Local IT firms could get better productivity out of new employees if they improved on their position descriptions and induction processes, says a local IT recruitment company.
Stories by Ulrika Hedquist, Computerworld
Full roll-out of the Auckland Supercity ERP system will be completed in August 2011 at a cost of $62.3 million, according to Auckland Transition Agency documents.
TVNZ has finally confirmed market rumours that it is buying a share in TiVo in A/NZ and bringing the platform to New Zealand.
The third Webstock conference kicks off today in Wellington. Event director Natasha Hall says there was a two-year gap between the first two conferences, but Webstock is now an annual event.
The thought of installing an in-house video-conferencing room may appeal to some companies, but the installation cost can be high, particularly in the current economic climate.
The Companies Office is embracing Web 2.0 technologies to get information out to the public. The government agency has been on Facebook for a while, and from the start of this year it is also on the online message service Twitter.
Wellington IBM senior IT architect Mike Goddard learnt new ways of doing business during his work experience in Tanzania. He also became aware of new business ideas in the mobile space.
Macworld seemed to be slower this year than last, but there was still a lot of interest in the iPhone, says Polar Bear Farm’s Layton Duncan, who exhibited at the conference.
It is that time of year again, but before we head off to beaches and baches for the holidays, I thought this would be the perfect time to sum up the past 12 months here at Toybox headquarters, and at the same time give you some Christmas gift inspiration. Below is my top-five list of toys and gadgets that have passed through since January.
Hewlett-Packard’s newly released Mini 1000 netbook is a stylish little number. The first thing I noticed about it was the swirl pattern design on the lid, and when picking it up, its lightness.
Start-up human resources and payroll system ERMLive has got off to a great start after launching in New Zealand in March and has already signed contracts worth over $1 million, says its chief executive, Donald Hastie. Christchurch-based ERMLive secured a big Australian customer in its first year, 2005, and developed the original application for that customer. That customer has since implemented the system in Melbourne, Scotland, India and Singapore. One of the benefits of the application is that it is a multi-geography payroll solution, says Hastie.
If Navman’s S150 Platinum device, reviewed last week, is the most stylish-looking of in-car GPS navigation devices available today, TomTom’s One navigation device is the smallest and cutest.
The Xtra brand is gradually being dumped from all Telecom marketing material. While the email side of the Xtra brand has been swallowed by Yahoo, as YahooXtra, the company’s broadband services have now been progressively renamed Telecom Broadband.