Stories by David Watson

Endace brings manufacturing back to New Zealand

New Zealand-based security and network monitoring equipment vendor Endace is to bring its manufacturing operation back to New Zealand, after outsourcing it to Singapore in the early 2000s. In a statement today, Endace announced that it has partnered with Christchurch-based GPC Electronics in a contract manufacturing deal.

Renaissance MD Paul Johnston resigns

Renaissance managing director Paul Johnston has resigned following the company’s downgrading of its guidance for its full-year profit. On Wednesday, Renaissance announced that it had revised its guidance for the full-year result from a projected $1.7-$2 million to $700,000.

Green shoots emerge in IT recruitment market

Steve Martin, professional and technical director at Kelly Services, says signs of a recovery in employment in the short term are limited, but that “we’re beginning to see some emerging developments that may point to increased activity in the final quarter of this year, with stronger growth in 2010”. The developments are particularly evident in the telecommunications sector, Martin says, where “a growing number of projects have resulted in an increase in recruitment needs for a variety of roles, from helpdesk support to business analysts”.