my review unit has a 120GB hard drive that spins at 7200 rpm), more memory and, at 8.9 inches, a slightly bigger screen.