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We’re spending more on tech, not as much as Australians

Gartner says New Zealand technology spending will be $11.8 billion in 2017. That’s up 2.7 percent from 2016. It’s also a lot higher than last year’s forward looking forecast from Gartner. The total spend is forecast to pass $12 billion in 2018. Communications services is the top technology category in New Zealand. Customers will spend a total […]

Don Christie says global IT giants all take, no give with New Zealand

Don Christie writes in the New Zealand Herald Global IT companies are taking profit here and putting nothing back: An organisation I co-chair, NZRise, has been looking at the problem. We represent New Zealand owned digital companies who generate jobs and good incomes for tens of thousands of Kiwis. Our research shows Facebook, Google, Amazon […]

New Zealand passes Australia in ITU global ICT development index

New Zealand moved three places up the International Telecommunications Union global ICT developement index. Today it is 13. In the 2015 index New Zealand was 16. The ITU index compares the information economy in different countries compare. It lets countries benchmark themselves against others and highlights areas that need improvement. It also stimulates policy debate within […]

New Zealand companies and government tenders

“Why don’t New Zealand companies win government tenders?” asks Ian Apperley at the IITP Techblog. He writes about the institutional bias government departments and agencies have when it comes to buying technology. More often than not they’ll choose an overseas supplier when there are perfectly good and better value alternatives available here in New Zealand. […]

Global Innovation Index says New Zealand lags Australia

According to the 2014 Global Innovation Index New Zealand has fallen behind Australia. New Zealand is now ranked 18, down one place from last year. Meanwhile Australia moved from 19 to 17. Switzerland is number one and the UK is in second place.  As its name suggests, the Index, published by Cornell University, Insead and […]